NEWS FROM HVMS PTG

The Sticks are a Hit

We are so happy that everyone is enjoying their Spirit Sticks. We were overwhelmed by all the excitement at Meet the Teacher. Good news, new sticks should be here just in time for the dance next week. All sticks are $1 except for the Hoosac sticks with a ring, they are $2. 

More stick???

Yes, thats right you asked and we listened. Birthday Gram order forms will be going home next week with students. Order forms can also be downloaded here Birthday Grams Have a birthday in the summer? That’s OK you can order a Birthday Stick on their half birthday. Birthday Sticks will be delivered at the end of each month. Birthday Grams are $1 per stick or you can order 2 sticks and a Birthday Monkey for $10

 BACK 2 School Dance

Friday, September 13th in the cafeteria 4th and 5th grade 5:30-7 followed by 6th and 7th grade  7:30-9. DJ RP Express will be rocking the house for us. Remember to return your ticket order form with payment to secure your limited edition Spirit Stick. We have about 50 left.  Tickets will be available to purchase at the door. Pizza, candy, popcorn, water, and juice will be available for purchase.

JOIN US….

For the 1st PTG Meeting of the year Thursday, September 19th at 6 PM. Everyone is welcome and childcare will be provided

Coming Together…..

The HVMS PTG will be teaming up with the HVES PTG for FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS. Our 1st Movie is Friday, September 20th, doors open at 5:45 and the movie starts at 6:30.

Snack Packs will be available for pre-sale next week

The party of 2 snack pack (2 tickets, 2 small popcorns, and 2 drinks) $5

Family snack pack (4 tickets, Large popcorn, and 4 drinks) $10

Family Pizza Pack ( 4 tickets, 4 slices of pizza, large popcorn, and 4 drinks) $15

Cookbook submission

Don’t forget to help us create our 1st big fundraiser this school year. Recipe submissions are due October 2nd. Please submit your favorite recipe to be entered into the HVMS cookbook. Recipes can be submitted here  Cookbook

Big Things Going on at HVES

Yankee Candle is on sale now until September 18th. 

Every student at HVES is selling Yankee Candle or visit our Facebook Page to order online. Did you know, that the Yankee Candle Fundraiser is our biggest fundraiser of the year? Without our wonderful families support, we wouldn’t be able to offer so many exciting things for our students.

Join us for our 1st PTG Meeting 

Everyone welcome and childcare will be provided. September 10th at 6pm

Ice Cream Social 

For all students Pre-K – 3rd Grade and their families. Stop in the cafeteria September 12th, 6-7 pm and have some ice cream on us.

Family Movie Night

Join the HVES and HVMS PTG as we come together for our 1st movie night of the year. Sit back and relax in the Hoosac Valley Middle and High School auditorium with family and friends on September 20th and watch the Secret Life of Pets 2. More information will be sent home soon.

Together We Can Do More!!

Please check your student’s folders for the volunteer pledge forms. Without volunteers, we can not bring you so many great events. Remember to return your forms by September 30th to be entered in the Gift Card Raffle.

We Got Spirit! How About You?

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What are Spirit Sticks?

Spirit Sticks® are small custom-embroidered patches that students can earn, collect, and display on their Ring—which is provided to each student at Hoosac Valley Middle and High School.

Spirit Sticks® promote school spirit and participation by providing meaningful extrinsic rewards with lasting value beyond the school year.

Spirit Sticks can be earned or bought. However, sticks that are used for rewards can not be purchased—only earned. They may be earned for good work in the classroom, such as improvement in math, reading, or spelling, memorization assignments, as well as acts of service and kindness.

Other Spirit Sticks are just for fun! They are available for sale throughout the year during special events. They are sold for $1.

How can parents get involved?

  • Parents can help their students get their ring attached to their backpacks.
  • Parents can remind their children that all of the teachers and staff at Hoosac Valley Middle and Elementary School have spirit sticks to reward and award a student for good behavior and a job well done.
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Every student at HVES and HVMS will be going home with a ring and Hoosac Valley Spirit Stick® the 1st week of school.  The Hoosac Valley Middle School PTG will have sticks on sale at meet the teacher night and the Back to School Dance.

What’s New With the PTG

Hope everyone is enjoying Mother’s Day. We just wanted to post a few reminders and upcoming events. 

