The Buzz Report

The BUZZ Report – September 25, 2019

Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report

News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA- September 25, 2019

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PTA Membership for Students and Fall Festival Silly String Attack

All students who are PTA members will be entered into a drawing for a chance to participate in a Silly String Attack on Principal Mrs. Folkes and PTA President Jenn Shannon at the Fall Festival!!!!

At least one participant will be chosen from EACH grade level!!!

If you have NOT signed your child up for a PTA Membership, please do so at JoinPTA.org. Don’t forget to also sign up everyone in your family, including moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, or your business as a community member!

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Walk to School Day: October 2nd: Walk to School Day in the Galaxy

We hope that you, your family, droids, and wookies will join us on October 2, 2019 for the Hardy Oak Walk to School Day!

Walk to School Flyer with entry form

This year we will be celebrating Hardy Oak’s helping spirit and commitment to community service by combining our walk-to-school event with breakfast food drive benefiting our sister school Camelot Elementary. Not only will we spread light and goodness across the galaxy – but we will be helping our fellow NEISD students!

Grab some breakfast items (granola bars, breakfast bars, pop-tarts) to donate.

If you would like to help out that day, please see Walk to School sign-up or if you are a Watch Dog that could help at the intersections, please see Watch Dog spots for the morning of October 2nd.

Bike Rodeo: October 10th

You are invited to participate in the Annual Bike Rodeo at Hardy Oak Elementary. The event will be held in the back parking lot and is a one-day school wide event, which emphasizes bicycle safety and rider competence.

See Letter and Permission Slip that is needed for your child to participate. Forms are due October 4th.

Volunteer Signup will be sent out soon via REMIND. Sign-up to receive volunteer opportunities by texting @ hardyoakv to 81010.

Art Program – REFLECTIONS

All are welcome and encouraged to submit an entry to the Reflections Art Program. The theme is “Look Within.”

All students ALE, K-5th grade may submit entries. All participants will receive an award.

Due Date is October 25, 2019. Entries can be turned into the Hardy Oak Library- Reflections Bin.

Please visit these links for more information on categories, entry form and guidelines. Information is also available at www.hardyoakpta.com.

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Student Volunteer Opportunity – SVSA

Providing opportunities for our students to volunteer and give-back at a young age is a great life lesson. The SVSA encourages and rewards students for their volunteerism.Please see the Program Overview including information on how to log your students hours.

The October Service Opportunity is to bring a snack item for Camelot Elementary on Walk to School Day on October 2nd. We will collect your items and deliver to Camelot.

Watch D.O.G.S.

WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind, school based father involvement program that works to support education and safety.

Sign-up Genius Calendar Link to sign up for a Watch Dog Day.

If you are a dad and are interested in being a WatchDOG this year, please signup for the REMIND by texting @watchdogh to 81010. We will be able to communicate upcoming needs and announcements.

Remember, you must be DPS cleared and wear your WatchDOG shirt on campus. Please also remember to stick to the schedule provided to you for your day on campus.

Spirit Shirt Order Deliveries and 5th Grade Shirts

The Spirit Shirts and other merchandise are being fulfilled as received. Some orders may be partially filled with items that are currently in stock.

The Spirit merchandise that is on back-order from Meet the Teacher and the Welcome Packets is currently on order. We expect the merchandise to be delivered from the supplier this week.The 5th Grade Shirts will be delivered to the students this week as well 🙂

Hornet’s Nest: October 4th

Our first Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store during lunches will be Friday, October 4th. The store will have pens, pencils, notebooks and other fun items. Small bills and coins are appreciated. All items are $5 and under.Spirit merchandise will be available to purchase as well.

All students who bring money will be able to shop at the Hornet’s 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!

Thanks for your Support!

Thank you to all the Hornet Families that have joined PTA and given their Greenback Donations! We are thankful to have your support to be able to provide programs and have the opportunity to give back to the school.If you would still like to become a PTA member for $8, you can visit www.joinpta.org and select North East ISD and Hardy Oak Elementary.

Sign-up for REMIND updates from PTA

Want to stay in the know with all the BUZZZY things happening at Hardy Oak?

If you have the Remind App, click on Join a Class and enter @hardyoakup. You can also text @hardyoakup to 81010 to receive updates and reminders.

If you would like to periodically volunteer at school or PTA events, please sign up for Volunteer Remind @hardyoakv to 81010 to receive signups for events throughout the year.

Upcoming Calendar Dates

You may also visit the calendar on our website, www.hardyoakpta.com, to download dates.

