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February 24, 2013

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We Need YOU! PTA Elections Coming Soon!

The annual Spring election for PTA Officers is coming soon and the new term begins on July 1, 2013. Taking on an elected position with the HMM PTA is a great opportunity to become more involved in Highland Mill Montessori and make an impact at our wonderful school! Please take a few moments to look over the descriptions of the responsibilities for each of the elected positions (President, Vice President - Programs, Vice President - Family Involvement & Fund-raising, Secretary and Treasurer) and think about which role plays to your strengths.

After you've had a chance to think about which role you may like to take on for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year, please complete the 2013-2014 Elected Officers Nomination Form and return to your child's teacher or email Lucinda Supernavage, PTA Nominating Committee Chair, at to learn more about how you can become involved!

For Your Review - PTA Budget

The PTA Board of Directors would like to share the Approved PTA Budget for 2012-2013 School Year and the Profit & Loss Statement - Budget vs. Actual as of February 20, 2013 with you for your review. Please send any questions to

Spring Session of Montessori Mornings and Afternoons Programs

Registration packets came home in Thursday folders on Thursday, February 21st for the upcoming Spring Session of Montessori Mornings and Afternoons Programs. Once again YMCA Art, Sports and Swim, Xtreme Karate, Dance and Science Explorers! are being offered. Please check out all the details and be sure to send your completed registration form, signed waiver and payment in no later than Tuesday, March 5th!

Class Picture Orders - Due Friday, March 8th

Metro Portraits is offering HMM students Crazy Composite class pictures this year. Order forms were sent home in Thursday folders on Thursday, February 21st. Additional order forms are available in the PTA Room. All orders are due by Friday, March 8th.

Muffins with Mom - Friday, March 15th

Our annual Muffins with Mom breakfast is being held on Friday, March 15th from 8am to 9am in the Gym. Please be sure to mark this on your calendar so that you can enjoy a quick breakfast with your child on Friday morning before they head off to class for the day. Hope to see you there!

School Spirit Day - Friday, March 15th

Friday, March 15th is another HMM Spirit Day, so be sure to wear your HMM tshirt and uniform bottoms (khaki or navy) to show your AWESOME SCHOOL SPIRIT!!

Coffee with the Superintendent

CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison will be hosting Coffee with the Superintendent. This is an opportunity to hear his latest thoughts on district initiatives and for parents and community members to share their thoughts on how to help Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools best serve every child, every day, for a better tomorrow. You'll have the opportunity to meet with Heath Morrison on the following dates and times:
- March 6 - South Meck - 7:30am to 9am
- April 15 - Rocky River - 3pm to 4:30pm
- May 8 - Hough - 7:30am to 9am
- June 3 - Vance - 3pm to 4:30pm

Remind101 - Never Miss a PTA Event or Activity Again

Remind101 is a text messaging service that will send messages from the PTA straight to your phone. Sign up today so you’ll never miss another PTA event or activity again! Text 424.789.8749 with the message @hmmpta to become a member of our mailing list!

Link Your Google Calendar to the PTA Google 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!

Retail Incentives - 2 Ways to Invest in a Child @ the Grocery Store

1. Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card and your Food Lion MVP Card to our school.
2. Clip Box Tops for Education, Campbell’s Labels for Education, Coca Cola Rewards and Tyson’s labels. Send them to school & we’ll redeem them.

The PTA Audit Committee Needs a Chairperson!

The PTA Audit Committee is in need of a Chairperson. If you are interested in learning more about this committee, please complete and submit the form below. If you are not ready to take on the commitment of committee chair, but would like to volunteer, please complete and submit the I Want to Volunteer Form.

Before you're able to volunteer at Highland Mill Montessori, be sure 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!

Mark Your Calendars
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