Swather Families -

Our school year is quickly coming to an end in a few short weeks. I would like to take this opportunity to thank students and parents for a great year. It has been a year of learning and growth. Thanks for your support. Hesston Elementary is a great place for your child to learn and grow.

Our fourth graders have begun the transition process to the Middle School. Seventh graders from the middle school met their fourth grade buddy on April 24. As they learned to get to know each other, they completed “Get to Know You” activities and asked questions to ease their apprehensions of moving to a new school. On April 29, the fourth grade students will walk to Hesston Middle School to eat lunch with their buddy and get a glimpse of what it is really like. The school counselors and teachers did an excellent job of making this transition a positive experience for all students. Fourth grade parents and students are invited to attend an open house and information night at Hesston Middle School on April 29 at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be informative as it relates to the opportunities and activities of middle school life for your student.

Hesston Elementary welcomed around 53 prospective students to Kindergarten Round-Up on April 15, 2019. It was fun to see these eager children ready to start their educational experience. Students and parents were introduced to school personnel, as well as visiting the kindergarten classrooms to experience what a fun place HES will be.

Students in third and fourth grades completed the Kansas State Assessments in math and reading. These tests were centered on the Kansas College and Career Readiness Standards. Students and teachers worked diligently to complete the assessments and their patience and best effort was appreciated.

Class placements for the 2019-20 school year will begin soon. If you have questions or concerns regarding placement, please communicate with me in writing by June 1. There are many factors carefully considered by our team before a child is placed in a specific classroom. Therefore, individual teacher requests will not be taken. We are dedicated to meeting the educational, social, and emotional needs of each child and will address issues affecting your child on an individual basis.

With the warmer weather, more students are riding their bikes to school. Please remind your child to wear their bike helmet and practice bike safety. Also, please have your child check the lost and found box in the commons area. It is full and running over with coats and

Thank you parents for supporting teachers and your child(ren) throughout the year with reading, math facts, and with positive affirmations. Your tireless efforts and motivation make a difference in the success of your child. Have a wonderful summer and I look forward to next year.

Alisa Krehbiel