From Our PTA Board
Our goal this year is to work together to assist every student and family at Howard Drive Elementary in having a safe, healthy and successful school year despite the times we are living in. In order to do this, we need your help! If you are able to, please consider joining the PTA this year. Memberships are on sale now.
We are currently applying to renew our National PTA School of Excellence award and have chosen encouraging a healthy lifestyle (both physically and mentally) as our initiative for the year being that in current times we are all trying to stay healthy and activities have been limited for many children leading to a less active lifestyle. As a result, we have launched our Wellness Bingo for the month of January where the kids can complete a bingo card full of wellness related activities to recieve incentive prozes. You can download your bingo card here. Additionally, we are very excited to announce our HDE Walk to Wellness, an at home walk taking place on February 27th that we are working with Boosterthon to bring to our school community. This walk will help us raise much needed funds for our school, but we hope to also encourage everyone to get out on this fun and healthy 35 minute walk with the whole family! If you pre-ordered your Walk to Wellness shirt, they will be delivered a week or two before the walk and we will deliver them to class for in school students or alert you to when they can be picked up for MSO students. These fun shirts can be worn on the day of the event to show your support but also to identify other walkers in your neighborhood so you can cheer each other on. Students can also wear these shirts as Friday shirts for school.
In April, we will be bringing you our annual Silent Auction. We are currently seeking silent auction donations as well as sponsorships for the event. If your company is interested in donating or sponsoring, please contact Jennifer Zika at firstname.lastname@example.org or 786.269.8189.
As always, please make sure you sign up to receive our e-mails to stay up-to-date on the latest information. This is especially important this year! Last, but not least, don't miss our General PTA meeting on Thursday, February 18th at 6:00 pm. Register here to attend our Zoom meeting. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! We miss you all so very much! If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please reach out! Don't hesitate to contact us today!