||Valentines Day Parties
||2nd Grade to Menil on WITS trip
||3rd Grade to Menil on WITS trip
||VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST followed by PTA General Meeting @ 9:00
||Founders Day Dinner
||Noon - 2:00pm
||Girl Scout Cookie Booth in front of the school
||Parent Education - Internet/Cyber Safety @ Valley Oaks Elementary
||District Spelling Bee
5th Grade to Menil on WITS Trip
||3rd and 4th Practice STAAR Reading (altered lunch/specials schedules)
||GO TEXAN DAY and Square Dancing for K, 1, 2
Second Grade 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Kindergarten 9:50 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
First Grade 10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
||Family Fair Raffle Donations DEADLINE
||3rd and 4th Practice STAAR Math (altered lunch/specials schedules)
||PTA Rally Day in Austin!
|Feb 27 - Mar 2
||Family Fair Raffle in Cafeteria!!!! Ticket order form coming home in next week's Tuesday folders.
||5th Practice STAAR Science (altered lunch/specials schedules)
||GREG TANG MATH FOR PARENTS @ Spring Branch Middle School Cafeteria
||Read Across America Day
||Parent Education - Colleen O-Grady at Memorial Drive Elementary
FIFTH GRADERS FEATURED IN THE SBISD NEWS
Take a quick minute to read this great article featuring the Hunters Creek Elementary Fifth Graders!
Parent Education Night
Internet/Cyber Safety Presentation
James M.T. Morrison
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 6pm
Valley Oaks Elementary School
8390 Westview Drive
Join us for a parent presentation featuring steps to keep your kids safe online!
James Morrison has 18 years of experience working in IT with the FBI and serves as a local technical expert to the Houston Area Cyber Crimes Task Force.
He will lead an informative discussion on cyber safety topics including social media safety, cyberbullying, and computer safety.
Please join us on Friday, February 24, 2017 as we celebrate Go Texan Day.
Students can wear boots, hats, western shirts, jean, dresses or skirts.
Please no guns or spurs.
Go Texan Day
performances in the Gym
Second Grade 9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m.
Kindergarten 9:50 a.m.-10:40 a.m.
First Grade 10:40 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
All students K - 5 are invited to Go Texan by wearing their
school appropriate (see above) western wear.
Parent Education Night
GREG TANG MATHEMATICS FOR PARENTS
Wednesday, March 1st, 5:00-6:00 pm
Spring Branch Middle School Cafeteria
Memorial Drive, Frostwood, and Hunter's Creek are coming together to host a
Parent Workshop with Greg Tang.
Greg is called the
for the dedication and passion he has shown in sharing his love of math with students, teachers, and parents.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to learn more about Greg's strategies, online games, and other resources, like Tangy Tuesday and the holiday challenges that we have been using at MDE.
Please make every effort to attend this workshop.
It will be worth your time.
HCE has only 100 positions.
Please enroll to attend at this link.
We will close enrollment when we reach 100 spots
Greg will have some of the Greg Tang math games available for
purchase at the workshop.
By Andrea Chvatal
Parents, are you filling your child's bucket every day? Our guidance lessons are all about bucket filling from the book
Have you filled a bucket today?
by Carol McCloud.
The book talks about how everyone has an invisible bucket they carry around
with the purpose of holding good feelings about themselves. Filling buckets can be as simple as smiling, giving deserved praise, high-fives, helping your child clean up a mess he or she made, or a special treat with just the two of you. Once your bucket is full, it overflows to others.
Children in the classrooms are very receptive to the idea of filling buckets. We also talk about dipping into someone else's bucket by ignoring, rude words or hurtful actions. Help your family become life-long bucket fillers just by talking about the concepts, modeling bucket filling, and praising them when they take the initiative to fill buckets themselves.
Thanks to our generous PTA, HUNTERS CREEK EL has purchased a year's subscription to DreamBox Learning's Math Program,
an online, Intelligent Adaptive Learning(tm) program that helps all students
achieve better, faster math proficiency. The subscription is for every student in our school, Kinder - 5th. Most grade levels started it this week. Kinder and First Grade will have a slower start as they learn to log in.
Your student can access DreamBox Learning from any computer, 24 hours a day,
DreamBox is an online program - there's no software to download! All you need is
a high-speed Internet connection and Adobe Flash. Adobe Flash is free and is
included with many Internet browsers.
Each grade level may set up an easy access for their students through their grade level blog or Google Classroom. But, there is also the 'regular' way to login from home. Your student should know how to get to Dreambox by now, or in the next few days.
"DreamBox Math" in the App Store. Download DreamBox Math Green and
DreamBox Math Blue to ensure your student has access to the full catalog of
DreamBox Learning Math lessons. When prompted in the app, use this School
Review your student's academic progress with a DreamBox Parent
Account. Please follow these steps to create your free Parent Account:
2. Have your student login to their profile just as they would at school.
3. Click Setup Parent Access at the bottom of the page.
4. Follow instructions to create a new login and password.
6. Click "Submit".
Log into your home account after set up:
1. Go to
2. Enter your email address and password.
3. To see student progress, click the "Family Dashboard" button.
If you have any questions, please contact DreamBox Client Care by calling them
at 877-451-7845 (weekdays 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific Time), or email
PTA President's Perspective
We had such an amazing Book Fair and everyone enjoyed it! Thank you so much Victoria Donnelly, Nan Chandler, Charlotte Moore and Amy Boquist for coordinating the event with our dear librarian, Mrs. Moore, and for working tirelessly with a crew of volunteers to make the book fair such a fun and successful event!
