Parent Connection


Friday, December 2, 2022

H-BC Families:

Non-perishable Food Item Collection:  Ask your child about our collection for the Rock County Food Shelf during the month of December.   The class that collects the most items will earn an extra hour of gym time! Thank you for your donations of non-perishable food items.

Catch all the H-BC District happenings in this months Patriot Newsletter:

Festive Fridays In December:

Friday, December 2 - Fun or Silly Christmas Hat 
Friday, December 9 - Festive or Ugly Christmas Sweater 
Friday, December 16 - Christmas Character Day
Friday, December 23 - PJ Day

LOOKING FOR A TEACHER/STAFF MEMBER GIFT?   The Elementary PTO is again making parent’s Christmas shopping easier with a great way to recognize staff members!  Paperwork was sent home for the Elementary Staff Gift Collection.  The form allows you to pick and choose which staff members you want to gift. The PTO will combine families cash/checks and treat the staff member to a pre-paid gift card.  Forms and money are due back Monday, December 5.

H-BC ELEMENTARY SKATE NIGHT:  The H-BC Elementary Skate Night is Thursday, December 8.   Location:  H-BC Elementary School in Beaver Creek. Sponsored by the H-BC Elementary Student Council.  Students in K-2nd Grade will skate 6:00 to 6:45 pm and 3rd-5th Grade will skate 6:45 to 7:30 pm.     $1 admission includes a new Make & Take Creation Station!   Pizza & snacks will be available for purchase.    


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: December 13, January 10 & 24.   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:

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. 

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. 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.  


  • 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 January 3.

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