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Hickory Point Happenings Week 39

Hickory Point Happenings

Week 39- June 10, 2019

In this edition:

  • Reflections on the year

  • Second grade STAR reports

  • Reflex math

  • Last day of school

  • District 27 race

  • Congratulations Hickory Point

  • Snapshot of the year slideshow

  • Grade level pictures with Champ

  • Important dates


Dear Hickory Point Community,

We had an awesome school year. We have accomplished building a community of learners. The academic progress is amazing. We have seen students grow both socially and emotionally. Our theme this year was : Without change, there would be no butterflies. Here are few highlights from the 2018-2019 school year:


  • We successfully implemented school wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Thank you to our PBIS team. Go Bulldogs!

  • Our Student Success Team met with families to provide additional supports to students.

  • Each team across the school met weekly to coordinate and collaborate on curriculum, instruction and assessment.

  • We built capacity to serve the needs of a wide range of students.

Future improvement goals:

  • We will continue to enhance and improve communication with parents.

  • We will continue to refine teacher collaboration practices to support our students.

  • We will continue to meet each child’s learning needs through support and differentiation.

On behalf of the entire Hickory Point staff, we wish you a summer filled with relaxation, exploration and creativity. We wish our second grade students good luck at Shabonee. We will miss them! We hope you enjoy the long days of summer with a good book. Students who read 5 books at their instructional level, maintain their reading progress. Happy reading! Happy summer!

For your children,

Maureen Deely and Meggan Buchanan


Second Grade STAR Assessment Reports

The District is assembling the reports for mailing home to parents. They will be placed in the mail on Monday. Due to the testing irregularities we experienced this month, we did not complete STAR Reading tests across all classrooms. However, you should see STAR Reading scores from September and January. We were able to administer STAR Math assessments to all second graders in May. The STAR Math report contains scores from September, January, and May.

Reflex math (Second grade parents final posting)

Math fact fluency refers to the ability to recall the basic facts in multiplication and division accurately, quickly, and effortlessly.  When children gain automaticity with these facts, they have attained mastery that allows them to recall them without conscious effort or attention. Children who have gained the fluency can devote their working memory to problem-solving and learning new concepts and skills. When a child has not gained the fluency, it hinders progress with problem-solving as the child is using the working memory to compute the operation instead. To help support your child’s fluency growth, the district has extended the Reflex Math membership through July 31, 2019. Your child will be able to log into his/her account even though the school year has ended. As a parent, you can login using your child’s information to check on his/her progress. This will help to support your child’s transition to the next grade. If your child has difficulty using the program, please feel free to use flashcards or other online resources.

Last day of school

It’s hard to believe we will be closing up on June 10th at 11:30 am. Adventure Campus is not open after school this day. Please make sure your child’s teacher know his/her going home plans this day. Also, please expect to wait a few extra minutes if you are picking your child up at the walker door (Door G ). We will most likely have a large number of students exiting this door and we want to make sure we have accountability for each and every student. Thank you.

Hickory Point receives recognition for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support!

This year Hickory Point implemented Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS). The recognition process is incredibly important to our team, and after careful review of our application we were recognized at the following level:

Hickory Point Elem School, Northbrook ESD 27 : Bronze

Congratulations to our PBIS team and entire staff for their hard work and dedication to create a positive and nurturing environment for our students. Way to go Bulldogs!

Snapshot of the year

Please take a moment to check out a few highlights of the year.

Grade level pictures with Champ

Please share these pictures with your child(ren).

Important dates:

  • Family fun night--Friday, June 7 6:00 pm-7:30 pm (We hope to see you on the playground!)
  • Last day of school-- Monday, June 10 8:30 am-11:30 am

  • First/second grade meet and greet -- Monday, August 19 2:30 pm-3:30 pm

  • Kindergarten meet and greet-- Tuesday, August 20 8:30 am -10:00 am

  • First day of school for 2019-2010-- Wednesday, August 21 8:30 am-3:00 pm