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  • January 31, 2019  JANUARY/FEBRUARY ISSUE

     

    DATES FOR THE CALENDAR:

    For the most up to date school event schedule, please access the calendar on the Hunsberger website:

    http://www.washoeschools.net/Page/1549

    February 2-Father/Daughter PTA hosted Dance, 6:00-9:00 pm, Hunsberger MPR

    February 18-President's Day-NO SCHOOL

    February 20-4th Grade SHARE Parent Preview, 5:00 pm, D3

    February 21-5th Grade SHARE Parent Preview, 5:00 pm, D3

    February 21-6th Grade SHARE Parent Preview, 6:00 pm, D3

    February 22-PTA Meeting, 9:30 am, Lounge

    February 23-Mother/Son PTA hosted Dance, 6:00-9:00 pm, Hunsberger MPR

    February 26-3rd Grade Music Program, 6:00-7:30 pm, Hunsberger MPR

    February 28-6th Grade Band Zone Concert at Galena, concert at 7:00 pm

    March 5-Fine Arts Night, 4:00-7:00 pm

    March 6-6th Grade Strings Zone Concert at Galena, concert at 7:00 pm

    March 12-2nd Grade Music Program, 6:00-8:00 pm, Hunsberger MPR

    March 20-Spring Pictures

    March 25-April 5-Spring Break, NO SCHOOL

     

    A NOTE FROM MRS. LAUF:

    • Another reminder that playground supervision begins at 9:10 each morning.  Please do not drop your child off before that time, and if you need to utilize Judy's Kidz Klub for childcare services before 9:10, you can easily sign your child up.
    • Hunsberger will again be participating in the District's soccer league.  If you are interested in sponsoring our school's jerseys please contact the office.  More information to follow in the coming weeks.
    • Please continue to honor all of our parking lot and pick-up/drop-off procedures.  Please do not block lanes, and during drop-off and pick-up, there is no parking in the front of the school.  When dropping your child off for choir or any class or club, please use the parent drop-off area, not the front of the school.  Thank you for your help with keeping our school safe.
    • The District has in place a very easy system to pay for your child's hot lunch account through Infinite Campus.  Please monitor your child's account and if you receive a balance letter please take note of your balance and if you owe any outstanding funds please pay those as soon as possible. 
    • The Washoe County School District has established Administrative Procedure 7330-Animals on School Grounds.  The policy states, "Pets and animals are not permitted on District property.  Properly certified service animals, as designated by the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAA), are permitted on school grounds."  Please refrain from bringing animals onto school property.   

     

    SOCCER LEAGUE:

    Hunsberger Elementary will take part in the District's soccer league for Spring 2019.  Boys and girls in 5th and 6th grade are eligible to participate.  Practice will be every Thursday from 3:45-5:00pm, starting February 21st.  Players will be expected to attend all practices.  There will also be a mandatory parent/player meeting on Friday, February 15th at 9:00 am in room D4.  The team will be limited to 22 players and spaces will be filled in the order applications are received.  The deadline for applications is Friday, February 8, at 9:30 am. Applications must be turned in to Mrs. Pickett in the office.  Please see the below link for a message from Mrs. Snelgrove, our soccer coach and the application.

    Soccer Note and Application

     

    PTA NEWS:

    Husky Parents, 

    We have several events planned for the second half of the school year!  It's not too late to join the PTA at www.hunsbergerpta.mycheddarup.com for the calendar of events, advance notice and extra details!

    The PTA purchased dedicated laptops for the 5th and 6th grade classrooms in the first half.  Woohoo!  We also approved purchasing 3rd and 4th grade computers at the end of 2018!  If you, or your company is interested in donating to this cause, please go to the cheddarup website or send a check to the office.

    Here are the PTA events for February:

    2/2 Father/Daughter Dance-SOLD OUT

    2/22 PTA Meeting at 9:30

    2/23 Mother/Son Dance-get your tickets now at www.hunsbergerpta.mycheddarup.com.  Space is limited.  NO RSVP's will be accepted after 2/16.

    **These are all PTA events.  If you have any questions, please email us at huskypta@yahoo.com.  Do not call the office.

    Have you ever thought about joining the school's PTA?  There are a lot of options for the upcoming year.  Look for information about an upcoming social to get to know your PTA and positions available for next year.  You can also email us at huskypta@yahoo.com.

    Your Hunsberger PTA

     

    COUNSELOR'S CORNER:

    Happy New Year Families!

