Feb
23
2017

Volunteer Opportunities

Jag Families,

It’s been another busy week, and we wanted to let everyone know of upcoming volunteer needs we have.

First up is Book Fair, which starts tomorrow, Friday, February 24. We still have lots of open spots, especially for tomorrow mid-morning, which currently has no coverage outside our tireless Book Fair Chairs. If you can help with any of our Book Fair times, we’d greatly appreciate it!! Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4cada629a3fd0-scholastic Thank you to those who have already signed up to help!

Next week is the first half of ISTEP testing, and PTO is planning to give out some treats and other goodies to our students.  We will be passing out items at lunches on Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 1 next week. If you are able to help, please email PTO President Connie Hynes at president@hhmspto.net

And finally, the week of March 13-17 is Cancer Awareness Week, and as part of our community outreach program, PTO has partnered with local childhood cancer support organization Hope From Harper to help raise awareness.  We will be assisting with collecting donations that week and sponsoring fun activities such as a door decorating contest.  If you’re able to help that week, please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4dafad2aa4ff2-hhms

Thanks as always to our many volunteers; we literally could not do this without you!!

Feb
21
2017

Book Fair is Almost Here!

Book Fair begins this Friday, February 24 and runs through Thursday, March 2.  If you haven’t gotten a chance to sign up to help, we still have volunteer positions open. Sign up here http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4cada629a3fd0-scholastic Thanks to those who have signed up so far!

Feb
16
2017

Thank You, Parents!

We wanted to share these beautiful bulletin boards decorated for us by Sharla Carter and Amy Grelinger to promote our Kindness program and the Love Your Pets Contest. We’re so thankful for our creative parent volunteers! You all help in so many different ways, and it really makes a difference in the support we can provide our school.

We also wanted to remind you about our upcoming Book Fair. If you haven’t had a chance to sign up to volunteer, you can do so at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4cada629a3fd0-scholastic . Teacher names are listed, but you may need to confirm with your student which specific time slot their class will be at the Book Fair.

And finally, we have one more day to send in donation items for our Education Foundation basket.  Disney themed items would be great, but we’ll take gift cards and other items as well.  Send in to the school office with your student tomorrow, Friday, February 17!

Thank you again to all our parents and families who truly make our school the Greatest Middle School on the Planet!

Feb
14
2017

Silent Auction Collection Extended

We are extending the collection period to Friday, February 17 for the silent auction donations. Please consider donating for this terrific cause. All proceeds go to the NAFC Education Foundation which supports many causes such as teacher grants (for all of our schools!), Blessings in a Backpack, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Please help us fill HHMS baskets with Disney movies, toys, blankets, beach towels, gift cards, etc.! You can find these literally everywhere: Target, Walmart, TJ Maxx, Ross, The Disney Store, Sam’s Club, etc. We still need many more items, and together we can do it!! Please share and pass the word!

Feb
13
2017

Silent Auction Donations and Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Jag Families,

There is still time to send in Disney themed items or other donations for our NAFC Education Foundation silent auction baskets.  If you have items to donate, your student can take them to the office tomorrow, Tuesday February 14 or Wednesday, February 15.  Thanks to all who have donated so far!

Spring Book Fair time will soon be here!  The dates are Friday, February 24-Thursday March 2, and as always, we’ll need lots of help to make this happen.  If you’re able to volunteer, sign up here: Book Fair Sign Up Genius Time slots are broken down by teacher; for teachers with multiple time slots, ask your student when they will go if you would like to volunteer for that time. Thanks as always for helping us with this event!

Feb
08
2017

Silent Auction Donations

Dear HHMS families: The PTO is collecting items for the upcoming NAFC Education Foundation Celebration Silent Auction beginning tomorrow (Thurs, 2/9) until Wednesday (2/15). We would like to make three baskets, and suggested items are as follows:

1) Disney Themed family movie night basket-DISNEY DVDs or Blu-Rays, popcorn, candy, Netflix gift cards, Disney themed candy/snacks, Disney blankets, Disney themed container, Disney gift cards, etc.

2) Disney themed Adventurer/Pirate basket for a boy: Disney or Disney Junior movies, toys, games, costumes, candy, books, Disney gift cards, etc. (Character suggestions are Peter Pan, Cpt Hook, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mickey, Pluto, Goofy, Robin Hood, Lightning McQueen (Cars), Monsters Inc., Buzz, Woody, Star Wars, Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, etc.)

3) Disney themed Princess basket for a girl: Disney or Disney Junior movies, toys, games, costumes, candy, stuffed animals, Disney gift cards, books, etc. (Character suggestions are Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Little Mermaid, Minnie Mouse, Rapunzel, Elsa, Anna, etc.)

If you would like to donate something and are unable to send in something from the above suggestions, please feel free to choose from the following list as well.

