REMINDER: MONDAY, 9/1 & TUESDAY 9/2 ARE NON-STUDENT DAYS
Welcome to Joe Henderson Elementary
A California Distinguished School
Phone: 707 747-8370 Attendance: 707 748-2980
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: 9/4
Mark your calendars and join us for our annual Back to School Night on Thursday, September 4 from 7:00-8:00p.m. There will be two sessions held, with identical information given during each, to allow families with multiple children to visit multiple classrooms. The first session will be held from 7:00-7:30pm and the second from 7:30-8:00 pm. This night is an opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher and hear about the year ahead. Material covered includes curriculum, classroom volunteer opportunities, classroom procedures/policies, and more. We hope to see you there!
BEF KICKSTART CAMPAIGN
The Benicia Education Foundation is excited to announce the 2014-15 kick-off of the 21st Century Teaching and Learning Campaign. The BEF will fundraise all year to meet our $200,000 goal. Last year, they were able to contribute $125,000 to Benicia Unified School District to fund library and technology staffing and resources at all seven schools and benefit every student in Benicia schools. This year BEF is committed to supporting these newly implemented programs and services and helping further expand learning opportunities for our children.
The BEF welcomes contributions of ANY amount that will fit in your family budget. A newsletter will be coming home with your child soon along with a donation card. You can conveniently return the donation card to any classroom teacher. You can make one time payments or fill out both sides of the attached card to begin a monthly recurring charge to your credit card. Now is the time Benicia! Contribute and KICK START the 2014-15 campaign to provide our students with the resources they need to succeed!
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. 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
FIELD TRIP CHAPERONE DRIVERS: MUST go through the Volunteer Clearance process as stated above, AND show proof of insurance of coverage of $100,000 and $300,000.
JOGGING FOR FUNDS!
On Thursday, September 25, all Henderson Hounds will be participating in the annual Jog-a-Thon sponsored by our P.T.G. This is our Parent Group's first fundraiser of the year and one they hope is a huge success. Students are being asked to get pledges from their family and friends. 100% of the proceeds raised go directly to the PTG and will be used in ongoing support of programs such as our amazing art docent program, Outdoor Education, playground equipment, and more. Be on the look out for more information coming your way soon. In the meantime, donations can be made directly online here. You can pass this link on to anyone interested in donating to the Jog-a-Thon.
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. We are hoping that Homework Club will start Wednesday September 3rd.
Henderson Hound News
SHOP AND RAISE MONEY FOR JOE HENDERSON!
When you shop at Safeway & Raley’s remember to use your Rewards Cards. You’re shopping there anyway, and both stores will give a percentage of what you spend back to Joe Henderson if you have signed up for their Rewards Programs and have listed “Joe Henderson” as your local school. If you have not or if you are not sure Joe Henderson is listed on your account, here are the links to get started:
a) Safeway’s Just for U: http://www.safeway.com/ShopStores/Offers-Landing-IMG.page
b) Raley’s Extra Credit: http://www.raleys.com/www/scrip_home
- When shopping online, sign up at www.escrip.com. There are over 700 merchant partners that will give a percentage of sales to schools. Click the ONLINE MALL logo, and go.
Posted by: J.H. Webmaster
SHOW YOUR SPIRIT!
It's now easier than ever to show your Henderson Hound spirit. Along with ordering Official JH Spirit Wear & Gear via order form with cash or check, you can now shop online in our Official Spirit Wear Store and pay using a credit card. Just as with order forms, all orders placed online will be officially placed on the last school day of the month. Delivery time is about 2 weeks from, and items will be delivered directly to your child's classroom. IMPORTANT: Please don't forget to include your child's name and teacher's name in the "Notes" box before checking out so that items can correctly get to where they need to be. You can visit our Online Store by clicking here. There is also a permanent link to the left side of this Homepage. Don't forget that every Friday is Spirit Friday here at Henderson...and what better way to be prepared than by ordering some new gear?! Happy shopping and Go Hounds!
Posted by: J.H. Webmaster
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