Papillion-La Vista School District

Welcome to Hickory Hill!

News for the Week of November 21, 2014
A word from Mr. Guthmiller –
The weeks just seem to fly by and before I knew it, we’re sending out a Friday newsletter. I think everyone will agree with me that next week it will be nice to have a few days to relax with family and friends. 
I’d like to thank all the Hickory Hill families for your support of our Ladies Night Out event on Thursday. Thanks also to the many volunteer parents, staff and students who helped make the event a fun and worthwhile project. 
The Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) team acknowledges students who engage in positive behavior. The PBIS team would like to recognize the staff for their positive support of our students. We are hoping to enlist the help of Hickory Hill parents. If you would be willing to donate any unused gift cards (of any dollar amount) you may have lying around, we could use them for staff incentives. Please put them in an envelope marked “PBIS” and send them with your child. You may also drop the gift card(s) off at the office. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Have a great weekend!
Mr. Guthmiller


The Book Fair Is Coming!
You are invited to our Scholastic Book Fair, a reading event packed with excitement for students and families. Join us in the Media Center from December 1st to December 4th, between 9:00 - 11:15 & 1:00-4:00 Monday through Wednesday and Thursday until 7:00 P.M. to support the super student in your life and promote literacy! The FoHH will be sponsoring the Pancake Man in the cafeteria on Thursday, December 4th from 5 - 7 P.M. along with other family fun activities.
If you are all ‘booked up’ during Book Fair week (or just want to keep on shopping), be sure to visit the Book Fair online at www.scholastic.comschoolbookfairs between November 24th – December 8th.
 The online Book Fair:
·         Allows your child to send wish lists, inviting family and friends to participate in the Book Fair.
·         Offers an expanded book selection – books for all ages, even adult titles
·         Is available for an extended time: November 24th – December 8th
·         Be sure and submit your orders that you want for the holidays by December 10th
Please join us to make this Book Fair the BEST our school has ever seen. I hope to see you at the Fair!
Read every day!
Mrs. Bergen
Sixth Grade Pictures Needed
The yearbook features a section of numbered 6th grade student baby pictures with an upside down answer key. This has been a fun feature for the 6th grade section of the yearbook for a number of years and we would like to carry on the tradition with this class. Would you please email, scan and email or send a baby picture of your child before the winter break.  If you send a photo to school I will scan and return as soon as possible. The email address is Scanning and emailing is best at 300 dpi for the page in the yearbook. Your help in creating this page is appreciated!
Mrs. Bergen
Hickory Hill Media Specialist
A message from your school counselor, Mrs. Boyle
Parenting can be TOUGH!!  Boystown Common Sense Parenting classes are here to help.  Parents are invited to join these fun and interactive classes offered by Boystown.  Common Sense Parenting classes can help you with:
·         Balancing discipline with affection
·         Praising your child’s good behavior
·         Reducing a child’s problem behavior
·         Reducing power struggles between you and your child
·         Enhancing effective communication
Classes are held at the Boystown National Research Hospital (555 N. 30th St.) or the Boystown Campus (Msgr. Robert Hupp Training Center, 13603 Flanagan Blvd).  Classes are held from 6:30-8:30 pm. 
School-aged children
Thursdays, Jan. 15th-Feb. 19th (Hospital Campus)
Mondays, Mar. 2nd -Apr. 6th (Hospital campus)
Wednesdays, Jan. 28th -Mar. 4th (Boystown campus)
Tuesdays, Mar. 24th- Apr. 21st (Boystown campus)
There are also classes available that are focused on younger children and classes to give parents of children with ADHD tools and strategies.  You are welcome to contact Mrs. Boyle (school counselor at Hickory Hill) with questions.  Class size is limited; you are encouraged to register ASAP.  To register or ask questions to Boystown staff regarding the workshops please call 402-498-1059.













Important Dates
Nov. 24            DARE
Nov. 24            Band Practice 7:15 A.M.
Nov. 25            Robotics 3:10 P.M.
Nov. 26-28    Fall Break-No School
Dec. 1              Buffalo Wild Wings-all day
Dec. 1-4           Book Fair
Dec. 4              Pancake Man 5-7 P.M.
Dec. 11            Band Concert 7:00 P.M.
Dec. 13            Holiday Shoppe 10-2
Dec. 15            DARE Graduation 1:30 P.M.
In Case of Inclement Weather
It may seem a little early to think about snow days, but we do live in Nebraska!  When the Papillion-La Vista School District makes the decision to close the school because of the weather, all of the local television stations and KFAB will run announcements.  Families will also receive a Parent Link message informing them of the closing.
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.
11:35-11:55                          Kindergarten
11:45-12:05                          6th Grade
11:55-12:15                          Kindergarten
12:00-12:20                          4th Grade
12:10-12:30                          2nd Grade   
12:15-12:35                          5th 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.
**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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