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December 25, 2012

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Sign Up for Montessori Mornings & Afternoons - Winter Session

The new session of Montessori Mornings and Afternoons Programs begins the week of January 7, 2013! If you're interested in registering your child for one or more of the terrific classes being offered, be sure to send in your completed registration form and payment no later than Thursday, January 3, 2013. Please make all checks payable to the specific company if enrolling in a class offered by Xtreme Karate, Dance Academics, Science Explorers!, Bricks 4 Kidz or Family Yoga. If you register your child for any of the YMCA programs (Art, Sports or Swim) please make checks payable to HMM PTA!

2013 Winter Ball Tickets on SALE!

The annual Highland Mill Montessori Winter Ball is being held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 7pm to 9:30pm at Grand Central (located at 1000 Central Avenue). Tickets are $12 per adult and $10 per child and will be on sale now through Friday, January 18th. Tickets must be purchased in advance – tickets will not be on sale at the Winter Ball! We can only sell 235 tickets this year, so BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW if you’d like to attend the annual HMM WINTER BALL!

Please contact Connie Cabbs at with any questions or concerns.

Dear Parents,
By law, 40 CFR 763.93 (G), all parents, teachers/staff, and employees of an organization shall be notified of the existence and availability of the Asbestos Management Plan. This is to inform you that a copy of the plan is located in the Main Office if you would like to view it. For peace of mind, please know that there is no danger to students. No asbestos has be identified in any building at Highland Mill Montessori. We are required to inform you of the plan that has been developed and the inspections/re-inspections that occur each year.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Tanya. Also, the plan is available in the Main Office.

Girls on the Run

Attention third through fifth grade girls…
Girls on the Run will be offered this spring at Highland Mill Montessori. Girls on the Run is a fun afterschool program that teaches healthy living, confidence and includes fun running activities and games. Registration for Girls on the Run will begin the week of January 28th and the season will start February 19th. Look for more information in the coming weeks! If you have any question please contact Vicki Pater at or Kristina Horton at

Join the Thursday Folder Team
We are looking for a team of 10+ volunteers that would be willing to meet in the PTA Room each Thursday morning right after drop off (around 9:20am) to fill each classroom's Thursday folders. We'd love to have a dedicated group (the more volunteers we have, the less time it will take!), but if you're only available certain Thursdays, we'd love to have you join too! Feel free to bring younger siblings - it should only take about 30 minutes. Please send an email to if you'd like to help out with this. This will really help our teachers and assistants out, so we hope to hear from you!

Silent Auction News:
I have accumulated some FABULOUS donations from some very generous vendors so far for the 2013 Silent Auction, (to be held at this year’s Winter Ball.) Some of the items up for bid will be:
- a Kindle Fire 8G! from Best Buy valued at $200
- a $100 gift certificate to BLT Steak Restaurant
- one week of Summer Arts Institute Classes from The McColl Center of Visual Arts
- tickets to The Charlotte Checkers
- dinner for 2 from Cabo Fish Taco
- Spring League Registration a ball/stick and one summer camp from Mountain Island Lacrosse
- a Photo Session and CD from Sabrina Lewis Photography valued at $175
- voucher for a free season of Soccer Shots along with some Soccer Shots items, (t-shirt, water bottle, car magnet)

....and the list goes on! We still need donations so please reach out to your friends, place of employment or frequented businesses. Contact me, ( if you need a copy of our donation letter with TAX ID #. We hope to get all donated items in by January 25, 2013 so that they can be included in the auction brochure. Thank you!

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 log on 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
  • Winter Break, Friday December 21st - Tuesday, January 1st
Need More Dates?
Check out our calendar on the PTA website –