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You're Invited to our Winter Performance!

Save the Dates:
Our Winter Night Performance will be December 13 ---
5:30pm - 6:30pm ---
And the next day,
December 14: School Spirit Day is Pajama Day and the last day of school for 3 weeks! Happy Holidays and see you in 2019!
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Mobile Dairy Classroom Visit

Grades 1-6th had a Fall visit from Healthy Eating.org's Mobile classroom. Students got to pet a baby calf and also learned
The anatomy of a dairy cow
How milk goes from a cow to their school/home
The agricultural technology used on dairy farms
The many different foods made from milk.
Visit https://www.healthyeating.org/ to learn lots of great nutritional information and activities for kids of all ages.
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Upper grade students visit Andrew Hill's Science Day.

Andrew Hill High School invited local Elementary schools to come visit on October  16, 2018 for their annual Science Day.  Our students learned about how fire can be both harmful and helpful.  Topics we learned about ranged from wildfires, effects of smoke on lungs, grease fires, how to properly cook a steak, how nutrients are changed by cooking, aromatherapy and more.  Thank you warriors for all the shared learning and yummy treats you gave us. (mmmmmm baconnnnnn)
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Reading is Cool Visits Hellyer

Sharkie visited Hellyer school for a Kick off to the Reading is Cool program for this year. Sharkie and his friends explained the program and had student volunteers help them act out Sharkies favorite story, ' The Magic Hockey Stick'.

Students track the number of pages they read each month on printable Student Reading Logs. Teachers then report their class' total pages read each month. For the individual awards, teachers select the student, each month they feel is most deserving based on number of pages, minutes, or books read, or can base the decision on most improved or greatest effort. Students receive prizes and incentives from the Reading is Cool foundation along the way.

There are other exciting elements to the program including classroom visits from mascot S.J. Sharkie, Celebrity Story Hours, and an All-Star Reader Night hosted at SAP Center at San Jose. Click the headline above to see more photos from our assembly today.
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All About CORAL

9/5/18 *Note: We still have some open spots, please stop by the CORAL office in the cafeteria for more information*

Hellyer CORAL (Communities Organizing Resources to Advance Learning) is an expanded learning program that focuses on improving academic achievement through several CORAL program components that include the following: common core aligned literacy (read aloud, writing, vocabulary, independent reading), homework support (daily logs available for parents to review), organized enrichment activities( physical activity, STEM, clubs, nutrition) and nutritious supper and snack for CORAL scholars. At Hellyer, we serve grades TK-6th.

Days and Times of Operation:
We have program every day school is in session. We begin right after school and are open until 6:00 PM.

How to Apply:

Students must be referred to the CORAL Program by the principal or his or her teacher. The school staff will return the referral form to the site manager. If space is available, the site manager will contact the parents/guardians to proceed with the enrollment process, which involves completing the registration form and submitting a one-time payment of $80.
Contact Information:
Nurivette Brizuela

Hellyer CORAL Site Manager


CORAL Office: in cafeteria

Nurivette Brizuela
CORAL Site Manager
G. W. Hellyer Elementary
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Welcome Back!

Dear Hellyer Families,

I would like to welcome you back to the 2018-2019 school year! As the new principal of Hellyer Elementary, it is an honor to become part of the Eagle Community at Hellyer and the Franklin-McKinley School District. As a product of public education, my life was deeply enhanced by my classroom teachers. Not only did they provide me with a sound foundation, but also inspired me to pursue a career in education. I have been an educator for 12 years. Most recently I was an assistant principal in the Perris Elementary School District for the last 4 years. My background also includes 8 years as a classroom teacher teaching 2nd-6th grades.

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Good Luck Dr. Franks

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am writing with news to share with you that I have accepted a position in Spokane, Washington as a Principal for Roosevelt Elementary. I want to thank each and every one of you for all your support, and for entrusting me with your children for the past few years. I am honored and feel so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to be part of the Hellyer Elementary family. I have so many wonderful memories of my time at Hellyer and I am sad to say goodbye.

During my time here, I have fostered relationships with many of you and I will cherish the memories and friendships I’ve made. Hellyer has been a very special place for me and I will miss everyone - know that my dedication to my position as your principal will continue as we transition to new leadership at Hellyer throughout the summer.

Although it’s hard to say goodbye to the parents and staff, the hardest part of leaving is saying goodbye to the children. I have grown so attached to them over the last three years. I have loved watching them grow up into amazing young people and I will treasure my memories of them all.

With much thanks and appreciation,

Dr. Laura Franks, Principal
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Summer School Info

Click the headline above for the Summer School flyer information in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
The first day of summer school is Wednesday, June 20. The last day will be July 17th.
July 4th- No school for the 4th of July Holiday. The school day will be held from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. School Appropriate Free Dress.
Everyday, a morning snack and lunch will be served.  
If your child is taking district transportation, pick-up and returns times are shared below. If you have questions, please contact Hellyer’s Summer School Lead, Diana Louly, at diana.louly@fmsd.org.

Franklin:      pickup  7:50 am   return    3:00 pm

Dahl:           pickup  8:00 am   return    2:50 pm

Los Arboles:         pickup    8:10 am     return
         2:40 pm
Parents must stay with their child until h/she is picked-up in the morning, and must meet the bus at the designed return time.
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We all Scream for Ice Cream

Thank you Hellyer families who participated in and attended the Ice Cream Social & Parent fundraiser on May 31st. We had a great turn out for hot dogs, corn on the cob, Ice cream sundae's and other goodies. Our annual Spring into Summer festivities will help kick off next years projects, field trips and other items that our school needs. (click the headline above for our photo gallery)
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Summer Happenings

Summer School will be in Session at Hellyer from 8:30-2:00 for selected students from four of our FMSD schools. Please remember to drive carefully around our campus.
Our First day back will be August 20th, 2018.
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CAASP Testing starting April 30th-June 8

Make sure to get 9-10 Hours of sleep
Eat a good protein/carb breakfast Before school. (remember Breakfast is free to all students in the cafeteria.
Parents- practice with your students and get a glimpse of sample questions at caaspp.org . or click the headline above for a link to the page.
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Winter Break Dec 18th- Jan 5th

Friday, December 15: Free Dress and/or Pajama Day, pictures with Santa too - Bring your own camera. Early dismissal @ 1:30
Looking for things to do, click the headline above for a link for family activities in the bay area.
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Winter Holiday Performance

Winter Program day performance – 9:30am in cafeteria
Parent Dinner @ 1:30pm outside cafeteria
Winter Program evening performance – 5:30pm in cafeteria
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Fall Carnival a hit!

The Fall Carnival raised just over $1,000 towards the purchase of a new speaker system for the cafeteria. Kids & Parents had fun at the booths, got prizes and brought food & drink. Thank you to Everyone for their support. Another fun event is coming up on Nov 21st. Stay tuned!
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New Playground open!

Our new grass & track is still growing and being put into place, but our new playground structure and basketball courts are open for business!
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Right to Dream: What does the repeal of DACA mean?

Parents, guardians, staff, and interested community members are welcome to join us for important conversations around the repeal of DACA and other related topics such as immigration and citizenship. Individuals will have a chance to consult with trusted legal representatives and talk to various community based organizations providing legal services in San Jose. Learn more by clicking on Read Full Story.
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