Dear Hassayampa Family:
WOW, this has been a fantastic school year! It seems like just yesterday we were starting the new school year and having our Boo Hoo Breakfast as our new kindergarteners started their first school experience. All our students have had many exciting experiences this year – both academic and social. Certainly, we are fortunate to have so many great opportunities. Next year, we have MANY changes. Please make sure you check in on Facebook and the school’s website to monitor the big changes to our calendar. With a 4-day school week, we are going to be making a lot of adjustments to our events schedules.
The final days of school are full of end-of-the-year festivities and celebrations. Please continue to encourage your child to finish the year on a high note by doing their best every day. Our final round of benchmark assessments takes place during the first two weeks of May. We will get our final measures on how students have done with their math and reading skills. These results will be used to determine educational needs for next school year.
Teacher Appreciation Week is also during the week of May 6. Hassayampa Elementary has the best teachers! Every day, I am impressed by their dedication and professionalism. Teachers give 100% of their time to students throughout the year. If you aren’t sure how to show your appreciation to your child’s teacher, a “thank you” is one of many simple ways to show your child’s teacher that you appreciate his/her efforts.
Lastly, I would like to wish our fifth grade students the best of everything as they transition to Vulture Peak Middle School. The social and academic skills students have developed over the year will help them to have continued success in the challenging middle school years. Parents, remember that this is a time when children need you more than ever and patience is critical. I will miss their energy, spirit and leadership!
Have a spectacular and safe summer!
Very truly yours,
Here on our news page we will keep you posted on all upcoming events and activities. Check back often for any new developments!
Calling all parents of incoming kindergartners!
If you missed our spring Kindergarten Round-up, please call us today to get your child registered.
The student must be 5 by September 1, 2019 to be eligible. Parents need to fill out registration paperwork.
- Certified birth certificate,
- current immunization record, and
- 2 proofs of residence that show your physical address.
Please call the Hassayampa office to pre-register. Also please keep in mind that the District uses our pre-registration numbers to determine our staff needs for next school year.
It is important for students to be on time and ready for school each morning! Students may arrive at school as early as 7:45 a.m. At 7:45, staff will open the ramp gates for students to walk to classrooms. Parents wanting to walk their children to class may do so as well. The doors between the office and the classrooms will remain closed until 7:45.
Classroom instruction begins at 8:00 a.m. Students are considered tardy at 8:05 a.m. For children who will be eating breakfast at school, please ensure that they arrive in time to get breakfast, eat, and make it to class on time.
If the 7:45 drop-off is a challenge, Power Hour is a great option for families who need an earlier start. Power Hour starts at 7:00 a.m. Contact your child's teacher or the front office to sign up.
Thank you for your help in starting the day right!
A Note from the Health Station
Research shows that attendance is an important factor in school success. A child who misses a day of school misses a day of learning. There are several things you can do to improve your child’s school attendance:
Avoid scheduling family trips or doctor appointments during school hours.
- Don’t accept excuses for why your child “must” be late or miss school. Support school rules and consequences for missing class and being tardy.
- Lead by example. If your child sees you take off work for no reason, they might expect to be able to do the same thing.
- Talk with your child about the importance of attending school regularly.
If your child is ill and must miss school, please give us a call to let us know - 928-684-6750.
Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders
STUDENT DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP
The student drop off in the morning is the parking lot in front of the stairs to the school. Ms. Henneman is our morning greeter and looks forward to seeing you and your child. Ms. Henneman, as well as other staff, are not on duty until 7:45 a.m. Please do not drop your child off until you see someone on duty. For longer stops, please park and walk your child to the sidewalk. We do not permit students in the parking lot without an adult. For those times that you may need to be somewhere early, please make arrangements for your child to either ride the bus or be taken to school by someone else.
In the afternoon, parents may wait in line for their child to be sent to their car or park in the lot and wait for students at the gate. Again, we do not permit students in the parking lot unless escorted by an adult. Please do not call your child from the car as we will not allow him/her to enter the lot. This is for your child’s safety. Please follow the traffic flow through the parking lot and be courteous to drivers and pedestrians.
Check out our newsletters to stay up-to-date with what's happening at Hassayampa! If you would like to receive the newsletter electronically, please contact the school office.
- May 2019
- April 2019
- March 2019
- February 2019
- January 2019
- December 2018
- November 2018
- October 2018
- September 2018
- August 2018
Home & School Connection
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Technology in our School!
Technology has become a huge part of our American lifestyle. Top jobs require employees to have technology skills. This is why Hassayampa has been working hard to develop a plan to increase access for our students. We currently have two computer labs in the building. Most classrooms have either a projector, Smart Board, and /or Elmo. With donations and funds generated from our Scholastic Book Fairs, Chromebooks have been purchased for each general education classroom. One per K-2 classroom and four per 3rd-5th grade classroom.
Our goal is to supply each classroom at Hassayampa a set of Chromebooks. Yes, one for each student! Little by little, we are working toward this goal. If you would like to learn more about this project, please join us at Principal's Coffee or at the next PTA meeting.
Thank you for your support!