Thank You Families!

Sat, Mar 18 11:12am

Oh, how lucky are we?! Thank you for your support during our November book fair. We earned over $5000 in Scholastic Dollars! On Friday, teachers and staff members received delivery of over 300 books a ... [More]

2023-2024 HIPS Board Positions

Fri, Mar 17 9:29am

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” (Jane D. Hull)   Hello Hawk Families,  We hope you are all well. With 10 weeks of school ... [More]

Auction Update: Request for Personal, Business, or Parent/Family Experiences!

Sun, Feb 12 12:51pm

                           HACIENDA NEEDS YOU! As our March 25th auction event approaches, we are looking for donations of time, talent, and treasure!!! Your Auction Chair has already solicited over 3 ... [More]

Thank you Amazon Smile

Fri, Feb 3 12:18pm

You may have already heard, but Amazon is discontinuing their Amazon Smile program.    Since 2016, HIPS has earned $5,854.57 via Amazon Smile. In the past few years we have earned more than $1200 per ... [More]

Auction Night 2023 Get Excited & JOIN OUR TEAM!!!

Fri, Jan 27 7:06pm

                                        I'll be there for you (When the rain starts to pour (like most of January)) I'll be there for you (Like I've been there before... by planning our 2nd annual auc ... [More]

Yearbook Photo Submissions

Fri, Jan 27 9:08am

UCLA, SJSU, Santa Clara, or my favorite Notre Dame! Did your student represent a college today or dress up for their Dream Career for spirit day? Drop your photos here for the yearbook: https://drive. ... [More]

Young Rembrandts Winter 2023

Wed, Jan 18 7:46pm

Ring in the New Year with a Young Rembrandts class for your elementary student. Our budding artists will have the opportunity to flex their creative muscle as they take on fun, artistic challenges. As ... [More]

5th Grade Toy & Gift Card Drive for foster youth

Thu, Dec 8 1:36pm

Join Mr. Bjorngjeld's 5th grade class and other Hacienda staff in supporting fostered youth in the Bay Area this holiday season.   Starting today through Friday, December 16th we are collecting new un ... [More]

Thank You for Being the "i" In Kind!

Sat, Dec 3 11:25am

A special note from Mr. Weber: Hawks, you let your Hawk Spirit shine brightest this week during our Great Kindness Week Challenge. From positive affirmations to our positive cardboard messages, you sh ... [More]

Sliming of Principal Weber

Sat, Nov 26 4:10pm

Sliming of Principal Weber Click image above to view video   The HIPS planning team presented a challenge to the Hacienda community to reach a financial goal of $130K for our annual giving drive 2022. ... [More]

Konstella has a calendar!

Wed, Nov 16 2:06pm

Konstella has a calendar! Did you know that Konstella has a school-wide calendar feature and it's already preloaded with most of the upcoming events for the rest of the year? We know parents need to p ... [More]

Young Rembrandts After School

Thu, Nov 10 10:54am

Experience the colorful magic of the winter months in the Young Rembrandts classroom. Students will immerse themselves in the winter spirit as we turn out a “sweet” drawing of a gingerbread house (alm ... [More]

Hi-Five October Break Camp!

Tue, Sep 27 9:03pm

Thanks to all the parents who have already enrolled in October Break Camp from Oct 3rd till Oct 7th, 2022. A gentle reminder to parents who are hoping to get enrolled, Please plan to get the enrollmen ... [More]

Giving Drive Final Update -YOU ROCKED IT!

Fri, Sep 23 6:15pm

We are so unbelievably thankful for all of the support that you have shown for HIPS during this giving drive.   We are thrilled to announce that we raised $162,996 which is the largest giving drive to ... [More]

Shout Out To Sprouts!

Wed, Sep 14 2:37pm

HUGE thank you to our Sprouts volunteers! This morning, 13 parents got down and dirty to turn the soil to prep for your students' first Sprouts lessons.  Did you know HIPS funds Sprouts garden materia ... [More]

Earn FREE MONEY to Support HIPS Programs- Download the Box Tops App Today!

Thu, Aug 25 1:56pm

Box Tops are an easy way to raise money for our school, but the days of clipping Box Tops are over- you can now submit them online!!!! Getting started is easy: Use this referral code MKWB879Y when you ... [More]

Kids In Motion Video

Fri, Jun 10 2:41pm

Kids in Motion Video By clicking on this link, you are agreeing to keep this video private and not sharing this on any public social media sites.  Thank you for your understanding! Enjoy!    https://v ... [More]

Decorate-a-Door contest winners!!

