See what is going on at HMM
October 14, 2012

How Do I Keep in Touch with the PTA?
o    Bookmark our website:
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o    Follow us on Twitter: #hmmpta
o    Join Remind101: Text 424.789.8749 with the message @hmmpta

Volunteering in Classroom & Lunch Visitors - bagan Monday, October 8th
Plan to join your child for lunch and start volunteering in the classroom!  Become a reading buddy, stuff Thursday folders, prepare materials, etc. - please check with your child's teacher to see how you can best help the needs of the class!
Before you volunteer at Highland Mill, you'll need to logon to the CMS Volunteer Management System and fill out the Volunteer Profile Form.  You may register and create a login by going to  Please remember to log your volunteer hours on the website! 

Calling All Volunteers!!
Are you ready to start volunteering?  We are... And cannot wait to get you started!!  Come out to our Volunteer Information Training Meeting - October 18th 9:30am.  We will discuss the various ways to get you plugged into Highland Mill, and the procedures for when you arrive at school.  If you cannot attend; please reach out to Stephanie Roberson via and we will still get you connected.  We need everyone!!  *Remember that volunteering benefits your child, the classroom, the school, and the entire community by providing students with positive interaction, support, and encouragement.

Testing for 2nd-5th Graders
We are having formatives for 2nd-5th graders in science and social studies on Thursday, October 18th and Friday, October 19th mornings.Formative assessments are diagnostic assessments that inform the teacher's instruction. Teachers use the information from the formatives to plan future lessons.

Family Spirit Day
Make sure to join us for our next Family Spirit Night at Red Robin Northlake on Thursday, October 18th from 5pm to 8pm.  All you have to do is enjoy your meal and mention that you are there with Highland Mill and our school will receive 10% of the proceeds!  How easy is that?

MI Lacrosse is excited to announce an amazing opportunity to try Lacrosse "The Fastest Game on Two Feet"! The free girls clinic will be run by Jen Flaherty, Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Belmont Abbey College. The free boys clinic will be run by Chris McCartan, Assistant coach for the Charlotte Copperheads indoor professional team and a national champion at Syracuse.
BOYS - Ages 5-15 on 10/20 from 9-11am at Rodden Ballfield in Belmont
GIRLS - Ages 5-15 on 10/28 from 1-3pm at Belmont Abbey College

Open Chair Positions on the PTA Board of Directors
There are currently two open chair positions on the PTA Board of Directors - Audit Committee Chair and Nominating 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
  • Volunteer Meeting/Training, October 18th 9:30 am - come hear about all the volunteer opportunities at HMM.
  • Family Spirit Night at Red Robin Northlake, October 18th 5-8pm - Take a night off from cooking and join us!
  • Spirit Day, October 19th - Wear your HMM spirit wear and uniform bottoms (navy or khaki).
  • Dress Down Day, October 26th - No Uniforms!
Need More Dates?
Check out our calendar on the PTA website –