A National Blue Ribbon School 2021 | A California Distinguished School | Established 1918
October 27, 2021
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
10/28 Fox Fuel w T
10/25-10/29 Red Ribbon Week
10/29 All School Dance 6-8PM
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

Halloween Dance!

Buy your ticket through the webstore
Math 6th grade: Mondays & Wednesdays, Room 207, 3:00-4:00
Math 7th/8th grade: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Room 110, 3:00-4:00
English & ELD 6th grade: Monday & Wednesday, Room 205 3:00-4:00
English 7/8: Mondays & Wednesdays, Room 108, 3:00-4:00
After School Homework Club: Wednesdays & Thursdays, the HMS Library, 3:00-4:00
Attendance Reporting
If your student comes to school more than 10 minutes late to Homeroom or is leaving earlier than 2:50 PM, please make sure to have them check in or out through the Main Office before going to class or leaving for the day. If they do not check out with permission the absence will not be adjusted.
Parents should use the HMS Report an Absence form. Parents may still call the office or bring in a note, however, we highly encourage the use of our online form. If you have any questions please contact our attendance clerk Elizabeth Plascencia at eplascencia@smusd.us.
COVID-19 Information
Students of HMS, if you would like to participate in the free COVID testing happening on Thursdays, please REGISTER HERE. After you are registered, you may test weekly or as often as you wish and skip weeks. This service is for current students of HMS only. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated students are welcome to test.
Testing times: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Testing locations: room 201

Athletes on Travel Teams (not Intramural) will be tested weekly when there's a game if they are not fully vaccinated by Omni Pathology on Tuesdays. Please register your athlete using the link above to test.

Per State Health Order by October 15, 2021, SMUSD volunteers must provide proof of COVID vaccination or test weekly. This guide is provided to SMUSD volunteers on how to provide proof of vaccination and/or how to register for weekly testing at SMUSD using the Privit system. Unvaccinated volunteers may also provide a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result administered through another healthcare or clinical provider. Results from at-home test kits are not accepted. For more info on completing this see Volunteer info.

Per State Health Order (page 13) all wind instrument students and unvaccinated students playing in music indoor groups must test weekly. The COVID Support staff will work with staff to identify students, monitor status and testing. Parents should register their students through Privit to participate in our weekly PCR testing program. For registration information please visit http://smusd.info/test. This is the same weekly PCR testing program that is offered to all students, staff and volunteers.
For more information, visit the SMUSD COVID-19 Information page.
Remember to throw away your food wrappers/containers at snack break and lunch. School is not a restaurant where servers take your plates away. Thank you for doing your part to help keep our campus clean.

Cell phones are not to be on or in student's possession from 8:00-2:50. Keep them off and in the lockers.
Computers may only be used in class at teacher's direction or at the library at lunch. Keep them away from the lunch areas and food.

Laptops are not to be used at snack break or lunch unless you are in the library.

If you want to go to the library at lunch, remember you need to go there between 12:30-12:35 as it fills up quickly.

Due to COVID restrictions, student lunch deliveries on campus will not be allowed throughout this school year. Students need to bring lunch from home or students may pick up a complimentary breakfast or lunch in the cafeteria. For the latest information please visit our SMUSD site here.

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. Thank you

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 during these difficult times as well as provide supports for parents to assist in communicating with their children at home.
Huntington Middle School PTA

PTA Allocations Proposals Needed by Wednesday, December 1, 2021

HMS Volunteers work hard each year to raise money so that the PTA can fund items and programs at HMS to enrich our children’s lives.  It is the PTA’s responsibility to spend these funds in a manner that will benefit the greatest number of students, enhance their education, and help make HMS the best it can be.  The Allocations Committee seeks input from staff, faculty, parents, and students with suggestions on how to spend these funds.

Suggested categories for funding include visual and performing arts, campus improvement, curriculum enrichment and technology.  If you wish funds spent in another category, please mark the category “other” on the attached form and explain the request.  All requests will be considered by the Allocations Committee.  Items approved and within the guidelines will be voted upon at the Association meeting that follows the Allocations approval meeting.

