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New Social Media

We want to capture as much as our Husky community as possible, so in addition to our Twitter account, we now have a Facebook and Instagram. Please follow us to be updated on what’s going on with the PTA:

Executive Board Elections

PTA Executive Board nominations are open! Get involved with your PTA!

The nomination committee is currently seeking parent volunteers who can serve on the Hedenkamp Elementary PTA Executive Board for the 2023-2024 school year.

Would you like to volunteer in the spirit of support for students, teachers, and the Hedenkamp community? Do you know someone who would like to join our team of Hedenkamp PTA volunteers?

Get involved by completing our 2023-2024 PTA Election Google Form.

Open PTA Positions:

Please email Mrs. Odalis Lee at parliamentarian@huskiespta.com for more information.

Fundraisers

All day Wednesday, January 18, show the flyer above (or mention Hedenkamp Elementary) at California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Otay Ranch Towne Centre location to help support Hedenkamp PTA.

20% of proceeds will be donated (not valid on orders placed or fulfilled through third-party delivery).

If you aren’t familiar with CPK, they don’t just serve pizza, they also have salads, soups, pastas, sandwiches, etc.

The Loko Bean Cafe coffee cart will be returning to Hedenkamp Thursday mornings (but excluding this coming Thursday, January 19) from 6:30-9:00 am at the bus loop. The coffee cart includes espressos, lattes, mochas, and more.

% of proceeds goes to Hedenkamp PTA.

If you are interested in ordering for a Hedenkamp teacher or staff member, but maybe don’t have the time, you can text 858-997-6542 with the name of who you’d like to order for, and the order, and PTA will order and deliver on your behalf, followed by Venmo payment request.

Yearbook

The 2022-2023 Hedenkamp yearbook includes all grades and features photos of students, teachers, staff, school clubs and events. It is a great way for your Husky to remember their time at Hedenkamp! Preorder your yearbook for $35. You can have their name printed on the cover for an additional $5. Sorry, early bird pricing ended on December 31, 2022.

Preorder your yearbook at the Hedenkamp PTA Web Store. Deadline to purchase a yearbook is April 2, 2023.

Yearbooks will be distributed by the last day of school, pending the printer.

Yearbook Love Lines

Yearbook love lines (aka boosters) are short personalized messages to family, friends, staff and students that are placed at the end of the yearbook.  They are a great way to send a special message to your child recognizing all the hard work they have put into the school year.  Love lines can be written to Huskies in all grades (students and staff) and there is no limit to how many you can order.

A love line costs $5 and may contain up to 100 characters (including spaces and punctuation).  Purchase online at the Hedenkamp PTA Web Store. Deadline to purchase love lines is March 1, 2023.

Please note that all messages will be reviewed before they are placed in the yearbook. E-mail yearbook@huskiespta.com with any questions you may have.

Yearbook Photos

Get your pictures in the yearbook!  All grades are included in the yearbook so we need your help.  If you have great photos of school events, email them to us!  We can’t be everywhere to take pictures so help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific yearbook to remember this school year!

Deadline to submit photos is March 1, 2023.

Ways to submit photos for the yearbook:

Please submit photos that are:

  • school-related
  • digital, no hard copies will be accepted
  • high resolution (300 dpi jpg)
  • original files – no screenshots
  • full color
  • unaltered – do not crop, use photo filters, add text or create collages
  • not watermarked
  • recognizable – faces should be visible or partially visible
  • in focus – not blurry

Be sure to include your child’s name, grade, teacher and event info in your email.  This ensures that photos are placed on the correct pages.

If possible, rename your files:

  • 1 Child in photo: “X Grade_TeacherLast_ChildFirst ChildLast” e.g. “6th Grade_Mikulanis_Jane Smith”
  • Kids from the same class: “X Grade_TeacherLast kids” e.g. “4th Grade_Rose kids”
  • Kids from the same grade: “X Grade kids”  e.g. “2nd Grade kids”
  • For all other variations include event name or a description
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PHOTO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE REVIEWED AND ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO BE INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK.  EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO ENSURE ACCURACY AND CLARITY.  IN THE EVENT OF AN ERROR OR OMISSION, PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES AS THE YEARBOOK CANNOT BE REPRINTED.  LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BECAUSE LAYOUTS MUST BE FINALIZED AND SUBMITTED BY THE PRINTER DEADLINE.  THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING!

6th Grade Photos

Hey 6th grade parents!

The 2022-2023 yearbook will have pages that feature baby photos of our 6th graders!  Share a photo of your cutie pie with us and have it in the yearbook for a lifetime!

Please choose ONE baby photo (we know it will be tough to choose!), rename it “First Last” and email it to yearbook@huskiespta.com by March 1, 2023. The photo file name will be the name listed to identify the baby on the page, be sure to check for typos.  Images not renamed with the student’s name will not be used.  Please include the name of your teacher in your email.

Please submit a baby photo that is:

  • an individual shot – no other people in the photo
  • forward facing (at least from the chest and up) and shows the baby’s face clearly
  • digital, no hard copies will be accepted
  • high resolution (300 dpi jpg)
  • original files – no screenshots
  • full color
  • unaltered – do not crop, use photo filters, add text or create collages
  • not watermarked
  • in focus – not blurry
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PHOTO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE REVIEWED AND ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO BE INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK.  EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO INCLUDE ALL BABY PHOTOS.  IN THE EVENT OF AN ERROR OR OMISSION, PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES AS THE YEARBOOK CANNOT BE REPRINTED.  LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BECAUSE LAYOUTS MUST BE FINALIZED AND SUBMITTED BY THE PRINTER DEADLINE. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING!

6th grade parents if you can share this with your 6th graders:

The yearbook wants a photo of your favorite memory from being at Hedenkamp!  Was it running alongside your friends at the Apex Fun Run, marching in the Kindergarten Community Workers Parade, a field trip to Old Town, playing with your friends on the blacktop or meeting your teacher for the first time? 

Whatever it is, have your parents find a photo of it and email it to yearbook@huskiespta.com by March 1, 2023.  Please include the 6th grader’s name and the name of the teacher in your email. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PHOTO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE REVIEWED AND ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO BE INCLUDED IN THE YEARBOOK.  EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO ENSURE ACCURACY AND CLARITY.  IN THE EVENT OF AN ERROR OR OMISSION, PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES AS THE YEARBOOK CANNOT BE REPRINTED.  LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BECAUSE LAYOUTS MUST BE FINALIZED AND SUBMITTED BY THE PRINTER DEADLINE.  THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING!

National PTA Healthy Lifestyles

Making small changes as a family today can make a big difference for everyone’s mental health and well-being tomorrow. It can be hard to know where to start, but National PTA’s Healthy Minds Family Action Plan can help you commit to actions that will support your family’s well-being:

National PTA Standards Webinar Series

National PTA’s Center for Family Engagement is partnering with the Institute for Educational Leadership for a five-part webinar series to help district, school and parent/community leaders explore our six National Standards for Family-School Partnerships through panel discussions with leading practitioners, researchers and policymakers who are improving family-school partnerships so that all children can reach their full potential.

Join the first webinar in the series: Welcome All Families, Wednesday, January 25. Note time-frames are in Eastern Standard Time. Visit their Zoom Registration page to register and for the dates and time-frames of the remainder of the series.