October 1st-Reagan Cluster Presentation: Angst showing at 6:30pm Reagan HS

October 2nd-Walk to School Day

October 2nd-Fun Run

October 3rd- Bike Rodeo Assembly K-2 1:30pm ; 3-5th watching video

October 3rd Fall Picture Day

October 4th- Hoopla

October 4th- Hornets Nest Spirit Store during lunches

October 8th-STEAM Night, 5-6:00pm

October 8th -PTA General Meeting (Volunteer Appreciation), 6:00pm. Kinder performance and Makerspace showcase to follow

October 10th- Bike Rode

October 11th-Early Release

October 14th-Columbus Day Holiday, NO SCHOOL

October 15th-Art Canvases Due

October 21-25th-Red Ribbon Week-Morgan’s Wonderland Show is October 21st

October 23 & 24th -Early Release

October 25th -Reflections Entries Due (in the library)

October 25th-Class Baskets Due-

November 1-Fall Festival 4-8pm

November 2nd- SVSA Hardy Oak Campus Clean-up @ 8am

ORIGINAL POST ON SMORE.COM:  https://www.smore.com/sc392

The BUZZ Report – September 9, 2019

Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report

News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA- September 9, 2019

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Grandparents Day was so much FUN!

Thank you to all of our special guests and volunteers that made our Grandparents Day a wonderful event! The taco lunch from Los Gueros Tacos was yummy and the smiles from all the students and families made for a great time together.

Class Basket and Canvas How-to Meeting, September 11th

One of the best parts of the Fall Festival are the Class Baskets and Canvases in the Silent Auction. Come see how you can work with your class and teacher to create one of these items. We will meet to discuss ideas on September 11th at 9:30 in the cafeteria. Please join us.If you already know you want to take on a basket or canvas, you can email [email protected] with your theme idea. If you are interested in helping but can’t make the meeting, please email me and I will send you the information.

September 11th at 9:30 am

Class Basket and Canvas Theme ideas provided.

Ideas to get class involvement.

Examples of letters to send to classes.

Art Program – REFLECTIONS

All are welcome and encouraged to submit an entry to the Reflections Art Program. The theme is “Look Within.”

All students ALE, K-5th grade may submit entries. All participants will receive an award.

Due Date is October 25, 2019. Entries can be turned into the Hardy Oak Library- Reflections Bin.

Please visit these links for more information on categories, entry form and guidelines. Information is also available at www.hardyoakpta.com.

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Student Volunteer Opportunity – SVSA

Providing opportunities for our students to volunteer and give-back at a young age is a great life lesson. The SVSA encourages and rewards students for their volunteerism.Please see the Program Overview including information on how to log your students hours.

The September Opportunity is the HEB Read 3 Book Drive. There are two drop off locations for your new or gently used Children’ s Books. Donations can be dropped off at school in the bin near the office or at Nothing Bundt Cakes on Sonterra. All donations that are dropped off at Nothing Bundt Cakes will receive a free Confetti Bundlet! All donations due by Wednesday, September 18th.

Watch D.O.G.S.

WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind, school based father involvement program that works to support education and safety.

We are currently working on the calendar for our WatchDOG sign-up and it will be sent out shortly via Remind and posted on our website.If you are a dad and are interested in being a WatchDOG this year, please signup for the REMIND by texting @watchdogh to 81010. When the calendar is ready, we will send out the sign-up link via REMIND.

Remember, you must be DPS cleared and wear your WatchDOG shirt on campus. Please also remember to stick to the schedule provided to you for your day on campus.

Spirit Shirt Order Deliveries

The Spirit Shirts and other merchandise are being fulfilled as received. Some orders may be partially filled with items that are currently in stock.

The Spirit merchandise that is on back-order from Meet the Teacher and the Welcome Packets is currently on order. The items will be delivered to your child’s class when it arrives in approximately 2 weeks.

PTA Board Committee Chairs for 2019-2020

The PTA Executive Board consists of Officers and Committee Chairpersons to execute events throughout the year.

PTA Committee chairpersons play a vital role and without them our PTA events cannot happen. We would love for you to be a part of the team! If you are interested in a position for the 2019-2020 school year, we currently have several open chairs.Arts-Reflections
Fall Festival Coordinator

Sister School Liaison for Camelot Elementary

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]. Thank you for making Hardy Oak great for our students!

Thanks for your Support!

Thank you to all the Hornet Families that have joined PTA and given their Greenback Donations! We are thankful to have your support to be able to provide programs and have the opportunity to give back to the school.If you would still like to become a PTA member for $8, you can visit www.joinpta.org and select North East ISD and Hardy Oak Elementary.

Sign-up for REMIND updates from PTA

Want to stay in the know with all the BUZZZY things happening at Hardy Oak?

If you have the Remind App, click on Join a Class and enter @hardyoakup. You can also text @hardyoakup to 81010 to receive updates and reminders.

If you would like to periodically volunteer at school or PTA events, please sign up for Volunteer Remind @hardyoakv to 81010 to receive signups for events throughout the year.

Upcoming Calendar Dates

You may also visit the calendar on our website, www.hardyoakpta.com, to download dates.

September 11th, Fall Festival Basket and Canvas Meeting 9:30 am

October 2nd, Walk to School Day

October 3rd, Bike Rodeo Safety Assembly 1:30 pm

October 8th. STEAM Night, 5-6:00 pm

October 8th, PTA General Membership Meeting, 6-6:30 pm

October 10th, Bike Rodeo

October 11th, Early Release

October 14th, Holiday

October 21st-25th, Red Ribbon Week

October 21st, Morgan’s Wonderland Kindness Counts Puppet Show

October 23rd and 24th, Early Release

October 25, Reflections Entries Due in Library

This BUZZ Report is also available for viewing here:  https://www.smore.com/4cjvn

The BUZZ Report – August 29, 2019

Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report

News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA – August 29, 2019

Teacher Orientations and PTA Meeting, September 3rd

We look forward to seeing you on September 3rd!