May 20th at 5PM in the Media Center (AKA Libary) is the elections for the HVMS PTG 2019/2020 Board. The current Middle School PTG is not seeking reelection. To be nominated to the board you must be present at the May 20th meeting. The PTG will be electing a president, secretary, treasurer, and arts and enrichment coordinator.   middle schol elections

Hoosac Valley Umbrellas are currently on sale. We have limited stock at the $10. We will be ordering more but the cost from the vendor has gone up. CLICK HERE to order your umbrella today.umbrella

The HVES and HVMS are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Hoosac Harvest Vendor and Craft Fair will be held Saturday, November 2nd, 9-3 pm at HVMHSCLICK HERE for more information. hoosac harvest

 Don’t forget to reserve your tickets for the showing of Mary Poppins Returns this Friday, May 17th. The last day to order The Family Pizza Pack is Wednesday, May 15th. All profits from this event will help pay for the installation of the t-ball field at Hoosac Valley Elementary School. Purchase tickets HEREpoppins

The HVES is still looking to elect a secretary for the  2019/2020 board. Elections for this position will be held on June 6th 6 pm in room 222. Anyone interested in this position must be present at this meeting.  We would like to thank our current board members for their years of dedication to the PTG. We would also like to congratulate 2019/2020 board members,  Kim Slaving President, Ashley Allard Treasurer, and Sonya Boesse Arts and Enrichment Coordinator.

T-Ball Sized Athletic Field for HVES

The HVES PTG along with the HVES PE staff are excited to announce that this summer there will be a t-ball sized athletic field added to the grounds at HVES. For almost 2 years we have worked hard to be able to install a field of this size for our students and community. The HVES will be allocating all the profits from our May 17th Family movie night to the installation of this field.  Tickets for movie night can be purchased here Marry Poppins Returns. If you are unable to attend movie night and would like to make a donation, a donation can be made here T-Ball sized field donations or checks can be mailed to

HVES PTG

C/O T-Ball field

14 Commercial St

Adams, MA 01220

News from HVES PTG

We know May is a very busy month for all of our families, but we are in need of some volunteers. The HVES PTG is looking for a few volunteers to help with teacher appreciation events. Wednesday, May 8th we are looking for volunteers to help with You’re a Star Snack Bar. Please click the link to sign up You’re a Star Snack Bar sign up. We are also looking for help with the Teacher Appreciation Lunch on Thursday, May 9th. Please click the link to sign up Teacher Appreciation Lunch Sign up.

May 7th is the HVES PTG Meeting and Elections for next years board members. Everyone is invited to attend and Childcare will be provided. The meeting will be held in room 222 at 6pm. We will go Facebook live but remember that you can not vote. You can only ask questions.

May 11th is our Playground clean up day at the school. We will meet at the playground at 8:30 am and if we have enough volunteers we should be done by 11 am. Please note that children will not be able to play on the equipment during this time.

May 17th is the last Family Movie night. Tickets are on sale now. We hope you will join us for the showing of  Mary Poppins Returns. Showtime 6:30 pm at HVMHS.

 

Thank you in Advance for helping to make these events successful

Upcoming Elections for the HVES PTG

Parent Teacher Group Board Member Elections

The HVES PTG will be holding its annual Board Member elections Tuesday, May 7th 6 pm in room 222. If you are interested in becoming a board member you must be present at this meeting. All current board members are not seeking reelection. The PTG will be looking to elect a new President/Chairperson, Arts and Enrichment Coordinator, Treasurer, and Secretary.

ARTICLE VI – ELECTION OF OFFICERS
SECTION 1 – All parents, guardians, teachers, and staff with the exception of the Principals of the elementary and middle schools are eligible to hold office.
SECTION 2 – The election of officers shall be held annually in May at the regular monthly meeting by ballot of those members present unless waived by a majority of the members present. Officer terms shall begin upon adjournment of the annual meeting in June. The terms will be for one year.

ARTICLE V – OFFICERS
SECTION 1 – The officers of the organization shall include: a chairperson, a secretary, a treasurer, and an arts enrichment coordinator for each school.
SECTION 2 – The officers shall perform the duties described as follows:
A. Chairperson: The presiding chair shall conduct the meeting and cast the deciding vote in the event of a tie. Chairpersons shall be familiar with relaxed parliamentary procedure according to Robert’s Rules of Order. Chairpersons shall be responsible for preparing an agenda for every meeting.
B. Secretary: The secretary shall maintain written minutes of all meetings including all actions taken by the organization. The minutes must be made available at the next monthly meeting for review and acceptance by the membership present.
C. Treasurer: The treasurer shall be responsible for receipt and custody of all monies of the organization and for the disbursement thereof as authorized by the chairpersons. The keeping of accurate accounts of monies received and paid out, oversights of contracts or other instruments authorized by the organization and its members. Preparation and issuance of financial statements shall be made available at the next monthly meeting for review and acceptance by the membership present at the meeting.
D. Arts Enrichment Coordinator: The arts enrichment coordinator will prepare a schedule of arts and cultural activities for students at all grade levels. The coordinator will work within the approved PTG budget to select and schedule said activities. A schedule will be presented at monthly meetings and updated as needed.
SECTION 3 – Officers must attend at least (6) meetings per school year. Absence from (4) meetings of the Parent Teacher Group in one term without previous notification or a valid reason shall be considered a resignation.

