Hedenkamp PTA Updates

Panda Express Fundraiser

Tired of cooking and cleaning after the Super Bowl and don’t want to deal with the Valentine’s Day rush? Order ahead or on the event day (tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15) at Panda Express (2015 Birch Road, Otay Ranch Town Center location).

If ordering online or through the app, enter 350440 in the fundraiser code box, or show the flyer (print or from your phone) when ordering in-person.

T-shirt Design Contest Voting Guidelines

Students that submitted t-shirt designs yesterday for the Hedenkamp 20 year anniversary will have their classes vote anonymously amongst their class designs to select 1 submission by February 15.

  • Staff will review all class submissions (1 per) to vote on the final 10 by February 17.
  • The final 10 will be displayed near the library for all to vote by February 22 to narrow down to 5.
  • The final 5 will be reviewed by deciding committee and announced February 24.

We’re excited to see the designs!

PTA Membership Goals

We need 4 more PTA members for a Pajama Day at school! (We’re currently at 196 members) Join at huskiespta.com/membership.

Help us reach our end goal of 400 PTA members! Every time we reach a goal, the school gets a prize:

  • 150 members: Principal sings a song!
  • 200 members: Pajama Day!
  • 250 members: Free homework pass!
  • 300 members: Popsicles!
  • 350 members: Pie in Principal’s face!
  • 400 members: Extra recess!

PTA Connected: Be Internet Awesome, sponsored by Google + YouTube

Hedenkamp PTA was selected as a recipient of National PTA’s PTA Connected: Be Internet Awesome funding sponsored by Google + YouTube!

We will be hosting a digital education event on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 5:30 pm. During this event, parents and caregivers will have the chance to:

  • Learn about how to keep their families smart, alert, strong, kind, and brave online.
  • Explore the Be Internet Awesome Family Guide and Google’s Family Link app.
  • Engage with their peers to discuss their families’ online experiences and solutions.

We are in need of volunteers to help plan and make our event a success. You do not have to be a Tech Expert to help, for example, volunteers can lead or assist with event planning, logistics, promotion, registration or data entry, participant/speaker communication, A/V setup, coordination of snacks/beverages, handouts, room setup/cleanup, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail Alma at treasurer@huskiespta.com.

PTA 2023 Nominating Committee Report

Date: February 10, 2023
The nominating committee met on January 31, 2023 to consider all eligible candidates for the 2023-2024 term of office.  The nominating committee presents the following slate of officers for the association’s consideration:

Position:                                      Name:
President                                     Jaclyn Alvarez
Vice President                             Catherine Felix
Secretary                                     Maria Flores
Treasurer                                     Lucy Castaneda
Chairman of Volunteers               Helen Oh
Chairman of Membership            Sibyl Brewer
Chairman of Communications     Eric Pamintuan

Open positions:
Chairman of Fundraising
Chairman of Programs

The report of the nominating committee is submitted to the membership in writing at least 28 days prior to the election and reported at the election meeting. The report of the nominating committee must be entered into the minutes of the March general association meeting.

Yearbook Submissions Deadline – March 1

We are about 2 weeks away from March 1, which is the deadline for:

  • Submitting photos for the yearbook
  • Submitting 6th grader’s baby photos
  • Submitting 6th grader’s favorite memory
  • and to purchase Love Lines

The last day to order a yearbook is April 2.

All yearbook info can be found at huskiespta.com/yearbook or e-mail yearbook@huskiespta.com.

Dozens of Valentines Day cards, candies, chocolates for the kids to exchange (check).
Writing a personalized Love Line for the Yearbook…?

Rubio’s Fundraiser

Save the date to order take out, eat out, or hang with friends at Rubio’s on Eastlake Parkway on March 15 to support our PTA! See flyer above for more info.

Hedenkamp PTA Updates

20th Anniversary T-shirt Design Contest

Hedenkamp will be celebrating 20 years of learning and community in 2023! In honor of the occasion, we are offering the opportunity for students to design a 20th anniversary shirt.

  • T-shirts must be designed by a student, and can utilize all shirt space
  • T-shirts must include “Hedenkamp 20th Anniversary”
  • The only color to be used on the shirt are: red, white, blue, and silver
  • Pick the shirt color: red, blue, grey, or black
  • Design due to teachers by 2/13/2023

The winner will get a free t-shirt, and the design will be featured in the yearbook and printed and sold. Winners will be announced by 2/24/2023.

Flyers will also be sent home by your child’s classroom teacher (or you can download and print the t-shirt design template PDF here). We can’t wait to see all the creative designs by our Huskies!

Free Popcorn for PTA Members

Free popcorn for PTA members this Friday, February 3, after school, from 1:15-2:15 pm, near the bike racks/outside the YMCA room/3rd grade gate entrance).

Not a PTA member yet? Join at the table for only $10!

(1 bag per member)

Amazon Smile

Amazon will be ending its AmazonSmile program on February 20, 2023.

“To help charities that have been a part of the AmazonSmile program with this transition, Amazon will be providing them with a one-time donation equivalent to three months of what they earned in 2022 through the program, and they will also be able to accrue additional donations until the program officially closes in February. Once AmazonSmile closes, charities will still be able to seek support from Amazon customers by creating their own wish lists.”

There are still other charitable programs that you can select Hedenkamp PTA for, such as Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Office Max, etc. Information on these can be found on our Donations & Retail Support page.

Reminder – Elections

PTA Executive Board nominations are open! Get involved with your PTA!

The nomination committee is currently seeking parent volunteers who can serve on the Hedenkamp Elementary PTA Executive Board for the 2023-2024 school year.

Would you like to volunteer in the spirit of support for students, teachers, and the Hedenkamp community? Do you know someone who would like to join our team of Hedenkamp PTA volunteers?

Get involved by completing our 2023-2024 PTA Election Google Form.

Reminder – Yearbook

The 2022-2023 Hedenkamp yearbook includes all grades and features photos of students, teachers, staff, school clubs and events. It is a great way for your Husky to remember their time at Hedenkamp!

Preorder your yearbook at the Hedenkamp PTA Web Store. Deadline to purchase a yearbook is April 2, 2023.

Yearbooks will be distributed by the last day of school, pending the printer.

Reminder – Fundraisers

In addition to the Loko Bean Coffee Cart every Thursday and the Robeks Smoothies every other Monday, we are looking to have a dine out fundraiser through Panda Express and Rubio’s within the next few months.