HGMS PTSA SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

Hello HGMS parents! Welcome September and the fall weather!

As we begin the school year, the PTSA is already busy sponsoring activities for students and staff.  Upcoming events include the book fair, Reflections Art Program and hospitality. We would love to meet new people, hear your ideas and grow the diversity of the PTSA. Contact vp-programs@hgmsptsa.org to learn more.

The purpose of the PTSA is simple: to help every child succeed. We do this by sponsoring programs for the students, family and community and staff. The PTSA promotes excellence in education by filling in gaps left by budget cuts and raises funds to achieve these objectives.

President HGMS PTSA

The PTSA is in need of a president to finish out the year. Responsibilities are to oversee all programs, maintain communication between PTSA and principals, preside over all PTSA meetings, work with Student Council, etc. If you are interested in learning more about the position, contact president@hgmsptsa.org for more information.

GoPlaySave Fundraiser

The deadline for buying GoPlaySave (coupon) books has been extended to Friday, September 18th. This year we are moving to mobile books that can be accessed on your phone. Proceeds from this fundraiser are used to purchase learning materials and equipment for students, including software subscriptions, science kits, PE equipment, performing arts equipment, etc.  Every vendor opted to participate in this fundraiser, in spite of Covid-19.

You can sell to your family and friends online and earn prizes. The mobile version now includes Dick's Sporting Goods as well as many local businesses you can support while saving money.

Click here to preview the paper book:  https://www.goplaysavetriangle.com/goplaysave-2021-edition

Click here to purchase one for yourself or get a personal link to sell to friends/family:  www.goplaysavetriangle.com/store/HGMS2021

Click here to see the flyer and list of prizes:  https://bit.ly/2Qm3RrS

If you choose not to participate in the fundraiser, please consider making a donation to the PTSA through Memberhub: https://hgmsptsa.memberhub.store

Agendas & Spiritwear Distribution

Pre-ordered agendas and spiritwear have been distributed. If you were unable to pick up, please make arrangements as follows:

If you ordered agendas only- email treasurer@hgmsptsa.org

All other orders (spiritwear or spiritwear and agenda)- email president@hgmsptsa.org. Please include the town you live in in your email.

September 19th – The NCPTA Youth Committee

Here’s a great chance for our students to be involved! The NCPTA Youth Committee will host a Virtual Youth Summit on September 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will be a student panel, breakout sessions, entertainment, giveaways and much more. The event is free of charge.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ncpta-virtual-youth-summit-speak-on-it-vision-vibe-voice-tickets-118205276163.

September 21st – HGMS PTSA Meeting

The meeting this month will be held via Zoom. Members will receive meeting details this week via email.  If you are not a member and would like to participate, please email president@hgmsptsa.org to receive the Zoom link.

Friendly reminder: Join us the 2nd Monday of each month at 6pm in the Media Center for our monthly meeting (During the pandemic we will be meeting on Zoom).  Refer to the website calendar for exceptions due to holidays, breaks or conflicts.

Fundraising

  1. Link your Harris Teeter card to HGMS. You can link up to 3 schools per household. https://www.harristeeter.com/user/login?fromTIE=true
  2. Physical Box Tops and Coca Cola tops can be put in the collection tote that’s outside the school entrance doors. You can also participate electronically by using the links below.

Box Tops – scan your receipt using the app from your mobile phone store.

Coca Cola- enter codes by going to https://us.coca-cola.com/give/ and creating an account. Once you have created your account you will select HGMS in the drop down menu and start entering codes!

  1. Amazon Smile

We all love shopping on Amazon! Did you know Amazon smile gives back to HGMS? When purchasing from Amazon go to the following link: https://smile.amazon.com select PTA North Carolina Congress Holly Grove Middle School PTA from the list and shop away. Not only will you get the great Amazon deals you will also be supporting HGMS!

Join the PTSA

Become involved. You can join any time by going to our MemberHub site.  https://hgmsptsa.memberhub.store/

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/hgmsptsa/  Website: http://www.hgms.my-ptsa.org

 

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The purpose of the PTSA is simple: to help every child succeed. We do this by sponsoring programs for the students, family and community, and staff. The PTSA promotes excellence in education by filling in gaps left by budget cuts and raises funds to achieve these objectives. Please join us the 2nd Monday of each month at 6pm in the Media Center for our monthly meeting.  Refer to the website calendar for exceptions due to holidays, breaks or conflicts.

To accomplish our mission, we need your help. Please join the PTSA and if your time allows, volunteer. We host or support a number of events each year that gives members a chance to be directly involved.  Whether it is one hour a month or one event per year, a little effort can go a long way! 

Feel free to reach out to the PTSA Board (PTSA tab) if you have questions or wish to volunteer. Follow us on Facebook under HGMS PTSA and by texting @hgmsptsa to 81010.

Ask your current employer how they encourage and reward volunteering by donating to a non-profit organization. It's a win-win!

On behalf of the HGMS PTSA, thank you for your support!