November Parent Newsletter 2.0

November 6, 2022

Note from the Principal's Desk

The students had a good time dressing up for Halloween! Our Prek students went to the zoo and some Montessori classes visited Fernbank. We have other field trips planned for grade levels and school assemblies. We like to offer real world experiences for application for our tigers! Our Chorus represented HHES well in their performance. Check it out below!

As a reminder, Tuesday, Nov. 8th is a digital learning day; there is no school. Students will bring home Chromebooks to complete assignments.

Want to say thank you to our staff? This Wednesday is "Give thanks to our Teachers". Please sign up to send a dish/item for the luncheon.

On Nov. 16, grades 1 & 2 will have a Thanksgiving luncheon with their parents or guests. We look forward to seeing families enjoy time together at the school!

The next coffee and conversation will be held Wednesday, December 7th at 9:00am.

Don't forget!

PTA has added new options this year! All orders must be placed by November 9!

Happening this week--

Monday-PTA council board meeting

Tuesday-NO SCHOOL; DCSD Digital Learning Day

Wednesday-Teacher Appreciation Pot Luck!

Thursday-PAC meeting at 5pm

Friday-Veteran's Day-Thank you for your service

As reminder, there is a digital learning day approaching on Tuesday, Nov. 8th! Grades 1-5 students will bring home Chromebooks to work on assignments. PreK and Kindergarten students will have a packet of work to complete. Students will return to school the following day.

If you would like to eat lunch with your child, please send a Dojo message to your child's teacher.

If your child is sick, please keep him or her home. Notify nurse Khan of positive COVID cases at Masks are always available upon request.

Proud to Serve,

Mia Ford, Principal





Thanksgiving Luncheon

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Give Thanks to our Teachers!

Give Thanks to Our Teachers!

Wednesday, November 9

Help us GIVE THANKS to our teachers and staff this Thanksgiving season!
Please send in any of the listed food, drink, and/or serving items on the day of the event.

Also: Have your student(s) send in a homemade card so we can decorate the serving table!

Thank you for your support!

Sign Up Link:

PTA QR updates each week!

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Chamblee UMC Food Drive & Distribution

Do you need food for Thanksgiving?

Chamblee UMC is collecting and distributing food to 25 families at HHES. The plan is to use the school parking lot for food pick up on the Saturday and Sunday (Nov 19 and 20) before Thanksgiving so that families don’t have to travel very far to pick up food.

Sign up here if you need assistance.

If you would like to donate or if you have any questions or need more information, email Linda King at or Cathy Newbill at

Panda Express Spirit Night!

Thursday November 17, 2022

Panda Express from 11am-9pm! Only at their newest location - address below.

We are getting 50% of profits!!!!

4724 Ashford Dunwoody Rd

Dunwoody GA

11am - 9pm

Dine-in or pick-up!

Show flyer or phone when ordering is REQUIRED. (Images included below.)


Enter code 342000 in Fundraiser code box when ordering from the app or online at

You’re invited to support Huntley Hills Elementary School Thursday Nov 17th by dining in or ordering from Panda Express at 4724 Ashford Dunwoody Rd - Dunwoody! Please show flyer when you place your order in person, or type fundraising code 34200 in box when ordering online, so that our sweet students and faculty can benefit from Panda Express’s extremely generous support. Thank you!

Facebook link: for Panda Express

Huntley Hills Announcements

Tiger Time Reminders-NEW!

HHES is happy to offer affordable after care for our families. Below are a few reminders about payments. Thank you!

  • ASEDP is a prepaid program; Weekly payments $60 (1 child), $110 (2 children), $165 (3 children)
  • Payments are due Monday and considered late on Wednesday (a $5 late fee will be applied to tuition)
  • Students can be withdrawn from the program for non-payment
  • Please do not send payments in STAR folders or bookbags-Payments can be dropped off before or after school (The coordinator is a teacher on DCSD work hours & can not work ASEDP during work hours)
  • Late fees are charged at 6:01 at $1 per minute; Late fees need to be paid before the students can resume the after school program
  • Students can be suspended or withdrawn form after school for (a) excessive late pick-ups, (b) discipline problems (c) non payment of tuition and/or late pick up fees.
  • ASEDP is closed if the school closes for inclement weather.

How to Prevent Tardiness? Repeat

 Prepare the night before

 Backpacks should be packed and ready

 Make lunch the night before

 Bedtime at a reasonable hour

 Set alarm clock 15 minutes early

Counselor's Corner-Repeat

Ms. Nelson and Dr. Collins has been working with the Second Step program through guidance lessons. You can read more about the Second Step program.

