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FOX FACTS

January 18, 2023

HMS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER


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Fox Facts is a weekly newsletter published by Huntington Middle School. It includes important information related to school activities, programs, and events. It also includes a section for the Huntington Middle School PTA and a space to publicize community events and organizations.

Important Dates and Events

Jan. 18: Good Citizenship Breakfast: Honesty

Jan. 26: Fox Fuel w T at 9AM

Jan. 26: District Spelling Bee (4th-6th grades) @ HMS @ 4PM

Jan. 27: 6th grade dance

Feb. 10: 8th grade "Move Up Day" (to 9th grade!)

Feb. 16: Career Day!

Please check our School Calendar for more information related to student events and activities.

Athletic Updates go to hehms.us and click on the Athletics tab.

Our Athletic Director is Ms. Kido (kkido@smusd.us)

Webstore Link: Here

Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

JANUARY 27, 2023

6:00 - 8:00pm

Pre-purchased wristbands (via Infosnap) will be distributed at lunch on Friday, January 27.  

Wristbands may also be purchased that day for $12 during lunch, or $15 at the door.


Parent Volunteer Speakers Needed for HMS Career Day!


Parents, we need your help in making our Career Day a success again this year! Please consider taking time out of your schedule to volunteer as a Parent Speaker on 

Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 

which is a Minimum Day.


Career Day 2023 Flyer:

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mot2b7uyX1qDaUoRkkkkggRIHDfoYSnAQbcq-yv6H_c/edit?usp=sharing


Parent Volunteer Speaker Form:  https://forms.gle/gWEFFLM7py32gBXx9  

Looking for HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS for CAREER DAY!

Please consider taking time from your busy schedule to volunteer 

on Thursday, February 16 from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm (minimum day).

We need 6-7 parent hospitality volunteers to help with decorating, checking in, escorting presenters, setting up refreshments, clean up, etc. 

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E49ABA92DA1F58-hospitality



Your PTA Career Day Chairs: 

Cindy Yung and Ruby Khalili 

HMSCareerDay2023@gmail.com

It’s Bee Season!


The San Marino Unified School District Elementary Spelling Bee (Grades 4-6)

will take place next Thursday, January 26th at 4:00 p.m.

in the Huntington Middle School Cafeteria.

Student finalists from Valentine, Carver, and HMS will be participating in this friendly competition to

determine who will be our District Champ!

THE HMS SPIRIT STORE IS OPEN!

Show off your school spirit with our 2022/23 HMS Spirit Gear! Order Online:

https://hmswinter2022.itemorder.com/shop/home/


Order deadline is Monday, January 30th! GO HMS! All merchandise will be delivered to your child's homeroom the week of February 21, 2023. **PLEASE CONFIRM SIZING PRIOR TO ORDERING! ALL SALES ARE FINAL!**


~ Dri Fit Shirts ~ Hoodies ~ Hats ~ Shorts ~ Sweatpants ~ Tote Bags ~


Questions? Contact:

Fion Chan fionfyau@yahoo.com

Stephanie Raleigh stephanie.raleigh@gmail.com

Attention HMS Foxes!

Mark your calendars for January 27th at 7pm!

SMHS dance department will present its all student choreographed dance show, A Night of Choreography, in the Neher auditorium. Tickets can be purchased via the SMHS Dance Webpage or at the door; $5 for students and $10 for adults. 

Follow us on Instagram @smhsdancedept for more information! 

Attention all middle school students!

Do you like DONUTS?

Would you like crafts, games, police station tours,

and police vehicle tours?

See below and learn how and when to call 911.

Please report to detention…

for Huntington Middle School’s annual Parent Party fundraiser


The HMS Breakfast Club

Saturday, February 11, 2023

7-10pm

The Cellar: A Wine Library

26 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105


Join us for appetizers, drinks and some 80’s fun in a cozy atmosphere as we raise funds to support our excellent school. There will be exciting raffle and silent auction opportunities for everyone. Guests are welcome to come dressed as their favorite Breakfast Club character or in their favorite 80’s school clothes. TICKETS ARE LIMITED so please patron early to make sure you don’t miss out! We hope to see you there!


Individual Tickets are now on sale! Purchase your tickets here.


HMS Breakfast Club FAQS


What is the attire for this event?

Guests are invited to dress up as their favorite Breakfast Club character or in 80's attire but this is completely optional. Otherwise, casual evening attire is encouraged.


Will the party have an outdoor space?

Yes, there will be an outdoor space on the street level with heat lamps and ample seating for guests to enjoy.


Will dinner be served at the event?

