2018 UA Middle School Dance Club

The Junior Dance Club of Upper Arlington invites all 7th and 8th grade students of Hastings and Jones to attend dance club this year. It will be held in the Hastings Commons Wednesdays January 7,14,21,28, February 4 & 11. Each student had a written invitation sent to their address with detailed information on December 1st. Registration is open and we are only accepting online payments this year. The Sign Up Genius will allow you to sign up your student, pay and volunteer for a chaperone spot if you wish. Please only sign up once, first come, first serve. This year’s fee is $30 for 6 lessons. **NO REFUNDS AFTER FIRST CLASS**

For Boys:
Dress shirt and tie. Shirt tucked into belted pants or cords. Loafers or dress shoes.
NOT PERMITTED: athletic shoes, heavy boots, Crocs or jeans.
For Girls: Dress or skirt with a blouse (skirts fingertip length or longer, shoulders covered). Tunics (fingertip length) over leggings also acceptable.
NOT PERMITTED: bare shoulders (use a shrug if necessary), athletic shoes, UGG boots, flip-flops or Crocs. Also, no pants of any kind, capris or jean skirts.

Parents will be contacted if the guidelines are not followed. Any unacceptable behavior will result in removal from the dance club for the remainder of the season.

Things to Know…

  • There will be no refunds after the first session.
  • Scholarships are available.
  • We cannot assume liability for any personal property. Please leave cell phones and other valuables at home. Any found items will be placed in Hastings’ Lost & Found.
  • The sessions will be canceled only if UA schools are closed such as for a snow day – or by special announcement made at the end of the school day. Every effort will be made to make up canceled sessions, but there is no guarantee.
  • Parents must observe dismissal times so the next session can begin promptly. Students not picked up in time will have to wait outside.

Class Times:

  • 7th Grade classes are 7:30pm-8:20pm
  • 8th Grade classes are 8:30pm-9:20pm

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Dapore at or


No Fundraising Fundraiser

It is time again for the PTO’s most popular fundraiser: the “No Fundraising Fundraiser” – no calling, no selling, and no attending special events. We are just asking you to consider a tax deductible $30 donation directly to the Hastings PTO – this money goes directly to the classrooms.  This is our last fundraiser of the year!  Learn more


JA Economics for Success Parent Volunteers

Want to volunteer in the classroom? This is your chance. Junior Achievement (BizTown in elementary school) is coming to HMS in our Life Skills classes this year. They are looking for volunteers to help. They are looking for at least 4 volunteers for Quarter 3, which will begin January 8th, and then Quarter 4. Right now the program is just in the 8th grade during periods 1 & 2. Volunteers can be with their child or ask to not be with their child. You don’t have to have an 8th grader to volunteer ALL ARE WELCOME! Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles- ANYONE.

There is a one-hour training that is set up based on your schedule. Once trained you will be in the classroom for one period a day once a week for six weeks. If you want you can do this with a friend- you can teach in pairs or trade off the weeks.

More information at

To volunteer please contact: Stephanie Patton at or cell at 614-318-3953


Join the PTO

Please consider joining the PTO:  Our goal is to have over half of the families at HMS join- we are close but not there yet!  We would love to have all of our families as members. Join by clicking the JOIN the PTO off of the menu option and join for $25 you get a directory, weekly emails from me  and these funds help to cover so many things for our students. The PTO helped to cover some of the cost for HIP day, some of the eclipse glasses, scholarships for grade level trips, mini grants in the fall and spring for our teachers to use in the classroom and more! THANK YOU!!!


Yellowbird Foodshed

New this year: We are trying out a new service for our families called Yellowbird Food Shed. For 8 weeks this fall you are able to order fresh items and they will be delivered to HMS on Thursday afternoons. Representatives will be at the back to school night on the 7th to share more and show you how to sign up for this yummy service. View for more details.

Dates for boxes:

11/30 2/15
12/14 3/1
1/4 3/15
1/18 3/29
2/1 4/12

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