Parent Connection


Friday, May 20, 2022 

Dear Parents:

We are coming down the homestretch.  I’m so pleased with how the year at H-BC Elementary has gone.  It’s so amazing to see the progress our students have made throughout the school year!  Thanks to such a great staff, students and parents at H-BC Elementary we are able to provide for our students!

Please be on the lookout for end of the year report cards coming the first week of June.  Also, looking towards next year, be on the lookout for the back to school registration in early August.    Have a wonderful summer break!        - Mr. Holthaus, Elementary Principal

Friday, May 27th is the student’s last day.  Elementary students dismiss at 12:45.

End Of Year Celebration: Our PBIS Team is working on a fun End Of Year Celebration for Thursday, May 26th.   Yes, weather permitting, students will be permitted to use the City’s Splash Pad!  Students should bring a plastic bag, towel and swimsuit,  if they wish to participate.

PTO Raffle & Friendship Day Bingo:  H-BC Elementary School is thankful for the support we receive  from our PTO!  Watch for information and raffle tickets being sent home with your child.  Thank you in advance for considering selling or buying the tickets.  The PTO is also  planning a Family Bingo event during Friendship Days - June 11. The raffle ticket drawing will be during Bingo.  Mark Your Calendar!  Please see the information at the bottom of this newsletter.  

Field Trip Fun!  Field trips are underway! Thank you to all the H-BC Elementary Teachers for coordinating memorable trips!   Here is a glimpse of a few of the events this week.



Entrepreneur Fair:    Thursday, May 19, our K-4th  grade students had the opportunity to see all the new products and hear the sales pitches at the 5th Grade Entrepreneur Fair.  Mr. Gehrke & the 5th grade students did a great job!   Pictured are a few of the entrepreneurs:



Puppy Relays: Thank you for attending H-BC Elementary Puppy Relays on Friday, May 13th. 
It was a great day!  Thank you to Mr. DeBoer for coordinating the events.


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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.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:    May 27   Last Day Of School - 12:45 Dismissal

Elementary Field Trip Dates

Kindergarten– May 25, Sioux Falls Washington Pavillion 
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

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

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.

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