The BUZZ Report – September 2018


Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report

News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA- September 2018

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 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].

Grandparents Day Celebration

We enjoyed meeting so many family members during the Grandparents Day Lunches. Thank you to all of our special guests for making it a fabulous and memorable time!!

Fall Festival Basket Meeting September 20th

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. If you are interested in learning how you can help coordinate the Class Basket for your child’s classroom, please attend an information session on September 20th at 9:30 in the cafeteria. It’s a fun way to get involved and basket examples and theme ideas will be discussed. Additional information can be found on the Basket Coordinator Form.

Reflections Program

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 will be sent home in backpack mail and are also available in these links.Express your artistic talent and tell us what’s within reach through Reflections!

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NEISD Service Volunteer Awards

Volunteering makes a positive impact on our community!

Hardy Oak Elementary will participate in the NEISD Student Volunteer Service Award to encourage and reward students who give-back to others. Volunteer hours for your student can be logged in on Skyward through the External Links icon. An overview of this program along with some ideas and examples of volunteering are available in these links: SVSA Letter and Volunteering Examples. Stay tuned for more volunteer opportunities for our Helpful Hornets to show their giving spirit.

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:

Upcoming Calendar Dates

September 20th at 9:30 am in cafeteria Class Basket Orientation

October 2nd at 6:00 pm PTA General Meeting-Leader in Me Game Night

October 3rd Walk to School Day

October 4th Bike Rodeo Assembly

October 4th Fall Picture Day

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

November 5th Class Baskets Due

November 9th Fall Festival from 4-8pm

November 12th at 8am Veteran’s Day Ceremony & Reception