Welcome to Joe Henderson Elementary
A California Distinguished School
Phone: 707 747-8370 Attendance: 707 748-2980
The annual Henderson Halloween Parade will take place at 9:00a.m. on Friday, October 31. All classes will complete a walking loop around the perimeter of the school and then return to class. Family members are invited to come out and watch the parade. Hounds are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume to school. Please be sure costumes are appropriate for school (no blood, gore, or fake weapons of any kind) and that students wear appropriate shoes.
Classroom celebrations will take place during the last 30 minutes of the school day at the discretion of your child's teacher. Any ADULT family members wishing to join in the celebrations must be cleared as volunteers through the main office.
MARK THE CALENDAR!
Please remember that Monday, November 10 is a Non-Student Day and Tuesday, November 11 is Veteran's Day and there is no school. Enjoy the 4 day weekend!
The week of November 17 teachers will be holding First Trimester Report Card Conferences. This is an opportunity for families to meet with their child's teacher to discuss successes and progress made throughout the first trimester and to set goals for the remainder of the year. Your child's teacher will be providing you with more information regarding your conference day and time. However, please note that Tuesday, November 18-21 are early dismissal days due to conference week. All Hounds will be dismissed at 12:35p.m. on these days. Please be sure to make proper arrangements for your children to be picked up after school if need be. The teachers of Henderson look forward to meeting with you!
MESSAGE FROM SAFETY PATROL
The members of the JH Safety Patrol would like to send the following message to our school community explaining our job and what you can do to help us do that job well.
We have taken on the responsibility of helping Henderson students arrive at and leave school safely every day. There are many students, parents, and cars in front of our school every morning and afternoon which can lead to unsafe situations. We make sure that people in cars and people walking are aware of each other. We make sure cars do not turn in to or exit the parking lot when people are crossing, and we stop walkers when cars are turning. To do our job, though, we need the help and cooperation of our school community members.
First, and most important, when you are crossing at either driveway, wait for Safety Patrol to give you the "go ahead". When cars are coming, walkers need to wait until Patrol members have cleared the way and then, at their signal, cross in front of them so they can see you have finished crossing.
Second, no one should EVER cross the circle drive or Hastings Drive at arrival or dismissal time. IT IS NOT SAFE! Cross only where our patrol is stationed or at the crosswalks by our neighboring parks.
Finally, we need to be able to focus on our job. If you are a student waiting for your ride, please do not play where we are working...IT IS A DISTRACTION AND UNSAFE! There is a spot for students to wait for rides in the circle drive. If you are walking, go directly home.
If we all work together to do the right thing, our job of keeping you safe will go more smoothly. Thank you for your support and cooperation.
The Henderson 2014-2015 Yearbook is on sale now! If you haven't already ordered a copy at the Back to School Fair, an order form will be coming home with your child. Yearbooks are $20 each. The deadline to order is Friday, December 5. No exceptions will be made, and no extra copies will be ordered to sell at the end of the year. To ensure your child receives a yearbook, be sure to send in your order by the deadline. Cash or checks payable to Joe Henderson Publications.
FREE FLU VACCINE
With the flu season approaching, Solano County's Department of Health and Social Services is offering free flu shot clinics throughout October and November, across the county. To view the site locations, dates, and times, please click here.
SCHOOL CALENDAR CHANGE
The BUSD School Board has approved a change in the 2014-2015 school year calendar. The original calendar had Monday, June 1 scheduled as a Non-Student Day. The Board has now reinstated Monday, June 1 as a regular school day, and in its place, they have scheduled Monday, November 10 as a Non-Student Day. Please note this change on your own calendar.
Parents/Guardians or other family members interested in volunteering in any capacity at Joe Henderson MUST be cleared through the main office before being allowed to do so. The deadline for ALL volunteers in any capacity is Friday December 19. There will be no exceptions made. Volunteering includes helping in a classroom, chaperoning a field trip, attending a classroom celebration, and working in any capacity with students. Specific details are outlined below. Please note that even if a volunteer has been cleared in previous years, he/she MUST go through the process again at the beginning of a new school year.
ALL VOLUNTEERS: must fill out a Volunteer Clearance card, show proof a clear TB test (good for 4 years), and show proof of identification to the office staff. Cards are available in the main office.
FIELD TRIP CHAPERONES & 4th and 5th Grade Outdoor Education Chaperones: MUST go through the volunteer clearance process as stated above, AND be fingerprinted via Live Scan. Print a Live Scan form here. View Live Scan sites and costs here. Fingerprinting processing can take time, so it is highly encouraged that it is done ASAP regardless of the date of the field trip in order to be cleared by the Volunteer Processing deadline. If you have already been fingerprinted for BUSD, your fingerprints are on file and you do not have to go through this process again during your tenure in this district. TO ATTEND A FIELD TRIP IN ANY CAPACITY OTHER THAN AS AN OFFICIAL CHAPEORNE, YOU MUST BE FINGERPRINTED.
FIELD TRIP CHAPERONE DRIVERS: MUST go through the Volunteer Clearance process as stated above, complete a driver registration form, AND show proof of insurance of coverage of $100,000/$300,000 minimum liability coverage.
HOMEWORK CLUB: HELP NEEDED!
Homework Club is a volunteer-based program and we are in desperate need of volunteers. This popular, successful & helpful program can not continue without parent volunteers. If interested in helping one day a week, please contact please contact Jennifer @ jenL314@yahoo.com if you are interested and willing to help students after school for approximately 45 minutes, 1 day a week is great.
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