eNews for November 15, 2016

eNews for November 15, 2016


  • Election Day Bake Sale - Thank you!
  • Fall Festival Fun!
  • Early Dismissal Wednesday
  • Your Vote is Needed - 2017-2018 District Calendar Options
  • Thanksgiving Lunch and Holiday Reminder

Election Day Bake Sale - Thank you!

Thanks to our community for coming together to support our election day bake sale. Our profit for bake sale was $2053.17 which was our most successful bake sale to date!

ff.jpgFall Festival

A HUGE thanks to all of the hard working parents, families, teachers, staff, sponsors and volunteers that made our 2016 Harvest Celebration sponsored by Pogach & Trachtenberg and Lantern Walk sponsored by Pfluger Architects a great success!  We had beautiful weather and lots of fun was had by all! 

Early dismissal THIS Wednesday!

School will dismiss this Wednesday, November 16th at 12:45PM. Please remember to make arrangements to pick up your child up on time.

Your Vote is Needed - 2017-2018 District Calendar Options

The time has come to set the calendar for the upcoming school year.  This year, Dr. Carranza has created a survey that will allow you to share in the process of setting the HISD calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.  Listed below are the two options that are being considered:

  • Draft A: Aligns with previous years, in which students, teachers, and staff would get three days off for Thanksgiving (November 22-24, 2017), with school ending May 31, 2018, for students and June 1, 2018, for teachers.
  • Draft B: A departure from previous years, this option would give students, teachers, and staff the full week of Thanksgiving off (November 20-24, 2017), with school ending June 1, 2018, for students and June 4, 2018, for teachers.

Both drafts are posted online for you to review and then vote for the draft you prefer. You have until November 30 to cast your vote. Click here to see the survey in English, and click here to see the survey in Spanish.

At the December board meeting, the administration will then recommend for Board approval whichever version of the calendar receives the most votes. Please share with other parents in your schools!

happy-thanksgiving-banner.pngJoin us for Thanksgiving Lunch! 

Please join our community for a Thanksgiving lunch on November 22, 2016.  Click HERE for your child's modified lunchtime for that day.  Please fill out and return (with your payment of $5.00) the green flyer that went out in last week's take home folders.  If you need a new flyer, you can find them in the flyer carousel in the school's entryway. Pre-sold tickets will be sent home with your child by Monday, November 21st. Tickets will continue to be sold in the main office Tuesday, November 22nd. 
Also, please remember that there will be no school from November 23rd-25th.