To read he counselor's corner smore click here!

Can you be a Reading Buddy? Repeat

We need YOU! Buddies choose a time to come to the school every week. They are assigned to one class where they help small groups of students work on reading/literacy skills. Everything you need to know will be communicated in a training session! It is so powerful to help students gain the confidence and ability to read well and succeed in life!

Join the team at

PTA-Stay Connected-Repeat

Parents can use this QR code to stay connected on what's happening! Through the QR code, you can join PTA, sign up for emails, join to volunteer, see upcoming events, review the Facebook page and get to the PTA website!


Support Huntley Hills ES when you shop! Follow these simple & quick instructions to get set up -

Visit to join the *free* Club Publix. Log in to your account. Select 'My Publix Partner' in your profile and choose Huntley Hills Elementary. Enter your phone number every time you check out, or pay with the Publix app.

These funds make a difference for our students! Thank you for joining!

November Parent News

This is a great newsletter with ways you can help your child at home. Click link below!

Attending a field trip or working with students this year? Additional trainings

  • Complete the Volunteer Application/Release Form
  • Signed DCSD Volunteer Code of Conduct

Forms can be found on the HHES website here.

Please review the Mandated Reporter Video below before joining a session.


Time: Oct 5, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 719 5609 5641

Finger printing/Background check-required


DeKalb Schools Public Safety Department

5861 Memorial Drive Stone Mountain, GA. 30083

The hours of operation for fingerprinting and ID Cards are:

8:00 AM – 12:15 PM and 1:00 – 3:45 PM – Monday through Thursday

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Friday. (1:00 PM – 3:45 PM on Fridays is reserved for ID Card pick up only)

In abundance of caution of the COVID-19 Pandemic, please call 678-676-1810 to schedule your background check.

You will need:

· The original completed application

· A state approved identification such as a driver’s license

· $41 in cash or money order

· $10 ID Badge Renewal

· $5 to replace your ID Badge

Documents to print are below!

**Note that this training is not required for the vast majority of volunteer roles at HHES. If you sign up to volunteer at HHES, we would alert you well in advance if it was a Level 3 role.

Save the dates

November 8-Digital Learning Day-No School

November 9-Give Thanks to our Teachers

November 16-Grades 1-2 Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 17-Panda Express Spirit Night

November 21-25-Thanksgiving break!

November 28-Students and staff return to school

December 5-Chamblee Cluster Orchestra Concert-Chamblee HS

December 14-Grades 3-5 Luncheon

December 15-Holiday Program

December 19-Jan 3-Holiday break!

Jan 4-Students return to school

What's happening @ the Hills?

Chorus performance at Chamblee HS

HHES Chorus - Revolting Children
HHES Chorus - Lightning!

Halloween Spirit! 🎃

Top Tigerthon Earners Aribeth and Brayden Enjoyed Chick-Fil-A Lunch with Dr. Ford

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October Tiger Buck Store

Pre-K Field Trip to the Zoo 🐯🦁🦒

Montessori Fernbank Museum Field Trip!

Tigerthon Fun Run!

Orchestra Announcement-Christopher Harrison-Repeat

Mr. Harrison’s Strings Newsletter: October 2022

Strings teacher @ Huntley Hills, Montgomery, and Ashford Park Elementary Schools.

Assistant Conductor @ Dekalb Youth Symphony

Hello to all my wonderful strings families! We are off to a great start for 2022. I’m looking forward to a great rest of the year.

If you haven’t yet, please fill out my strings check-in form so I can communicate with your family directly. The link is here: Strings Check In 2022

2022-2023 Strings Concert Calendar


Chamblee Cluster Elementary Strings Winter Concert

December 5 6pm-7pm (students arrive at 5:30)

All Students From Huntley Hills, Montgomery, and Ashford Park Elementary

Location Chamblee High School Concert Hall


Montgomery Elementary Spring Concert (Montgomery students only)

March 14 6-7 pm (students to arrive at 5:30)

Location: Montgomery Elementary

Ashford Park Fine Arts Night (AP students only)

March 15 5-6pm (students to arrive at 4:30)

Location: Ashford park Cafeteria

Huntley Hills Celebration of the Arts (HH students only)

March 16 6pm-7pm (students to arrive at 5:30)

Location: Huntley Hills

If anyone needs help with transportation to or from the event, please contact me.


