HTM News and Events | November 2016
A Note from our Head of School
Dear HTM Family,
We're just weeks away from the start of the holiday season! Not only are we looking forward to times of celebration with friends and family, we're also excited about the upcoming, long-awaited move to our new campus. We're in the home stretch now - over the next few weeks, crews are painting exteriors, installing flooring, cabinets, and fixtures, placing curbs, paving the driveway, and landscaping the property. These are the finishing touches and signal that the end of the construction process is near! We'll also be coming together to work as a community on our playground build and on our move to the new buildings, so be on the lookout for info about both of those serving opportunities.
This Thanksgiving will take on a whole new meaning as we finally approach the culmination of this project which has been ruminating in my heart for years. I am beyond grateful for the ways each of you have prayed, contributed, and participated to bring this dream to fulfillment.
As always, I'm thankful for the ways in which your children bless me on a daily basis and give such meaning to our work. We have so many reasons to be grateful.
Art of Whine: The Results
To our Art of Whine Volunteers - Thank you for every bit of energy, sweat, time, and effort that you put into this event. You are all amazing and we could never pull off such an awesome feat without your help. We especially want to give a standing ovation to Kathy Anderson, our PTO president, for organizing every detail and empowering our incredible team of volunteers to excel.
We hope you enjoyed Art of Whine 2016 and are excited about what's in store for us at HTM!
Thanksgiving Feast - UPDATE
At HTM, our Thanksgiving Feast is a fun opportunity for each child to contribute to the preparation of a meal for the whole school to enjoy. You'll receive a note in your child's mailbag with the item(s) he or she will need to bring to school for the feast. From Primary on up, each classroom will get to help prepare the food in the kitchen in some way. On Tuesday, 11/22 we'll get to enjoy the "fruits of our labor" as we eat the meal together.
In the past we've always invited family members to join us for our feast; however, this year we have to limit the feast to our staff and students. This is due to the increased number of students and families at our school and the very limited amount of space we have to use within the Multi Purpose Room.
Our hope is that we'll be able to include everyone again in the future, but for this year we appreciate your flexibility and understanding. We look forward to hearing all about your Thanksgiving celebrations when your children return to school after the break!
Save the Date - Gift Gala
Ladies, check your email for all the info for this year's Gift Gala!
Be sure to Save the Date for December 2nd, because you won't want to miss our annual Gift Gala! This is a favorite event here at HTM, and we call it the "Ultimate Gift Exchange," which is perfect right before the Holidays. Get ready to enjoy a fun night out with friends, food, drinks, and fun giveaways. If you're new, be sure to reach out to your Mentor Family to get the scoop!
Calendar and Events
11/22 - Thanksgiving Feast and Early Dismissal; No Aftercare
11/23-11/25 - Thanksgiving Break (School Closed)
12/2 - Gift Gala Women's Event, 6pm; No Aftercare
12/9 - Coffee with Kate
12/16 - Early Dismissal
12/17-1/2 - Christmas Break
1/2 - School Closed; Teacher In-Service
1/3 - School Resumes
1/16 - MLK Holiday; School Closed
1/24-1/26 - Open House; individual classroom schedules TBA
HTM is located in the serene hills of Nashville, Tennessee near the Natchez Trace.