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

 

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If you would like to receive electronic copies of the   Lion's Roar   and other periodic correspondence from the school sent directly to your inbox, please e-mail your name to   info@heluesd.org . The Lion’s Roar and other information will not be posted to ZippSlip.

 

Wanted: Empty One Gallon Jugs

Kindergarten is collecting empty one- gallon water, milk, and juice jugs to make Earth Day trash buckets. They can still have labels on them, but please wash them out with soap and water. Thank you.

 

Spelling Bee News

Our H.E.L.U.S. family wants to send out our support and best wishes to our sixth grader Angelina Garcia as she heads off to the Los Angeles County of Education Annual Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 25 in Alhambra, California.  We would also like to thank our hard-working P.T.A. who generously sponsored her registration for this event. Angelina, have fun and spell well!

 

Attention: Parents of Four and Five Year Old Students

Families of students who will enter Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten during the 2015-2016 school year are invited to attend our annual Kindergarten round held on Wednesday, April 22 nd at 3:00 p.m . in the school cafeteria. Parents will receive information about the registration process and our Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs. Children must be five years of age by September 1 st to be eligible for Kindergarten. Children who turn five between September 2 nd and December 2 nd are eligible to enroll in Transitional Kindergarten. For more information please contact the school office at 661-724-1231 or smartinez@heluesd.org .

 

Important Reminders:

Ø  March 23rd- 27th                        Spring Break

Ø  March 30th                                 First day back to school after Spring Break

Ø  March 31st                                Calendar Committee Meeting, 3:00p.m. Room 6

Ø  April 3rd                                     Minimum Day

Ø  April 6th                                    No School

Ø  April 10th                                   Talent Show Audition Forms Due to Mr. Nosik

Ø  April 14th                                  School Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Ø  April 15th                                  LCAP Community Meeting

Ø                                                  Talent Show Auditions

Ø  April 16th                                  PTA Meeting, 2:45 p.m. Room 6

Ø  April 17th                                   Middle School Merit Party

Ø  April 22nd                                  Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Round Up, 3:00 p.m.

Superintendent/Principal Coffee, 9:00 a.m. Room 8

Ø  April 23rd                                  Spring Choir Concert, 7:00 p.m.

Ø  May 1st                                      Celebrate Education @ Palmdale Auto Mall

Ø  May 4th – 8th                              Staff Appreciation Week

Ø  May 8th                                     6-8 Dance, 6:00-8:00p.m.

Ø  May 14th                                   Talent Show, 6:00p.m.

Ø  May 21st                                    PTA Meeting, 2:45 p.m. Room 6                                   

Ø  PTA meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month. Our next PTA meeting is Thursday, April 16th 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.

Calendar Committee

Parents and community members are invited to participate in our calendar committee. The purpose of the calendar committee is to share and discuss ideas for the 2015-2016 school year calendar. We will meet on Tuesday, March 31 st at 3:00 p.m . If interested, please contact Mr. Martinez at: smartinez@heluesd.org.

 

Accountable for Attendance

State laws passed in June 2013 require, for the first time, schools throughout California to monitor and address chronic absences. A student who is chronically absent has missed 10% or more of school days for any reason, including unexcused or excused absences and suspensions, over an academic year.

Research shows that chronic absence, at any age, is a red flag that a student is at risk academically and if the problem is left unaddressed, will drop out of high school. It’s also a problem that can be turned around when the school and family works together to address barriers to school attendance.

Source: http://www.attendnaceworks.org/policy-advocacy/state-reports/california/

 

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.

 

 

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.