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: 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 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:

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!

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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