Final Headlines of the year... Have a great summer!
For the Weeks of June 10 – September 1, 2012
At the May PTO meeting this year, the executive board voted to make the following gifts and donations:
- an additional bike rack
- Wenger boxes for drama classes
- materials for executive functioning
- Traits of Writing books for 5th grade classes
- cubbies to store binders during foreign language classes
- rolling book cases for 5th grade use
- Blue Ribbon School sign
- new cup, rack and water system for students in the cafeteria
- donation to WJHS new science wing
PTO co-presidents Margaret Tilson and Anne Williams thank all PTO board members for their outstanding work on behalf of the PTO. Have a great summer!
We know summer’s just starting, but if you’d like to get a jump on fall be sure to visit the Highcrest PTO website over the summer (www.highcrestpto.org) to get all the Highcrest back-to-school news. You can sign up to volunteer in the cafeteria, the outdoor classroom and the LMC, among other opportunities. You’ll also find general information about the school and the PTO, as well as a list of upcoming activities. Thanks for reading, and have a great summer!
Please help us fill this last position: Yearbook Editors (two positions).
Attention parents of 5th Graders… Are you interested in being a room parent for your child next year? If so, please go to the Highcrest PTO homepage to volunteer. Once class assignments are made at the end of the summer, we will place the room parents based on their child’s classroom/teacher assignment. Any questions, please contact Lisa Maatman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Box tops for education. The results of the full-year box top contest are in..
- Ms. Rosberg’s class – 1683 box tops
- Ms. Neill’s class – 1249 box tops
- Mr. McNeece’s class – 944 box tops
The total for the school was 19,135, including some from the office, which comes to more than $1900 for our school. The girls beat the boys in the April/May boys vs. girls contest and Ms. Rosberg’s class will get an ice cream party for their prize. Thank you to all the generous businesses that donated for our contests and keep on collecting this summer! Contact Arpi Yazijian at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Youth Connection. YC is collecting old soccer uniforms to donate to children who need them. Please bring your kid’s used soccer gear to the Wilmette Community Recreation Center by June 17 (there will be a drop-off box) or to the bus at the soccer fields on June 9.
YC is looking to fill the following board positions: Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Fundraising, Annual Benefit, Board Development, Technology. If you are interested in any of these positions or would like more information about them, please email YC Executive Director, Karen Funari, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on this week’s news and other PTO activities, please visit www.highcrestpto.org.
What’s Happening This Week
Friday, June 8
Last Day of School, 8:49 – 9:40 a.m.
Monday, June 18
Summer Enrichment classes begin
Friday, July 20
Summer Enrichment classes end
Tuesday, August 21
PTO welcome table, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., HMS lobby
5th Grade Orientation for House 1, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
5th Grade Orientation for House 2, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
5th Grade Orientation for House 3, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
5th Grade Orientation for House 4, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25
Parent Connection Beach Party for HMS families, Gillson Park Beach Pavillion, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Monday, August 27
Tuesday, August 28
First full day of school
5th Grade curriculum night, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
- Highcrest Home
- From the Principal's Desk
- Administrators' Welcome
- School Philosophy
- Staff Directory
- Parent Resources
- Student Resources
- Teacher Resources
- Youth Connection
- HMS Extra-Curricular Athletics