HES Boosterthon


Parents! The 2019 HES Boosterthon Campaign is here! It’s a 9-day program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on Wednesday, January 23rd. Families will then gather pledges for every lap their student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on Friday, February 1st. With our big goal of raising $35,000 for INTERACTIVE CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY,  we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it more profitable, easier, and fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MindSpark Mystery Lab, a S.T.E.A.M.-infused mystery theme about solving problems with character.

You can help our school by reaching out to sponsors, and collecting donations online https://boosterthon.com/2018/06/05/mindspark/.  Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on their student at the Fun Run!

Below is the schedule for the Fun Run on Friday, February 1st for each grade:

8:15-9:15         2nd Grade

9:30-10:30       4th Grade

10:30-11:30     3rd Grade

11:30-12:30     Kindergarten

12:30-1:30       5th Grade

1:30-2:30         1st Grade

Multicultural Fair at HES


Our 5th annual Multicultural Fair and family night will be Thursday, February 21 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM!

The night will begin at 5:30 PM with “Buddy’s Dinner” for the entire family in the cafeteria.  Our multicultural night will begin at 6:00 PM and will take place in the Kindergarten Atrium.

This is an opportunity for HES families to share a culture they love with others, as we all celebrate the diversity of our school.

We are in the sign-up stage of the event and are looking for families who would sponsor a booth and represent a country or culture that they know well, or would like to learn more about.  Please be on the lookout for a sign-up sheet in your child’s Thursday folders.

Things you can enjoy during the evening:

  • Check out the Scholastic Book Fair in the media center.
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner in the cafeteria.
  • Visit the different countries & cultures represented in the atrium.
  • Check out the wonderful Reader’s Theatre near the atrium.
  • Pick up some delicious treats at the bake sale to benefit Cookies for Kids Cancer.
  • Watch the multicultural performances in the cafeteria.
  • Purchase HES spirit wear

All HES families are invited to attend!

If your family would like to participate and share about a culture, please contact Nalda Seidman at  naldaf.seidman@cms.k12.nc.us if you are interested.

Questions?  Contact any one of us!

Multicultural Fair Organizers:

Ms. Seidman –  naldaf.seidman@cms.k12.nc.us

Ms. Peters – joanm.peters@cms.k12.nc.us

Ms. Cassidy- debra.susan@icloud.com

Father/Daughter Dance


Join us for an evening in the Enchanted Forest! Our annual Father/Daughter dance will be held on Friday, January 25th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the HES gymnasium.

A professional photographer will be taking photos and have them available for purchase. Refreshments and cookies will be served.

We are in need of volunteers to help with our annual Father Daughter Dance. Please sign up and be a part of making this an incredible evening!
Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090845acaa28a0fb6-fatherdaughter

HES Charlotte Checkers Night

Charlotte Checkers is hosting a Huntersville Elementary School Fundraiser Night at their February 1st game!  Tickets are $16 each and include a Checkers hat at the game.  Doors open at 5:45pm and game begins at 7pm.  Come and hang out with your fellow HES Family as we cheer on the Checkers!  Visit gocheckers.com/huntersville to purchase tickets!


4th Grade Musical

4th Grade Musical

The 4th grade musical will be Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 PM.  Students MUST report to their classrooms by 6:00 PM.  This year’s musical is inspired by pop sensation Michael Jackson!



2018 Annual Newsletter

Annual Newsletter

Check out the 2018 Annual PTA Newsletter.  This has information for the beginning of the school year as well as pertinent dates for the first quarter.

Volunteer at the Welcome Desk


We are looking for volunteers to man the Welcome Desk to help visitors Sign In and greet them with a smiling face. The link to sign up is below. Shifts are for only 90 minutes and volunteers are welcome to bring a book or, if they wish, complete small tasks left at the Welcome Desk by various staff members. Please consider helping HES continue to be a welcoming and safe environment for our students and families.


