The Buzz Report

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

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.

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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

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 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].

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

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

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