News for the Week of September 19, 2014
A Note from Mr. Guthmiller
Parent-Teacher conference scheduling forms will be sent home
with every student today. As an FYI, we will be using an online scheduling
system this year. Please let your child’s teacher know if you have any
questions. You may wish to meet with other staff members besides your
child’s classroom teacher. Since we have quite a few new staff in our
building this year I have listed them below. Please let your child’s
teacher know if you would like to meet with any of the following specialists
Katie Boyle, Counselor
Katrina Gill-Glover, Psychologist
Laura Hartman, Speech-Language Pathologist
Ami Nichols, Literacy Facilitator
Sherry Bergen, Media Specialist
Kendra Kuster, Music
Matt Imig, PE
Kurt Swanson, Art
Brandy Palatas, Band
Lindsey Smrcina, Special Education
Leah McGrew, Special Education
Rhonda Nicklin, HAL
I want to extend a thank you to all families who were
able to participate in our Fall Fundraiser. Preliminary figures are in
and it looks like it was a great success. As a staff, we also want to
thank the Friends of Hickory Hill for their generosity in providing money for
additional resources for our school! The generosity of the Hickory
Hill families is second to none!
As the weather begins to cool off, many students are
starting to wear jackets and sweatshirts for morning Walking Club and recess
when the temperature is still a bit chilly. Often by the time the end of the
day rolls around, temperatures have rebounded and students no longer need the
jacket. If your child brought one to school, but did not bring it home,
please encourage them to check the lost and found out in the front of the
office area. We are already getting a collection of “lost apparel” items that
need a good home!
Thanks and have a great weekend!
Please click on Newsletter in the left menu for more information!
Parent Teacher Conferences Scheduled for October
Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, October 14th and Wednesday,
October 15th from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Additional information coming soon.
Smile, Fall Picture Day is Coming!
is Tuesday, September 23rd. Instructions on how to order pictures were sent home
with your child. Prior to Picture Day,
go to www.mylifetouch.com and enter
the picture ID found on the Lifetouch flyer and envelope. Order your pictures,
print off the receipt and send it to school with your child. Your child will
give the receipt to the photographer to scan on Picture Day.
Fall Health Screening Scheduled
We will be conducting our annual health screening for grades 1-4 on Wednesday, October 1st. The screening consists of height, weight, dental checks. Students in 1st and 3rd grades will also have their near vision checked. Parents
will receive notification by mail if their student has a vision or
dental concern. If you do not wish to have your child’s health
screened, we must receive, prior to the screening, a written statement signed by a physician stating the child has undergone a physical within the past six months.
(Legislative Bill 713). Kindergarten students who have not had a prekindergarten physical will also be screened at this time.
Inviting All Parents...Preparing for
Kindergarten Begins at BirthDo
you want tips on how to prepare your child for Kindergarten? Then this session
is for you! Parents of children ages birth to five years are invited to attend
this FREE hands-on, interactive session. Parents can expect to learn helpful
tips to strengthen their child’s skills in all areas so they are prepared to
learn when they enter kindergarten. There will be a short presentation followed
by opportunities to visit different “stations” designed to show parents
activity ideas they can use to strengthen cognitive, communication, motor, math
and literacy skills in their young child. The presentation will take place on
Thursday, September 25 from 6-8 p.m. in the PLSD Central Office located at 420
S. Washington Street, Papillion. The presentation is free and open to the
public. Childcare is not provided, but please feel free to bring your children
and anything you need to entertain them during the session. For more
information, contact the PLSD Early Childhood Center at 402-514-3242.
Health Screening Scheduled
We will be conducting our annual health
screening for grades 1-4 on Wednesday, October 1st. The screening consists of height, weight,
dental checks. Students in 1st
and 3rd grades will also have their near vision checked. Parents will receive notification by mail if
their student has a vision or dental concern. If you do not wish to have your
child’s health screened, we must receive, prior to the screening, a
written statement signed by a physician stating the child has
undergone a physical within the past six months.
(Legislative Bill 713). Kindergarten students who have not had a
prekindergarten physical will also be screened at this time.
20 Fareway Family Lunch 11-2
23 Fall Pictures
23 Fundraiser Delivery
23 Robotics 3:10 P.M.
25 Drama Club 7:15 A.M.
25 Math Olympiads 3:10 P.M.
26 No School
14 & 15 P/T Conferences
17 & 20 No School
23 2nd & 3rd
Gr Music Program
Listed below are the classroom lunch schedules for Hickory Hill. You are invited to have lunch with your child during the school year. You may bring in a sack lunch or lunch from a fast food restaurant for you and your child or you may purchase a school lunch. Soda is not allowed. If you would like to purchase a school lunch, please call the office before 9:00 A.M. to order your lunch. The cost of an adult lunch is $2.75 and you will need the exact change.
11:45-12:05 5th Grade
11:55-12:15 1st Grade
12:00-12:20 4th Grade
12:10-12:30 2nd Grade
12:15-12:35 6th Grade
12:25-12:45 3rd Grade
NEW Yogurt Option at Lunch This Year!
We will be introducing a new menu option this year. Students will be able to choose between the regular entrée and yogurt each day. This new yogurt option will be available to grades 1st through 6th. Students will be asked to make their selection in the morning when the lunch count is taken. We know that students will enjoy this additional choice!
Here are some things you will want to know:
· This new yogurt option is available to 1st through 6th grades.
· Kindergarten students will continue to be offered the regular menu entrée item.
· Yogurt will always be served with a cheese stick and a grain item.
· Students choosing yogurt will also receive the fruits, vegetables and milk on the menu.
· The price of the yogurt menu is the same as the regular menu price.
http://tinyurl.com/oap4qrm for the new August Lunch Menu to see more details. If you have any questions, please call us at 402-537-6250.
**Please notify the office when you have an email address or phone number change. This allows for better communication between school and home. Thank you for your cooperation.
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