Principal’s Corner

Dear Hacienda Hawk Families,

I hope you all had an enjoyable Fall Recess and are looking forward to the upcoming holiday season.  It seems like only yesterday I was announced as the new principal of Hacienda Environmental Science Magnet.  It has been an amazing start to the school year and it only gets better. 

We are looking forward to continuing the great times this Friday at our annual Fall Festival.  It will be my first one and if events like our wonderful Movie Night are any sign, this will be another awesome opportunity to celebrate being a part of Hacienda’s amazing community.  Come join us for the fun!

Talk about fun, students and staff are all very excited about our new mantra, Hawk Spirit: Mind, Body, Heart.  We have already earned our first school wide reward, a rockin’ free dress dance party.  Students are working hard to model positive behaviors and earn a lot of crayfish cash. 

On another note, the wait is finally over.  The much anticipated opening to our lower grade playground has finally come.  Students were so eager to get on the play structure and feel that new turf under their feet.  It was a long road but well worth it. Come by and check it out for yourself.

Coming up next week is our annual Book Fair.  Students will have the opportunity to purchase new books and other goodies starting Monday, Oct. 22nd to Friday, 26th in the cafeteria. Doors open at 8:15am and will close 5 minutes before school starts.  Student will be able to access the book fair during recess, but will be closed during lunch.  It will reopen again afterschool and remain open until 4pm everyday.  Come check it out!

On a final note, I want to send a sincere thank you to everyone that organized, participated in, and donated to our Annual Giving drive.  We had an unbelievable response earning over $140,000 in pledges for our students and staff.  With HIPS help, we continue to have the most quality programs available for our students: Music, Science, Art Vistas, Sprouts, and more.  With all of your help we continue to make Hacienda the best school in San Jose Unified.  At Hacienda, we truly prepare the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow.


Principal Weber