Helena Family Newsletter

January 2023

Dear Families,

Happy New Year! We hope everyone enjoyed time home with their families over break!

January brings colder temperatures, please make sure your students are dressing for warmth! We will go outside for recess as much as possible. With recesses being before noon, the weather is cool even on the warmer days. Please reach out if your child is in need of a winter coat, we have been gifted with several that need good homes! Gloves and hats can be kept in backpacks for an "as needed" basis.

Please remember that if you plan to volunteer or go on field trips, you must complete a background check. There will be several opportunities for joining us on field trips in the next few months, so don't wait to get them completed! The background checks are good for several years. For more information on how to get a background check, please visit the Savannah website: https://www.savannahr3.com/page/volunteer-information.

-Mrs. Raines

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January 5, 2023

Second semester begins, welcome back!

Academic Meet @ Avenue City

January 10, 2023

PTO Meeting @ 5:30 in the Cafeteria

January 12, 2023

Academic Meet @ Helena

School Board Meeting @ 7:00, Central Office

January 16, 2023

No School- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 17, 2023


January 20, 2023

Wear BLACK to promote Pack the House @ High School Basketball game (evening game)

January 25, 2023

January PRIDE Store

January 26, 2023

Academic Meet @ Helena

January 31, 2023


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Jan. 2- Memphis Hamilton

Jan. 13- Elizabeth Maag

Jan. 16- Jordan Davidson

Jan. 18- Caleb Bunse, Madison Gerling, Robert Kennedy

Jan. 19- Jenson Searles

Jan. 20- Ms. Sandy

Jan. 24- Mrs. Waldroff

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Trash Bag Fundraiser

This is an ongoing sale, return forms to the office or a PTO Officer when you have orders that need filled. Let us know if/when you need another order form!


No more clipping!

Download the Boxtops app and simply snap a picture of your grocery receipt! The app will scan the receipt and identify any items on which our school earns points, which are automatically sent in via the app.

Online grocery shopper? Even easier!! You can link your email address via the app, then when you receive your digital receipt just forward it to receipts@boxtops4education.com. It's that easy!!

Amazon Smile

Looking for more ways to help out our school? (by doing what you already do!)

If you have an Amazon account, check out Amazon Smile. Shop at smile.amazon.com and they’ll donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to Helena PTO—no fees, no extra cost, same great Amazon shopping.

Interested? In your Amazon app, go to the bottom right corner (three lines by your cart) and select "Gifting and Charity", then click on AmazonSmile. Search for and select Helena Elementary School. It will enable your notifications and you click to turn on AmazonSmile. Your Amazon purchases then earn money for our school!

Tell all your friends and family 😊

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Make sure you have "liked" our Helena Elementary School Facebook page (click image to the right). We regularly post pictures and important updates!

Specific December Volunteer Opportunities:

  • PRIDE Parent- call to schedule
  • PRIDE Store setup- TBD (tentatively afternoon of Jan. 23 or 24)
  • PRIDE Store- January 25, 12:00-2:45

Don't forget about our Savannah R-III app for your phone!

One quick click away from each day's lunch menu!

Also remember to check our Helena website for news, menus, staff information, and events! https://www.savannahr3.com/o/helena.