Greetings Hawk Hollow Families,
I have spoken to many parents personally, but want to remind you that parking on Jacaranda Drive at dismissal is prohibited. Parking on the street and walking across to the school to pick up your child or having students walk across the street to meet you compromises your and their safety. For the safety of all, please use the parent loop or use one of the available parking spaces on the visitor parking lot.
SAVE THE DATE: LITERACY NIGHT
Hawk Hollow’s annual Literacy Night will be Thursday, March 23, 6:00 – 7:15 pm. This year we will have several literacy related games, an opportunity to hear books read by the Bartlett Fire and Police Departments, a chance to read to therapy dogs and more. See you there.
PTH FLOWER AND PLANT FUNDRAISER
Please support our PTH Flower and Plant Fundraiser. All items make the perfect gift for a family member, friend or yourself! The items are a great addition to add color to your yard! It is simple and easy! All the items will arrive within two weeks prior to Mother’s Day of 2017.
Your student should have brought home an order form. If not, please contact the office.
School District U-46, in collaboration with local libraries, designates Thursday, March 2 through Monday, April 3, 2017 as Library Card Challenge to promote library card ownership for all elementary students. During this time, our students are encouraged to get a free library card at their local library.
U-46 will award a trophy to the school with the highest number of students who show a library card and the school with the largest increase of students who obtain a library card. If your student does not have a card yet, visit your local library’s registration desk to register. It only takes 10 minutes and all you need is proof of residency.
To participate in the Library Card Challenge, please have your student show their new library card to me or their teacher.
For more information, visit the Literacy page on U-46’s website.
NOTES FROM THE NURSE
Flu season is here and it is our goal to maintain the health of all students. With your help, this can happen. There are two important things to consider when making the decision to keep your child home from school: your child’s susceptibility to other infections, and the possibility that he/she may spread the illness to others. Here are helpful guidelines to help you make that decision:
- If your child has symptoms such as fever, nausea, rash, watery eyes, severe cough or headache, he/she should remain at home until the symptoms subside and/or medical treatment has begun.
- Oral temperature of 100 degrees or above is sufficient to keep a child at home. He/she must be fever free for at least 24 hours, without medication, before returning to school.
- If your child vomits or has two or more episodes of loose stool, he/she should remain at home for at least 24 hours free of vomiting or diarrhea before returning to school.
- Do not send a student with a rash to school until the rash and its seriousness has been established. A doctor can identify the cause of a rash, if any treatment is needed and if your child is contagious. Please bring a note for the doctor when your child returns to school.
- Children may attend school when they have a cold or sore throat, however, they must be free of fever and hacking cough.
- If your child has been diagnosed with Strep Throat, Scarlet Fever, or Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), inform the school nurse. The student may return to school after 24 hours of treatment with antibiotics and if free of fever.
- When leaving message on attendance line regarding your student’s absence, please state what the student’s symptoms are (fever, sore throat, cough, etc…).
BIRTHDAY TREATS/ALLERGY POLICY
This is a friendly reminder that no food should be sent to school for birthday treats. For Holiday Parties, treats will be coordinated by the room mothers and teachers, no other treats should be sent in. Please review the Hawk Hollow Allergy Policy below that was sent home in September. Thank you!
Hawk Hollow Allergy Policy:
1. Birthdays celebrated at Hawk Hollow will be without food, peanut products, balloons or flowers.
2. We will continue to celebrate major occasions such as the Halloween, winter holiday, Valentine’s Day, etc. No peanuts, nuts, or peanut products will be allowed.
3. All food provided for the holiday parties MUST be store bought food only. This food needs to be in its original packaging with labels.
4. No peanut butter or peanut product food will be permitted at Hawk Hollow parties or for daily snack time.
5. Parents of students with allergies will assume responsibility for providing all food products for their own children.
Parents, as you know it is very important for your child to attend school daily. It is also important for them to arrive to school on time every day. Per district guidelines, habitual tardiness is a form of truancy and may result in a referral to the Kane County Truancy Office for further action. Please help your child by getting them to school promptly before 8:30 am.
As a reminder, if your child arrives after 8:30 am you must escort them inside to the office to sign them in.
PTH MEMBERS NEEDED
If you would like to be on the PTH mailing list, please contact us via email:
Literacy Night March 23, 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Plant/Flower Fundraiser ends March 24
Spring Break (No School) March 27 – 31
Classes Resume April 3
Spring Pictures April 3
PARCC Testing (Grades 3 -8) April 4 – 28
School Registration Event April 5, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Spring Holiday: No School April 14
PTH Meeting April 19, 6:30 pm
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH US…
Hawk Hollow PTH email address:
Hawk Hollow web page:
Hawk Hollow Elementary PTH (on Facebook):
Support out school - Target Red Card fundraiser:
Thank you and have a great evening!
Mrs. Mitchell, Principal