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H-BC Elementary Parent Connection 12/23/2020
H-BC Elementary Parent Connection 12/23/2020
Todd Holthaus
Wednesday, December 23, 2020


H-BC Elementary School Families:

Today we are having an e-learning day.  Students have prepared items in their backpacks that they need to turn in upon their return beginning January 4.  I know many students will be/are disappointed in not being able to come to school.  We’ll have to catch up when students return after break!

Thank you all for what you are doing...H-BC Elementary is in person and reaping the benefits!  Thanks to all the hard work and efforts by our families!  So appreciate your efforts!  

See below for the MN energy assistance program….Hope your weekend and student break is safe!!

In Person Learning Continues:  The district is set for in person learning when we come back to school on January 4, 2021!!!

Make sure to send your child to school each day with a mask.  If you need assistance with more masks, please call Mrs. Plimpton at 507-673-2541 x10.  Mrs. Plimpton will assist. 

H-BC Elementary School Early Dismissals: Wednesday, January 6, Thursday, January 14 

BLANKETS FOR SALE----Just in time for the holidays, a blanket sale at H-BC. The PTO Patriot blankets are only $35 this holiday season.

The blankets are soft, large and wash well. They make a great present for the Patriot in your life. Starla and Brenda are helping us with contactless pickup at either the high school in Hills or the elementary school in Beaver Creek.

If you are interested in ordering one, please contact or message Thanks for supporting our group!

Fun times at H-BC Elementary School...

Looking ahead-- 12:45 Dismissal on Wednesday, January 6 and Thursday, January 14

No School December 24-January 1--School Resumes on Monday, January 4

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Looking forward to what 2021 has to offer.

Please reach out to me if you have any needs.  Phone- 507-673-2541 or email


The Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP) can help

Too many low-income Minnesotans have to choose between paying their energy bill and other necessities - food, medicine and healthcare. Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program offers eligible residents help to pay their energy bills so they do not have to choose between life’s necessities. Spread the word.


Energy Assistance Program (EAP) facts

§  Renters & homeowners are eligible.

§  Assets such as the home are not considered in determining eligibility.

§  Grants range from $300 to $1,600, based on household size, income, and fuel cost.

§  The average grant is about $550.

§  In addition to the initial grant, additional Crisis funds are available to:

-        Help pay a past due bill or get an emergency fuel delivery.

-        Help homeowners get their broken furnace repaired or replaced.

How to apply for EAP

§  Households contact their local EAP service provider to apply for EAP.

§  Households find their EAP provider:

-        By calling 1-800-657-3710 & entering their zip code, or

-        On this list of service providers by county or tribe at

§  29 local EAP service providers including Community Action Programs, counties, tribal governments and non-profits serve all areas of the state.

§  Find general EAP information at .