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H-BC Elementary Parent Connect 5.7.21
H-BC Elementary Parent Connect 5.7.21
Todd Holthaus
Friday, May 07, 2021


H-BC Elementary School Families:

Teacher Appreciation Week:  Thanks to all who recognized our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week!  What a wonderful team we have at H-BC Elementary School!

PTO OFFICERS:  H-BC Elementary PTO is a great partner with our school.  We are thankful for all who participate in and support the PTO.  Newly elected officers are:

President - Vicki Busswitz
Vice President - Tedra Voss
Secretary - Melissa VanDeBerg 
Treasurer - Brianna Leuthold

BENCHMARK TESTING: This week the Elementary is completing its Benchmark testing for all Grades...No pressure.  Want to make sure our students continue to get the rest and nutrition they need to perform their best!

BIKE RODEO: The Luverne Optimist Club will sponsor its annual Bike Rodeo Saturday, May 15 at 10:00am, in the Blue Mound Ice Skating parking lot in Luverne. In addition to receiving bike safety tips and having their bicycles checked out by Ken Petersen of Ken’s Bike Shop, participants will receive prizes from local merchants. The top two prizes will be a drawing for a free bike at Ace Hardware of Luverne. The Optimists are giving away 6 bikes that day and lots of other prizes.

H-BC School Lunch Heroes:  Donna Burgers, Anita Blank, Lisa Durst and Joan Johnson--Thank you!

PUPPY RELAYS are Friday, May 21st  9 AM to 11 AM for Kindergarten through grade 2 -
1 PM to 3 PM for grades three through grade 5


Elementary Book FAIR
Thank you for supporting the Elementary Book Fair.  Today was the last day for the fair. If you have any questions or need any further assistance, contact Mrs. Moore at
The school keeps 60% of the money spent at the fair. That money is used to purchase books for the elementary school library. 

 Summer Basketball Camp Registration:  
Current students in grades 3-8 are invited to attend this year’s camp led by Coach Kale Wiertzema and members of the High School Basketball teams. The camp is June 7-10.  3rd-5th grade-8-10am and 6th-8th grade-12:00pm at the jr/sr high school in Hills.  Registration deadline is May 21.

Summer Swimming Registration:
Summer Swimming Lessons through Luverne Area Aquatics & Fitness will be June 21-July 1, 8:45-9:25 am.  Students 5 years and older, my register. The fee is $32.  Parents may also sign their child up for the daily transportation for $20.  Registration deadline is May 13.

Summer Rec Calendars:
The 10U, 12U & 14U Softball and Baseball schedules & information are posted to our website.  They are located under: Menu, Parent Information, Summer Recreation.

Clothes Donation:  Size 4-6 Elastic Waist Pants If you are doing some spring cleaning, H-BC Elementary could use small elastic waist pants or leggings sizes 4-6.

Looking ahead--

Elementary Field Trip Dates

K & 1:  May 26, Sioux Falls Zoo/Sertoma Park
2:  May 25 Washington Pavilion/Sertoma Park
3:  May 26, Pioneer Village/YMCA Swimming
4 & 5:  May 28, Multi Rose Dairy in Rock Rapids, Sioux Falls Park & Bowling 

May 21 - K-5 Puppy Relays @ Beaver Creek Softball Park West of Rauk’s Store   9 AM to 11 AM for Kindergarten through grade 2    1 PM to 3 PM for grades three through grade 5.

May 31 No School

June 2 Last School Day -12:45 Dismissal Please reach out to me if you have any needs.  Phone- 507-673-2541 or email