Restaurant gift cards
Sporting Event Tickets (for dates after 3/15/17)
Passes to movies, bowling, entertainment venues, etc.
Timeshare points
Vacation rentals
IU/UL/Purdue/UK items
Donations from service businesses (i.e. Service contracts, free carpet cleaning, gym memberships, orthodontic gift certificates, etc.)

Any donation items should be taken to the office at school. Thank you as always for being so generous for the kids of NAFCS!

Jan
31
2017

February Newsletter

Jag Families,

Hard to believe over half the school year is over already, but it is!  President Connie Hynes has prepared a newsletter with lots of information on programs and upcoming events, and you’ll find that attached to this post. After clicking on the image, if you’re having trouble reading it, clicking on it again should allow you to view it full size.

Also, the Executive Board has completed a review of our bylaws, which had not been updated in far too long.  We have posted the proposed revised bylaws on the website for your review, available at http://hhmspto.net/files/2016/01/bylawsrevision-2017.pdf .  They will be posted for 30 days, then voted on at an upcoming meeting. Our current bylaws are also available on the website for you to refer to as needed, available at http://hhmspto.net/files/2016/05/hhmsptobylaws2007.pdf .

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

 

Jan
26
2017

January’s Box Tops Friday

Tomorrow, January 27 is the last day to turn in Box Tops for the January gift card drawing. Remember to trim the Box Tops, write your student’s name and 7th period teacher on a slip of paper, and place it in a baggie with the Box Tops. Turn them in to the 7th period teacher or the office. No need to count them or glue them to sheets of paper!  Thanks to everyone who submits Box Tops for us!

Jan
22
2017

PTO Meeting

Our next PTO meeting will be tomorrow, Monday, January 23 at 6pm in the Media Center/Library. Our agenda is available here HHMS PTO AGENDA 1-23-17 All parents, teachers, guardians, students and staff are invited and welcome to attend. We hope everyone’s had a great start to their new year!

Jan
06
2017

First Week Back News!

Jag Families,

We hope everyone’s had a great week back from break! Your PTO has hit the ground running and already has news to share!

–On Wednesday this week, we provided coffee, cocoa, and doughnuts to our HHMS bus drivers. We had a great time chatting with them, and what impressed us the most was how much they love their jobs (and our kids!) and how very dedicated they are.  We’re very thankful for the bus drivers who keep our kids safe each day!

–Second quarter Success Cards for All-A and A/B honor roll students will be distributed January 11 during lunches. If your student isn’t in school that day, they can be picked up from the office after that point.  THANK YOU to the following businesses for their generosity in supporting Highland Hills Middle School students! They are each providing one free food/drink item per quarter through our gold and green Success Cards program for the 2016-2017 school year.  Please show your appreciation by supporting these businesses!

Adrienne & Co. Donuts & Desserts, 5801 Hwy 150, Floyds Knobs
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 105 Lafollette Station Dr., Floyds Knobs
Chick-fil-A, 2225 State Street, New Albany
Dairy Queen, 700 Highlander Point Dr., Floyds Knobs
Domino’s Pizza, 748 Highlander Point Dr., Floyds Knobs
McDonald’s, 600 LaFollette Station Dr., Floyds Knobs
Subway, Highlander Point, Floyds Knobs
Taco Bell, 900 LaFollette Station Dr., Floyds Knobs

–Floyd Central Dance Marathon is hosting a Movie Night after school Friday, January 13th in the auditorium at Highland Hills. They will be showing the movie Zootopia. Admission is $5 and includes popcorn and bottled water. All proceeds benefit Riley Children’s Hospital. Pick up after the movie is around 6:15.

–On Saturday, January 21 Floyd Central Theater Arts will host a musical theater workshop for students in grades 3-8 who are interested in learning more about performing.  You can use the Broadway Bootcamp Flyer to sign up if you’re interested.

That’s all for now. Enjoy your weekend and stay warm!

Dec
16
2016

A Huge “Thank You and Happy Holidays!” From Your PTO!

Jag Families,

It’s hard to believe the year is half over already, but it is! We on PTO have had such an incredible year so far, and it is thanks in large part to our wonderful parents, grandparents, and guardians who volunteer their time and talents when we put out the call for help. This week we’ve had wonderful desserts donated for teachers and staff and lots of extra hands to help serve cocoa and donuts to our students before they went on break.  Thank you to all our volunteers for helping make these fun (and tasty!) events happen!  You can see pictures from our cocoa and donuts event at https://www.facebook.com/HHMSPTO/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1520123551600584 We’re so thankful to be part of such a wonderful school community, and we hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday and new year!

Dec
14
2016

Spirit Wear and Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards

Spirit wear is in and was sent home today.  Those who ordered Christmas gifts can pick them up from the office.

Also, if students have not brought home their Texas Roadhouse gift cards, have them check with their 7th period teacher. They were delivered Monday to teacher mailboxes.

We hope all our teachers, staff, students, and families have a great last couple days before break!

Dec
12
2016

Cocoa and Doughnuts For Students This Friday!