To make an allocations request, please complete the attached form and email to Jaime Gertmenian, jgertmenian@gmail.com, with any questions.

Jacqueline Tran Chuang
HMS PTA President 2021-22
Red Ribbon Week is here 10/25-10/29!
Monday, 10/25: Red Day - Be Red-y to make healthy choices
Tuesday, 10/26: Twin Day - Friends don't let friends do drugs
Wednesday, 10/27: PJ Day - Put Drugs to Sleep
Thursday, 10/28: VB game day and Crazy Sock day - Teachers vs. Travel Team - Bump, Set, Spike - Tell drugs to take a hike!
Friday, 10/29: Halloween Dress up day!

HUGE THANKS to all our HEROES!  We are grateful to those who supported the Hauntington Breakfast - those who participated in the patron drive, HMS students who helped sell event tickets, those who donated items to our raffle and prize booth, volunteered their time to making the event run smoothly, those who performed at the event and those who attended.  It is with your support that HMS is able to continue to enrich the educational programs that would not be offered in our public school setting.

We would like to recognize TEAM HAUNTINGTON BREAKFAST.  Without them, the event would not have been a success.

Stefanie Killackey - Hauntington Breakfast Business Chair
Nancy Ko - Hauntington Breakfast Creative Chair
Jacqueline Chuang - PTA President
Jennifer Park - VP Ways & Means
Daryl Topalian - Principal
Mary Hazlett - Assistant Principal
Vanessa Palacios - Health Clerk
Ashlin Anand - Technology Media Specialist
Gil Cardenas & Laura MacDonald - Maintenance & Operations

Sri Abboy, Brent Bilvado, Liane Chung, Celina Duffy, Jaime Gertmenian, Marisa Kelly, Luyi Khasi, Leyen Lim, Lulu Lopez, Macy Luk, Maria Manibog, Lisette Moggio, Amy Morris, Susu Mulet, Kathryn Oliveros, Hwannie Shen, Anny Surmenian, Alice Tong, Elsie Wong, Janice Wong, Jeanne Wong, Amy Yee

We would like to thank all HMS students who sold event tickets.  Connor Wang (6th grade), Henry Kang (7th grade) and Mason Pucan (8th grade) sold the most tickets in their grade.  Connor Wang sold the most tickets overall.

We would like to recognize and thank our Patrons and Community Supporters.

We appreciate all of our Patrons and Donors
(List updated on October 4th )

Rebel Alliance versus Dark Side
Luyi & Shawn Chou
The Guo Family
Michelle & Chris Hoglin
The Killackey Family
Nancy & Jonathan Ko
Lauren & Jerry Shen
The Suh Family
Elliana & Marcus Wang
The Wu Family

Harry Potter versus Lord Voldemort
The Cali Family
Charcie Chan
Wendy & Derek Cheng
The Gertmenian Family
Maggie Lam & Jeff Suen
The O’Mara Family
The Prassas Family
Vincy Yu & Andy Chen

Batman versus Joker
Jacqueline & Gene Chuang
Joyce & Bruce Lafko
The Lai Family
Rhiannon & Elysha Lopez
The Petta Lajus Family
The Riboli Family
The Yoon Family

Optimus Prime versus Megatron
(Includes the Fantastic Fox Level)
The Berlejung Family
The Chen Family
Yvonne & Alan Chen
The Chou Family
The Collet Family
The Danenhauer Family
The Esbenshade Family
The Fong Family
The Gregg Family
The Gutierrez Family
The Harris Family
The Hong Family
The Hsieh Family
Christine Hyun & Deok Song
The Jiasheng Mai Family
The Lam Family
Rosemary Lay & David Wang
The Lew Family
Leyen & Dennis Lim
James & Renita Lin
Lulu & Gabriel Lopez
Macy Luk
The Maling Family
The Qiu Family
The Samara Family
The Schumann Family
Annie Shih & Stanley Huang
Kimi Suehiro & Tony Woo
The Tam Family
The Tewasart Family
Christine & Kevin Tsai
The Van Family
Lisa & Tommy Vuong
Ruth & Donald Walker
The Wendling Family
The Wildeman Family
The Wilson Family
Janice Wong & Henry Huang
Alisa Yang & Peter Hunyh
The Zee Family
The Zhang Family
The Joan & Joe Zhou Family

