Are you ready?! If you’re like me, you’ve been trying to get organized for the first day of school, while still relaxing and savoring the last bits of summer. It’s not really working all that well trying to do both, but hopefully we’ll be prepared. Speaking of the start of school, have you updated your Infinite Campus accounts and visited the Piedmont Store yet? If you have, thank you, and if you haven’t, please do so as soon as possible. The updating is important in maintaining student safety, and your contributions to our schools, parents clubs, and parent support groups are vital to the success of our schools and district. For the Piedmont Store, please pay particular attention to the Havens-specific items such as Havens Parents Club membership, Class Funds, Field Trip Funds, Volunteer Opportunities, Technology Fund, and Tri-School Lice Checks.
In addition, to get you in the school spirit, please join us at the HPC Back-to-School Coffee in Ellen Driscoll on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 15, from 8:30-10:00 am. After you drop off your student, you can grab a cup of joe, sign up for Havens volunteer opportunities, talk with HPC board members, meet new parents, and catch up with old friends. Then bring the entire family to celebrate the start of the school year at the Havens Family Fun Fest on Friday, August 18, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Kick off the weekend by hanging out with friends and meeting new ones, enjoying dinner (available for purchase or bring a picnic), learning about the many parent groups that support our school district, signing up to volunteer, and purchasing fabulous new Havens merchandise. It will be fun for both parents and kids, so please join us.
Many HPC board members, such as those working in the areas of Merchandise, After-School Enrichment, Room Parents, Lunch Services, and Harvest Festival, have been busy this summer preparing for the new school year. Please thank them by stopping by their tables at the coffee or family fun fest and buying their wares, signing up for classes, or volunteering. By doing so, you will be benefiting Havens greatly. Thanks!
Dana Lung, HPC President