Friendly Hills Elementary
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Friendly Hills Elementary School


Happy Winter and Holiday Season to all!! With all the holidays coming up, I thought I would do something a little different in this newsletter. I have spoken a lot about kindness and respect to the kids over the past few years as we have navigated through some challenging and interesting times. Please take some time this holiday season to encourage our kids to spread kindness to friends, family members, and even strangers. 


Here is a list of simple and easy to do random acts of kindness that you and your family can do this year. (Taken from Northeast Ohio Family Fun website)


  • Paint and hide rocks for someone to find later. 
  • Bake cookies and deliver some to a neighbor.
  • Buy a bag of groceries for someone in need. 
  • Surprise your teacher with a card, apple, or other small token of your appreciation.
  • Collect Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House. 
  • Let someone go in front of you in line at the store.
  • Find Amazon wish lists and help a non-profit get something they need.
  • Offer to walk a neighbor’s dog.
  • Set the table for dinner and clean up afterwards too.
  • Donate a new or gently used coat for kids (and adults) in need.
  • Give your change to the Salvation Army bell ringers
  • Leave a happy note in a library book for someone to find later.
  • Pick up trash at your local playground.
  • Donate a new toy to Toys for Tots. 
  • Write notes of encouragement and leave them on a car window shield in a parking lot.
  • Donate food to a local food bank.
  • Write and mail cards to out of town family members.
  • Write and send a letter to someone in the military thanking them for their service.

You can do something from the list or you can just do something that makes someone smile!


We have added back a few events for the week before the break. There will be a Holiday store for kids to buy presents for family members if you wish from Dec. 12-16. There will also be a short Holiday singing program on Wednesday Dec. 14th from 6-7pm for grades K-3 and a Snow Ball dance on Thursday Dec. 15th for grades 4-6 with more details coming home soon. We also have an assembly coming for the students that week talking about kindness. 


Please take this time over the break to enjoy your kids, your family, and yourself. In all the craziness of life, we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. Read a book, take a walk, but most of all remember to smile at others and practice kindness.


Randy Eigner 



Hawk Happenings for January 2023

1/3 First day back
1/3 FHEA meeting in the library at 3:45 Cancelled  
1/16 No School - Martin Luther king Jr. Holiday
1/18 Minimum Day (school starts two hours later)
1/26 School Site Council in the library at 3:45
1/20 1st Semester ends
1/21 Saturday School Cancelled

Parents if you have a student that you are interested in signing up for TK for the 2023-2024 school year, please click on the link below and complete the quick survey. The deadline for the survey is Monday, February 6th.

Are you ready for some science?! It's time to start thinking about your science fair projects. The Categories are; Collections (K-3), Demonstrations (K-3), Original Inventions (K-6) and Scientific Experiments (K-6).
Projects Due: Monday, February 27, 2023, by 10:00 am
Awards: Wednesday, March 1, 2023, from 5:00-6:00 pm

Look for forms to come home with your children the week of January 17th.
The form must be filled out and returned to your child's teacher.

Collections should demonstrate classification skills - a student's ability to group items. 
This category is open to students in grades K-3 only.

Demonstrations show a process or how a machine works. They usually involve some sort of model with parts labeled and functions explained. 
This category is for students in grades K-3 only.

An Experiment is an investigation in which steps of the Scientific Method are used: asking a question, doing research, formulating a hypothesis, performing an experiment, recording data and formulating a conclusion. This category is open to all students in grades K-6.

Invention - This is the perfect category for the student who is constantly coming up with ideas for things that would make life a little easier, safer, or more fun. The invention must be an original one. 
This category is open to all students grades K-6. 

Friendly Hills Hawks Mission and Vision Statement

Our mission at Friendly Hills Elementary is to support and nature our students and our own natural desire to be life-long learners. We are committed to the families we serve, providing support and encouragement so our students will be productive, responsible, and successful individuals who can contribute to the world at large.
Friendly Hills Elementary empowers all students to embrace learning, achieve their personal best, and build their emotional, social and physical well-being in an environment where all children feel loved, respected, and encouraged.

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Friendly Hills Hawks Love to SOAR!
        S - Staying Safe                                     O - On Task                                
- Having the right Attitude 
R - Being Respectful               


FHES Information

Office Hours
8:00 - 4:00

School Hours
9:30 - 3:30

7252 Sunny Vista Road
Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252

Phone: (760) 366-3812
Fax: (760) 366-1061

Randy Eigner

Terri Fowler
Administrative Assistant


Minimum Day - Late Start

Wed Feb 15 2023

Lincoln's Day

Fri Feb 17 2023

Friendly Hills is looking for one more parent/guardian to join our School Site Council. If you are interested, please contact the office.  

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