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What's Happening at H.E.L.U.S.

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Ø  March 3rd, 3:00 p.m.                   School Site Council Meeting, Room 8

Ø  March 6th, 8:45 a.m.                   PTA Executive Meeting, Room 6

Ø  March 8th                                   Daylight Saving Time Begins, Spring Forward

Ø  March 13th                                 Spring Photos & 8th Grade Panoramic Photo

Ø  March 17th, 6:30 p.m.                 School Board Meeting, Room 8

Ø  March 18th, 9:00 a.m.                 Coffee with the Superintendent/Principal, Room 8

Ø  March 18th                                 LCAP Community Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Room 8

Ø  March 19th                                 PTA Meeting, 2:50 p.m. Room 6

Ø  March 23rd- 27th                        Spring Break

Ø  PTA meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month. Our next PTA meeting is Thursday, March 19th  at 2:50 p.m. in room 6. We hope to see you there!

Ø  Mighty Milers Mileage Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30 to 8:15 on the track.



The yearbook staff is looking for pictures that parents may have from any of the K-6 class parties.  Pictures can be emailed to Thank you!


March 18th, 9:00 a.m. Coffee with the Superintendent/Principal

Please join Mr. Martinez on Wednesday, March 18th at 9:00 a.m. in room 8 for coffee. This is an open forum and allows parents and community members to speak with Mr. Martinez.


LCAP Community Meeting, Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 18th, 6:30 p.m. we will host a community meeting for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The purpose of the meeting is to revise our LCAP for the 2015-2016 school year. This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts so that we can improve our school and the education for your child. All parents and community members are invited to attend.

Ø  We will provide pizza and child care for those who RSVP by Tuesday, March 17th. Please RSVP to Mr. Martinez at

What is the LCAP?

As part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), school districts are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), beginning on July 1, 2014, using a template adopted by the California State Board of Education (SBE). The LCAP is required to identify annual goals, specific actions, and measure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators, including student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum, and parent engagement. School districts and charter schools are required to obtain parent and public input in developing, revising and updating LCAPs.The academic priorities must be aligned to the district’s spending plan. The local governing board must first approve the LCAP before adopting the annual district budget. County superintendents must review school district LCAPs and ensure alignment of projected spending, services, and goals.

Calendar Committee

Parents and community members are invited to participate in our calendar committee. The purpose of the calendar committee is to share anddiscuss ideas for the 2015-2016 school year calendar. We will meet in March, meeting date and time to be determined. If interested, please contact Mr. Martinez at:


Bus Notes / Pick Up Notes

As a reminder, if you need your child to ride a different bus rather than his/her assigned bus, or your child needs to get off at a different stop, you must send in a note explaining the change.  Please DO NOT CALL in bus changes unless absolutely necessary, as the office is extremely busy.  If you must call in a bus change, please do so before 1:30 as bus notes are distributed by 2:00.  The note must include the following information: 


Your child’s name

Teacher’s name

Date(s) bus note is in effect

Bus number AND Bus stop

Additional information can be very helpful, such as, the name of the student your child is going home with.


Mileage Club Update

Ø  The Mighty Milers Mileage Club time has been extended an extra 15 minutes. All K-8 students are invited to participate in Mighty Milers Tuesdays and Thursdays anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Students may participate for the entire time or part of the 45 minute time window. Please check in with Mrs. Theologidy on the track. We hope to see you on the track!


Thank You Palmdale Auto Mall and S.A.V.E. Foundation

The Palmdale Auto Mall has generously donated 5, $100 Wal-Mart Gift Cards to our school to families that may need some extra assistance after the holidays. Thank you Palmdale Auto Mall and S.A.V.E. Foundation.




We are in need of a new stage for our school. Our current stage is nearing the end of its run. We use our stage for the holiday program, graduation, choir performances, drama performances, and talent show. We are seeking donations to fund the stage or a used portable stage that is safe and operational. If you can help, please contact Mr. Martinez at:



Inclement Weather & Updated Emergency Cards

We’re in the middle of the rain and snow season. It is important we have your most up to date contact information on your child’s emergency card. If we had to cancel school during the school day or if we needed to evacuate the school due to weather or an emergency, the school will call each student’s home phone number and mother or primary parent/guardian’s mobile number.


Board Meetings

Regular Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month in room 8. Board meetings consist of open session and closed session. Closed session is closed to the public and allows the board to discuss items such as negotiations, public employee evaluation, pupil matters per ed code 35146, negotiations per ed code 54957.6, and legal issues. Most of the Board and district business is held in open session.

The Board of Trustees opens regular session at 5:30 p.m. and adjourns to close session at 5:30 until 6:30p.m.unless otherwise scheduled on the posted Board agenda. Open session resumes at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise scheduled on the posted Board agenda

Our next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January13th with the open session at 5:30 p.m., adjourn to closed session at 5:30 p.m. and reconvene to open session at 6:30 p.m.