Sunday, December 16, 2012

Have A Wonderful Winter Break

Last day of school is Friday Dec. 21st. 
It is a minimum day with 12:30pm dismissal. 
School resumes on Monday Jan. 7th.
We would like to wish everyone a safe 
and happy holiday! 

Your HTM Parent Association 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!

Announcing S.T.E.A.M Ahead: The 1st Annual HTH Match Event supporting…
I’m excited to share that a group of donors (HTH families, alumni & friends) have joined forces in hopes of motivating others to give generously through the First Annual HTH Match Event! What this means is that for every dollar donated to your school's Annual Campaign: Annual Appeal fund between Tuesday, December 11 - Friday, December 14  will be MATCHED by 50% (up to $50,000 in match funds!)!!
In '11, 321 current family and alumni donors gave $89K in support of HTH schools' Annual Campaign! Let’s break that milestone. The goal is to raise at least $349 per student this year, but EVERY gift of EVERY amount makes a difference. 
  • Next week, make an impact and give to your school's Annual Appeal fund generously by clicking the “Donate Now” button:
  • You may also mail your gift to: HTH Fdn 2861 Womble Road, San Diego, CA 92106 (Donation Form attached). Postmarks during event dates will be counted toward the match, even if received after the event ends. 
Also, your gift IS eligible to be matched by your employer, if they have a matching gift program in place. Even greater impact!
Donate and watch your school tally rise semi-hourly by checking the embedded Twitter feed at HTH Foundation's website; by following us on Twitter (@hthfoundation); or liking the HTH Foundation page on Facebook ( Share the excitement with grandparents, friends, and family!
These critical funds will directly support operations budgets at the school of your choice. The operations budget is the engine behind innovative science, technology, engineering, arts, and math projects; helps keep class sizes small and your school beautiful! Donations help close the funding gap between public school funding from the State and the actual cost of a year of the HTH brand of education.
Your gift is 100% tax-deductible, take advantage before the tax year ends December 31.
Remember, while it takes only a moment to make a gift, your generous spirit is felt all year! 
Christina Cassidy Forbrich
High Tech High Foundation
O: 619.398.8652
2861 Womble Road
San Diego, CA 92106

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HTH schools are proudly tuition-free public schools - there is no obligation to donate if it's not comfortable for your family. 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Join Us For Our Next PA Meeting

We had a standing room only turnout at our first PA meeting in September! 
Let's make the next meeting just as big. Join us on Thursday October 4th at 8:40am at HTM. 
Exact location TBA. 
We hope to see you! 

If you can't make it on Thursday, you can join Java With Janie on Friday October 5th at 8:30am at HTM. This is a chance to sit down with our director Janie Griswold to hear about all the exciting programs, news and events happening at High Tech Middle. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

HTM Logowear, Get Yours Now!

Approved dress code on every Friday!

For a limited time, we are offering HTM t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts in two colors with the official HTM logo on the front!  HTM logo wear is dress code compliant on Fridays all year long!

Classic Hooded Sweatshirt:  Royal Blue or Sport Grey -- $30 each
Adult Sizes S M L XL 2XL / Youth Sizes S M L XL -- preshrunk 50% cotton/50% polyester (7.75-oz), double-lined drawstring hood, double-needle stitching, pouch pocket

Classic T-shirt:  Royal Blue or Sport Grey -- $15 each
     Sizes S M L XL 2XL -- preshrunk 100% cotton (6.1-oz.), sport grey is 90/10 (for reference, S is = to M youth)

Ladies T-shirt:  Royal Blue or Sport Grey -- $15 each
Sizes XS S M L XL 2XL -- preshrunk 100% cotton jersey (6.1-oz), sport grey is 90/10, classic feminine fit, rounded neckline

Order deadline is: Monday, September 17, 2012
Make checks out to HTMPA

You can turn in your order at Back To School Night on Thursday, September 13 or you can Pick up/Drop off your completed order form with check attached in the LOGO WEAR box at the HTM front desk.  Expected delivery/distribution is mid-October.

Questions or want to help with Logo Wear?  Contact Amy Bridges

Additional Information that may help:

Care Instructions:
Machine wash warm, inside out, with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach. Tumble dry medium. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.

Adult Hooded Sweatshirt Specifications
Size        Chest     Length   Sleeve Length
S              40            26            33
M             44            27            34
L              48            28            35
XL           52            29            36
2XL         56            30            37

Youth Hooded Sweatshirt Specifications
Size        Chest     Length   Sleeve Length
S              30            18            23 ½
M             34            21            26 ½
L              38            24            29 ½
XL           40            25 1/2      32 ½

Ladies T-shirt
Size        Chest     Length   Sleeve Length
XS           32            23 ½        12 3/4
S              36            25            13 1/2
M             40            26            15
L              44            27            15 1/2
XL           48            28            16
2XL         52            29            17

Classic T-shirt
Size        Chest     Length   Sleeve Length
S              36            28            16 3/4
M             40            29            18 1/4
L              44            30            19 3/4
XL           48            31            21 1/4
2XL         52            32            22 ¾

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length is measured full from the center of the back .