Tue, May 31 11:56am

The winners have been chosen!  Be sure to check out all the awesome doors here:   In 1st place we have Mrs. Unze's door decorated by Vicky Bonfiglio In 2nd  ... [More]

HIPS Board 2022-2023

Tue, May 24 10:43pm

  Hello Hawk Families,  We hope you are all well. With a few weeks of school left for this year we are looking forward to next year. We have almost a full slate for next year's Board. We will be holdi ... [More]

HIPSter Awards

Mon, May 16 8:41pm

  Is there a member of (the Hacienda Community) HIPS who has been rocking either out loud or behind the scenes? This can be a teacher, parent or other community member who goes above and beyond. If so ... [More]

Book Swap Organizer

Wed, May 11 10:02am

Book Swap Organizer    Do you love to read?  Do you love to help kids read? Then this event is for you!  Jobs include: Collecting book donations (by May23-24th) Loosely sort by grade level (by May 24) ... [More]

Spring Fling Update #1

Thu, Apr 7 4:13pm

Spring Fling Update #1  We are off to a great start! Over $14,000 raised and more than 130 students have begun the pledge process. Visit 99 Pledges to make a contribution to your students' fundraising ... [More]

Star Party Activities

Fri, Mar 25 11:33am

Dear Hacienda Hawks, Following our Star Party at the end of January, we mentioned the possibility of being able to host a follow-up Star viewing party in late March. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to ... [More]

Yearbooks on sale NOW!

Wed, Mar 16 2:13pm

Secure your yearbook by preordering today!  From Fall Festival to Star Party and everything in between, it's all in there!  Visit Jostens website to purchase today: ... [More]

Spring Fling Planning Committee- Help Our Hawks Go for the Gold!

Sun, Feb 13 7:42pm

  Spring Fling Planning Committee Interested in helping plan this Hacienda tradition? It has been a couple of years since we have had an in-person Spring Fling. Join the team to help us plan a modifie ... [More]

Logowear shop now open! Special Outdoor Classroom shirt

Sat, Feb 12 9:11am

  Has your child got permanent mustard stains on their school clothing? Grown a foot in the last 5 months? Just looking for some new school clothing? The Hacienda Logowear shop is opening for two week ... [More]

MOD Pizza DNO Update

Thu, Feb 10 10:32pm

Thank you Hacienda families for turning out for Dinner Night Out at MOD Pizza this week!  We raised over $375 for HIPS, and the management of MOD Pizza is also donating an additional $200 in recogniti ... [More]

Mod Pizza Update!! Online only orders.

Tue, Feb 8 5:03pm

Due to staffing issue Mod Pizza is only accepting online orders. Please use code GR211306H when checking out online. Thank you.   Join us on Tuesday, February 8 for our next Dinner Night Out at MOD Pi ... [More]

Star Party Survey

Mon, Feb 7 11:18am

Dear Families,   The Star Party Committee would love to continue to bring you an enjoyable event, so please take a moment to fill out the survey. ... [More]

Yearbook Team Needs Your Photos!

Fri, Feb 4 4:56pm

Do you have photos from HIPS & School events?  1st Day of School, Ice Cream Social, Fall Festival, Spirit Days, Family Golfing, Star Party, Grade Level Candids, Art Vistas, Sprouts & more! We need you ... [More]

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Tree

Sun, Nov 28 6:06pm

Our teachers and staff do so much for our kids. Let's show them how much we appreciate them!   Last year we had a tree covered with over 500 personalized notes to our teachers and staff expressing all ... [More]

Ice Bath Challenge - Giving Drive 2021

Wed, Nov 24 10:14am

As part of the HIPS 2021 Giving Drive, Principal Weber agreed to take an ice bath. For every $1K raised, the time in the ice bath increased by 1 second. We raised $152K which means that Principal Webe ... [More]

Volunteer Opportunities

Sat, Nov 13 8:16am

Volunteers needed! There are open positions in many areas; at home, in-person, big & small.  Every Hacienda event and traditions counts on volunteers. The HIPS board needs your help! Please take a loo ... [More]

HIPS needs gallon milk jugs!

Tue, Nov 2 10:53am

Got Milk Jugs?    HIPS needs empty, clean gallon milk containers for a special project.  Please drop off into labeled box near front office.    Thank you!   

