Back-to-School Night was quite informative and fun, and I enjoyed seeing many of you in the classroom, in the hallway and in the breezeway in front of the Merchandise table (thanks for buying the great spirit wear, and thank you to our wonderful Merchandise team for their ubiquity).  A lot was said that evening, so in case you missed some of the announcements, here are 2 important reminders:

  • In order for our classes to go on the field trips that our teachers have planned for the year, and to show our collective appreciation for our teachers and staff, we need your support.  Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to the field trip and class funds.  If you haven’t yet contributed, please consider doing so today by visiting the Piedmont Store ( and making your donations.  While on the store site, if you’re not already a member, please join the Havens Parents Club.  We would love to have every Havens family be a part of HPC.
  • This year’s Harvest Festival will be on September 24 and Havens Harvest Festival representatives Sarah Holt and Jennifer Hong (thank you!) are busy planning for the event.  They need volunteers to staff booths at the event, prepare baked goods for the Cake Walk, and help create scarecrows for Scarecrow Alley.  Please note that the tri-school carnival and scarecrow creations are important fundraisers for Piedmont’s elementary schools.  Please consider volunteering in any of the 3 ways by signing up at for day-of-event duties or baking for the Cake Walk, and/or at to facilitate creating a scarecrow.  And just in time for those scarecrow creations…The Piedmont Makers are holding a workshop to help people build scarecrow bases THIS Saturday, September 9, from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Makers Space (PMS Room 125).  To register, visit

Last but not least, our after-school enrichment (ASE) classes started this week thanks to the leadership and dedication of ASE Co-Chairs Cindy Hinman, Samantha Nobles-Block and Carey Valentine and their creative and conscientious ASE coordinators.  The entire team has worked since last spring to provide a rich and diverse mix of course offerings this fall, and we appreciate their tireless efforts both for our students’ enrichment and as an HPC fundraiser.

Thanks and enjoy the short week,

Dana Lung, HPC President


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