Newsletter

January Newsletter:

Hickory Creek Happenings:
 HCES mission:  Educate Every Student, Every Day, Every One Learning
WC Schools mission:  One Team, One Goal, High Levels of Learning for All

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and enjoyed time off from school.  It is now time to get back into the swing of things at Hickory Creek Elementary.  We want ALL of our students to be successful!!

INCLEMENT WEATHER/SCHOOL CLOSING PLAN
Please take the time to go over your snow plan with your child.  This eliminates any upset children when school closes early for some reason.  A system-wide telephone call will be made when schools are closed or are closing early due to weather conditions.  Please make sure that your current telephone number is up-to-date in order to receive the automated calls.  Also, please monitor radio/TV stations for information concerning the closing of schools. If school closes early, ALL after school activities, including the 21st Century Class, will be cancelled.

FUNDRAISER
Hickory Creek Elementary will be selling Strawberries again this year.  Your child will be bringing home the information regarding this soon.  Please make sure that all orders AND money are turned in no later than Friday, February 1st.  Thank you in advance for your help and support with effort!

REPORT CARDS
Report cards will be distributed on Monday, January 14th.

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA NIGHT
Papa John’s Pizza Night will be Thursday, January 17th.  Please continue to support our school with this effort.

UPCOMING HOLIDAY
Schools will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

TOPZ SPIRIT DAY
Spirit Day at TOPZ for Hickory Creek Elementary is Tuesday, January 22nd.

SPIRIT DAY
Spirit Day at HCES is Friday, January 25th.  Remember to wear your HC shirts/colors.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  We will begin taking appointments on Thursday, January 17th.  Please call the school office at 668-5100 to schedule your appointment.  If you need to make an appointment with more than one teacher, please let us know so that appointments may be scheduled as close together as possible.  

REMINDER:
Read with your child.  It is the most important 20 minutes of your day.

YEARBOOK SALES
Final orders for the Hickory Creek Elementary Yearbook will be taken February 11th—February 15th.  The cost of the Yearbook is $25.00.  Information regarding this will be sent home with students at a later date.  Don’t miss this opportunity to order your Yearbook for this school year.

NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY…..
The Spring Book Fair is coming up  February 25th—March 1st.  As in the past, our Book Fair Family Time will be held on Saturday, February 23th, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  We hope this works better for many parents that work to be able to attend this special day, bring your child and shop at the Book Fair.  Please mark your calendar, and more information will be sent home with your child in February.
The Warren County Literacy Fair will be held this year on Tuesday, March 12th, at Magness Library.  Students will be able to participate in the Literacy Fair Projects again this year.  Winning projects from Hickory Creek will go to Magness Library for district-wide judging.  More information will be sent home with students later regarding this.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Lydia Taylor, Librarian.

PREVENT CHILD INJURY
Just in time for winter, Prevent Child Injury has released a toolkit on sledding safety.  Sledding safety tips are available online, please check your child's paper copy of the newsletter for the link.

Dates to Remember:
January 10—Basketball Game vs. Irving College 6:00 p.m. (Home)
January 14—Report Cards Distributed
January 14—Basketball Game vs. Boyd 6:00 p.m. (Away)
January 17—Papa John’s Pizza Night
January 21—Holiday-No School
January 22—TOPZ Spirit Day
January 22—Basketball Game vs. West Elementary 6:00 p.m. (Away)
January 24—Basketball Game vs. Bobby Ray 6:00 p.m. (Away)
January 25—Spirit Day; wear HC shirts/colors
January 29—Basketball Game vs. Irving College 6:00 p.m. (Away)
January 31—Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00—6:00 p.m.
February 1—Strawberry  Fundraiser Ends
February 5—Basketball Game vs. Boyd 6:00 p.m. (Home)
February 11-15—Final orders for HCES Yearbook