• February 23

    • Class pictures are this Wednesday, February 28.
    • Total funds raised during the last BoxTop collection was $549! Free money for our kids! Please keep on cutting them out and saving them!
    • Worrying about keeping our children safe should not be something we are even having to address, but unfortunately we live in a time where this is our reality. Please know that your children are safe while here at school. We take our security and procedures very seriously. Below are just a few of the things we do throughout the year.
      • We update our security plan each year, review it with school security and with the staff to make sure everyone knows the expectations.
      • We have held roundtable meetings with Knoxville Police Department, Knox County Sheriff's department, and Knox County Schools security to identify any additional precautions needed, to address concerns, and to review our safety plan for effectiveness.
      • We have regular practice drills with our students and staff to insure that everyone knows what to do in the event of an emergency.       In fact, we had one today.
    • PTA News:
      • TWO WEEKS AWAY!  Our annual Hawk Walk fundraiser is coming up on Friday, March 9!!  This is our healthy initiative fun run and donation drive!  Starting next Friday, 3/2, we will kick off the event with our student pep rally!  Our goal this year is to raise $25,000 to use for phase II of rebuilding our playground!  Check out our Facebook page for updates.  Collection envelopes and parent information will go home with students next Friday after the pep rally!  We have lots of fun prizes this year!!  This is alway a fun and exciting time for students and families!  Together, we can reach our school goal!!!  
      • Thank you to our school sponsor, Aubrey's, for their incredible and generous Valentine's luncheon they provided last week for our teachers and staff!  It was quite the spread.  HVES PTA loves our teachers and staff!  
      • We hope y'all enjoyed another fun All Pro Dads meeting this morning and don't forget to come to our next one on Friday, March 23!  This is a fun monthly breakfast for parents and their children to spend some fun and quality time together! 
      • And thank you to all our families who skipped cooking dinner this week and joined us at Jason's Deli for our Dine to Donate night out!  Our next one will be on April 11 at Salsarita's.  

    February 16

    • Monday, February 19 is an in-service day for teachers. There is NO school for students.
    • Just this week, the board approved to change the April 2nd in-service day to May 1st for the election. This means there will be school for students on April 2nd, but not May 1st.
    • Our teachers have been spoiled this week! A huge thank you to our PTA and Aubrey’s for feeding our bellies today and Kids Hope for treating us to doughnuts.
    • Huge thanks to Terry Hill, our local board member, for always being present at our school events and an advocate for our children! Just this past week, she visited with our staff at our monthly staff meeting and attended our PTA meeting.
    • HVMS is hosting an initial meeting to establish their PTSA on February 20, 2018, at 6pm in the Hardin Valley Academy Auditorium. A brief information session about the upcoming school year, led by the principal, will follow. Due to limited space & time, this event is only open to parents/guardians of students currently zoned for HVMS.  
    • PTA News:
      • Thanks to all those families who dropped off peanut butter for our Peanut Butter Drive to benefit Second Harvest of East Tennessee. Your generosity means so much to so many families in our area!!  
      • Skip cooking dinner next Wednesday, Feb 21 and join us at Jason’s Deli anytime from 4pm - 9pm for our dine to donate night.A portion of the proceeds goes back to our school!  We hope to see you all there.  
      • Mark your calendars- Hawk Walk is coming up on Friday, March 9!  This is our healthy initiative fun run and donation drive.  Students can bring in donations each day during the week of the run to win fun prizes!  We will even have top student prizes this year and a school-wide prize if our overall goal is met!  All funds raised will be used for phase II of rebuilding our playground.  We will be kicking off that week with our student pep rally on Friday, March 2.This is always a fun and exciting time for students and families. 

    February 8

    • What a week! I’m hoping that this email is finding you and your family healthy! School will resume this coming Monday!
    • The 4½ weeks will be ending on 2/7. Interims will come home on 2/14.
    • Monday, February 19 is an in-service day for teachers. There is NO school for students.
    • PTA News:
      • Our PTA general membership meeting is coming up on Tuesday, February 13 at 6pm. We will be recognizing all of our school partners and sponsors for all they do for our school. So come out and see what businesses are in our community and say thanks for all their support of HVES! Don’t miss food trucks (we will even have a cookie dough food truck in honor of Valentine’s Day) and a fun activity for those students attending the meeting.
      • Next week, Feb. 12 - 16, HVES PTA in participation with Knox County PTA, will be hosting our annual Peanut Butter Drive to benefit Second Harvest of East Tennessee. Let’s be helping Hawks because hunger hurts all year ‘round.  The drop-off point will be just past the office.  You can also bring in items the evening of the PTA meeting!  
      • Mark your calendars- Hawk Walk is coming up on Friday, March 9!  This is our healthy initiative fun run and donation drive.  Students can bring in donations each day during the week of the run to win fun prizes!  We will even have top student prizes this year and a school-wide prize if our overall goal is met!  All funds raised will be used for phase II of rebuilding our playground.  We will be kicking off that week with our student pep rally on Friday, March 2.This is always a fun and exciting time for students and families.  Don’t miss more information going out next week at the PTA meeting and in student folders!