Parent Connection


Friday, January 7, 2022 - Student Calendar Day #78

H-BC Families:

Wellness and Well Being:  Please continue to pay close attention to your child’s health and symptoms daily.  Use the screener that is listed below and when in doubt call the school office with questions.

Be Kind In 2022 Challenge:  During the month of January H-BC kindergarten through 5th grade classes are participating in a "Be Kind in 2022 Challenge!"  Each classroom has a large bingo card with a variety of kindness activities for them to complete.  Each class will work together to complete the kindness activities until they get a BINGO!  All students will be given 20 Patriot Pride Points once their class has gotten a BINGO.  Ask your child what activities they have completed so far!  See the Bingo card below.

Early Childhood Family Education:  ECFE classes will continue in January on Tuesday nights. ECFE is designed for families with children from birth to five. For more information contact Macy Ellingson at

Free and Reduced Lunch:  If your family’s income has changed since the start of the school year it is still possible to complete an application for free and reduced lunch. With all meals currently free, this application can also provide additional program and activity benefits.   Forms are available online or at the elementary school office.

Pre-K - 2nd Grade Basketball Camp:  Registration forms went home today for the Girls & Boys Camp being held Saturday, January 15, 22, 29 and February 5 & 12.  Pre-K & Kindergarten -12:00 pm to 12:50 pm, Grades 1 & 2 - 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm.   Note:  The Camp will be held at the Jr/Sr High School in Hills.  Registration & Payments are due before Thursday, January 13th.   See the form below.

Cold Weather:  Please make sure your child/ren come to school equipped for colder weather.  All boots, hats, gloves, snow pants & coats should be clearly marked with the student’s name.   If your family needs assistance with winter clothing, please let the office know.

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY is Monday, January 17- SCHOOL IS IN SESSION!  We will recognize the achievements of Dr. King at school on that day!

  • Thursday, January 20 - End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester

  • Monday, January 24--No School

  • Thursday, February 17 - Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • Friday, February 18 & Monday, February 21 - No School President’s Day/Weekend

Please follow us on Facebook - @hbcpatriots1  This is a great way to see all the amazing happenings at HBC Public Schools!

NUT AWARE SCHOOL: H-BC Elementary School is a peanut/tree nut allergy aware area.  There will be no classroom projects with peanut butter or peanut shells.  Please do not send any of these projects into the classroom with your child.  It is our hope that parents, who send a lunch from home for their child, CHOOSE NOT TO send foods containing peanut butter or nuts.

AM BUS CHANGES:  For morning bus changes please call the HBC  bus line--make sure to identify your student and the bus number they are riding:  507-962-3240 press 4.

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