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.

Tuesday Tidbits (October 25, 2022)

Husky Howl Reminders

The Husky Howl Halloween Carnival is this Friday, October 28! Wristbands and tickets are being sold in-person at the bus loop before school from 8:00-9:00 am and after school from 2:30-4:00 pm until Thursday. Wristbands and tickets will also be sold in front of the MPR at the Husky Howl.

Husky Wear Deliveries

For those of you that ordered Husky Wear through our earlier pre-sales, we are scheduling them to be delivered to classrooms on Tuesday, November 1.

If you are able to help sort, fill, and deliver the orders to the classrooms, please sign up on our SignUpGenius.

Update November 1, 2022: Delivery has been delayed from Tuesday, November 1, to instead Thursday, November 3.

Robeks Smoothies Fundraiser Reminder

Robeks will be selling their strawberry and mango smoothies at the front gate flag pole from 2:55-3:25 pm this coming Monday, October 31 (Halloween). $3 cash only. 20% of proceeds go back to Hedenkamp PTA.

Yearbook and Photos Reminders

Early bird pricing on the 2022-2023 Yearbook ends December 31.

Don’t forget to e-mail your photos or share your online photo albums to yearbook@huskiespta.com! Photos of Spirit Days, the recent CVESD 130th Celebration, upcoming Husky Howl, etc.

All yearbook information can be found on the yearbook webpage.

Nominating Committee for 2023-2024 PTA Elections

We are looking for parent members to serve on the Nominating Committee for the 2023-2024 PTA Elections. Our PTA Elections will be held on March 24, 2023, at 6:00 pm virtually on Zoom. Nominating Committee duties include: interviewing candidates, attending January and March 2023 General Association meetings, preparing ballots and other materials pertaining to the election (templates provided), and most importantly, counting the vote.

Note, must be a PTA member for the current school year and no person on the Nominating Committee can run for a PTA Executive Board position.

The first Nominating Committee meeting will be on January 10, 2023, at 6:30 pm virtually on Zoom.

Visit our Elections webpage as reference.

Memberships & Retail Support

It’s not too late to purchase a PTA membership at only $10 (which also gives you membership perks offered by California PTA and more).

With the holiday season just around the corner (which potentially means shopping season as well), it’s also worth reminding that you can support PTA by selecting Hedenkamp PTA as your charity on Amazon, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, and Office Depot OfficeMax.

Check out our Donations & Retail Support webpage for instructions on how to Hedenkamp PTA as your charity.

PTA General Association Meeting

Our next PTA General Association meeting will be on Thursday, November 3, at 6:00 pm. E-mail PTA@huskiespta.com for the virtual Zoom link.

A full list of our PTA Meetings and PTA Activities can be found on our Calendar webpage.

Husky Howl

The annual Husky Howl carnival is back!

The Husky Howl will take place on Friday, October 28, 2022, from 4:00-8:00 pm at Hedenkamp Elementary. The carnival will include music, carnival games, face painting, photo booth, a game truck, balloon artist, local food vendors, oversized inflatables, and more.

Ticket Prices

  • Carnival games: 1-2 tickets (play and win 2x in a row to upgrade prizes!)
  • Balloon artist, face painting: 3 tickets
  • Game truck (15 minutes): 3 tickets
  • Photobooth (2 strips): 4 tickets
  • Photobooth (additional strips): 2 tickets
  • 8 inflatables: Wristband
  • Glow-in-the-dark items: Tickets only
  • School-ran food booths: Tickets only
  • Vendors and food trucks: Cash or credit card only

Pre-Sales Online

  • Pre-sale online of wristband and tickets will take place on Monday, October 17 – Sunday, October 23, on our PTA Web Store. We highly recommend taking advantage of the pre-sale by purchasing your wristbands and/or tickets early so you and your family can avoid waiting in line! Pre-sale will have options of being delivered to the student’s classroom or a “will-call” option (pay in advance and pickup at table).
  • Will call pickup options:
    • Thursday, October 20, from 2:50-3:30 pm
    • Monday, October 24 – Thursday, October 27, during in-person sales times
    • During Husky Howl, Friday, October 28

Pre-Sales In-Person

Pre-sale in-person of wristband and tickets will take place on Monday, October 24 – Thursday, October 27, at the bus loop, before school from 8:00-9:00 am, and after school, 2:30-4:00 pm.

Pre-Sales Pricing

  • Wristband – $18
  • Wristband and 5 tickets – $20
  • Ticket – $1 each

Night of Sales

  • Wristbands and tickets can still be purchased the night of the Husky Howl on Friday, October 28, in front of the MPR.
  • Night of pricing:
    • Wristband – $20 (increase of $2 from pre-sale)
    • Ticket – $1 each

Payments Accepted:

  • Credit card (plus processing fees)
  • PayPal (plus processing fees)
  • Cash
  • No refunds. All sales are final.

Note – A wristband is not required to attend the event. Entrance is free, but the activities, etc. require either a wristband, ticket, or payment depending on the activity, etc.

2022 Husky Howl flyer
2022 Husky Howl pricing

Husky Howl Volunteers Still Needed!

As excited as we are to have a huge event such as the Husky Howl to return, it can only happen with the support of our Husky community. We are still in need of volunteers from families, Husky student alumni, and community to help make the Husky Howl a treat, and not a trick. Any time you can contribute is helpful and appreciated!

View our SignUp Genius to view available volunteer opportunities and sign up.