HAWK TALK
Weekly Newsletter
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Principal:  Christina Spivey
Asstistant Principal: LaKeeta Perkins
PTA President: Stephanie Slette
   email:   hcespta01@gmail.com
        website:  www.hcespta.com

President's Note

Stay healthy.

We will update on the legislative actions as we hear more.

~Stephanie Slette
 
Proposed Legislation for School Calendars

Leave Our Calendar Authority Local
Reach out to your representatives NOW! 
 
 
The Alabama State Legislators are currently considering a school calendar bill that would be introduced on the first day of the Legislative Session which begins on February 4th.
This bill is similar to a bill that was introduced several years ago that lengthened the summer for students and decreased breaks during the school year. The business and tourism industry and summer camps are again lobbying for bills that would create start and end dates for all public schools. A school calendar should revolve around what is best for student learning and instruction. 
If the bill is adopted, it would change our 2020-2021 calendar which has already been approved and published.  This move has the potential to negatively impact our attendance rates as some have already scheduled fall break and Thanksgiving trips.
Also, research shows that students who don't have educational opportunities in the summer time lose months in reading and math over the summer. The increased time off will only increase this loss.  More breaks during the school year help students, staff, and faculty avoid the fatigue that often comes with months of coursework without appropriate breaks. 
 
 
Ultimately, it should be up to local school districts to decide what is best for the students. 
 
If you would like your voice heard, reach out to your representatives NOW
 
For more information: www.alabamaschoolboards.org/local

The calendar on the LEFT (with red line at the top) shows what our school year might look like if the legislation passes.  The calendar on the RIGHT shows the calendar which has previously been approved for our district for next year if nothing changes.  Notice that if this legislation passes, our kids could be going to school from August 17th through November 25th with only TWO single days off (Sept 7th Labor Day and November 11 Veterans Day), followed by a TWO day break for Thanksgiving.  This is basically 4 months of school with 4 days off. 

 Please note~the proposed calendar with the red line only shows a POSSIBLE schedule should the proposed bill become law. 

   


 
Put it on your Calendar

Feb 7:  Parents Night Out at Alexander's Martial Arts
Feb 8:  Daddy Daughter Dance 6-8 pm
Feb 14:  Class Parties
Feb 17:  School Holiday~Presidents Day
Feb 19:  Class Picture Day
Feb 29:  Blue Ribbon Celebration
March 4: Duty Free lunch K, 1st, 3rd
March 5: Duty  Free lunch 2nd, 4th, 5th
March 6: Career Day
March 19:  Individual Spring pictures
March 30:  SPRING BREAK week


 Spirit Gear 
 Spirit Gear is on sale, click HERE to order


 
 
Library Volunteers 

The sign up for library volunteers is up. Most important are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday mornings, since our library aide isn't there those days.  Volunteers scan the books out to the students, check books in and shelve the books as time permits.  Please consider working a shift in our library.  
Please note - if you can only work a portion of the shift listed, that is ok.  We appreciate all the help we can get!

February~Click HERE to sign up
 
2020 - 2021 PTA

We are starting to think toward next year in regard to PTA.  The board has named Tamitha Dollman the Nominating Committee chair.  She will need volunteers to assist her on the nominating committee.  This committee presents the slate of PTA Board officers for election in April.  If you would like to serve on this committee please contact Tamitha at tamithadollman@gmail.com
 
Principal's Note

Ms. Spivey's Hawk News from the Principal can be found here.


What's Cooking?
February Lunch menu can be found HERE  

February Breakfast menu can be found HERE
 
2019 - 2020 
Community Partners

We are incredibly fortunate to have amazing Community Partners!  Please support these businesses whenever possible because they do wonderful things for our Hampton Cove schools!
 
Marquee Level ($3000+)
Alexander's Martial Arts
Fleet Feet
Huntsville Futbol Club
Limbaugh Orthodontics, PC
Limbaugh & Stephenson Family & Implant Dentistry
Mathnasium of Huntsville
Short Stop

Platinum ($2500)
Domino's Pizza

Gold ($1500)
Advanced OBGYN Huntsville
Andy Agee-Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate
Allied Printing
Anytime Fitness
Buenavista Mexican Cantina
Chick Fil A
Dental Associates of Hampton Cove, LLC
Dr. John-Paul Voelkel
Element Huntsville
Elevate Management Solutions
Endodontics, PC-Dr. Matthew Friedt
Fit Kids America
Flint River Family Medicine
Hampton Cove CrossFit
Huntsville Track Club
Jeff Benton Homes
Jill's Studio of Dance
Johnson Orthodontics
Legend Realty- Karen Borden
Little Critters Pediatric Dentistry
McLain Surgical Arts
Mountain View Family Dentistry
Nogginhed
Pope Family Dentistry
Publix
Small Cakes
Tortora's
Up A Creek
Valley Conservatory  

Silver ($1000)
CB&S Bank
Crestwood Medical Center
Davidson Homes
Salon Allure
Lawlers Barbecue

Bronze ($500)
Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers-Hampton Cove
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Johnson and Hayes Physical Therapist
Martinson and Beason Law Firm
Rita's Italian Ice and Frozen Custard
Shunnarah Injury Lawyers, Tony Graffeo

 
Contact Info

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us at  hcespta01@gmail.com .  Please follow our FB page and bookmark our website to keep up to date with the latest PTA info.

Your Board of Education member is Beth Wilder.  Beth Wilder can be reached at  bwilder67@gmail.com