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Heights Weekly Newsletter: End of school year edition

June 17th, 2019


News & Announcements


A Fond Farewell... As the end of another school year is upon us, I just wanted to thank everyone who, over the past few years, has volunteered as room parents or during PTO events, as well as, all the families who participated in and attended PTO functions!  It has been truly rewarding to lead the charge as PTO Chair and help promote an engaging and exciting learning environment for all our Heights kids!  I have had the pleasure of watching countless faces smiling with joy over the years and did my best to provide a warm, inviting, and welcoming place to build our Heights community!

As my term on the PTO Board ends, I reflect on all the people I've met and inspirational moments I have witnessed.  There is no better reflection of the wonderful community of which we belong than by the many amazing kids I have watched learn, grow, & create everlasting friendships at our events over the years!  While I will still often be seen in the hallways of Heights Elementary (albeit on a less regular basis!), I am thankful to still have 3 more years as a Heights parent to continue to volunteer & to enjoy watching all that the incredible teachers & staff do for our kids on a daily basis!

We are extremely lucky to have the passionate, devoted, and intelligent teachers & administration we have at our school and I have been so lucky to get to know each and every one of them!

Enjoy your summer breaks... and we'll see you all again in August for another memorable year!

With gratitude, Trisha Lee Heights PTO Chair

Get Involved with Book Fair!  A Message from Melissa Trudeau, Book Fair Chairperson:

Book Fair sound interesting to you?  Would you like to become even more involved?  Still have a few years left at Heights?  Please feel free to contact me at melissasmail@yahoo.com as I will be looking for volunteer(s) to learn our Book Fair process and to eventually become a new leader or co-leader in this role.  In addition to the Book Fair being a fun way to raise money for the school, it’s also a great way to meet all the teachers as well as the many Heights families that shop at Book Fair!

Thinking About Being a Room Parent Next Year? This year may be winding down...but that's no reason you can't start thinking about next year!  WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A ROOM PARENT???  Please send an email to Trisha Lee at trwhite00@yahoo.com if you're interested!  An email will be sent at the end of the summer so you can let us know your teacher assignments and then room parents will be notified!

Become a Steward of Our Children and Our Planet! Volunteer with the composting and recycling program at Heights! We need fun and energetic volunteers to help our students build their knowledge and skills with recycling and composting. Volunteering is flexible, easy, and FUN - come when and as often as you can. You need to complete your CORI paperwork and then you can control your schedule - just pop in and get started.  Please email Kathleen Nasti, SPS Recycling Coordinator to get started!  

Do you love books? The Heights Literary Team is looking for volunteers to help out about an hour a week to keep the school's new Book Room organized throughout the school year. They also have an immediately need for volunteers to help label and organize books both now and coming soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Interested? Please contact Ms. Lisa Alves at lalves@sharon.k12.ma.us Do you Love Heights Elementary and Heights PTO? The Heights PTO Executive Board is looking for dedicated people to fill vacancies for Board positions as well as to take over individual events over the course of the 2018-2019 academic year. Interested? Please email Trisha Lee for details at trwhite00@yahoo.com

Do you use Amazon? If you do, you have another way to donate to Heights PTO at your fingertips. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Heights Elementary every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Heights. The first time you shop at AmazonSmile, go to smile.amazon.com, then search Heights PTO as your charitable organization in Sharon, MA. AmazonSmile will make a donation every time you make a purchase to support our school. 

Membership and Volunteer Forms 2018-2019 Are you ready for a new year? Time to renew or begin your membership to Heights PTO! Don't miss out on events, PTO meetings, voting on initiatives, and the directory! Please fill out and return the attached Membership and Volunteer Form to stay connected.

Contact Information and News For those of you that are new to Heights Elementary and/or the News Blast, we will be sending out weekly emails to update you on Heights and PTO events. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us here at Heights PTO: HeightsPTOSharon@gmail.com For those of you who have graduated or moved on, you can unsubscribe to our News Blast with the link at the bottom of this email. Executive Board Trisha Lee (Chair) Manjula Riley (Vice Chair) Julia Li (Co-Treasurer) Chunyan Bai (Co-Treasurer) Amy Galatis (Secretary) 


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