Parent Email: July 8, 2019

Posted by Sarah Simmons on 7/8/2019

Welcome to the 19-20 school year! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday break and we are excited to welcome back tracks 1, 2 and 3 on Tuesday, July 9th!

A few things to look forward to this year...

    • We are enhancing our Morning Meeting by implementing the Positivity Project. Learn more here:
    • Based on feedback from our Parent Panorama survey, teachers in all grades will be using Class Dojo to communicate with parents (no more multiple platforms!)
    • We are welcoming new staff to the building- Mr. Ali is joining our custodial team, Ms. Junior is teaching 3rd grade- track 2, Ms. Knapp is teaching 5th grade- track 3, Ms. Giska is our new ESL teacher and Ms. Feldner is a kindergarten IA on track 1. Check out our Facebook page throughout the week for a feature on each of them!

Please follow this link: for updated 19-20 information regarding transportation (bus, carpool and walkers) to and from school. If you have any questions, please reach out to Assistant Principal McCullers at


HGES Transportation 19-20 & Walker Permission Form.pdf


School supply lists for 19-20 are available on the HGES website and Facebook page- happy shopping

This week at the Grove...

    • TRACK OUT (all tracks) June 29th-July 8th
    • First day of school (tracks 1, 2 and 3) Tuesday, July 9th
    • Kindergarten staggered entry (tracks 1, 2 and 3) July 9-11
    • Kindergarten meet the teacher (floating) Friday, July 12th 9:30-11:00 AM
    • Looking ahead...
    • Monday, July 15th- first full day for all Kindergarteners on tracks 1, 2 and 3 and "Boo Hoo breakfast" for all Kindergarten parents (8:45-9:30) in the Media Center