Papillion-La Vista School District

Welcome to Hickory Hill!

 
 
News for the Week of August 29, 2014
 
 
A word from Mr. Guthmiller –
 
In past years at Hickory Hill we’ve had a formal curriculum night in the fall.  We no longer follow that practice.  Like last year, we now have a formal event in the spring where we “bump up” the students at the end of the school day and give them an opportunity to meet the next year’s teachers.  We have a “sneak peak” event for parents in the evening to introduce the next year’s curriculum and send home resources to work on over the summer.  If you are a new family to our building since last spring, or just want more detailed curriculum information, don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher.  Thanks for your continued support of our staff and students.  Our next formal face to face meeting to talk about school progress will be on October 14 and 15 at Parent Teacher Conferences.  More information will be coming on these dates in the next few weeks.  Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions as the year progresses!
 
Please remember to check in at the front office when you arrive at school.  It is district policy that all visitors wear a nametag.  If your child forgets a lunch, book, musical instrument or homework assignment and you bring it up to school please leave it with the front office. We will be sure your child receives it in a timely manner.  We try to minimize disruptions to the classroom once school has started, so one of our office staff will be sure it is delivered to their classroom.
 
Thank you for supporting the Walking Club!
Thank you for all your support with the walking club in the morning.  Students choosing and able to join us are receiving multiple benefits from walking to start the day.  I was reading an article on the SafeRoutes (National Center For Safe Routes to School) website (http://www.saferoutesinfo.org) about the benefits of walking to school.  One of the benefits they mentioned was the opportunity for children to socially interact with their friends and the environment in their neighborhood.  I was thinking about the structured sports and other activities we engage in at our house and I realized how true this benefit really is.  As I watch your children walk around the building, visiting with friends, laughing, looking around at their school, it makes me smile at how positive the start is to their day.  Thank you for supporting this great start.  Walking club begins at 7:40 and the students are let into the building at 8:00. During inclement weather we have a route all ready to go inside the building. Cones are set up outside on the walk to insure safety and to give a visual for students to know where to walk.  Parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles are more than welcome to join us.  Here’s to happy, safe walking!!
 
I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!  Enjoy time with family! 
 
Go Huskers!
 
Mr. Guthmiller
 
 
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No School on September 1st
Mark your calendars!  There is no school on September 1st in observance of Labor Day.
 
Tardy Bell Rings at 8:05
Just a reminder that the tardy bell rings at 8:05 a.m. Students should be in the classroom when the bell rings.  Students who are not in their classrooms when the bell rings will be counted tardy.
 
Please Follow the Bicycle Rules
We have had several questions about students riding bicycles to school. The bicycle rules are stated in the District Student Handbook which can be found on the Papillion-La Vista website at www.paplv.org under the parent tab.
 
Fantastic Resource for Parents
The Math Helpdesk is designed to be a place for resources to support math instruction in our elementary schools. Resources on this website were collected or created by elementary teachers in the Papillion-La Vista School District. Check it out today! http://www.paplv.org/forparents/Math%20Resources/Pages/Home.aspx
 
Phone Messages for Students
When contacting the school with information for your child during the school day, we would like you to consider contacting the school via email (homeroom teacher and nkunkle@paplv.org and/or phone message left at the front office 402-898-0469). If there are alternate transportation arrangements for after school, please communicate these arrangement plans with your child(ren) before they come to school. A note that can be delivered to the homeroom teacher works great for this.
 
Phone Messages for Students
When contacting the school with information for your child during the school day, we would like you to consider contacting the school via email (homeroom teacher and nkunkle@paplv.org and/or phone message left at the front office 402-898-0469). If there are alternate transportation arrangements for after school, please communicate these arrangement plans with your child(ren) before they come to school. A note that can be delivered to the homeroom teacher works great for this.
 
Please Check Your Phone Messages
Please check your messages if you notice 402-898-0469 on your caller ID or missed calls before returning the call.  When we use our ParentLink calling service, we will leave a message for you regarding special events at Hickory Hill.  This may save you a call and also ensure that you know who at Hickory Hill placed the call to you.  If your child calls, they are always instructed to leave a message. 
 
Health Office News
Several conditions, such as asthma, food allergies, seizures or diabetes require special action plans completed by the parent and doctor.  We ask parents to try to administer medications at home, but there are times we must give them at school.  Any over the counter medication given at school must be in the original container and we are required to have written permission from the parent.  Prescription medication also must be in the correctly labeled prescription bottle and accompanied by parental permission to administer.  You may ask for these forms from the health office or access them online at www.paplv.org, For Parents, then Health Services.  Also the Health Office is in need of some gently used sweat pants, windpants, shorts and children’s underwear.  Please bring clothing donations to the office.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Important Dates 
 
Sept. 1            No School
Sept. 8                    Fundraiser Packets Due
Sept. 23                  Fundraiser Delivery
Sept. 10 &11           Outdoor Ed for 6th Grade
Sept. 12           No School for 6th Grade
Sept. 12                   Popcorn Reading
Sept. 16                   PTO Meeting 6:30 P.M
 
 

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                          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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