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Dear Hassayampa Family,
It has been a busy summer, and we are ready to start this school year!
We have new staff members to welcome to our Hassayampa family and Wickenburg community. I am very pleased to welcome nine new staff members to Hassayampa: Angela Conway (2nd grade), Bilinda Albright (3rd grade), Michelle Akins and Loni Dowton (5th grade), Barb Hall (attendance clerk), Jamie Youell (kindergarten paraprofessional), and Sally Hernandez (special education paraprofessional). Additionally, I have two teachers who aren’t new to the district who will be splitting the special education position, Stephanie Lindsey and Dena Griffel. At this time, I do not have the name of our new art teacher. Hopefully, I’ll be able to make that announcement soon.
When I said it has been a busy summer I was not kidding. Most of the summer was spent getting new air conditioning units, carpeting, and tile. Although the projects are mostly completed, there will be some items that still require attention. The parking lot was completed last school year, but over the summer it was sealed and striped. It looks great! On the academic end of things, we received several pallets containing our newly adopted English Language Arts program, Wonders. We are excited to dig into these new materials and start teaching!
Our office is open now to assist families with enrollments in preschool through 5th grade. Mark your calendars for our open house on Monday, August 7. Teachers will be facilitating informational presentations in their classrooms. Doors open at 3:00 p.m., and sessions begin every 25 minutes. There will be five opportunities: 3:15 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 4:55 p.m. Between sessions, please visit our many community representatives: PTA, AYSO, Girl Scouts, The Elks, etc. Both transportation and cafeteria staff will be present to answer questions. Join us in the library to sign up for Parent VUE and Class Dojo and to learn more about our district.
The first day of school is on Tuesday, August 8. Doors will be open at 7:30 a.m. to accommodate the high volume of traffic. Please plan well for the morning, ensuring that your child has a stress free start to the year. This means that you have established a good sleep routine so that your child is well-rested. Also, allow time for a healthy breakfast; make sure you know how your child will be getting home each day, and the plan for lunch. Also, there is a boohoo breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on the first day for parents to come together to commiserate or celebrate.
I hope everyone had a good time enjoying family and friends. I look forward to working with you and your child because together we make a difference.