Elementary School Newsletter

April 2024 Elementary Newsletter Header - From the Principal's Desk

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Spring is finally here! It’s exciting to know the sunshine and warm weather is right around the corner.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Thank you to everyone who participated in the PTA Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser. Proceeds help support students, staff and HES programs.

A huge shoutout to PTA for sponsoring our PARP events. It was great to see so many families participate in a wonderful event. Fun was had by everyone.

If you are not already a PTA member, please consider paying the $5.00 to become a member.

Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration & Requirements

If you have a child who is eligible to attend our Universal Pre-K or Kindergarten, please call for a registration packet. Packets can be picked up at HES or mailed to your address.

Complete the registration packet and return it to the main office, or return in the self-addressed stamped envelope. We strongly encourage you to fill it out and return it as soon as possible.


  • Must be a Herkimer resident.
  • 4 years old on or before December 1, 2024.


  • Must be a Herkimer resident.
  • 5 years old on or before December 1, 2024.


March 29-April 5: Spring Recess

April 8: No School

April 24: Early Release

Report Cards

The third marking period is coming to an end. Report cards will be sent home on April 19. Please take time to recognize and celebrate your child’s successes and talk about ways they can improve.

As always, if you have specific questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or the main office.

Educationally yours,
Mrs. Renee Vogt,
Building Principal

Please see the rest of the newsletter in the PDF on the right.

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