  • Teacher Orientations K-2nd grade 5:15-6:00 pm
  • PTA General Membership Meeting 6:00-6:30 pm
  • Teacher Orientations 3rd-5th grade 6:30-7:15 pm

Parents only preferably.

Come hear how you can plug in to Volunteer at Hardy Oak

We love all our parent and grandparent volunteers at Hardy Oak! You all truly make a difference. If you are new to Hardy Oak or a returning parent who would like to see how to plug-in to the various volunteering opportunities, please attend one of the Volunteer Orientation Sessions on September 3rd.September 3rd. 9-9:30 am in the cafeteria
September 3rd, 4:30-5:00 pm in the cafeteria.
You can also sign up for the Volunteer REMIND to receive sign-ups and other opportunities. Text @hardyoakv to 81010 or enter the code in the REMIND app.

Grandparents Day September 5th and 6th

Hardy Oak will celebrate Grandparents Day during lunch times on September 5th and 6th. Please join your grandchild during their normal scheduled lunch. Guests can park in the back parking lot and walk in through the cafeteria doors to get their raptor badge.

**The PTA will provide a Taco lunch for our special grandparent guests.**

Thursday, September 5th – Student Last Names A-L
Friday, September 6th – Student Last Names M-Z

Kinder: 11:10-11:40
1st Grade: 12:30-1:00
2nd Grade: 12:10-12:40
3rd Grade: 10:50-11:20
4th Grade 10:30-11:00
5th Grade 11:40-12:10

We look forward to sharing this memorable day with you!!!

If a grandparent is not able to join us someone special is welcome to come in their place.

Please RSVP using this form. One per family.

This special event requires happy helpers, if you would like to help out please see Grandparents Day Sign-up.

Class Basket and Canvas How-to Meeting, September 11th

One of the best parts of the Fall Festival are the Class Baskets and Canvases in the Silent Auction. Come see how you can work with your class and teacher to create one of these items. We will meet to discuss ideas on September 11th at 9:30 in the cafeteria. Please join us.If you already know you want to take on a basket or canvas, you can email [email protected] with your theme idea. If you are interested in helping but can’t make the meeting, please email me and I will send you the information.

September 11th at 9:30 am

  • Class Basket and Canvas Theme ideas provided.
  • Ideas to get class involvement.
  • Examples of letters to send to classes.

Watch D.O.G.S.

WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind, school based father involvement program that works to support education and safety.

We are currently working on the calendar for our WatchDOG sign-up. It should be out in early September.If you are a dad and are interested in being a WatchDOG this year, please signup for the REMIND by texting @watchdogh to 81010. When the calendar is ready, we will send out the sign-up link via REMIND.

Remember, you must be DPS cleared and wear your WatchDOG shirt on campus. Please also remember to stick to the schedule provided to you for your day on campus.

Spirit Shirt Orders

Please remember to turn in your Spirit Shirt Order Forms by tomorrow, August 30th. You can send the order form and payment (cash or check to Hardy Oak PTA) in with your child.5th Grade shirt order forms can be sent in with your child also.

PTA Board Committee Chairs for 2019-2020

The PTA Executive Board consists of Officers and Committee Chairpersons to execute events throughout the year.

PTA Committee chairpersons play a vital role and without them our PTA events cannot happen. We would love for you to be a part of the team! If you are interested in a position for the 2019-2020 school year, we currently have several open chairs:

  • Arts-Reflections
  • Fall Festival Coordinator
  • Sister School Liaison for Camelot Elementary

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]. Thank you for making Hardy Oak great for our students!

Thanks for your Support!

Thank you to all the Hornet Families that have joined PTA and given their Greenback Donations! We are thankful to have your support to be able to provide programs and have the opportunity to give back to the school.

If you would still like to become a PTA member for $8, you can visit www.joinpta.org and select North East ISD and Hardy Oak Elementary.

Sign-up for REMIND updates from PTA

Want to stay in the know with all the BUZZZY things happening at Hardy Oak?

If you have the Remind App, click on Join a Class and enter @hardyoakup. You can also text @hardyoakup to 81010 to receive updates and reminders.

If you would like to periodically volunteer at school or PTA events, please sign up for Volunteer Remind @hardyoakv.

Upcoming Calendar Dates

September 2nd, Labor Day Holiday

September 3rd-6th, Book Fair

September 3rd, New Volunteer Orientation 9:00-9:30am or 4:30-5:00pm

September 3rd, Teacher Orientations K-2nd grade 5:15-6:00pm

September 3rd, PTA General Membership Meeting 6:00-6:30pm

September 3rd, Teacher Orientations 3rd-5th grade 6:30-7:15pm

September 5th and 6th, Grandparents Day Celebration during lunches

September 11th, Fall Festival Basket and Canvas Meeting 9:30am

October 8th, PTA General Membership Meeting, 6-6:30

Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report – SMORE

The BUZZ Report – August 2019

Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report

News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA – August 2019

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Meet The Teacher and PTA Sales, August 15th

We are excited to see you Thursday, August 15th for Meet The Teacher! There will be a morning session of PTA Sales to include Spirit Merchandise, PTA Membership, Greenback donation, WatchDog sign-ups and more!

