Tuesday Tidbits July 30, 2019

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who could make it out to Movie Night and especially to all the volunteers who offered their time to come help make the evening so special. You are all so appreciated!

PTA General Meeting

We invite you to attend the first PTA General Meeting of the 2019-20 school year on Wednesday, August 7 at 5:30pm in the school library. We will discuss the programs and activities planned for the year, review the proposed budget, fundraising goals, and form a committee for the upcoming Father Daughter Dance. If you’d like to help with organizing the Father Daughter Dance, please plan to attend this meeting. This will be one of only three general PTA meetings scheduled this school year, so your engagement at this time is very much appreciated! We sure hope you can join us. Questions? Please email pta@huskiespta.com.  


PTA Membership Drive 

The Hedenkamp PTA Membership Drive is in full swing! The upper and lower grade classrooms with the highest total new memberships through August 9th will each receive a pizza party and Scholastic prize. Did you know that PTA memberships expire each year and that students can also become members? Please join Hedenkamp PTA or renew your membership to enjoy special perks for PTA members! Thank you for your contribution!

Hedenkamp Elementary PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. There are no refunds. 

Paper Donation Drive

We need your help to support our school, one ream at a time! Hedenkamp PTA is collecting donations of full reams of copy paper to benefit the school and your donations are needed! Please send your paper donation to your child’s teacher by August 29. The upper and lower grade classrooms collecting the most paper will be rewarded with a pizza party. For more info, please view the Hedenkamp Paper Drive flyer. Thank you for your help!

APEX Fun Run

Mark your calendars, the APEX Fun Run team is coming to Hedenkamp August 6-16, with the APEX Fun Run scheduled for Thursday, August 15.

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders are scheduled to begin at 9:00am; 5th – 6th graders will start at 10:00am, and 3rd – 4th graders will run at 11:00am. All parents and guardians are welcome to volunteer!

If you are available to volunteer (and we hope you can), please plan to arrive on August 15, at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled run times. Help is needed during every run, so if you are able to stay for more than one group, please do! Please remember to check in at the front office, then head over to the APEX tent on the grass field to get a marker and instructions. Thank you for volunteering! Questions? Please email volunteer@huskiespta.com.

Changes and Addendum to our Bylaws

Hedenkamp PTA is submitting the following amendments and addendum to our PTA by-laws. The amendments and addendum will be presented for adoption on May 30, 2019. For more information or questions please contact Susanna King at parliamentarian@huskiespta.com.

Additional details regarding the May 30th meeting will be posted soon.

Please see the attached:

ADDENDUM #1 to Article IV Membership and Dues AND Adoption of Hedenkamp PTA

Hedenkamp PTA-List of Amendments

Tuesday Tidbits (February 26, 2019)

PTA Meeting

There will be a PTA meeting next week on March 6th at 5:30 PM in the Hedenkamp Library. We will be voting on the PTA board as well as discuss upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you there.

BOGO Book Fair

One of our favorite events of the year, the “Buy One Get One” Free Annual Book Fair is upon us from March 11th to the 15th in the Hedenkamp MPR. There are many ways for your student to get involved including a coloring contest and donating to All For Books. We want to keep kids interested, engaged, and READING!

This year, teacher’s will have an opportunity to create classroom wish lists which is a great way to support your child’s classroom. Our school gets back 55% of each purchase, and we use the proceeds to help provide supplies for the kids.

As you know, we cannot do these events without the help and support of parents and grandparents like you! Please take a moment to review our volunteer sign up. We make it as fun, and painless as possible! There are also opportunities for high school students to earn community service hours.

We are excited to announce this new way to pay for your child’s favorite books this year! E-wallet is a digital way to pay that eliminates the need for cash. Set a monetary limit for your child hooked up to your debit\credit card (extended family can send money too!) And when the fair ends, any remaining money will be released back to you! Take advantage of this cool new tool by visiting the book fair home pageSee attached.


2018 – 2019 Yearbooks are available for purchase on our webstore until March 15th.

Yearbooks cost $35 and a personalized version is available for $40. They will be delivered at the end of the year. A limited amount of yearbooks will be available for purchase at the end of the year for $50.

They are only available through the website and there are no refunds.

If you have pictures of any school events like field trips, dances, Husky Howl, etc. for the 2018-2019 school year that you think might be good for the yearbook, please email it to historian@huskiespta.com. Please include your child’s or children’s name, grade, and their teacher’s name. You just might see it in the yearbook!