Interested in sharing your talents and interests with our Hotchkiss K-8 students? Volunteers are needed to teach Bulldog Learning Centers in November-December. Bulldog Learning Centers are after school programs taught by volunteers during a four week period running from November 14 to December 15 (no centers the week of Thanksgiving break). Centers are held at Hotchkiss K-8 one or two days a week (instructor’s choice) Monday through Thursday and run from 3:30-5:00. The instructor can choose the topic, age range of participants, day(s) of center and max number of students. Past center topics have included knitting, holiday crafts, basketball skills and board games. If you are interested in teaching a center please complete the attached form and return it to the office by Tuesday, October 18. If you have any questions please contact Sundee Hintz at 970-712-7129 or sundeeandgirls@tds.net.


Oct 20

Good morning!

Happy Birthday to Bentley McDonald in first grade!

Weekend Happy Birthday wishes to Valentin Alvarado, first grade on Saturday and Lauren Miller, third grade on Sunday.

October 20, 2017. Breakfast - Biscuits & Gravy, Cereal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Apple Juice, Milk. Lunch - Meatballs, French Fries, Tossed Salad, Bread Sticks, Fruit, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Milk.

October 23, 2017. Breakfast - French Toast Sticks, Cereal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Apple Juice, Milk. Lunch - Corn Dog, French Fries, Carrots, Fruit, Fudge Brownies, Milk.

October 24,2017. Breakfast - Ham & Cheese Quesadillas, Oatmeal, Whole Wheat Toast, Fruit, Orange Juice, Milk. Lunch - Tacos, Refried Beans, Corn, Fruit, Cinnamon Bread, Milk.

Shout out to Miss Carey for the wonderful fall concert her students put on last night. It was a pleasure listening to the Band and Choir students as they performed last night at Hotchkiss HS. If you missed last night's performance the next concert is scheduled for December 11, 2017.

October School Happenings:

Friday, October 20th: 8th Grade Field Trip to Fort Uncompahgre at 12:00 p.m.

Picture retakes are scheduled for October 26, 2017 at 8:30. If you are planning on having retakes please return your previous package. If you were absent for pictures on September 15, or are new to the school since then, you need to plan on having your picture taken anyway for our cumulative student folder.

Next week is 10/23-10/27 is Red Ribbon Week, Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week. The student council will read stories on the announcements or students do a video. On Wednesday 10/25, this is going to be Mix it Up day at lunch. Each of the 6,7,8th-grade has been grouped and they will sit with their group at lunch. Groups 1-17 will go first and 18-35 will go second. We will give the students their information before lunch. On Friday 10/27, The dance will in the multipurpose room at 2:30. Dr. Marchino sent out the eligibility requirements. We will take the information from the 1st quarter.

Snacks for the dance will be by O.F.I.

Price-Sweets. Johnson-Salty.

Bayles-Sweets. Kaminski-Salty.

Amelung-Sweets. Mautz-Salty.


Student Council will provide decorating and the drinks.


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