A full copy of the by-laws can be found at https://adams-cheshireptg.com/about/
All current board members will be available to help with the transition. If you have any questions please contact us at ptg@ACRSD.net

What’s coming up this Spring for the HVES PTG?

The HVES PTG has a busy spring coming up and we need your help.

  • Butter Braids are coming in April 2nd. Please make arrangements to pick them up between 3:15-7pm. We do not have room in the freezer for any orders not picked up.
  • The next HVES PTG Meeting is April 2nd 6 pm in the cafeteria. Everyone is welcome and childcare will be provided. We will go Live from our Facebook page during the meeting. If you can not attend the meeting this is a great way to still be involved. You can not vote on Live but you can comment and ask questions.
  • April 6th is the 5th Annual Spring Fling vendor and craft fair at Hoosac Valley High school. We have 100 vendors and something for everyone. This event is from 9-3 pm. We are still in need of volunteers for this event please click the link to sign up Spring Fling Help. This is one of our biggest money making fundraisers and it requires no selling from our students, but we do need volunteers.
  • We are currently working on the next Family Movie Night in May. Please stay tuned for more information.
  • May 9th we will be holding the Teacher Appreciation lunch. We will need volunteers to help on this day. Please click the link to sign up Teacher Appreciation Volunteer
  • May 11th is the Playground clean up.  Join us at 8:30 am to spruce up the playground.  Students can come out to help, but will not be able to use the equipment while mulch is being spread.

Have a question or a concern? Please email us at ptg@acrsd.net

5th Annual Spring Fling

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So many amazing vendors! Save the date because you are not going to want to miss this event.

Our Vendors to date….

Clippety-clop
Scentsy
Mikkis Creations
Pink Zebra
Just a Kint of Love
Thirty One Gifts
Beadbeautybtnanc
Barbara’s Creations
Plushy Pals
A Whimsical Hoot
Michelle Smith
Younique Beauti by Christine
Partylite
Sunshines Findings
Pat Jams Bead and Designs
Color Street Polish Me Perfect 413
Usborne Books & More Melinda’s Reading Room
Krazy Krafters
LuLaRoe Tawny Gaylord
Fit to Be Dyed
Avon April Cantoni
Designs By Paula
Sugarbush Photos
Tamarack Hollow Trading
Dello Designs
Awaken
KatyDidItByKathleen
I Do Vinyl
Be Sew Kind
Living the EO Way
Jennifer Howard
Sedalia Designs
Paparazzi Bella’s Beautiful Boutique
Leann’s Craft Closet
Unique Blessed Creations
Arlene Palumbo
Ronda Lemieux
Somewhere Wood Turning
Gray Raven Farm
Highland Ledge Farm
Pampered Chef Brenda Haywood
S&B Designs
AdvoCare
The Stonehill Farm
Plexus Worldwide
DCF informational table about foster care
Zeragii Art
Jeepers Creepers
Donna’s Delightful Creations
Vantel Pearl’s Erica’s Pearlicious Pearl Parties
ItWorks!
MF Designs
Manda’s Macrame
Norwex
CAWC Designs
Cozy Black Cat Creations
Facepainting by Jessica
Catherine Yolanda Jewelry
Tayna’s Country Kitchen
Tastefully Simple
Cakes Galore
Alluring Balloon Creations
HVHS Baseball Booster Club
Jenna Leigh’s Creations
Tom’s Creations
Doreen Bunn
Twin Pines Jewelry & Woodworking
Cakes By Reba
Golly Gee Snackery
Mary Kay
Crafts by Ruth
Cathy’s Crafts
Rosebud Jewelry & Crafts
MojiLife Dreamz
Autumn’s Bistro
Karen’s Kreations
Keep Collective with Susan
Needlin’ Nanny
Crafty Creations
P.R. Packs
Until Forever Nursery
The Pin Ladies
Sure Thing Stained Glass
Author Kristen Demo
Beads and Bling
Katie’s Custom Jewelry
Steeped Tea
Milltown Beadworks
Crafted Arts by Chele
Janice Clark
Wood In Bloom Craft Co.
Young Living Essential oils Julie Krzanik
Bit of Country
Top of the Hill Tables and Crafts
MonArtistic Pet Products
Oh My Stars N Garters
Jackie’s Strings N Things
Girl Scouts
HVES PTG Spirit Wear
Chinese Raffle Tables with over 80 items.
Special visit by Cat in The Hat

Reminder

Butter Braid orders are due back to school on Monday, March 11th. Please remember to send in your orders.

The Lucky to Have You dance is this Friday, March 15th, 6-8 pm in the Elementary School Gym. Tickets are available at the door. All pre-orders purchased before March 13th will receive a special keepsake ticket.

Grey Hooded Hoosac Valley Elementary School sweatshirts are now on sale. This is an online-only sale and all orders must be placed by March 24th.

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