Fall Festival - post event survey

Tue, Nov 2 9:37am

Thank you to all the families who attended and volunteered at this year's Fall Festival. We are always looking for ways to improve the event and overall experience,  so please take a few minutes to of ... [More]

HIPS Board Opening

Mon, Oct 18 3:36pm

Our HIPS Board needs you!  We are currently looking for a Vice President of Communications. You would help keep our community stay informed about HIPS sponsored events and school related programs. If ... [More]

Saturday is Int'l Observe the Moon Night

Thu, Oct 14 11:42pm

Star Party Committee would like to share news from 'The Tech': Saturday is International Observe the Moon night: Join scientists, astronomists and lunar enthusiasts around the world in appreciating th ... [More]

HIPSter Awards - Nominate an outstanding HIPS member today!

Fri, Sep 24 10:55am

Is there a member of HIPS who has been a shining star? This can be a teacher, parent or other community member who goes above and beyond. Nominate them to be one of our monthly HIPSters at https://tin ... [More]

Mad Science - After School Program

Thu, Sep 23 2:04pm

Mad Science will be running an after school enrichment program at Hacienda for grades 1-5 beginning October 15.  The program titled Crazy Chemworks will run for 8 weeks.  Check out attached flyer for ... [More]

Resending Due to Broken Link: Bzzzzzzzz..... Not To *bug* You, But The PESTS Sign-ups Are Here!

Tue, Sep 14 11:23am

Konstella crashed again this morning! Apologies for all the things that didn't work correctly. Links have been revised and added back in. Thank you to everyone who let us know.    PESTS stands for “Pa ... [More]

Giving Drive Volunteer Committee

Thu, Aug 12 4:58pm

Do you like giving out prizes? Planning give-aways? Doing raffles? Do you wonder how you can be involved in school events and/or activities? HIPS needs YOU! We are putting together a crack team to pla ... [More]

Online Scholastic Book Fair

Fri, May 7 4:15pm

Starting Monday, May 10, Hacienda will be running an ONLINE ONLY book fair. Our Book Fair helps our students discover new books, favorite characters, and more! Every purchase earns our school rewards ... [More]

Parent Help Needed for 5th Grade Virtual Science Camp

Mon, May 3 12:14pm

As you know, the traditional 5th grade science camp where students go away for 4 nights was cancelled due to Covid. Many parents and staff are working hard to provide a fun virtual alternative for our ... [More]

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week - May 3rd - May 7th

Thu, Apr 29 11:04am

Greetings Hacienda Parents!     Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is May 3rd - 7th!   This is an exciting Hacienda tradition where we have the opportunity to show our teachers and staff just how much th ... [More]

HIPS Bylaws Update

Fri, Apr 16 9:13pm

Good Evening Hawk Families,    We hope you are doing well and enjoying spring break.     HIPS has bylaws that we abide by and that define our roles, abilities, and reach. We have updated the HIPS byla ... [More]

Spring Fling- Action Week details

Sat, Apr 10 1:43pm

You did it Hawks! You crushed our $10,000 goal and raised over $17,000 for our special school programs. Now you get to have some fun over Spring Break and earn keychain tokens!   See attached coloring ... [More]

Second Spring Fling Update - We did it!

Tue, Apr 6 3:39pm

Second Spring Fling Update   It is official Hawks, we passed our $10,000 goal for Spring Fling! The race is tight for our participation reward of a special class art party. The top three classes are: ... [More]

Urgent Need For Yearbook Pictures!

Mon, Mar 29 11:15am

We're in the final stretch!!!!! The Yearbook was a monumental effort to gather pictures from all the homes in our community to document this unprecedented year of Distance Learning! The pages are look ... [More]

2021-2022 HIPS Board Positions

Tue, Mar 2 1:33pm

Hello Hawk Families,  We hope you are all well. With 6 weeks of school left for this year we are looking forward to next year. Would you be interested in joining the HIPS Board for the 2021-2022 schoo ... [More]

*Extended* Yearbook School Picture Contest

Tue, Feb 23 1:45pm

We have extended the yearbook photo contest.  There are just a few more days for your student's headshot to be submitted.  Mrs. Hargunani's 1st grade class is almost there at 97%! Just behind are Luon ... [More]

Correction to the Sunday Message

Mon, Jan 18 12:58pm

There were some incorrect dates given in Sunday's principal message that need to be corrected. First, the School Site Council meeting is Wednesday, January 20th not January 22nd.  Lastly, the HIPS mem ... [More]

Got Box Tops?

Fri, Jan 15 1:26pm

Got Box Tops? Box Tops are an easy way to raise money for our school. Look for the Box Tops logo on your everyday grocery purchases. The days of clipping Box Tops are over, you can now submit them onl ... [More]

School Internet DOWN

Wed, Jan 13 9:45am

Internet is down at school.    Please have your child read a book and we hope to get back online soon.     

