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Hickory Point Happenings February 26, 2021

In this edition:

  • Walk-up door at Kindergarten Center

  • Read Across America Week

  • Spring book fair and photo raffle

  • Important dates

  • District calendar at a glance

Walk-up door at Kindergarten(final posting)

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 C. The safety of our students and families is our top priority.

Read Across America Week

Next week is Read Across America week, and we're looking forward to celebrating reading all week long! This year’s theme is 'reading takes you places,', and we will enjoy travel and adventure through books. Recordings of special guest read-aloud will be shared in classrooms throughout the week. Displays will pop up that celebrate our community of readers and highlight exciting books we have in our library collection! Have a shirt or hat from a past trip? We'd love to see it! Students are encouraged to wear their favorite articles of clothing that highlight places they love and trips they have taken in the spirit of travel. Though we may be more limited lately when it comes to travel and adventure opportunities, where can reading take us? 

Spring Book Fair & Photo Raffle

Opening Tuesday, March 2!  The Hickory Point & Shabonee Virtual Book Fair will be taking place March 2-15.  Please use our fair’s private link to shop starting Tuesday (the link will not be active until Tuesday), so our schools will receive the proceeds from your purchase.  See the interactive digital flyer for a sampling of the books that will be available.  Also, be sure to check out the teachers' wish lists linked below.

Kindergarten Teacher Wish Lists

1st Grade Teacher Wish Lists

2nd Grade Teacher Wish Lists

Specials Teachers and Support Staff

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! 

Important Dates:

Monday, March 1         No School- Teacher Institute Day

Thursday, March 4       Remote materials pickup 9 am-4 pm

Friday, March 5            HP spirit day

Friday, March 12          Report cards available in Infinite Campus 3 pm

District Calendar At A Glance

Friday, March 19        Teachers’ Institute - No School

March 22-26              Spring Break 

Friday, April 2             District Holiday - No School

Friday, April 23          Teachers’ Institute - No School

Friday, May 14          Teachers’ Institute - No School

Monday, May 31        Memorial Day - No School

Tuesday, June 1        Half Day

Wed. June 2              Last Day of School (Half Day)