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Hickory Point Happenings Week 20

Hickory Point Happenings

Week 20 -January 21, 2019

In this edition:

  • Supporting PBIS
  • Super-Food drive
  • No school on January 21 or January 25
  • Hickory Point Philanthropy opportunities
  • Art Contest: Doodle for Google

Supporting PBIS-Donations needed

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and are needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. Last week, students participated in fun and interactive booster lessons to review expected behavior in the hallway/cubbies, playground and bus. Students also learned how to resolve conflicts with Stop, Walk and Talk. How can you help? You can help by donating small and large prize items to use as acknowledgements for the children. We recognize one child from each grade level on the announcements on Thursday morning and he/she receives a small prize from the office. Any small leftover treat bag items or similar items would be greatly appreciated. In addition, we plan to open a PBIS School Store for students to spend their Bulldog Bucks sometime in the next few months. Please send any donations to Mrs. Deely. We appreciate your continued support.


Mrs. Deely                             Mrs. Buchanan

Principal                                Assistant Principal

Superbowl  2019


Collections from January 22 – February 4

@ Hickory Point

The Northfield Pantry:

Boxed Cereal


Healthy snacks

100% Bottled Juice

Juice Boxes

Baby needs

Cleaning Supplies

Thank you!

School is not in session on 1-21 and 1-25.

All District 27 Schools will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Also, school is not in session on Friday, January 25 due to a Teacher Institute Day.

Philanthropy Opportunities on 1-22 and 2-7

Happy 2019! The Philanthropy Committee is busy with efforts this month in addition to the Coin Challenge for Bernie’s Book Bank and SuperBowl collection for the Northfield Pantry.

MLK Day of Service

For those looking to join others in our community as we give back at these local kid-friendly volunteer/service events on Monday, January 21st when the kids are off of school, the HP Philanthropy Committee has compiled a list of events.

If you are looking for other ways to get involved and give back, we've scheduled a volunteer opportunity at Bernie’s Book Bank on Thursday February 7, from 10:30am-12:30 pm as the kids have no school due to Parent Teacher conferences. Please note that there are limited spots and parents must register their children ahead of time at the link below.

Bernie's Book Bank Volunteer Activity

Start Time:  2/7/2019 10:30 AM

Volunteer Registration

Group Name:  Hickory Point Elementary School

Number of volunteers:  97

Help sort, sticker and/or package children’s books in the Bernie’s Book Bank Processing Center.

Lake Bluff Processing Center

917 North Shore Drive

Lake Bluff, IL  60044

Information for your visit

Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled start time for check-in. All volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. We require one adult for every four volunteers under 14.

Volunteers aged 14-17 who have a current waiver on file may volunteer without a parent or guardian present.

If you or any member of your group are unable to attend please cancel as soon as possible.

No outside food or beverage in the Processing Center. Please consider donating new or gently used children’s books on the day of your event.

Art Contest

Dear Hickory Point Parents,

I am sending home contest rules and paper for each child to work on at home. The theme is “When I grow up I hope...” It’s a great contest and the winners get a college scholarship and the school gets $50,000. I don’t usually like contests for young children, but the Google designs are now considered as art forms and they might even have a museum for them some day! If you have any questions, please let me know.


Mrs. Lovisetto