Come in the morning to beat the afternoon lines.

8:30am-12:00pm PTA Sales

4:00-6:00 PTA Sales

Teacher Meet & Greet 5:30-6:00pm. You can bring in your school supplies.

You can park in the back parking lot and enter through the cafeteria doors.

PTA Sales, Membership and Greenback can be paid for by Credit Card, Check, the Venmo App or Cash.

Field Trip Donations can be made via check and cash.

BooHoo Breakfast: 1st Day of School, Aug 19th

Come meet new parents and reconnect with old friends at Hardy Oak’s Annual BooHoo Breakfast.

On the First Day of School, we will meet in the cafeteria after the Flag Ceremony. Breakfast tacos, muffins, donuts, juice and coffee will be served.

We will be making bookmarks for our children to use in their classrooms.

Parents from all grade levels are invited!!!

Would you like to help volunteer that morning? See BooHoo Breakfast Sign-up.

Grandparents Day September 5th and 6th

Hardy Oak will celebrate Grandparents Day during lunch times on September 5th and 6th. Please join your grandchild during their normal scheduled lunch.

**The PTA will provide a Taco lunch for our special grandparent guests.**

Thursday, September 5th – Student Last Names A-L

Friday, September 6th- Student Last Names M-Z

Kinder: 11:10-11:40
1st Grade: 12:30-1:00
2nd Grade: 12:00-12:30
3rd Grade: 10:50-11:20
4th Grade 10:30-11:00
5th Grade 11:40-12:10

We look forward to sharing this memorable day with you!!!

If a grandparent is not able to join us someone special is

welcome to come in their place.

Please RSVP using this form. One per family.

This special event requires happy helpers, if you would like to help out please see Grandparents Day Sign-up.

PTA Board Committee Chairs for 2019-2020

The PTA Executive Board consists of Officers and Committee Chairpersons to execute events throughout the year.

PTA Committee chairpersons play a vital role and without them our PTA events cannot happen. We would love for you to be a part of the team! If you are interested in a position for the 2019-2020 school year, we currently have several open chairsArts-Reflections
Fall Festival Coordinator

Sister School Liaison for Camelot Elementary

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]. Thank you for making Hardy Oak great for our students!

Fun additions to the school from PTA

The Disbursement funds (money collected above our ’18-19 budget) we used to make some improvements to Hardy Oak this summer. The Cafeteria Stage has a brand new look thanks to Hardy Oak parent, Debbie Mulvehill.The three Filtered Water Bottle Filler Stations were installed. One was a gift from the 2018-2019 5th Grade class.

The Teacher’s Lounge got a fresh new look for the start of the school year.

Thanks to all Hornet families!!

Sign-up for REMIND updates from PTA

Want to stay in the know with all the BUZZZY things happening at Hardy Oak?

If you have the Remind App, click on Join a Class and enter @hardyoakup. You can also text @hardyoakup to 81010 to receive updates and reminders.

If you would like to periodically volunteer at school or PTA events, please sign up for Volunteer Remind @hardyoakv.

Upcoming Calendar Dates

August 15th, PTA Sale and Meet the Teacher, 8:30am-12:00pm and 4:00-6:00pm

August 19th, 1st Day or School and BooHoo Breakfast

September 2nd, Labor Day Holiday

September 3rd-6th, Book Fair

September 3rd, New Volunteer Orientation 9:00-9:30am or 4:30-5:00pm

September 3rd, Teacher Orientations K-2nd grade 5:15-6:00pm

September 3rd, PTA General Membership Meeting 6:00-6:30pm

September 3rd, Teacher Orientations 3rd-5th grade 6:30-7:15pm

September 5th and 6th, Grandparents Day Celebration during lunches

September 11th, Fall Festival Basket and Canvas Meeting 9:30am

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The BUZZ Report – April 3, 2019

Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report

News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA- April 3, 2019

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Family Night Sock Hop: Friday, April 5th

We are excited to see you this Friday, April 5th for Family Night, 6-8 pm. Grab your poodle skirt or leather jacket and be ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll and make some fun family memories.
50’s gear is optional if you choose…just come and enjoy the fun.

If you haven’t RSVPd yet, please send in the form asap.

DJ, Hula Hoop Contest, Photo Booth and more!

$5 Family entrance fee at the door or a snack item for Camelot.

(money will be used to purchase Camelot snacks)

Come enjoy this memorable Family Night. Sorry no drop-offs.

You can park in the back parking lot and enter through the cafeteria doors.

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Field Day T-shirt orders Due April 8th

Field Day is April 18th and the kids will be competing in events to see which
class will win the Golden Sneaker Trophy!

T-shirts are available to order for this fun day! Orders are Due April 8th at 3pm, no late orders will be accepted. Please find order form here.

