Parent Support Group

What is the Parent Support Group (PSG)?

The PSG gives families an opportunity to participate in their child’s school community through volunteer work. At Heartwood we organize our volunteer opportunities through various committees such as the Buildings and Grounds Committee or the Social Committee. Other committees are formed to tackle events like our annual Spring Fling.

During PSG meetings we discuss current issues and throw out ideas for future events and even new committee ideas. We would love to see every parent participate in these discussions. We want your input!

 

When does the PSG meet?

Our first meeting of the 2016/2017 school year was held on Tuesday, Sept. 13th. During the meeting we discussed last year’s committees and gauged interest for this year’s activities and school needs. We would love your continued input and suggestions. Please email samantha@heartwoodmontessori.com with any questions or ideas that you may have.

Missed the first meeting but interested in what was discussed? You can find minutes from the meeting here.

Our second meeting was held on Tuesday, January 24th.  We discussed changes to our fundraising structure as well as proposed ideas for next years social events. It was decided that we would move to  more experience based fundraisers as well as create a Philanthropy group that will be put into place for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

Upcoming Events

Grounds Committee: Community Service Day

Please join us in getting ready to head back to school! More details to come. Please save the date!

     Date: 8/12/2017 (Sat.)

                    Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm

                    Location: Heartwood Montessori School

 

Social Committee: Back to School Bash at Bond Park

Join us at Bond Park for some back to school fun. More details to come!

     Date: 8/20/2017 (Sat.)

                    Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

                    Location: Bond Park, 801 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27513

 

Past Events

Grounds Committee: Community Service Day

Please join us for our first Community Service Day on February 18th.

Whether through painting, childcare, gardening or the like, our goal is to come together as a community to improve the grounds of our school. Organizing service days is one way Heartwood works to keep our tuition affordable and strengthen our school’s community of families.

            Date: 2/18/2017 (Sat.)

                    Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm

                    Location: Heartwood Montessori School

 

Grounds Committee: Fall Work Day (Painting)

Enjoy painting? Join us for our first work day of the year. We will be focusing on the interior of the main building and could use your help. Let’s work together and see what we can get done! A pizza dinner will be provided by the school. BYOB!

                    Date: 10/28/2016 (Fri.)

                    Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

                    Location: Heartwood Montessori School

 

PSG Committees for the 2016/2017 School Year

Yearbook: Ginny McCollum

For the past 3 years, Ginny McCollum has worked with our community of parents, teachers and students to create one of a kind yearbooks. Each yearbook includes photos from our annual events as well as interviews or bio’s for each student. These yearbooks are wonderful keepsakes that bring a lot of smiles to Heartwood families.

The Yearbook Committee needs volunteers beginning in January. Parents are needed to help interview our younger students as well as edit their responses so that they will fit in the yearbook.

Grounds Committee: Aliya Gard

Aliya Gard is returning for her second year as the chair of our Grounds Committee. The goal of the Grounds Committee is to provide opportunities for parents to work on improvement projects around the school both as a group and individually. In the past we have spruced up our gardens, painted the classrooms and have brought new life to our playgrounds.

The Grounds Committee is in need of volunteers throughout the school year. Whether you want plant a flower, touch up some paint or tackle a bigger project, we would love your help and your ideas!

Social Committee: Heidi Craig and Marilyn Lewis

The goal of our Social Committee is to give Heartwood Families an opportunity to spend time together outside of the school environment. Building relationships with other Heartwood parents is a great way to strengthen the Heartwood community and ultimately enhance our children’s educational experience.

In the past we have had coffee meet ups for parents, group lunches with the whole family as well as pumpkin painting and scavenger hunts. If you are interested in helping to plan an event or have an idea for the committee, please let us know. We would love to hear from you!

Fundraising Committee:

Small Hands

www.forsmallhands.com

Cathy Brooks will be organizing our order this year. Small Hands catalogs will be sent home in October and orders will arrive in December before the holiday break. The items in the small hands catalogs are Montessori inspired and can be used at home to encourage independence and confidence. Every order placed goes towards building up store credit for the school. At the end of the fundraiser, the store credit we have earned will be divided among the classes. Teachers are then able to order new materials and books for their classrooms.

Spirit Wear

This year Spirit Wear orders will go out in the fall and the spring. In the fall we will offer t- shirts and zip up hoodies in several different colors with the school’s logo on both. In the spring we will offer Heartwood baseball hats and white t-shirts. The white shirts look great tie-dyed and can be used in place of a plain white shirt during the end of the year tie-dying activity.

Scholastic Books

Heidi Craig organizes our Scholastic Books order which usually goes home in the early and late fall as well as in the spring. This is a great opportunity to both support the classroom teachers and purchase some great quality books at an amazing value. Scholastic gives our school store credit for each purchase made by our parents that we pass along to our teachers so that they may update their classroom libraries.You can order books online at anytime.

– Go to scholastic.com/readingclub

– Enter our one-time Class Activation Code, H2YPM.

– Shop and submit your child’s book order.

– Your books will be delivered directly to the school.

Original Works

http://www.originalworks.com

Original Works catalogs will come home in October. They will be sent home in a green plastic envelope along with the art work that your child has made. The art work in that envelope is what will be printed on any of the items you order.  Renee Corcoran organizes this fundraiser every year with our art teacher Ms.Courtney and they do a fabulous job. The Original Works order usually raises around a thousand dollars for the school. This year that money will be used to support the building of the new shelter thatis being constructed behind the school.


School Resumes Wednesday, January 11

Heartwood will re-open Wednesday, January 11. Please be very careful coming into the building as there are still many places around campus with thick ice.