Hedgcoxe Hounds Newsletter


October Important Dates:

Important Upcoming Dates:
October is National Bully Prevention Month
October 9: NO SCHOOL
October 10: Parent/Teacher Conferences - Student Holiday

October 16: Rainbow Week begins

October 17: Spirit Night - Palio's Pizza

October 17: Picture Day

October 20: Box Top Contest ends
October 23: Red Ribbon Week begins

PTA Spirit Night

Skip cooking and join us for dinner to help support your PTA! Please join the 3rd grade team on Tuesday, October 17th from 4-9 at Palio's Pizza @ Custer and Hedgcoxe. Please mention Hedgcoxe when ordering and your PTA receives a portion of your total back.

Rainbow Week - 10/16-10/20

Mark your calendar now for Rainbow Week the week of October 16-October 20! Rainbow week promotes the importance of eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Each day on the Hedgcoxe FANS lunch menu, different fruit or vegetable will be offered. Students are encouraged to wear a shirt coordinating with that color of fruit or vegetable of the day. We hope this week brings new favorites to your taste buds!

Monday, October 16th White-Mashed Potato

Wear a White Shirt.

Tuesday, October 17th Red-Strawberry Cup

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY - Wear your picture day clothes.

We will give out red strawberry stickers after pictures.

Wednesday, October 18th Green- Green Beans

Wear a Green Shirt.

Thursday, October 19thOrange-Mandarin Oranges

Wear an Orange Shirt.

Friday, October 20th Yellow-Corn - Wear a Yellow Shirt.


The Coordinated School Health Committee of Hedgcoxe Elementary

RESULTS- PTA Box Tops for Edu.- Sept.

THANK YOU so much for turning in your wonderful Box Tops this month! The winners of the September contest was Ms. LeWinter's first grade class!
Top Three Teachers for September:
Ms. LeWinter: 203
Ms. Henderson 180
Mrs. Flohr 132
These three classes made our school: $51.50!

Since this went SO well, we are going to do it again!

Please continue to gather all your Box Tops and turn them in!
The winning classroom will win a popsicle party and an extra recess. Contest ends October 20th. Results will be announced around October 25th.
*Remember to check the expiration date as they do expire.
Thank you as always for supporting Hedgcoxe!

PTA Reflections Program

Your Creative Potential is

Within Reach

· Show your Hedgcoxe Hounds spirit. Share your creative potential with Dance, Writing, Film Production, Photography, Visual Arts and/or Musical Composition.

· Enter as many times or categories as you like.

· Earn Hound Bucks & 3 Carnival Tickets!

· All entries will be recognized and are due in the Hedgcoxe Library by November 10, 2017.

· Find entry forms and resources at HedgcoxePTA.org

Picture Day - October 17th

Don't forget! Picture day is October 17th!
More information about picture day will be sent home with your student, or visit www.inter-state.com/order
The unique order code for Hedgcoxe Elementary School is 22711DF.

Red Ribbon Week


Monday- Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Wear red from head to toe!

*Students receive Red Ribbon Week bookmarks.

Tuesday- Be A Hero, Don't do Drugs

Dress like a Superhero!

*Students receive a Red Ribbon Week Keychain.

Wednesday- A Minion Reasons to be Drug Free

Dress like a Minion!

*Students receive a sticker

Thursday- Elect to be Drug Free

Wear red, white, and blue!

*Students will receive a Red Ribbon Week wristband

Friday- Walk away from Drugs!

Dress in comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.

*Students will participate in a Walk during Specials

PTA Carnival - Coming Soon

We have BIG things in store for carnival this year! You don't want to miss this! There will be so much to do and plenty to eat! More details will come in the next news letter! Please save the date: NOVEMBER 10th from 5-8. We are so excited we can hardly wait to give you the details!
We can use your help:
  • If you know of anybody who would like to have a vendor table at the Carnival please email: branditoddpta@gmail.com and we can get them set up! There is a $50 vendor fee.
  • If there is something you would like to see or be able to purchase at the Carnival this year please let us know. We are here for you and want our parents to enjoy the Carnival as much as the kids! (Examples from previous years: Hedgcoxe Items, jewelry, headbands, Christmas ornaments, Oils...) Please email branditoddpta@gmail.com.
  • For volunteering opportunities please click link below.

Important: How our PTA Communicates With You

Most Valued Parents-
We wanted to make sure that you never miss out on a thing! There are several ways we communicate with you and we just want to make sure you know where to look!
PTA will encompass all our large fundraisers and socials. For example our next big one is carnival. We will keep you posted there.
  • The 2nd palace you should look is this news letter right here. It is a summary of the website, the cliff notes if you will. This is also a great resource to stay involved and in the know.
  • The 3rd place to look is in your child's backpack. Paper handouts go home this way also.
  • The 4th way we communicate is with automated phone messages.
  • The 5th way is with our Facebook page.

We know that is a lot of communication but we to make sure you have every opportunity to participate with your child and make those memories that last a lifetime. Thank you for being so flexable as we try to meet your needs.

PTA Box Tops Opportunity with Sam's Club

Remember there's an App for that? If you download the Box Top's app, there are many special offers in there to buy items and submit receipts right there! No hassle. Currently if you buy 3 participating Box Top items you will earn an additional 100 Box Tops. That means for every 3 items you purchase Hedgcoxe will earn $10.00!
If you have any questions or are not familiar please email: branditoddpta@gmail.com and she will take care of the leg work for you!
Thank you!

The Art Experience- PTA After School Club

Is your child interested in art? Our after school art teacher is wonderful at giving step by step directions and producing some high quality work! Here is an item produced by a 4th grader! Get your child involved today!
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PTA Book Fair-Thank You!

The book fair was a huge success!! Thank you so much for your support and a special shout out to all our dudes (dad) who came friday to give us an explosive finish! We love our parents and we hope you had a rootin-tootin good time!

*** Thank you TOM THUMB for providing us with bags for books!

PTA Spirit-wear Sales

The pre-order has ended and Spirit Wear orders will be delivered to your students desk this month. We will have additional inventory on hand and purchases can be made through www.hedgcoxepta.org *while supplies lasts.
** Questions about spirit wear? Please contact Heather Blachly at hoobrien@hotmail.com

PTA Survey

Your opinion matters! Click the link complete the PTA survey. https://tinyurl.com/y7ouo2rt

All responses are anonymous.

FREE Education for Parents for October

Welcome Parents! Please know that Plano ISD cares about you as a parent. Having struggles or just have questions? We want you to know that we offer many workshops that will help you raise your kiddo. Please see the button below to see what is happening in the month of October. All workshops are free and last about one hour. If we can be of any assistance please come on by.

Volunteers Opportunities

Please visit www.hedgcoxepta.com to view all the volunteer opportunities!
We might be a smaller PTA but together we are mighty!

November preview:

We will help take some Halloween candy off your hands....donations welcomed!

Reminder for Lost and Found

Our table is filling up with jackets and water bottles....Missing something?

Hedgcoxe PTA Roster 2017-2018

Please click HERE for the contact information for board members and chairs.

Hedgcoxe Elementary

Kristi Graham - Principal - 469-752-1710

Karen Williams - Administrative Intern - 469-752-1711

Brooke Burnette - Counselor - 469-752-1715

Amanda Robison - Nurse - 469-752-1709

Christine Sanchez - Secretary -469-752-1702

Child Safe Line- 469-752-1700 Opt. 1 and Opt. 3 to leave a message.