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September 21, 2022


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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

Sept. 21: Good Citizenship breakfast "Responsibility"

Sept. 22: Fox Fuel w T at 9:00 AM via Zoom

Sept. 22: Vision & Hearing testing for 8th grade

Sept. 23: 6th grade Luau dance 6-8PM

Sept. 26-30: 8th grade Outdoor Ed trip

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)

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Save the date!
October 22, 2022 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM!

All HMS students and families are cordially invited to the Hauntington Breakfast!

The Disney Villains are coming! This fun filled morning will include a yummy pancake breakfast, exciting rides, attractions, and performances for all of our HMS students and families to enjoy. Proceeds from this PTA fundraiser directly benefit the children of HMS. 

Check out this Wicked Good video starring our very own Mr. Topalian!


Depending on the patron level, here are some exclusive benefits families will receive:

VIP Breakfast tickets in the shade with table service

UNLIMITED rides and special attractions wristbands

An exclusive invitation to the

TPumps and Tony's Pizza

lunchtime Pizza party

A personalized Disney Villains

light up lantern

Exclusive HMS Disney Villains

cinch bags

Recognition in the Fox Facts, event signage, and the San Marino Tribune

The sooner you patron, the sooner you can get your own family wicked Disney Villain light up lantern!


The first prize incentive distribution date is 9/27/22!

Patron by 9/26/22 for your student to get earned prizes that day!

Buy your exclusive patron package today at:


Thank you to our 2022 Hauntington Breakfast Patrons

(updated 9/18/22)

Maleficient's Minions

The Berlejung Family 

Luyi & Shawn Chou 

 Jennifer & Kyu Kang

Jianfang Liu 

Joel & Cathy Newton 

Deok Song & Christine Hyun

The Shamamian Family 

The Zhuo Family

Shan Yu's Army

Charles Bin Chen & Shell Huang Family

Andy Chen & Vincy Yu

Derek and Wendy Cheng

Chou Family - Jona

Francesca and Brandon Gill

Ed and Stacy Paek

The Repstad Family

The Webb Family

The Zee Family

Ursula's Underlings

 The Bugbees, Family of Adam Chen, The Chen Family, Craig and Lesley Cheung , The Chow Family, The Daoud Family, The Esbenshade Family, The Hsieh Family, Greg and Barbara Kim, The Lafko Family, Leyen & Dennis Lim, Christy and Jeffrey Lin, Renita and James Lin, The Pathak Family, Family of Annie Qui, Jerry & Lauren Shen, The Simon Family , Jeff and Maggie Suen, Michael Thai and Julie Whang, The Wildemans, Tony Woo and Kimi Suehiro, The Wiweke Family, The Yoon Family, The Zee Family, The Zhang Family

Fantastic Fox Patrons

The Berenji Family, The Chou Family, The Darling Family, The Fong Family, The Gutierrez Family, Hoglin Family, Steve and Ashley Hsiang, The Killackey Family , The Mellis Family, The Onishi Family, Van and Connie Pham, Tyler and Kasumi Roddick, Dongqi Sun's Family, The Vishwanath Family, Tommy and Lisa Vuong, The Wilson Family, Kaan Yuksel Family

Gaston's Goons

Feng Family, Cheryl & John Freiburg, Alisa and Peter Huynh, Paul & Kelly Jin, Family of Serenity Pierre, The Lew Family, The Raleigh Family, Mark & Diane Schmidt, Jenny and Le Tran, The Watlington Family, Wendling family

Cruella's Crew

Rick and Jeanie Caldwell, Vicky & Tony Huang, The Hughes Family, The Skywalkers

Hook's Henchmen

Helmy Family, John & Virginia Kling 


Contact Cathy Newton or Christine Song at HMSBreakfast@gmail.com


September 23, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00PM

Advance Tickets can be purchased at lunch time on the day of the dance.


Does your student enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos?  Then encourage them to join us and have fun creating original artwork which represents this year’s theme, “Show Your Voice!”


All students in grades TK-12 are invited to participate and submit artwork in one of six areas.  Entries will be judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity, and technical skill.  


·      Dance Choreography

·      Film Production

·      Literature

·      Music Composition

·      Photography

·      Visual Arts

·      Special Artist Division


Entry Due Date: Friday, October 14

Virtual Entry Forms coming soon!  


Review the Reflections Official Rules, or click the links above for guidelines for each category.


Watch the official 2022-223 Reflections Call For Entries video!  Or for inspiration and to learn more about prizes and scholarships, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery.

For more information, please contact our Reflections chair Mandy Chan at mandychan710@gmail.com or text at 626-272-6319.

