Hough Hawkline

August 12, 2019

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Dates for Doing Things

Meet the Teacher 2-2:45 ------------------------- 8/19

First Day Grades 1-5 -------------------------------- 8/20

First Day Kindergarten ----------------------------- 8/22

Back to School BBQ --------------------------------- 8/22

Back to School Night 6:30 ------------------------ 9/3

Picture Day ---------------------------------------------- 9/6

Meat Your Teacher on August 19th!

The PTO is VERY excited to announce a bevy -- yes, we said 'bevy!' -- of new initiatives at Hough this year.


And we're starting with something different, right on Day One! Stop over at Hough on Monday, August 19 from 2 - 2:45 p.m. to Meat Your Teacher. Pelt your instructor with the raw meat of your choice: chicken, pork or ground beef!


Wait. It's only Meet Your Teacher. Huh. We really thought we were mixing things up this year. Kind of a viral event - slash - performance art - slash -- introductory kind of thing.


There will be no food, raw or otherwise, but you can unload school supplies and catch up with friends. (And school-issued iPads should be charged and ready to go for the first day of school. Which will also be meatless, from what we've now been told.)

Back to School BBQ on August 22nd

This year's Back to School BBQ will be held on August 22nd. New families are welcome at 5:30 p.m. for a meat and greet -- no pelting! -- with Principal Aalfs. He will regale you with a detailed description of what it's like to wear a Hawk head for multiple takes of our back-to-school video.

Returning families are welcome at 6:00 p.m. Please, no questions, eye contact or autographs with Principal Aalfs. But Jennifer Newman will be available to answer ALL your questions.


Bring your own blankets, chairs or standing desks. Hot dogs, chips, salad and cake will be served, in that order.

PTO Dues

If you haven't paid your PTO dues for the 2019-2020 school year, there's no time like right now. Seriously. Go on. We'll wait right here.


Dues are $15 per child and can be paid through Infinite Campus. These dues help make all the ways we support Hough -- like the Fortnite Dance Classes and the PTO Spa Retreat at Canyon Ranch -- happen. They also help pay for a yearbook for your child!

Contact Michelle Solberg with questions: michelle_solberg@yahoo.com

Spirit Wear

Kick off the new school year with Spirit Wear for the whole family. We've got all the hottest styles, including culottes, acid-washed jeans, sweater vests, leg warmers and trucker hats.

Use our link with Sports Hut to create a custom look that will get all of Barrington talking: http://www.houghstreetspiritwear.com


Throughout August, Sports Hut is offering 15% off and a two-week free shipping promotion beginning August 23rd. Questions? Contact Ann Uebelhor or Andee Blomquist. They will be modelling culottes and leg warmers throughout August.

Lunch Helpers Needed

Want to help students learn to separate compost, recycling, and garbage? Of course you don't! Be that as it may, we still need the help. This planet isn't going to save itself, people.

Volunteers are needed every day of the school year. It's a great way to get involved at Hough. Click here to sign up! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0444a5a923a4f49-hough

Room Parents

Be on the lookout for sign-up sheets on Back to School Night to volunteer as lead Room Parents or to help with classroom parties.


Excessive interest will be resolved with a Thunder Dome-ian type battle royale where multiple parents will enter and one parent leaves, crowned Lead Parent and treated with the pomp and ceremony deserving of this position. (But there will be NO sash or scepter, as Barrington is still recovering from the incident in the fall of 2015 that leveled the old Henderson place.)


We’ll kick off the Room Parent duties at an after-school meeting on a Wednesday in September; stay tuned for the date in next month’s Hawkline.

Hough Facebook Page

If you have Hough-specific information to share -- pictures, events, parties, extracurriculars, SAT tips, advice on college admissions -- please forward them to our page administrator, Sarah.
You can find her at sarahkseiffer@gmail.com or 650.393.0024.

If you haven't liked our Facebook page, please do so to keep up with all of Hough's happenings! (As of this school year, our Myspace and Friendster pages will no longer be active.)