All Proceeds from the t-shirt sales will go to the Hardy Oak PE Department to purchase new equipment.

A sign-up will be sent out soon for field day volunteers. We will see you out on the field!

Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store April 5th at lunches

The Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store will be open on the cafeteria stage during lunches on Friday, April 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 Hornet’s 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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PTA Board Committee Chairs for 2019-2020

The PTA Executive Board consists of Officers and Committee Chairpersons to execute events throughout the year.

PTA Committee chairpersons play a vital role and without them our PTA events cannot happen. We would love for you to be a part of the team! If you are interested in a position for the 2019-2020 school year, please return this form and denote which area you would like to chair. If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]. Thank you for making Hardy Oak great for our students!Congratulations to the officers elected for the 2019-2020 school year.

President-Jennifer Shannon

1st VP Aide – Lisa Hartofelis

2nd VP Fundraising- Melissa Gordon

3rd VP Programs-Stefani Van de Vate

4th VP Volunteers -Kerri Morgan

5th VP Membership- Kelly Sweeney

Secretary-Rhonda Matson

Treasurer- Jill Harris

Thank you ladies for you dedication to the Hardy Oak community!

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Thank you for the Book Donations!

We have received over 1500 books!! The proceeds that Hardy Oak receives from our donations will go to Camelot Elementary. Thank you for contributing and helping out our Sister School.

The NEISD PTA Used Book Sale is April 12-14th at Blossom Athletic Center. The books are all separated by category and you can find some great deals. Stop by and check it out!

Sign-up for REMIND updates from PTA

Want to stay in the know with all the BUZZZY things happening at Hardy Oak?

If you have the Remind App, click on Join a Class and enter @hardyoakup. You can also text @hardyoakup to 81010 to receive updates and reminders.

Upcoming Calendar Dates

April 1-5th- Book Fair

April 5th -Hornet’s Nest

April 5th- Family Night 6:00-8:00pm

April 9 & 10 STAAR Test – No volunteers on campus

April 12-14th Used Book Sale at Blossom in the Littleton Gym

April 18th- Field Day

April 19th-Good Friday Holiday

April 26th- Battle of the Flowers Holiday

May 7th SVSA Awards ceremony

May 7th-General Membership meeting at 6:00pm

The BUZZ Report – February 15, 2019

Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report

News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA- February 15, 2019

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The Reflections Ceremony, Multicultural Night and the Staff Appreciation Soup Luncheon were all a great success thanks to the amazing Hardy Oak families. THANK YOU!Congrats to all of the Reflections participants!

All the families that showcased their culture and delicious food and desserts were fantastic!

The yummy soups, salads and desserts for the staff were truly appreciated!!

SVSA Service Project for February & March

During the month of February and March, Hardy Oak Elementary will be partnering with the North Central Baptist Family Partnership Council to provide discharge bags for families of babies who are currently in the the NICU at North Central Baptist.

How can your child help:

1. Signup to bring items to fill the discharge bags:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0449AEA82AAAFF2-north2. Make an encouraging card for a family who is currently in the NICU. Families often
hang these cards over their babies cribs and incubators. Please turn all cards into the tray in
the office marked NICU cards by March 5th.

3. Join us for our Packing Party after school on March 6th at 3:00 pm in the cafeteria. We
will need help stuffing bags and organizing the cards.

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Book Donations Needed

Are you sorting at home?

Hardy Oak Elementary PTA is collecting gently Used Books, DVDs, CDs and Records that will be sold at the NEISD Council of PTAs Used Book Sale. The proceeds that Hardy Oak receives from our donations will go to our Sister School Camelot Elementary.

Please drop off donations in the boxes outside of the classrooms and in the foyer through Friday, March 29th.

Students will receive one SVSA service hour for up to 10 items donated; two SVSA service hours for a donation over 10 items.

PTA Membership for February

Hardy Oak has received many Membership Awards this year from Texas PTA for meeting and exceeding membership levels. Congrats and thank you for your support and partnership!For February we are trying to add 14 new members. Parents, grandparents and even students can be PTA members.

If you would like to join the PTA for $8, please visit www.joinpta.org or get a membership slip from the front office.

Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store March 1st at lunches

The Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store will be open on the cafeteria stage during lunches on Friday, March 1st. 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 Hornet’s 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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Decadent Dessert for Teachers: Open Spots Available Feb-May

Want a way to say thank you to our Hardy Oak Teachers? We have openings for you to delight a staff member. 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

Family Night Sock Hop: Friday, April 5th

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, April 5th for Family Night. 6-8 pm

Get your poodle skirt and leather jackets and be ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll
the night away for fun family memories.

More details to come!

Sign-up for REMIND updates from PTA

Want to stay in the know with all the BUZZZY things happening at Hardy Oak?

If you have the Remind App, click on Join a Class and enter @hardyoakup. You can also text @hardyoakup to 81010 to receive updates and reminders.

NECPTA Clothes Closet

The North East Council of PTA’s operates a Clothes Closet for families in need. They are in need of gently used school clothes for sizes 3T through High School. Here are Donation Guidelines. If you are sorting clothes please keep the Clothes Closet in mind.There is also a need for new underwear, particularly large teen and adult sizes.

