✅ Spring Break Update: Meal service WILL continue during our scheduled Spring Break. Pick-ups on 4/9 & 4/13 will take place. Remote Learning will not be required from 4/9-4/13. Have a safe Holiday weekend
Today we are starting the composer of the month. This month is Elvis month. Check out part one of Elvis: years 1945-1954. I have added the link to the Elvis playlist. The playlist has Elvis part one and 3 videos about Elvis’s early career. I am also adding a color sheet on google classroom and Hedding Music Classroom on Facebook. You can print off and color if you like. Hope you have a great day! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjHQW3JSG9ekxvq-Prajna1JFcVRKHZz1
Reminder: Meal pick-up begins in 10 minutes.
Information on Abingdon-Avon CUSD #276 Remote Learning Plan https://www.d276.net/article/226298?org=district
Here is found sounds lesson 3: Make your own instruments. Homework: after you watch the video make your own instrument and send me a video or a picture of what you made. Send your pics/videos using Facebook messenger, google classroom or my email firstname.lastname@example.org Pictures and videos may be used in a video posted on YouTube and on this page. https://youtu.be/4_5KMPVYI8M
Meal distribution begins in 10 minutes at AAHS and AES. Th/Fri bags & weekend bags from Feed My Lambs & Fairview FP.
Light it up Blue today for Autism Awareness . I wear blue for all of my students past and present that are struggling today in an upside down world, that wish they were in school with their regular routines. We just have to take it one day at a time! Join me in showing support by wearing blue today!
Information regarding Abingdon-Avon CUSD #276 Remote Learning Plans can be found here: https://www.d276.net/o/district/browse/117561
🚨Governor Pritzker has extended our stay-at-home order and school closure through April 30th. More D276 information to follow this evening.
You can now access Hedding music lessons through google classroom. The classroom code is 43b7moq. If you have questions feel free to email me at email@example.com
Check out “Hedding Music Classroom” on Facebook for Music lessons and activities from Mrs Rakestraw.
✅ Meal pick-up today 12:00-1:00. If you have not participated before - call 3094622301 to sign-up. Leave a message with your name, # of student meals needed, and pick up location (AAHS or AES) Serving over 200 students daily. Today will be a bag for Mon. & Tues. All D276 and Head Start students welcome.
Just a reminder that iPad and learning packet pickup is tomorrow. The schedule is attached. Also included are directions for how to connect your student’s iPad to your home WiFi . Please look for the instruction sheet in the information given. Again if you have any questions or cannot come at the scheduled time, call, 462-2363.
We would like to know which students do not have internet access. Please call the school at 309-462-2363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if your child does not have access to the internet. Thank you.
Tonight is a time for a big "Thank you" for the people and organizations that have assisted with Meal prep and distribution: Thank you Darla, Mindy, Becky, Sherry, Mr. Weedman, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Beebe, and Mrs. Logsdon. Without this team, we could not provide over 200 meals per day to our students. Additionally, Feed My Lambs and the Fairview Food Pantry have provided weekend bags for every student the past two weeks. "Thank you" to these great organizations. Last, but not least, "Thank you" to Dollar General and Circle K for donating thousands of bags to assist in packaging and delivering our meals. Thank you all for giving your time and resources to provide for our students! - Dr. Curry
D276 will make K-5 iPads & additional school work available for parent pick-up. It is important that parents follow the specific guidelines for HGS and AES https://www.d276.net/o/district/browse/115355
Reminder: Meal pick-up today at noon. Meals are free to all students. Walk-ups welcome. Sign-up at 3094622301
This is a bit over due - but well deserved: February Employees of the Month https://www.d276.net/article/218786?org=district #atownproud
Reminder: Meal distribution at 12:00 til 1:00 today. 2 lunches & 2 breakfasts today. We are up to over 170 students each day. Next distribution on Wednesday. We are here to support all of our students - regardless of income. All meals are free. Call 3094622301 to sign-up.
More great news for A-Town 🏀. Congrats Ryan! https://www.galesburg.com/sports/20200321/2019-20-all-area-boys-basketball-poy-a-towns-adolphson-became-leader #atownproud
A bright spot in a strange time: Congrats Coach Jones! https://www.galesburg.com/sports/20200321/2019-20-all-area-boys-basketball-coy-tornadoes-jones-three-peats #atownproud
If you are looking for something fun to do to keep your kids connected to school, participate each day in the Virtual Spirit Week Activities attached and email your pic to me to post on the Hedding Facebook at email@example.com.