    Thank you so much to those of you who gave to the 'Angel Tree'.  I was completely in awe by the enourmous amount of gifts and toys provided.  Every request was granted!  Our Hunsberger community directly supported 36 children, 24 adults, and a total of 14 families with wrapped presents.  In addition, your toy donations filled an entire pick-up truck and toys were distributed to over 100 children at Veterans Memorial Elementary School.  Please read the letter of thanks from Veterans which is below.

    Thank You Letter from Veterans Memorial Elementary

    To all 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Parents:

    I will be providing the SHARE (Sexuality, Health and Responsibility Education) lesson for your student's class the first week in March.  If you have questions regarding the SHARE curriculum, you can attend the Parent Preview night for your child's grade level lesson.  Please see the schedule below:

    4th Grade SHARE-Wednesday, February 20th, 5:00 pm, Room D3

    5th Grade SHARE-Thursday, February 21st, 5:00 pm, Room D3

    6th Grade SHARE-Thursday, February 21st, 6;00 pm, Room D3 

    I'm looking forward to a great second sememster!  Thank you again for being such a caring and giving community.

     

    Your School Counselor,

    Mrs. Eftimoff

     

    HUNSBERGER HONOR CHOIR NEWS:

    Here are some upcoming music events that may be of interest to you!  Please mark your calendars!! 

    Thursday, February 21-WCSD Elementary Choral Festival at UNR:  We will depart Hunsberger at 9:50 am.  The choir will sing in Nightengale Concert Hall in the Church Fine Arts building at 11:05.  We will have lunch in the student union after our performance.  Students need to bring either lunch money or a lunch.  We will return to school by 1:15 pm.  Please be sure to return signed field trip forms for your child.  Also, we still are in need of chaperones for this event.  Attire is choir shirt, black pants (or skirt of appropriate length), and black shoes-no exceptions please!

    Thursday, May 2-National Anthem/Hunsberger Night at the Aces:  The choir will be singing the National Anthem at the ballpark followed by a fun night with the Reno Aces!  Time and details TBD.

    Saturday, May 11-Music in the Parks/Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: This event is for fifth and sixth grade choir students only.  Please return the bottom portion of the yellow note that went home this week with your $50.00 deposit ASAP to hold your child's spot.  We are in need of chaperones for this trip.

    Tuesday, May 14-Choir Spring Concert: This is the final concert of the year.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

    Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns, tthompson@washoeschools.net

    Thank you!

    Terry Thompson 

     

    HUSKY ARTS:

    Hello Hunsberger families, 

    The "sun" platter project is in full swing and we have a handful completed already!  Please check your child's teacher if they need help with their class platter.  All of the supplies, complete directions, and inspiration book are located in the teacher's lounge. They must be completed by February 25th for the Husky Fine Arts Night March 5th. 

    The Husky Art program is supported by volunteers and your kids teachers need you.  Please contact your teachers and see how you can help; it's so easy and fun!

    Thank you from your Husky Art Team!

    Chelcey and Amy

    Chelcey@sbcglobal.net

    Azales7@hotmail.com

     

    HUSKY YEARBOOKS:

    Directions for 6th grade dedication pages will go home in the next week.  Please watch for the notice. 

    Yearbooks are still on sale for $20 a book.  Again this year we will be ordering online, please use the following link:  https://www.treering.com/validate?

    The PassCode is:  1014969471093337 

    If you have photos of events at Hunsberger that you would like us to use in the yearbook you can send them to HunsbergerYearbook@yahoo.com.

    Your Yearbook Coordinators,

    Kara and Tracy

     

    Thank you to the following Hunsberger Heroes who have graciously contributed to our school in the last month!

     

    The Igleheart Family

    The Kayl Family

    The Nelson Family

    The Shapiro Family

    The Wall Family

     

     

    IN THIS ISSUE OF PAWPRINTS:

     

    Hunsberger Resources

    Hunsberger Heroes-Principal Fundraiser

    Amazon.com Smile

    Hunsberger Birthday Book Club

    WCSD Volunteer Updates

    Nevada Prepaid Tuition Brochure

    Places to get a Flu Vaccine

    Flu Guide for Parents

     

     Activities on Campus

    Hunsberger Honor Choir

     Jenny's Dance Class

    Bricks 4 Kidz-3rd Quarter

    Chess Kidz-3rd Quarter

    Wheatley Taekwon-Do-3rd Quarter

    Sierra Arts Music Program

    Fine Arts Program

    Ukulele Workshop

     

    Upcoming Activities on Campus

    Camp Invention Summer Camp