• September 13, 2019

    • Coupon Books are officially on sale!  This is a huge fundraiser for our school and every dollar helps!  An email was sent out yesterday and information was sent home today with your child.  
    • Mark your calendar for Picture Day on September 25.  
    • PTO Highlights:
      • The clinic is in need of donated shorts.  All sizes for both girls and boys are much appreciated.  If you can give, just drop off items in the front office. We are so grateful and appreciate how our Hawk family comes together to help out!
      • We are excited to have Reflections Art Competition back this school year! The Theme this year is: Bravely Be You. Reflections offers students at HVES the opportunity to express ideas or feelings in a unique way, by encouraging creativity and self- expression. Please submit art pieces to your teacher starting  September 12th - November 6th.  
      • Our General Membership Meeting will be Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00 pm in the library. We will have volunteer sign-ups and information on our fall festival, Hoe Down. The Crave, Food Truck will provide dinner and Premier Marital Arts will be providing a FUN program for students
      • Our FIRST Dine to Donate is Thursday, September 19th at Blaze Pizza in Turkey Creek. Come out have dinner and support HVES!
      • Enrichment is back! We are getting ready for the fall semester of the after school Enrichment Program! Students really enjoy these classes and it gives our teachers a chance to share their skills and hobbies with students who may not otherwise have these opportunities. Look for more information in your child's Tuesday folder later this month.
      • Our next All Pro Dad will be Friday, September 27th.

     

    September 6, 2019

    • Tonight is HVA’s first home game against Science Hill!  You may have noticed the HVA Dance Team and HVA Football Team here this morning greeting your children!  Love our community!
    • Coupon Book sales start soon!  They begin next Friday, September 13!  The money we get from these is incredible and helps our school is multiple ways!  We keep $8 from every $10 book sold. More information will be sent soon!  
    • Would you like to honor someone's memory or a birthday? Donate a book to our library through our Amazon.com wish list! A book purchased from the wish list will be shipped directly to us and we then label the item with a book plate that includes a donation message in honor or in memory of your special someone or occasion.  Go to www.amazon.com, use the Find List feature and search "HVES Library" or simply select the link below: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3JC20852LH9MY.  Be sure, when ordering, to include a message with the information you would like to appear on the book plate, e.g., "In honor of Joe Q. Student's 10th birthday, from Nana Joe" or "In memory of Grandpa Wilson." Don't see something on the list that seems right for the occasion or person? Contact Ms. Foust at ronda.foust@knoxschools.org to ask for suggestions based on your honoree's interests. 
    • Just a reminder that we serve breakfast to students every day beginning at 7:15 am.  Please have your child at school by 7:30 am if they will be eating breakfast.
    • PTO Highlights:
      • Mark your calendars! The PTO has a lot of FUN exciting events and activities coming up! 
      • We are excited to have Reflections Art Competition back this school year! The Theme this year is: Bravely Be You. Reflections offers students at HVES the opportunity to express ideas or feelings in a unique way, by encouraging creativity and self- expression. Look for more information in your child's Tuesday folder next week.
      • Our General Membership Meeting will be Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00 pm in the library. We will have volunteer sign-ups and information on our fall festival, Hoe Down. The Crave, Food Truck will provide dinner and Premier Marital Arts will be providing a FUN program for students
      • Our FIRST Dine to Donate is Thursday, September 19th at Blaze Pizza in Turkey Creek. Come out have dinner and support HVES!
      • Enrichment is back! We are getting ready for the fall semester of the after school Enrichment Program! Students really enjoy these classes and it gives our teachers a chance to share their skills and hobbies with students who may not otherwise have these opportunities. Look for more information in your child's Tuesday folder later this month.
      • Our next All Pro Dad will be Friday, September 27th.

     

    August 30, 2019

    • HVES will be gaining two robotics teams this year.  With this exciting opportunity coming, we will be hosting a mandatory parent meeting at 7am on Thursday, September 5th, for all families of students interested in joining.  Basic information and questions will be answered at that time. Please email Jessica Everitt with any questions/concerns at jessica.everitt@knoxschools.org.
    • We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances.  But, we also know that when students miss too much school, regardless of the reason, it can cause them to fall behind academically.  Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent, which means missing 17 or more days over the course of an entire school year.  Research shows:
      • Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.  
      • By 6th grade, chronic absence is proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school. 
      • By 9th grade, good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores.  
    • PTO Highlights
      • It was a pleasure to meet so many families at Parent Night! If you haven't already joined the PTO, you can still do so at our General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 17th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the library. We will have a food truck, The Crave, and Premier Martial Arts providing a fun program for students.
      • Thank you to all that have bought Spirit Wear.  All orders purchased and not received at Parent Night will be delivered the first week of September. Any remaining Spirit Wear will be available for purchase at our General Membership Meeting. 
      • Thank you to all those that attended All Pro Dad this morning! We had 223 students and dads in attendance!!!!  Look for our next All Pro Dad on Friday, September 27th. 
      • Hoe Down is coming! Hoe Down will be Friday, November 1st from 5:00 to 8:00. We are looking for Silent Auction items. If you or your business would like to donate an item, please let us know. We are collecting now through October 25th. This is another great way to support HVES! Thank you to those that have already given.



