Elementary Patriot Connection


H-BC Elementary School Families:

No school today, Friday, February 12 or Monday, February 15. Hope you and your family have a great President’s Weekend.

Here is a reminder to double check your child’s cold weather apparel.  It’s cold out there!  Looking as though we will be in this cold weather pattern for an extended period.

Our 100th day of school happened on Tuesday!  Ask your child about the celebration. 

Thanks to all those folks that braved the cold weather and attended their child’s parent teacher conference yesterday. Much appreciated!


H-BC ELEMENTARY STUDENT Gavin Harnack was selected to be a part of the 2021 Elementary Festival Honor Choir in Brookings this year!  Congratulations!

School Pictures

Yesterday, A Lifetouch Pictures Photographer came to the elementary school to take student photos. Some students were unsure if they were ordering photos, so we had their picture taken.  For your information.

I love to Read

Feb. 19 - Wear a Shirt you can Read

Feb. 26 - Dress as your favorite Book Character Day

Black History Month--Booker T Washington--Biography Link

In Person Learning Continues:  

  Elementary Basketball Camp:    The Camp, for 4 year olds through 3rd grade, continues next week Saturday, February 20 for those students who registered.  We are limited to only students and coaches in the gymnasium.

4 year olds & K: 8:00 - 8:45

Grades 1              9:00 - 9:45

Grades 2 & 3       10:00-10:45  


H-BC Elementary School Early Dismissals:   Thursday, February 25. March 3, 11, 17 and 25


Looking ahead--

No School on Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15

February Early Dismissals: Thursday, February 25. 

March Early Dismissals:  3, 11, 17 and 25


Please reach out to me if you have any needs.  Phone- 507-673-2541 or email t.holthaus@isd671.net






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 https://mn.gov/commerce/consumers/consumer-assistance/energy-assistance/eap-provider.jsp.

§  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 https://mn.gov/commerce/eap.jsp .