Dear Soaring Hawk Families:

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are so excited to have all of our students back on campus. Last school year was full of new challenges for our students, staff, and families as we navigated distance learning together. This year, our instructional program is stronger than ever with the addition of 21st century learning, literacy, and life skills.

Arlene Hein Elementary School provides rigorous, high quality instruction along with social emotional support for our students. Our staff believes that we can all positively impact the achievement of each and every student. We provide specialized instruction during the school day to meet the individual needs of each student. Our school uses IXL Learning program to provide additional support in math and reading.

We want our students to have exciting enrichment opportunities as well! We will soon offer extended day classes and clubs including Hawk Academy, team sports, GATE, National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS), Media Club, Newspaper, Zentangle, CREST and Club B.O.B. Stay tuned for more information!

Arlene Hein has an active partnership between home, school and community. Along with our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), we hope to be able to bring back our annual events this year, including Jog-a-Thon, Grandparents’ Bingo Night, Valentine’s Family Fun Night, Read-A-Thon and our Spring Carnival. We look forward to parent and community participation in these events to create special memories for our students.

Thanks so much for your continued support. Together we can help our students reach their greatest potential!


Jennifer Ekelund