    August 23, 2019

    • Tuesday, August 27th is an in-service day for staff.  Students DO NOT have school.  
    • Kindergarten Parent Night is Monday, August 26 5:00-6:00.  
    • PTO Highlights
      • Our Membership Drive is in full swing! Help us reach our goal of 100% this year and be part of this important organization. Memberships are $6 for individual and $25 for family. 100% of ALL funds raised for the membership drive stay in our school. Plus, don't miss out on some great coupon packages provided by local sponsors! 
      • Hoe Down is coming! Hoe Down will be Friday, November 1st from 5:00 to 8:00. We are looking for Silent Auction items. If you or your business would like to donate an item, please let us know. We are collecting now through October 25th. This is another great way to support HVES! Thank you to those that have already given.
      • Mark your calendars:
        • Our first All Pro Dad meeting for this year will be held on Friday, August 30th at 6:30 am in the cafeteria. Additional details will come home with your children in their Tuesday folders.
        • Our first General Membership meeting will be on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00 pm in the library. There will be a FUN activity for students attending presented by Premier Martial Arts. We will also have a food truck, Forks on the Road, available to grab dinner before the meeting!
        • Our first Dine to Donate will be Thursday, September 19th at Blaze Pizza in Turkey Creek!


    August 16, 2019

    • Traffic has been running smoothly this week, but will increase this coming Monday with the start of all Kindergarten students. Please be patient as we integrate 200 additional cars into the car line.  It will get better as each day passes.  
    • Mark your calendar for Parent Nights!  This is the night parents are invited to come learn more about your child’s classroom.  
      • 1st Grade: August 20 5:00-6:00
      • 4th and 5th Grade: August 19 5:00-6:00
      • Kindergarten: August 26 5:00-6:00
    • PTO Highlights
      • Thank you to all those who came out for the Kindergarten Popsicle Party! We had so much fun celebrating our littlest Hawks.
      • Our Membership Drive is in full swing, so don't forget to sign up for the PTO. Help us reach our goal of 100% this year and be part of this important organization. Memberships are $6 for individual and $25 for family. 100% of all funds raised for the membership drive stay in our school. Plus, don't miss out on some great coupon packages provided by local sponsors! Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the PTO so far!
      • We will have our membership and spirit wear tables set up at all the upcoming Parent Nights. This will be the last opportunity to buy spirit wear until Hoe Down on November 1st. A BIG thanks to our membership and spirit wear committees for working so hard with all of the back to school activities.
      • Hoe Down is coming! Hoe Down will be Friday, November 1st from 5:00 to 8:00. We are looking for Silent Auction items. If you or your business would like to donate an item, please let us know. We are collecting now through October 25th. This is another great way to support HVES! Thank you to those that have already given.
      • Mark your calendars:
        • Our first All Pro Dad meeting for this year will be held on Friday, August 30th at 6:30 am in the cafeteria. Additional details will come home with your children in their Tuesday folders. 
        • Our first General Membership meeting will be on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00 pm in the library. There will be a FUN activity for students attending presented by Premier Martial Arts.
        • Our first Dine to Donate will be Thursday, September 19th at Blaze Pizza in Turkey Creek!  

     

