A HUGE THANK YOU to the volunteers, families and students for making the Fall Festival a success! As I sat there watching all the students chatting excitedly with their parents and friends I really saw the family that HMM is. I hope everyone else took the time to notice and revel in our special community!
**Join your child for the Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Meal at HMM on Thursday November 19th. Cost is $4.00 per Adult**
MONTESSORI MORNINGS & AFTERNOONS
Don't forget to sign up for the Montessori Mornings and Afternoon Programs! Sign up for fun activities such as STEM (Science Explorers), Kinetic Kids, Chess Club, Spanish, YMCA Swim, YMCA Sports, and YMCA Art! Email firstname.lastname@example.org any questions! This session will run 11/16/15 through 1/29/16. Registration is due to the PTA by Thursday November 12th!
HMM COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
HMM is participating in 2 Community outreach programs:
* STEVE'S COATS FOR KIDS: please bring new or gently used coats to be donated for those in need.
* LOAVES & FISHES FOOD DRIVE: please bring non perishable foods to be donated to the Loaves & Fishes food bank.
COLLECTION BINS FOR BOTH ARE IN THE ENTRANCEWAY OF HMM
SECONDARY MONTESSORI NEWS
We continue to hear from board members and CMS staff alike that our letters and phone calls are being heard- as a result, progress is being made!
Please continue to contact and follow up with board members and CMS staff to urge them to:
· Commit to adding 9th grade in 2016
· Make the 2017 location a priority for the capital needs assessment that begins this December
The more we speak up, the more they listen. Let’s keep at it!
***Demystifying Montessori- Come join us at HMM for a parent to parent forum about the secondary program at Sedgefield Montessori (November 17th at 6pm at HMM)
***Sedgefield Open House- November 19th from 6-7pm at Sedgefield Middle School
COOKIE DOUGH PICKUP DATE
Thursday, November 12th from 3pm to 6pm! The cookie dough is perishable and we have no place to store it, so please make arrangements to PICKUP your COOKIE DOUGH ORDERS on November 12th. Please email any questions email@example.com.
HMM JumpJam Fundraiser--Tickets go on sale this week!!
Our next HMM Spirit Night will be Tuesday, 11/24 at DefyGravity Charlotte (8116 University City Blvd) from 6-7pm. Tickets for the JumpJam event are limited, must be purchased in advance and will be on sale starting this week through Monday, 11/15. The cost for each one hour ticket is $13 for ages 7 years and older and $9 for children 6 years and under, with half of all ticket sales being donated back to HMM. It's going to be a bouncing good time and a great way to jumpstart the Thanksgiving Holiday, so mark your calendar and plan to attend! More information and details on ticket sales will be included in this week's Thursday folder.
Donuts with Dad
Come celebrate our awesome HMM dads and father figures with our annual Donuts with Dad event. Dads and those who are like dads, mark your calendars for Friday, 11/20 from 8-9 am, and plan to come enjoy coffee, donuts and a little quality time with the kids in your life. Please see this week's Thursday folder for more information.
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. All parents are welcome! The next meeting is Thursday November 19th! Hope to see you there!
GREAT FUNDRAISER NEWS!
Great job to all HMM students and families for their participation in the annual fundraiser! Because we have exceeded our goal, all students will be able to enjoy a school wide pajama day on November 24th! GREAT JOB!!!!
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!
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!
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
November 11-NO SCHOOL
November 14- Parents' Night Out at Free Range Brewery POSTPONED—Date TBD
November 20- Donuts w/Dads: 8am-9am at HMM
November 24- JumpJam Spirit Night at Defy Gravity
November 24-PJ Day!
November 25-27- NO SCHOOL