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Hickory Point Happenings February 19, 2021

In this edition:

  • Parking lot safety

  • Walk-up door at Kindergarten Center

  • Substitute teachers needed

  • Spring book fair and photo raffle

  • Important dates

Driving around school grounds

We appreciate your patience at arrival and dismissal with car drop-off and pick-up. We have over 100 students arriving and leaving school each day in the horseshoe at Hickory Point. Please make sure you are following all of our processes. Cars line up in a single file line from the north. Parents need to remain inside the vehicle. A staff member will assist your child if he/she needs assistance. When parents get out of the car, it is a safety issue. 

Furthermore, please do not try to turn left from Laburnum into the car line. This is not safe. We have students and parents walking and cars trying to go around the vehicles attempting to turn left. We respectfully request you enter the pickup line from north Laburnum.  Thank you! 

Walk-up door at Kindergarten

At the Kindergarten Center, the main entrance  (Door H) is the walk-up entrance (west side of the building).  Kindergarten students who are using the walk-up door enter the building through Door H.  Parents park in the main parking lot and walk to the front door each morning beginning at 8:10 am.  Please do not park in the angled spots. It is unsafe because the traffic lines up in a single file to pull through the lot to access Door A. The safety of our students and families is our top priority.

Substitute Teachers Needed

District 27 is still in need of substitute teachers for the remainder of the school year. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Theresa Fournier at 

Spring Book Fair & Photo Raffle

Coming soon! The Hickory Point & Shabonee Virtual Book Fair will be taking place March 2-15. Want to win a free book and a gift card to a local restaurant? Enter our book fair photo raffle for your chance to win. Just snap a photo of your child reading and submit it using this google form. Your photo will be your raffle ticket (small print: one per student please, the photo must clearly show your child reading to win, entries must be submitted between 2/19/21-3/7/21). Photo submissions will be shared with fellow Hickory Point Bulldogs as part of reading celebrations and displays. More details about the raffle are available on the google form linked above! Also, please be sure to check out the teacher’s wish lists as we get closer to the fair...and build your own wish list too!

Important Dates:

Monday, Feb. 22           Second grade Terra Nova continues

Friday, Feb. 26              Spirit day- crazy socks

                                      End of trimester

Monday, March 1          No School- Teacher Institute Day