Reminder: Meal distribution ends at 1:00pm. Today we are distributing Th and Fri meals.
Thursday’s Meal Distribution Update: New time 12:00-1:00pm. Meals (2) for TH & FRI will be given out tomorrow only. No meal distribution on Friday. Call 3094622301 in the AM to sign up. Over 130 meals distributed today.
Meal distribution ☔️❄️ or ☀️. Still on for today at noon! #atownproud
Big Thanks to our Food Service Staff, Social Workers, and Admins for pitching in and distributing 120 meals today. #atownproud
For more information on Student Meals during the D276 shutdown: https://www.d276.net/article/211289?org=district
D276 Update: Due to the nature of this unprecedented shutdown, expectations & guidelines are constantly changing. To avoid sending out numerous corrections & changes, the district will post info related to: Essential Services, Meal Distribution, Medication Questions, & Emergency Situations on Sunday @ 5:00PM. Additionally, school will be in session on Monday, with an early dismissal time of 11:30. Thank you for your cooperation.
There will be no PreK for AM students or All Day PreK on Monday, March 16. All K-5 students will be dismissed that day at 11:30. Mandatory school closure will be from March 17-30.
Immediate Update: Illinois Schools Shut Down beginning Tuesday March 17 through March 30th. Abingdon-Avon Specific Information will be shared shortly.
Parents, your input is valued at Hedding Grade School. Please take a few minutes to let us know your opinion. This information will be used to help us plan parent involvement activities for our school and for school improvement goal setting. Just click on the link to complete and submit the form. https://forms.gle/hGeYdJ9LowsdoEFc7
Just a reminder that Parent/Teacher Conferences are tonight from 4:30-7:30 and Thursday night from 4:30-7:30. If you did not sign up for a time with your child's teacher, and would like a time to discuss your child's progress, please call 462-2363.
This is a reminder that we have an 11:30 dismissal tomorrow for School Improvement Activities. Students eating hot lunch will get a sack lunch. All students will eat lunch in their classrooms.
Important update: Due to the potential for poor road conditions later in the day, D276 will dismiss today at 2:00pm.
This is reminder that we have an 11:30 dismissal tomorrow for School Improvement. A sack lunch will be served on an early schedule to students eating hot lunch.
Reminder: 1 Hour Delay Today - January 21st. More information on delayed starts at: https://www.d276.net/article/153906?org=district Get the CUSD 276 App on the App Store and Google Play #atownproud
1-Hour Delay Tomorrow (1/21): In order to give our 🚌 drivers more daylight to navigate our ice covered gravel road routes - D276 will implement a one-hour delay. Everything starts one hour later and school will dismiss at normal times. More info on district website https://www.d276.net/article/153906?org=district
In a effort to be proactive against an unpredictable daytime winter weather advisory that includes potential for late afternoon ice that could impact road conditions for buses, young drivers and staff- D276 will dismiss today at 11:30.
After the first two weeks of the new traffic pattern on Latimer Street in front of Hedding, parents and staff have reported how smoothly the transition to a one way has been and how much less chaotic it is for drop off in the morning and pick up after school. As such, our students are safer. Thank you to parents, community members, Chief Cates and the Abingdon Police Department and Dr. Curry and our school board for making this change happen and be successful. Just a reminder to those dropping off and picking up, please make sure not to block driveways of houses on Latimer and Swartz when parking, and make sure to not park in red zones, where the curb in painted red. Thank you again for your cooperation to make before and after school safer for our students.
Congratulations to Casie Vidjecan and Jenny Cudd who were chosen by their colleagues for December certified and non-certified staff members of the month. Also thank you to Steve and Sue Franklin of Steve’s Appliance in Avon for sponsoring the December Staff Members of the month. Both Jenny and Casie couldn’t deserve it more!
Hedding 2-3 Christmas concert Is tomorrow, 12/10/19, at 7:00 pm. Students need to arrive at 6:45 pm. Ornament pictures will start at 6:00 in the Music Room. Order forms will be available at the concert.
Reminder: poinsettia pick up will be Friday, December 6th from 3:00-5:30 in the Hedding gym. Thank you to everyone who sold and purchased the poinsettias. Your help in supporting our PBIS fund is GREATLY appreciated 😊
Hedding 4th and 5th grade concert is at 7:00 pm tonight in the High school auditorium. Families wanting ornaments can come from 6:00pm to 6:50 pictures in the HS music room. All other students may come at 6:45. There will be classrooms available for drop off at that time. Can’t wait to see you all there.
