Parent Connection


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

H-BC Families:

This week's Patriot Outlook video is sure to bring a smile!   Thank you to Mrs. Moore and the Horizon’s students!   LINK to Video Here    We wish you and your family a safe and pleasant Thanksgiving break!

ELEMENTARY OFFICES CLOSED-  In recognition of the Thanksgiving Holiday the Elementary School Offices are closed 11/24 and 11/25.

FACILITY SURVEY DEADLINE:  Friday, December 2 is the last day to turn in your responses to the District Facility Survey.  If you have already turned in, thank you, if not, please do so now.  The district needs your input.  If you need a new link, please email for a code to fill out online or you may have a paper copy to fill out. Paper copies may be picked up in either school office.

EARLY OUT & THANKSGIVING BREAK:  Wednesday, November 23rd is a 12:45 dismissal at the Elementary School.  No School November 24 & 25.  

HOLIDAY MUSIC PROGRAM:  Grades K, 1 and 2 Vocal Music Students and the 5th Grade Band will present a Holiday Program at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 1st at the Elementary School in Beaver Creek.

FROM OUR PTO:  The Elementary PTO will again be making parent’s Christmas Shopping easier.  Next week you will receive a note from them with information regarding contributing to a gift card for the staff you choose.  Watch for details to come!

H-BC ELEMENTARY SKATE NIGHT:  Mark your calendar for the H-BC Elementary Skate night set for Thursday, December 8 at 6 pm.  Location:  H-BC Elementary School in Beaver Creek. Sponsored by the H-BC Elementary Student Council

PARENT NOTIFICATION SYSTEM: We will again be using our Parent Notification System to inform you of weather related late starts and other items of importance at Hills-Beaver Creek Schools.  As we get into that time of year, this system is reliable, however please keep an eye on other avenues as well, such as AM 800 or FM 101.5, and Sioux Falls television/websites: KELO, KDLT and KSFY. 

COLD WEATHER:  PLEASE make sure your child is prepared for the colder weather.  All students have recess time outside, unless it is below -5º F including wind chill.    Thanks to a generous donation, we have a supply of snow pants & coats to give away.  Please call H-BC Elementary to inquire.

E-LEARNING DAYS:  If school is canceled because of inclement weather or any other reason.  Items for E-Learning day can be found in student backpacks.  Here is the procedure for E-Learning Days.

EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EDUCATION:   Our ECFE Program is a great way for parents to spend quality time with their child.  Children ages 0-5 are welcome to H-BC Elementary School each month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Mark your calendar for these upcoming dates:  November 15, November 29 and December 13.  Please contact with any questions.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  With winter months coming, Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Inc. wants to ensure all households eligible for energy or water bill assistance have access to help.   H-BC Offices do have the Application Forms for anyone interested.  Here is the link for more information: 

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:

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.  


  • November 23: 12:45  Dismissal

  • November 24 & 25:  No School- Happy Thanksgiving!

  • December 1:   Grades K-2 Elementary Holiday Choir Concert 7 pm @ HBC Elementary

  • December 5-9: Roller Skating Unit in PE

  • December 8:  Skate Night– 6-7:30 pm

  • December 14: 12:45 Dismissal

  • December 15: Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • December 23:  12:45 Dismissal

  • No School from December 26- January 2. School resumes on 1/3.

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