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October 28, 2012

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Montessori Mornings & Afternoons - Winter Mini-Session

A registration form for the upcoming mini-session of Montessori Mornings and Afternoons programs went home in Thursday folders on October 25th. The registration form and payment for all classes is due by Wednesday, November 7th. Make sure to sign up early, because some of the classes have limited space and registration is on a first come, first served basis. The session will run from the week of November 12th until the week of December 17th (there are exceptions to some of these dates, so make sure to check out the individual class descriptions for specific details).

Due to the shortened length of this winter session, YMCA Swim and Sports Clinic will not be offered during this session. We will continue with both of these programs in January after our Winter Break, so look for more information coming your way in December!

Need an HMM T-shirt?

Order forms for Highland Mill Montessori t-shirts went home in Thursday folders on October 25th. All orders and payment are due by Friday, November 9th. Make sure to get your order in today!

Johnston YMCA Otters Swim Team

Does your child LOVE to swim? Would they LOVE to join a swim team? The Johnston YMCA is right around the corner from Highland Mill at 3205 North Davidson Street and they would LOVE to have HMM students join the team! The Johnston YMCA is offering a special rate of $80 to all Highland Mill families for swim team registration. This is the member rate, so it's a great deal & will be lots of fun! Practices start on Monday, November 5th, so if you're interested in registering your child or just learning more about the team, contact Danielle Rader (Johnston YMCA Aquatics and Athletics Director) at 704.716.6314.

Thank You for Contributing!

Thank you to all of our families who participated in the fall fundraising campaign for Invest in a Child! We truly appreciate your commitment to our school and our children!

Spirit Night @ BounceU on Monday, November 5th

There's NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 6th! Come celebrate the day off of school by joining us at BounceU (10624 Metromont Pkwy. #300 Charlotte, North Carolina 28269) on Monday, November 5th from 6pm to 8pm! The cost is $6.00 per person to bounce for two hours - don't forget socks! Hope to see everyone there for a night of bouncing fun!

Families Reading Together, November 8th 6-7:15pm

Family and friends join together to read in the Highland Mill Montessori.  Bring a book from home or choose one from the Media Center and enjoy a night of reading!

Donations for Winter Ball Silent Auction
Will you consider making a donation to The 2013 Winter Ball Silent Auction.  The auction was quite successful last year. We raised over $500.00 for our school’s Invest in a Child Campaign. This year we are trying to get a head start on this event and possibly raise even more funds for school materials, activities and enrichment programs for our children.
Donations we are looking for are items or gift certificates from:
  • Restaurants and Pubs
  • Hotels
  • Golf Courses
  • Jewelers
  • Museums and Amusement Parks
  • Sports Teams
  • Performing Arts
  • Boutiques
  • Salons and Spas
  • Household Services, (cleaning, landscaping, maintenance)
  • Any other retailers or businesses that you are involved or interested in

Please contact me to receive a donation letter with our TAX ID # for possible vendors, to arrange pick up of an item or if you have any suggestions or inquiries.
All donations must be received by January 25, 2013. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Kati Hanlon Mayo
Silent Auction Chair
Open Chair Positions on the PTA Board of Directors      
There is currently one open chair positions on the PTA Board of Directors - Audit Committee Chair.  A description of each committee can be found on the PTA website -  If you are interested in either of those positions, please submit the form on the home page of our website or send us an email at

Retail Incentives – An Easy Way to Invest in a Child at the Grocery Store
Another way to Invest in a Child at Highland Mill is to link your Harris Teeter VIC Card and your Food Lion MVP Card to our school.
You can also save Box Tops for Education, Campbell’s Labels for Education, Coca Cola Rewards and Tyson’s labels.  Send them in your child’s backpack and we’ll redeem them.

Link Your Google Calendar to the Highland Mill Montessori PTA Calendar
The PTA calendar is on Google so you can add all the events and activities from the PTA calendar onto your own Google calendar!  Go to your Google calendar and select “Add a Friend’s Calendar”. Type in our email address: and select.  As soon as we accept your invitation the dates will be added to your Google calendar!

Mark Your Calendars
  • No School, October 29th
  • Spirit Night at Bounce U, November 5th
  • No School, November 6th
  • Report Cards, November 8th
  • Family Reading Night, November 8th 6-7:15pm
  • Uniform Trade, November 8th 4-6pm
Need More Dates?
Check out our calendar on the PTA website –