Current News and Info
6th and 7th Grade Dance - Friday March 9th
Family Pasta Night Thursday March 22
Join the HB Community for a catered Italian dinner Thursday March 22nd from 4:30-7:00 PM. Entertainment provided by HB’s music program students. We’ll also have evening Book Fair hours, and door prizes!
Thanks to a Delaware State PTA Family Engagement Grant, our Family Pasta Night Pricing/Reservations are changing. Attendees are asked to “Pay What You Wish.” Our hope is that those that can afford last year’s $8/meal ticket price will continue to pay that amount (or more), helping to cover the cost for HB community members with larger families or tighter budgets.
We will not be distributing tickets, but you must be on the reservation list to attend.
HB PTA has been awarded a $250 grant from Delaware PTA!
The PTA applied for and was recently granted a $250 grant from the DE PTA. This grant supports Family Engagement and Arts in Education and will support our Family Pasta Night on March 22, 2018. This grant will make our Family Pasta Night more affordable for our HB families, so that more families can participate in this fun and delicious event. Thank you Martha Helojoki for her amazing grant writing!
Box Tops - Enter to win a prize!
The Winter Games begin in February and it's time to go for gold with box tops! Bring in your cut, valid Box Tops and help our school earn cash! For each bag of 50 box tops brought in between February 1-15, you will be entered to win a prize! Be sure to put the student's name and grade on the bag/envelope and put it in our collection box in the cafeteria!
Student Recognition - week of Feb 19th
Students that have earned distinguished honors for the second marking period will be recognized in assemblies during the week of February 19. PTA will provide them with a snack. Congratulations to all of those students!
Ice Skating Night - Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:30 - 9:30
HB DuPont Middle School Ice Skating Night sponsored by HB PTA. Come join us for a super fun night of ice skating! Invite friends and family. Print the flyer to receive the discounted rate. Plus parent observers are free!
The Skating Club of Wilmington 1301 Carruthers Lane, Wilmington, DE 19803
Bring this flyer to get the discounted rated: $8 Entry Cost $2 Skate Rental! Parent observers are free!
PTA 2017/18 Reflections Contest WINNERS
Author and UD Professor David Teague judged the Reflections Contest.
He said, "As always, it was a complete pleasure reading the work of these amazing writers. Again, it was extremely hard to determine a top 5."
The winners are listed below:
All of their entries have been submitted to move on to the DE State PTA Reflections Competition.
Students-continue pursuing your talents! Congratulations to all of you!
Save the Date:10/19/18, yes, 2018!
HB PTA will be hosting it's first ever Empty Bowls Dinner to benefit a local organization that feeds the hungry.
The Empty Bowls Dinner is a project designed to raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity in our community. Through HB's amazing Art program, students and families will make bowls that will be sold at the event. We will serve a simple meal of donated soup and bread from local restaurants. This will be a community wide event, showcasing HB's Art program and the entire HB/Hockessin community!
Stay tuned for more details on how you can be involved with this event!
OPSPARC - Optimus Prime Spinoff Promotion & Research Challenge
This contest is open to 3-12th graders and begins in October.
How the challenge works?
Students will investigate NASA technology and Spinoff technology. To display their research and ideas, students will use a combination of text, images and videos to create a Glogster Multimedia Poster. This poster will be submitted and the student(s) ideas will be shared with NASA.
This is not a PTA sponsored program however, one of our PTA representatives was told about this exciting challenge and wanted to share this info with our HB duPont families.
Please go to the website for more info https://nasaopsparc.com/
Contact Opspark at https://nasaopsparc.com/contact-us/
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HB DuPont Middle School PTA recognized as a National PTA School of Excellence
Congratulations to H.B. duPont Middle School PTA for being 1 of 141 local PTAunits across the country earning the 2017-2019 School of Excellence designation from the National PTA School of Excellence Program! This recognition celebrates the recipient’s year-long commitment to engage families in the school improvement process. The School of Excellence Program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to engage more families in student success and school improvements, while creating stronger family-school-community connections.
We are so proud of the work H.B. duPont PTA is doing. Earlier this year we reported several other national and state awards that H.B. duPont PTA received.
This is the first time Delaware has ever had a PTA unit earn multiple awards/grants within the same school year. The fact that H.B.duPont has achieved this incredible accomplishment is indicative of their ongoing commitment to the mission and vision of PTA in serving their students and school community. Each program that H.B. applied for is designed to enhance family engagement, stronger schools and an increased focus on Arts appreciation in the schools.
HB and our PTA will be recognized at the October Red Clay School Board meeting 7 PM, October 18th at Cab Calloway School of the Arts Auditorium. Please come support HB!
Great things happen when you are a part of HB’s PTA!!!
HB Spirit Wear
The HB Spirit Wear online store is open!!
Front Marquee Sign Update:
The sign is finished and functioning! Make sure to check it for important school information.
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.
'Reflections' 2017/18 Theme "Within Reach"
Reflections 2016/17 Winners:
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.