Hickory PTA Roundup
⏰ Upcoming Dates to Remember
Spiritwear Sale | February 22nd (in front of school) - details below
TK-2nd Grade School Dance | March 3rd @ 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Hickory Cafeteria)
PTA Association Meeting / Election | March 9th @ 6:30 p.m. (Hickory Cafeteria)
3rd-5th Grade School Dance | March 10th @ 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. (Hickory Cafeteria)
No School | March 16th & 17th
Jogathon | March 31st (on campus)
💖 February is Black History Month!
🗳️ The PTA Association Meeting & Election will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hickory Elementary cafeteria.
✅ 2023-2024 PTA Board Slate of Nominees
President – Amy Brownstone
1st VP (Programs) – Sofia Yassin
2nd VP (Fundraising) – Tricia Cole
3rd VP (Volunteers) – Stacey Wong
4th VP (Communications) – Keri Kaba-Dien
Treasurer – Sunny Joo
Recording Secretary – Liana Osborne
Auditor – Mary Ishida
Financial Secretary – Cathy Uechi
Historian – Jayani Manikkage
The PTA Association meeting & Election will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hickory Elementary cafeteria. Vote for next year's Hickory PTA Board and other important topics.
All are welcome, but only PTA members may vote. Please attend to hear about the upcoming PTA events! Refreshments will be provided.
🕺 Get ready to Glow Under the Sea! and Glow to Outer Space!
Dress in your best glow gear, like white/neon clothes and glow in the dark accessories and come dance the night away in the Hickory Cafeteria. All students must be accompanied by an adult. $5 at the door gets you entry for 2 people, 2 slices of pizza, water, and glow sticks (while supplies last).
Don't forget to RSVP!
🧑🏾🤝🧑🏼 Join the PTA & Support Hickory
Did you know...
PTA membership is open to everybody: parents, students, teachers, staff, relatives, community supporters, and local businesses!
It's a great way to support Hickory PTA and be a part of making decisions and voting on what matters to you! There is still time to become a member for the 2022-23 year.
🛍️ Spiritwear Sale: Wednesday, 2/22
Punxsutawney Phil the Groundhog predicted 6 more weeks of winter...thank goodness we've got sweatshirts! Only available for purchase online at: https://hickoryelementary.secure-decoration.com/.
Need a Spiritwear shirt?
We have limited sizes for every grade in stock in person; just send us an email to check inventory: email@example.com.
In Person Spiritwear Sale: Wednesday, February 22nd in front of school
We'll be there before school starting at 8:30am and afterschool until 3:00pm. We accept all forms of payment. We'll have t-shirts, hats, and tote bags for sale. If we don't have the size you want, everything is always available online for free delivery.
📷 2023 Yearbook on Sale Now!
The yearbook includes every student's school photo and will feature photos from our many events and activities throughout the year.
Early bird price is $18. Price increases to $22 after February 28th. $25 after May 31st.
Purchase today! Yearbooks will be delivered to classrooms sometime after June 1st.
You can also upload photos for a chance to be featured! More info regarding sales of dedications (ads), or custom messages to your child will be released in the near future. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Now accepting photos for the following categories:
⚈ Movie Night ⚈ Halloween
⚈ Reflections ⚈ PJ Day/Ugly Sweater Day
⚈ Winter Celebrations ⚈ Adventures in Art
⚈ Book Fair / Library ⚈ Paw Awards
⚈ 100th Day of School ⚈ Outdoor/Park photos
⚈ Walk through CA / Amer. Revolution
⚈Fundraisers ⚈ STEAM Fair
🌟 Congratulations to our 2022-23 HSA Recipients
Outstanding Teacher Awards
Mrs. Wendy Barnes, 2nd grade
Mrs. Cyndi Ondo, 2nd grade
Honorary Service Awards
Winnie Nguyen (PTA Board)
Sunny Joo (PTA Board)
Very Special Person Award
Emy Anthony, crossing guard
🌸 Support the Torrance High School PTA Fundraiser & Get a Graduation Lei for your 5th Grader!
All orders must be submitted via the Google form link below:
by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
See additional details on the flyer below.
🏆 2022-23 Hickory PTA Reflections Virtual Art Gallery
Thank you again to all of our participants and congratulations again to all of our winners!
All entries can be seen in our 2022-23 Hickory PTA Reflections Virtual Art Gallery
We'd also like to send a special note of congratulations to Jaehan Park. His artwork won 1st place at the TCPTA level and 3rd place at the 33rd District of PTAs level against schools in 20 other cities. Great job Jaehan!
🤝🏻 Interested in Volunteering?
Calling all Hickory families!
If you're interested in volunteering regularly on campus or to chaperone field trips, you must must submit a district volunteer application (RAPTOR).
As part of the online application process, all volunteers must submit a TB Test/Risk Assessment Form. As of Sept. 17, volunteers are longer required to have a covid vaccination or proof of negative test.
📚 We Appreciate Your Library Donations!
We Appreciate YOU!
If you'd like to help, please visit our Hickory Library Wishlist on Amazon.
We greatly appreciate any donations!
When checking out, please make sure you do these two things so we know who to thank for the donations!
- Click the box labeled Hickory Elementary School Library c/o Adrienne Downs
- Leave your name in the gift note section at checkout
💖 Call for Direct Donations
Hickory PTA is BUILDING DREAMS through our Hickory Elementary PTA Direct Donations Campaign.
When you make a donation, you not only help support our student’s experience on campus, but you also allow our PTA to do GREAT THINGS for them.
Please visit our Direct Donations page for details—and donate today!
👏 Thanks to YOU, We're Building Dreams
Several families have already won our prize drawings!
You can still be eligible to win a prize if:
- You are a PTA member
- You made a direct donation
- Lego sets
- STEM toys
- Plush animals
- Grand prize: Light up scooter
Next drawings: TBD (during one of our flag assemblies)
THANK YOU to these families who've donated!
Building Better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Do you need help understanding PTA meetings and communications? What would help?
Do you want to join PTA or volunteer on campus but don't know how?
Are you interested in becoming a Language Ambassador and providing translations during PTA meetings and events?
We're looking for Hickory families that need help OR want to help.
We are interested in forming a committee that works towards bridging the gap between school and home and getting more families involved.
Please email Sunny Joo, Hickory PTA President, at email@example.com to get started.
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Spread the word to families and friends near and far, as it has truly made an impact. THANK YOU!