It's Conference Week!
This Week at HV
Sunday, 12th November


Monday, 13th November


Tuesday, 14th November


Wednesday, 15th November 

  • *Ms. Mitchell's Bday*
  • NO SCHOOL

Thursday, 16th November


Friday, 17th November


Saturday, 18th November

Dr. Schmidt on 'Facebook Live'!

Returning to 'Facebook Live', Dr. Schmidt will read/stream We're All Wonders, by R.J. Palacio - based on Ms. Palacio's best-selling children's book, Wonder, TONIGHT, 11/12 @7PM. Follow HVE Principal on Facebook to stream.
HV Goes to the Movies

Then in two Fridays (11/17 at 4PM) we'll take over a theatre at Big Edwards, Fashion Island for a special HV screening of 'Wonder' on its opening day. 'Our' reserved theatre has 179 seats. Get yours, now!

Buy tickets via PayPal and RSVP with this Google Doc. See you at the movies!
Enjoy your Parent-Teacher Conferences this week,

Early Out Dismissals (1:25PM) MTThF, and

NO SCHOOL on Wednesday!

From HV's Teachers: Students' report cards are filled in and ready to go. Report cards might show N/A ('Not Applicables') in some categories these first marking periods as HV's curriculum will spool out through the year. Those categories will be assessed later in the year when that subject matter/new skills are reached and assessment becomes applicable.
PFO Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Sharon MacDougall!

THANK YOU for your HARD WORK on the Jog-A-Thon!
HV's Student ASB 2017-18

Congratulations to HV's new ASB officers:

Presidents: Will Takara & Pierce Edwards

Vice Presidents: Annabelle Spotts & Gabriel Freire

Treasurer: Charles Warmington

Secretaries: Laura Wagner & Scott Galvin

Directors of Communications: Avery Thalberg, Paul Chandler, Sydney Raszewski, Taylor Halfacre, & Lark Walz
HV & A/C

The 102 ºF heat of the 10/24/17 record-breaking scorcher of a school day was tough to take. The HVPFO will dialogue with NMUSD in hopes of bringing forward the installation of A/C and playground shade structures at HV; tinting windows; and anything else we can do to improve our facility for HV Students & Staff.
HVPFO Result!

Thanks to last month's Membership's vote, HV will hire an additional instructional aide to support the Library and Innovation Lab - bringing the number of aides on campus up to 4. Awesome!

To cast future votes, join our PFO for $10 or with any contribution to our Helmets & Horns/Capital Campaign.
HV Community Outreach: Thanksgiving Baskets

The donations that we signed up to bring are due TOMORROW!

If you haven't had a chance to pick up yours, yet, please do so and get it into the classroom ASAP. Contact your Room Parents with questions. THANK YOU!

Michelle Lebron, our HVPFO Community Outreach Co-ordinator, has wrangled a special opportunity for TEN HV FAMILIES of older children (4-6th Graders) to volunteer in person at Families Forward , Irvine THIS SATURDAY (11/18) from 8AM-12PM. Please reply to Michelle to volunteer then - passing out Thanksgiving Baskets.

Families Forward looks out for families in need from the 55 Freeway south to San Clemente - and the foothills to the ocean.
HV Community Outreach: Angel Tree/Holiday Gifts

We're good at collecting for Thanksgiving Baskets! Now, like last year, let's accomplish one more annual campaign with Families Forward to spread warmth and holiday cheer to local families in need in December.

This week (!) we'll put up an Angel Tree in the MPR. By Thursday the tree will be decorated with ornament tags each providing a family number identifying a name, age, and wish list of items ranging from $10-$30. Visit the tree in the MPR; select a tag; write your name and email next to the family number/item selected on the spreadsheet there; shop; and then return your donated gift unwrapped to the Angel Tree Gift Box which will also be in the MPR. Please include the original ornament tag (or label your gift with your family number) and provide a gift bag or wrapping paper for your item. Check off the sheet to note that your selected tag was returned with your gift. All donations will be DUE by Thursday, 12/12 to ensure that all gifts will be sorted, collected, and delivered by Families Forward to families in need in time for Christmas!

HV students might wish to make holiday cards to be passed out with the gifts. Students might address their cards to one of the children or the family that they/you've adopted.

