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 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

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