Playdates for Incoming Kindergarten families

Herod PTO is hosting two playdates in August for all incoming Kinder families.

Saturday, August 15th
9:00 – 10:30m

AND

Saturday, August 22nd
9:00 – 10:30am

Meet at the playground in Gail Reeves Park.
This is the Park directly behind the school.

This is a great opportunity for the kids to meet some future classmates
and parents to get last minute questions answered before school starts.

Herod Community Flood Relief

As you are aware, many people in our community were severely affected by the recent storms and flooding. We have heard from families that have been displaced due to the water damage who will be facing months of rebuilding and repairs. In a few cases, families’ entire homes will be needed to be torn down and rebuilt. Knowing this, several people in the Herod community have reached out and asked how they can help. If you are interested, we are currently taking donations at Herod for the following items of need: boxes and plastic storage totes, gift cards to local restaurants, books and stuffed animals, and certificates toward mini-storage units or trailers.

If you are willing to help or are in need of a donation, please contact us at 713-778-3315, email Mr. Castle at bcastle@houstonisd.org, or sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549ada92ba0f85-lend

Sneak Peek at 1st Grade

Girl hiding her face with two handsThe first grade teachers are holding a meeting for current Kindergarten parents on Tuesday, May 12, from 5:30-6:30pm.

The meeting will be a sneak peek into first grade.

Teachers will be handing out a packet which  will include High Frequency Words, DRA & Fluency Expectations, Spelling Patterns, First Grade Objectives, Math Activities, and more!

We’ll also be raffling off 5 sets of books.

PTO Meeting and Ice Cream Social

PTO-Ice creamPlease join us this Thursday, April 30 at 5:30PM for a brief PTO meeting followed by select performances from Enrichment classes, Odyssey of the Mind Team, and others; concluding with our annual ice cream social.

Ice cream with toppings will be available for $1.00 Everyone is welcome!

Volunteers Still Needed to help serve ice cream – If you can help set, up, serve ice cream, or clean up, please email erika.g.drake@gmail.com

Yearbooks are available for Pre-Order

2014-15 yearbook coverYearbook pre-order sales are now available at www.herodptostore.org.

They will also be available for pre-order Thursday night at the PTO meeting and in the lobby next week Tuesday-Friday (May 5-8) from 2:30-5:30 by cash or check only.  You can print an order form in the FORMS page of the website

Yearbooks are $25 and will delivered in late May.

Shopping Fundraiser at Charming Charlie

Charming CharlieTuesday, April 28th, Herod PTO will be hosting a fun way to raise money for Herod!  Join us any time between 4-8pm at Charming Charlie’s in Meyerland Plaza (next to Cafe Express).  Charming Charlie offers a variety of jewelry, accessories, and handbags at very affordable prices.  Shop for Mother’s Day or choose something for yourself!  There are many gift items under $15, a jewelry clearance section, and a free gift if you spend more than $50 (while supplies last).  Make sure you mention your purchase is supporting Herod and a portion of all sales will be donated to our school.

Check out some of the items on their website before you come!  Charming Charlie

Herod PTO Auction

Thanks to everyone who came out to join us on Saturday, March 8. It was a great night!

We sold 165 tickets and grossed a record $25,000 Saturday night!

The event would not be the success it is without volunteers that make it possible and the many donors who support our school.  View a list of all the donors who contributed an item to this years auction.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making this event successful!

Field Day is Friday, May 1!

Friday, May 1st, will be Herod’s Annual Field Day. It’s a day of fun and games in the sunshine for all Herod students. We will need many volunteers! K-5 will play games from 9:00am to 12:00pm and will receive snow cones at the conclusion of the games. The lunch break will be from 12:00 to 1:00. From 1:00-2:45, the Herod teachers will compete against the 5th grade students to see who will claim victory in a game of kick ball, while the rest of the students will cheer from the sidelines!

Parent volunteers are needed to help with the following:

setting up the games from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
helping the teachers move the kids through the games from 9-12:00
filling the water dispensers on the field, possibly including a run to the store for ice mid-morning
serving snow cones to the kids from 11:30-1:00

If you are able to help with your child’s class, please contact your room parent. If you are able to help with the morning set up, serving snow cones, or keeping the water dispensers full, please contact Jana Sansom , with the time you are able to help or sign up on the PTO door. This is a very fun day for the kids, and your help is greatly appreciated!

Please make sure your child wears sunscreen since the games will be played outside. Please have your child wear his/her class field trip t-shirt.