Helena Family Newsletter

November 2022

Dear Families,

Thank you to everyone who took time to stop by for Parent/ Teacher Conferences! Our PTO was amazing, as always, and took care of our staff for dinner both nights. Thank you to all who supported them in supplying our meals!

As you discussed at conferences, we are beginning second quarter and our students have new AR goals that they are working to meet by Christmas break (kindergarteners do NOT have AR goals). We recently enjoyed the first quarter AR celebration- a tailgate party with NWMSU girls basketball players, MWSU football players, and our very own SHS athletes. Check out the pictures on our Facebook page if you haven't already! It was a beautiful day and the little kids had lots of fun playing with the "big kids".

Our October PRIDE Store was a huge success. Fifth grade students have been studying economics and spent a lot of time planning goods and services to sell. Some items sold included: pet rocks, bracelets, slime, stress balls, tornados in a bottle, sports lessons, fingernail painting, and participation in a BINGO game. We also had the traditional portion of our store with donated items for sale. PTO also helps us keep the PRIDE Store initiative going with monthly funding as well. HUGE thanks go out to our parent volunteers who set up, run, and tear down the store each month!!! Mark your calendars for November 29th for store set-up and November 30th for the PRIDE Store, we would love your help.

Keep those calendars out, there are lots of important dates below!

-Mrs. Raines

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November 1, 2022

No School- Professional Development

November 1, 2022

PTO Meeting @ 5:30 in the Cafeteria

November 2, 2022

Class Picture Day

November 6, 2022

Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 11, 2022

Veterans Day Breakfast, 7:20-7:50 (please RSVP by Nov. 3rd)

Veterans Day Assembly, 8:00 - All are welcome to attend!

November 15, 2022


November 23-25, 2022

Thanksgiving Break

November 29, 2022


November 30, 2022


November 30, 2022

Culver's Night, 5:00-8:00

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Nov. 4- Tucker Bunse

Nov. 5- Mrs. Steele

Nov. 8- Teagen Gerken & Jerilyn Jenkins

Nov. 13- Mr. Lohman

Nov. 15- Dash Marshall

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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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Specific November Volunteer Opportunities:

  • PRIDE Parent- call to schedule
  • PRIDE Store setup- November 29, 12:30-2:30
  • PRIDE Store- November 30, 12:30-2:30

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.