ROWE, YES, & HMS BEE HOUSE BUILDING: All students are invited to learn about bees and help support local bee populations by making bee houses to donate to the Maine Audubon Society and/or to keep at home in their own yard!
The Rowe & YES bee house building is Saturday, March 21, 10 am at Yarmouth Community House (179 E Main St, Yarmouth). Not a drop off event.
The HMS bee house building is Saturday, March 21, at 12 pm at Yarmouth Community House (179 E Main St, Yarmouth). Middle schoolers can be dropped off.
YES & HMS FOOD BANK COLLECTION: Collection bins will be placed at the entrances of YES and HMS to collect non-perishable foods
March 2-16. These items will go to
Wayside Food Programs in Portland, which partners with the Yarmouth
Food Pantry and has many programs to assist the surrounding areas.
Students or parents can drop items in the bins at the two schools, YES
and HMS. |
Most needed items: peanut butter * rice * canned tuna * tomato sauce * soup * canned veggies & beans * granola & cereal bars * cereal * mac & cheese * canned fruit with low/no sugar * kid’s healthy snacks
Paper bags with this list attached will be sent home with YES students and provided in the HMS office.
HMS FOOD BANK VISIT: HMS students and their parents are invited to help take collected items to
Wayside Food Programs (135 Walton St, Portland) to drop off the food, help sort it for customers, and tour the facility and warehouse.
The food bank visit will take place on
Monday, March 16 at 3:30 pm.|
HANNAFORD GIFT CARDS: Next load is Wednesday, Feb 26, 12pm. Forms are sent home with K-4 students or can be accessed here.
To reload an existing card, write the card’s last 6 digits on your check’s memo line; no need to send in the card or the form.|
| OUR AMAZING HMS COMMUNITY!: Parents, students, teachers, and administration worked together to raise $17,805 for the PTO through the HMS Glow Run! Apologies for the ever-moving total; donations have been trickling in. Please stay tuned for how these funds will be allocated.|
Photo: Eli’s throw hits its target on Assistant Principal (and VERY Good Sport) Tom McDowell.
YES FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT:Students have voted, and Lego Movie 2 was the clear favorite! YES families are invited to watch
The Lego Movie 2:The Second Part (PG) in the HMS cafeteria (per our movie license) on
March 6; doors open at 5:30 pm; show starts at 5:45 pm.
Movie is no charge; pizza and snacks for purchase. Please bring a water
bottle and blanket. We are collecting non-perishable food for the food
if your student would like to bring an item. This is not a drop-off
event. Please contact Nicole Sears if you have questions at
firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!|
YES SAVE THE DATE – BOWLING & LASER TAG EVENING!
– YES families are welcome to join us for an evening of bowling and laser tag on
Friday, March 27, 6pm at Spare Time,
867 Riverside St in Portland. We will have some lanes to ourselves to
enjoy 2 hours of bowling and a 15 minute round of laser tag. Cost is $15
per person. Bowling Shoes
are included. This is not a drop-off event. There is a full menu for
you to purchase snacks or dinner if you would like. Please RSVP to
Melissa at email@example.com, as
there is limited space. Hope to see you there!|
THANK YOU PARENTS!: Rowe and YES
staff enjoyed amazing spreads last week thanks to you, our parents! We
heard rave reviews from teachers and administration.|
We didn’t forget our HMS staff! They will have a luncheon on March 11. We will not have a traditional sign up, as we are coming off the heels of the Glow Run and want to give HMS parents a bit of a break. We will reach out to a few who have expressed interest in baking/providing a treat for the staff.
OPEN PTO POSITIONS: We are looking for a third person to help run one of YES’s most popular events –
Field Day! Field Day
occurs at the very end of the school year. We’re looking for a person
with organizational/ project management skills who wants to join an
already organized – and fun – team. |
We are in need of a second Book Sale Chair for the Ice Cream Social. This year, we will hold an ice cream social at both YES and Rowe, which will take place May 28 ad June 3 respectively, The ICS team is a fun team to work with, and this is a favorite event for students.
If you’re interested or would like more information about either position, please contact Christy and Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOX TOP DUE DATE EXTENDED: You have a few more days to get your box tops in! We’ll be collecting and mailing them in to Box Tops on Wednesday,
2/25. Students can drop off clippable box tops in their
school office. Friendly reminder that it’s easy to download the app for
the scannable box tops. The app instantly adds cash to school earnings
ONLINE CAMP PACKET: This Online Camp Packet is brought to you by the PTO Welcome Committee in an effort to familiarize families with local camp information:
Please contact Becca Maltais at email@example.com with questions or if you have additional camp information.
The PTO Welcome Committee also maintains the Online Welcome Packet. This comprehensive live document has info about local and state events, attractions, resources, and much more: http://bit.ly/PTOCampPacket.
THANK YOU BOARD & CHAIRS!
A HUGE thank you to Mary Post for
introducing, organizing, and running the HMS Glow Run! This fundraiser
was an enormous success due to Mary’s persistence and extremely hard
work. Thank you to Christina Copsey for
bringing the much-lauded Dr. Ross Greene to us. Thank you also for her
wonderful idea to live stream Dr. Greene’s talk for parents who couldn’t
Much appreciation goes to Rebecca Maltais, Christina Copsey, Heather DeCourcey, and Kate MacGilpin
for organizing events through which families can connect
such as the Rowe Family Ice Skating event. Their work is so important
in helping build community. A big round of applause goes to Tiffany Marianski
and Rebecca Spear for
organizing the Rowe and YES staff luncheons. This gave administration
and staff a break from making lunches as well as yummy food, for which
they were very appreciative!|
|WHAT YOUR FUNDING PAYS FOR: You can take a look at the enrichments we’re able to provide through your donations of time and funding. Thank you parents and guardians! Please contact Jessica Raimy and Christy Hayashida for any reason at firstname.lastname@example.org. We check our email every day. Thank you for all your support, and we hope you have a wonderful break!|