Harmony School of Nature PTO Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year
Mark Your Calendar...
Polar Express! PTO Meeting
Next PTO Meeting...
Please join us on Thursday 12/18 at6:30 for our next PTO meeting! Be sure to visit the school website and submit your questions for the Parent Survival 101 portion of the meeting!
Polar Express Shopping Day
Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 13th from 1pm - 4pm for the Polar Express Shopping Day!
Price is $10 per student for students in grades K - 5. Price includes a snack, a craft, and awesome childcare by some of our awesome teachers!
Watch the upcoming Wednesday Mail for more information on securing a spot for your child.
Keep collecting those Box Tops!
Our next Box Tops contest is under way! The homeroom that collects the most box tops will win a party!
Please bring your box tops in by 12-12-2014.
Please put your box tops in a baggie or an envelope with your homeroom teachers name, grade and section so the class can get the proper credit!
You can drop the box tops in the mail box labeled "Box Tops" in the front hallway, leave them at the front office, or K-5 can give them to their child’s homeroom teacher.
Box Tops may be found on many household items that you already use such as flour, biscuits, cake mixes, cereals, yogurt, Ziploc bags, Avery products and many other items.
Go to http://www.boxtops4education.com for lists of items that have boxtops.
HSN Winter Carnival is Coming!
The very first HSN Winter Carnival is in the planning stages! We will let you know the date soon! Once announced, we will start collecting donations:
2 Liter Bottles of Soda for Ring Toss (Walmart has bottles for $0.69)
Bags of Individually Wrapped Candy (After Halloween is the perfect time to buy candy!)
Cans of Shaving Cream for Pie Toss (Dollar stores have inexpensive brands)
Silent Auction donations (check out Wed Mail to see what your child's classroom basket will be; Business donations welcome!!!)
We also need volunteers to help take short shifts at carnival booths! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Why YOU Should Get Involved
Research shows that when parents or guardians are involved in their children's education, the children are more likely to:
earn better grades.
score higher on tests.
pass their classes.
attend school regularly.
have better social skills.
show improved behavior.
be more positive in their attitude toward school.
complete homework assignments.
graduate and continue their education.
The reasons that parent and guardian involvement increases student success are many—in itself, simply letting a child know you care and are invested enough to be involved in his or her day-to-day school life sends a clear message about the value of school and education.
Your involvement also directly helps increase the quality of your child's school. Without parent and guardian involvement, the school also can't provide extra activities like Homecoming, Fall Fest, Picnics and Family Fun Nights...all events we have planned for this year! Any amount of time is greatly appreciated, even a few hours over the course of the entire year can make a huge difference!
The PTO raises funds to help the school and to continue to provide fun activities like A/R parties & prizes, trip scholarships, senior scholarships, etc.
Check out the Ongoing Fundraising page for more information on how to help your child's school and save money all year long! And you can still order Primo Coffee & Tea online and have it shipped directly to your home.
General School Wish List
Laminating Machine & Laminating Sheets Ice Machine Vending Machine Kuerig Coffee and Teas for the Lounge Colored Copy Paper Popcorn Machine Basketball Area Covering Dry Erase Markers Bulletin Board Trim Small Student Award Items
Updates from HSNA
To receive Emergency Alerts and general information about School and PTO functions, Text "HSNA to 96362". You can opt out at any time!!
We have lots of opportunities for volunteers. Even if you only have 15 minutes a month to spare, we can use your help!