September Parent Newsletter 2.0
September 11, 2022
Note from the Principal's Desk
Happy Grandparent's Day! We enjoyed welcoming parents to visit classrooms for pastries with parents Friday! Thank you to all the parents who donated donuts and juice for our event.
PTA has organized an energized walk to school day this Wednesday! We hope you can join us! The map and information is in this newsletter.
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming the week of September 19th! This year, say hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. (Cash will still be accepted) If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/huntleyhillselementary
Please consider kindly donating to a collaborative eWallet for low-income students to access, so every student can bring home a book! Funds will be allocated via teacher discretion. Thank you for your generosity!
Students in grades K-2, have begun bringing their Read Every Day (RED) folders home this past week to review letters, phonics, sight words, and read a book every night for 20 minutes. Please support your child with their RED folder!
Students in grades 3-5 will begin a multiplication challenge this week. Please work with your child on their multiplication facts daily. Students can use IXL to practice.
Our literacy team has completed running records to determine reading levels. See the chart below to understand reading levels. Unsure of your child's reading level... Just ask your child's teacher!
Important dates this week:
Walk to School Day!
Chamblee HS Level III class 5:30pm-6:30pm
PreK and Kindergarten Grandparent's Luncheon
Progress reports go home
Dot Day-wear polka dots
Hispanic Heritage month kick off!
September 19-23-Book Fair!
September 21-International Day of Peace
September 22-Family STEM Night!
PAC elections are coming soon! Please email Dr. Ford a picture and bio if you have declared to run for a parent seat.
As always, if your child is feeling sick please keep him/her home. Notify Nurse Khan if your child or someone in the home has tested positive at email@example.com.
Proud to Serve,
Mia Ford, Principal
Huntley Hills Announcements
Attending a field trip or working with students this year?
Chamblee Cluster Level III Volunteer Class
Date: September 14, 2022
Where: Chamblee High School
Finger printing/Background check-required
DeKalb Schools Public Safety Department
5861 Memorial Drive Stone Mountain, GA. 30083
The hours of operation for fingerprinting and ID Cards are:
8:00 AM – 12:15 PM and 1:00 – 3:45 PM – Monday through Thursday
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Friday. (1:00 PM – 3:45 PM on Fridays is reserved for ID Card pick up only)
In abundance of caution of the COVID-19 Pandemic, please call 678-676-1810 to schedule your background check.
You will need:
· The original completed application
· A state approved identification such as a driver’s license
· $41 in cash or money order
· $10 ID Badge Renewal
· $5 to replace your ID Badge
Documents to print are below!
**Note that this training is not required for the vast majority of volunteer roles at HHES. If you sign up to volunteer at HHES, we would alert you well in advance if it was a Level 3 role.
Walk to School Day-September 14, 2022
Join us September 14th at one of our two starting locations for Walk/Roll to School day!
Together with Safe Routes to School Georgia, we are encouraging our kids to be more physically active, practice pedestrian safety skills, and to reduce pollution, traffic congestion and speed near the school.
Meet at 7:15am at either:
1. Huntley Hills Swim and Tennis Club OR
2. Admiral Dr/ Longview Dr roundabout
Join us upon arrival at the school marquee for a treat - sponsored by Jake Ottoson of State Farm, Chamblee!
Scholastic Book Fair September 19-23, 2022
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way! When students choose their own books, it empowers and inspires them to become bolder, prouder, and stronger readers.
AND… as always, every book they buy earns rewards for our school.
Read the attached letter and visit our website to know about the Fair, which will take place from Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23, 2022 in the Media Center.
Principal, Huntley Hills Elementary School
Students can wear a polka dot shirt on Thursday!
Can you be a Reading Buddy?
We need YOU! Buddies choose a time to come to the school every week. They are assigned to one class where they help small groups of students work on reading/literacy skills. Everything you need to know will be communicated in a training session! It is so powerful to help students gain the confidence and ability to read well and succeed in life!
Join the team at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fafa923a0fdc52-join
Bad Daddy's Spirit Night!
You’re invited to support Huntley Hills Elementary School Thursday September 29th by dining in or ordering from Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar - Chamblee! Please mention HHES when you place your order so that our sweet students and faculty can benefit from Bad Daddy’s generous support. Thank you!
Facebook link: https://fb.me/e/3v6eTlBqz
September Spirit Night at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar - Chamblee
5070 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
4pm - close
Dine-in, Pick-up or Delivery!
Publix is Now Open!
Chamblee Publix is OPEN!! Support Huntley Hills ES when you shop! Follow these simple & quick instructions to get set up -
Visit publix.com/partners to join the *free* Club Publix. Log in to your account. Select 'My Publix Partner' in your profile and choose Huntley Hills Elementary. Enter your phone number every time you check out, or pay with the Publix app.
These funds make a difference for our students! Thank you for joining!
