Horton Middle PTSA
On behalf of the HMS PTSA Executive team, thank you for visiting the website and hope you find it useful. The purpose of the HMS PTSA is to be an advocate for the students, parents and staff of Horton Middle. We strive to meet the needs from the classrooms to the playing fields and everywhere in between, through both financial support and our presence. Show your support of Horton by becoming involved with the PTSA.
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of helping out at the school. There are many ways to help, both in the school and outside of it. Parents can assist in PTSA events, help teachers with classroom needs (supplies, project activities, etc), and assist the school during testing sessions.
The best way to know what is going on with your child at school is to be involved.
Lastly, remember that the PTSA is your organization. If any of us can help you as you progress through the year or if you have ideas you think we should pursue, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PTSA General Meetings
PTSA meetings are held quarterly at 6:30 p.m. at the Horton Middle School multi-purpose room.
Remaining 2018-2019 school year dates:
- Feb 21st, 2019
- April 25th, 2019
We hope to see you there!
General PTSA Information
How To Get Involved with the PTSA and HMS
Become a member: Each year, you PTSA membership requires renewal. HMS PTSA’s dues are $5 per year. You, your significant other, your child, their grandparents—anyone can become a member. Visit www.memberhub.com to create an account and become a member or email email@example.com for more information. Once you're a member, communications are sent via MemberHub to your registered email account to keep you abreast of activities.
Sign Up Genius: This is the website used to sign up for the PTA thrift shop work groups and other activities requesting volunteers. Log on to www.signupgenius.com to register with Horton Middle School.
PTA Thrift Shop: Working at the PTA Thrift Shop during one of our “work groups” is a great way to raise money for HMS PTSA and pay for activities your child participate in. This year, our goal is 4,000 hours from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. We typically work on Monday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. in Pittsboro. Use Sign Up Genius to tell us you are coming to a work group. Every two months, we create a new sign up. Here is the Sign Up for February and March.
Clean up days: The PTSA is proud of HMS, and we want to keep it looking clean. We sponsor clean up days quarterly, and we are always looking for donations of mulch and/or labor to help during these events. Communication is sent via MemberHub.
Ways to Raise Money for the HMS PTSA
Box Tops: We are always collecting box tops and do “box top drives” to reward homerooms with the most participation. You can bring your box tops during a drive or anytime throughout the year.
Link Grocery Card to Horton: Each year, you need to register your Harris Teeter VIC membership card to Horton. Horton receives a donation each time you purchase groceries. Our school number is 5413.
Cash Donations: The PTSA participates in various fundraising activities, but the easiest way is to donate cash to the PTSA. We are a nonprofit organization.
Working at the PTA Thrift Shop: Help yourself and Horton all year long. Spend some volunteer time at the PTA Thrift Shop in Pittsboro.
During the summer, your worked hours are doubled (for example, if you work from 6 to 8 p.m., and you earn four hours).
All volunteers can pick where your volunteer hours will benefit: your teacher, clubs, athletics, media center, band, and/or the eighth-grade Washington, D.C., trip.
Family members (such as grandparents and aunts and uncles) can work the thrift shop to help.
Remember to use Sign Up Genius to sign up for a work group night(s)!
Thank you to our wonderful PTSA officers who donate their time to serve the students and staff of Horton Middle School!
- Keith Stinson, President: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elizabeth Haddix, Vice-President: email@example.com
- Lisa Joseph, Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elizabeth Hopp, Secretary: email@example.com
- Julia Athenien, Thrift Shop Books: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carrie Spradley, Fundraiser Coordinator: email@example.com
- Krista Maley, Membership: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kelly Dillon, Thrift Shop Rep: email@example.com
We are always in need of more volunteers for a variety of activities and events that occur through out the school year. If you are interested in serving, please contact one of the officers. Thank you for the consideration!