Willow Elementary PTA

Project Comfort & Joy Has Begun!

At High Tech Elementary School, we are dedicated to helping each other. We understand that one of the strengths of our school is its rich diversity of community, with our students coming from many different backgrounds and situations.

Project Comfort & Joy is a way that our school provides extra support through the holiday season for some of our own HTES families. We are collecting donations over the next 2 weeks that will be used to provide necessities to help the families, in our own community, who could use some extra support as the weather turns colder and the long school break is upon us.

Starting Monday December 5:

Choose a gift request on a gift tag, from the display outside the front office or on select days you can pick one up from volunteers during outside drop-off/pickup.

Purchase, wrap and return gifts to the front office no later than Friday, December 16.

Please make sure to include the original gift tag, so we know who the gift is for. It’s that easy!

Last year, we were able to provide gifts for twenty-five children from eight of our own High Tech families as well as providing $100 for food during the holiday break.

Thank you for your support!

Please contact the PTA with any questions at community@hightechpta.com.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Thanksgiving Food Drive

It’s the time of year again where we take a moment to pause and give thanks for the many wonderful things we have in our lives. It is also a time to share with others who have less. For the second year, High Tech Elementary PTA is proud to partner with Growing Home, a local non-profit that supports North Denver area children and families who are in need.

Last year, High Tech Elementary was able to donate 15 complete baskets, 25 boxes of food and over $500 in gift cards.  Growing Home is hoping to put together a total of 300 baskets this Thanksgiving.  We can easily make this goal by working together as a community.

Below is a list of requested items, broken down by classroom teacher. Please find your childs teacher, and bring the set of listed items to their classroom anytime between Tuesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 17th. PTA volunteers will deliver our our items on Friday, November 18th.

Classrooms that reach 100% participation will be rewarded with a special prize for the children – a pajama day! So bring over and above the number of items assigned in order to ensure success!

We are also collecting gift cards for King Soopers and Walmart in denominations of $10 and $15 in order to cover the cost of a turkey for each family. We are looking to collect 60 of these cards in order to make our Thanksgiving Baskets complete! Please consider making this donation. All gift cards can be turned in to the Thanksgiving Turkey located in the front office.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

If you have any questions, please contact Alexis Clendenin, PTA community chair, at  community@hightechpta.com.

Items Needed By Classroom

Please bring in at least one set of the following items per student, as well as $10 and $15 King Soopers and Walmart gift cards. Items can be delivered to your child’s classroom.

Bush (ECE 3)

1 box Stuffing
1 can Chicken Broth

Gibb (ECE 4)

1 box Cornbread/Dinner Roll Mix
1 can/packet Gravy

 Schmidt (ECE 4)

1 box Cornbread/Dinner Roll Mix
1 box Mashed Potatoes

Gliva (Kindergarten)

1 can Cranberry Sauce
2 cans Sweet Potatoes/Yams

Hollander (Kindergarten)

1 bottle Apple or Cranberry Juice
1 jar instant coffee

Schultz (Kindergarten)

1 can/packet Gravy
1 can Cranberry Sauce

Scotland (Kindergarten)

2 cans Green Beans
2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup

Epps (1st)

2 cans pumpkin or apple pie filling
1 box Pie Crust Mix

Myers (1st)

1 can Cranberry Sauce
2 cans Sweet Potatoes/Yams

Ridder (1st)

2 cans Green Beans
1 can Cranberry Sauce

Babowice (2nd)

1 bottle Apple or Cranberry Juice
1 jar instant coffee

Knickerbocker (2nd)

1 box Cornbread/Dinner Roll Mix
1 box Mashed Potatoes

Taylor (2nd)

1 can/packet Gravy
1 can Cranberry Sauce

Lynn (3rd)

1 box Stuffing
1 can Chicken Broth

Minkoff (3rd)

2 cans Green Beans
2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup

Ziegler (3rd)

2 cans pumpkin or apple pie filling
1 box Pie Crust Mix

Duffy (4th)

2 cans Green Beans
1 can Cranberry Sauce

Scott (4th)