There is a bin in the foyer at Hardy Oak for your used clothes and new underwear donations. Thank you.

Upcoming Calendar Dates

February 18th- Holiday, President’s Day

February 20th-Kinder Round-up 5:30-6:30 pm

March 1st- Hoopla

March 1st-Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store during lunches

March 6th- Author visit for 2nd-5th grade

March 6th-NICU Bag Packing 3:00 pm

March 6th-Reflections Awards at Krueger MS 6:30-8:30 pm

March 7th-Author visit for K-1st grade

March 11th-15th- Spring Break Holiday

April 2nd- General PTA Membership Meeting 6:00 pm

April 5th Hoopla

April 5th-Family Night Sock Hop 6-8 pm

April 12th-14th- NEISD Used Books Sale

April 18th- Field Day

April 19th-Holiday, Good Friday

April 26th-Holiday, Battle of Flowers

The BUZZ Report – January 17, 2019

Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report

News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA – January 17, 2019

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Happy New Year Hornets and Welcome Back!!!

PTA Meeting February 5th at 6:00 pm

Please join us for a special PTA meeting where we will recognize the students who participated in Reflections Art contest. Our Multicultural Culinary Night will be after the meeting, so come and enjoy yummy treats provided by Hardy Oak families (more info below).

See you at 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 5th!

Join us for Hardy Oak Multicultural Night – February 5th

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Showcase your Culture

For Multicultural Night we invite Hardy Oak families to celebrate and share their culture by sharing a favorite dish or dessert. Please see the sign-up link below and information sheet to reserve your table and designate your COUNTRY and TYPE OF DISH.Together we can take a tour around the world and enjoy each other and great food!

Sign-up to host a table here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4FAFAA29A5F94-multicultural

A BIG GIANT THANK YOU!!!!

Thank you Hardy Oak for the generosity and compassion you showed this past holiday season to the families at Camelot Elementary. The 700+ Board Game donations and 88 bags of Breakfast Meals were given from the heart and we all say thank you!

The NEISD Council of PTAs recognized the Holiday Drive program as an outstanding program that stood out from the rest. Way to go Hardy Oak Families, Partner in PTA representative Kim Sims and Student Council for making a difference !

Teacher Soup Luncheon

Yum! Yum!

Sign up to bring a soup for the teachers and staff on February 8th…it is one of their favorite days! Please see the sign-up for more information from The Staff Appreciation Committee.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0448AAAE2CAA8-soup1

Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store February 1st at lunches

The Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store will be open on the cafeteria stage during lunches on Friday, February 1st. 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 Hornet’s 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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Decadent Dessert for Teachers: Open Spots Available Jan. 25th-May

Want a way to say thank you to our Hardy Oak Teachers? We have openings for you to delight a staff member. 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 Awards

Hardy Oak has received many Membership Awards this year from Texas PTA for meeting and exceeding membership levels. Congrats and thank you for your support and partnership! The January award is welcoming 10 new members, we’d love for you to join the team.If you would still like to join, please visit www.joinpta.org or get a membership slip from the front office.

Sign-up for REMIND updates from PTA

Want to stay in the know with all the BUZZZY things happening at Hardy Oak?

If you have the Remind App, click on Join a Class and enter @hardyoakup. You can also text @hardyoakup to 81010 to receive updates and reminders.

NECPTA Clothes Closet

The North East Council of PTA’s operates a Clothes Closet for families in need. They are in need of gently used school clothes for sizes 3T through High School. Here are Donation Guidelines. If you are sorting clothes please keep the Clothes Closet in mind.There is also a need for new underwear, particularly large teen and adult sizes.

There is a bin in the foyer at Hardy Oak for your used clothes and new underwear donations. Thank you.

Watch Dog Sign-up: 4 Open Spots Left

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. See Calendar Sign-up for available dates.

For All Watch-Dogs on duty, please remember to follow the provided schedule with specific times to visit classrooms.Thank you for volunteering your time.

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Upcoming Calendar Dates

January 21st – Holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 1st- Hoopla
February 1st – Hornet’s Nest
February 5th- Class Picture Day
February 5th – 6:00 pm PTA Meeting (Reflections Awards)
February 5th- 6:30 pm Multicultural Night following meeting
February 6th – Early Release Day
February 7th – Early Release Day
February 7th- Founder’s Day at MacArthur HS, Honoring Life Member Recipients
February 8th – Teacher Soup Luncheon
February 18th- Holiday, President’s Day

The BUZZ Report – November 30, 2018

Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report

News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA- November 30, 2018

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PTA Meeting December 4th at 6:00 pm

Please join us for a special PTA meeting where we will recognize deserving PTA Life Members and enjoy the sounds of the Hardy Oak Choir. See you at 6:00pm on Tuesday, December 4th!

Fall Festival was a fun family night!

The Fall Festival on November 9th was a fantastic night for all of our Hornet families. Thank you for your volunteering, coming out to enjoy the rides and games and participating in the auction. It was a chilly night, but the cool temps didn’t limit the fun!!

