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 –


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:

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