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February is the month to celebrate all African Americans and their momentous moments that have impacted history.
For this week we will celebrate some notable figures from history. The two abolitionists, Frederick Douglas and Harriet Tubman that fought to have President Lincoln sign the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st, 1863. Click here to watch a video. This landmark document outlawed slavery in the South.
Frederick Douglass, fun fact he self-taught himself how to read and write at AGE 12. Click HERE to learn more about him.
Harriet Tubman, fun fact she was known as Moses and led 19 separate excursions of African Americans to freedom along the underground railroad, nobody rescued more African Americans than her. Click HERE to learn more about her.
Hello Hicks Families and Happy February! It is Black History Month. Please read through this newsletter for important reminders, dates and resources pertaining to your child's school and district.
Hello Hicks Families! Happy January! We hope everyone had a happy, healthy holiday break! Please review the information below for important reminders, dates and resources.
Hello Hicks Families! Happy December!
We hope everyone had a happy, healthy Thanksgiving! Please review the information below for important reminders, dates and resources.
Check out important information about parent/teacher conferences, elementary sports signups, and our Fiesta of Free Cash!
**Remember, there are TWO half days next week! **
- December 5th - 12:20pm dismissal
- December 7th - 12:20pm dismissal
Hello Hicks Families! Happy November! We hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween! We wanted to thank each and every family who celebrated with us at the dance, the parade, or by donating candy. These events truly wouldn't be possible without the support of our Hicks families!
We can't believe it is already October! The first full month of school has flown by. Students have been hard at work reviewing rules, routines and procedures, as well as digging into curriculum! Please review the information below for important reminders, dates and resources.
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year and thank you for an incredible first two weeks of school! The last two weeks at Hicks have been filled with new and returning smiling faces, We are beyond thrilled to be back and ecstatic to have our kiddos back in our updated building! Speaking of construction, there are still a few projects that are getting finished so thank you for your patience as the construction team works hard wrap up the finishing touches.
Eeeeekkkk!!!!!! :) TOMORROW is the BIG day!!! :) Hicks staff are all looking forward to welcoming our kiddos tomorrow morning for the first day of the 2023-2024 school year!!! I know I am messaging a lot between email, robo calls and dojo messages but I want to ensure that everyone knows the plan for tomorrow! We are SO excited to show off our BEAUTIFUL building on Wednesday, August 30th at 4:30-5:30pm for our open house! I know it feels odd having to do it differently this year because of our construction but please know we appreciate your understanding in advance. Our construction and custodial staff have working unbelievably hard to get the building ready so having a couple extra days was so beneficial for them.
Remember to watch the video I sent out showing you the new building entrance! I posted it last week on DOJO and on our David Hicks Elementary Facebook page for you to watch with your children so everyone feels prepared for tomorrow. We will have a TON of staff outside ready to help guide the children to their new classes. Please remember that parents will stay in their cars on arrival. We promise we have the staff to get our children to their classrooms safely. :) We are ready!
Give our sweet Hicks Hornets a BIG hug before bed tonight and remind them all how excited we are to welcome them tomorrow!!! It's going to be a FABULOUS year!!!
Love you all tons,
Mama Gee :)
Happy Summer Hicks Hornets! We are so happy to have the sun and warm weather here to stay. We will definitely miss our hornets over the summer, but can't wait to see your smiling faces in August. All students were sent home with a Summer Bridges Essentials Backpack earlier this week. We are hopeful that students will continue to practice their reading and math skills during our break with these materials. Any student that brings back their Summer Bridge book fully completed will earn a pizza party in the fall! Who doesn't love PIZZA? 🍕
A reminder that our building will be under construction for all of June, July and majority of August. That means our Back to School Open House will take place after the first day of school on August, 29th, 2023. That date will be communicated as soon as it is scheduled! Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Many of you probably saw the district communication come out but I wanted to personally let you know the exciting and PROUD news in case you didn't see it! Ms. Babyak has accepted the Principal position at Wildwood Elementary and Mr. Furca has accepted the Interim Assistant Principal position at Wildwood Elementary! Please be sure to congratulate them both on their well deserved promotions when you see them! They will make a great team and Wildwood is lucky to have them! We wish them well and they will ALWAYS be a Hicks Hornet and part of our Hicks Family! :)