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The Weekly Buzz - October 21, 2016

Happening This Week:

Sprouts Lesson 2 Training 10/24, 9 am- Training day for docents, outside the science office.  See below for details
Visiting Author, Bruce Hale, 10/25 - Order forms due by 10 am. See below for details
Fall Festival, 10/28, 5:30-9:00 - Volunteers are still needed! Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/FF10-28-2016. See below for details
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities - See below for information on volunteer opportunities throughout the school

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 31 - Halloween Sing-a-long
October 31 - November 4 - Minimum days - EARLY RELEASE
November 3 - Outdoor Workday 1:15-3:30 (after early release)
November 8 - SELAC Meeting
November 15 - HIPS meeting, 9:15 am

Want to know what’s after that? Check out the calendar at http://tinyurl.com/HIPSCalendar. It has the events scheduled for the entire school year!



1. We will have a mass hearing screening for Kinders, 2nd graders and 5th graders on Thursday, November 17th 2016 9:10am-3:00pm. We will need a minimum of 2-3 volunteers. Contact Diana Wilson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

2. We need Fun buck store volunteers!!! Please contact Doreen Moss @ .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

3. We need animal holding volunteers and shadow positions to coordinate next year. Please contact Laura Prijatel @ .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Rebecca Rountree @ .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Fall Festival is on Friday, Oct 28th, and WE NEED YOU!!

We are in need of a DJ to liven up the party for Fall Festival. If you (or someone you know) is available to donate your services to our family friendly community event, please let our coordinators know at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Follow the link to select your volunteer slot: http://tinyurl.com/FF10-28-2016

SPECIAL:  5th Grade Students may volunteer in a game booth WITH a parent/ guardian.  PARENT, please sign up ONLINE & indicate you will volunteer with your 5th grader.

NOTE:  Middle School & High School students may earn volunteer community service hours too.

If you are unable to sign up online, you may grab a piece of paper and write down your desired volunteer slot time, your name & contact information.  Turn that into the office with “ATTN:  Michelle Scripoch, Fall Festival”.  When I receive it, I will assign you to an open volunteer opportunity.  Available shift times are #1 5:15-6:30, #2 6:30-7:45, or #3 7:45-9:15

CONTEST:  Class with the most volunteers wins 10 FREE GAME TICKETS per student

Thank you for volunteering. Without you, this festival would not be possible. 

~Fall Festival Co-Chairs

Michelle Scripoch & Melissa Belur, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Traffic and Safety needs YOU!

Who doesn’t like the smiling faces of parents and children thanking you for helping to keep them safe? Spend twenty minutes of your morning in our Drop Off Circle and help our kids start out their day safely. You can volunteer as often as you like, one day a week/month or more, we can always use your help. Right now we have 3 dedicated parents helping every morning but if one or two can’t be there because of work, illness or otherwise, we still want to be sure you and your kids are safe.

To sign up for a volunteer shift: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948A9AB2CA2F58-morning

Thank you to the parents and students who have followed the rules, listened to the parent volunteers, and have helped to keep everyone safe.


Last training date for Lesson 2 is Monday, Oct 24 from 9-10:30 am, outside of the Science Office - where you pick up your lesson bin.

If you are interested in helping prepare lesson bins, prepare signage, turn soil (still about 4 beds remain), we would love your help next week! 

See you in the Gardens!!

Hicklebee’s Visiting Author - Bruce Hale

Author Bruce Hale (of Clark the Shark fame) is returning to Hacienda on Tuesday, October 25th at 1:00 pm for an assembly with the 3rd and 4th grade classes.  Bruce will be presenting the first book in his new “Monstertown Mysteries” series, The Curse of the Were-Hyena.  You can order a personalized, autographed hardcover copy of the book (not limited to 3rd and 4th graders).  Please complete the attached order form and turn it in to the office by 10:00 am on Tuesday.  Books will be delivered to teachers’ mailboxes.  Email Melissa Belur .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions.

Holiday Boutique Update

Unfortunately, due to low interest and no chair for the event, this year’s Holiday Boutique is cancelled. If anyone is interested in chairing the event in the future so we can bring this event back next year, please contact Jen Doane at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).