Heavy appetizers and an open wine and beer bar will be available throughout the evening.



www.hmsparentparty.com



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The Party Doesn’t Stop on February 11th

Get your spot at our Buy-in Parties!

Moms Night In

March 31, 2023

$60 per person

Join your fellow HMS moms for a Sixteen Candles Moms Night In

Generously hosted by:

Jules Webb and Laura Repstad

Dads Poker Night 

April 28, 2023

$100 per person

Join your fellow HMS dads for an evening of drinks, dinner, and poker!

Generously hosted by:

Kyu Kang, James Lin, Erik Wahl, Derek Cheng, Anoop Desai, and Bruce Lafko

 

 

Questions?

Contact Renita Lin (renitaolivia@gmail.com) or Vivi Wahl (pyalaman@hotmail.com)

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THANK YOU TO OUR PATRONS & SUPPORTERS!

List as of 1/17/2022


BRAIN

Jennifer and Kyu Kang

James and Renita Lin

Vivi and Erik Wahl

The O'Mara Family

Emily Kim and Philip Zhou


ATHLETE

Bruce and Joyce Lafko

Luyi and Shawn Chou


BASKET CASE

Francesca and Brandon Gill

Derek and Wendy Cheng

Jerry and Lauren Shen

Cheryl and John Freiburg

The Mellis Family

Ed and Stacy Paek

Sarah and Jeff Morris

Toby and Yuka Hsieh

Chun and Mei Wong

Alex and Becki Watlington

Shannon and Kevin Snaer

Mark and Danica Hughes

Chris and Kristin Pagano

Tyler and Kasumi Roddick

The Darling Family

Nikoo & Hossein Berenji

The Killackey Family

Deok Song & Christine Hyun

The Onishi Family

The Hoglin Family

The Fong Family—Michael & Amy

The Wilson Family

Tommy and Lisa Vuong

The Vishwanath Family

Kaan Yuksel Family

The Gutierrez Family

Dongqi Sun's Family

Van and Connie Pham

Steve and Ashley Hsiang

The Chou Family

Evelyn and Mark Wildeman

The Esbenshade Family

Anita and Sterling Tang

Mark and Laura Repstad

Edward and Hsuan Zee


CRIMINAL

The Hollis Family

Isidro and April Guerrero

Gene and Jacqueline Chuang



Athletics

Hello,

Huntington offers two types of sports programs.  


1.  Intramural: This program is open to all the students on campus regardless of skill level. Once you register to be a part of Intramurals, you are now eligible to try out to be a part of a Travel Team.  


2. Travel Team:  In this program, groups of selected athletes compete against other schools to represent Huntington in our 210 Middle School League, Delphic League, and Prep League.  Not all students who try out will be selected for the Travel Team for which they are trying out.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE SELECTING YOUR SPORT!!

  • Please make sure you complete the appropriate form WITH your parent/guardian.
  • Make sure you take note of the first meeting date. (THIS DATE MAY BE DIFFERENT FOR EACH SPORTS TEAM!)
  • You may select more than one sport, if you do, you will need to fill out a separate form for each sport.
  • Be realistic regarding your schedule and the possible time and date conflicts.

Read the information BEFORE you click on the Registration Form.


*A student email address is required to register.

(????@student.smusd.us)


**Please make sure you are signed out of all other email accounts before clicking on the link.

 

***If you are still having problems, please use incognito/private mode depending on the browser you are using. 


Intramural Tennis: Open to all students who are interested. Click here for the Intramural Tennis Registration Form 

(Level classification: (Last name: A-M) 1/17/23; (Last name: N - Z ) 1/18/23 - 3:00- 4:00) 

First day of Intramural practice: Monday, January 23, 2023.


Intramural Co-Ed Volleyball:  Open to all students who are interested. Click here for the Intramural Co-Ed Volleyball Registration Form 

(Team Selection on 1/11/23: 8th Grade - 3:00-3:30; 6/7 Grade - 3:30-4:00) 

First day of Intramural practice: Wednesday, January 18, 2023.


Life is full of challenges, sometimes it means that you try something new and you never know, you may actually enjoy it!!


If you have any questions, please let me know.


Remember my motto! "A sport for everyone and everyone in a sport!"


Hope to see you out there playing!


Ms. Kido


Physical Education Teacher

ASB Advisor

Athletic Director

Huntington Middle School

626.299.7060

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Renovation Plans for San Marino Center

The San Marino City Council approved a renovation project for the San Marino Center and contracted with CABD Construction to bring the building up to code, match the decor of the neighboring Crowell Public Library, and make it a usable, flexible, and modern community center facility. Construction is anticipated to begin in mid September with demolition sometime in October. Construction activities will affect parking. Please see attached for the SM Center Project parking collaboration with the City of San Marino for details. The yellow parking area is first come first serve. More information can be found here. If you have any questions or comments in the meantime, please contact the San Marino Parks & Public Works Department at (626) 300-0765 or via email at publicworks@cityofsanmarino.org.