A big thank you to the teachers who flossed their hearts out in the Flossing Dance Contest and of course to Mrs. Folkes who was slimed along with PTA President Jenn Shannon by some Hardy Oak students. A great night indeed!

Slime Time
Flossing it!
Stinger is ready for Festival Fun!

Warm Heart & Full Belly Games Drive for Camelot Elementary

We are asking each child in Hardy Oak to participate in the December sister school collection. We will be collecting NEW games (card games & board games). One NEISD SVSA hour will be given for your donation, you can log your SVSA hours on Skyward. Our hope is that every child at Camelot be gifted a NEW game to be able to spend time with their family this holiday!
Collections begin Wednesday November 28th-Thursday December 13th


**We will be collecting NEW games (card & board games)
**Please send games in that are appropriate for your own child’s age
**The class that collects the most games will earn a pizza party
**Have your child give their game to his/her homeroom teacher
Thank you Hardy Oak, for your generosity and compassion in this season of giving!

Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store December 7th at lunches

The Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store will be open on the cafeteria stage during lunches on Friday, December 7th. 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 Hornet’s 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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Sign-up for REMIND updates from PTA

Want to stay in the know with all the BUZZZY things happening at Hardy Oak?

If you have the Remind App, click on Join a Class and enter @hardyoakup. You can also text @hardyoakup to 81010 to receive updates and reminders.

NECPTA Clothes Closet

The North East Council of PTA’s operates a Clothes Closet for families in need. They are in need of gently used school clothes for sizes 3T through High School. Here are Donation Guidelines. If you are sorting clothes please keep the Clothes Closet in mind.

There is also a need for new underwear, particularly large teen and adult sizes.

There is a bin in the foyer at Hardy Oak for your used clothes and new underwear donations. Thank you.

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. See Calendar Sign-up for available dates.

For All Watch-Dogs on duty, please remember to follow the provided schedule with specific times to visit classrooms.Thank you for volunteering your time.

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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:

Hardy Oak PTA

Hardy Oak PTA

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

Upcoming Calendar Dates

Now-December 13th Sister School Collections: Breakfast foods & Board and Card games

December 4th General Membership PTA Meeting at 6:00pm-Life Member Awards

December 7th Hornet’s Nest during lunches

December 10th-13th BOGO Book Fair

December 14th Hoopla

December 14th Student Council Field Trip to Camelot to deliver Breakfast Food and Games

December 17th – PTA’s gift of time to teachers: Teacher Gift Wrapping

December 21st Class Parties – Make sure you are DPS cleared to attend and please no siblings

December 24th-January 7th School Holiday Break

January 8th School Resumes

The BUZZ Report – October 29, 2018

Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report
News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA- October 29, 2018

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Fall Festival is just around the corner and we need your to help make it a success!

The Fall Festival on November 9th is the PTA’s biggest event and we need your help to make it a fantastic night for all of our Hornet families. Please sign-up for a time slot for one of the rides or games:

FALL FESTIVAL SIGN-UP GENIUS

Thank you for all your support!

PTA Membership for Students: Who will slime Mrs. Folkes at the Fall Festival?

We will do a drawing of the student members to see who will get the honor of sliming Mrs. Folkes & Jennifer Shannon (PTA President) at the Fall Festival.

How much fun that would be???!!!! Please sign up your student(s) either by –

1.) JoinPTA.org

2.) Grab a membership slip from the front office by the PTA folders and submit your $8.00 check (made out to PTA) or cash to the PTA folder in the front office.

Thank you to Mrs. Leach for helping us celebrate surpassing 100% memberships of last year by dressing up last week.

Looking forward to having you join our PTA!!! Thank you all so much!!!

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Fall Festival Pre-Orders Due Wednesday, October 31st

The BIGGEST Event of the year is Fall Festival. Here’s your chance to pre-order tickets and wristbands and nominate what staff member you want to enter the Flossing Dance contest.

  1. Pre-order tickets and wristbands to get a discount on tickets and get 2 FREE WRISTBANDS with the Gold Package. Forms due October 31st
  2. Flossing Dance Contest – don’t forget to nominate who you want to see dancing away at Fall Festival. $1 per nomination. Due October 31st

Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store November 2nd at lunches

The Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store will be open on the cafeteria stage during lunches on Friday, November 2nd. 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 Hornet’s Nest toward the end of their lunchtime. It is a fun way for kids to learn how to handle money and make smart purchases!

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Veterans Day RSVP for November 12th

The Veterans Day ceremony and reception is one of the most special programs at Hardy Oak Elementary. We invite all our veterans and their families to a special Veterans Day Ceremony Monday, November 12th 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Refreshments will be served in the library after the ceremony.
Allow time to show ID and be buzzed into the school and to receive a Raptor Badge.

Please RSVP by November 5th to have a pre-printed badge.

Veteran’s Day RSVP Form

Sign-up for REMIND updates from PTA

Want to stay in the know with all the BUZZZY things happening at Hardy Oak?

If you have the Remind App, click on Join a Class and enter @hardyoakup. You can also text @hardyoakup to 81010 to receive updates and reminders.

