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

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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 .


Choir Spring Concert

Choir’s annual spring concert is this Thursday, April 23rd at 7:00p.m. in the multi-purpose room. It will be a wonderful evening. Come and support our choir students and their dedication and hard work this year.


Celebrate Education!

Join the SAVE Foundation for their annual celebration education on Friday, May 1st from 4:00-7:00p.m. at the Palmdale Auto Mall. The event will have food, entertainment, and activities, crafts, and face painting for kids. Our own Choir will be performing at this year’s celebration. There will also be some exciting raffle prizes that include a 3 night stay in Palm Springs, VIP Dodger Tickets, an A.V. Fair package, and much more! Raffle tickets are $2 each and are available in the school office. The SAVE Foundation supports our 6th Grade Science Camp and Robotics Program as well as teacher Grant Requests for field trips and activities.


Open House

Our annual Open House is Friday, April 24thfrom 6:00-7:30p.m. This is an opportunity for students and teachers show their work throughout the year and for new families to preview our school for next year. P.T.A. will also be hosting a Spring Book Fair April 20-24 in room 6 and during Open House. We hope to see you!


Middle School Open House

Mr. Nosik and Mrs. Smith will be presenting our middle school program at 6:15, 6:45, and 7:15. Presentation are about 10 minutes and will share what great things are going on in the middle school. Middle School will be going digital next year with each student using an iPad in class. (iPads were purchased through Common Core funds which can only be used for staff training and student materials).


 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.

Campus Visitors

Families are a vital part of our school community; however for the safety of all our students please in at the front office anytime you are visiting campus during school hours: 8:30a.m. -2:40p.m. The school needs to know who is on campus, students included, in case of an emergency. Thank you.


State Testing

State testing is right around the corner. This year’s state testing is similar to last year’s testing. Students in grades 5 and 8 will take the California Standards Test for Science, 3rd through 8th grade students will take the on-line California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress in English-Language Arts and mathematics, and 5th and 7th grade students will also take the California Physical Fitness Test.

We will kick off testing with 5th and 8th grade taking the state Science test on April 28th and 29th. Help you child perform their best by having your child get plenty of sleep the night before testing and eating breakfast the mornings of testing.



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.


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  April 28th-29th                        5th & 8th grade Science State Test

Ø  May 1st                                    Celebrate Education @ Palmdale Auto Mall

Ø  May 5th -28th                          State Testing for 3rd – 8th Grades

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 16, 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.




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.