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Welcome Back!

Welcome to High Tech Middle School from the Parent Association (PA)!

On behalf of the HTM Parent Association board, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to our new and returning families. We share your anticipation and excitement of a new school year and look forward to the inspired educational experiences awaiting our children.
Our mission is to support our school, staff and students by providing:
  •  Communications: A bi‐weekly email newsletter with “what’s new” at school, and calendar reminders.
  • Community Building: Hospitality and hosting support at school‐wide events like Back to School Night, Exhibition Night, and the Director’s monthly coffee meet‐up.
  •  Classroom Support: Team parents support the teachers directly and help with communication.
  • Fundraising: Our annual “Fund Run” jog‐a‐thon, Taco Sales, Logo Wear, eScrip and Gift Card fundraisers help the school and classroom budgets.

You are invited to our monthly PA meetings held at 8:40 a.m. the first Thursday of the month at HTM. Look for meeting location, agendas, and meeting notes posted on the PA website.

Our first big event of the year is Back to School Night on Thursday, September 13th, 6 to 7pm. This is a great opportunity to meet other families, HTM staff and students. Look for details on our Taco Stand dinner event that starts at 5:00. This is one of our most popular (and delicious) fundraisers!

There are many opportunities to help out at HTM. We welcome your support in any form, and for any amount of time. No donation of time or energy is too little or too big! Our teachers sincerely appreciate parent support, and the PA is glad to coordinate and assist our parent volunteers. If you want to find
out more about the PA, or if you can volunteer to help, please contact any of our board members.

The PA Board looks forward to meeting our many new families and seeing good friends in the coming months. I wish all of you an extraordinary new year!
With warm regards,
Lisa Ferguson
HTM PA President

High Tech Middle Parent Association Board Members for school year 2012‐2013

President: Lisa Ferguson ‐
VP: Wendy Hutchison ‐
VP: Andrea Partida ‐
Co‐VP: Nadi Ovenessoff ‐
Co‐VP: Teresa Sullivan ‐ tas@wts‐
Secretary/Webmaster: Stephanie Antin ‐
Treasurer: Marni Hayman ‐
Parliamentarian: Marie London ‐

PA Meeting Schedule for 2012‐2013 – Thursday at 8:40 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
1. September 6, 2012
2. October 4, 2012
3. November 1, 2012
4. December 6, 2012
5. January 10, 2013
6. February 7, 2013
7. March 7, 2013
8. April 11, 2013 
(Second Thursday due to Spring Break)
9. May 2, 2013
10. June 5, 2013 
(Wednesday meeting due to Advisory Olympics Day)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Welcome Back!

The HTM Parent Association hopes that everyone had 
a relaxing and safe summer vacation!

School starts on Monday August 27th 2012. 

7th and 8th graders will need to login to Powerschool to get their schedules.
There will be no packet pickup this year. 
6th grade orientation is Friday August 24th 9:30am-11am.

The HTM Parent Association meets on the first Thursday of every month at 8:45am. Our first meeting will be Thursday September 6th. Please join us! 

This is a great way to get involved and
keep connected to your child's middle school.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Mark your calendar for the first big event
Back To School Night Thursday September 13th
Tacos start at 5pm! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

HTM Logowear On Sale

Forms available at the front office or click link to download the PDF.
Be the first to get an HTM hoodie or t-shirt!

Hoodies sell for $30, t-shirts are $15. Monies raised from the logowear help fund HTM field trips. The order form is available at the front desk or click here to download the HTM Order Form 2012 PDF.  Please make checks payable to HTMPA.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

About Catwalk 2012

Please put this date on your calendar for Catwalk 2012:
Friday, May 4, 2012 – 6 pm until midnight!

Event to be held at NTC Promenade

Did you know? …..
  • Catwalk adds over $100,000 in much-needed funds each year for our village schools;
  • Many of the computers that your students use each day were funded by the Catwalk;
  • Catwalk is coordinated each year by the efforts of many dedicated parent-volunteers;
  • Volunteering for Catwalk is FUN and satisfying and there is a job for every parent’s schedule or skills!
Monthly planning meetings are typically held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at HTHI. As Catwalk quickly approaches, additional meetings and work parties (painting, invitations, baskets) will be planned.

Click here for information on meeting dates.

Event website for Catwalk:
Catwalk 2012 will be available in early March 2012.