H-BC Elementary School Families:

Today students dressed up as their favorite book characters & had fun with reading in the dark.  Staff Joined in as well! Thank you Mrs. Bush & Mrs. Ellingson!

Thank you greatly to Mrs. Durst, Mr. Rauk and all HBC Paraprofessionals! They are instrumental with our deep cleaning on early dismissal days! Very much appreciate them and the work they are doing!

Tuesday, March 2-- Is Read across America Day and Dr. Seuss Birthday.  Students may wear a hat to school day and we will have  DEAR time.

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

Birthday Treats- Reminder: At this time, students cannot share birthday treats/snacks.  H-BC Elementary PTO does provide classroom treats for each birthday.

Lego Robotics- 4th & 5th graders that registered for the Lego Robotics will begin this Tuesday, March 2nd - 3:20-4:50. The program, coordinated through Rock County 4H, will run Tuesday/Thursday for 3 weeks.

Black History Month--Harriet Tubman--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 27 for those students who registered.  We are limited to only students and coaches in the gymnasium.

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

Looking ahead--

March 3 Planned early dismissal-12:45 

March 19 No School for Kindergarteners         All Day 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

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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:

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How to apply for EAP

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§  Households find their EAP provider:

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

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