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

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Important Reminders:

Ø  January 23rd                            Movie Night, Grades K-4 at 5:00 and Grades 5-8 at 7:00 p.m.         

Bus Fees Due

Ø  January 23rd                            End of the 2nd quarter

Ø  January 26-30                           Spirit Week, more info to come

Ø  January 30th                            Report Cards sent home

Ø  February 9th                              No School in honor of President Lincoln’s Birthday

Ø  February 11, 12                        Minimum Day for Parent Conferences

Ø  February 16                              No School in honor of President Washington’s Birthday

Ø  PTA meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month. Our next PTA meeting is Thursday, January 15th 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 8:00 on the track.


Bus Fees and Badges

Fees are due Friday, January 23rd to start or continue bus service beginning Monday, January 26th. Order forms must be turned into the school office to receive bus badges. If your family needs a payment plan or if you have any questions, please contact the school office at 661-724-1231.


Community Forum

Join us Tuesday, February 17th at 6: 30 p.m. in room 8 for an active community forum to discuss the state of our school and district. Pizza and child care will be provided if you RSVPt o Mr. Martinez at by Friday, February 13th. The forum will be led by Dr. Joe Condon, a professor of education and former school superintendent of 17 years experience


New School Site Council Members

Congratulations to Ashley Blankenship, Veronika Dean, Melissa Nuesca, and Ambrosia Weil for being elected to serve on our School Site Council. They were elected at the January 15th PTA meeting.


Congratulations  to Mrs. Ledoux

We have a wonderful group of dedicated teachers and support staff here at HELUS who go beyond the call of duty to improve learning for not only our students here at HELUS but all students in California.  Congratulations to Mrs. Ledoux for being selected and appointed by the California Department of Education to serve as a Content Review Expert for 2015 English-Language Arts/English-Language Development Adoption! Way to go Mrs. Ledoux!


SAVE the DATE! LCAP Community Meeting, Tuesday, February 3rd, 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:30 p.m. we will host a community meeting for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The purpose of the meeting is to review or goals of the current LCAP and report our progress with our goals. All parents and community members are invited to attend.

We will provide pizza and child care for those who RSVP by Friday, January 30th. Please RSVP to Mr. Martinez at


Coffee with the Superintendent/Principal

Please join Mr. Martinez on Tuesday, February 17th at 9:00 a.m. in room 8 for coffee and treats. This is an open forum and allows parents and community members to speak with Mr. Martinez.



Yearbook Presale - The 2014-2015 Yearbook sales ended January 9th.  Thank you to all who turned in their forms by the deadline!  Notices had been sent home with every student the week prior to winter break.  If you wish to purchase a yearbook, please see your student's teacher for an order form.  The price is now $25.00.  Return your order to your student's teacher.

Thank you,

The Yearbook Staff


 Mighty Milers Mileage Club

We were off and running again this week after the holiday break and inclement weather. A VERY BIG THANK YOU to Mrs. Theologidy and Mrs. Nuesca for their continuous dedication to our kids in the Mighty Miler Mileage club. 


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.