Kindness Week kicks off on Monday. This week is a great reminder to do and/or say something kind to anyone and everyone. In observance of Kindness week, I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of our amazing teachers, faculty members and to our fantastic volunteers! You make HCE a better place!
Our next PTA Meeting is one you don't want to miss! The HCE faculty is hosting a volunteer appreciation breakfast. Come enjoy a yummy breakfast and hear what is going on at HCE!
Just a reminder...we have early dismissal on Friday, February 17th and no school on Monday, February 20th in honor of President's Day.
Have a great weekend!
HCE PTA President
2017 FAMILY FAIR UNDERWRITING
Underwriters of $500 or more will be recognized on the back of the Family Fair
t-shirt, which will be given to every HCE student. Donors at all levels will be recognized in the HCE newsletter and displayed in appreciation on the Family Fair Underwriter Banner.
Deadline for t-shirt and banner inclusion is
February 10, 2017.
Coastal Plains $750 _
Gulf Coast $500
Harris County $100
Spring Branch $50
Hunters Creek Other
Underwriter Name (as to appear on all materials)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
Please make your check payable to:
Hunters Creek Elementary PTA (memo Family Fair Underwriting)
Return your form and check back to school or mail to:
Kelly Siblik, 7811 Bryonwood Dr., Houston, TX 77055
Visit hcepta.com to make your contributions online.
This contribution is fully deductible to the extent allowed by law. Hunters Creek Elementary School PTA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) education and charitable organization.
Confetti Eggs will be in stores soon!
Collection starts Thursday, Feb., 16th and ends Thursday, Mar. 2nd
The grade level that brings in the most confetti eggs wins a
Kona Ice Party!
Homemade or store bought eggs are welcomed.
Be sure to label your cartons with your grade level.
Questions? Contact Lindsay Mousoudakis at firstname.lastname@example.org
HCE PTA SUMMER READING
Please donate (
Now until May 1st
) your gently used books to the HCE Summer Reading Book Exchange. All levels of reader from 1st to 6th grade acceptable. Please no picture only books or crossword or activity books.
All extra books collected will be donated to our sister school Woodview Elementary.
There is a blue recycling bin for collections in the HCE front lobby!
All students will visit the HCE library on Friday, May 19th to pick one book to read this summer and jumpstart their summer reading. All HCE students will be able to choose a book regardless of whether or not they have donated a book.
ORDER YOUR HCE YEARBOOK TODAY!
HCE Lunch Volunteers
The teachers were so excited and so appreciative that we were able to cover their lunch duties the week before Christmas. It was such a success and they loved it so much that we are going to try and cover one week of lunch duty for them per month. Our January week is next week. If you have a spare 30 minutes next week please consider signing up. It is such a huge help to our teachers!
February 13-17 (Kindness Week)
May 1-5 (Teacher Appreciation Week)
s show our teachers how much we love them during Kindness Week by covering one of their lunch duties February 13-17. If you have participated in lunch duty then you know how appreciative the teachers are from their smiles, hugs, and thank yous!
You can sign up for February to show some love here:
Girl Scout Cookies
Troop 125065 2nd Annual Cookie Booth
at Hunters Creek Elementary
February 17, 2017
After Noon Dismissal until 2 PM
Please stop and buy some Cookies
We are looking for 3 volunteers to help with the HCE PTA financial reconciliation.
If you are good with numbers and processes we need you. Please contact Katrina Stephenson if you are able to help!
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO DONATE TO HCE ANNUAL FUND!!
send through your child's backpack or mail to:
Ketti Collins, 851 Country Ln, Houston, TX 77024
Don't forget to complete your
ANNUAL VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION.
You need to do 2 things to complete your annual volunteer registration.
2. View the HCE Volunteer Training video and sign the google form. Or, attend a training at school the first day or first few weeks of school.
iKids U After-School Program
iKids U registration is going on now for the 201
Turn in registrations at the HCE front office, visit iKids online at www.ikidsinc.com, or register by phone at 713-665-5200. iKids U offers a variety of onsite after-school opportunities at HCE including Stay & Play, Enrichment classes, and One on One services. Customize your child's after-school schedule with part-time and full-time options available! iKids U starts on the first day of school and classes are filling-up fast so enroll today!
4 Easy Ways To Help Hunters Creek elementary!!
Please make sure you summit all the Box Tops by February 25, 2017!!
**Write the Grade, Student and Teacher names on your bag/envelope of official coupon.
Box Tops for Education -
- Simply clip Box Top$ from hundreds of participating brands.
- Please, put Box Top$ in a plastic bag (or envelope) labeled with the child's and teacher's name and current grade.
- Send only valid coupons, the coupons EXPIRE after 3 years.
- The top 5 classrooms from the entire school with the most Box Top$ submitted during the entire school year will enjoy an ice cream treat in the month of May.
Labels for Education -
- Simply Clip and save UPCs and beverage/ sauce caps from participating products. Check out the complete list at www.labelsforeducation.com.
- Please, put Labels for Education in a plastic bag (or envelope) labeled with the child's and teacher's name and current grade.
Kroger's "Neighbor to Neighbor" Program -
- Link your Kroger Card to HCE online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Organization #83363. HCE receives 1% of every purchase made with your Kroger Plus Card.
- Important: You have to RELINK your card each school year so don't forget to do this ASAP!!
(same account as
) and select
HCE as charitable organization; this will donate 0.5% of your purchase!
On your first visit, you select a charitable organization to receive donation before
You begin shopping Go to: "or pick your charitable organization" and type
Hunters Creek Elementary and select Houston, Texas.
It will come as PTA
Texas congress 4932, or you can also look for the school with EIN number:
These are all easy ways to earn money for HCE! Contact Marilu Kurtz for more information or with questions at