Principal’s Corner

February 2018

Hello Hacienda families,

My gracious, it’s February already! Last week, many students recently celebrated the 100th day of school, and we wrapped up our school tours. Thank you so much to all of our wonderful volunteers for leading the tours, and sharing our school with prospective families. I am confident that they walked away feeling amazed and excited about Hacienda, and are eager for their children to attend here.

This week is Valentine’s Day. Your child’s teacher will communicate with you regarding any special plans for that day.

Please do not send in any special treats without checking with your child’s teacher first, and as always, do not send anything that contains nuts, or that has been processed with nuts, which can present a significant health risk for some children.

Often times, even a chocolate treat comes with a (very tiny) warning that it was manufactured near nuts. This is enough to cause a severe allergic reaction for some students.

Also, on Valentine’s Day, our 3rd grade chorus and 4th grade recorder performances will be taking place in the cafeteria. I’m sure that these performances will be, as usual, an absolute delight!

February is a short month, and with the President’s Week break from the 19th-23rd, it seems even shorter. After school interventions for our English Learners students will begin on February 26th, and we are also heading into assessment season. Primary students will begin taking the CPAA this week, and in early April we begin state assessments for our 3-5th grade students.

It already feels like Spring with the beautiful weather we have been having, and before you know it, our school will be bustling with special activities such as Earth Day and Kids in Motion. Although we need the rain, I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and blue skies.

Lastly, please join me as we welcome Mr. Jesus Miramontes as the newest addition to our Hacienda family. Mr. M will be taking over Mrs. Burgess’ kindergarten position in Room 4. Welcome, Mr. M!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Hacienda families!

Carmen Loy
Hacienda Principal