HAWK TALK
Weekly Newsletter
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Principal:  Christina Spivey
Asstistant Principal: LaKeeta Perkins
PTA President: Stephanie Slette
   email:   hcespta01@gmail.com
        website:  www.hcespta.com
 
President's Note


Congratulations to our awesome school!  We have now received TWO national recognitions this year, PTA School of Excellence and National Blue Ribbon School recognized as an exemplary high performing school.  Way to go HCES!!
 
We have duty free lunches on Wednesday and Thursday this week.  If you can volunteer during school hours, please check out the October library sign up, I know they appreciate any help.  I hope everyone enjoys these last few days before Fall Break.  Here's hoping we get some fall weather soon!

If you are not receiving this newsletter via email, please sign up via our website at hcespta.com.

~Stephanie Slette
 
Special Request


The office needs extra clothes for boys and girls, specifically pants and shorts.  They have plenty of shirts, but are in need of pants/shorts in all sizes.  They keep these extra clothes in the office in case a child needs a change of clothes during the day.  If you have any pants/shorts to donate, please send them to the front office.  
 
Box Tops Class Winner
Congrats to Ms. Hoven's class for winning the box tops contest.  Her class enjoyed a popsicle party on the playground Friday during recess.  Keep clipping for the next contest!


 
Amazon Smile

Did you know you can help our school just by shopping on Amazon Smile?  You can still use your Prime account, you just shop through the Smile app instead of the regular Amazon app.  Select Hampton Cove Elementary School PTA as your designated charity.  You get the same great benefits AND help our school! Purchases made through the regular Amazon app or the amazon website do NOT count towards Smile purchases.  To help our schools, you must purchase through the Smile app or icon, as explained below.  Please make this small change to help our school!

Android users:  
If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support Hampton Cove Elementary PTA in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
  1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
  2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  3. Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process
iPhone users:
There is not currently an app for download, but you can create your own "app" shortcut.  From the safari browser search Amazon Smile.  Once the page opens, hit the up arrow button at the bottom (as if you were uploading a photo to FB or Insta) and select Add to Home Screen.  That puts the Amazon Smile icon right on your phone just as an app, just click on the icon and SHOP while helping our school!  

Helping HCES and Amazon shopping, a winning combination!

  
 
Reflections

Reflections submissions deadline is 10/25/19

Reflections Official rules and How to Enter information was sent out in Wednesday folders. Entry forms are in the front office and can be filled out when the entries are turned in. Any questions, please contact Louise Graffeo at  louisegraffeo@comcast.net or Stephanie O'Neal at  peach.oneal@me.com

This year's Reflections theme is "Look Within"
Students may enter multiple times within a category.  Students may also enter multiple categories.  
The six categories are: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts
  
 
Library Volunteers for October


The sign up for October library volunteers still has some available shifts.  Most important are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday mornings, since our library aide isn't there those days.  Volunteers scan the books out to the students, check books in and shelve the books as time permits.  Please consider working a shift in our library.  Click HERE to sign up.
 
Dates of Note


Oct. 2:          Duty Free Lunch - K, 1, 3
Oct. 3:          Duty Free Lunch - 2, 4, 5
Oct. 7-11:     Fall Break - NO SCHOOL
Oct 21-25:    Red Ribbon Week
Oct 21-23:    Nature's Classroom
Oct. 22:        Conversations with the Community - 5:30
     PTA General Meeting and school update
Oct. 23:        Fall Picture Retakes
Oct. 25:        Reflections Submissions deadline
    Trunk or Treat 6-8pm
 
Principal's Note


Ms. Spivey's Hawk News from the Principal can be found here.

 
Breakfast / Lunch Menus


Breakfast and Lunch menus can be found on the Huntsville City Schools website under Child Nutrition.  Link here.


Menus can also be accessed via the EZSchoolLunch app you can download to your phone or device. The icon is white.  Search for Hampton Cove MIDDLE school, Hampton Cove, Alabama.  Technically the cafeteria is considered part of the middle school, so searching for HCES will show no results.
 

There is also an EZSchoolPay app which lets you track your students lunch account.  You can see what they purchase, set a lunch balance notification, and add money to the account.  The icon for this app is orange
 
 

Parent Volunteers


Nobody can do everything but everyone can do something

THANK YOU to all who have signed up to volunteer!  For those looking to volunteer please see the sign ups available on our website at  hcespta.com/volunteer.
 
2019 - 2020 
Community Partners


We are incredibly fortunate to have amazing Community Partners!  Please support these businesses whenever possible because they do wonderful things for our Hampton Cove schools!
 
Marquee Level ($2500+)
Alexander's Martial Arts
Fleet Feet
Huntsville Futbol Club
Limbaugh Orthodontics, PC
Limbaugh & Stephenson Family & Implant Dentistry
Mathnasium of Huntsville
Short Stop

Platinum ($2500)
Domino's Pizza

Gold ($1500)
Advanced OBGYN Huntsville
Andy Agee-Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate
Allied Printing
Anytime Fitness
Buenavista Mexican Cantina
Chick Fil A
Dental Associates of Hampton Cove, LLC
Dr. John-Paul Voelkel
Element Huntsville
Elevate Management Solutions
Endodontics, PC-Dr. Matthew Friedt
Fit Kids America
Flint River Family Medicine
Hampton Cove CrossFit
Huntsville Track Club
Jeff Benton Homes
Jill's Studio of Dance
Johnson Orthodontics
Legend Realty- Karen Borden
Little Critters Pediatric Dentistry
McLain Surgical Arts
Mountain View Family Dentistry
Nogginhed
Pope Family Dentistry
Publix
Small Cakes
Tortora's
Up A Creek
Valley Conservatory  

Silver ($1000)
CB&S Bank
Crestwood Medical Center
Davidson Homes
Salon Allure
Lawlers Barbecue

Bronze ($500)
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Johnson and Hayes Physical Therapist
Martinson and Beason Law Firm
Rita's Italian Ice and Frozen Custard
Shunnarah Injury Lawyers, Tony Graffeo

 
PTA Contact


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us at  hcespta01@gmail.com .  Please follow our FB page and bookmark our website to keep up to date with the latest PTA info.