February 9, 2022
Reaching Our Goal!
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5Essentials Parent Survey
Parents/guardians: Please take a few minutes to complete the 5Essentials parent survey for our school. The survey is administered online by UChicago Impact and is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of Illinois schools. The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and is available in English and Spanish. To take the survey, visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/. Families can submit one survey for each child. The survey window will be open until March 11, 2022. Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions at our school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. Thank you for your consideration and support!
Padres/tutores legales: Por favor toma algunos pocos minutos para completar la encuesta de 5Essentials para padres para nuestra escuela. La encuesta es administrada en línea por UChicago Impact y diseñada para generar una imagen detallada de los funcionamientos internos de las escuelas de Illinois. La encuesta toma aproximadamente 10-15 minutos para terminar y está disponible en inglés y español. Para tomar la encuesta, visite https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/. Las familias pueden someter una encuesta para cada niño. La ventana de la encuesta estará abierta hasta el 11 de marzo de 2022. Su participación en la encuesta para padres nos ayudará a entender las condiciones en nuestra escuela y guiar el mejoramiento. Sus respuestas de la identidad y del examen serán mantenidas totalmente confidenciales y nunca conectadas con usted o su niño. ¡Gracias por su consideración y apoyo!
The HBMS PTO was busy during the month of January. We hosted two successful Dining for Dollars events that resulted in raising about $350 for the school. We were able to bring a little Valentine’s Day ambiance into the hallways for the students to enjoy, as well as updating the H.E.A.R.T. Award bulletin board. So many students stopped by to let us know how much they liked and appreciated the decorations! The PTO was also happy to be able to sponsor our 8th grade students to attend an upcoming performance of Into The Woods at Prairie Ridge. We are also busy showing our Guest Teachers our appreciation for giving their time to help support our own faculty members. Guest Teachers are vital to keeping classrooms running smoothly when our own teachers are unable to be there. The PTO is providing little treats to welcome them to HBMS.
The Spirit Wear and Concessions committees are back in the school during athletic games and matches, but are still in need of parent volunteers. Please take a look at the SignUp Genius link for available shifts and consider volunteering!
February Happenings & Save the Dates
Fire Bar & Grill Dining for Dollar$: February 14, 15 & 16 Please note: Dining Specials are not included
8th Grade Dance Committee Kick Off Meeting: February, 16th 6:30pm HBMS LMC
Butter Braid Sale
The Butter Braid fundraiser is fast approaching, so be on the lookout for your students to bring home order forms mid-monthl Thanks to Tanya Jindrich and Lori Wolfberg for stepping up to chair the Butter Braid sale.
Spring Saver’s FunDrive / Co-Chair Needed
Thanks to Becky Fitch for volunteering to help lead our Saver’s fundraiser, but we are still in need of a co-chair. Remember to save your spring cleaning discards to donate to the FUNDrive! This year’s event will coincide with Earth Day, and will feature a two week collection period. Please contact Margie Palmer at email@example.com with any interest.
8th Grade Dance – May 20th: LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
Light up the Night is the winning theme (Glow Sticks, Neon, Laser Lights and all the colors). Parent of HBMS 8th graders are invited to attend our planning kick-off meeting on Wednesday, February 16th @ 6:30 in the HBMS LMC. We are in need of volunteers to help with the planning and set-up, so please consider joining us if you are interested in helping out. A SignUp Genius will come out for those that can't give their time, but would still be interested in helping out. If you have any questions, please email co-chairs Tracy Vander Mey and Colleen Bailey at: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
2022-23 PTO Leadership
It is time to begin looking for new leadership for the coming school year. Sadly, Natalie Butler and I will be moving on to high school days, which means we are looking for a new President, Vice President, as well as Treasurer. Please reach out if you are interested in learning more!
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Margie Palmer, HBMS PTO President
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