Hickory PTA Roundup

September 2023 • Back to School

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Hello Hickory Hound Families!

I hope you all had a wonderful summer break. My kids enjoyed the long days and homework free nights. I enjoyed the slow mornings with no lunches to pack or kids to rush out the door. Now that school has started, we love being back and seeing our friends. Who says school can't be fun?!

As we start the school year, the Hickory PTA is busy making sure we're able to best serve the students, staff, and families of our school. Our Adventures in Art and Library teams are getting their rooms ready for students and our PTA Copy Center will be up and running soon for teachers to utilize. We're also planning our PTA sponsored Movie Night in October so that all families can enjoy the campus outside of the school day.

All of these programs require the support of our community. That can be through Membership, Volunteering, Fundraising - or all three! This year our PTA theme is "Building Community Together" and anyone who has participated in a PTA event knows it's completely a group effort built from multiple volunteer hours and paid by donations made from various fundraisers. As a member of the PTA you will have a voice in the events and programs we offer. As a volunteer, your time is a valuable resource that supports the school and teachers. And all of our programs are made possible through donations from families, neighbors, and businesses. This all might seem like a lot to ask of one person or family. But we aren't one family. Hickory is a school of more than 800 students! So this year we're asking for your support to help us build up our Hickory community. No volunteer hour or dollar amount is too small!

With gratitude,

Amy Brownstone

Hickory PTA President

Fall Dates to Remember

September 8, 2023 - Picture Day

September 14, 2023 - Back to School Night (1st-5th Grade)

September 28, 2023 - PTA Association Meeting

October 10, 2023 - Reflections Deadline

October 13, 2023 - Movie Night

October 23-27, 2023 - Red Ribbon Week

November 4-5, 2023 - Fund Photo Fundraiser

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! Renew or join for the 2023-24 year.

Join online today: https://jointotem.com/ca/torrance/hickory-pta.

Order Your Spiritwear!

Get your Hickory gear and show your school pride! Grade-level t-shirts are now available for purchase online.


Reflections Contest

Come learn more about the PTA sponsored art contest Reflections during an informational meeting on Friday, 9/22! It's free for students to enter and a great way to express their creativity. This year's theme is "I am Hopeful Because...". Zoom meeting link and application form will be shared on Hickorypta.net. Visit the PTA Reflections page to see past winners! Contact hickoryptareflections@gmail.com for more info.

Save the Date: Movie Night

Hickory PTA invites you to a FREE Movie Night on the field at Hickory on Friday, October 13, 2023. Movie begins at sunset. Bring your food, blankets, and chairs and enjoy a movie with friends under the stars. Visit our events page for more details.

VOTE on the movie you'd like to see!

Team Up for Success: Hickory Needs YOU!

Parent volunteers are the heartbeat of our community. Whether it’s an hour a week or a day a month, your help in the library, classrooms or events makes a world of difference. Let’s show our students the power of community and enrich their learning experience.

Sign up to volunteer

Call for Direct Donations

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!

Attention Bilingual Korean/English Parents!

We need your help! If you’re fluent in both Korean and English, we’d love your support in translating important school updates. Let’s keep our community informed and connected! Interested? Contact Cathy Uechi at volunteers@hickorypta.net. Your contribution can make a real difference!

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