Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair Flyer

Hedenkamp Elementary’s Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be held in the MPR on:

  • Monday, September 19 – Thursday, September 22: 8:15-9:00 am, 1:30-4:00 pm.
  • Friday, September 23: 8:15-9:00 am.
  • The dates/times above are open to our Husky Community.
  • Students might also visit the Book Fair with their Teacher/Class as part of their school day.

The following forms of payment will be accepted:

  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • Apple Pay
  • Google Pay
  • Scholastic eWallet

Scholastic eWallet

Scholastic Book Fair eWallet infographic

Give your child a safe, cashless way to shop the Book Fair. This digital payment option can be used at the in-school Book Fair or online.

How it works:

  • Create an account for each child,
  • Add funds…
  • …or invite family and friends to contribute.
  • Shop the Book Fair.
  • Spend unused funds online or fund an eWallet for your next Fair!

After the Fair, remaining eWallet funds are not returned to a credit card but instead, become a gift card balance that can be used online with Scholastic or to fund an eWallet for a future Book Fair. Be sure to sign in with the same email used to create the eWallet.

Create your eWallet: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html?fairID=5155899

Volunteers

Book Fair Volunteers Needed Flyer

Parents and guardians we still need your help! Please sign up to volunteer for the Book Fair: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dafa62ba0f85-fall

Time slots are in 1 hour increments and roles include Door Monitor, Cashier, Trinket Table, and Room Helper. More information is on the SignUpGenius link above.

Weekend Update (September 16, 2022)

PTA Membership Drive

PTA Membership Drive flyer

Hedenkamp has earned a “Silly Sock Day” for Monday, September 19, for reaching 100 PTA members! Please spread the word to become a member by visiting huskiespta.com/membership. We will also have a PTA table in front of the school on Tuesday, September 20, from 1:30-2:30 pm, with free popcorn for PTA members. Non-members can sign-up at the table with $10 in cash (or sign-up online via smartphone).

Huskies posing with PTA Goal Meter

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!

Husky Wear Sale

Husky Wear Sale flyer

We will have 240+ shirts available for sale in 3 different designs/colors per the flyer above. Additionally, we’ll have samples of items available for pre-sale (pay now and shipment will arrive later). Pre-sale items are pullover hoodies, full zip hoodies, soft shirts, and v-neck shirts. We’ll have a table for pre-sales (example of order form, pricing varies depending on size) and a table for regular sales.

Scholastic Fall Book Fair Volunteers

Volunteers needed for Scholastic Book Fair

We will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair next week, from Monday, September 19 to Friday, September 23.

The Scholastic Book Fair empowers our students to choose books they love, and with so many options, they’re sure to find themselves in the pages. We hope that you can offer your time and talents to help students become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers – which in turn makes them bolder, prouder, and stronger individuals. And since every purchase benefits our school, helping is twice as rewarding.

We can’t run a successful Book Fair without your help. Please visit our SignUpGenius webpage to view available dates and time-frames to sign up for volunteering: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4dafa62ba0f85-fall

  • Cleared Volunteers can sign-up for as many time-slots as available.
  • Non-Cleared Volunteers can volunteer a maximum of 2 days. This only applies if the slots are during school hours. Before and after school slots have not limits.
  • Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) students can volunteer to help with the book fair. They have to follow the same volunteer guidelines as adult volunteers. Student volunteers can help with the trinket table, manning the traffic at the door, and helping students. Students can not sign up for the cash register slots.

As a token of our appreciation, volunteers can select 1 book ($15 max) of their choice. 1 book max per book fair. Only volunteers signed-up will receive a book. 

Yearbook Sales

Yearbook Sales Flyer

Early bird pricing of $30 for the 2022-2023 Hedenkamp Elementary Yearbook is available now until December 31st! You also have the option to personalize the front of the yearbook with a name for an additional $5. Order a yearbook now at huskiespta.com/yearbook.

Husky Howl Committee Meetings

Husky Howl Committee meetings

If you are interested in helping to plan the Husky Howl, attend the Husky Howl Committee meetings to be held on Fridays at 2:00 pm in the MPR or the Library on the following dates:

  • September 16
  • September 23
  • October 14
  • October 21
  • Final meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 26, at 3:30 pm

The Husky Howl will be held on Friday, October 28.

PTA Executive Board

2022-2023 Executive Board

There’s a lovely red paw print as a placeholder for our VP Fundraising position, when it could be replaced with your lovely face instead! Most of our fundraisers are already established as well. If you are interested, please e-mail parliamentarian@huskiespta.com.

Apex Fun Run Fact Sheet

Apex Fun Run 2022 Fact Sheet for Hedenkamp Elementary

Thank you to everyone that supported the Apex Fun Run whether with encouragement, volunteerism, and/or pledges. Check out the Fact Sheet above for a summary on how our Huskies did. Also, as a reminder, please share any photos you might have with yearbook@huskiespta.com to possibly be used for the yearbook.

