The BUZZ Report – October 29, 2018


Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report
News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA- October 29, 2018

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Fall Festival is just around the corner and we need your to help make it a success!

The Fall Festival on November 9th is the PTA’s biggest event and we need your help to make it a fantastic night for all of our Hornet families. Please sign-up for a time slot for one of the rides or games:


Thank you for all your support!

PTA Membership for Students: Who will slime Mrs. Folkes at the Fall Festival?

We will do a drawing of the student members to see who will get the honor of sliming Mrs. Folkes & Jennifer Shannon (PTA President) at the Fall Festival.

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.

Thank you to Mrs. Leach for helping us celebrate surpassing 100% memberships of last year by dressing up last week.

Looking forward to having you join our PTA!!! Thank you all so much!!!

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Fall Festival Pre-Orders Due Wednesday, October 31st

The BIGGEST Event of the year is Fall Festival. Here’s your chance to pre-order tickets and wristbands and nominate what staff member you want to enter the Flossing Dance contest.

  1. Pre-order tickets and wristbands to get a discount on tickets and get 2 FREE WRISTBANDS with the Gold Package. Forms due October 31st
  2. Flossing Dance Contest – don’t forget to nominate who you want to see dancing away at Fall Festival. $1 per nomination. Due October 31st

Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store November 2nd at lunches

The Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store will be open on the cafeteria stage during lunches on Friday, November 2nd. 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 lunchtime. It is a fun way for kids to learn how to handle money and make smart purchases!

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Veterans Day RSVP for November 12th

The Veterans Day ceremony and reception is one of the most special programs at Hardy Oak Elementary. We invite all our veterans and their families to a special Veterans Day Ceremony Monday, November 12th 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Refreshments will be served in the library after the ceremony.
Allow time to show ID and be buzzed into the school and to receive a Raptor Badge.

Please RSVP by November 5th to have a pre-printed badge.

Veteran’s Day RSVP Form

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.

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Red Ribbon Week was full of fun dress-up days, great performances by puppeteer Matt Sandbank and hearing about making good, healthy choices.


Election Day November 6th – Special Watch Dog Request
Watch Dogs have an additional opportunity to lend a hand on November 6th as Hardy Oak is a polling site for Election Day. Please see the signup for available time slots.


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.

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:

Upcoming Calendar Dates:
October 31st Fall Festival Pre-order Ticket and Flossing Contest Order Forms Due
October 31st Unity Day – wear orange to unite against bullying
November 2nd Hornets Nest Spirit Store during lunches
November 5th Class Baskets Due
November 5th-16th Breakfast Food Drive for Sister School Camelot
November 6th Election Day
November 9th Fall Festival from 4-8pm
November 12th Veteran’s Day Ceremony & Reception at 8:30am
November 13th Individual Picture Retakes
November 15th before and after school & 16th before school: Pie Collection for staff
November 16th Hoopla
November 19-23rd Thanksgiving Holiday
December 4th General Membership PTA Meeting at 6:00pm-Life Member Awards