Hubbard Elementary School

Family Newsletter - April 2022

Happy Friday!

Hubbard Families,

We are preparing for assessments, after school events, and lots of fun at the end of the year! Below, please see the "Important Dates" section to prepare for all of the great opportunities for students and families!

We have assessments coming up for all students. If you have questions about your child's assessment dates, please reach out to the teacher(s). Here are district and state level assessments we are preparing for:

  • IRI - Idaho Reading Indicator is for all students in Idaho that are kindergarten - 3rd grade. This assessment will happen early May.
  • ISIP - Istation Indicator of Progress is for kindergarten - 5th grade students and is an early reading screener and diagnostic. This assessment is taken monthly (September-May) as a progress report of growth in reading.
  • ISAT - ISAT Comprehensive Assessment System is the state assessment for 3rd-8th and 10th grade students in reading/writing and math. Our 3rd grade students will be taking this during the end of April and early May.
  • IReady - iReady Math Diagnostic is an adaptive math assessment that our kindergarten - 3rd grade students take three times a year. The next diagnostic will happen during the first few weeks of May.

Our teachers and staff work hard to prepare students for assessments while also spacing assessments out so that it's not all during the same day or week. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher as sleep, breakfast, and positive support is always a great way to helps students to prepare for the assessments!

Parents, if you would like to submit a teacher consideration for your child next year, please fill out this form. Entries are accepted until Friday, April 28

Warmest wishes to all,

Justine Burgess


Important Dates

  • Wednesday, April 20: Kindergarten Open House
  • Thursday, April 21: Dice & Dominoes Math Family Night with free dinner!
  • Thursday, April 21st: Math Family Night
  • May 2-6: Teacher & Nurse Appreciation Week
  • Thursday, May 5: Day of Awesomeness *THIS IS A CHANGE*
  • Friday, May 13: No School - Staff Professional Development
  • Wednesday, May 18: 2nd & 3rd Grade Family Dance Night
  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day - No School
  • Thursday, June 2: Last Day of School, Family Picnic

Teacher & Nurse Appreciation Week

We have some dedicated and loving teachers at Hubbard! The week of May 2-6 is a week to celebrate and show love to these teachers and ALL staff who support our Timberwolf Students!

The Parent Advisory Committee has been working hard to prepare for some fun activities and food. If you would like to sign up to bring any items that week, please use this sign up:

Staff and students will have a week of themed dress up!

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Parent Advisory Committee

The PAC is excited to plan and provide more activities for students and families! The committee has plans for a few events this spring to bring our Timberwolf family together. Here are a few details about some of the upcoming events.

Popcorn Fundraiser

  • Date: May 20
  • 0.50 per bag of popcorn
  • Raise funds for family nights

Dice and Dominoes Math Night

  • Thursday, April 21st
  • Family Math Night
  • Math games with dice
  • Dinner provided - Domino's pizza

Are you interested in providing feedback regarding school policies, brainstorm ideas for school wide events, be involved with school based decisions and more? Please email me, Mrs. Burgess, at if you are interested in joining our PAC!

Hubbard Happenings!

Illness Information for KSD and Hubbard

COVID Notifications Update

New policies adopted by the board of trustees that went into effect March 28, 2022

  1. Make masks optional and encourage, but not require, their use when we have high outbreaks of illness.

  2. Eliminate COVID decision tree and use Student Handbook on illness. Stay home when ill and/or test to stay with symptoms.

  3. If a person has tested positive for COVID-19, follow current CDC protocols.

  4. Continue to help families and staff with testing as long as we have funds available to do so.

  5. Stop using our data dashboard and provide our community and staff with a link to the State of Idaho’s data dashboard.

March Student Spotlights!

This month, in addition to responsibility, math growth, and reading growth, we celebrated students who stand out for Appropriate Actions! Congratulations to these hard working students!

Open Enrollment Now Open

Families currently enrolled and/or interested in applying for open enrollment will need to complete the online application by April 30th. Families will be notified in May regarding whether their application can be granted.



Welcome New Kindergarten Students!

We're excited to welcome our incoming Timberwolf students in August of 2022! Registration is now open, click here for more information to register!

Open House: April 20

This will be time to tour Hubbard, meet the teachers, and get excited for the fall!

To schedule a time for the open house and to have your incoming kindergartner take a screener, please call our office at 208-922-1007.

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Cultivating Readers

At Hubbard, we are cultivating readers. Our school takes part in a state funded improvement project to train our teachers to make their reading instruction even better. Over the next few newsletters, we'll share information about the essential parts of the Science of Reading and how you can support your reader at home.

We will dig into each part of reading, explain what it means, and offer a video link modeling how you can support your child at home. We will also offer resources for those of you who would like to take a deep dive into the topic. Here is a link to Reading 101: A Guide for Parents.

We are happy to answer any questions you have in regards to reading. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Cultivating Readers Team

Mary Beth Hanson, kindergarten teacher

Nicole Backhaus, special education teacher

Andrea Willadsen, instructional coach

Justine Burgess, principal

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Staff Spotlights

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

District link for weekly breakfast and lunch menus: Link Here

*Menus are subject to change if food supplies do not arrive on time.*

Bell Schedule

**Every Wednesday, students will be released at 1:30**

Doors Open: 8:30

First Bell: 8:50

Dismissal Bell: 3:35


When students arrive to campus, they may eat breakfast in the cafeteria or go outside. Supervision does not start until 8:30 by school staff.

Kuna School District Parent Newsletter March 4

For updated information from our school district, click this button!

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Office Hours & Contact

Our office is open daily from 8:00-4:00. Please call us at 208-922-1007 if you have questions or if there are changes to your child's schedule or information.

Office Manager: Tara Whitney

As a school, we will be using Blackboard as our mass communication tool, which is a district tool. If you have questions, please email your child's teacher or office manager, Tara Whitney.