Superman versus Lex Luthor
Susie Amberdanian & Family
The Carpiac Family
The Carr Family
Diane Chang & Mark Schmidt
The Chang Family
Alice & Mike Chen
Sandra Chen Lau & James Lau
Erica Cheng
The Chien Family
The Chow Family
The Darling Family
The Dean Family
The Freiburg Family
The Gorham Family
The Goslett Family
The Hoang Family
The Hong Family
The Jeffries Family
The Jin Family
Terri & Richard Jue
The Kackstetter Family
The Kang Family
Marisa & Bryan Kelly
The Khalili Family
Barbara & Greg Kim
The Kim Family
The Lei-Kwok Family
The Levy Family
The Lin Family
Vivian Liu
The Loble-Winslow Family
The Lu Family
The Luo Family
The Luo-Yang Family
The Manibog Family
The Meier Family
The Mellis Family
The Newton Family
The Pathak Family
Helen & Peter Phan
The Rabon Family
The Raleigh Family
The Rome Family
The Samaniego-Negroe Family
Pearl Tang & Paul Chen
The Tong Family
The Trinh Family
Connie & Van Pham
The Teh Family
The Tong Family
The Trinh Family
Grace Yang
The Yeganeh Family
Tammy Yi & Tony Hwang

Godzilla versus Monster Zero
The Azinge Family
The Azoulay Family
The Boles Family
The Chang Family
Jennifer & Alan Chuang
The Cristal Family
The Davis Family
The Ferreira Family
The Guerrero Family
The Heartfield Family
The Kwan Family
The Levy Family
The Liu Family
The Loose Family
The Okuno Family
The Park Family
The Rojas Family
Anna & James Stockdale
The Tom Family
Principal Daryl Topalian
The Torres Family

Predator versus Alien
The Chan Family
The Wei Family

Community Supporters
Chinese Club of San Marino
Coolhaus Ice Cream
Driftwood Dairy, Inc
D&S Printing
Jones Coffee Roasters
Kody's Trading
Mason Grace Jewelry
Nick Boswell Photography
Single Stone San Marino
Alice Song Ulrich
Unleashed Apparel & Branding
Yoshi Hair Studio
This Year's Reflections Theme is -  
I Will Change the World By...
 It's that time of year again where we invite all of our amazingly creative HMS kids to join in the Reflections program.  Categories include:Dance, Literature, Film, Photography, Music and Visual Arts 
Click here to find the rules and entry 

Deadline is November 19 2021
Questions? Contact: Channi Kaur  harshaneekaur@gmail.com
Continuing Education Scholarships

To help school professionals and volunteers continue to learn and improve their skills, California State PTA is proud to offer two categories of scholarships: a $500 award for credentialed teachers, counselors, and school nurses, and a $500 award for PTA volunteers.

All scholarship applications require two references and an application form that can be completed online. Applicants must be a current member of California State PTA in good standing. So if you aren't already a member, join today!

Community News and Events
As a courtesy, Huntington Middle School often includes information forwarded from community organizations. In these cases, the organizations and activities are not sponsored or endorsed by Huntington Middle School or the San Marino Unified School District.
Dear Titan Music Families and Friends,
The San Marino High School Titan Music Department needs your sweet support! Treat yourself to the yummiest candy on earth, plan for your holiday gifting needs, AND support our SMHS Titan Music 2021 Fundraiser event at the same time!

Your purchases will be delivered directly to you from See's Candies.  Our Storefront is open through December 3, 2021.  

Shop online here to help us reach our fundraising goals.
If you have questions, please email us at TitanMusicBoosterBoard@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!
From the
City of San Marino:

Fall Recreation Guide here!
Activities for September-December 2021
Any questions—please call Recreation at 626-403-2200.
Moms in Prayer welcomes all who are interested in praying over our schools, teachers, and students during this trying time. We pray both in-person and virtually over zoom, on alternating Tuesdays. Please contact Esther Yao (huang.esther@gmail.com) for more information. 
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.