Be Internet Awesome Workshop

Calling all parents to get talking about digital safety!

Thursday, April 20, 2023

5:30-7:00 pm (doors open at 5:15 pm) at Hedenkamp Elementary’s MPR.

During this workshop, parents, caregivers, and kids will:

  • Learn about how to keep their families smart, alert, strong, kind, and brave online.
  • Explore the Be Internet Awesome Family Guide and Google Family’s Link app.
  • Engage with other families and peers to discuss their families’ online experiences and solutions.

Food and Spanish translation services will be available. All families are welcome!


Please complete our Google Form to RSVP for the workshop.

PTA Connected

Hedenkamp PTA was selected as a recipient of National PTA’s PTA Connected: Be Internet Awesome funding sponsored by Google + YouTube to host this digital education event.

Sé genial en Internet

¡Llamando a todos los padres para que hablen sobre la seguridad digital!

Jueves, 20 de Abril de 2023

5:30-7:00 pm (las puertas se abren a las 5:15 pm) en el MPR de Hedenkamp Elementary.

Durante este taller, los padres, cuidadores y niños:

  • Obtenga información sobre cómo mantener a sus familias inteligentes, alertas, fuertes, amables y valientes en línea.
  • Explore la guía familiar Be Internet Awesome y la aplicación Google Family’s Link.
  • Involúcrate con otras familias y compañeros para discutir las experiencias y soluciones en línea de sus familias.

Los servicios de comida y traducción al español estarán disponibles. ¡Todas las familias son bienvenidas!


Complete nuestro formulario de Google para confirmar su asistencia al taller.

PTA Conectado

La PTA de Hedenkamp fue seleccionada como receptora de los fondos PTA Connected: Be Internet Awesome de la PTA Nacional patrocinados por Google + YouTube para organizar este evento de educación digital.

Hollywood Family Dance

“Lights, camera, action!” Join us for an evening of dancing, food, and fun as we celebrate all of our STARS at our Hollywood Family Dance on Friday, April 14, 2023, from 5:00-8:00 pm at the school MPR.

Tickets will be on sale both in-person and online through the PTA webstore while supplies last.

Online sales will be held through Sunday, April 9. In-person sales will be held by the bus loop:

  • Monday, April 3 – 1:30-2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 4 – 8-9 am, 2:30-3:30 pm, 4:30-6 pm
  • Wednesday, April 5 – 2:30-3:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 6 – 8-9 am, 2:30-3:30 pm, 4:30-6 pm
  • Friday, April 7 – 1:30-2:30 pm

Tickets are $20 per person (includes dinner, desserts, and photos). Maximum of 4 tickets per family. Cash and credit card are accepted.

Special VIP entry for PTA members! Dress in your best Hollywood glam!

Flyer revised 4/5/2023 (extended ticket sales):

Volunteer Opportunities

Our PTA could use your support with making sure everyone feels like a A-lister.

We could use volunteers to help:

  • sell in-person tickets,
  • process ticket orders,
  • decorate the MPR,
  • helping with the check-in at the dance,
  • setting up,
  • helping with food stations,
  • cleaning up,
  • etc.

Please sign-up through our SignUpGenius to volunteer. We appreciate your support!

Questions? E-mail

Hedenkamp PTA Updates

Panda Express Fundraiser

Tired of cooking and cleaning after the Super Bowl and don’t want to deal with the Valentine’s Day rush? Order ahead or on the event day (tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15) at Panda Express (2015 Birch Road, Otay Ranch Town Center location).

If ordering online or through the app, enter 350440 in the fundraiser code box, or show the flyer (print or from your phone) when ordering in-person.

T-shirt Design Contest Voting Guidelines

Students that submitted t-shirt designs yesterday for the Hedenkamp 20 year anniversary will have their classes vote anonymously amongst their class designs to select 1 submission by February 15.

  • Staff will review all class submissions (1 per) to vote on the final 10 by February 17.
  • The final 10 will be displayed near the library for all to vote by February 22 to narrow down to 5.
  • The final 5 will be reviewed by deciding committee and announced February 24.

We’re excited to see the designs!

PTA Membership Goals

We need 4 more PTA members for a Pajama Day at school! (We’re currently at 196 members) Join at

Help us reach our end goal of 400 PTA members! Every time we reach a goal, the school gets a prize:

  • 150 members: Principal sings a song!
  • 200 members: Pajama Day!
  • 250 members: Free homework pass!
  • 300 members: Popsicles!
  • 350 members: Pie in Principal’s face!
  • 400 members: Extra recess!

PTA Connected: Be Internet Awesome, sponsored by Google + YouTube

Hedenkamp PTA was selected as a recipient of National PTA’s PTA Connected: Be Internet Awesome funding sponsored by Google + YouTube!

We will be hosting a digital education event on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 5:30 pm. During this event, parents and caregivers will have the chance to:

  • Learn about how to keep their families smart, alert, strong, kind, and brave online.
  • Explore the Be Internet Awesome Family Guide and Google’s Family Link app.
  • Engage with their peers to discuss their families’ online experiences and solutions.

We are in need of volunteers to help plan and make our event a success. You do not have to be a Tech Expert to help, for example, volunteers can lead or assist with event planning, logistics, promotion, registration or data entry, participant/speaker communication, A/V setup, coordination of snacks/beverages, handouts, room setup/cleanup, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail Alma at

PTA 2023 Nominating Committee Report

Date: February 10, 2023
The nominating committee met on January 31, 2023 to consider all eligible candidates for the 2023-2024 term of office.  The nominating committee presents the following slate of officers for the association’s consideration:

Position:                                      Name:
President                                     Jaclyn Alvarez
Vice President                             Catherine Felix
Secretary                                     Maria Flores
Treasurer                                     Lucy Castaneda
Chairman of Volunteers               Helen Oh
Chairman of Membership            Sibyl Brewer
Chairman of Communications     Eric Pamintuan

Open positions:
Chairman of Fundraising
Chairman of Programs

The report of the nominating committee is submitted to the membership in writing at least 28 days prior to the election and reported at the election meeting. The report of the nominating committee must be entered into the minutes of the March general association meeting.

Yearbook Submissions Deadline – March 1

We are about 2 weeks away from March 1, which is the deadline for:

  • Submitting photos for the yearbook
  • Submitting 6th grader’s baby photos
  • Submitting 6th grader’s favorite memory
  • and to purchase Love Lines

The last day to order a yearbook is April 2.

All yearbook info can be found at or e-mail

Dozens of Valentines Day cards, candies, chocolates for the kids to exchange (check).
Writing a personalized Love Line for the Yearbook…?

Rubio’s Fundraiser

Save the date to order take out, eat out, or hang with friends at Rubio’s on Eastlake Parkway on March 15 to support our PTA! See flyer above for more info.