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Hueneme Elementary School       

Home of the Mighty Thunderbolts

March 2018

Welcome to March!  The old saying goes, "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb!"  We have had some very interesting weather lately!  We also have many exciting things happening this month!  

First, let me thank everyone who assisted in making our first annual Multicultural Festival a wonderful success.  Our PTA, Staff, students and parents worked very hard to represent as many countries as possible.  There were 16 countries represented.  We had awesome performances by the Hueneme High School Mariachi Band and Expresión de mi tierra, a local Ballet Folklórico dance group as well as a singing performance by one of our own students.   We look forward to making it even better next time. 

Next, and extremely important, the LCAP Survey is here!  From March 1 - 31, all of our stakeholders are asked to complete a survey either online or on paper.  This gives everyone a chance to make a difference in the educational lives of our students.  If you need assistance in any way to complete the survey, please let us know.  We have computers here at school.  We have Spanish language translators.  We would like to have 100% of our stakeholders represented in the survey.  Thank you for your participation.    

We are beginning our testing season.  First we will have our grade 5 students taking the California Healthy Kids Survey.  The results of this survey help us to make sure that we are doing all we can to create and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all of our students.  Our grade 5 students will also take the physical fitness test.  Our third grade students will experience taking our new Gifted and Talented Test (GATE) test toward the end of the month.  Beginning after Spring Break, we have our California Science Test (CAST) and our California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).  Please watch for information about when each of these tests are given.  Please make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and a good breakfast on those days. 

March is proving to be as difficult a challenge for us to have our students in school all day, every day as we are still deep into cold and flu season.  It is affecting our attendance dramatically!  Please check out the block on attendance and the helpful hints from our nurse about how to help us stay healthy during this time of year!  


Our sixth Saturday Attendance Academy is Saturday, March 10!  If your child has missed one or more days of school, please make sure to sign them up.  It is a wonderful day of enrichment and fun! IF you sign your child up,  please insure that they attend as we hire teachers based on the number of students in attendance and purchase lunches based on the number of students who request them.  Most of the food must be thrown away if a student who ordered it does not attend.  We only have TWO more chances for Saturday Attendance Academy.  If your student missed a day of school, please call the office and request an application for Saturday Attendance Academy.   

Our main goal is to make sure our students are safe.  Please talk with your students about what is and is not safe behavior.  It is very important that we all feel safe and comfortable here at school so that our main focus is to learn.

 All of our classroom rules fall into four main categories! The most important rules to reinforce at home are:

* Keep hands, feet, body, and other objects to yourself!

* Listen to the adults on campus and follow instructions!

* Do your work! 

* Behave in a safe way! 

Please check out our entire website for information about things happening in our school!  If you have suggestions for how we can make this an even better school, please let us know.  Better yet, get involved in our parent program!  "Many hands make light work!" 


With something to think about and a WHOLE LOT of Thunderbolt PRIDE, see you all around campus!

Go Thunderbolts! 

Dr. Martha S. Romero   


                                         INSPIRE - EMPOWER - THRIVE 


 Treat EVERYONE with dignity and respect!




  • Great Work Spellers!
    Great Work Spellers!
    Our Spelling Bee Champion-Keira and Runner Up-Oliver
  • Keira: Spelling her Word
    Keira: Spelling her Word
    Keira spelling her championship word
  • Our Spelling Bee Judges
    Our Spelling Bee Judges
    Our Spelling Bee Judges
  • Hueneme Elementary School Shines with Awesomeness!
    Hueneme Elementary School Shines with Awesomeness!
    Eagerly awaiting the first day of school are Ms. Camarena, Ms. Potuzak, Ms. Benitez, Ms. Nabors, Ms. Sofer, Ms. Hunter, Ms. Osman, Ms. Jaramillo, and, in front, our wonderful principal Dr. Romero.
  • Fieldtrip to Underwood Farms!
  • Classroom Gardens
  • Kindergarten is out at the garden boxes!
  • STEM Motion With Apples - Mrs. Osman's Class
    STEM Motion With Apples - Mrs. Osman's Class
  • Keep Apples from Browning
  • Mrs. Gomez' Class Dissects Flowers
    Mrs. Gomez' Class Dissects Flowers
    Mrs. Gomez' class had a great time being scientists today.
  • Our Fall Carnival
    Our Fall Carnival
    Thank you to all staff, parents, and community members for making our Fall Carnival/Movie Night a success.
Port Hueneme, CA
TITLE IX Athletics
Hueneme Elementary School District did not offer competitive athletics as that term is defined by Education Code Section 221.9 (e) in the 2016-2017 school year.
California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)
Grammar Gallery Post Checks
Hueneme Office Staff
Principal: Dr. Martha S. Romero
Assistant Principal: Ms. Monica Sides
Counselor: Ms. Lucero Benitez
Office Manager: Mrs. Maribel Palomares
Office Clerk: Ms. Vivian Gonzales
Health Clerk: Mr. Tommy Cortez
Nurse: Mrs. Arlene Modell
Hueneme's AR Progress

