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Hickory Point Happenings Week 22

Hickory Point Happenings

Week 22 - February 4, 2019

In this edition:

  • Spring Book Fair

  • What did you do on our extreme weather-related days off?

  • Conferences

  • Erin’s Law

  • Kindergarten registration is Monday, Feb. 4

  • February 7; School is not in session

Spring Book Fair

It's time for roars and more at our biggest book fair of the year - our DINO-MITE Stomp, Chomp and Read Book Fair! Please join us for our super-sized Ice Cream Social on Monday 2/4 from 5-7:45pm in the gym, or stomp on by the Book Fair anytime it is open:

Monday 2/4 from 5-8pm

Wednesday 2/6 from 5-8pm

Thursday 2/7 from 1-8pm

 

Pictures from your days off

Dear Hickory Point Community,

We have had multiple days off of school this week due to extreme weather conditions. Send me picture of how you spent your days off this week. You can email Mrs. Greenberg at greenberg.j@nb27.org. We will display the pictures on our digital display in the front foyer.

Mrs. Deely

 

Conferences

Dear Hickory Point Parents,

It is hard to believe that we will be actively engaged in Parent/Teacher Conferences next week. Conferences will be held on February 6 and 7. Please be prompt for your appointment in order to make the meeting as productive as possible. We believe that communication between the school and home is an invaluable tool in a child’s education and extremely important in facilitating a successful outcome.

Hickory Point staff works diligently to prepare for conferences. Attending these important school meetings ensures a strong home/school partnership, which is crucial to the success of our students. I hope that this experience proves to be valuable for both you and your child. This is the perfect opportunity for you to gain a different perspective on a day in the life of your student. We are looking forward to seeing you at Conferences.

 

Erin’s Law (First posting)

Dear Hickory Point Parents,

In compliance with State law, a program on child sexual abuse awareness and prevention will be presented to students on February 12,  2019. The presentations will be made by Victor Pacini. Victor Pacini is an author, song writer, singer and motivational speaker. He will be assisting our schools in implementing this mandate. His program is developmentally appropriate, interactive, and aligned with learning standards. He is native to the area and has presented in front of over a million students and parents in numerous districts in Illinois and nationwide. We are excited to have him join us on February 12.

The program is being scheduled in response to Erin’s Law, a State law requiring that all public schools implement a sexual abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades K-12. For additional information about Erin’s Law, please visit www.erinslaw.org.

The presentations will cover the following topics:

  • Safe touch, unsafe touch, confusing touches

  • Private body parts (parts of the body covered by a bathing suit)

  • Good and bad secrets

  • Saying “no” to unwanted touches

  • Safety steps and reporting

These presentations are designed to empower and educate children in a developmentally appropriate, child-friendly manner. If you do not wish for your child to participate in this program, please email Hickory Point Principal, Mrs. Deely, informing her of your request to have your child excluded. A confirmation acknowledgment of your request will be sent.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Deely and Mrs. Buchanan

 

Kindergarten Registration is Monday, February 4th between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. OR 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Kindergarten registration has been rescheduled for Monday, February 4th. 

If your child will turn 5 on or before September 1, 2019, you may register for kindergarten by completing the following:

  1. Go to the District's on-line registration page to begin the process.
  2. Shortly after submitting your on-line registration, you will receive an email confirmation with attachments.
  3. Print the attachments and bring them with you to Hickory Point School.

Questions: Call Mrs. Jann Greenberg at Hickory Point at (847) 498-3830.

February 7

School is not in session on February 7 due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.