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Originally delivered on 12/4/2020 2:30 pm

SUBJECT: Heartland PTO December 2020 Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter - December 2020
President's Message

Dear Heartland families,

It is so hard to believe we are almost at the end of 2020, but I am glad it is coming to an end! During the last few months, I have learned more about various celebrations and the ways in which different cultures celebrate them. I’ve realized that regardless of the culture or religion, many of the holidays emphasize honoring the past and hoping for peace and brotherhood for the future. Food, music and often gifts are central to many celebrations. These are shared with friends, family, and the community. Many give thanks for the blessings that they have and share with those who are less fortunate. We may hold different beliefs and celebrate different holidays, but I think these are values that all of us can share.

I hope you are able to spend quality time with your loved ones and celebrate the meaning of family and friends this holiday season. I wish all of you a healthy, peaceful and joyous holiday, not only now but throughout the year.

Nayelli Palazuelos-Bowers
HRT Elementary PTO President

December Dine Out at Red Robin

Our next PTO Dine Out is Wednesday, December 9th from 4-8 pm. Let’s help raise funds for Heartland PTO while enjoying Red Robin’s burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, salads and bottomless fries! Order dine-in, carry out or curbside pickup and 15% of your order will go back to our PTO when you mention that you're purchasing for the fundraiser! Order here!

5th Grade Farewell Info

The 5th Grade Farewell celebrates the 5th graders in their final year of elementary school. The theme this year is "Rise Up". 

There will be 2 upcoming fundraisers to help support the 5th graders: Hy-Vee Coupon books and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. The Hy-Vee Coupon books will be sold shortly after Thanksgiving. The Krispy Kreme Doughnut fundraiser will happen in January 2021. 

5th Grade Parents-We need your help! Remember, your $40 contribution and money raised through the fundraising events will help cover all of our special events this year. Click here to pay 5th Grade Farewell fees.

Call for Halloween Yearbook Photos!

Students are always excited to see themselves in the yearbook! Yearbook is looking for individual pictures of your students from Halloween. You can upload your student's Halloween picture here. Please refrain from uploading group pictures, we are looking for photos of students by themselves. 

Not sure how to upload your images? Check out our Helpful Tips page.

Spirit Wear Sale of Previous Styles

Need to add to your Heartland Jaguar spirit wear collection? Heartland Elementary PTO is having a spirit wear sale of our old inventory! We have a limited amount of adult-sized spirit wear available from 2018 and 2019. All shirts are only $5! We will bag and deliver shirts to Heartland Elementary. Get your Spirit Wear here!

Fundraising Reminders

Donations are always accepted! All donations go directly to support the programs and events our organization offers. No amount is too small - please consider making a donation today!

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Looking Ahead
Wednesday, December 9
Spirit Day-Holiday Day
December Dine Out-Red Robin
Thursday, December 17
Spirit Day-Plaid Day
Tuesday, December 22
Spirit Day-Silly Sweater and Blingy Accessory Day
Wednesday, December 23
12:00a Winter Break
Thursday, December 24
12:00a Winter Break
Friday, December 25
12:00a Winter Break
Saturday, December 26
12:00a Winter Break
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