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Hickory Point Happenings September 18, 2020


In this edition:


  • Parent/Teachers Zoom Conferences

  • Remote student material pick up

  • Important dates

BARRK at Home(final posting)


This framework is a part of our District 27 PBIS program (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) to promote positive behaviors in our schools. During their BARRK lessons, teachers demonstrated the right way and wrong way to behave at school. Then, students practiced the expected behaviors. Additionally, classroom teachers will be instructing students on how to successfully BARRK through their classroom expectations over the coming weeks. During the school year, students will earn Bulldog Bucks to acknowledge positive behaviors. These are randomly given when students demonstrate the desired behaviors or go above and beyond expectations. Bulldog Bucks will be kept in classroom jars and used towards class, grade level, or school goals.

If a student is not meeting expectations, the teacher will redirect them, and in some cases, an office referral will be completed. Students and teachers keep track of classroom redirections and office referrals so we can thoughtfully reflect and plan for improvement as a school, class, or individually. Consistent communication between the school and home is an essential part of our PBIS process. Therefore, parents will be notified of concerns when a child receives several redirections or when referred to the office. We always want our students to do well and will be coaching them towards increased success throughout the school year.

Please help us as we instruct our students by praising and encouraging these same expectations within your home and your child’s activities. Feel free to print out these special “home” Bulldog Bucks to use at home. Please review and post-school and home expectations for your child. Together we can make this an incredible year for our Bulldogs.

Remote student material pick up

Dear Parents of students who are fully remote,

We are offering a time for you to pick up curriculum materials and library books.  Pick-up will occur on September 24,  from 9:00 am-4:00 pm at your child’s school.

Kindergarten: Kindergarten Center 3323 Walters Ave

Kindergarten parents will pick up the materials at Door H at the Kindergarten Center, 3323 Walters Ave. Please ring the bell and say your child’s name. A staff member will hand you the materials.  

Grade 1 & 2: Hickory Point School 

First and Second grade parents will pick up their child’s materials at Hickory Point Door A. Please enter the foyer, look to the left, and retrieve the materials from the designated areas. Don’t forget your child’s library books.

Thank you for supporting our students. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences on Zoom

September 18, 2020

Dear Parents,

Hickory Point Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held via Zoom meetings  on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

5:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

5:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Friday, October 16, 2020

8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Friday, October 16, 2020

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to review your child’s educational progress with his/her teachers. Online conference scheduling, through PT Conference Maker, will be available to parents/guardians beginning at 10:00 am on September 30, 2020, until October 9, 2020, ending at 4:00 p.m. Please look for the sign up information and password in your email next week.

Important dates

Wednesday, September 23                              Kindergarten and Hickory Point picture day (A day)

                                                                         Kindergarten Remote Students at Kindergarten Center                                                                                           3:15 (Tent)

                                                                         First and Second Remote Students at Hickory Point

                                                                         3:15-4:30 last name (A-M) 4:15-5:45 last name  

                                                                         (N-Z)  HP Door B

Thursday, September 24                                  Hickory Point picture day (B day) 

Friday, September 25                                       Hickory Point spirit day

Monday, September 28                                    No School - Holiday                                                                    

Kindergarten picture day flyer 

First and Second picture day flyer