First and foremost- HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all that play a motherly part in raising a child! Today is the day to celebrate you!
This week is also the week to celebrate and appreciate our teachers and staff. Below is a schedule for different ways to show appreciation each day. If you have not, and are able, please speak with your room parent to sign up to cover lunch on Friday so that a teacher can enjoy their appreciation lunch. Any and all time you can give is very much appreciated! Let us all join together to show our teachers how we feel and how truly thankful we are.
HMM Book Fair
The Book Fair is coming! The Book Fair is coming! Below are some important dates to remember to make sure your student is stocked up for a summer of great reading!
* Thursday May 5th: Book Fair Set Up: any and all time that you could come help would be appreciated!
* Friday May 6th: Student preview/wish list day
* Monday May 9th-May 13th: Book Fair is open for sales! open daily 8:45-5:00pm (we will be open late for the Spring Concert!)
* Friday May 13th- Book Fair break down: open in AM and breakdown in afternoon
IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP- please email Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org. All help is greatly appreciated!
HMM Teacher Appreciation Week - May 9th - May 13th
Let's show our teachers and staff some love! Please join us in honoring them with the following daily recognitions during HMM Teacher Appreciation Week:
- MONDAY (May 9): Paper Gifts – notecards, books, journals, magazines, stationery, adult coloring books, etc.
- TUESDAY (May 10): Favorite Treats - sweet, salty, healthy, whatever they like to eat
- WEDNESDAY (May 11): Specials Day – each class will be assigned a Specials teacher to shower with treats
- THURSDAY (May 12): Gift Cards
- FRIDAY (May 13): Heartfelt Gifts – student’s choice
“Night of the Arts”
May 12, 2016 from 6:00-7:30. The HMM Band will perform several selections, and then there will be an opportunity to visit with Mr. Byers and Ms. Joni to learn about the great things that are happening in Technology and Art this year. Finally, all of the students will perform in a spring musical called “Americans All.” This special night will have something for everyone, so please make plans to attend!
On June 3rd at 10:00am-3:45 pm students will get to experience a good old fashioned field day! A complete schedule and list of events will come out in next Thursday’s folders as well as who to contact if you are interested in volunteering. STAY TUNED!
SLT (Student Leadership Team) Meetings
Join the SLT at their monthly meetings every 3rd Thursday at 8:00 am. 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 May 19th!! 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. CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED.
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 atHighlandmillmontessoripta@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 Board for 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
May 9-13: Teacher Appreciation Week & BOOK FAIR OPENS
May 12: SPRING CONCERT/PTA General meeting & elections 6:00pm
May 13: Teacher Appreciation Lunch
May 19: SLT Meeting @8:00 am
May 25,26 & June 1: EOG TESTING
May 27 & 30: NO SCHOOL
June 3: Field Day
June 8: 6th grade graduation
June 9: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!