A Word from Mr. Ruppenthal

A Word from Mr. Ruppenthal

Please note the following policy regarding our morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-up procedures. Continuing complaints from residents to the Huntersville Police Department have necessitated these changes. The main area of concern is the “stacking” of vehicles along Sherwood Rd before the official morning and afternoon arrival and dismissal times (7:30 am and 3:00 pm). Please direct any questions regarding the new policy to the Huntersville Police Department.

Morning Car Drop-Off
  • Do not arrive prior to 7:30 am
  • Pull up to the farthest point as directed by staff to unload your child
  • Children must exit from the passenger side of the vehicle
  • Do not get out of your car in the car rider line to assist your child
  • If you park you must walk your child up to the front entrance
  • Huntersville PD will begin writing citations to any vehicles “stacked” along Sherwood Rd prior to 7:30 am beginning October 29
 Afternoon Pick-Up
  • Do not arrive prior to 3:00 pm
  • Pull up to the farthest point as directed by staff
  • Please refrain from cell phone use for student and staff safety
  • Do not park and attempt to “pull” your child from the car rider staging area. This creates confusion for staff and is unsafe
  • If your child needs assistance with buckling in to your vehicle please pull forward and park

 

Ben’s Beginners

Huntersville Elementary has been nominated by a local Huntersville resident, Nichole Lee, for the Uncle Ben’s Beginner’s Contest where five of twenty five schools will be awarded a grand prize of $30,000! Uncle Ben’s believes cooking is an essential life skill, as important as reading and writing.  Some of the benefits of kids that cook include eating healthier foods, performing better in school and making long lasting memories.

We need as many votes as possible to help our school win!  PLEASE HELP US AND VOTE BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW!  You can vote everyday until November 11, 2018!

https://beginners.unclebens.com/finalist-gallery  Then scroll down and Vote for Nichole and her daughter: My Mommy Makes Dinner Yummy – Uncle Ben’s Rice, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauli In The Tummy.

HES Family Fun Night

HES night out November 27! Get your group together and enjoy the game as Davidson hosts Charlotte in the Battle for the Hornets’ Nest Trophy! Order by November 6 to get discount pricing! Each youth ticket comes with a drawstring backpack and a voucher for a shot on the court postgame! Please share the event with your friends and family via text, email, and social media. People who buy from your link will sit with you for the game! All fans will receive their tickets via email a day before the event.

order tickets online HERE

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

WELCOME DESK NEEDS YOUR HELP

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.

https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=5080849a5ae29a0fa7-heswelcome

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

PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

 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

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

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

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