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Happy November to you!!  Soon the holiday season will be upon us, which means a lot of hustle and bustle in our lives.  November allows us to take time to give thanks.  I’d like to THANK YOU for all of your support.  I greatly appreciate your active participation in our Fall Festival last month.  It was “HAWK-TASTIC!!”  It brings joy to my heart to walk around and see students, staff, and parents having a good time at our community school!  I also need to thank you for participating in our Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night and our HTE traditional annual Character Book Parade.  We wouldn’t be as “HAWK-RIFFIC” as we are without you…THANK YOU!  There is no better place to be in Osceola County than Hickory Tree Elementary!!


November is a shorter month for us in school with the few days off for Thanksgiving!  While the break is a good time for both the students and staff to rest and rejuvenate, which is needed as all work very hard, we do ask that you continue to have your child read.  A great way to do it is to have them participate in our Fall Into a Good Book reading challenge.  Reading is fundamental to success in school and in life! 


We hope that you’ll join us for our November activities:

                   *Veteran’s Day Ceremony: Thursday, November 9th at 9:15 as we honor                    those you have served our country.

                 *Nachos & Numbers: Tuesday, November 14th from 5:00-6:30 to have fun                    with math!

                  *Gator’s Spirit Night: Thursday, November 30th 4:00-10:00.


Other important dates for you to know are:

                 *Dress Down Days: Thursday, November 2nd, November  16th, and                                   Thursday, November 30th  

                 *College Day: Friday, November 3rd

                      *Veteran’s Day: Friday, November 10th

                *Progress Reports Go Home: Friday, November 17th

                *Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 22nd – Friday, November 25th


The students of HTE are close to reading over 3,000 MyOn books.  Once that happens we’ll spin the “Wheel of Doom.” 


November is a time to give thanks!  I am VERY GRATEFUL of the students, staff, and parents of Hickory Tree Elementary!  Words cannot express my fondness for the school and the community we serve.  It is an honor to serve as the Principal of HTE!  As I sit with my family on Thanksgiving (which is my favorite holiday), know that you will be in my heart as well!!   Enjoy!

HAWKS SOAR...high levels of learning!

Karen Vislocky, Ed.D


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