Counseling Corner:


Thank you PfA Board (Partnership for Awareness ) for your generous grant supporting this Wellness Project for our students.

If you need help getting access to PowerSchool:

Technical Support Contact:

Free breakfast and lunch!

For the 2022-2023 school year, the State of California is mandating the Universal Meals Program at all schools in the state. With the Universal Meal families need to fill out a Meal Application form, which was part of the online registration package. SMUSD will be offering both breakfast and lunch. Please encourage your students to come and grab a free lunch and a free breakfast daily.  SMUSD will be using the Point of Sale system to record the meals for lunch, therefore please remind your students to memorize their 5 Digit lunch number (student ID number). This will help expedite the meal service.  For the first week of school the lines may be a bit longer than usual as students may have forgotten their lunch number. If you have any questions, please contact Munira Bengali at mbengali@smusd.us or 626-299- 7000 ext. 1323. 

Student Connectedness to HMS Campus Life


HMS events, activities and athletics play a huge part in the overall development of our students. We want our students to stay connected to all the wonderful and interactive school events and activities that are available to each student. Students will be notified of school events and activities with a Schoology notification or an email to their student Gmail account. HMS students and families are also encouraged to frequently visit the HMS school website.

Health Information

COVID-19 Information

Starting Tuesday, 11/15/22, employees, parents, and students may pick up free COVID rapid test kits (2 kits/4 tests) from the School Health Office in advance of and for a safe return from the Thanksgiving holiday. https://smusd.info/freetests2022


Please visit the SMUSD COVID-19 Information page.

Reminders

Attendance:

Parents, the attendance online absence form on the school website is for explaining absences. If your child has a disagreement about an absence on a particular day/period, please reach out to the teacher first. 

Late arrival/Early departure:

If your student comes late to school, even if it's 5 minutes late, the parent and the student need to check in at the front office. Your written confirmation needs to be documented and a slip is given to the student to present to the teacher.  

Same process for picking a student up early from school. Parent must come in to the office, present ID and sign the student out, to ensure the student is going home with an approved guardian. Thank you for taking a few minutes to help us maintain correct attendance and safely monitor our student's whereabouts.  


NO LUNCH DROP OFFS.

Complimentary breakfasts and lunches are available every day in the cafeteria.

Due to COVID restrictions we need to limit the number of visitors to school. If your child forgets his/her lunch, please do not bring it to him/her. They can eat from the cafeteria for the day. For the latest information please visit our SMUSD site here


Cell phones are not to be on or in student's possession from 8:00-2:50. Keep them POWERED DOWN and in the lockers.


Keep our campus clean:

Please remind your students to throw away their food wrappers/containers at snack break and lunch. Thank you for helping us keep our campus clean.


Textbooks/Chromebooks:

Students are responsible for the textbooks and Chromebooks they check out. If a textbook or Chromebook is damaged so it cannot be checked out anymore the student is responsible for the full price of the replacement, plus shipping and handling.


Computers may only be used in class at teacher's direction. Keep them locked in your lockers during lunch, away from the lunch areas and food.


Technical Support Contact:

Chat with a technology support team member at www.smusd.us/livechat/

Email technical support at techsupport@smusd.us

Leave a message at 626-299-7002

HMS Online Wellness Center

The HMS Online Wellness Center serves to provide resources and optional mindfulness activities that can assist students as well as provide supports for parents to assist in communicating with their children at home.

HMS Instagram

HMS Twitter

If you have social media, make sure you're following HMS to see the latest in our academic and spirited events.

HMS PTA Facebook

SMUSD Facebook

Huntington Middle School PTA

JOIN THE HMS PTA MEETING!

January 24th at 8:45am

HMS Cafeteria


Come hear updates from our Parent Party team, Fox Games team, Principal Daryl Topalian and more. Refreshments & coffee will be served. 

Community News and Events

New volunteer opportunities

at the Crowell Public Library!

Teens in Grades 8-12 are invited to join the new Teen Advisory Group (TAG). TAG members contribute to the Library through projects, serve as a voice for teen patrons, and help shape what they see at the Library. Teen volunteers will be able to earn community service hours and gain valuable experience that looks great on a college application or resume. For more information, visit www.CityofSanMarino.org/TAG.


If you would like to run your company or organization's publication in Fox Facts, please email it to mhazlett@smusd.us by Thursday at 4:30 of each week to appear in the following week's Fox Facts.