Success always leaves footprints - National Educational Support Professionals Day 2019. #atownproud https://www.d276.net/article/163217?org=district
Come out tonight (6:00 pm) to AAHS for Meet the Tornadoes. Meet our 2019-2020 basketball, bowling, and cheer teams. #atownproud
Let’s Celebrate American Education Week November 18-November 22 Together We Can Make A Difference Monday, November 18- Celebrate Learning- Send a thank you note to a staff member at Hedding Grade School & Wear an A-Town shirt (Show your school SPIRIT) Tuesday, November 19- We CAN make a difference. Bring a canned food item to donate to the Abingdon Food Pantry. Wednesday, November 20- Caps for Cancer- Wear a Cap or Hat and donate a $1.00 to help out a cancer patient. Thursday, November 21 Laughter is the best Medicine- Wear something funny- ideas- crazy socks, crazy hair, mix matched clothes (must be school appropriate)
Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming next Wednesday and Thursday night, November 20 and 21, from 4:30-7:30. If you have not signed up for a time with your child's teacher, you can do so through Skyward, emailing your child's teacher, or calling the Hedding office at 462-2363. You will receive your child's Progress Report next week. Even though this is the second year of Standards Based Reporting of student progress, we understand that it can be confusing to know how your child is doing on a particular standard, without having a clear understanding of how Standards Based Reporting works. Click on "News" for information on Standards Based Reporting and questions you might have during P/T conferences.
Reminder: With Winter starting early, you can find our Snow Route and Delayed Start information on the D276 web-page - https://www.d276.net/news #atownproud #tornadonation #atown
If you are/were experiencing problems with the Abingdon-Avon 276 smartphone App on an iPhone - the problem has been solved w/ Apple. For some, it might require downloading the app again. #atownproud
Tornadoes Open State Football Playoffs Today. https://www.galesburg.com/news/20191031/a-town-expected-to-be-in-state-football-playoffs #atownproud
🏈Cheer🏃🏻♂️🏃♀️🎼 Senior Night Tonight at AAHS. Come out and support our hard working Senior Football players, Cross-Country Runners, Band Members, & Cheerleaders. #atownproud
🏐 Senior Night Tonight at AAHS for Volleyball. Come out and cheer on the 🏐 Tornado Seniors for their final Home game. #atownproud 🏈🎼🏃♀️🏃🏻♂️& cheerleading Sr. Night tomorrow.
Red Ribbon Week October 28, 29, 30 Monday: Make a poster to mark out drugs. Tuesday: Love yourself and be drug free....wear red. Wednesday: We are too bright for drugs....wear sunglasses.
Come out and support the Tornado 🏈 team at 1:00 pm. Due to last night’s weather, there will be no charge for admission.
Tonight’s high school football game has been postponed until tomorrow at 1 PM. The game will take place at Abingdon-Avon High School. 1 PM kick-off tomorrow.
RESCHEDULED: AAHS Homecoming Parade will take place on Monday Sept. 30th. Parade line-up will start at 1:00 and parade at 2:00 pm. Thank you for your understanding.
In the interest of student safety and the unpredictable weather, today’s AAHS Homecoming Parade has been postponed. Details regarding rescheduling forthcoming.
Reminder: Hedding Grade School Open-House tonight. Come visit your child’s teacher and enjoy some 🍦5:30-7:00pm
Sharefest will be held at the Abingdon community center, 801 West Martin St. this Saturday, September 14, 10 o’clock to 1 o’clock. Children needing coats and shoes MUST be present to receive these items. Everything is free at a first come basis. There is a limited amount of coats and shoes.
Star Smith and her grandson, Connor Crawford, 3rd grade student at Hedding Grade School, pose with the bank containing $215 they raised selling Lemonade Shakeups this summer during Abingdon’s Fourth of July Celebration and Backyard Sale Days. They donated the money they raised to the Hedding Special Education Fund to purchase supplies and equipment for the Sensory Room.
Don't forget to bring your backpack filled with your school supplies to Backpack Night this Thursday, August 15 from 5-6 p.m. at Hedding Grade School. Parents may meet the the teachers, see the classrooms and students may drop off their school supplies. We can't wait to see everyone!
This is a reminder that all D276 schools have 2:10 dismissal today for last day of school. Everyone have a great summer!
The Walking School. Bus will start this Wednesday, May 22 due to the weather forecast for tomorrow. If participating in the Walking School Bus, meet at the John Mosser Library between 7:20-7:30. Walking Bus will leave the library at 7:30.
Krispy Kreme donut pickup will be tomorrow from 3-6 pm in the art room at Hedding Grade School.
