Hueneme Elementary School
Home of the Mighty Thunderbolts
Trimester 3 and Month 7, here we come! We are hard at work preparing our grade 3 - 5 students for the upcoming CAASPP Smarter Balanced testing later this year as well as preparing all of our students for their next school year! On Monday, March 20, our grade 5 students will be taking the pilot test for the new CAST test. This is the California Science Test. It is the new online annual state Science test.
The cooler, rainy winter weather brings along with it cold and flu season. This is having quite a DEVASTATING effect on our school attendance! Please check out the block regarding illness and attendance to see steps you can take to keep the flu and cold bugs at bay!Thank you to everyone for making sure that our students are on time, every day! Remember our instructional day begins at 8:00 a.m. To make sure your student is on time, please have him or her here NO LATER THAN 7:55 a.m. Someone prompt and punctual once said, "If you are early, you are ON TIME! If you are on time, YOU ARE LATE!" Breakfast is served from 7:35 a.m. until 7:50 a.m. This gives our students plenty of time to eat a nutritious breakfast and get to class in a punctual manner. Please bring your student here within these times if you want them to eat breakfast.
Our next Saturday School is on Saturday, April 29. There are only 2 more opportunities to make up absences and help us meet our district goal of 97%. This is an chance for students who have had one or more absences to make up that day of school. Our focus for Saturday School this year is STREAM: Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics! We will be having an exciting time! If your child has been absent, we look forward to seeing them here!
A few months ago we had a wonderful assembly about conflict management for our students put on by Kaiser Permanente called "It's Stop Time!" In the fall this year, the Kaiser Permanente performance group 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 STOP, BREATHE (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!
Finally, we ask our students and staff to show their Thunderbolt PRIDE. What is Thunderbolt PRIDE you ask?
Be a Positive Influence.
Show Respect and
Perform Deeds of Kindness
We also ask everyone to reflect on our Hueneme Guidelines for success:
* BE RESPECTFUL
* BE RESPONSIBLE
* BE KIND
* BE SAFE
* BE POSITIVE
Finally, we would like to encourage our students to consider this special request:
"If you see someone who is struggling to make friends or being bullied because he or she doesn't have many friends or because they are shy or not as pretty or not dressed in the most popular clothes, PLEASE step up. Say hi or at least smile at them in the hallway. You never know what that person might be facing outside of school. Your kindness might just make a HUGE difference in someone's life!"
Please check out the website and calendar for more important information.
With something to think about and a WHOLE LOT of Thunderbolt PRIDE, we look forward to seeing you along the way!
Dr. Martha S. Romero
INSPIRE - THRIVE - EMPOWER
TAKE A STAND. LEND A HAND. STOP BULLYING!
Treat EVERYONE with dignity and respect!