Hickory Hills PTA

every Child; one Voice

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
12:00-2:30
2:30-5:00

Tuesday Oct 28
10:00-12:00
12:30-2:45

Thursday Oct 29
8:00-10:00
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.

Red Ribbon Week

by Lori - October 20th, 2014
Monday, October 20 kicks off Red Ribbon Week at HHE. This year’s theme: “Your choices are the KEY to your future: Proud to be drug free!” Red Ribbon Week sponsored by Student Council.
HHE will observe RR week by having spirit days:
Monday–Be All You Can Be Day–Some people select their career in the armed forces. Wear camouflage or army green/khaki to take a stand on the fight against drugs.
Tuesday–Dress For Success Day–Dress like your favorite job. Choose any career. Choose to be drug free.
Wednesday–Healthy Living Day–Wear RED for National Wear Red Day.
Thursday–Give Drugs the Boot Day–Wear your favorite boots to let others know you are giving drugs the boot by saying no to drugs.
Friday–The Thrill of Victory Day–Wear your favorite sports shirt. Experience the thrill of victory by choosing a future that is healthy and drug free.

#ShareAwesome

by Lori - October 18th, 2014

National PTA and HHPTA are excited to spread the word about #ShareAwesome!

You experience awesome every day, and PTA wants you to share it! Snag a photo and tag it with #ShareAwesome anytime between September 15 to November 30 on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win a tablet or $2,500 scholarship! #ShareAwesome is a new campaign from National PTA with the support of LifeLock that celebrates students and families who use digital media and tools for good – good for themselves, their families, their friends and the whole world. Visit ShareAwesomeNow.org to learn more about ways your family can make better, safer decisions online and to access official contest rules.

Simply snap a photo on your phone or tablet and share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the #ShareAwesome hashtag!

#ShareAwesome is a campaign designed to help families develop skills they need to thrive online and off.

Stay tuned as HHPTA shares #ShareAwesome’s great tips on how to make smarter, safer decisions online.

Share YOUR Awesome!

 

Registration Update

by Lori - October 17th, 2014

Online registration is closed, however, if you would like to participate in tomorrow’s Spartan Sprint, you may register today (Friday) at Ridge Runner Sports on 3057 S. Fremont until 6 pm.   You may also register tomorrow (Saturday) between 8:00-8:45 on the race site, High Street Baptist Church, 900 N Eastgate Avenue.

The weather looks like it’ll be a perfect day to run/walk in the Ozarks.  We can’t wait to see you there.  Go Spartans!

PACKET PICKUP

by Lori - October 16th, 2014
ATTENTION ALL SPARTAN SPRINT PARTICIPANTS! Packet pick-up for The Spartan Sprint will be at Ridge Runner Sports, Inc., 3057 S. Fremont, Springfield, MO from noon until 6 p.m. TOMORROW! Friday, October 17, 2014.

Volunteer Opportunity

by Lori - October 14th, 2014

Please read the message from our SCPTA President, Patty Dunn.  Our school is scheduled  to work The Clothing Bank this Thursday.  If any of you can spare any volunteer time between 2:30-5:00 on Hickory Hills’ behalf, that would be appreciated.  The Clothing Bank is located at 2343 West Olive Street at Study Alternative Center.

Who’s In?

by Lori - October 13th, 2014

See who’s running in this weekend’s Spartan Sprint! Registration is open. We’d love to have 200 total sign ups!

https://runsignup.com/Race/FindARunner/?raceId=11143

Enter Coupon Code 1SUPERSPARTAN to have late fee waived.