Hawk Headlines

Week of October 2nd-6th, 2023


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Campus Attendance Goal is 96.0%

This week our attendance was 96.66%.




Red Ribbon Week- October 23rd-27th

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

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Mrs. Ferrell

I am the Dyslexia Specialist at Herff and Kendall Elementary. I have been in education for

15 years serving in both general education and special education settings. I have provided

dyslexia services for the last 10 years of my career and find my role as a dyslexia

therapist very rewarding. I am a CALT (Certified Academic Language Therapist) and

Licensed Dyslexia Therapist with the State of Texas. In my free time, I enjoy spending

time with my husband, two dogs, and cat. I also like to travel, try new restaurants, and


Please reach out if you have any questions.

My email is marianne.ferrell@boerneisd.net.

Mrs. Dean

This is my 16th year in BISD and 26th year in education. I am

excited to provide intervention to some amazing kids at Herff ES. Outside of

school I enjoy yoga, hiking, cooking and reading.

Please contact me with questions. I can be reached via: E-mail: mitsue.dean@boerneisd.net

Mrs. Findley

Hello! This is my 10th year in education, and my first year supporting our bilingual dyslexia program at four elementary schools; Curington, Kendall, Fabra, and Herff. I have been part of Boerne ISD for five years and I love our amazing children. Outside of school, I love to go running around Boerne, playing with my two daughters and reading.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions: email: madian.findley@boerneisd.net, thank you!

¡Hola! Este es mi décimo año en educación y el primer año apoyando nuestro programa bilingüe de dislexia en cuatro escuelas primarias; Curington, Kendall, Fabra y Herff. He sido parte de Boerne ISD durante cinco años y amo a nuestros maravillosos niños. Fuera de la escuela, me encanta correr por Boerne, jugar con mis dos hijas y leer.

Comuníquese conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta: mi correo electrónico es: madian.findley@boerneisd.net, ¡gracias!


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Spirit Sticks- October 6th

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Trunk or Treat- October 20th

It's that time again for our 2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat!

This year, we will be located at the Herff Elementary lower parking lot. For those families that would like to participate with their vehicle, here are the rules:

  • 1 Space Per Family Please. Spots are not assigned
  • You will have access to the parking lot, 1 hour before the event begins (5pm)
  • Families are responsible for supplying your own candy/give-a-ways
  • Trunk-Or-Treat begins promptly at 6:00pm and no cars will be permitted to enter, nor leave the parking lot at this time.

Like last year, this is open to our extended Herff Community. Please feel free to let your neighbors, extended sports or church family know they are welcome to participate as well.

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Mrs. Burton's Bookends

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Boerne ISD Education Speaker Series

The next event in the Boerne ISD Parent and Community Education Speaker Series will take place on Tuesday, October 3rd from 6-7pm in the Boerne High School Auditorium.

The featured topic will be "Bullying: Signs and Symptoms".

The event is free and everyone is invited to attend.


Solar Eclipse- October 14th

Eclipses are captivating events that provide unique opportunities for learning and forming relationships with your children and community. Discover the science behind eclipses and find ways to engage with this celestial event here in Boerne, TX.


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Weekly Reminders

Lunch Visitors

Please note the following procedures that will be in place to help this process go smoothly.

  • Visitors MUST check in at the front office by presenting their ID and obtain a visitor's pass.
  • Visitors will be able to eat with their student outside in our courtyard. We have wonderful picnic tables. No friends or classmates will be able to join.
  • Visitors are not permitted to sit at the student tables with homeroom classes.
  • You are welcome to bring food for your student, but it cannot be shared with other classmates.
  • Visitors will NOT be able to walk with students back to their class after lunch.

Scheduled Lunch Times

Pre-K: 10:50-11:20 a.m.

Kindergarten: 10:15-10:45 a.m.

1st Grade: 10:45-11:15 a.m.

2nd Grade: 11:30-12:00 p.m.

3rd Grade: 11:25-11:55 a.m.