1 box Stuffing
1 can Chicken Broth

Gonzalez (5th)
1 box Cornbread/Dinner Roll Mix
1 can/packet Gravy

Restaurant Nights

Save time cooking and raise money for High Tech by dining out or ordering in this year! Take a look at the upcoming Restaurant programs we have coming up to help support High Tech!
October 31st-November 6th
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Dine in or take-out for lunch or dinner any day between October 31st and November 6th at Wahoo’s in Northfield, and Wahoo’s will donate 25% of incremental sales back to High Tech!
November 14th-November 18th
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Dinner Delivery week with SupperBell
SupperBell, a chef-made dinner delivery service that prepares restaurant quality meals, fresh daily and delivers them to your home, is hosting a week-long fundraiser for High Tech Elementary. SupperBell offers a menu that changes weekly and provides same-day delivery of fully cooked dinners that you quickly reheat, just in time for dinner. 
Families and supporters of High Tech Elementary students are invited to order SupperBell any night (or multiple nights!) between Nov. 14 – 18 – SupperBell will donate 20% of the week’s sales back to our school.  
Simply order online at www.supperbell.com before 3:00 p.m. on the day of delivery, Monday through Friday.  At check out, please enter the promo code SBHIGHTECH to receive 20% back to the school. Once meals are delivered, you simply heat your food up in minutes and enjoy restaurant quality dinners in the comfort of your home. 
Thursday, December 1st
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Bring in our flyer (or ask for one at the restaurant) and earn $3 back for High Tech for every regular pizza and $1 for every kid’s pizza when you dine at Brixx on 12/1/16!
Thursday, December 15th (order by Tuesday, December 13th)
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Support High Tech Elementary and let Jim ‘N Nick’s take care of the cooking!
For $40, you can pre-order a Jim ‘N Nick’s Family Meal to be picked up on Thursday, December 15th after school.  Each meal consists of one pound smoked pork or chicken, two pints scratch-made trimmings, a dozen fresh baked cheese biscuits or 6 buns, and barbecue sauce (feeds 3-4).  
Make your selections on your order form (to be sent home the second week of December), include a check (written out to High Tech Elementary) or cash, and return to the front office by Tuesday, December 13th. Your meal will be waiting for you in front of the school as you pick up your child on December 15th. 25% of each meal sold goes back to High Tech Elementary!!!

Original Works – Coming Soon

Original Works

We are pleased to announce that during the fall 2016 semester, High Tech Elementary PTA will be managing the Original Works School Fundraiser.

In business since 1989, Original Works is the #1 art-based fundraising company in the country.

Through the Original Works program, each child will have the opportunity to have their very own artwork reproduced onto a variety of high quality products, including magnets, mugs, mouse pads, ceramic tiles, T-shirts, note cards and nearly two dozen other products.

Original WorksOnce the artwork is created, parents and children will have the opportunity to select which product or products they would like to feature their artwork. The program is designed to encourage creativity and student self-esteem. The resulting products make unique gifts that are practical for holiday gifts, birthday gifts, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and more!

Order forms are due by Friday, November 11, 2016. Proceeds from the program will be used to support High Tech Elementary PTA. Please contact sbedford@choosepico.com with any questions.

Meet the High Tech Specials Team

Each month the PTA will be featuring some of our amazing staff at High Tech. This month is our Specials Teachers and ECE Teachers. Please take a minute to watch the short video below to learn more about them.

Get to know your ECE Teachers

Each month the PTA will be featuring some of our amazing staff at High Tech. This month is our Specials Teachers and ECE Teachers. Please take a minute to watch the short video below to learn more about them.

Annual Fall Festival – Oct 23rd

MARK YOUR CALENDER!
THE ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL IS OCTOBER
23RD

Mark your calendars for our annual Fall Festival.  

This is a FREE community event open to High Tech students and their families, as well as HTES teachers and staff. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 4-6PM on the High Tech playground.

Come celebrate this fun time of year with hay rides around the school, a costume parade, music, popcorn and apple cider, games and much more!

If you are available to volunteer your time at this event, please follow the Sign Up Genius link for more information.  

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0F4FAFAF2DA20-volunteers

We look forward to seeing you there!

Cup O’Coffee: Friday Sept 9th 7:00am-9:00am

Cup O’Coffee Bar at HTES will be held on Friday, September 9 from 7:00am to 9:00am on the school’s playground. Drop in and donate, stop for a coffee from our sponsor Stapleton Roasters and stay for a bite.

This is also a chance for kids to send in money they would like to contribute to the school — maybe some loose change they found in the couch or spare change from the bottom of mom’s purse. The PTA will be sending home sandwich bags for kids to fill.

Cup O Coffee: Friday Sept 9th 7:00am-9:00am

  • Location: High Tech Elementary Playground
  • Hosts: Trimble and Stabio Families
  • A very special thanks to Stapleton Roasters!

Upcoming DirectGiving events:

  • DirectGiving Social: Saturday Sept 17th @ 6:30pm
  • Endless Summer Soiree, Bohemian Night Under the Stars: Saturday Sept 24th @ 7:00pm
  • Tailgate In The Park: Sunday Oct 2nd 1:00pm-6:30pm

DirectGiving Social: Saturday Sept 17th @ 6:30 pm

Are you new to High Tech’s DirectGiving program? Come learn more. Then join us for a movie under the stars. Kids are welcome.

DirectGiving Social: Saturday Sept 17th @ 6:30 pm

  • Location: 4936 Yosemite Street
  • Hosts: High Tech PTA and the Williams family
  • Kids welcome

Click here to RSVP:  http://evite.me/bxEbuexpJJ

Upcoming DirectGiving events:

  • Endless Summer Soiree, Bohemian Night Under the Stars: Saturday Sept 24th @ 7:00pm
  • Tailgate In The Park: Sunday Oct 2nd 1:00pm-6:30pm