Cheetah Chronicles

August 10, 2018

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Reminders

8/17 - Early Release Day - Dismissal Runs from 1:20-1:50PM

8/17 - Track Out Day for Track 2

8/20 - Track In Day for Track 3 - Welcome back!

8/28 - Fall Pictures for Tracks 3,4 (Makeup Pictures for Track 1)

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Early Release Days

Our first Early Release for the 2018-2019 school year is Friday, August 17th. Students are dismissed at 1:20pm. The other ER dates for the year are as follows:

  • Friday, September 28th

  • Friday, October 19th

  • Tuesday, November 20th

  • Friday, December 21st

  • Friday, January 18th

  • Friday, February 15th

  • Friday, March 8th

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Parent Advisory Session

For more information on a parent advisory session with special guest speaker Richard Dennis Courtright, PhD, please click HERE.

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Parent Information Sessions

Hello to all of our HSES families! We are planning to host a minimum of four parent nights this year in order to foster shared responsibility for student success by building trust, collaboration and engagement among staff, families and the community. In order to make the sessions as helpful as possible we would love to have your input! You can access the survey via the following link or the QR Code below - http://bit.ly/HSESParentInfo Thank you in advance for your feedback!

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Fire Drill

We will hold our monthly fire drill this week.
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Volunteering

We love volunteers at HSES! In order to volunteer, you must complete the volunteer application each year. We have computers set up at the school that you can utilize to register and registration must be completed at the school. Just stop by the front office and they will direct you to the computers we have set up for this. For more information on volunteering, you can visit the WCPSS Site found HERE.
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Home Base

Home Base gives parents and students access to real-time information including attendance, grades and assignments. With Home Base, powered by PowerSchool application, everyone stays connected. Families with multiple students can also set up their accounts to view all of their students at one time, with one login. Even though grades are not displayed at the elementary level, information regarding school assignment and transportation can be found in the portal. For more information, please click HERE.

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Early Release Lunches

The first PTA sponsored Early Release Teachers Lunch is coming up on August 17. Please sign-up to help provide some of the items needed to make a delicious meal for our awesome teachers!! Click on the link to see what we still need donated.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044caea92ea6fb6-early7

Science Fair is coming!

The fair is October 23rd so start brainstorming for your projects! The information session will be 8/27 at 6pm in the Media Center. This info session is especially important for grades 3-5 projects that would like to be considered to move on to the Regional Fair. If you are interested in participating in the Science Fair, but are unable to attend this informational training session can request an emailed copy of the session handouts by emailing a request to hsesncpta@gmail.com after August 27, 2018.

Cheetah Pride

Mark your calendars for Chick-fil-A night, Monday September 17th from 5-8pm at the Holly Springs Chick-fil-A!

Boosterthon Business Sponsors Needed

Holly Springs Elementary School PTA would like to provide opportunities for businesses to advertise while supporting our school. In September and October, we will host our annual Boosterthon Fun Runs, a fun character and fitness-focused fundraiser. Each student receives a customized Boosterthon t-shirt with our school logo on the front. Students’ laps will be tallied on the back. In order to provide all students with these school spirit shirts at no cost to their families, we are partnering with local businesses like yours. Students wear their t-shirts year round as a symbol of pride for their achievement. If you choose to be a sponsor, your business logo will be displayed on the back of about 1,000 t-shirts! Interested? Email us at hsesncpta@gmail.com for forms and more information. Forms and payment due August 9th!

Class PTA Reps needed!

We would like to have a parent rep from each classroom to act as a liaison between the PTA Board and parents. This rep would collect email addresses and contact consent from parents in your class and use that information to send updates, volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, etc. Since everything can be done from home, this position is a perfect opportunity for a working parent or a parent with young children at home who wants to help, but can’t come in to school during the day. Let your teacher know you want to volunteer to be your classroom PTA Rep!

PAWS

Rent or renew one or more 19" print with your family or child's name painted on it. One Paw $50, each additional Paw $35 or renew your current paw(s)-one Paw Renewal $40, each additional $25. All of the money raised goes directly to our HSES PTA. Advertise your business with a paw for $100. Rent your "paw" until the end of the school year and you will have the opportunity to rent it again next year. Forms will be coming home with your children soon!

More Info

For more information about your PTA and events coming up, please visit our website at http://hsesncpta.wixsite.com/hsespta or click on the link from the school's site.