Hickory Hills PTA

every Child; one Voice

Congratulations HHPTA

by Lori - October 30th, 2014

Congratulations HHPTA on being recognized for the Oak Leaf Award and 100% Faculty Award for the 2013-2014 year at MOPTA Convention. HHPTA was one of 2 schools in Springfield who achieved 100% faculty participation. Let’s do it again this year! If you haven’t joined PTA this year, please do so. Individual memberships are $5 and Business memberships are $10.


Book Fair: Classroom Wish List

by Lori - October 29th, 2014

Book Fair News–Teachers have created “Wish Lists” for their classroom.  If you would like to purchase a book from your child to present to a teacher, please select a title or two, make the purchase, and our volunteers will provide a book plate for you to fill out and give to them.

Book Fair Shopping ONLINE!

by Lori - October 27th, 2014

If you would like to shop Book Fair online, you can visit http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3307129 connect you to the online site.  Online purchases also benefit our school.  Please share with out of town friends and family.  All purchases will be shipped to the school FREE and delivered to your child’s classroom.  Easy and convenient!!

Spirit Wear is in!

by Lori - October 24th, 2014

2014 Spirit Wear was delivered today. Please check your child’s backpack for your order. Thank you for supporting HHPTA!

Book Fair Opens Monday Oct 27

by Lori - October 24th, 2014
The signs are out in the school yard, but we won’t be open until Monday. Please visit the Book Fair next week. Stop in before or after your parent/teacher conference to shop with your child. Each purchase benefits our school. Profits from our Book Fair add books to our homeroom classrooms, our counselor, our ELL class, our Resource class, and our Library.Book Fair will be open:
Monday, Oct 27 — 8:00 am – 7:00 pm (Late Night/Family Night)
Tuesday, Oct 28 — 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, Oct 29 — 8:00 am – 3:30 pm (Grandparent’s afternoon)
Thursday, Oct 30 — 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Check folders on Friday for a book list– http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/TK_K6_Booklist_F14/index.html.  (Don’t forget to add Greene Co sales tax 5.475%).

Have you ordered your HHE Yearbook?

by Lori - October 23rd, 2014

Yearbooks for 2014-2015 are on sale.  Standard yearbooks will sell for $18.  You may choose add-on options as indicated on the form.  Please send in forms and payment back to your teacher. Make checks payable to Hickory Hills Elementary PTA.  You can also order online at www.YBPay.lifetouch.com  using ID Code: 9478315.  The deadline for yearbook orders is Thursday, October 30.


Book Fair Volunteers Needed

by Lori - October 22nd, 2014

EMAIL lorichisholm@att to help!

We continue to recruit day volunteers for next week’s Book Fair in the library. If you can work 30 minutes or a couple hours, your time is welcomed. Volunteers help the students with book selections and purchases, straighten up shelves and displays, help with check out, and bag purchases. Book Fair week is always busy but fun. If you can lend a hand next week, please email lorichisholm@att.net to sign up. For a complete schedule of events and hours of operation, go to our book fair homepage. http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/hickoryhillselementary

Here is when we need the most help:
Monday Oct 27

Tuesday Oct 28

Thursday Oct 29
3:00-4:00 for TEAR DOWN and CLEAN UP

Please feel free to help any time we are open.  You can volunteer during your child’s library time when they visit the book fair.   Thanks!

School Bus Safety Week-October 20-24

by Lori - October 22nd, 2014

HHPTA thanks our bus drivers for their work during this School Bus Safety Week. PTA was happy to provide a 2014-2015 We Are Spartan T-shirt to each bus driver and attendant this year as a gesture to say thank you–Thank you drivers!

Online Book Fair Opens Wednesday

by Lori - October 21st, 2014

Our in-school Book Fair begins on Monday, October 27, but you can begin your book shopping starting Wednesday, October 22 at the Online Book Fair. Visit the Book Fair Homepage at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/hickoryhillselementary and click on the Shop Now button. Online shopping is available until November 11.

You can create wish lists and use eCards to invite friends and family to shop. Best of all, every purchase benefits our school and will help us achieve our Book Fair goal. All online orders ship for FREE to the school after the Online Fair has ended.

Benefits of Online Shopping:

  • Convenient access 24 hours a day, from October 22–November 11
  • Expanded selection for ALL ages—preschoolers to adults
  • Send a wish list to invite family and friends to shop
  • Search for books by category, grade, age, and price 
  • ALL purchases benefit our school
  • FREE shipping directly to our school (orders will be sent home with your  child.

So get a jump on your Book Fair shopping, and thanks for supporting our school!

Culver’s Night Tuesday

by Lori - October 20th, 2014

REMINDER–Spirit Night at Culver’s, 2520 N Glenstone Avenue, Tuesday, October 21, from 5-8 pm.  When you come, sign in for your child’s classroom.  The kids in the classroom with the highest participation will receive a token from Culver’s for a free scoop of custard.  The winning classroom teacher will win a $25 Culver’s gift certificate.

For more information, download the Culver’s Spirit Night flyer for Hickory Hills Elementary.  Spirit Nights serve as part of our Ongoing Fundraising efforts for HHPTA.  Our goal for the year is to earn $1000 through our combined Spirit Nights.