Star Party Speaker Q&A Responses

Sun, Dec 20 10:23am

Thank you Hacienda Stars!  We were so excited we had over 200 students/families partake in our first virtual Star Party! Our hawks had so many 'outer space' questions that our scientists took the extr ... [More]

Star Party Survey - your feedback is appreciated!

Wed, Dec 9 2:46pm

Star Party seeks your feedback. Please answer a 2 minute survey about your family's experience!    

Reminder - Appreciation Tree!

Mon, Dec 7 11:37am

We have over 100 notes of thanks and support for our Hacienda teachers and staff for the appreciation tree. Nice work Hacienda family!  Let's keep them coming so that the tree is full and every teache ... [More]

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Tree

Mon, Dec 7 10:18am

Even though thanksgiving is over, the season of giving thanks to the people who love our children never ends.  We wanted to offer a way for you to express your appreciation in a unique, free and safe ... [More]

Star Party Craft Kit bags available - Hacienda Main Office

Thu, Dec 3 8:51pm

Star Party has 50+ craft bags still available for pick up!  All are  welcome to swing by Hacienda office on Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm, first come first serve. Check Out Saturday's Star Party detail ... [More]

Shop small this weekend and support HIPS! Logowear on sale!

Sat, Nov 28 10:47am

Shop small this weekend and support HIPS! Show that Hawk spirit with some new logowear! Visit our online store to purchase Hacienda shirts, hats, hoodies & more!  Adults you too can be stylish for you ... [More]

Volunteers Needed!

Thu, Nov 12 12:41pm

This has been a difficult year for so many people. All of the parents are working so hard to make distance learning work for their children and balance their commitments. I believe that a significant ... [More]

Come Join the Family Fun Events Committee!

Tue, Nov 10 12:30pm

Hi Volunteers!    I am the coordinator of the Family Fun Events and wanted to let you know what we were brainstorming for this strange 2020 year.    Fall Event... now moving to Winter- This event will ... [More]

Annual Giving Drive Update!

Tue, Nov 10 9:14am

I bet you have been wondering whatever happened with the Mr. Weber beard contest. Well, we can finally share some photos with you. Here he is in all his Hawk glory. You can see it right? Squint really ... [More]

Share your Halloween and Fall Festival photos!

Wed, Oct 28 8:52pm

Hey Hawks! The yearbook team is always looking for photos of our Hawks for the 2020-2021 yearbook. With Fall Festival and kids dressing up for Halloween in class this Friday, this is a great opportuni ... [More]

Sprouts Garden program seeks docent and helpers

Fri, Oct 9 7:31am

Sprouts, Hacienda's parent led gardening program, is seeking parents to be a classroom docent or helper for the 2020-21 school year.  Sign Up via Konstella here: ... [More]

Final Raffle Video. Hacienda Hawks Rose to the Occasion!!

Thu, Oct 1 6:04pm

Here is the final student raffle drawing for you, filmed with some actual Hacienda hawks. Check it out! Thanks again for all of your support for our giving drive!

Giving Drive Update - We Did It!!!

Sun, Sep 27 6:14pm

You did it Hawks!   We reached our goal and raised over $100,000. Now you get to decide how Mr. Weber will tame the wild beast that is his beard! Voting will start in classrooms when we return from br ... [More]

Art Vistas Info Sessions - Come hear what's in store for this year

Tue, Sep 15 12:18am

Thank you to the volunteers who have already signed up and expressed interest in supporting our Hacienda community. If you would like more information about Art Vistas and an overview of what we have ... [More]

Volunteering at Hacienda

Wed, Sep 2 10:00am

Looking for ways to get more involved at Hacienda?  Volunteering at Hacienda can be extremely rewarding for both you and your child. Thanks to our strong volunteer community, HIPS is able to provide a ... [More]

Quick reminder: New Bell Schedule!

Sun, Aug 23 10:50pm

Many parents with multiple children at Hacienda were having difficulty with the staggered bell schedule.  So, it has been updated to align better for multiple-child households.  Check the attached ima ... [More]

Meet the HIPS team. Get involved!

Sun, Aug 16 5:11pm

Welcome returning and new families to the 2020/21 school year! The HIPS board is excited for a new school year and we are committed to continuing the Hacienda traditions that makes our school so speci ... [More]

1st Day of School Photos for Yearbook

Wed, Aug 12 12:20pm

Hello Parents,   We did it!   We made it through the summer and are now onto our 2020-21 school year. I wanted to send out a quick note to let you know that we are still planning to do a yearbook, but ... [More]