Robeks Fundraiser

Robeks fundraiser flyer

Robeks will come again this Monday, September 19 (which isn’t part of the “every other week” pattern) to sell strawberry and mango flavored smoothies, in front of the school, but this time at 1:55 pm (minimum day dismissal time for 1st-6th grade, due to Parent/Teacher Conferences). Please note that quantities are limited.

Resources

4th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium cancellation flyer

Unfortunately, the 4th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium scheduled for September 17 has been cancelled.

Notes from the Backpack PTA Podcast

Our National PTA hosts a Teacher Talk Miniseries “Notes from the Backpack” podcast. Episode 61 is on Supporting Children through School Transitions, featuring guest Deborah Farmer Kris. Whether your child is struggling to get out the door in the morning, experiencing anxiety in the classroom or melting down when they get home, Deborah has advice to ease your back-to-school transition.

Weekend Update (Friday, September 9, 2022)

Robeks Smoothies Fundraiser

Robeks fundraiser flyer

Robeks will be selling strawberry and mango flavored smoothies again this coming Monday, September 12, after school from 2:55-3:25 pm, in between the kinder loop and the main parking lot. Smoothies are $3 each (cash only please). Robeks sold out of their 120 smoothies last time! After this Monday, the next time Robeks will come out will be on October 17 (due to the upcoming Fall Break and Teacher Prep Day).

Board & Brew Fundraiser

Board & Brew fundraiser flyer

Spread the word to your friends and family to have Board & Brew (Eastlake location at 1610 Millenia Avenue) for dinner (and/or a nightcap) on Tuesday, September 13, between 4:00-8:00 pm. You can even call ahead and place your order for easy pick up.

20% of purchases will go back to Hedenkamp! Just show the flyer above on your smart phone (or show a printed version) for Hedenkamp to receive fundraiser credit. Unfortunately, fundraiser credit is not applicable for online orders.

VP of Fundraising

VP of Fundraising flyer

We have 1 position left on our Executive Board to fill – VP of Fundraising. Most of our fundraisers are already established, and you will be working with a great team in overseeing and reporting on the events. Description of the VP of Fundraising duties can be found on capta.org. Please contact Mrs. Odalis Lee for more information or if interested: parliamentarian@huskiespta.com

PTA Membership Drive

Membership Drive flyer

From September 12-23, visit our Membership page to become a PTA member. For as little as $10 a year, your membership helps fund all the amazing programs and resources such as school dances, library books, assemblies, computers, teacher grants, staff appreciations, and much more! We are currently at 100 members, with a goal of 400 members. Students will receive incentives as we reach towards our 400 members goal. Together, we make our school a community!

Reminder – Yearbook Photos

E-mail 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 like 1st day of school, award ceremonies, Apex Fun Run, Food Truck Family dine-in, sports tryouts, Safety Patrol, classroom activities, etc., email them to: yearbook@huskiespta.com.

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!

For photo guidelines and more information about our 2022-2023 Hedenkamp Yearbook, visit our Yearbook webpage.

Husky Howl Committee Meeting

Husky meeting

Thank you to everyone that met in the library and virtually on Zoom today for the 1st Husky Howl Committee meeting. We are excited to be planning the return of the Husky Howl slated for Friday, October 28.

In the past, activities associated with the Husky Howl have been inflatables, costumes, entertainment, food, and more! We will continue planning at a 2nd meeting to be held on Friday, September 16, at 2:00 pm, on-campus in the MPR.

Scholastic Fall Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be held from September 19-23 (this is also Parent/Teacher Conferences Minimum Days). We will be sending more details such as time-frames and volunteer sign-ups soon.

Calendar

Hedenkamp PTA Calendar

As we hold our various PTA meetings to plan and discuss upcoming events, details or dates may change which we will communicate out. Additionally, you can also reference our PTA Meetings and PTA Events listing on our Calendar webpage.

Resources

4th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium flyer

Our Ninth District PTA (serving San Diego and Imperial County PTAs) is continuing to partner with Rady Children’s Hospital and Rady’s Center for Healthier Communities to offer their annual Suicide Prevention Symposium to be held virtually on Saturday, September 17, from 9:00-12:30 pm (with an optional workshop from 1:00-2:30 pm). Registration is $10. For more information and to register, visit the Ninth District PTA webpage.

Nestle Waters 10 ways to get kids to drink water

With the recent heat wave and Fall sports just around the corner, it’s important for kids to stay hydrated. Check out this infographic on 10 ways to get kids to drink water (instead of juice, soda, etc.).

Notes from the Backpack PTA podcast

Our National PTA hosts a Teacher Talk Miniseries “Notes from the Backpack” podcast. Episode 60 is on Improving Student Wellness, featuring guest Leona Fowler. Excerpt: Our nation is facing an adolescent mental health crisis. Teens are struggling in the classroom and at home. Our guest, Instructional Support Specialist and Social Emotional Learning Lead, Leona Fowler, shares her experiences navigating these challenges and what approaches can equip our kids with the coping skills they need. She discusses how mindfulness and other social emotional learning techniques can improve student wellness at school and at home.