* HElP Meeting/Pizza Hut Night 5pm * No School January 20 - School Improvement Day * HElP Movie Night January 24 * Yearbook Orders Due January 24*        

Happy Holidays Swather Families!

Hesston Elementary students finished the first semester on a positive note. Several holiday traditions continued through the month of December. Santa visited classrooms on December 19. Students and staff enjoyed Singing Around the Christmas Tree. Thanks to the H.El.P organization for their continued support during many of the holiday events. 

Students and Mrs. Funk did a great job presenting the music program, Lights, Camera, Christmas on November 21. Students’ hard work and efforts paid off as the audience enjoyed many songs from favorite Christmas movies. A special thank you to all of the staff, parents, and community members who contributed to this special performance. 

Thank you to all of our dads and father figures who have served as Watch Dogs throughout the first semester.  Our Watch DOG Wall of Fame continues to grow with photos of children and dads. If you are interested in volunteering please see the school’s web page, under HES H.El.P. to sign up. 

I have a few reminders to help make our school safe for all students. Students should not be arriving at school before 7:30 am. There is no supervision until 7:30 in the morning. If you need routine care for your child before then, you will need to communicate with Hesston Childcare Center at 620-327-3775 for them to attend Kids Connect. 

Also, if your child has to cross Amos Street to get to the front of the school, an adult must assist them in crossing the street. Also, if you visit the playground after school hours, please be sure the gate is always closed when you leave and you take all of your belongings. A trash can has been conveniently placed near the playground for any trash. Student safety is a priority, so please follow these procedures in order to help keep everyone safe and our playground clean. 

Please help the drop off/ pick up line move efficiently by not leaving your vehicle unattended. If you need to leave your car, please move to a parking stall. Also, students should be entering and exiting cars in the drop off zone. They should not be walking between cars. 

Thank you to all our parents and families for your continued support. It is a privilege to work with your child(ren).  If you have questions or concerns, please contact me or your child’s teacher. Best wishes this holiday season, may it be filled with peace and joy! 

Alisa Krehbiel