Congratulations to these two outstanding Hedding Grade School students and their parents for being chosen to attend the Western Region IPA Student Recognition Breakfast. Mercedes Hoyle and Lucas Andrews were unanimously chosen as two students who display great leadership qualities being diligent workers, respectful to all, reliable and responsible, and also kind and helpful to all. We were so proud to have them represent Hedding and the Abingdon-Avon communities.
Now that the weather is nice, if your child(ren) would like a safe, supervised way to walk to school each morning, or if you would like to volunteer to walk with a group of students to school each morning, there will be an short informational meeting in the Hedding gym at 6 pm, Tuesday, April 23. Come hear more about the Walking School Bus.
Please check out the "Time For Camp PARK Sign-Up" news story on the Hedding website for links to register your child to attend Camp PARK or to sign up to be a volunteer at the camp.
5th Grade band sign-ups will be on Monday, March 18th in the Avon Band Room from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Click here for more info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U5rAQJ90UN9GRxopIvfBAwVzoHbaXloVpCOEzwe_48k/edit?usp=sharing
Due to the low number who RSVP’d to attend the Eureka Math Parent University tomorrow night, we will be cancelling it and reaching out to parents who registered to answer any questions they may have.
This Wednesday night is the Eureka Math Parent Night. Pizza in the gym from 6-6:30 and then learning about the resources and curriculum in your child’s classroom from 6:30-7:30. There will be childcare in the gym. Please RSVP so we know how much pizza to order by sending in the form, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 462-2363.
No school today, 2/20, due to icy road conditions this morning.
There will be no P.M. prek for Mrs. Peterson’s class as Hedding will be dismissing at 12:30 today due to the forecast of potential flash freezing.
Unfortunately, no school again Thursday, January 31 due to the dangerously cold temperatures.
Hedding students should do Day 2 of Snow Day work and/or look for any messages from their teachers on additional class work to complete before our next school day. Please email or message your child’s teacher if you have any questions.
This is a reminder that all students have packets of class work and/or online instruction and work to provide as much continuity to learning for our students when they are out due to circumstances out of our control, like this winter weather. Students are expected to complete the work sent home and return it to school or submit online the next day we have school. Teachers have included a note with the packets with contact information in case students or parents have any questions or need clarification concerning any of the work sent home.
There will be no school tomorrow due to freezing temps., high winds and poor road conditions. All K through 5 Hedding students were given packets of class work to complete in the event of another missed day due to weather. Please read the attached letter which explains the new Illinois legislation which allows for school attendance days to be defined by the district as long as students are participating in learning for a portion of the day. Each teacher has included a note with contact information in case parents or students have any questions.
Due to rapidly deteriorating road conditions, dismissal time has been moved to 12:20 today, Thursday, January 24, 2019.
All A-Town 276 schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. today.
There is no school today, January 22, due to blowing and drifting snow.
The Eureka Math Parent University scheduled for tonight will be rescheduled to a later date. Information will be sent home with students, put on the website and on the Hedding Facebook page when a new date is scheduled.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact until February 15, 2019. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. If at least 20 percent of Hedding Grade School parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will also be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin.
Parents and Guardians, District 276 is adding two (2) additional 12:10 PM dismissal days to the calendar. These days will be used for professional development in areas of social emotional learning, trauma informed practice, student-voice, and school and family communication. The additional dates that students will be dismissed at 12:10 pm are Wednesday, January 30th and Friday March 29th.
Due to patches of black ice and slick roads this morning there will be no school for Abingdon-Avon schools today, Tuesday, January 15. Be safe everyone!
Remember to RSVP by the end of the school day tomorrow if you and your child plan to come for pizza and attend the Eureka Math Parent University Thursday night from 6:00-7:30 at Hedding. To RSVP call 462-2363 or email: email@example.com.
Join us for Eureka Math Parent University next Thursday night, January 17 from 6:00-6:30. Pizza will be served from 6:00-6:30, and there will be activities in the gym for kids while parents learn about all the resources available for our new math curriculum. Hope to see you there. Please RSVP by sending back the completed form that was sent home, calling 462-2363 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 4th and 5th grade concert is tonight! It will start at 6:30 Pm at the high school. Ornament pictures will be from 5:30-6:15. Drop off rooms will be open at 6:00.
Reminder: Kindergarten and First Grade Christmas Concert is Tomorrow Night ( 12-04-2018) at 6:30 in the High school auditorium. Kids need to arrive by 6:15 in the west wing. Hope to see you there!!
