April 21, 2014
New Standardized Testing: SBAC
Beginning THIS WEEK, all 3rd-5th Graders will be taking the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium). There will be no test results reported this year; this is its inaugural year in which the state is just "testing the test". We would like to provide students with the opportunity to DO THEIR BEST. Our testing window is from 4/22 through 5/16 depending upon the grade level. Please make sure to take extra care to ensure your students are on time and that are appointments are not scheduled during the testing window.
If you have a 5th grade student, we are asking for you to send your child with a pair of earbuds/headphones if at all possible during these weeks. Please label the headphones clearly and put them in a labeled plastic sandwich sized bag. Thank you for your support!
Spring School Pictures
Spring pictures were taken on 3/24/14. Your child should have received their Spring school pictures and brought them home from school. To order portraits:
Select your favorite portraits
Pay online or complete the order form, include payment and return with your child to school
Return any unpurchased portraits with your child to school
Picture Day ID: SF173170Y0
PAY ONLINE www.lifetouch.com
Join us for Street Smarts!
Street Smarts Program will be holding its Walk/Bike Challenge from March 31 to May 2, and our school has been invited to participate! The program challenges students to walk or “roll” (bike, scooter, or skateboard) to school or to the TRAFFIX bus stop as many times as possible during the contest period. Actively commuting to school promotes a healthy lifestyle, reduces air pollution and traffic congestion around schools, and is FUN too! It will also encourage students to practice the safety habits they've learned at Street Smarts assemblies and bike rodeos.
Starting on March 31, students simply log their walking and rolling trips on a secure and safe website.Each participant will receive a small prize, and there will be a grand prize for the winning classroom! Get ready for the Walk/Bike Challenge! (Note: trips over spring break will not count in the contest.)
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast: Save the Date!
Calling all parent volunteers!
Volunteer “Thank You for being so amazing!” Pancake Breakfast
April 30th 7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. MPR
Middle School Parent Information Night
All Incoming 6th Grade Parents’ Meeting
Windemere Ranch Middle School
When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:00-8:00 pm
Interested in joining the Cub Scouts?
Hidden Hill's Cub Scout Pack 995 is looking for new scouts for the 2014 – 2015 scout year. If your son is entering 1st – 4th grade in Fall 2014 and you’ve ever wondered what scouting is all about, please attend our Open House on Wednesday, May 7th @ 6:30pm in the HH MPR. Cub Scouts is a year-round, family oriented program that helps boys build character, learn the responsibilities of citizenship, develop independence and friendships while participating in fun outings together. Cub Scouts is a parent volunteer run program. All families who join are required to volunteer and participate. For more information visit the our website.
10th year for Tile Project!: Calling all students…especially our 5th graders!!!
Friday, May 9th from 3:15-5:15 pm in the MPR
Wednesday, May 21st from 2:00-4:00pm in the MPR
Don't miss the opportunity to leave a lasting impression on Hidden Hills. Paint a 4x4 tile or 6x6 that will be permanently mounted on the Hidden Hills amphitheater steps. Fill out the attached form and send it with payment to your teacher. There is limited space and that it will be a first come, first serve basis so we recommend paperwork and payment sent in ahead of time by April 25th.
No spots are guaranteed for walk-ins, unless paperwork and payment is submitted prior to event.
If you have any questions, please contact Gita Goyal .
SRVUSD Summer Enrichment – Online Registration NOW OPEN!
Online registration for SRVUSD Summer Enrichment classes is now open, and ends on June 13th. The Summer Enrichment program is structured to provide opportunities for students to extend their learning in a wide variety of ways. The Summer Enrichment Program runs from June 23rd through July 18th, and is being offered at the following schools: Bollinger Canyon, Montair, and Quail Run Elementary Schools, Iron Horse Middle School, and California High School.
For more information and to register your student for classes, visit the district website.
HH Dads, Come Join us for a Poker Tournament!!! Invite your friends!
Blue Dog Events - Men's Poker Tournament
Event Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Location: Athen's Burgers, 6999 Dublin Blvd., Dublin, CA
Event Time: Registration, Dinner and Drinks start at 6:00pm; Tournament starts at 6:45pm
Ticket Cost: $100; 100% of proceeds going to Hidden Hills Hawks Education Fund.
Make checks out to: HHHEF or Hidden Hills Hawks Education Fund.
Dinner and drink ticket will be provided, with a not host bar open the entire night. There will be prizes for the top winners and a special bounty award for eliminating Hawktion auctioneer, Brandon Valdez. All skill levels are welcome and professional dealers will be at each table. Questions? Please contact Rahul Keswani.
The PTA is sponsoring many upcoming events. To find out more please click here: PTA
OPEN PTA POSITIONS
The PTA still has several open positions. If you are interested in helping at the school please click on the following link: Open PTA Positions. If you would like further information about these positions, please contact Caroline Mowat.
Yard Duty Sign Up
Dear Parents, we are in need of volunteers for yard duty for April. If you are able to give even an hour of your time during the school lunch break please sign up at the link. We couldn't do this without your help and support.
Parent Portal Reminder
We have recently been advised by the District for all parents to sign into your Parent Portal account and ensure the information on there is correct, and if you need to update it, to do so as soon as possible. The District recommendation is to access your account at least 3 times a year, to ensure there are no problems during annual school registration. To access your Parent Portal account please click here to be directed to the Infinite Campus homepage. Thank You for your help.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND APPRECIATIONS:
A Big Thank You to all the Teachers and Staff who have signed up to do Fitness Fridays, without your help and dedication over the past year we wouldn't have been able to continue this program and keep the children running!
Thank You so much to Lorie Drysdale for organizing Meet the Masters, without whom we couldn't do this great Art Project . A special Thank You to all of the parents who signed up to do the training and then teach it to the children in the classroom! This time we had a parent volunteer for every class which is fantastic and it means so much to the students to see their parents in the class!
Well Done to Mrs Gomez' class who won the trophy for the first week of the Walk/Bike Challenge. If you would like the trophy in your class for a week (or more), don't forget to sign up for the Walk/Bike Challenge!