HVE PTA Newsletter September 2020


Welcome back to our returning HVE families! And an especially BIG welcome to our new incoming families!! We are excited to have you join us, as we believe HVE is one of the BEST communities of families, teachers and staff in Highland Village!

HVE PTA wants you to know that no matter what the 2020-21 school year will look like, we are committed to ensuring that every single student and their families feel a sense of community, connection, love and support every single day. Please bear with us as we navigate the school year, as previous annual events may look different, be rescheduled for later or may not take place. Regardless, we all want the best for our children and we need your collective/individual help!

Please join us and our entire community as we set out to ensure HVE reaches its greatest potential. It Takes a Village to be Viking Strong!!


Join Now! Becoming a member DOESN'T require you to volunteer or participate though we ALWAYS welcome your time and talent! Becoming a member DOES benefit your child by showing support for an organization that advocates for you and them!
Fall 'Un-Fundraiser' Form

Pssst..It's totally different!

HVE PTA 2020 'Un-Fundraiser' STARTS NOW

Howdy HVE Families!

What an EPIC year it has been so far! 2020 is truly going to be unforgettable for SO many reasons!! I cannot put into words how excited I am to oversee fundraising this year for the HVE PTA!!! I love exclamation marks!!!!

A position like mine (asking for money) comes with immense responsibility and I want each HVE staff member, parent and student to know that I will work tirelessly to fund the financial goals the PTA has set for the upcoming year.

I am also the only male on the PTA board so I cannot fail at this. Think how that would look...

HVE PTA will be doing something a little different with our Un-Fundraiser! This means you don’t have to sell, bake or ask family/friends to buy anything. This is a voluntary fundraiser where 100% of your donation goes towards HVE PTA. Your donation will go towards:

  1. Creating a Digital Library for all students (in-class/remote and virtual)
  2. Health related items for classrooms (e.g., room air purifiers)
  3. Resurfacing the blacktop so that students have a safer area for physical activities (while staying socially distanced)
  4. Whatever the last 4 months of 2020 can possibly throw at us

I look forward to the day I can stand on the stage in front of you while you lounge on those comfortable plastic cafeteria seats and ask for money in person. But until that day, if you choose to participate in our Un-Fundraiser, we have a suggested donation of $20 per student, however, any amount will be appreciated.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact me at On behalf of the students and staff of Highland Village Elementary, thank you for your consideration.

Matt Shomer

VP Fundraising

We are HVE Viking Strong!

Helpful Links

National PTA Reflections ART CONTEST Now - Oct. 30th

This year's theme is "I Matter because...', and students are free to interpret that theme

however they wish. Artwork is accepted in six categories: Dance Choreography, Film

Production, Music Composition, Literature, Visual Arts and Photography.

More details and information coming your way soon!


Please contact Heather Monroe with any questions.

We did it!

In acknowledgement of the commitment and accomplishments HVE PTA has made in the 2019-2020 school year through the School of Excellence program, HVE PTA has been recognized as a national leader in strengthening family-school partnerships. A BIG Thank you to our HVE PTA Council Delegates; Ashley Goode and Jaime Jones, as well as our HVE Counselor, Mrs. Walter who worked so hard to make this initiative a success!

We look forward to continuing this effort in 2020-2021. Thank you to all of our HVE families for helping us make this happen!

Upcoming Events

September 3rd - We will be having a drive thru spirit wear pick up next Thursday, September 3rd. Specific times are being worked out but please get your orders in as quickly as possible. We will have spirit wear available to purchase at the drive up as well but with some specific guidelines. The easiest thing you can do is order your items in advance. Dri-Fit shirts are pre-order only and the last day to order is TODAY, August 28th.

September 7th - Labor Day Student /Staff Holiday

September 8th - Return to the Classroom!

September 9th - Spirit Night at Salerno's. 5pm - close. Drop off your receipt with the hostess, and a portion of your dinner will go to HVE PTA.

Other Ways You Can Help Support HVE

Meet the 2020-21 PTA Board Members

President April Starr

VP 1 - Membership Colleen Clements

VP 2 - Programs Heather Monroe

VP 3 - Fundraising Matt Shomer

VP 4 - Communications Darcy Peterson

VP 5 - Volunteers Randi Morgan

VP 6 - Hospitality Jana Kitts

VP 7 - Child Welfare Open - If interest, contact Heather Monroe for more details.

Treasurer Candace Story

Secretary Rishia Phillips

Parliamentarian Krista Larson

Council Delegate 1 Ashley Goode

Council Delegate 2 Petra Mckown

Teacher Rep K-2 Amy Kennedy

Teacher Rep 3-5 Michelle Duermeyer

Assistant Principal Krista Brown

Principal Leslye Mitchell

Coorporate Incentives Tiffany Simpkins