March 2018 Newsletter

College Hills Elem. PTO

A Message from Mr. Hatfield

Dear College Hills Parents & Guardians,

Springtime is at our door steps, where has the time gone? We wish everyone an amazing Spring Break on the 12th-16th. We have been very busy in the classroom learning many skills to build our schema. We have also started a media internship with our fourth grade students last semester and you can check out their post on our Twitter account with a variety of school activities for you to see all the great learning in the classrooms. Don't forget that class pictures are this Wednesday March 7th. Students will want to plan what to wear for their pictures.

As a Title I campus our School report Card is posted on our website under the parent tab or you can click here to view College Hills 2016-2017 report card.

I wanted to take a moment to talk about school safety and security at College Hills. We know this has been on everyone's minds and safety of all our students is priority for all our children. When visitors come into our building they must go through the vestibule to the office as the doors to the campus are locked during the school day. We do require everyone who comes on campus to check in with official ID to be scanned through our Hall Pass system before heading to their location. We have a safety team with walkies to help in the day to day activities as well. We also have College Station police who stop by to be familiar with our campus, staff and students. We encourage anyone who sees a concern to say something which can be done in person, by phone or email. My number one priority is school safety.

Thank you for the opportunity to educate your children and be apart of their lives!

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Stay tuned on all things Paw Print at our festival website at

Visit our Facebook Paw Print event page NOW and follow along with all the happenings, sponsor recognition, drawings, and more!

Paw Print Online Auction LIVE NOW!!

Shop online from March 5 - Mar 24th at 9:00 PM. Keep checking back, as new items are added daily! But don't let that stop you from visiting our Silent Auction on Mar 24th. We will have over 100 items there as well!

Online Auction found here:

Sneak Peak of all items found here and we are always adding!

Auction Sneak Peak

Different items will be available at each ONLINE & SILENT AUCTION, so be sure to browse both!! You won't want to miss these great opportunities from our generous donors!

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Do you have an hour, here and there, the week of 3/19-3/24? We could use your help selling tickets and wristbands for 45 minutes before school, an hour after school and also with selling kids giveaway tickets during lunchtime ALL WEEK! It's FUN!

Sign up here! We can't do it without you!


Meet Dr Gary Gardner of Brazos Valley Orthodontics

This year's silent auction offers the opportunity to win a complete braces package from Dr. Gary Gardner at Brazos Valley Orthodontics! Learn more about him and his team here. Happy Bidding!
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Where would we be without our generous sponsors?

Thank you to ALL our donors, but let's give a little recognition to our biggest ones! We appreciate your continued support!


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PREORDER Your Tickets & Wristbands this week!

Get ahead of the game! Preorder your wristbands and tickets this week! We'll deliver them to you the week of March 19th! And don't forget that parking pass! ;)
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Have you seen this!! Wow!! We have some amazing prizes this year!

Not sure how the Kids Giveaway works?

This is a drawing that takes place the entire week of the festival starting March 19th and closes during the festival on March 24th. Kids can bring change ALL WEEK LONG and purchase tickets DURING LUNCH TIME to try and win them for just $.25 cents/ per ticket. They can enter as many times as they would like and "pick and choose" what they want to try and win!

The more you play, the better your odds!! Can't wait!

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Paw Print Grade Level Baskets!!

We are still collecting items or cash for the Grade Level Baskets all the way through March 20th. Help us make these baskets a big hit at the festival!

The grade whose basket raises the most money at our Paw Print Festival gets an Ice Cream Party!

Please contribute in one of two ways:
1. Donate an item (must be new) or a gift card for your grade.
2. Donate cash and we'll shop for you.

Checks can be made out to College Hills PTO. Items are being collected in the front office starting now.

Thanks for helping with one of the most exciting tables in our amazing silent auction!

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Helping Hands needed for 2018-2019

Opportunities to support College Hills Elementary will occur year round. Right now we are looking to fill several PTO board positions needed for next year. If you are interested, please let us know by emailing our PTO President, Katy King at

If you are a 4th grade parent who will be attending Oakwood or Cypress Grove, they would love to hear from you as well!

Cypress Grove is looking for:

Vice President
Teacher Appreciation
Box Tops
Yearbook Liaison
3 different fundraising Committees

Contact Wendy Williams at

Oakwood PTO is currently looking to fill a few more positions for next year:

Fall Fest: Silent Auction co-chair

Game Day Parking co-chair
Spirit Nights/Profit Sharing co-chair
Staff Appreciation Team member

Contact Kimberly McAdams at

Interested in Credit by Exams?

Credit By Exam (CBE) information has been posted by CSISD. Visit here for more information.

Coming Up in March:

Dual Language Informational

Monday, March 5th, 6pm

1101 Williams Street

College Station, TX

Learn more about the dual language program here.

Spring Group Pictures

Wednesday, March 7th, 8am

1101 Williams Street

College Station, TX

PTO Meeting

Thursday, March 8th, 12pm

1101 Williams Street

College Station, TX

Please join us in the library for our monthly meeting. Parents are welcome to bring a young child as we meet in the library with room for them to be quietly entertained alongside the meeting.

To catch up on previous meetings or to find dates for all of our meetings, visit
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Future Family Welcome Night

Do you know a family who will have a new student at College Hills in 2018-2019? Future Families are invitied to learn more about College Hills on March 8th.

Spring Break

Monday, March 12th, 8am to Friday, March 16th, 3pm

1101 Williams Street

College Station, TX

Paw Print Festival

Saturday, March 24th, 11am-3pm

1101 Williams Street

College Station, TX

Follow our Facebook event page or visit for all the fun!

Student Holidays

Friday, March 30th, 8am to Monday, April 2nd, 8am

1101 Williams Street

College Station, TX

Have any photos for our yearbook?

One day photos on your phone could be priceless to another family. Let's face it, we can't wait to see them already! If you have photos from school events, please email them to and include the teacher, grade etc. We'll add them to end of year presentations and the yearbook. The deadline to do this is usually early March. Thanks!

Stay up to date with CHE at these links

School website

School calendar

School Facebook page

School Twitter page

School Instagram: @ College_Hills

Text reminders from click here or Text @c4274g to 81010

PTO Facebook page

PTO website

Student Directory password: callingallcubs

CSISD Efolder

PTO meeting schedule

Hoping to contact other parents in your class?

Have you seen the directory at Parents who opted into participating in the directory during registration are included with their phones and emails. To open this document, you'll need the password which you can always find in the monthly smore. (See above in the "stay up to date" section.)

College Hills PTO

Please join us in the library for our monthly meetings. See schedule posted at Young children welcome.