The BUZZ Report – January 17, 2020


Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report

News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA- January 17, 2020

Happy New Year Hornets! Here are some things of the things that are going on at Hardy Oak that are keeping us BUZZZY!

February 4th: PTA Meeting and Multicultural Culinary Night…Reflections Gallery Too!

The PTA Meeting will be at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 4th.After the meeting, Hardy Oak families will share dishes from their cultural background. Come travel the world with us!

The entries submitted for the Reflections Art Contest will be on display for all to enjoy.

All Hardy Oak Spirit Merchandise will be available at discounted prices. Here’s your chance to pick up an extra shirt for the spring since some spirit shirts may be outgrown or well-worn.

See you there!

Multicultural Night – Do you have a dish to share?

PTA’s Multicultural Culinary Night is Tuesday, February 4th in the Hardy Oak Cafeteria, immediately following the 6:00 PTA Meeting. This is the night we invite all of our Hardy Oak families and students to celebrate and share our varied cultures and backgrounds by bringing in a favorite dish or dessert for everyone to sample.

The PTA needs parents to sign up to host a table to make this a successful night. Sign up below to reserve your table for the evening. In the comment line, please list the TYPE OF DISH you would like to bring and the COUNTRY it originates from. It is ok to have duplicate countries. Please reserve your table by Friday, Jan. 31st.

Staff Appreciation Soup Luncheon February 14th

We love to show our teachers we appreciate their hard work and the Soup Luncheon is one of their favorites! Here’s your chance to share the love on Valentine’s Day by bringing in a soup, salad, roll or dessert. See the link below and thanks for signing up!!

Thank you for the donations to Camelot Elementary

Thank you Hardy Oak for your generosity and compassion in giving Breakfast foods and Board Games to Camelot Elementary!

The Student Council Lighthouse Team delivered the bags of food and games before the Holiday break and enjoyed a fun time with the Camelot students.

A Leadership team from Camelot Elementary will be at our February 4th PTA meeting to share some exciting initiatives from their school.

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Used Book Sale Collection is going on now through February 28th

Are you sorting at home?

Hardy Oak is collecting gently used books, DVDs and CDs. The NEISD Used Book Sale is March 20th-22nd and the proceeds from the books we donate will go to support our Sister School Camelot Elementary. All book genres accepted including children, young adult, cookbooks, foreign language, sports, travel and more.You can drop-off your used books in the boxes by the office or in the rotunda. Earn 1 SVSA service hour for up to 10 items donated; 2 SVSA service hours for over 10 items donated.

PTA Membership – Only 20 members needed to reach our goal

Thank you to all the Hornet Families that have joined PTA ! We are thankful to have your support to be able to provide programs and give back to the school.Hardy Oak needs only 20 members to meet our goal for the year. Would you consider partnering with us for $8 to become a PTA member? You can visit and select North East ISD and Hardy Oak Elementary.

Thanks Hornets!

Hornet’s Nest: Friday, February 7th

The Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store will be Friday, February 7th during lunches. The store will have pens, pencils, notebooks and other fun novelty items. This is a fun way for students to purchase gift items for siblings or friends. 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!

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Save the Date: Family Movie Night February 21st

Come as a Family and enjoy a fun movie night. More details to come!

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. There are select days open in January, February, March, April and May.

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.

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,, to download dates.

January 20th: School Holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 28th: Kinder Roundup. 5:15pm

February 4th: PTA Meeting 6:00pm

February 4th: Multicultural Night 6:30pm

February 4th: Reflections Gallery 6:30pm

February 4th: Class Pictures

February 5th: Early Release Day

February 6th: Early Release Day

February 7th: Hornet’s Nest during lunches

February 14th: Staff Appreciation Soup Luncheon

February 14th: Early Release Day

February 17th: School Holiday, Presidents’ Day

February 21st: Family Movie Night

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