Principal's Newsletter

Hickory Point Principal Newsletter- Happy Thanksgiving and Second Grade Terra Nova


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Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Hickory Point Families,

It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week. We have so much to be thankful for at Hickory Point. We have excellent teachers and support staff. We have great kids who are curious and engaged learners. We have collaborative and supportive relationships with each other. We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks for being a member of our Hickory Point family.

Attendance/Dismissal Email

Dear Hickory Point Parents/Staff,

Our wonderful Ms. Beranek has created an email address,, for attendance and dismissal changes. Please use it daily for the following reasons:

- If your child(ren)  will not be at school for any reason, ILL, Family Vacation, Funeral, etc.

- If your child (ren) will be arriving late or leaving early, Tardy, Medical Appointments, Sport/Activity, etc.

- If there is a temporary or permanent change to your child's dismissal arrangement. 

We are making sure all communication about attendance and dismissal is available to multiple staff in the office. Thank you for your support. 

Terra Nova for Second Grade Students

Dear Hickory Point Second Grade Parent,

Second grade students will take the Terra Nova Tests between November 28-December 1, 2023. Testing will take place throughout the day. You can help your child do their best on the test by:

  • Ensure your child attends school on the days of testing and arrives on time. Once a testing session has begun, children may enter the classroom during the next break. Also, unless they become ill, children should not be called out of the room or allowed to leave the classroom during a testing session. Breaks are given between tests. 

  • Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep the night before testing.

  • Ensure your child's Chromebook is completely charged and brought to school daily.

  • Ensure your child's Chromebook is completely charged and brought to school daily. 

  • Providing breakfast for your child.

  • Remind your child to ask the teacher questions if your child needs help understanding the test directions.

  • Let your child know you have confidence in their ability to do their best.

  • Advising your child not to worry about the test -- just do the best they can.

You will receive information about your child's performance results in January. 

Please get in touch with your child's teacher or us with any questions or additional information.


Maureen Deely, Ed. D  and Lauren Weingarten

Report Cards 

Parents can access the first-trimester report cards electronically on November 30 after 12:00 PM via Parent PortalReport cards are available electronically upon the conclusion of the first and second trimesters, and a printed copy will go home with students on the last day of the third trimester. 

For instructions on accessing your child's report card on Infinite Campus, view this 30-second videoThe first section of the video is for Wood Oaks students, and the second section addresses kindergarten through fifth grade

In Summary: 

  1. To access your child's report, log into Parent Portal. 

  2. Then, on the left, click "More." On the new main window, you can now click Online report cards. 

  3. Once you click on that, you must choose your child's name from the drop-down menu, then the report card you wish to view.

Glenbrook 225 Seeks Parent Input from Foundation Districts

District 225 is embarking on a strategic planning process, seeking input from families in its foundation districts. There are several ways you can let your voice be heard.

  • Complete a baseline survey that will inform discussions and guide conversations about the future of District 225. 

  • On November 29 or November 30, attend a focus group or join other members of the community at one of two 90-minute consensus workshops aimed at gathering insights, perspectives, and ideas from all participants. RSVP

Important Dates

Tuesday, November 21  School closes at dismissal time

Monday, November 27   School resumes

Tuesday, November 28. Terra Nova- until November 30

Thursday, November 30 Report Cards available in Infinite Campus

For your children,

Dr. Maureen Deely    Mrs. Lauren Weingarten

Principal                    Assistant Principal