Falcon News

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December 01, 2015

Living and Learning the Falcon Way

HEB ISD Core Messages

1. Students are responsible for their learning.

2. Quality teachers and effective schools are essential to students’ learning.

3. Parents and patrons are vital partners in the educational process.

4. A safe environment for every student and employee is a prerequisite to learning.

5. Decisions and actions, at all levels, focus and support effective student learning.

Vision and Mission

Vision We are the ones empowering students to perform with excellence.

Mission As a Hurst Hills Falcon, I will soar to excellence, by showing respect and responsibility, and challenging myself to reach my goals.

Arrival Reminders!

Parents, This month's reminder is for general safety processes during arrival at school.

These reminders apply to all students dropped off at the front of the school.

  • Doors open at 7:15, there is not adult supervision before this time.
  • The tardy bell rings and front door automatically locks at 8:00. To avoid a tardy, please drop off by 7:50. Students dropped off after 7:50 are not guaranteed to make it to class by 8:00. A student is tardy if they are not in class when the bell rings.
  • Please stay in your car when dropping off your child. If you need to get out to help them, park in a designate area and walk. Never park/leave your car in the drop off lane.
  • Please use the crosswalk if you park and walk to the front doors. All adults model safety for our students.
  • Pull forward as directed. Your child may need to walk to the front door from the start or end of the covered walk. This is a safe area.
  • Obey staff members as they wave you forward or direct you to stop, especially our crossing guard and our Watchdog volunteers.
  • Do not stop on the crosswalk. This must remain clear at all times.
  • Stay in the drop off lane and pull forward until you can exit, do not cross through the cones.
  • Absolutely no students will be allowed to exit a car from the center drive-through lane. This is for moving traffic only.
  • The exit on to Billie Ruth from the circle drive is RIGHT TURN ONLY. Please obey this procedure to help with the flow of traffic. You can turn left on Oakwood and then left on Livingston to avoid traffic jams.
  • If you drop off on Billie Ruth, please do not have your student cross Billie Ruth on their own.
  • Smile! It shouldn't take more than 5 minutes to drive through and drop off your child!

We appreciate your help with this procedure!

School Spirit Days!

We've got spirit, yes we do!

We would like our students to show their school spirit by wearing their school shirt or special attire on the following designated days:

December 4: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

December 11: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

December 17: Wear Holiday shirts!

December 18: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

January 8: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

January 15: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

January 21: College Colors Day! Report Cards go Home

January 22: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

January 30: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

Important Dates

November 31-December 4: Book Fair

December 1: Writing DBA Grade 4

Mooyah Night

Book Fair open until 7:00 PM

December 4 CKPK Library Field Trip

December 7-17 Holiday Shop

December 8: Reading CBA Grade 5

December 10: Picture Make Up Day (This is a date change!)

December 14: Progress Reports

Spelling Bee in cafeteria at 8:15

Bell Station Show Choir Holiday Performance in gym at 2:00

December 16: Hurst Junior High Band and Choir Holiday Performance in gym at 12:00 PM

December 17: Santa Visits Hurst Hills in circle drive at 8:30 am

December 18: Holiday Parties: PK and Kinder @ 1:45/1-6 @ 2:00

Last day of school for 2015! Enjoy your winter break!

January 4: Back to School

January 12: Family Science Night 6:00 pm

Reading CBA Grades 3,6

Math CBA Grade 2

Science CBA Grade 4,5

January 14: PTA General Meeting 6:30 pm

January 15:Half Day: Noon Dismissal

Geography Bee in Cafeteria at 8:30 am

End 3rd Six Weeks End first Semester

January 18: No School/Teacher Workday Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 20: Math CBA Grades 3,4,6

January 22: Falcon Award Picnics Third Six Weeks

Student Attendance Critical

Please make an effort to have students at school every day, on time, and all day!

Tardy and early release can take their toll on student learning. Students are working hard from 8-3 every day to get what they need for a year of academic progress. When a student misses even a few minutes at the beginning or end of a day they can miss critical pieces of information that assist in understanding a concept.

Missing entire days can disrupt experiences that are needed for learning. That is why the state of Texas requires that students attend school at least 90% of the school year to be considered for promotion. According to TX Education Code, a doctor's note is required if a personal absence exceeds 4 consecutive days or if a student is absent more than 8 days in a semester.

Thank you for supporting your students by valuing attendance as a critical part of learning!

Picture Make Up Day is December 10th! Please note: this is a date change

Parent University: For parents of children ages 3-5

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Can we help?

Are you in a transitional living situation due to financial hardship or loss of housing?

· Doubled-up with friends or family

· Living in a hotel or motel

· Living in a shelter

· Living in a car or unsheltered

There are services to help you! Call HEBISD Family Support Services 817-399-3470!

How to Volunteer at Hurst Hills

Volunteers are welcome and needed at Hurst Hills! If you want to volunteer, please go to the district web site and find the red apple. Click and follow the directions for the Volunteers system. You must have cleared the volunteer system to attend a field trip, be a watchdog, or help with school events. It can take some time, so sign up now! Returning volunteers should renew every 12 months. Click below to go directly to the volunteer page.

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