2022-2023 HMS Clubs & Hangouts


                 Monday                     Film School & Podcast Hangout               Mr. Stopford

                                                                                                                            Room 407 (12:35)


                                                     Robotics Club                                              Mr. Gulick

                                                                                                                           Room 208 (12:35)


                                                     Math Team                                                   Mrs. Cervantes

                                                                                                                             Room 105 (3:30-4:00)


                                                     Science Olympiad                                       Ms. Nitta/Ms. Wong

                                                                                                                            Room 103/104 (3:45-5:15)


                 Tuesday                    Good’s Games Hangout                             Mr. Good

                                                                                                                           Room 404 (12:35)


                                                     Art Foxes Hangout                                      Mrs. Macedo

                                                                                                                            Room 113 (12:35)


                                                     Robotics Club                                              Mr. Gulick

                                                                                                                            Room 208 (12:35)


                                                     Chess Club                                                   Mrs. Moffat

                                                                                                                            Room 308 (12:35)


                                                     Mock Trial                                                     Mrs. Cervantes

                                                                                                                             Room 105 (3:00-4:00 PM)


                 Wednesday              JFL Club                                                         Mrs. Oh

                                                                                                                            Room 301 (12:35)


                                                     Fantasy Sports Hangout                            Mr. Fitzgibbons

                                                                                                                            Room 110 (12:35)


                                                     Robotics Club                                              Mr. Gulick

                                                                                                                            Room 208 (12:35)


                                                     Aquarium Club                                            Mr. Dahlstein

                                                                                                                            Room 303 (12:35)


                                                     Zen Zone Hangout                                      Mrs. Gonzalez

                                                                                                                            Room 201 - Wellness Lounge (12:35)


                 Thursday                   Chess Club                                                   Mrs. Moffat

                                                                                                                           Room 308 (12:35)


                                                     Good’s Games Hangout                            Mr. Good

                                                                                                                           Room 404 (12:35)


                                                     Garden Foxes Hangout                              Mrs. Carrillo

                                                                                                                            Peace Garden (12:35)


                                                     Robotics Club                                              Mr. Gulick

                                                                                                                            Room 208 (12:35)


                                                     Mock Trial                                                     Mrs. Cervantes

                                                                                                                             Room 105 (3:00-4:30 PM) (not on minimum days)


                                                     Science Olympiad                                       Ms. Nitta/Ms. Wong

                                                                                                                             Room 103/104 (3:45-5:15)

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                 Friday                        Graphic Design Hangout                           Mrs. Anand

                                                                                                                           Library (3:00-4:00) (not on minimum days)

                                                    Speech & Debate                                        Mr. Miller

                                                                                                                           Room 203 (3:00-4:00 PM) (not on minimum days)


                                                    Study Hall Hangout                                    Mr. RIvera

                                                                                                                           Room 111 (12:35) (not on minimum days)


                                                    Global Relations Club                                 Mrs. Cervantes

                                                                                                                           Room 105 (12:35) (not on minimum days)


                                                    Tee Time Hangout                                      Mr. Lewis

                                                                                                                           Room 112 (12:35) (not on minimum days)

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.

If you would like to purchase these classic, official school portraits taken on Aug. 9th, please go to PremierSchoolPictures.com.  QR code is below.

Counseling Corner:

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.


Please visit our HMS Athletics homepage for up to date information about our Intramural and Travel Sports.

Ms. Kido

Physical Education Teacher

ASB Advisor

Athletic Director

Huntington Middle School



COVID-19 Information

Please visit the SMUSD COVID-19 Information page.



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.  


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.


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

HMS Instagram

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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


Tuesday, September 27th at 8:45am in the HMS Cafeteria

Please join us for our PTA Association Meeting of the school year at 8:45 am in the HMS Cafeteria. Attending PTA meetings is a great way to stay connected and learn about important news and upcoming events at HMS. Come hear updates from Principal Daryl Topalian, PTA Committee Chairs, SMSF Trustee Tony Woo and more. Coffee and snacks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you!

Please find August 31, 2022 Association Meeting minutes here.

Not a PTA member? Join now to have voting rights at meetings and other member benefits. Complete the Membership Form and drop it off at the HMS office!



HMS received the approved revised and amended PTA Bylaws from CAPTA, which will be presented at the September 27, 2022 Association meeting for adoption.  Amendments related to the breakdown of membership dues and allowing for virtual Association meetings were already adopted at the January 25, 2022 Association meeting.  In addition, the new 2020 Bylaws form allows for virtual Executive Board meetings to conduct PTA business.  Please click here for the bylaws amendment recommendation.

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