See what is going on at HMM
November 12, 2012

How Do I Keep in Touch with the PTA?

o    Bookmark our website:
o    Friend us on Facebook: Highland Mill Montessori Pta
o    Follow us on Twitter: #hmmpta
o    Join Remind101: Text 424.789.8749 with the message @hmmpta

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!

School Picture Retakes and Make-Ups, Thursday November 15th
If your child missed school pictures or you need a retake they will be done on Thursday.  Come dressed to impress.


It's Time for Doughnuts with Dad

Grab a cup of coffee, a delicious Krispy Kreme doughnut (or two) and enjoy breakfast with the kids on Friday, November 16th from 8am to 9am in the gym! After you've had a chance to enjoy breakfast with the kiddos, make sure you bring some back to the office to share! We're selling boxes of 1 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts for $7 each that you can grab & take with you. Please complete and return this form (with payment) no later than Tuesday, November 13th if you'd like to pre-order a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts!

Annual Holiday Lunch @ HMM - Wednesday, 11/14

Join your child for lunch on Wednesday, November 14th for the annual HMM Holiday Lunch! The adult meal prices is $4.00 and includes turkey with dressing and gravy, roll, choice of two veggies and beverage. Desserts will be available for an additional charge. Check out the classroom lunch schedule so you know what time to be at school to have lunch with your child. Please RSVP by email to to let us know if you plan to be there and if you're going to buy lunch!

Winter Ball Planning Meeting
There will be a Winter Ball planning meeting this Friday, November 16th at 11:30am in the PTA Room. Anyone interested in helping with the Winter Ball should attend. Please email if you would like to help with the Winter Ball but are unable to attend the meeting.  Hope to see you Friday!

2nd Annual HMM 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 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 Kati Mayo (PTA Silent Auction Committee Chair) at 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!

Tell your friends, Students must be enrolled by Dec. 7, 2012, to be eligible for the first magnet lottery

The first magnet lottery will be open from Jan. 12 - Feb. 11, 2013. Families who are enrolled by the Dec. 7 deadline will receive a Student Assignment Notification Letter in the mail during the first week of January. Families who plan to send their child(ren) to their assigned home school do not have to register by Dec. 7, but are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible.

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
  • Pre-orders for Donuts due, November 13th
  • Holiday Lunch, November 13th
  • Picture retakes and makeups, November 15th
  • Winter Ball Planning Meeting, November 16th at 11:30am
  • Spirit Day, November 16th
  • Donuts with Dads, November 16th 8-9am
  • No School, Wednesday, November 21st through Friday, November 23rd
Need More Dates?
Check out our calendar on the PTA website –