Our concert attire is a “concert black” attire. This is a standard for most performing orchestras.

Gentleman: Black dress pants, black button up shirt, black dress shoes, black socks, black belt.

Ladies: Black dress or skirt (please follow school dress code on length). Black dress shoes. OR

Black dress pants, black button up blouse, black dress shoes, black socks, black belt.

It is absolutely fine if your attire has a fun flower or design on it, or a touch of color. The attire is a low pressure situation and designed to create the focus on the music performance.

If anyone needs help getting a hold of these items due to a financial hardship, please contact me and I will be happy to assist you.

Happy Practicing! - Mr. Harrison

November Lunch Menu

District Announcements

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DCSD Announcement-Student Meals-Repeat

Meals at no cost are no longer in effect for school year 2022-2023. Students who do not qualify for free and reduced meal benefits will be required to pay for breakfast and lunch meals this year. Parents are encouraged to complete a Free & Reduced Meal application (

Students who attend a school that participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) are eligible for breakfast and lunch at no charge. Parents do not need to complete an application to qualify for meals at CEP schools. SY 22-23 Meal Prices.

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Technology Club-Repeat

Tech Club is open for enrollment! If you are a 3rd - 5th grade student and have a passion for technology and competition then Tech Club is for you! We will begin meeting every Thursday morning before school to get ready for our school wide competition in January. The top three winners will advance to the district competition January 21st.

For more information, check out

Our first meeting will be October 20 so sign-up today!

My Sister's Keeper

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Reading Bowl-Repeat

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First Lego League-Repeat

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Lego club-Repeat

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Run Club

Huntley Hills Run club will be for grades 2-5. We will run for 10 weeks first semester and 10 weeks in second semester. The first 60 students will be accepted. We will run on Tuesday’s and have a tentative start date of September 6, 2022.

When is practice? Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30

What should I bring? Sneakers, water bottle, and sunscreen (optional)

Where will we practice? Field and the gym

How can I sign up? Go online to:

First, scroll down to find Huntley Hills Tigers Run Club. Next, select Huntley Kilometer Kids Team participant Fall 2022. Please fill out the information. Please complete the registration and waiver by Friday, September 2, 2022. In addition, fill out the form below and return it to Coach Fears.

Drama Club

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Spanish Club

Spanish Club with Ms.V illanueva

Thursdays 7:15-7:45

First Semester: Grades K, 1 and 2

First semester Spanish Club dates: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 and 11/17 2022.

Hello Huntley Hills friends and parents! Before school Spanish Club with Ms. Villanueva will begin on Thursday 9/22/22. The first 15 students who have signed up using the sign up Genius link provided will have the opportunity to explore their interests and talents learning Spanish in this fun and exciting club.

Spanish Club will be split into two (2) sessions. First semester session will be open to students in K, 1st and 2nd grades, and second semester session will be open to 3rd,4th, and 5th grade students.

During Spanish Club, our focus will be in what we have learned or are currently learning in Spanish Class and Spanish games. Come ready to have some fun.

Thank you for your support of Spanish Club, and for allowing your child to foster his or her interests in learning Spanish. Please feel free to contact me with any

further questions or concerns. It’s going to be an awesome, fun year of learning Spanish!


Ms. Villanueva

Spanish Teacher

Chorus 4th/5th

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Afterschool/Tiger Time

Afterschool Program "Tiger-Time"- Tiger time will have a table in the Cafeteria to register your child for after school care. After care is 3:00-6:00, M-F. The registration fee is $25.00 and $60.00 each week. Please bring cash, money order, or check for registration fee and first week of payment. Ms. Camille Harvey is the after school director. Her email address is

Communication: Stay Connected!


School Dojo: The school code is here to receive message from the school (text messages from Dr. Ford)

Weekly Tiger Talk: (emails from PTA/school)

School Messenger-See flyer below to opt-in to receive text messages/emails from DCSD (text messages/emails from DCSD)


Twitter: (follow me)

PTA Facebook: (follow PTA)

Important Contacts

PTA President-Deborah Hakes

President Elect-Amanda

Principal Advisory Council Chair-Upcoming

School Counselor (504's)-Sonya Nelson

MTSS (RTI)- Melissa Mintern

Registrar (registration & withdrawals)-Cassonia Miller

Title I Parent Liaison (Spanish)-Rebeca Arbona

Nurse-Faiza Khan

Assistant Principal & Testing coordinator-Camille Jones

Principal-Mia Ford

Huntley Hills Elementary & Montessori School