Hornet Herald

March 4th

Happy Friday!

Thank you to all of you who joined us for our 2nd grade concert. All of our 2nd graders, Mrs. Miles and Mrs. Ramirez put on a wonderful show!

Our 3rd grade concert has been rescheduled to March 17th 7-8pm at Hockinson High School.

We are looking forward to all of the upcoming grade level concerts.

Read below for information on:

Spring Conferences

Our TK Program for next year

Jelly Bean Contest in our Library

Snow Make-up Day

Volunteer Opportunity

Classified Appreciation Week

Spring Conferences

We have spring conferences March 28th - April 1st.

Students will be released at 11:15am every day that week.

Your child's classroom teacher will be contacting you soon to schedule a conference.

Transitional Kindergarten

Our 53 TK students are having an amazing experience this year. It’s time to start planning for our Transitional Kindergarten program for the 2022-2023 school year.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a kindergarten-like program for children who will be 4 years-old before August 31, 2022. TK students will participate in a regular school day, like other grades, free of charge. All of the teachers are certificated and will be teaching to the TK standards aimed at getting students ready for kindergarten the following year.

If you have a child that meets these requirements, please fill out the following form by March 18th.

Transitional Kindergarten Form

After you fill out the form, you will get a call from our office to schedule a screening with your child that will take about 30 minutes. In May, we will have an information night for families who qualify to present the program, talk with the TK teachers, and answer any questions. We look forward to having another amazing group next year.

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Snow Make-up Day

Our snow make-up day will be June 16th.

A Volunteer Opportunity

Are you interested in sharing your hobby with students at HHES? We are looking for volunteers to lead clubs at HHES. Please complete and submit the form by March 11th.

* Clubs will start the week of April 18th and will run for 4-6 weeks

* Clubs will run one day a week from 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm on Mondays or Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.

* If you are interested in adjusting your meeting time and meeting more than once a week, we will figure out a plan to accommodate you.

All volunteers will be required to adhere to HSD guidelines.

With your support, we would love to offer these opportunities to our Hockinson Community.

If you have any questions, please email bess.colpron@hocksd.org or call Bess Colpron at (360) 448-6420

Club Proposal Form

Classified Appreciation Week

March 7th - 11th is Classified Appreciation Week. Our classified employees are an essential part of our school community. Please join us in appreciating them this week.

Upcoming Reminders


Character Trait: Honesty

March 17th 3rd Grade Concert

March 24th 1st Grade Concert

March 28th - April 1st 3 Hour Early Release Conference Week

March 28th - April 1st Spirit Week


Character Trait: Perseverance

April 4th - 8th Spring Break

April 12th Spring Pictures

April 19th Multicultural night



March 10th Zoom Meeting @ 7:00pm

March 25th Spirit Wear Day


April 14th PWT In person meeting @ 7:00pm

April 29th Spirit Wear Day

Water Bottles Reminder

Please send your child to school with a refillable water bottle each day. Students will be drinking from these water bottles throughout the day, as our drinking fountains will not be accessible due to COVID precautions.

Are you interested in Volunteering?

If you would like to volunteer at one of our HSD schools please fill out the HSD Volunteer Application and return it to any school office or the district office.

All volunteers will be required to adhere to the following requirements (volunteer athletic coaches will continue to follow the current DOH requirements for coaches):

- Properly wear a mask at all times while on the school campus

- Conduct a Covid-19 test through our HSD testing service each morning before volunteering (at home tests are not accepted for this purpose).

Verification of Covid-19 testing will be completed when signing in at the school front office.

Hockinson Heights Elementary

All students will be proficient in reading by the end of second grade and maintain proficiency until the end of fifth grade, because we believe reading is the key for all students to achieve their dreams.