Thank you in advance for your support during this holiday season. Please contact Michelle Lebron with any questions.
Enjoy a Coffee & Doughnuts in the MPR this Thursday or Friday as You Select a Tag!:
The Jog-A-Thon

Pledge payments will be due in the School Office or online THIS FRIDAY, November 17th. Please contact Sharon MacDougall with ?'s. TY!
JAT Principal for the Day Raffle

Congratulations to Principal for the Day, Jacob Olson, for guesstimating closest to Dr. Schmidt's total 22,817 steps run at the Jog-a-Thon. Way to go, Jacob AND DR. SCHMIDT!
An Announcement from Dr. Schmidt:

fodada will offer a free
Women's Self Defense Class

Saturday, Nov. 18th, 1-3PM in HV's MPR.

More info. here.
HV School Curriculum: Parent Opportunity

Parents will be welcome to try HV's new 'Bridges in Mathematics' curriculum in their children's classrooms next week at these times:

Parents of Kinder., 3rd, & 5th Graders: Monday, 11/20, 8:30-9AM
Parents of 1st, 2nd, & 4th Graders: Tuesday, 11/21, 8:30-9AM

(6th Graders have a different curriculum prepping them for 7th!)
HV STEAM Family MakerSpace Night

Bring your kids back to HV at 6PM, Thursday, 30th November, for a free MakerSpace Family Cardboard Night full of hands-on creativity.

The CPK food truck and Mixed Bakery will be on campus 5-8PM for you to buy dinner and dessert for your family. (Save your pizza boxes for a MakerSpace project!) Click here to help. More info. to come.
Some More Dates for Your Family's Calendar:
Save the Date: Friday, 1st December

to attend our next PFO General Meeting
(in the MPR, right after Flag Deck). Hope to see you, there!
Save the Date (and your Gift Buying) for
Wednesday, 6th December for

HV's Annual Barnes & Noble Night with an HV Choir Performance + Holiday Reading by Dr. Schmidt + All Day In-Store & Online Barnes & Noble Fashion Island Shopping Fundraiser + All Day Dine-In/Out Fundraiser at Atrium Court's Chick-fil-A + Wahoo's.

Please take copies of this flyer with you to Chick-fil-A and Wahoo's for 20% Back to HV and use Voucher #12246344 at Barnes & Noble, 12/6!
Save the Date: Wednesday, 13th December for

HV's Annual Family Gingerbread House Night
5-7:30PM in the MPR. (We've 200 houses to decorate!)

A flyer to sign up is on its way.
Save these Dates to Attend

HV's Winter Programs in the MPR:

Preschool: Dec. 19th, 11AM
3rd-6th Grades: Dec. 20th, 9AM
1st & 2nd Grades: Dec. 21st, 9AM
Kindergarten: Dec. 21st, 11AM
Save these Dates to See

HV's School Play, 'Seussical, Jr.'
at the Sea King Theatre, CdMHS:

Thursday, 11th January, 7PM
Friday, 12th January, 7PM
Saturday, 13th January, 2PM

Tickets sales information coming soon.
HV Fundraisers: The Helmet & Horns/Capital Campaign, The Jog-A-Thon, Parents' Night Out, Rebates, & Dine In-Outs

We are now  $150,000 towards our 2017-18 fundraising goal of  $331,500!

THANK YOU to this year's Helmet & Horns/Capital Campaign Donors (so far!); our Jog-A-Thon Sponsors, our students and faculty who ran for HV, and the family and friends who pledged donations to them; for signing up for rebates; and for eating at HV Dine In-Outs!

HV's programs, events, Library renovation, parts of the Innovation Lab, schoolwide new flexible furniture, RtI teachers, art classes, technology, K-2 Physical Education teacher, part-time aides, teacher support, social studies interactives/Walk Throughs, music programs, and more are sustained by your donations through the HVPFO. We need to raise $800/student this year. Please give when you can - and consider HV in your year-end tax planning! Suggest it to others, too! TY!

For your convenience here's our PayPal Link &/or donation form.

The Harbor View Parent Faculty Organization is a non-profit 501(c)3 registered organization, Tax I.D. #33-0025068. Donations are tax deductible.
Please Buy a Book for HV's Library!   

THANK YOU for donating 80 books to our library via Smile.Amazon.com Another 80 remain on the wishlist - maybe one of them will be from you?  Click here to select one, choose 'Coleen Mugel' as the delivery address, pay, and have your book delivered to HV. Your family's name will be added to the  Library's Giving Tree for your child to see. THANK YOU! We'll have a box of requested library books available for purchase at HV's Barnes & Noble Night on 12/6, too.
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