4th Grade: 12:15-12:45 p.m.

5th Grade: 12:45-1:15 p.m.

My Student Was Absent, Now What?

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Transportation Changes

In order to help dismissal run smoothly, all transportation changes should be communicated with the front office no later than 2:30 p.m. This allows time for these changes to be shared with teachers and students.

If you call after 2:30 p.m. the office will transfer you to the classroom, but it is possible the teacher may not answer if they are teaching.

Early Pickups

If you need to pick up your student(s) early from school you will need to do so by 2:45 p.m. After 2:45 p.m. classes are getting ready for dismissal and students can sometimes be difficult to locate.

Crosswalk Reminders

We have many of our Herff students who use the crosswalk on Esperanza Blvd. to travel to and from school. Student safety is of the utmost importance to us. Please remember the following during morning arrival and afternoon departure.

  • All vehicles should stop at the crosswalk when pedestrians are present.
  • Be on the lookout, especially in the mornings when it is still dark.
  • The crosswalk is also in the school zone, therefore all vehicles should adhere to the posted speed limit sign of 20 mph.

We appreciate your help in ensuring the safety of our students.

Officer Alex has been monitoring the crosswalk and will begin issuing citations this coming week.

Water Bottles

Please remember to send a water bottle with your child each day that is labeled with their name. We will have a water bottle filling station available for students to refill their water throughout the day if needed and an option for students if they do not have a water bottle.

Birthday Treats

We are excited to celebrate student birthdays at school this year. All birthday treats must be store-bought and individually wrapped if possible or in the original container from the store.

All foods brought to campus for special occasions such as birthdays MUST have an FDA approved label with ingredients and allergens legibly listed.

It is best to have treats delivered to the office by your child's lunch so they can be eaten in the afternoon.

Birthday Marquee Announcements

Don't forget to celebrate your student on their birthday with an announcement on our marquee! Please purchase your announcement at least two weeks prior to the birthday date. The child's first name only will run on the marquee for their birthday. All funds go to back to support our school!

Birthday Book Club

Starting this year, all Herff Hawks are invited to participate in our Birthday Book Club. When a $15 donation is made to the Herff Elementary Library for the Birthday Book Club, a new book will be placed in the library in your child’s honor. During his/her birthday month, your child will have the opportunity to personally select a book from a collection of new/uncirculated hardcover library books. A special “Birthday Book Club” bookplate featuring your child’s name, birthdate, and the year the book was donated will be placed in the front of the book of his/her choice, AND they will be the first person to check out the new book!

If you are interested in celebrating your child’s birthday in this way, please complete the

form below and return it to Mrs. Burton in the library.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Burton at



Helpful Links

Herff Family Playbook

This is a one-stop shop for all things Herff. Many of the questions you might have can be found in here.

Want to be a Volunteer?

Our application is now 100% online. Paper CHC forms will no longer be accepted. Anyone volunteering on campus must complete the application and receive their approval by email before arriving to the volunteer event.

23-24 Boerne ISD Academic Calendar

This is the academic calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. All student holidays are reflected.

Herff PTO

The Herff Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is an all-volunteer, parent-run, non-profit organization committed to strengthening, enhancing and encouraging the educational and social environment of Herff Elementary.

Find Your Bus Route

Confirm and verify your child's bus route for the 23-24 school year.


Dates to Remember

October 2nd: School Custodian Appreciation Day

October 5th: World Teacher's Day

October 6th: Instructional Coach Appreciation Day

October 6th: Happy Birthday, Mrs. Miller (Assistant Principal)

October 6th: PTO School Spirit Stick Sales at Lunch

October 12th: Last Day of the 1st 9-Weeks

October 13th: No School

October 13th: Happy Birthday, Mrs. Barbosa (Special Education)

October 16th: No School

October 17th: No School

October 16th-20th: National School Bus Safety Week

October 18th: Report Cards Available in Skyward

October 25th: Garden Club 3:30-4:30 p.m.


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