Red Ribbon Week - October 26-30!

Red Ribbon Week!

October 26-30

Red Ribbon Week is October 26-30!

Join us in celebrating this year's National Red Ribbon Week! The 2020 theme is "Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free."

Mrs. Nell has put together another week of fun dress-up days to help our students stay drug free. Please make note of the following dress-up days:

Click here to print this list for easy reference.

Additionally, PTA will be distributing red ribbons and pencils for your student to use during the week. Here is how we will distribute the ribbons:

  • Face-to-Face students will receive the ribbons and pencils at school.
  • Parents of School@Home students please contact  Jaime Lowe at 214-244-0507 or programs@hightowerpta.orgto pick up your red ribbons & pencils today 10/23 thru Sunday 10/25.  Also included in your packet will be an American Flag for our virtual Veterans' Day program in November.  

Let's show our support for Red Ribbon Week!

Questions? Please contact Jane Ko, Youth Protection Chair, at youth-protection@hightowerpta.org. Thanks!

National Principals Month!

October is National Principals Month

Let’s give Mrs. Sprott and Mr. Crowson a huge “THANK YOU” for all they do for our Hightower students and staff. We appreciate you, Mrs. Sprott and Mr. Crowson, and are thankful for your hard work and dedication to our Hightower community! 

Cultural Diversity Day

Cultural Diversity Day is Coming Up!

Cultural Diversity Day is going virtual this year, and we are looking for parents to volunteer to represent a country and submit a short 2-3 minute video highlighting your country and culture of choice.

 Would you like to participate and share your knowledge about a country and culture? If so, please contact James De Gregorio at cultural-diversity@hightowerpta.org for more information and what to include in your video. 

 Videos will be shown during the school day on Friday, November 20.

 Although this year Cultural Diversity Day will look a little different, we are excited to see everyone's submissions!

Hightower Staff Birthdays!

Hightower PTA would like to wish the following staff members a very Happy Birthday for the month of October!

Becky Sipes

Sheila Swearingen

Shekoofeh Bahrami

Mariea Sprott

Gloria Park

Vanessa High

Cynthia Jones

We also celebrated our June, July, August, and September birthdays during September.

In lieu of monthly birthday treats provided by PTA volunteers, each staff member received a gift card to Nothing Bundt Cakes for their own Bundtlet!

Questions about the Staff Birthdays program? Please contact Candice Muttitt, Hospitality-Celebrations Chair, at staff-celebrations@hightowerpta.org. Thanks!

Reflections Art Program

Hightower PTA is proud to announce that the 2020-2021 National PTA Reflections theme is

"I Matter Because"

Reflections is a national PTA-sponsored art program that provides an opportunity for your child to apply the year's theme to a work of art in six different categories. Students will be recognized for their work at Hightower and potentially be recognized at the district and even state levels. 

Reflections deadline is 11:59pm November 7th! 

Check out our very own Hightower Tigers here!

 >> Click here for the rules.<<

>> Click here for the entry form. <<

Any questions, click here or contact Rian Koduvath, Arts in Education Chair, at Arts-in-Education@HightowerPTA.org.

PTA General Membership Meeting

PTA General Membership Meeting
Thursday, November 5 at 10:15 a.m. via Zoom

Please join us for our November General Membership Meeting on Thursday, November 5 at 10:15 a.m. We will meet to discuss our current and future PTA events and programs. All dues-paying Hightower PTA members are welcome to attend.

This meeting will be held via Zoom and attendees must register in advance. Click here to register before Wednesday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m.

Any questions, please contact Tracy Duchouquette at president@hightowerpta.org. Hope to “see” you there!

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Carpool Safety Reminders

Click here to view the full list of carpool reminders and city/state laws.

Good reminders for drivers:

  • Slow down in all school zones! Our school zones operate before school from 7:00-8:00 am and after school from 2:30-3:15 pm. The speed limit in all active school zones is always 20 MPH. 
  • Do not use your cell phone in any Carpool Line or while driving. It's illegal!
  • Watch out for the crosswalks. Always stop when the crossing guard is in the street holding up the Stop sign. Do not enter the street until the crossing guard has returned to the sidewalk.
  • Allow extra time to arrive early! The building opens to students at 7:30 am.

Have patience and be kind to our fellow Hightower families!