Falcon News

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May 1, 2016

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.

Thank you for a great year!

To our Wonderful Families,


I would like to take this time to let you know how much I appreciate your support of the students and staff of Hurst Hills Elementary. I have enjoyed the opportunity for another year to serve you and your children as principal of Hurst Hills. I am the luckiest principal, because Falcons truly pull together as a team to grow our children in amazing ways every day! Have a wonderful summer; and I look forward to seeing everyone at returning student registration on July 27 or August 2nd.


It is always a pleasure,


Beth Sanders, Principal

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:


May 6: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

May 13: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt

or Dollar Day: Bring a dollar and dress like your favorite superhero! Dress code still applies.

May 19: Field Day PK-2 Grades

May 20: Field Day 3-6 Grades

May 24: Falcon Fanatics! Spirit Day: School Shirt!

May 25: College Colors Day: Report Cards Go Home...Last Day of School

NEED SPIRIT GEAR?

Students can purchase Falcon Spirit Gear on certain Fridays during their lunch period throughout the remainder of the school year. There are T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Spirit Sticks, and various other items for sale at the table.


May 13 Last day to buy for this school year!

Important Dates

May 3: PTA General Meeting and choir program (Final meeting for 2015-16 school year)

May 9-11: STAAR Testing - Campus will be closed to visitors

May 9: STAAR Math Grades 3,4,6 and Grade 5 retest

May 10: STAAR Reading Grades 3,4,6 and grade 5 retest

May 11: STAAR Science Grade 5

May 13: Morris Brother's bullying awareness program:

PK-2 8:30-9:15

3-6 9:30-10:15

May 14: Run for Hope

May 16: Talent Show Auditions Grades K-3/ 3:30-5:30 PM

May 17: Talent Show Auditions Grades 4-6/ 3:30-5:30 PM

End of Year PTA Family Picnic 5:30-7:30

May 18: Falcon Choir Field Trip to NRH2O

May 19: Field Day PK-2/ 12-2:30 PM

May 20: Field Day 3-6/ 8:30-2:30

May 23: Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 3:30-5:00 PM

May 24: Talent Show 7:00-8:00 PM in cafeteria

May 25: Last Day of School - Noon Dismissal

Final Report Cards Go Home at noon

July 27: Returning Student Registration (Opportunity 1) 2:00-7:00 PM in cafeteria

Aug 2: Returning Student Registration (Opportunity 2) 8:00 am-5:00 pm in cafeteria

August 3: New Student Registration 2:00 pm-7:00 pm in cafeteria

August 18: Meet the Teacher Night 5:30-6:30 PM

August 19: PTA Back to School Swim Social at Bedford Splash!

August 22: First Day of School! The school day begins at 7:50 this year!!


Please check this calendar often as dates may be added or information may change!

See End of Year Award Ceremonies below

STAAR Testing

Our campus will be STAAR Testing the following dates:


  • May 9: Math Grades 3,4,6 and 5th grade re-testers.
  • May 10: Reading Grades 3,4,6, and 5th grade re-testers
  • May 11: Science Grade 5


No visitors will be allowed past the office these three days. Please plan accordingly for breakfast and lunch times, conferences etc. There will be no tutoring or after school activities these days.

Run For Hope

Saturday, May 14th, 9pm

1501 Central Drive

Bedford, TX


You can join the "Hurst Hills Falcons" team at:

https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/RaceGroup-251150?raceId=14494


10K 8:00 am

5K 8:30 am

1 mile Fun Run 9:30 am


Prizes:

$1000 Elementary School w/ most participants


Elementary Students receive a fantastic, reflective wrist snap bracelet when they register and can participate in 'filling the course' at their school by adding their name to a star placed on an poster of the Race Course.


TIMES & LOCATIONS FOR PACKET PICK UP:

  • Tuesday, May 10 & Wednesday, May 11
    Pennington Field, 2pm-6pm


  • Thursday, May 12 & Friday, May 13
    Luke’s Locker Southlake, 10am-7pm
    1081 E Southlake Blvd, #160, Southlake

Falcon End of Year Award Ceremonies! *Mark your Calendars*

Families are welcome to come to the awards ceremonies! Please remember that you must sign in with a valid ID to attend school functions during the day.


Pre-K - May 19 @ 11:00 in classroom

Kinder - May 17 @ 1:30 in cafeteria

First - May 17 @ 8:45 in classrooms

Second - May 23 @ 1:30 in classrooms

Third - May 24 @ 8:30 in cafeteria

Fourth - May 23 @ 8:30 in cafeteria

Fifth - May 23 @ 1:30 in cafeteria

Sixth - May 25 @ 8:15 in cafeteria

**Arrival and Dismissal Procedures Reminder for Redbud lot**

Please observe drop off and pick up procedures for safety!


It is important that, if you are dropping off your student in the Redbud lot, you observe the bus signs. Please stop and wait until the buses stop sign is off before passing a bus.


Please do not pull between buses in the Redbud lot. If you drop off in the Redbud lot at 7:15, for safety reasons, the buses need to unload in a specific area of the lot with no cars between them.

Dress Code

As the days become warmer, a reminder of specific dress code information is needed:


  • Clothing that exposes large areas of skin (see-through garments, cutouts or holes in jeans, slacks, dresses, skirts, tank tops, etc.) are not permitted


  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be worn no shorter than mid-thigh length


  • Biking shorts/tights are not to be worn, unless under shorts/skirts/dresses that are no shorter than mid-thigh length. Tunic-style shirts should be worn with leggings.


  • Parents may be called to bring a change of clothes to school if a student does not meet the dress code.

An Abundance of Food

North East Emergency Distribution (NEED) is a non-profit which helps people with food and electricity. They only help people in the HEB school district. They are located at 424 W Bedford Euless Rd.


At this time, they have an overabundance of food and would like to make sure all families know this is available if they need help. If you know of anyone in this area that needs help, please pass this information on.

Texas Math Resources for Families

The site includes an overview of the TEKS at each Grade Level (click on the Grade Level link at the top), along with related activities or website links. The Media Materials link at the top includes a bookmark or brochure that informs parents about the site. Here is the link below:

Math4Texas: Helping Parents Understand the Math Standards


http://www.math4texas.org/Page/1

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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!

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