PTO will be treating students to hot cocoa, toppings and “snowball” doughnuts at lunch this Friday, December 16. We are in need of parents/grandparents to help serve. Even if you can only participate for part of a shift, we still want you! This will be a festive & fun time to help out at HHMS! If you’re able to help, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a44aaa628a13-snowballs Thank you!

Dec
05
2016

Upcoming Events

This Thurs, Dec 8 is our next Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day. Remember to mention you’re there for HHMS PTO before you pay so your order can be credited properly. See the attached flyer for more details: cfaspiritday

Hospitality Chair Mary Ritchie is looking for dessert donations for the upcoming dessert feast we’ll be providing to teachers before break. This will happen on Dec 14, and desserts can be brought in the day before and up until 11am Dec 14. Please email Mary at mary.ritchie@ymail.com if you’re able to donate a dessert so she can coordinate.  Thanks!

Nov
30
2016

Last Call for Texas Roadhouse Gift Card Orders

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 1 is the last chance for Texas Roadhouse gift card orders! If you did not receive an order form, you can still participate. Just write your order (Your name, email address, student’s name, 7th period teacher, number of gift cards, and their amounts-sold in any denomination ending in a 5 or 0) on a piece of paper and enclose in an envelope marked “Texas Roadhouse Order/HHMS PTO” with cash or check made payable to HHMS PTO. Thanks!

Nov
29
2016

Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards

Jag Families,

Our original deadline to accept Texas Roadhouse gift card orders was today, Nov 29, however, we’ve been able to extend the deadline until Thurs, Dec 1. They make great gifts or stocking stuffers AND our PTO gets 20% of the proceeds! Thanks to everyone who has turned in their order forms so far!

Nov
21
2016

A Thankful Week!

Even though we have a short week this week, PTO still has lots going on!

Last week’s Pucker Up For a Pig raised $530 to benefit Floyd County’s Blessings in a Backpack.  Band Teacher Mr. Thomas won the most votes and kissed a pig this morning.  Check out the video here! https://goo.gl/EF7kTT Thanks to all our families and students for their generosity and to Mr. Thomas for being such a great sport!

We wanted to remind everyone that today, November 21, is HHMS PTO spirit day at Beef O’Brady’s in Floyds Knobs. Let your server know you’re there for HHMS PTO, and we’ll get a portion of the proceeds!

Texas Roadhouse Gift Card orders will be accepted through next Tuesday, November 29.

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Thankgiving!

Nov
17
2016

Spirit Wear and Box Tops Reminder

Just a reminder that Spirit Wear orders are due tomorrow, Friday, November 18 to school.  If your student lost the order form, you can get one here: hhmsspiritwearnov2016

Tomorrow is also the last day to turn in Box Tops for the November gift card drawing. Remember to trim the Box Tops, write your student’s name and 7th period teacher on a slip of paper, and place it in a baggie with the Box Tops. Turn them in to the 7th period teacher or the office. No need to count them or glue them to sheets of paper!  Thanks to everyone who submits Box Tops for us!

Nov
15
2016

This Week’s News

Lots of things going on this week!

–Pucker Up for a Pig is going on through tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16.  Students can bring in money and vote for the person they’d like to see kiss a pig!  Money raised goes to Blessings in a Backpack, which provides food for needy students in our school system. Cash, change, or checks (made out to NAFC Education Foundation with BIAB in the memo line) are all accepted!

–Texas Roadhouse gift card order forms are going home tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16. These make great holiday gifts or stocking stuffers!

–Our next PTO meeting is Thurs, November 17 at 4pm in the Libary/Media Center. The agenda for this meeting is here: November PTO Meeting Agenda.  We will not have a PTO meeting in December, but January’s meeting will be January 23 at 6pm.

–Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, Box Tops for November are due by this Friday, November 18.  Remember to check for expiration dates (we can’t use expired Box Tops), trim around the Box Tops, and put in a baggie with your student’s name on a note, and turn in by the 18th for a chance at a gift card in this month’s drawing!

–Spirit Wear forms are due to school by Fri, November 18.  For 7/8 graders, use 7th period teacher for home room.

–Monday, November 21 is HHMS PTO spirit day at Beef O’Brady’s in LaFollette Station. Let your server know you’re there for HHMS PTO, and we’ll get a portion of the proceeds!

Hope everyone has a great week!

Nov
09
2016

Chick-fil-A Spirit Day and Spirit Wear

We have a Chic-fil-A Spirit Day tomorrow, Thurs, November 10, all day long at the State Street location.  Tell them you’re there for HHMS before you pay, and we will get a portion of the proceeds. See flier for more details.

Also, Spirit Wear order forms went home today.  If your student didn’t give it to you, be sure to check folders and backpacks!  Forms are due back to school by Nov 18.  Spirit wear makes great holiday gifts!

And finally, Texas Roadhouse gift card order forms will go home at lunch next week, so be on the lookout for those.  These cards also make great stocking stuffers or holiday gifts!

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