Parent Connection


Friday, April 29, 2022 

Early out today:  Elementary students dismissed today at 12:45, due to Staff Development meetings.

Administrative Professionals DayWe celebrated Mrs. Plimpton on Wednesday, April 27.  This was a day to honor her, as it was Administrative Professionals Day.  Thank you for all you do for H-BC Mrs. Plimpton!

Teacher Appreciation:  May 2-6, 2022 is National Teacher Appreciation Week.   Please join us as we celebrate our Teachers at H-BC Elementary.  We are fortunate to have some of the best!  This flier gives suggestions for ways to show your appreciation:


Grades K-5 Prom:  The 22-23 Junior Prom Committee is hosting a “Little Patriot” prom event for students in grades K-5 on Saturday, April 30th from 4-7 pm.  See the flier at the bottom of this newsletter.  All questions should be directed to 507-350-9522.

Summer Swimming Lessons: Watch for information to come regarding Summer Swimming Lessons at Luverne Area Aquatics.  H-BC will be coordinating bussing June 20-30th for the 9:00 am lessons. Students who are currently 2021-22 Kindergarten and older may ride the bus.  

Free Summer Tutoring: Reading Corps & Math Corps are offering FREE virtual tutoring this summer.  See the information at the bottom of this newsletter. May 13 is the deadline for submitting a request.  Check out this great opportunity! 

Summer Basketball Camp:  Students currently in grades 2-8 are invited to register for this year's Summer Basketball Camp.  The camp will run May 31-June 3 at the H-BC Secondary School in Hills.  Registration is due before May 18.   See the form below.   

5th Grade Lego Robotics:   Thursday, June 28 was the last evening for 5th Grade Lego Robotics.  

Girls On The Run: Our 3rd-5th grade girls continue to meet Mondays and Wednesdays after school for Girls on the Run.  The program concludes with a non-competitive 5K Run on May 14th at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls.

NEW Preschool Options For 2022-23 - We’re excited to announce our Little Patriot Academy Preschool now offers 3 class options! 

  • 4-5 year olds (entering kindergarten in 2023) may attend 5 days per week (every afternoon)

  • 4 year old class: 3 days per week- Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings

  • 3 year old class: 2 days per week- Tuesday/Thursday mornings

Sessions are half days- mornings: 8:15-11:00 am afternoons: 12:30-3:15 pm.   Please call the office for more information.   Spots are available!  

Kindergarten Registration:  If you or someone you know missed the H-BC  Kindergarten Round-Up, there is still time to register.  Please call the elementary office. 

Early Childhood Family Education: May 8 is the final ECFE class for the year.  ECFE is designed for families with children from birth to five. For more information contact Macy Ellingson at

  • April 29 - Early Dismissal & Pride Store

  • May 12 - Grades 5-12 Band Concert & Secondary Art Exhibit

  • May 13 - Puppy Relays

  • May 16-6-12 Choir Concert & Secondary Art Exhibit

Elementary Field Trip Dates

LPA Playing at the Park (T/TH-- 5/19 
LPA Playing at the Park (W/W/F)-- 5/20
Kindergarten– May 25, Sioux Falls Washington Pavillion
First Grade– May 20,  Brookings Children’s Museum
Second Grade– May 20, Sioux Falls Skate City & The Outdoor Campus
Third Grade– May 25, Worthington Pioneer Village/YMCA Swimming
Fourth Grade– May 25, Perry Creek Dairy Farm and Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor-Le Mars Fifth Grade– TBA

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

2022-2023 School Calendar: The Hills-Beaver Creek Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 School Calendar at its meeting on 2/28/22.  Here is the LInk to the 2022-2023 School Calendar.

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 Mr. Holthaus if you have any needs.  Phone- 507-673-2541 or email