Fall 2022 Principal Advisory Council (PAC) Elections Candidates
Save the dates
September 11-Patriot day and Grandparents Day
September 14-Walk to School Day
September 15-PreK and Kindergarten Grandparents Luncheon
September 15-Dot Day
September 19-23-Book Fair
September 20th-27th-PAC elections begin
September 21-International Day of Peace
September 22-STEM Family Night!
September 25-Rosh Hashanah at sunset
September 29-Bad Daddy's Spirit Night!
October 3-Picture Day! (new date)
October 7-Teacher Workday- no school for students
October 10-No school
October 20-Hispanic Heritage Night
What's happening @ the Hills?
ESOL & Montessori Parent Meeting Presentation
Pastries for Parents
Principal's Book of the Month
STEM Day Egg Drop Challenge
Annual Title 1 Meeting
DCSD Announcement-Student Meals-Repeat
Meals at no cost are no longer in effect for school year 2022-2023. Students who do not qualify for free and reduced meal benefits will be required to pay for breakfast and lunch meals this year. Parents are encouraged to complete a Free & Reduced Meal application (SchoolCafe.com).
Students who attend a school that participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) are eligible for breakfast and lunch at no charge. Parents do not need to complete an application to qualify for meals at CEP schools. SY 22-23 Meal Prices.
Huntley Hills Run club will be for grades 2-5. We will run for 10 weeks first semester and 10 weeks in second semester. The first 60 students will be accepted. We will run on Tuesday’s and have a tentative start date of September 6, 2022.
When is practice? Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30
What should I bring? Sneakers, water bottle, and sunscreen (optional)
Where will we practice? Field and the gym
How can I sign up? Go online to: https://events.hakuapp.com/events/de24083aec91336f86bd/partners?source=other.
First, scroll down to find Huntley Hills Tigers Run Club. Next, select Huntley Kilometer Kids Team participant Fall 2022. Please fill out the information. Please complete the registration and waiver by Friday, September 2, 2022. In addition, fill out the form below and return it to Coach Fears.
Spanish Club with Ms.V illanueva
First Semester: Grades K, 1 and 2
First semester Spanish Club dates: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 and 11/17 2022.
Hello Huntley Hills friends and parents! Before school Spanish Club with Ms. Villanueva will begin on Thursday 9/22/22. The first 15 students who have signed up using the sign up Genius link provided will have the opportunity to explore their interests and talents learning Spanish in this fun and exciting club.
Spanish Club will be split into two (2) sessions. First semester session will be open to students in K, 1st and 2nd grades, and second semester session will be open to 3rd,4th, and 5th grade students.
During Spanish Club, our focus will be in what we have learned or are currently learning in Spanish Class and Spanish games. Come ready to have some fun.
Thank you for your support of Spanish Club, and for allowing your child to foster his or her interests in learning Spanish. Please feel free to contact me with any
further questions or concerns. It’s going to be an awesome, fun year of learning Spanish!
Spanish Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
String 4th & 5th Grade
Hello Strings Families!
My name is Mr. Harrison and I am the strings teacher at Huntley Hills, Montgomery, and Ashford Park Elementary Schools. We are so excited to have you in strings this year! Please see the list of required equipment for class.
If your student is unsure of their schedule for the day and whether or not they have strings that day, please have them just bring the instrument to school anyways so they don’t show up to class empty handed.
Required Material Instrument (violin, viola, cello or bass) Bow for your instrument Rosin (for your instrument type violin, viola, cello, or bass) Shoulder rest (violin and viola only) Rock stop or strap (cello and bass) Essential elements book 1 (4th grade) Essential elements book 1 and 2 (5th grade) Folder or binder with empty sleeves Pencil Please RENT your instrument and DO NOT BUY as you will grow a lot and need a bigger instrument quickly!
Please do not get an instrument from the internet as most are very poorly set up and impossible to play. Set your student up for success with a quality rental instrument. Many string shops have rent-to-own programs for students.
Local Rental Shop Recommendations Ronald Sachs Violins Atlanta Violins Beau Vinci Violins For any families in need of a school instrument, please fill out the Musical Instrument Loan Agreement form sent home with your student and an instrument will be provided. This is on a first come first serve basis, so please return this quickly.
Communication: Stay Connected!
School Dojo: The school code is here to receive message from the school (text messages from Dr. Ford)
Weekly Tiger Talk: https://bit.ly/2lDsxMW (emails from PTA/school)
School Messenger-See flyer below to opt-in to receive text messages/emails from DCSD (text messages/emails from DCSD)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/huntleyhills?lang=en (follow me)
PTA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/huntleyhillselementary/ (follow PTA)
President Elect-Amanda Hallamandamacy.email@example.com
Principal Advisory Council Chair-Upcoming
School Counselor (504's)-Sonya Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
MTSS (RTI)- Melissa Mintern email@example.com
Registrar (registration & withdrawals)-Cassonia Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Title I Parent Liaison (Spanish)-Rebeca Arbona email@example.com
Nurse-Faiza Khan firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal & Testing coordinator-Camille Jones email@example.com
Principal-Mia Ford firstname.lastname@example.org