Hickory Hills PTA

every Child; one Voice

Deadline Extended–October 3

by Lori - October 2nd, 2014

The amazing Spartan Sprint Trophy is on display in the Common’s display case at Hickory Hills! Stop by and see where your Class Name could be on the coveted 1st Classroom Winner Name Plate!
T-shirt orders for the Spartan Sprint are being placed tomorrow, October 3rd. The t-shirts are a great way to show your support of Hickory Hills Elementary and the PTA. Even if you aren’t able to join the Spartan Sprint event, consider completing a registration form to offer your support as a donation and receive an awesome Spartan Sprint t-shirt!
Remember, after midnight on October 3rd there will be a $5 late registration fee added to registrations in order to cover late t-shirt orders as well as late food/drink expenses.
Finally, WE HAVE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for anyone who would like to participate but has limited funds. Your scholarship is confidential, but a registration form must be completed to receive one.
Let’s Go Spartans….Spartan Up!

Are you clipping?

by Lori - October 1st, 2014
Our first Box Tops collection deadline is Tuesday, October 14.   Here are a few helpful hints for collecting Box Tops:
  •       Check expiration dates. Please don’t submit Box Tops that expire before 11/1/14.
  •       Make sure the expiration date is visible on each Box Top.
  •       Please trim each Box Top along the dotted line.
Collect your Box Tops and bring them to school by Tuesday, October 14.  Remember to invite your friends, family,  co-workers and neighbors to help collect too.  The top 3 classes will win a reward!
THANK YOU for collecting Box Tops and supporting Hickory Hills Elementary!

National Bullying Prevention Month

by Lori - October 1st, 2014

PTA recognizes October as National Bullying Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the effects of bullying on kids/teens and prevention methods.

The Library District of Springfield will offer a series of programs Oct. 2-27 at various branches to help different age groups understand and overcome bullying. The keynote program is a talk by Tina Meier whose daughter was victim of online bullying.  This talk will be October 27 at 6 pm at Brentwood Library.

A handout will be available at HHPTA’s October meeting (Monday the 6th) to list the various events the Library is offering.  For the Library’s schedule of events, please visit http://thelibrary.org/programs/month/october.cfm.

October is Here!

by Lori - October 1st, 2014

We are encouraging every family to sign up at least ONE participant for the upcoming fun run–the SPARTAN SPRINT. It cost $25 per participant to walk/run …in the 5K portion of the Sprint ($30 for the 10K). This amount is similar to the amount we have asked for in years past with our Major Fundraiser’s Letter Campaign.

The $25 entry fee from each family helps the PTA sponsor our many wonderful programs–but as a bonus–paying for the Spartan Sprint will allow them to secure an awesome t-shirt to show their Spartan pride and participate in a run. Our goal is securing enough registrations to be finished with fundraising for the year!

In order for participants to have a t-shirt ON THE DAY OF THE RACE, we will need to receive your registration today. This can be done by signing up online or turning in the paper form. www.runsignup.com/RACE/MO/SPRINGFIELD/SPARTANSPRINT

Sign up by Wednesday to guarantee your shirts!

by Lori - September 30th, 2014

Friends of HHPTA: If you’ve been planning to sign-up for the Spartan Sprint (Oct. 18) but haven’t yet, the deadline to be guaranteed a t-shirt on the day of the race is Wednesday, October 1. Sign-up now at http://www.runsignup.com/Race/MO/Springfield/SpartanSprint.
Help support Hickory Hills Elementary!

2013 HH Blue Shirts $5

by Lori - September 29th, 2014

HH Blue Shirts from 2013 on sale for $5. If you need a HH shirt to wear to the Glendale HS Game Friday for Feeder School Night, please email PTA at lorichisholm@att.net and we’ll get one to you upon payment. Adult sizes S-M-L and Youth S-M-L available.

“All students from Hickory Hills that are wearing their band shirt, choir shirt, school shirt, team uniform or team t-shirt along with one parent or guardian will get in free.”  –Tyler Overstreet,  Assistant Principal / Athletic Director, Glendale High School

Annual Coats & Jeans Drive Begins Monday

by Lori - September 26th, 2014

Help someone in need stay warm this winter by donating your gently used COATS and JEANS in sizes 4T to plus size women’s and men’s to benefit the Springfield Council of PTAs Clothing Bank.

The PTA Clothing Bank serves all SPS students who qualify for free and reduced lunch.  Donation bins will be available in the main hallways September 29 through October 10.

Please have your items in clean and working condition.  Boxes of black and white trash bags and monetary donations also needed.  Make check payable to “SCPTA” (Memo: “PTA Clothing Bank”) and leave at the front office for PTA/Lisa Ebisch.  Thank you!

Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night this Tuesday

by Lori - September 25th, 2014

HHPTA Texas Roadhouse Flier

Come to Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, September 30th from 4:00-9:00 pm.    All Hickory Hills students can enjoy Kids’ Night activities and a FREE sundae bar.  Texas Roadhouse will donate back to HH when you mention our school to your server.  There will be free face painting, games, and crafts for the kids.  Call ahead seating at (417) 877-4650.  Texas Roadhouse is located at 255 East Monastery in Springfield.

October 1 is approaching!

by Lori - September 23rd, 2014

(Please click to view a larger image.  We thank our event sponsors for their support).

Spartan families, this is our major Hickory Hills Elementary fundraiser for the 2014-2015 school year. Sign up for FUN. Sign up for SOMETHING TO DO on a Saturday. Sign up because YOU LOVE TO RUN. Sign up to GET A T-SHIRT. Most importantly, sign up to help MAKE HICKORY A SCHOOL IN WHICH OUR STUDENTS CAN THRIVE. . .it really is for the children.

PLUS, the classroom with the most registered participants will win the inaugural SPARTAN SPRINT TROPHY. . .and the bragging rights to go with it!

Please register for the Spartan Sprint on or before October 1 to guarantee the availability of t-shirts for you and those participating in your family.  T-shirts will be ordered based on the number of registrations.


by Lori - September 22nd, 2014

Friday, September 26 is the deadline to receive forms and money for spirit wear purchases.  As we move into cooler weather, make sure you get your Spartan suited up in some cool hoodies and long sleeved tees.

Complete the Spirit Wear Order Form 2014-2015 , attach payment, and send back to the school office for processing.

**We still have some $10 Lime Green Shirts for sale in Adult Medium, Adult Large, and Adult XL.   If you would like a shirt, please send in $10 (cash or check made out to HHPTA) and request your Lime Green Spartan Shirt.