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Olivia Ormsby (2 entries)
Sareena was also the winner of the Theme Search contest at the State level. Her entry has been submitted to the National Level for judging.
Congratulations to all of you for your winning Reflections Entries. Good luck at the state level. The State PTA will be contacting you if your entry is chosen to move on to the national level.
Family Pasta Night: Tuesday February 21 (4:45 PM to 7:00 PM)
Join us on Tuesday February 21 for the HB PTA’s Family Pasta Night. We’ll transform the cafeteria into an Italian Bistro for this buffet-style pasta dinner prepared by Appleton Catering. Pay by February 14 for a discounted price of $8 per dinner. We’ll have door prizes, evening book fair hours, and some special live entertainment.
The PTA planned this family engagement event as an opportunity for students, teachers and their families to socialize at our school. We want your family to have a fun night out together, but we'll need your help to make this a successful night!
Attention bakers and dessert lovers! We are requesting donations of baked goods for Family Pasta Night desserts. Donations should be delivered to HB on Tuesday, February 21 by 4 pm.
Scholastic Book Fair: Feb 21-24.
All students visit the book fair during their ELA classes. Parent volunteers are needed to help run the fair during the school day and the evening hours in conjunction with Family Pasta Night.
Our major goal for the Warrior fund this year was to have a new digital sign installed in the front of the school property. Planning and funding are underway. The PTA recently received a $1,000 grant from NCC Councilwoman Janet Kilpatrick and a $2,000 donation from Max Rodriquez. The new sign construction will get underway this spring.
Breakfast Vending Machines
The Nutrition Department is pleased to announce the arrival of a brand new breakfast vending machine! This vending machine will be located at the main doors in the back of the building and will dispense full breakfasts at no charge to the students. The students simply enter their birthday and student ID number and then select which breakfast they desire, then can enjoy it in their first class. We are really counting on the students to be responsible and careful to clean up any mess they may make while eating, and not to eat near their Chromebooks or other electronic equipment.
Of course, the students can still come to the cafeteria and select their breakfast, this is just another way that HB is making breakfast available to everyone. Cash is not accepted in this machine, and only one breakfast per day per student will be dispensed. We are also urging all students with a food allergy to continue to come to the cafeteria and get their lunch from the staff so that they can ensure they are eating foods that are safe for them.
The machine will be available to use on Monday, November 28. It will be on every school day from 7:00am until 8:30am. Please look for a Nutrition Department staff member to be available to assist the students during the first week of its operation.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Stacey Buchanan, cafeteria manager at 302.239.3425.
School of Excellence Information
The HB Dupont Middle School PTA knows that a strong partnership among our families, school leaders, and community at-large is important for the success of our students and school. That’s why we are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence program, which celebrates partnerships between PTA and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.
At a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement. We feel HB Dupont Middle School and HBMS PTA can achieve that together – and the result will be national, state and community-wide visibility for the positive impact we are making together at HB.
We need your help! As part of the process, National PTA requests feedback from families at two points in the school year – the beginning and end. Your feedback in the beginning of the program will help to generate a customized Roadmap to Excellence, which will provide specific recommendations for improving our family-school partnership and achieving excellence.
Please take 5-10 minutes to reflect on your experience at this school and complete the attached survey.
ATTENTION: BOOK DRIVE for one of our Warrior Families -
As many of you are aware there was a large house fire last night (Oct 12, 2016) in our area. The home belonged to the Annapragada family who have a student at HB, North Star and Charter. Mr. Bastianelli spoke with the family this morning to see what we could do to help. While there are some other group efforts being made to assist the family, HB has decided to do a book drive. The family are avid readers and had a collection of over 3000 books which were very valuable to them and they are very upset with losing. If you feel the calling to assist the family in this way you can drop off books or gift cards for book stores, to the HB front office. Thanks so much for your support and we are just thankful that the family is safe.
The Annapragada's have 3 sons, 4th, 7th and 10th grade.