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2020-2021 school year will begin with full distance learning on August 17, 2020. For the latest updates, please visit: https://www.fmsd.org/apps/pages/covid19
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Hellyer 1st Annual TET Festival

Please join us at the Hellyer Cafeteria on January 30th, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Lion & Folk dances, Martial Arts Performances and tasty Vietnamese Food. You are also invited on Friday, January 31st at 9:00 am to see the Lunar New Year Performances by TK-2nd grade students and cultural celebration.
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Winter Performances & Holiday break dates

Come one, Come all to our Winter Performances on December 12! Our morning performance is at 9:15am. Our Evening performance will be at 5:30. Winter Break will begin on December 16th, 2019 through January 3rd, 2020. See you back on January 6th! We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday season.
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Christmas in the Park Tree

Come Visit our Hellyer School tree at space #229. at San Jose's Christmas in the Park! (It's on the outside part-on the sidewalk) Many Thanks to the Christopher Neighborhood Association for helping to sponsor our Tree! Our classes had a lot of fun creating ornaments. Thank you to Mr. Jacinto and our teachers for decorating our tree on a rainy day. too! Visit for events info, maps, etc. https://www.christmasinthepark.com/
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SOARing Eagles

Congratulations to October's SOAR card raffle winners. Keep up the great work in being Safe, Outstandingly Respectful and Responsible. Grade 1 is in this picture, click on the headline or 1st picture in the slideshow for the group picture.
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Fall Carnival

Our Fall carnival-is coming up on Thursday, October 31st. (note: Minimum day schedule) All games are free & run by parents. No presale of tickets this year. (Food/drink/snack prices are listed in the picture) Parade is at 12:20-12:40 and the Carnival is from 12:45-1:30. At 1:30, students are to return to the classroom for dismissal. (safety) 1:30-2:30. Clean up crew of parents & teachers! Have a happy & safe Halloween!
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Welcome Mr. Jacinto

Dear G.W. Hellyer Community
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you as the incoming principal of Hellyer Elementary School. It is truly an honor to become part of the Hellyer family and community. Even though I have only had limited interactions with the faculty and parents thus far, I can already tell that it is a unique and special place. I am incredibly excited to become a part of the community.
I come to you with 21 years of experience as an educator in the Franklin-McKinley School District. I taught physical education at Sylvandale Middle School for nine years, worked four years as a Vice Principal at Fair Middle School. (Bridges Academy) and served as Principal at Franklin Elementary for eight years.
As I get to know our building, our community and familiarize myself with the unique needs of our school. I want to connect with each of you to hear your hopes and dreams for our school. I believe wholeheartedly that every student deserves a quality education and that only happens when the school and the families work together for the best interests of our children. With that in mind, I will call on all our faculty, staff and families to work as a single team so we can best serve our children.
I am honored to have this opportunity to serve our familes and staff. My main responsibility is to support our teachers to be in the best possible position to succeed, as they will in turn put our children and families in the best possible position to succeed. I look forward to meeting each of you and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns or ideas you would like to share. Jose Jacinto
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A Farewell from Principal Jessie Salas

It is with heartfelt words that I write to inform you that as of June 28, 2019, I will be leaving the position of Principal of Hellyer Elementary School and relocating to San Diego County.

I want to thank each and every one of you for all your support, and for entrusting me with your children for the 2018-2019 school year. I am honored and feel so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to be part of the Hellyer Elementary community. It has been my good fortune to experience a wonderful partnership with the students, staff and families in our community. Hellyer has been a very special place for me and I will miss everyone.
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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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