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Hotchkiss Pride
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Follow the Fish Philosophy
Play, Be There, Make Their Day and Choose Your Attitude




Friday, April 17th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

A night filled with TONS OF FUN for the whole family!

This is our fundraiser for the year!

Please plan on attending this evening of community fun!

Tickets will be .50 cents or 20 tickets for $5.00!

The booths will be incredible this year, the ever popular FISH booth, hayrides, cake walk, duck pond, airbrush tattoos, pie in the face, (Mayor Koontz, Deputy Shaklee, Mr. Carlquist and Mrs. Yantzer; these are the faces that will be available) and the needle in the haystack are all back for enjoyment. This year we will be adding a few new features like buying a raffle ticket for a chance in the MONEY MACHINE! You will also have the opportunity to play the Marimbas and a few new booths like” Float your Boat” will be available for everyone to enjoy.

We will also have a Silent Auction, with items that you don’t want to miss!

Each grade level has been putting together baskets and/or items to be auctioned off at the Spring Fling. A few of the baskets you will see are: Car Care Basket, A Movie basket, A Hunting Basket, A Western Basket, Garden Baskets and a Camping Basket. You will want to check out all the items that will be at the Silent Auction. Thank you to all our local businesses that have donated to our silent Auction. We will have our very own live DJ, Brian Collins!

Food will be available as well as Bulldog Pride items!

This is a Friday evening of fun you don’t want to miss! Mark your calendars now and come and enjoy our 2nd Annual Community Spring Fling. It is open to everyone!

Carrie Yantzer
Principal, Hotchkiss K-8


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Mar 24

Check out our new bulletin Board in the library! Mrs. Rhonda Dulco created this wonderful board. Mrs. Dulco has been volunteering in our K5 library all year long! She comes in daily to help our students with their reading and AR tests. Mrs. LeAnn Duncan and Mrs. Suzette Ware also volunteer in our library. WE are so fortunate to have these great volunteers to support our school libraries!

Since READING IS OUR THING just a reminder that next week is our “Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair” all week! Mrs. Bayles has done an excellent job with organizing our Book Fairs! If you are interested in volunteering to work the book fair please sign up on the Volunteer Spot on our Facebook page or email Mrs. Bayles at: abayles@deltaschools.com.

March 30th: 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Student’s preview day).

March 31st: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.(Student’s preview and open to all students and public).

April 1st: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Open to all students and public)

April 2nd: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Open to students and public).

April 3rd: 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Last day, open to students and public).

See you at the fair! Books are an excellent gift to give! (hint, hint ☺)

Mar 24

Spring Conferences!

Next week is our Spring Conferences. These are scheduled conferences only. Your child’s classroom teacher and/or CAP teacher will be notifying you if they need to visit with you. The conferences are open to all parents, so you may set up an appointment if you do not get a notice for a scheduled conference. At any time you may email your child’s teacher. Please do so, as communication is vital to our continued success. The dates for conferences are Tuesday, March 31st and April 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. both evenings.

Mar 17

Message from Mr. Oliva, School Psychologist

Dear Parents and Community Members:

Tragically, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24, and Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. Come and preview the “Signs of Suicide” suicide prevention program now used in Delta County Schools and nationwide. Mr. Oliva, School Psychologist, will play an informative DVD, share materials and answer questions regarding this research-based program. SOS is a program that includes components to train community members and parents, school staff, and students to recognize signs of depression and suicide in youth, and in what steps to follow to get help. This presentation will take place at Hotchkiss K-8 School on Tuesday, March 31st at 5:00 PM. All parents and interested citizens are invited.

Mar 16

RIDE THE ROCKIES will be at HK8 June 15, 2015!

HK8 families if you can provide an extra bed or an extra spot in June, the riders will be looking for a soft bed/comfortable spot to stay for the night. For every paid rider HK8 will receive $25.00 and the Hotchkiss Chamber will receive $5.00. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FORM FROM OUR WEBSITE HK8.deltaschooolschools.com if you have extra room for guests.

The proceeds from this event will support technology for students, and the development of our “Bulldog Community Park” project we are creating on our school grounds. Our “Bulldog Community Park” will have community gardens, pathways and benches installed. We would also like to develop a concrete sidewalk on Lorah Lane so our students and community members have a safe place to walk when coming to and leaving the school.

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Mar 16

Another great day of Hotchkiss Pride! Our Destination Imagination Teams were champions at the regional tournament in Rife today! They are headed to the State Competition in April! The 3rd-5th grade team members are Sasha Taylor, Piper Smith, Hunter Thompson, CeCe Houseweart, Bailey Miller, and Tell Bulldard and our 6th-8th grade team members are: Ava Taylor, Logan Smith, Ian VanHorn, Baxter Waltermire and Joseph Ware. Thank you to our team managers Miss Underwood and Mrs. Pinckard and a special thanks to Mike and Kerry Smith for all their support. Thank you Mr. Smith for stepping in Miss Underwood's absence. Our wrestlers took 3rd at the Delta Middle School Tournament! Hotchkiss Pride in action!

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