Here’s a fun way to track your miles while we are out of school! All miles will be updated. Stay healthy and enjoy the fresh air!
At our PTA meeting this morning we were advised to cancel/postpone all group events scheduled for March. As we get more information, we will update you. This is a very fluid and quickly-changing situation. Stay tuned for more information.
School District Update:
“Our main priority is the safety of our students, staff, and community. As a district we have been on weekly calls with OC HCA, OCDE, and the OC Emergency Management Operational Area to stay informed on the current guidance on the novel coronavirus or COVID19.
Last night (3/11), Governor Newsom announced that California public health officials issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19. The state’s public health experts have determined that gatherings should be postponed or canceled across the state until at least the end of March.
As a result of this announcement and with an abundance of caution events occurring across the district today have been cancelled including but not limited to: Community Connections Meeting at Peterson ES, the Grand Opening of the Dwyer Gym, and Roots of Rock concert.
HBCSD will continue to follow the guidance from the CA Department of Public Health, the OC Health Care Agency and the Orange County Department of Education as it relates to school operations. All schools are still in session and will operate normally while practicing continued prevention strategies that include: handwashing, covering of sneezes/coughs, and avoiding touching your face and mouth. The district will provide additional information to the community shortly.”
California Public Health Experts: Mass Gatherings Should be Postponed or Canceled Statewide to Slow the Spread of COVID-19:
There have been many recent school board and district decisions that will affect our community. Please take time to educate yourself and stay up to date. The school district has recently updated its website with a lot of valuable information.
Click here for FAQs:
School Closure Information:
Inter and Intra District Transfers:
School Consolidation Task Force Committee Info:
You can submit questions/comments to the district here:
Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes:
Movie will start at 7pm. Come at 6:30 to get snacks and set up your chairs. All snacks are $1 each except popcorn is free!
Meeting will include a State of the District presentation and recent Board decisions for 2020-21 school year. Two board members and two district staff will be there to answer questions. The meeting at Smith is from 9-10:30 but you are welcome to attend any of the meetings.
Join us on Monday, March 9 at 6pm for a fantastic speaker from CHOC on anxiety and depression in children. Children are facing more stress than ever and it is hard to know how to help. Dr. Morse will share some preventative measures, warning signs to look for, and ways to help your children.
If you can make it, please click here to RSVP: https://forms.gle/
More on Dr. Morse:
Dr. Amy Morse is a licensed child psychologist at CHOC Children’s Hospital where she provides individual and group therapy services to children and teens experiencing chronic medical conditions. She also participates in the supervision and training of externs and interns. Dr. Morse has experience treating youth across the spectrum of mental health care, from mild anxiety to chronic, debilitating depression. In addition, she has presented at national and international conferences on the importance of delivering high-quality services to young patients. Dr. Morse previously worked in the field of Child Life at hospitals on the east and west coast before pursuing a career in pediatric psychology. She is committed to the emotional well-being of youth and access to high-quality mental health care for the children and adolescents of Orange County.
The following is the proposed slate of Executive Board officers for 2020-2021, as recommended by the Nominating Committee. Elections will be at the March 12 PTA Association meeting.
President: Frederique Evans
Executive Vice President: Starla Edwards
VIce President of Membership: Jenny Olson
Vice President of Fundraising: Susan Weisheit
Treasurer: Lori Kamola
Secretary: Jack Lawson
Financial Secretary: Melanie Wengert
Historian: Jenny Morphy
Auditor: Stephen Herman
Note: Parliamentarian is an appointed position and will be appointed after elections, by the President.
If someone is interested in running against one of these positions, they can nominate themselves or have someone else nominate them from the floor during elections.
8:45-9:45 2nd and 3rd Grade
10:10-11:10 Kinder and 1st Grade
11:10-12:10 4th and 5th Grade
Sign up to volunteer at the event! We need your help! You’ll either help pass out water or mark off obstacles. Both are easy and fun!
Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/oJzotgJ
We received a donation from Barnes and Noble and voted at our association meeting in December to purchase books for our Resource classroom and that any other student can have access to if recommended by their classroom teacher. We were able to purchase many high interest books with a more accessible reading levels.
We were also able to purchase some parent education books that have been recommended by speakers we’ve had. These are available for any PTA member to check out (in the PTA room).
Student Senate has organized an electronics recycling program!