How to Resolve Conflict

11 months ago

A while back we had a wonderful assembly about conflict management for our students put on by Kaiser Permanente called "It's Stop Time!"  The Kaiser Permanente performance group also came and talked with our parents about stress.  It was called "One Minute!"  The same message was delivered to our parents as it was to our students.  Some of our upper graders even attended with our parents, which was wonderful!   Our families learned that when they find themselves in a difficult situation that they should STOPBREATHE (for One Minute!) and CHOOSE!  As we are considering our choices, we should THINK before we speak or act! As we THINK, we ask ourselves:

Is it True or Trustworthy?

Is it Helpful?

Is it Inspiring or Important?

Is it Necessary?

Is it Kind?

If our CHOICE is not any of these, we should not say it or do it!

A Spring fundraiser is coming soon. The funds raised by PTA help to bring assemblies to our school and pay for busses for fieldtrips as well as other assistance needed for our school.

Illness and Attendance
Illness and Attendance
Illness proves to be a great challenge for attendance during the late fall and winter months. Our school nurse, Nurse Arlene, asked us to please remind everyone, especially our students, to cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Especially
important is washing your hands or using hand sanitizer after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. In addition, she recommends that we drink plenty of water and choose nutritious foods rather than junk food and candy to help keep our bodies
healthy during cold and flu season. Finally, citrus fruits help provide us with needed vitamin C during this time of year.
Our district attendance goal is 97%! But we know we can do better than that! Let's aim higher! We can do it!
Research shows that student attendance has a major impact on how well a child does in school.
Each week that a class reaches perfect attendance (including NO TARDIES!), our classes receive one letter in the word ATTENDANCE. When the class has
completely spelled the word ATTENDANCE, the class receives a prize. Please see the website for more details. Our students and teachers worked very hard to have perfect attendance each day. Tardies continue to be a great challenge. As we tell the
students, "Don't be late; be here BEFORE 8:00!" The exterior gates are close at 7:55 a.m. Any students arriving after 7:55 a.m. will need to enter through the office. As long as they are in their classroom before 8:00 a.m. the students are on time. We understand that it is often very difficult to get your children up and to school every day,
especially during the cooler winter months, and we definitely cannot have excellent attendance at our school without you. We appreciate your assistance in helping our children to be responsible and learn the good habit of punctuality and promptness. The GREAT news is the Saturday Attendance Academy does work! Please see the Saturday Attendance Academy block for more information!!!
Military Kids Club
Military Kids Club
Meets every Thursday and Friday
Lunch Time
Grades 2-5
Please return a permission slip
to your child's teacher.

FOCUS Groups returned in the month of January with lots of wonderful lunchtime activities. If you are a military family with a child in our school, please make sure they are signed up for all of the different opportunities for support that we have our Hueneme Elementary! We will also have our FOCUS resiliency trainer working with students during Saturday attendance Academy. Look for fliers and permission slips are in the office.

Title IX Regulations

5 months ago

Hueneme Elementary School District

Every school district that receives federal funding is required to designate and/or adequately train at least one employee to coordinate the recipient’s Title IX responsibilities.  Title IX regulations also require the name and contact information of each Title IX Coordinator be made public by the educational institution. The Hueneme Elementary School District affirms its commitment to equality of opportunity for all individuals. This commitment requires that no discrimination shall occur regarding admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, any program and activity on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, religion, or marital status.

Complaints alleging noncompliance with Title IX can be filed by utilizing the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) as identified in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 4600 et. seq. and Hueneme Elementary School District Policy BP 1312.3 and should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator:

Raven Aipa
205 N. Ventura Rd.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Phone: 805-488-3588, ext. 9261