The BUZZ Report – September 27, 2018

Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report

News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA- September 27, 2018

Leader-in-Me Game Night and PTA General Membership Meeting – October 2nd

On Tuesday, October 2nd, Hardy Oak Elementary will host the Leader-in-Me Game night. Come enjoy a fun evening with your kids and stay for the PTA meeting.

* Game Night is from 5:30-6:00pm

* PTA meeting 6:00-6:30pm

After the meeting, stay and enjoy the 3rd grade performance of Leader-in-Me songs.

Walk to School Day – October 3rd

Join us in exercising our bodies and hearts for Walk to School Day on October 3rd. This year we will be celebrating Hardy Oak’s helping spirit and commitment to community service by combining our walk-to-school event with sock drive benefiting the NEISD Clothes Closet. Students will earn one SVSA Service Hour for donating to the sock drive.

Details:

What – Hardy Oak Walk-To-School day and sock drive

When – Wednesday October 3rd before school.

Who – you and your lovely family

How – walk with your child or participate in a walking school bus*. Bring a new pair of socks to drop in the designated donation bins!

**Each child that participates will be entered to win a Harry Potter card game. There will be one winner for each grade level! See the Walk to School flyer for entry slip. You can turn in your form to the PTA volunteers at the school on Walk to School Day.

*Some teachers will send out info about meeting and walking as a class, the walking school bus.

Big pictureHornets Nest Spirit Store open October 5th during lunches

The Hornets Nest Spirit Store will be open on the cafeteria stage during lunches on Friday, October 5th. The store will have pens, pencils, notebooks and other fun items. Small bills and coins are appreciated. Select spirit merchandise from previous years will be available at reduced SALE prices. All other items are $5 and under.

All students who bring money will be able to shop at the Hornets Nest toward the end of their lunch time. It is a fun way for kids to learn how to handle money and make smart purchases!

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Arts in Education Program: Reflections Due October 19th

Reminder: All Entries are Due October 19th
Students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story. The Reflections Information Flyer, Entry Form and Program Rules are available in these links.

Express your artistic talent and tell us what’s within reach through Reflections!
Volunteer Opportunity: Fall Festival Class Basket and Art Canvas

The Fall Festival on November 9th includes an awesome Silent Auction! In addition to generous donations from community businesses, each class will donate a themed class basket and create a collaborative art canvas. If you are interested in coordinating the Class Basket for your child’s classroom, please contact Cassie at [email protected] and the Art Canvas contact is Michelle at [email protected]. It’s a fun way to get involved!

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Calling All Dads: Watch Dog Sign-up

This is a great way for our students to see positive male role models being involved at their school and in their education. WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a one-of-the-kind, school based father involvement program that works to support education and safety. Please remember to participate in any volunteer opportunity you must be DPS cleared (See Volunteering Link). Watch Dogs must also wear an official Watch D.O.G.S t-shirt to volunteer. Any questions, please contact Mike Miller at: [email protected]

Please limit your days to one per child to allow all who want to participate to get a chance. WATCH DOGS SIGN UP GENIUS

Bike Rodeo October 11th

On your mark, get set, go! The Bike Rodeo is around the corner. Please see Rules and Information and also the Permission Slip. Each grade will have a specified time to show their skills. Parents are welcome to watch the Bike Rodeo in the back parking lot.

2nd Grade: 8:20am-8:45am

3rd Grade: 8:45am-9:10am

1st Grade: 9:10am-9:35am

Kinder: 9:35am-10:00am

5th Grade: 10:00am-10:25am

4th Grade: 10:25am-10:55am

Decadent Dessert Volunteer Opportunity

Want a way to say thank you to our Hardy Oak Teachers? You can sign-up to bring a dessert to sweeten their day. Each Monday a teacher’s name will be drawn and the person signed up for that week will receive an email with the teacher’s name and any preferences or allergies. Desserts can be homemade or store bought. See the sign-up for available dates:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0448AAAE2CAA8-decadent2

PTA Membership and Greenback Donations

Thank you to all the Hardy Oak families who have joined the PTA and given their Greenback donation. The funds from the Greenback fundraiser are used on the year-long PTA enrichment programs like Grandparents Day, Bike Rodeo, Field Day, Staff Appreciation, Arts programs, Outdoor Classroom, etc. We truly appreciate your support.

We are striving to have each student represented by a PTA member, so if you haven’t joined you can do so at www.join.pta.org or send in your membership form and $8 per member to the school Attn: Hardy Oak PTA. If you choose, both parents may be members plus grandparents, other relatives and even students can be PTA members. If you have any questions about membership, please contact Marni Skok at [email protected].

22900 Hardy Oak Blvd, San Antonio, TX,78258
[email protected]
210-407-3600
www.hardyoakpta.com

Upcoming Calendar Dates

October 2nd School wide Leader in Me Game Night 5:30pm
October 2nd PTA General Meeting 6:00pm Followed by 3rd Grade Performance
October 3rd Walk to School Day
October 4th Bike Rodeo Assembly
October 4th Fall Picture Day
October 5th Hornets Nest Spirit Store during lunches
October 5th Early Release
October 8th Columbus Day Holiday, NO SCHOOL
October 11th Bike Rodeo
October 17 & 18 Early Release
October 19th Reflections Entries Due in the library
October 22-26th Red Ribbon Week
October 26th Class Art Canvas Due
November 5th Class Baskets Due
November 9th Fall Festival from 4-8pm
November 12th Veteran’s Day Ceremony & Reception at 8:30am