Monday, December 15, 2014

December Notes

Thank you to all who participated in STEAM Ahead Fundraising Matching Event! 

Winter Candy Gram Sales 
For just $1.00 you can send a Winter Candy Gram to your friends, HTMMA staff or teachers! Parents, your kids would like to get one from you! Each Winter Candy Gram will include a treat and a message and will be delivered on Friday, December 19.  
You can buy your Winter Candy Grams:
·         From Monday, December 15 to Thursday, December 18 before and after school at the bottom of the stairs outside HTMMA.
·         Place your order form (attached to this email) and cash (stapled) in the box set up at Tianna’s desk!  
The proceeds from this sale benefit 8th grade promotion.

Help Support the Graphic Novel Library and Literacy at HTMMA
- The Donors Choose Campaign to expand the Graphic Novel Library is reaching its final days.
- The Library's goal to support low and struggling readers at HTMMA is still going strong. Over the last year graphic novels have become extremely popular among all students at HTMMA and their increase in visibility has taken the danger out of being different for our struggling readers.
- Click here Graphic Novel Library to help us meet our goal of expanding our collection of accessible materials into non-fiction and content area texts.
- Yea, literacy!

Box Tops….Let’s Rack Them Up This Holiday Season!
Box Tops for Education
While doing your shopping for any holiday events and parties this season, we ask that you collect and turn in your Box Tops in the jar at Tianna’s desk. This is FREE money to our school...we can’t afford NOT to collect those Box Tops! :)

You can find out which products and websites offer Box Tops HERE

Looking Ahead:

12/17 - 12/19 POL’s; Half Day / Dismissal at 12:30
12/22 - 1/2  Winter Break - No School
1/5 School Resumes
1/7 Half Day / Dismissal at 12:30

1/9 Steamed Beverages with Steve @ 8:30 am

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October Notes:

Fall Festival October 24, 2014

Fall Festival Order Form (English)
Fall Festival Order Form (Spanish)

Looking forward to the Fall Festival???
Buy early and SAVE; orders are due by October 21st.  Your kids will love competing on the inflatable bungee run, dunking a teacher, playing old fashioned carnival games or trying to win one of our new raffle prizes; an adventure with one of our staff members!

To volunteer to work at Fall Fest or bring a baked good, click on the link, find the area(s) you want to sign up, click on sign up, that leads you to a prompt that asks for your name and email. You do not need to set up an account. Your email is not sold and is only used by us. No one can see the email on the list that goes public. All that shows is your name and a comment, if you need to add something like, "I can bring 4 dozen". You can also edit your selection later if something comes up.

Raffle Items We have so far:
  • Freedom Dolly Skateboard
  • Autographed Baseballs (Padres Rene Rivera & Jedd Gyorko)
  • Padres Gear
  • Surfing with Steve (Mr. Elizondo) and 3 Friends
  • 1 Hour Dance Lesson with Mr. Law
  • Phil’s BBQ Basket, Sky Zone, Yoga
  • San Diego Museum Passes and More! 

HTMMA Logo Wear… Just in!
Boys and Girls blue and grey HTMMA logo wear T-shirts….now available in size small!
For sale at Tianna's desk. Tshirts: $15, Sweatshirts: $30, cash/check only please.
T-shirts and sweatshirts: Blue and grey in boys and girls sizes: S, M, L, XL.
Logo wear is dress-code compliant on Fridays!

10/9 7th grade Overnight Lock-In Event
We are excited to announce our 7th grade community building event for this year. As you may know, the 6th graders go to camp every year and the 8th graders have a retreat so this year we are introducing a 7th grade overnight lock-in on October 9th. We have planned structured events with the purpose of building community. The lock-in will be called EPIC (Every Person is Connected) and will begin at 9 am on Thursday, October 9 with pick up at 8 am on Friday, October 10 (There is no school on that day).  The purpose of the event is to build community through connections in the 7th grade. Turn in permission slips ASAP!

10/15 6th Grade Camp Meeting
Parents please mark your calendars for a MANDATORY family camp meeting from 6:30-7pm (after the 6th Grade Exhibition) on October 15th.  We'll be reviewing all required camp paperwork, discussing fundraising, and answering questions.  All checks made out to HTMMA.  Questions?  Ask Mrs. Carter or Ms. LeFever.  Thank you!

Looking Ahead:

10/10 No School
10/13 Parent Association Meeting
10/15 Half Day - 12:30 Dismissal
10/20 No School
10/22 Picture Day
10/24 Fall Festival
10/28-30 8th Grade Retreat (more info to follow)