Hickory Hills PTA

every Child; one Voice

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.

Book Fair Save the Date! Oct 27-30

by Lori - September 22nd, 2014

The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair.  An amazing selection of books is headed our way!  At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents.   Mark your calendar for our Family Event (MONDAY OCTOBER 27), where the whole family can join in the fun.  And, you can contribute books to your child’s classroom library.

The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.  Here’s a brief video that highlights the big dreams that can be realized through family reading:
http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/family.   See you at the Book Fair!

TO VIEW YOUR CHILD’S SCHEDULED BOOK FAIR VISIT, PLEASE GO TO OUR BOOK FAIR HOMEPAGE.  We will need parent volunteers to assist the children with their purchases.  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/hickoryhillselementary

Are you ready to run? . . . . or walk :)

by Lori - September 18th, 2014
The Spartan Sprint Committee is excited to start spreading the news of the upcoming run/walk with new posters. We will have these posters available at Open House tonight at the Spartan Sprint Table. If you own a business and could place the poster in your window or community bulletin board, please feel free to pick one or two up. (Click on the image for a larger view).
Also, take a look at the Spartan Sprint t-shirts. Charcoal Grey for adults and Highlighter Green for the kids. Please sign up for the run before October 1 to guarantee your t-shirt. We are ordering shirts based on the number of registrations we receive. Don’t miss out.

Elementary Open House Thursday!

by Lori - September 16th, 2014

Lime Green Shirts will be on sale the evening of Open House.  Stop by and purchase yours!

Open House is this Thursday night from 5:30-7:00.  PTA will be represented at many tables:

MEMBERSHIP:  Stop by and join PTA.   We encourage each student to acquire 1 membership.  Classes that achieve 100% participation get a Minecraft party.  $5 per individual / $10 per business.  Individuals will receive a membership card.  Business members will receive a membership card, decal, and certificate from MOPTA.

SPIRIT WEAR:  For $10 you can purchase 2014-2015 Lime Green “We Are Spartan” T-shirts.  Get them while supplies last!

As we move into times of cooler weather, you can order and purchase other spirit wear items, such as sweats, hoodies, and long sleeve tees.    The deadline for Spirit Wear is September 26.  This will be the only time we sell spirit wear this school year.

SPARTAN SPRINT:  Stop by the Sprint table and visit with members of the Spartan Committee, who can show you how to register.  PTA’s major fundraiser goal for the year is $10,000.  The Sprint is a big part of raising that goal.  Please participate.  We need your support to help us do the things we do to help our students, teachers, and school.

ONGOING FUNDRASING:  We will have a table highlighting the various ways we earn money throughout the year.  You can get information on Box Tops,  Target’s REDCard Program, Scrip, and Spirit Nights for 2014-2015.

Scrip Cards will be available to purchase at this table.  Here is a list of the gift cards you can buy at Open House based on availability.   Each card has a percentage rebate that goes back to HH. (Limited quantities are available).

$25 Gap/Banana Republic/Old Navy Options; $50 Harter House; $15 iTunes; $10 Panera Bread; $10 Papa John’s Pizza; $10 Papa Murphy’s Pizza; $25 Red Robin; $25 Ruby Tuesday; $25 Staples; $10 Starbucks; $10 Subway; $25 Target; $20 Toys R Us; $25 Walgreens; $25 Walmart/Sam’s Club; $100 Walmart/Sam’s Club.

PTA thanks you for your support.  We appreciate our volunteers and officers who will be working the tables and helping on this night.

Can you help?

by Lori - September 16th, 2014


The Hickory Hills Elementary School PTA is hosting the 1st Annual Spartan Sprint on Oct. 18th at 9am on the High Street Baptist Church campus. We are looking for one or two people (clowns) to make balloon art for the kids at our event. We have a small budget available to pay for services. Please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements for your participation.
We are so excited to see our community Spartan Up for this event and look forward to seeing you there.
Contact: Maggie @ 417-315-6760 for details.
www.runsignup.com (search Spartan Sprint) to register.

Box Tops Collection #1

by Lori - September 15th, 2014
HHE’s first Box Tops for Education Collection Date of the year is Tuesday, October 14. You can begin sending them in to your student’s homeroom. Please trim and check expiration dates.