Hickory PTA Roundup
⏰ Upcoming Dates to Remember
Heroes Week / Blue Ribbon Week | April 17-21
Hickory Bike Rodeo | April 19
Teacher's Appreciation Week | April 24-28
TUSD Bike Rodeo | May 6
Diversity/Multicultural Week | May 8-12
PTA Association Meeting | May 11
Spring Carnival | May 12
Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL | May 29
Last Day to Order Your Yearbook | May 31
🕺 Glow Under the Sea! and Glow to Outer Space! Dance Recap
This year's Jog-A-Thon donations support PTA programs and activities that benefit all students! THANK YOU!
Congratulations to Our Incoming 2023-2024 PTA Board
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
💙 Hickory Heroes Week / Blue Ribbon Week | April 17-21
Thank you to all of Hickory's Blue Ribbon Heroes!
Monday, April 17th through Friday, April 21st is Hickory Heroes Week / Blue Ribbon Week to honor the men and women in healthcare, the U.S. Armed Forces, law enforcement, and fire protection, who are committed to keeping us safe and healthy. We also are celebrating YOU because you are an everyday hero too!
Hickory Bike Rodeo | April 19
This year's Bike Rodeo will be held after school on campus at 2:45-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19th. Open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders only.
Riders must bring their own bicycle and wear a helmet. Hickory winners will participate in the District Bike Rodeo on May 6th.
If your child would like to participate, please fill out and sign the permission slip and return it to their teacher by Tuesday, April 18th.
Copies will be available in the front office.
🌟 5th Grade Promotion Info
Due to limited space, we are only offering dedications to 5th grade families this year.
Submit your dedication here and be sure to tell us your child's t-shirt size. Free for all 5th graders! Deadline: 4/20
If you would like to donate to cover Promotion expenses, we suggest $10 per student. You can send cash or check (payable to "Hickory PTA") in an envelope marked "5th Grade PTA Donation" to your child's teacher or go to this link to pay by credit card: https://www.hickorypta.net/product-page/donate5th.
Again, all donations are optional, and every 5th grader will receive a t-shirt and dedication even if you do not donate to Hickory PTA.
Teacher Appreciation Week | April 24-28
Room parents will be in touch to let you know how your child can participate. In the past students have gifted heartfelt cards, flowers, or photo collages.
We can't wait to see what's in store for our Hickory teachers this year!
Additionally, the PTA will be organizing a few events to honor the entire school staff—we would greatly appreciate any donations of snacks or school supplies! If you're interested in participating, please sign up using this Google form:
Diversity Week | May 8-12
Hickory PTA Association Meeting
Thursday, May 11th, 6:30pm
2800 West 227th Street
📢 PTA Association Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hickory Elementary cafeteria.
Save the Date | Spring Carnival | Friday, May 12th
Friday, May 12th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
If you're interested in volunteering, please email email@example.com.
Watch Facebook for more updates coming soon!
📷 2023 Yearbook on Sale Now!
Time is running out!
Be sure to order your 2022-2023 Hickory Yearbook by May 31st. Limited availability after that date!
The yearbook includes every student's school photo and will feature photos from our many events and activities throughout the year.
Sale price is $22. Price increases to $25 after May 31st. Yearbooks will be delivered to classrooms sometime after June 1st.
You can also upload photos for a chance to be featured! Please upload by 4/20.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or if you're unsure if you've purchased one.
🧑🏾🤝🧑🏼 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.
🛍️ Order Your Spiritwear!
Get your Hickory gear in just time for Summer! We've got totes, hats, and more that are perfect for beach days, park days, and amusement parks!
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.
🌸 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.
🤝🏻 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.