The BUZZ Report – September 25, 2019


Hardy Oak PTA’s Buzz Report

News and Updates from Your Hardy Oak PTA- September 25, 2019

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PTA Membership for Students and Fall Festival Silly String Attack

All students who are PTA members will be entered into a drawing for a chance to participate in a Silly String Attack on Principal Mrs. Folkes and PTA President Jenn Shannon at the Fall Festival!!!!

At least one participant will be chosen from EACH grade level!!!

If you have NOT signed your child up for a PTA Membership, please do so at Don’t forget to also sign up everyone in your family, including moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, or your business as a community member!

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Walk to School Day: October 2nd: Walk to School Day in the Galaxy

We hope that you, your family, droids, and wookies will join us on October 2, 2019 for the Hardy Oak Walk to School Day!

Walk to School Flyer with entry form

This year we will be celebrating Hardy Oak’s helping spirit and commitment to community service by combining our walk-to-school event with breakfast food drive benefiting our sister school Camelot Elementary. Not only will we spread light and goodness across the galaxy – but we will be helping our fellow NEISD students!

Grab some breakfast items (granola bars, breakfast bars, pop-tarts) to donate.

If you would like to help out that day, please see Walk to School sign-up or if you are a Watch Dog that could help at the intersections, please see Watch Dog spots for the morning of October 2nd.

Bike Rodeo: October 10th

You are invited to participate in the Annual Bike Rodeo at Hardy Oak Elementary. The event will be held in the back parking lot and is a one-day school wide event, which emphasizes bicycle safety and rider competence.

See Letter and Permission Slip that is needed for your child to participate. Forms are due October 4th.

Volunteer Signup will be sent out soon via REMIND. Sign-up to receive volunteer opportunities by texting @ hardyoakv to 81010.


All are welcome and encouraged to submit an entry to the Reflections Art Program. The theme is “Look Within.”

All students ALE, K-5th grade may submit entries. All participants will receive an award.

Due Date is October 25, 2019. Entries can be turned into the Hardy Oak Library- Reflections Bin.

Please visit these links for more information on categories, entry form and guidelines. Information is also available at

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Student Volunteer Opportunity – SVSA

Providing opportunities for our students to volunteer and give-back at a young age is a great life lesson. The SVSA encourages and rewards students for their volunteerism.Please see the Program Overview including information on how to log your students hours.

The October Service Opportunity is to bring a snack item for Camelot Elementary on Walk to School Day on October 2nd. We will collect your items and deliver to Camelot.

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.

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.

Spirit Shirt Order Deliveries and 5th Grade Shirts

The Spirit Shirts and other merchandise are being fulfilled as received. Some orders may be partially filled with items that are currently in stock.

The Spirit merchandise that is on back-order from Meet the Teacher and the Welcome Packets is currently on order. We expect the merchandise to be delivered from the supplier this week.The 5th Grade Shirts will be delivered to the students this week as well 🙂

Hornet’s Nest: October 4th

Our first Hornet’s Nest Spirit Store during lunches will be Friday, October 4th. The store will have pens, pencils, notebooks and other fun items. 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!

Thanks for your Support!

Thank you to all the Hornet Families that have joined PTA and given their Greenback Donations! We are thankful to have your support to be able to provide programs and have the opportunity to give back to the school.If you would still like to become a PTA member for $8, you can visit and select North East ISD and Hardy Oak Elementary.

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.

October 1st-Reagan Cluster Presentation: Angst showing at 6:30pm Reagan HS

October 2nd-Walk to School Day

October 2nd-Fun Run

October 3rd- Bike Rodeo Assembly K-2 1:30pm ; 3-5th watching video

October 3rd Fall Picture Day

October 4th- Hoopla

October 4th- Hornets Nest Spirit Store during lunches

October 8th-STEAM Night, 5-6:00pm

October 8th -PTA General Meeting (Volunteer Appreciation), 6:00pm. Kinder performance and Makerspace showcase to follow

October 10th- Bike Rode

October 11th-Early Release

October 14th-Columbus Day Holiday, NO SCHOOL

October 15th-Art Canvases Due

October 21-25th-Red Ribbon Week-Morgan’s Wonderland Show is October 21st

October 23 & 24th -Early Release

October 25th -Reflections Entries Due (in the library)

October 25th-Class Baskets Due-

November 1-Fall Festival 4-8pm

November 2nd- SVSA Hardy Oak Campus Clean-up @ 8am