Parent Connection


Friday, May 6, 2022 

Happy Mother’s Day!  We wish all the H-BC mom’s a wonderful weekend.  Thank you for sharing your children with H-BC Elementary.

It was a week full of celebrations:   We’ve celebrated Principals Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, Better Speech and Hearing Month and today is “Lunch Ladies” day!  Thank you to all who shared cards, treats and words of appreciation.  We are fortunate to have an amazing team at H-BC!

5th Grade Orientation   - Today Mr. Gehrke’s 5th grade class went to the Secondary School in Hills for a look at how 6th grade will be next year.   It's a big step and they are excited for it!

Walk-a-Thon Winners  Congratulations to these students with the top earnings for the PTO Walk-a-Thon.  Pictured left to right below:  Elise (3nd place), Ryker (2rd place) and Raylan.  

Second grade raised the most money and they earned a pizza party and 25 pride points each.  First grade came in second and they earned a cookie party and 25 pride points each.    In total, almost $6,000 was raised!   All the donations raised will benefit H-BC Elementary.  Thank you to all who supported this event! 


Scholastic Book Fair: BIG NEWS!   In an effort to promote summer reading, each H-BC  K-8 Student will receive $20 to spend on books at the book fair!  These funds have been made possible by a grant.  Watch for more information to come!

Bike Rodeo:  H-BC Elementary Students are invited to the annual Bike Rodeo Saturday, May 21, 10- Noon at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne.  Children bring their own bike to ride.  Games, bike repair and prizes are included.  The event promotes bike safety.

National School Nurses Day:  H-BC is privileged to have Mrs. Leenderts as our School Nurse!  Happy School Nurses Day on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Puppy Relays:  H-BC Elementary Pupply Relays are Friday, May 13th in the softball field south of the school.    Here is the schedule of events:

Summer Swimming Lessons: 9 lessons have been scheduled for H-BC students - June 20-30, 8:45-9:25.  The on-line Registration is now open at Luverne Area Aquatics & Fitness Center.  See the directions here:    Summer Swimming Lesson Registration 2022  Directions and forms were also send home today.

IMPORTANT For THOSE STUDENTS NEEDING TRANSPORTATION--H-BC will coordinate transportation for students currently Kindergarten and older.  Please complete this form and return it to H-BC Elementary with payment:  swim bus  form 

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.   

Minnesota Twins Trip:  Luverne Community Education has openings for their trip to see the Twins!  For more information call: 283-4724 

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

  • 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 (M/W/F)-- 5/19
LPA Playing at the Park (T/H)-- 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– May 11, Rock River Agriculture, Heartland Park and Air Madness

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