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SHUSD 2018–2019 Parent Education Schedule

St. Helena Unified School District is offering an opportunity for parents to learn more about important topics regarding children in today’s society. Parents, mark your calendars and plan to attend these valuable and informative presentations. Please view the schedule below for additional information. We hope to see you there! 

Costume Day

Our annual Halloween parade will be on Wednesday, October 31 at 9:00 a.m. We will walk to the Angwin Fire Department and are looking for adults to walk with us to ensure the safety of our students. Please consider joining us!

Animal Tales

We have an unforgettable assembly planned for our students on Tuesday, October 16. Animal Tales travels around the nation teaching student about animal-human relationships, empathy, compassion, natural history, and geography. This group will read several books, showcasing live animals, and relating them to the characters in the books. Families are welcome to join us for this fun-filled educational event. Meet us at 2:00 p.m. in the HMES auditorium. You won't want to miss it!

E-Books Available

The Dunn Family Library now has e-books available to check out any time of the day! Check out our e-books flyer to find out more information! Howell Elementary School District provides an environment where all students, staff, and parents can have the opportunity to reach their potential.


Howell Mountain students, along with Pope Valley Middle School students enjoyed a successful science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fair. The fair took place on Friday, September 7. Students rotated through several stations where they learned topics such as horticulture, engineering, robotics, architecture, math, 3D printing, and chemistry. The day concluded with a chemistry demonstration assembly by Kent Davis, chair of the chemistry department at Pacific Union College. Thank you to all those that helped make this event possible. Please take a few minutes to enjoy the photos from this event.

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Community Music Class

Come join our community music class! This class meets every Monday from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. It is free to the public and available for children 0–5 years old.

Community Music Class students sitting in a circleCommunity Music Class students participating
    Photo Proofs Coming

    Families will be receiving proofs of their child’s school pictures prior to ordering prints from LifeTouch. Families can review the photos and decide if they wish to have retakes or not. Along with the proofs, we will send information on ordering, scheduling retakes, and doing touch-ups. Please watch for those in your student’s take-home folder.

    Volunteer Drivers

    As a reminder, volunteer drivers (for field trips and other school events) will need to resubmit paperwork (insurance info) each year. If you plan to drive for any HMES events this year, please stop by the school office to sign the necessary papers as soon as possible. Thank you, drivers!

    Site Council Members Needed

    This advisory group of parents, community members, and school staff, provides input on the Local Control and Accountability Plan, examines school site plans such as safety and education plans, and reviews certain board policies before they are sent to the school board. It’s a great chance to learn about how your student’s school works and meet others who care about and are engaged with the school. If you are interested in being nominated or nominating someone for a two-year term, please contact the office: (707) 965.2423.

    Join the Wolf Pack

    HMES’s parent-teacher organization meets once a month for the first couple months of school, then every other month during the winter. 

    It doesn’t take much effort, but your involvement is needed and very much appreciated. If you cannot make the meetings but want to be involved, please email Rachel Davies, Wolf Pack leader, and she will keep you in the loop.