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Red Ribbon Week was full of fun dress-up days, great performances by puppeteer Matt Sandbank and hearing about making good, healthy choices.

  

Election Day November 6th – Special Watch Dog Request
Watch Dogs have an additional opportunity to lend a hand on November 6th as Hardy Oak is a polling site for Election Day. Please see the signup for available time slots.

SPECIAL WATCHDOGS FOR ELECTIONS SIGN-UP GENIUS

NECPTA Clothes Closet

The North East Council of PTA’s operates a Clothes Closet for families in need. They are in need of gently used school clothes for sizes 3T through High School. Here are Donation Guidelines. If you are sorting clothes please keep the Clothes Closet in mind.

There is also a need for new underwear, particularly large teen and adult sizes.

There is a bin in the foyer at Hardy Oak for your used clothes and new underwear donations. Thank you.

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. See Calender Sign-up for available dates.

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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:
DECADENT DESSERTS SIGN-UP GENIUS

Upcoming Calendar Dates:
October 31st Fall Festival Pre-order Ticket and Flossing Contest Order Forms Due
October 31st Unity Day – wear orange to unite against bullying
November 2nd Hornets Nest Spirit Store during lunches
November 5th Class Baskets Due
November 5th-16th Breakfast Food Drive for Sister School Camelot
November 6th Election Day
November 9th Fall Festival from 4-8pm
November 12th Veteran’s Day Ceremony & Reception at 8:30am
November 13th Individual Picture Retakes
November 15th before and after school & 16th before school: Pie Collection for staff
November 16th Hoopla
November 19-23rd Thanksgiving Holiday
December 4th General Membership PTA Meeting at 6:00pm-Life Member Awards

The BUZZ Report – October 12, 2018

Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report

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News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA- October 12, 2018

PTA Membership for Students: Who will slime Mrs. Folkes at Fall Festival?

PTA Membership is in full swing – so come & join in!!! We are striving to get 25 students signed up as PTA members so we can slime Mrs. Folkes & Jennifer Shannon (PTA President) at the Fall Festival. We will do a drawing from student members to do the sliming.

How much fun that would be???!!!! Please sign up your student(s) either by –

1.) JoinPTA.org

2.) Grab a membership slip from the front office by the PTA folders and submit your $8.00 check (made out to PTA) or cash to the PTA folder in the front office.

Looking forward to having you join our PTA!!! Thank you all so much!!!

Fall Festival FUN

The BIGGEST Event of the year is Fall Festival. Here’s your chance to pre-order tickets and wristbands, order your Fall Festival T-shirt and nominate what staff member you want to enter the Flossing Dance contest.

  1. T-shirt Orders Due October 15th
  2. Pre-order form tickets and wristbands to get a discount on tickets and get 2 FREE WRISTBANDS with the Gold Package. Forms due October 31st
  3. Flossing Dance Contest – don’t forget to nominate who you want to see dancing away at Fall Festival. $1 per nomination. Due October 31st

Arts in Education Program: Reflections Due October 19th

Reminder: All Entries are Due Friday 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!

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Kindness Rocks Service Project

How to participate: Find a rock or two from home (please make sure your rocks are about the size of the palm of your hand or smaller) and get creative! You can use paint, markers, or anything you choose! Decorate your rocks with encouraging messages or beautiful pictures to help brighten someone else’s day.

We will use these Kindness Rocks to create a Rock Garden here at Hardy Oak to continue to spread kindness and acceptance all year long!

*Participating is worth 1 SVSA service hour so don’t forget to log your hours in Skyward! PLease see KINDNESS ROCK FLYER for more information.

That’s the way Hornets Roll at the Bike Rodeo

Thank you to all the volunteers and Reagan JROTC for helping our Hornets have a fun morning showing off their bike skills.

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Life Member Volunteer Service Award Nominations

An Honorary Life Membership Award can be used to thank an individual who acts as a tireless advocate to children’s education, health, well-being. They do not have to be a PTA member to receive this award.

If you know of someone that is deserving, please submit the Nomination Form by October 26th. Include their name and a summary as to why you are nominating them. Our PTA will recognize the winners at our December meeting and they also will be recognized at the NEISD Founder’s Day in February.

Red Ribbon Week October 22nd-26th

Look for the Red Ribbon Week Flyer to come home soon with the fun details of dress up days to support healthy choices.

Sign-up for REMIND updates from PTA

Want to stay in the know with all the BUZZZY things happening at Hardy Oak?

If you have the Remind App, click on Join a Class and enter @hardyaokup. You can also text @hardyoakup to 81010 to receive updates and reminders.

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. See Calender Sign-up for available dates.

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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

October 15th Fall Festival Shirt Orders due

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

October 26th Hoopla

October 26th Nominations due for Life Member

October 31st Fall Festival Pre-order Ticket and Flossing Contest Order Forms Due

November 2nd Hornets Nest Spirit Store during lunches

November 5th Class Baskets Due

November 9th Fall Festival from 4-8pm

November 12th Veteran’s Day Ceremony & Reception at 8:30am

November 14-15th Pie Collection for staff

November 19-23rd Thanksgiving Holiday

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