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:


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.

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:

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 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