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 the Reflections winners below.  And a shout out to all who entered.  The Reflections program is a great opportunity for students to showcase their artistic side.

Clubs signup will be coming next week.  Clubs are becoming more limited each semester.  Please read the update provided below to understand why the changes are happening.

I'd like to thank in advance the Duty Free volunteers who will be in this week!  If you are looking for ways to volunteer in the school check out the SignUp Genius below.
~Stephanie Slette
 
Put it on your Calendar

Jan 15:  Duty Free lunch K, 1st & 3rd
Jan 16:  Duty Free lunch 2nd, 4th & 5th
Jan 17:  AR celebration:  dance party and photo booth
Jan 20:  School Holiday MLK
Jan 24:  Glow Dance 5:30-7:30
Jan 27-31:  Crane Book Fair
Jan 30:  STEAM Night 5-7:30 dinner will be at 5, activities start at 5:30

SAVE THE DATE:  HCES Hawk Run will be March 18th.  More information coming soon on this exciting new PTA event.
 
Reflections Winners
Congratulations to the following HCES students who have won a Reflections award at the district level! 
Actual placements will be announced at the Reflections ceremony on January 21. 
 
 
Kate Berkholtz Literature
Kate Berkholtz Music Composition
Haley Church Visual Arts
Daria Dehelean Visual Arts
Alie Glover Dance Choreography
Eesha Katragadda Literature
Shelby O'Linger Literature
 
Parents Night Out
Celebrate Valentine's Day early!  We are coordinating with one of our community partners, Alexander's Martial Arts, to provide a Parents Night Out.  The event will take place at Alexander's Martial Arts on February 7, 2020 from 6:30-9:00 pm.  Cost will be $30 per child.  Be on the lookout for more info coming soon!
 
Family GLOW Dance
The Glow Dance will be held in the cafeteria.  Families will enter through the elementary school gym, which is near the small playground on the side of the school!

This dance is FREE to students and their families.  Parents, please attend with your children or arrange a chaperone. This is NOT a drop off event.  


 
GLOW T-shirts on sale 

T-shirts for the Glow Dance are on sale now in the PTA Shop.  Please click HERE to order.  The shirts will look like the picture in this block, just below.


 
Spring Clubs
We are going to have club sign up next Sunday at noon, but the clubs offerings will be very limited.  

What has changed?  With the growth of our school, space is limited.  This summer Huntsville City Schools developed a new Facilities Use Structure and Rate Schedule per the Board of Education.  These items determine new requirements for who/how space within the school is charged.  They also no longer allow PTA to be a club sponsor.  All clubs must now pay hourly for the space provided to them and secure a $1million liability insurance policy - unless sponsored by a teacher staff member.  Those clubs sponsored by a staff member must be free for students.

Where did my favorite club go?  With the above changes, German has decided she cannot continue and Art is questionable.  Chess is being sponsored by a staff member and SteamWorks and Fantasy Playhouse, which already carry insurance as they are non-profit companies, are incorporating any new fees into their rate structure.  I am still waiting to hear from FitKids, but time is rapidly running out.

Why is this happening only to us?  Trust me, it is not.  These new fee and insurance requirements are district wide as it is a directive from the school board.  Other schools are feeling the same strain on clubs.
 
What does this mean for this semester?  I have confirmation for SteamWorks to offer two clubs per day on two days, Chess, Fantasy Playhouse, and possibly FitKids and Art.  Right now the calendar looks like this:  


Monday Tuesday Thursday
Library: SteamWorks K-2 SteamWorks K-2 Chess
Library: SteamWorks 3-5 SteamWorks 3-5
Outside: Fit Kids?? Fit Kids?? Fit Kids??
Library
Media:
Art ?? Art ?? Fantasy Playhouse

What does this mean going forward? Next year and on??  Honestly, I do not know.  The PTA board is in discussion right now on the feasibility of the After School Enrichment position in the future.  With the new requirements it appears clubs is leaning more toward non-profits coming in the schools and away from the parent or volunteer led activities.  With the growth of HCES we are running out of space to host clubs.  If you believe hosting clubs is a priority, please let PTA know and we will forward your concerns to Ms. Spivey.

I have included the above information, as well as the policy and rate sheets to our website, here
 
Hawk Volunteer Opportunities



We have many volunteer opportunities coming up.  Please check out the SignUp Genius to volunteer for the Glow Dance, Daddy-Daughter Dance, and Crane Book Fair.

 
PTA Donations
~ Every little bit counts ~

Do you input your phone number when you check out at Publix?  This is a super easy way to support HCES.  Simply create your account and select HCES PTA, then input your phone number when you check out.  This has replaced the key chain cards, and is so easy!

Box tops:  keep clipping and scanning those receipts!  We will be collecting again in the new year.

Bottletops:  please make sure that you are washing the bottle tops and sending them in clean.  We really don't want to bring bugs or mice into our schools!

 
Library Volunteers for January

The sign up for January library volunteers is up. 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.  
Please note - if you can only work a portion of the shift listed, that is ok.  We appreciate all the help we can get!
Click HERE to sign up.
 
Principal's Note

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


What's Cooking?
January Lunch menu can be found HERE  

January Breakfast menu can be found HERE
 
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 ($3000+)
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)
Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers-Hampton Cove
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

 
Contact Info


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.

Your Board of Education member is Beth Wilder.  Beth Wilder can be reached at  bwilder67@gmail.com