    August 9, 2019

    • Student enrollment continues to climb.  Due to this, we have added additional tables to our cafeteria.  There is not extra seating available for parents. Parents will only be able to eat at the outside picnic area located outside the cafeteria. This is outside seating so be aware of the weather before you come. The first day parents will be able to come for lunch is August 20.  
    • Mark your calendar for Parent Nights!  This is the night parents are invited to come learn more about your child’s classroom.  
      • 1st Grade: August 12 5:00-6:00 August 19 5:00-6:00
      • 2nd and 3rd Grade: August 15 5:00-6:00
      • 4th and 5th Grade: August 19 5:00-6:00
      • Kindergarten: August 26 5:00-6:00
    • We have a new Facebook page for our school that will be updated with all the fabulous things going on throughout the year.  Search for “Hardin Valley Elementary School” to follow. Please also make sure you are following our PTO Facebook page at “Hardin Valley Elementary PTO”.  
    • PTO Highlights
      • The Popsicle Party for all Kindergarten students and their families will be THIS Sunday, August 11th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the front pavilion. Come meet some new friends and members of our Board.
      • We will be selling the newest spirit wear at our upcoming Parent Nights. Come and get ready for the school year with some new gear!
      • Thank you to everyone who has signed up for the PTO so far! We will also have our Membership tables set up at all the upcoming Parent Nights. A big thanks to our Membership committee for their hard work over the summer. 
      • Thank you to our Membership Sponsors: Adventure Action Park, Aubrey's, Blaze Pizza, Great Clips, HWY 55, Jason's Deli, Menchies, Muse, Pigtails & Crewcuts, Salsarita's, Sports Clips, Stefano's & Zaxby's
      • Mark your calendars:
        • Our first All Pro Dad meeting for this year will be held on Friday, August 30th at 6:30 am in the cafeteria. Additional details will come home with your children in their Tuesday folders. 
        • Our first General Membership meeting will be on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00 pm in the library.

     

    August 2, 2019

    • The first day is Monday for 1st-5th!  Just a reminder that the doors open every morning at 7:00.  The first day is a half day with dismissal beginning at 11:15.  Parents will be able to escort students to their classrooms on the first day only.  Plan to arrive early, since parking will be at a minimum and traffic will be heavy. Pending weather, the grassy area in front of the school will be opened for overflow parking on the first day.  This entrance is located right before the school entrance on Steele Road. Breakfast will be served on the first day as well, but lunch will not.  
    • Mark your calendar for Parent Nights!  This is the night parents are invited to come learn more about your child’s classroom.  
      • 1st Grade: August 12 5:00-6:00
      • 2nd and 3rd Grade: August 15 5:00-6:00
      • 4th and 5th Grade: August 19 5:00-6:00
      • Kindergarten: August 26 5:00-6:00
    • We have a new Facebook page for our school that will be updated with all the fabulous things going on throughout the year.  Search for “Hardin Valley Elementary School” to follow. Please also make sure you are following our PTO Facebook page at “Hardin Valley Elementary PTO”.  
    • Our cafeteria is hiring.  If you know of someone that might be interested, please tell them to apply on the KCS website.  
    • Thank you to:
      • Providence Church for gathering together last Sunday to spruce up our campus!  It is beautiful and much appreciated!
      • OUR PTO!!!!!  Our PT0 has spent many hours this summer planning for this coming school year and working in many different capacities to make our school great!  They fed the entire staff lunch yesterday prior to Sneak Peek and treated us with ice cream earlier in the week.
      • Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Kids Hope Program welcomed our staff with breakfast and a great message to start our school year! 

     

    July 31, 2019

    Another exciting school year is about to begin! The entire staff has been working and planning this week to welcome your sweet children!  Below is some information you need for the beginning of the year.  

     

    • Come meet your teacher at Sneak Peek from 3:00-5:00 on Thursday, August 1.  This is for 1st-5th grade students. Kindergarten’s Sneak Peek is August 12 from 4:30-6:00.  
    • The first day is Monday for 1st-5th!  Just a reminder that the doors open every morning at 7:00.  The first day is a half day with dismissal beginning at 11:15.  Parents will be able to escort students to their classrooms on the first day only.  Plan to arrive early, since parking will be at a minimum and traffic will be heavy. Breakfast will be served on the first day as well, but lunch will not.  
    • Mark your calendar for Parent Nights!  This is the night parents are invited to come learn more about your child’s classroom.  
      • 1st Grade: August 12 5:00-6:00
      • 2nd and 3rd Grade: August 15 5:00-6:00
      • 4th and 5th Grade: August 19 5:00-6:00
      • Kindergarten: August 26 5:00-6:00
    • We have a new Facebook page for our school that will be updated with all the fabulous things going on throughout the year.  Search for “Hardin Valley Elementary School” to follow. Please also make sure you are following our PTO Facebook page at “Hardin Valley Elementary PTO”.  
    • PTO Highlights
      • PTO would like to welcome back all our students and families and extend a special welcome to our new Hawks joining us this year. We have been hard at work all summer to make sure we have another incredible year at HVES. Here are a few school activities coming up:
        • The Popsicle Party for all rising Kindergarten students and their families will be Sunday August 11th from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the front pavilion. Come meet some new friends and members of our PTO Board. 
        • We will be selling the newest spirit wear at Parent Night. Come get ready for the school year with some cool new gear.  
        • We look forward to seeing you all next week as we start the new school year together.