Lots of Info to Pass Along

Jag Families,

We have lots to update for you heading into the weekend!

ISTEP week is almost here! Our students will be taking their first round of tests beginning the week of 2/26. PTO is preparing sling bags filled with a water bottle and a snack to get the first round of testing off on the right foot. We need your help in getting over 1,700 bags distributed to our students. We will be delivering bags to the classrooms of 5th and 6th grade students next Friday, 2/23 and handing out bags to 7th and 8th graders in the commons during their lunch periods on Monday, 2/27.  If you can help with distribution, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4faaa929a6fc1-istep A huge thank you to Periago Orthodontics, LLC for their generous donation to fund this!

Also coming up: The HHMS counselors are hosting “Middle School Survival Night Part II” on 2/27, and it will be geared towards 6th grade parents from 6-6:40 and ALL parents from 6:45-7:30. Our PTO would like to provide delicious “comforting” desserts for the event. If you can help, please bring your desserts to HHMS between the hours of 8:30 am & 4:15 pm on Tuesday, 2/27. Please label your dessert if it contains nuts. Please note we cannot accept items that need to be refrigerated.  If you can bring a dessert, sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a44aaa628a13-comforthomemade Thank you so much for helping out!

We are still very much in need of candidates for our upcoming PTO board elections. PTO is a great way to stay connected with the school and our students! If you feel like you have the interest but not enough time, know that not all of us are stay at home parents, and if you have a friend who would like to team up as a co-chair, that is a possibility! We encourage anyone who might be interested in either a board or committee position to please email info@hhmspto.net. We literally can’t do it without you!

And finally, we wanted to let you know about a proposed amendment to our bylaws. You can see our current bylaws and the proposed amendment here: http://hhmspto.net/bylaws/ The proposed amendment is in response to changes in state regulation of bookkeeping accounts kept through school accounts. If you have questions, email us at info@hhmspto.net. The proposal will be voted on after publication for a month.