Saturday, December 12, 2015

HGF Angel Tree

The Annual Giving Tree is up at Highland Goffe's Falls! Every year, this tree is set up to help families that are in need at HGF. The Giving Tree coincides with the "Toy Drive" that is sponsored by the Student Council.
Items on the tree are essentials only, such as clothing or winter boots and coats.

In the past, the Giving Tree has been supported by HGF staff. This year, there was some interest at a PTA meeting to open it up to all HGF families for donations. The tree will be available until next Friday, December 18th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Towne,

There is also a Toy Drive happening. Learn more here.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Restaurant of the Month: Panera 12/16

Join us Thursday, December 16th at Panera Bread for our Restaurant of the Month Fundraiser.

Address: 52 March Avenue, Manchester
Hours: 4-8pm

School Store Items for Sale - HGF Student Council

The following items are available for purchase from the school store.  The store is run by the HGF Student Council and is open Fridays from 8:30-8:45am.

Name Tag Holder (Lanyard), $1.25
Stamps, $0.50
Ball Game Pencil Sharpeners, $1.00
Mechanical Pencils, $0.50   
Regular Pencil Sharpeners, $1.00    
3-Wheel Erasers, $0.75
Chocolate Pencil Sharpeners, $1.00
Twisted Candy Cane erasers, $0.50
Colorful Ballpoint Pens, $1.00
Pixel (Minecraft type) Pencils, $1.00
Mustache Pencils, $1.00
Glue, $0.75
Jump Rope, $1.00
HGF Pennants, $2.75
Pencil Pennants, $1.25
Fruit Scented Glitter Pen, $1.00
Protractor, $0.50
HGF decals, $3.00
Supply Carrier, $1.50
HGF T-Shirt, $6.00
Pencils, $0.25
Eyeball Erasers, $0.50
Heart Erasers, $0.25
Pencil lead, $0.75
Animal bookmark, $0.50
Ruler, $1.50
3 pack of staples, $1.50
Shoelaces/pair (Twisted), $4.00

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December - News and Important Dates

A new month means lots of new things for the calendar.  Please mark down these important dates.

Manchester Monarchs Raffle - 12/3 Deadline
Purchase by December 3rd for your chance to win a 4-pack of Silver level tickets valued at $85. Download the order form and see more details here.

Barnes & Noble Book Fair - 12/4
Proceeds from this book fair go toward literacy programs. See more details here.

No Sale December Raffle - 12/11 Deadline
Anyone who has donated by that date (including those who have already donated) will be entered in a drawing to win passes to "Jump on In" located in Nashua. See more details here.

PTA Meeting 
There will be no PTA meeting in December. Our next meeting will be January 20th at 3:30pm.

Bake Sale - 12/16
The bake sale will benefit the third graders. Third grade parents are especially encouraged to bring in an item to be sold. However, all families are welcome to donate - it's all appreciated!
Homemade goodies are great, but store-bought items are appreciated, too.  Here are a few suggestions for store-bought items that are popular: juice boxes, crackers, cookies, etc.

December School Reminders:
12/4 -Trimester Ends
12/23 - Half Day, students dismissed at 11:15am
12/24-1/1 - Vacation

Looking Ahead to January:
1/18 - No School
1/20 - PTA Meeting will be held at 3:30pm to accommodate teachers.
1/27 - Bake Sale (4th grade)

Monday, November 30, 2015

PTA Bylaw Review

It is time to review our bylaws as mandated by national PTA.  Paid HGF PTA members should review this document in preparation for our January 20th meeting at 3:30pm.

Read the Current Bylaws.

Anyone who would like to make amendments to the bylaws should contact PTA President Stacey Weigler to have an item added to the agenda for review. Only paid PTA members will be able to vote and pass on changes and approval of the bylaws.

To become a paid HGF PTA member, or renew your membership, please GO HERE.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

PTA Meeting Special Topic Survey

The goal of HGF PTA is to support all the families of HGF, as well as benefiting the school itself. In an effort to provide parent/guardians with more resources, we are working with community resource partners plan some informational sessions at our PTA meetings in the New Year.

We need to know what YOU are most interested in learning about. Thank you for taking the time to complete this very brief survey.

Manchester Monarchs Raffle Tickets

Purchase your Manchester Monarch's Raffle Tickets for your chance to win a 4-pack of Silver Level tickets valued at $85!

Be sure to check your child's folder TODAY for the form.  Return no later than December 3rd. The drawing will be held and announced December 4th.

December No Sale Raffle - Jump On In

Thank you to all that have donated to the NO SALE.  We still have a long ways to go toward our goal of $17,000.

Our next big push is for December 11th. Anyone who has donated by that date (including those who have already donated) will be entered in a drawing to win passes to "Jump on In" located in Nashua.

Please help us reach our fundraising goal!

SAVE THE DATE: Barnes & Noble Book Fair, 12/4

Please save the date for the HGF annual Barnes & Noble Bookfair on December 4th.  Proceeds from this book fair go toward purchasing texts needed in the classrooms. 

After-school Activities include:
·        Storytime
·        Arts & Crafts
·        Cookie Decorating (with the purchase of a cookie from the cafĂ©)
·        HGF Chorus performs at 6:30pm
·        Barnes & Noble Special Presentation of The Polar Express at 7:00
Some of your favorite teachers will be on hand to read stories and work on arts & crafts projects!

Can't Attend? Visit BN.COM/bookfair  to support us online from December 4-9th by entering Bookfair ID 1173062 at checkout.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thank you Southwest Airlines!

At the November Good Citizens Assembly, students were visited by Mrs. Tobey and Mr. Lopez, parents of HGF students and Southwest employees, who presented a check for $500.00.

HGF received the check for being chosen from a drawing for participating in Southwest's Fall Volunteer Program. The money will be spent on books for classrooms.

MSD NOW HIRING: Substitutes

Manchester School District is looking to enhance its pool of substitute faculty and staff. Substitutes for classroom teachers, paraprofessionals and administrative assistants are needed regularly when there are unexpected absences. 

A degree is not required, but people who have earned at least 48 college credits may qualify to be substitute teachers in the Manchester School District.
Please call 624-6300 and dial 0 to ask Pam for an application packet.