Principal's Corner

Dear Hedenkamp Families,


Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! We are looking forward to a wonderful school year at Hedenkamp Elementary.


Our school vision at Hedenkamp is to inspire learners to excel, own their thinking, and become positive forces in our global community. Because we believe that education can have a tremendously positive impact on the lives of children, our staff is working together to make this school year meaningful and memorable for all our Huskies! We look forward to working together to help our children receive the high-quality education necessary to prepare them to succeed in all areas of life!


We want to remind all our parents to assist us in achieving our learning goals for students by ensuring your child:


• completes his/her homework daily

• reads every day • attends school daily

• arrives at school on time

• is ready to learn as soon as the bell rings at 8:45 am


We will communicate and interact with all families through our school blog: If you haven’t already entered your email to follow our blog, please do so to get updates via email whenever there is a new blog post. We will continue to email or use social media to announce upcoming school events and give important reminders – please keep your phone number(s) updated with the office, so you don’t miss out on important information. We will also continue utilizing to send out electronic flyers to communicate about school, community, and district events. Please ensure the office has a current e-mail address in our system so you stay informed.


We embrace the use of social media at Hedenkamp. We use our Twitter feed to keep parents informed and to share the great work of our students and teachers with the community. Please follow us @Hedenkamphusky so you can view our daily photos and updates.


We want to encourage all our parents to be informed and to participate in various school-wide committees, such as the PTA, School Site Council, ELAC, and many other after-school clubs offered at Hedenkamp. These committees are vital components of our school community and ensure our school is continuously moving forward. Please let us know if you would like to participate in any of our committees.


We look forward to meeting or reconnecting with all our students and parents and having an amazing school year. If you have any questions, please contact us at (619) 397-5828.





Erin Williamson and Catherine Kratochvil-Rojo



Other Information:
View our Parent Handbook by clicking here.


Our Mission

Hedenkamp Elementary School is committed to creating a cumulative effect for our students. In the words of Carl Glickman: To fully educate a student, teachers need to do their best during their temporary time together and care just as much about the educational experiences that the student had before coming and the experiences that the student will have after leaving. To believe that the classroom teacher's job is to operate solely in the present with his or her immediate charge is to deny a school the opportunity to provide a cumulative, purposeful effect.

Our Vision

Hedenkamp Elementary School shares the district's vision for our local learning community. Hedenkamp is committed to providing a safe, challenging, and nurturing environment for all of our children.

Our children are creative-thinking, high-achievers, and confident in their abilities. They are committed to lifelong learning and responsible citizenship. They are unique individuals who take pride in developing their full potential. Our diversity gives us strength and promotes equity for all. Our learning environment is based on high expectations and clear standards. Families, schools, and communities work together to benefit all children, which fosters respect for one another.

We embrace a rapidly changing world and look to our community and district for support. Students are provided the tools and strategies to become self-sufficient and technologically proficient, accessing information worldwide. Students are motivated to meet high academic standards, which include art, drama, and physical fitness. Students appreciate all cultures and languages and do not take note of individuals' economic status.

We look forward to the future with hope and confidence.