Parent Connection


September 30, 2022

H-BC Families:

Another beautiful week in Southwest Minnesota’s Hills-Beaver Creek School District! Such an excellent time of year!   Have you looked at the District Newsletter?   Click here to see photos from homecoming and to learn what is happening in October.

EARLY DISMISSAL: REMEMBER H-BC Elementary Students are dismissed at 12:45 on Wednesday, October 5! 

THANK YOU TO OUR CUSTODIANS!  October 2nd is National Custodians Day.  We are thankful for Jason Rauk & Lisa Durst who make H-BC Elementary School shine!  Please help us shower Jason & Lisa with appreciation.

BIG SIOUX YOUTH BASKETBALL:  Today, September 30th, is the last opportunity to register your child to play in the Big Sioux Youth Basketball League.   H-BC Community Education is assisting in coordinating local coaches & teams for grades 3-6.  Don’t miss the deadline today!

BICYCLE SAFETY:  Mr. DeBoer’s 2nd-5th grade PE students have enjoyed their lesson on bike riding & safety this week!  


SNOW PANT & COAT GIVEAWAY:  Thanks to a generous donation, we have a supply of snow pants & coats to give away.  Please call H-BC Elementary to inquire.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES:  H-BC Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday, October 6 from 3:45-7:15 PM.  Classroom teachers will be in contact with parents to schedule a time to meet.  Teachers will not be meeting with all student’s parents.  There will also be conferences in December & February.  As always, please reach out to your child’s teacher if you wish to have a meeting.

K-2 PUMPKIN PATCH OUTING:  Students in K-2 will be going to the Riverview Pumpkin Patch near Canton, SD on October 13.  Parents, thank you for returning the permission slips that were sent home.

FLU SHOT CLINIC: H-BC is pleased to once again partner with Sanford Luverne Clinic and the Luverne Area Community Foundation to offer flu vaccines to all children enrolled in grades K-12. If you wish for your child/ren to receive the shot, your insurance will be billed for the flu vaccine if you have coverage. However, through collaboration with the Luverne Area Community Foundation, all out-of-pocket and non-insured costs will be covered for school-aged children.

The in-school flu shot clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. To receive the flu shot, the attached consent forms must be completed and returned to the school by Monday, October 10, 2022.   For more information about this free flu shot clinic, contact Lois Leenderts, RN, school nurse, at

Full time- Paraprofessional  opening 
Part time - Related Services Nurse opening

PTO VIKING TICKET RAFFLE: Congratulations to Laura Leenderts, who won the drawing!

PICTURE MAKEUP DAY:  MWF Little Patriot Academy makeup day is set for November 2, for those who didn’t take their picture at the Open House.

AFTER SCHOOL CARE:  PEAC - Patriot Enrichment After School Care is available for “regulars” and “drop-ins”.   Call the office or email Mrs. Voss for more information: you are planning on having your child attend PEAC on the early Dismissal Day of 10/5, you must informs Mrs. Voss via email by Tuesday, October 4.  Thank you! This is a first come first serve basis. 

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

AM DROP OFF:  If it’s raining or you don't see our school staff on the playground in the morning, please drop your student off at Door #1 on the North Side of the School.  


  • October 5 - Early Dismissal for Staff Development - 12:45 at the Elementary 

  • October 6- Scheduled Parent Teacher Conferences:  3:45-7:15 at the Elementary School

  • October 12 - Flu Vaccine Clinic - permission forms were sent home.

  • October 13 - K-2 Pumpkin Patch - permission forms were sent home.

  • October 15, 22, 29 - Grades K-5 Volleyball Camp

  • October 19 - Unity Day - Bullying Prevention Day - We will all wear orange

  • October 21 - No School MEA Break 

  • November 4 - 12:45 Dismissal

  • December 1 -  Grades K-2 Holiday Choir Concert 7 pm

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