Food Pantry Needs Our Help!
The Wachusett Food Pantry is in desperate need of donations to help our local neighbors this holiday season!
While our monthly drive was held on Wednesday, November 5th, the PTA has placed a box in the school lobby for continued donations.
Please bring in any non-perishable, non-expired food items and we will get them to the pantry for the Thanksgiving holiday.
THANK YOU for your support!
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Get your Gift Cards early! Or just order cards at places you shop at regularly anyway and get a percentage toward the PTA – easy peasy!
For cards needed for distribution to family & friends you’re going to see at Thanksgiving, please submit your order form by Friday, November 14th! All December holiday orders are due in by December 9th. Make checks payable to “Davis Hill PTA.”
The 2014-2015 Board Members Are:
President: Christina Soderman
Vice President (Enrichments): Deanna Yahres
Vice President (Volunteers): Allison Lowe
Treasurer: Elizabeth McCarthy
Secretary: Kathleen Dixon
You may contact us in any of the following ways:
Post: Davis Hill PTA, 70 Jamieson Rd, Holden, MA 01520
Or call the school and ask school secretary, Mrs. Pat Johnson, to please leave a message in the PTA mailbox: 508-829-1754.
The dates for the 2014-2015 PTA Meetings are on the second Thursday of the month, Sept*-May, from 7-8pm, in Room 237.
September 9th* / October 9th / November 13th / December 11th
January 8th / February 12th / March 12th / April 9th / May 14th.
*Due to a conflict with a Mountview Curriculum meeting, our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, not Thursday.
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Days to Thanksgiving Break:
Countdown to our 2014 Holiday Fair:
We support the Wachusett Food Pantry by taking food donations on the first Wednesday of every month, September – June. In fact, our school is the biggest single donor to the pantry, after their main fundraiser The Holden Road Race.
We collect non-perishable, non-expired food items of any kind but for fun, we have a “Theme” each month with a corresponding fun theme for the kids that participate. It is an excellent opportunity for our students to contribute to our greater community and have fun at the same time!
If you are available on Wednesday mornings, please consider helping collect & transport the food from Davis Hill to the pantry’s West Boylston location! Email us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection Date / Food Collection Theme / Fun Theme
September 3rd / “Back To School Snacks” / Hawaiian Luau Day (Students wear their Hawaiian shirts to school.)
October 1st / “Cereals & Fruit Juices” / Pajama Day (Students wear their pajamas to school.)
November 5th / “Holiday Dinners” / Backwards/Inside Out Day (Students wear their clothes backwards or inside out!)
December 3rd / “Soup’s On!” / Bring Your Favorite Stuffed Animal to School Day
January 7th / “Canned Fruits & Veges” / Crazy Hat-Crazy Hair Day
February 4th / “Bunches of Lunches” / Mismatch Day
March 4th / “Quick Dinners” / Sports Day (Students wear shirts from their favorite sports teams.)
April 1st / “What’s for Breakfast?” / Pajama Day
May 6th / “Cake-Brownie Mix” / Spirit Wear Day (Students wear their favorite “Davis Hill” shirts, shorts, or pants.)
June 3rd / “Drinks & Drink Mixes” / Crazy Hat-Crazy Hair Day
Once each month, thanks to a dedicated volunteer, Ms. Andrea Olson, the “School Store” is open with items available for purchase to the students. A table is set up outside the cafeteria during lunch times and after eating, students are allowed to peruse and shop for various items. Folder, pencils, erasers, “grippies,” bookmarks and the like are available. This year, Ms. Olson is excited about adding new items to the store, so keep your eyes out for some cool new things for sale!
This year, the School Store will be open on the first Friday of the month, October – May:
October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th, January 9th, February 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, and May 1st.
Please see the calendar for School Store Dates and reminders and updates will gladly be posted on our Facebook Page.
Note: This service is referred to as the “School Store” in order to differentiate it from the “Spirit Wear” sale where items of clothing (Tshirts, flannel pants, sweatshirts, etc.) with the Davis Hill logo are available for purchase at separate times.
Simply have your child bring clipped Box Tops for Education Labels to the school. Volunteers will submit the counted labels to General Mills, who in turn give us ten cents for each Box Top! This may seem insignificant, but with all of us working together it adds up quickly.
For every submission of 25 box tops (in zip-lock bags or on the downloaded sheets), your child will be entered to win a Raffle drawing that is held on the last Friday of every month and announced during morning school announcements!
The dates of the 2014-2015 Box Top Raffle Drawings are:
(Fridays) September 26th, October 31st, November 21st, December 19th,
January 30th, February 27th, March 27th, April 17th, May 29th, and June 19th.
Or you can do your online shopping through their website and our PTA gets a donation everytime!
Special Events Planned for Our School, Sponsored by the PTA:
Sunday, October 19th – DAVIS HILL DRAGON DASH 5K ROAD RACE (Register)
Friday, October 24th – FALL FESTIVAL
Fridays, November 14th, January 16th, and March 13th – FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS
Saturday, December 6th – WINTER SPORTS SWAP
Thursday, December 11th – HOLIDAY FAIR
Friday, February 13th – GIDDY UP GALA
Friday, April 10th – ARTS & SCIENCE NIGHT
Saturday, June 6th – FORE! THE KIDS GOLF TOURNAMENT