CMS Volunteers

If you are new to CMS or have not registered to volunteer, please visit https://www.cmsvolunteers.com  All volunteers must be registered to help in CMS schools.  If you would like to remain an active volunteer for the 2018-2019 school year, you must also log in and verify your information.  Thank you!

2018-19 PTA Executive Board


 The Nominating Committee would like to present the 2018-2019 HES Executive Board slate:

 President-Courtney Fossett

Treasurer-Whitney Morrow

Secretary-Barrie Rojahn

VP School Support-Kelly Revels

VP Communications-Lisa Price

VP Advocacy-Bemnet FantuDownes

VP Fundraising-Heather Smallwood

These lovely ladies were voted in Tuesday, May 1. 

We thank everyone for participating in the creation of next year’s PTA leadership!

Nominating committee,

Kelly Revels, Jen Sharpe, and Jaynie Peterson

HES Tours


Welcome to Huntersville Elementary School!  Tours begin in the lobby of our school and usually last about 45 minutes – 1 hour.  Future students are welcome on the tour.  All prospective parents are required to sign in at our welcome desk and will be issued a pass for the tour.  We have multiple dates available.  If you need a tour outside of the set dates, please contact Natalie Baldwin at baldwinnatalie@hotmail.com . The tour sign up is HERE.

ONE Access

Discover e-books & more with ONE Access!

What does ONE Access offer?
ONE Access has two components this year-something for CMS students and something for CMS staff.

For CMS students:
ONE Access, or “One Number Equals Access,” uses students’ school identification numbers instead of separate library cards. With their ONE Access account, students can:
*Access Library research databases
*Borrow digital materials such as e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, music and video
*Borrow up to 10 print or audio books (no DVDs or music CDs)
There are no overdue fines for ONE Access accounts, but users are responsible for fees on lost or damaged books.

For CMS staff:
If you’re a member of staff in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system, this year your NC EdCloud login number will be a ONE Access E-account, giving you instant access to all of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s online resources. You’ll be automatically enrolled on September 1, 2016.
Here’s how to get started using your ONE Access E-account:
*Go to http://www.cmlibrary.org
*Access resources using your User Name and Pin: ◦Username: CMS+ your 10 digit NC EdCloud login number. For example CMS1234567890
◦Pin number: Last four digits of your login number. For example 7890
Your 10 digit login number is found on your pay stub under Employee ID
These efforts are part of an ongoing commitment by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to benefit the community by increasing literacy and educational success.

Amazon Smile

Shopping on Amazon?
Shop Amazon Smile and donate money to HES at the same time!
When customers shop at Amazon Smile the AmazonSmile Foundation donates .5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization selected by the customer. Each quarter, the Amazon Smile Foundation will make a donation to HES PTA. Please help spread the word to our families and friends! Next time you shop on Amazon please log into smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com. Then type in PTA North Carolina Congress Huntersville Elementary School PTA as your charity and start shopping!

Be There Dad


HES HEROES – Be There Dad Committee

Huntersville Elementary is excited to have a “Be There Dad” chapter back this year. http://betheredad.org We are called the H.E.R.O.E.S. of HES. If you are a dad interested in being a HERO or for more information on our HEROES program, please contact Willie Hester at wehester@gmail.com

PTA Member Discounts

Are you a Member of the HES PTA?

Check out some of these great discounts for members HERE!


shoparoo         A Way to Help HES Raise Money

This year we are excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! This is Huntersville Elementary School’s 2nd year to participate. We have over 114 supporters this year and have already earned over $100!

Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!

Get started today:

1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
2. Select our school from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts – shop anywhere, buy anything!
3. Earn even more Roo Points, or cash donations, by inviting others to join using your personal referral code
4. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions! 4th grade is currently in the lead!

There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo – the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out www.shoparoo.com to learn more about this awesome app! Just ask Angela Williams, Kelli Baucom, and Trisha Coffman – they are our top HES Shoparoo Supporters!

Thank you for your support!
Huntersville Elementary School PTA