H-BC Elementary School Families:

This next week, February 22-26th is Celebrate Public Schools Week!  I am so pleased to be a part of the Hills-Beaver Creek Public Elementary School!

Mid-Quarter- 3rd Quarter is ½ way completed on Wednesday, February 24th.  4th and 5th grade teachers will send mid-quarter reports home shortly after.  Good time to check in with your child’s teacher to see how your child is progressing.

I love to Read

Feb. 26 - Dress as your favorite Book Character Day-Students may choose to dress as their favorite character from a book.

March 2---Read Across America Day, Dr. Seuss Birthday

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

H-BC Elementary, in Person Learning Continues  

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

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

Looking ahead--

March 3 Planned early dismissal-12:45 

March 19 No School for Kindergarteners             

                       Kindergarten Round Up for 21-22 Students

March 26 end of 3rd Quarter

March 29 NO School for Students

March 30 4th Quarter Begins


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 .