Papillion-La Vista School District

Welcome to Hickory Hill!

News for the Week of October 16, 2014
A word from Mr. Guthmiller –
I want to thank all the parents and students for their attendance at Parent Teacher Conferences this week. What a wonderful turnout! It is obvious that success in school is important to the families in our community. When parents and teachers work as partners for a child’s education the rewards and successes are huge. Please keep the lines of communication open with your child’s teacher not only at these formally scheduled times, but throughout the year. We take our jobs as educators very seriously and want what is best for all students and their success. We are very fortunate at Hickory Hill to have families who care, understand and value learning!
Parents of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students should have received NeSA scores from the 2013-14 spring testing at Parent Teacher Conferences. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding your child’s scores once you have a chance to study the report. Collectively the students at Hickory Hill did very well! The State of the Schools’ Reports will be coming at the end of this month and you will be able to access the Nebraska Department of Education website for further information.
Cooler weather has set in and students are beginning to wear layers like sweatshirts, jackets, etc. in the morning but do not need them at the end of the school day. We tend to acquire a HUGE amount of lost items. A trunk by the front office has any clothing items that have been found. Please, if your child is missing any items have them check the lost and found. Items not claimed will be donated to a charity.
The staff would like to thank the Friends of Hickory Hill and families that brought in the delicious food for Parent Teacher Conferences. It was greatly appreciated. 
Hope to see some of you at our Papio Fun Park Night tonight!  Have a great extended weekend!
Mr. Guthmiller

Hickory Hill Red Ribbon Week is October 27-October 31

Listed below are our themes for each day and what to wear:

Monday (October 27th): Red Ribbon Spirit Day—Wear Red from head to toe.

Tuesday (October 28th): Follow your Dreams…be drug free—Wear pajamas.

Wednesday (October 29th): We’re too Bright for Drugs—Wear neon.

Thursday (October 30th): Team up Against Drugs—Wear your favorite team jersey/shirt.

Friday (October 31st): Say Boo to Drugs—Wear orange and black

Students in 3rd Grade to Take the Terra Nova Test

Students in Papillion-La Vista Schools will take the Terra Nova Test in early November. Hickory Hill will test third grade students on November 4th and 5th. Terra Nova is a standardized achievement test taken by all students in the Papillion-La Vista School District in grades 3 and 7. The purpose of this achievement test is to compare students’ performance to a national sample of students who took the same test. Typically, Papillion-La Vista students perform well compared to students across the nation.

Students will take subtests in Reading and Math. They will receive a composite score combining the two subtests. Since this is a national achievement test (multiple choice), there may be some differences between the test content and the actual curriculum content experienced by your child in school. However, Terra Nova allows for the use of multiple, shortened testing periods, so all students can perform within a comfortable timeframe and not become frustrated. Students will be encouraged to complete the test, and give their best effort in a supportive environment.

Results of Terra Nova will be sent home in December with report cards and should only be used with other information about your child's performance. Parents are encouraged to examine daily work, talk to your child's teacher(s), and participate in parent-teacher-student conferences to get the best picture of your child's performance in school.

Third grade students will also be taking the InView test on October 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

**** It is very important that every third grade student is in attendance for the testing. Please do not schedule any appointments on the testing dates. Thank you for your cooperation.


InView Testing for Third Grade Students District Wide
Third grade students in the Papillion-La Vista School District will be taking the InView Test. The test measures reasoning abilities, cognitive processes, and strategies that enable an individual to learn new tasks or solve problems. These abilities are assessed in three domains:  Verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. The development of theses abilities begin at birth and continue through adulthood.  It is influenced by both in-school and out-of-school experiences.  These abilities are closely related to a student’s success in school in virtually all subjects, test results will be used in planning effective instructional programs.  In combination with other important information about the student, scores can be used to adapt instruction in ways that enhance the student’s chances of success in learning. If you would like to know more about the InView Test, please contact your building principal at 402-898-0469.
Hickory Hill will start testing on Tuesday, October 22 and will conclude on Thursday, October 24.  Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a nutritious breakfast.  Get your child ready by having conversations with them about testing. They do not need to stress or panic. They can take deep breaths and just do their best. We do not expect any more than that! This is their time to show what they know!








Important Dates 

Oct. 17 & 20     No School     
Oct. 21              Garden Club 3:10 P.M.
Oct. 21              Robotics 3:10 P.M.
Oct. 22              Drama Club 7:15 A.M.
Oct. 22              HH Singers 3:05 P.M.
Oct. 22              InView Testing- 3rd grade
                         10:00 A.M.-12:20 P.M.
Oct. 23              Student Council 7:30 A.M.
Oct. 23              InView Testing- 3rd grade
                         10:00 A.M.-12:20 P.M.
Oct. 23              Math Olympiads 3:10 P.M.
Oct. 23              2nd & 3rd Grade Music Program
Oct. 24              InView Testing- 3rd grade
                         10:00 A.M.-12:20 P.M.
Oct. 24              Pumpkin Patch -2nd Gr 2:15 P.M.
Oct. 31              Fall Party 2:00 P.M.-No Costumes


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. 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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