Important Message From AA276: Last night the district was made aware of an alleged threat to the school. School officials immediately notified law enforcement, who quickly identified the source and contained any threat to the students, staff, and school community. Local authorities report they are confident that they have the situation under control. Our thanks to our local law enforcement departments for their quick and diligent work to keep our schools safe. The school district as asked local law enforcement to increase it’s security presence in the coming days. As always, the safety of our students, staff, and school community is our number one priority and we will continue to take actions to assure our students, staff, and community are safe at school.
Tomorrow, Friday, November 9 is early dismissal at 12:10 pm for School Improvement Meetings for teachers.
Eureka Math K-5 Parent Resources are now available on the d276.net website. Go to d276.net, click on schools, click on Hedding Grade School, click on Menu at the top of the page and under Parent Resources, click on Eureka Math Parent/Student Resources. You will go to a site called Classrooms 1st Math Resources. Click on your child’s grade level across the top of the page and resources including practice problems, answer keys and instructional videos are included for each module.
This is a reminder that there is no PreK tomorrow, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24. PreK students should return to school on Thursday, October 25.
Red Ribbon Week October 22-24 "Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of a drug free America" (drugsrdumb.com) Monday: Make a poster to mark out drugs Tuesday: Love yourself and be drug free ...wear RED Wednesday: We are too bright for drugs ... wear SUNGLASSES
There are heat issues today at Hedding Grade School. The temperature in the classrooms are between 63-68 degrees. Please dress your student(s) appropriately.
Go to News on the Hedding website to read Standards Based Grading Q & A which answers questions parents had from the Parent Information Night before Open House.
Don’t forget to come to Hedding tonight for Open House at 5:30 in the gym to learn more about how your student will be graded this year, visit your child’s classroom, learn more about local organizations and enjoy a hot dog, chips, cookie and drink served by ABC bank.
Homecoming Week Dress Up Days Mon-Pajama Day Tues-Favorite Sports Team Day Wed-Hat Day Thurs-Crazy Sock Day Fri-School Spirit Day-Wear your Tornado gear!
This is a reminder that PTO mum pickup is today from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the Hedding North parking lot. If your child sold mums, please pickup today between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Tues, Sept 25 from 5:30-6:00 in the Hedding gym, teachers present info Standards Based Grading. Open House will follow from 6-7. Enjoy a hot dog, chips, cookie and bottled water in the gym from 6-7 p.m. Click on the "News" link for more info on Standards Based Grading.
Reminder that there is no preschool tomorrow at Hedding. Preschool students should return to school on Tuesday, September 4.
Just a reminder that the Kindergarten Registration Parent Meeting is tonight at 6 pm at Hedding.
Click on News for 2018-2019 School Health Requirements.
The following dates will be non-attendance days for A-town PreK (Abingdon and Avon). This is in order for area PreK teachers and paras to participate in Professional Development put on by the ROE. 8/31, 9/20, 10/23, 10/24, 11/14 Please make arrangements for your PreK child on theae days.
Hedding Grade School will be having Backpack Night for K - 5, Thurs., Aug. 16 from 5-6 p.m. Students and parents should attend and drop off all supplies, see your classroom and meet your new teacher.
Kindergarten Registration Parent Meeting at Hedding August 14 at 6 p.m.
New student registration, which includes kindergarten and pre-k students at Hedding, will be August 2 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. You will be able to register students new to the district in each building.
Walk-in registration will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. August 1st in each school. Even if you have students in more than 1 building, you can register all students at one place.
I will now be able to post to Live Feed on our school's website and our Hedding Facebook page at the same time.
We had an awesome 3rd and 4th grade field day!!! Congrats to our overall winners!!! Kennedy Quinn and Isiah Delacruz!! Great job to everyone!!!!
The Color Burst Fun Run has been cancelled due to low number of registrations.
I was so excited to be picked to talk to the governor and state representatives at the capital building in Springfield. It was much more than I had expected. I loved watching my students talk about how we use technology at Hedding and answering questions myself. Such a wonderful experience. #Tech2018
Today I was lucky enough to take 6 4th graders to Galesburg to visit the birthplace of Carl Sandburg. We took our collected pennies, which totaled $1195.52 which we collected from all grades at Hedding. We also presented information about what we have learned about Carl Sandburg. It was a nice experience for those students.
Due to the forecast of freezing rain this afternoon, school will dismiss today at 1 pm. There will be no afternoon pre-k.
No school tomorrow due to weather. Hope to see everyone Tuesday.
Santa will be at Alley Oops tomorrow night, Tuesday, December 19 at 6 pm.