As we move onto the next quarter this school year, we should take a minute to reflect on what has happened the last few months since school started. The younger students have learned the ropes and are working diligently on their new and exciting lessons. The older children are starting to realize that the school year is moving quickly and they will progress to the next level this June. They have all grown- not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well. I am excited to keep watching these students develop into who they are as they find their own way.
The HMM Spring Dance will be held on March 12th from 7pm-10pm at the Oasis Shriners (where it was held last year). Only 225 tickets will be sold. Order your tickets now before they sell out! if you have any questions, please contact the PTA firstname.lastname@example.org.
BounceU Spirit Night--Tickets go on sale this week!!
Our next HMM Spirit Night will be Thursday, 2/18 at BounceU Charlotte (10624 Metromont Pkwy) from 6-8pm. Tickets for the BounceU event are limited, must be purchased in advance and will be on sale starting this week through Monday, 2/15. The cost for each two-hour bounce pass is $8 for all ages with ALL proceeds from ticket sales being donated back to HMM. It's going to be a bouncing good time and a great way to raise money for our school, so please mark your calendar and plan to attend. More information and details on ticket sales will be included in this week's Thursday folder.
SLT (Student Leadership Team) Meetings
Join the SLT at their monthly meetings every 3rd Thursday at 8am. The group gets together and discusses student/school decisions that are important to not only the school but our students as well. This is your opportunity to discover what is going on with the school and share concerns. All parents are urged to attend! The next meeting will be held on February 18th!! We have created a virtual option for parents who can’t attend as well: https://www.smore.com/0gcnm Please visit the virtual portal to get meeting minutes and become a part of the HMM community.
SECONDARY MONTESSORI NEWS
RISING 7th GRADERS WHO PLAN ON ATTENDING SEDGEFIELD IN THE FALL:
There will be a mandatory Orientation to be held on April 28th from 6-7:30. See Link for details:
There will be an informational meeting on March 21st at Park Road Montessori entitled "Secondary Montessori 101". Click on the link to find out more information!
Text Reminding from the PTA
Do you feel like you are forgetting important dates for HMM and the PTA? Days off? Deadlines? Events? YES???? Then join the HMM Text reminding! Just text 81010 with the message @hmmpta. or click this link! Just another way to join the HMM Community!
Spirit Rocks: BIRTHDAYS, SPECIAL EVENTS, OR SHOW HMM PRIDE!
HMM has two Spirit Rocks available for painting! If you'd like to paint the Spirit Rock, you must first check to see if the date is available on the Spirit Rock calendar here. If your date is available, then please fill out this form and send in $10 to HMM PTA. Once the money is received, the PTA will reserve the date on the calendar. Can’t wait to see all your beautiful Spirit Rock creations!
Join the HMM Community
If you are interested in joining the PTA and helping support HMM please contact the PTA directly at Highlandmillmontessoripta@gmail.com. If you have already expressed this interest, your committee chair should have contacted you-if they have not, please email us so that we can make sure the information we have is correct. REMEMBER- you do not have to be at the school to help! There is a role for everyone!. We look forward to growing the PTA family so that our children can have the best year yet!
Check out this Facebook Group where HMM parents are sharing Montessori information and resources. Also, take a look at and follow the parent-created HMM Pinterest Boardfor Montessori activities you can do at home!
Support our school by shopping on Amazon
Now you can support our school by shopping on Amazon! Make your purchases through this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/56-2052326 and our school will get back a percentage. You can use your existing Amazon username and password. It's super easy and just in time for the holiday shopping!!
Give Back to HMM by Shopping
There are several ways you can support our school, just by shopping. Link your Target REDcard, VIC Card (you can do this online if you have your card with you-it's easy!) or BiLo Bonus Card to our school and automatically donate a percentage of your purchases. Also, visit www.Shoparoo.com for another way to support our school each time you shop.
How Do I Keep in Touch with the PTA?
o Bookmark our website: www.highlandmillmontessoripta.weebly.com
o Friend us on Facebook: Highland Mill Montessori PTA
o Join Remind: Text 424.203.0478 with the message @hmmpta
Save the Date
FEBRUARY 5: Classroom Pictures and Panther Day.
Either panther gear or colors can be worn OR uniforms must be worn.
FEBRUARY 15: MAKE-UP DAY- THERE WILL BE SCHOOL!
FEBRUARY 18: Spirit Night at Bounce U
8:00 AM- SLT Meeting