Random Acts of Kindness Week





Kindness Week February 11-17, 2020

Wear your favorite hat.

Wear your favorite comfy clothes.

Wear your crazy hair, tutus, animal prints and wacky clothes.

Dress up as past decades (for example 90s, 80s, 70s).

Wear pink or red in honor of Valentine’s Day.


Parent-Teacher Conference Dinner Sign-up

Please help provide dinner to our amazing HMS teachers on the evening of Parent-Teacher Conferences: Thursday, February 20, 2020. PTO will provide the main dish but we need volunteers to bring items such as salad, drinks and desserts and to help set up and take down the event.

Food Donations/Volunteer Sign-up

Chairperson: Stephanie Kula  or call/text 614-216-5870


Frozen Friday Cultural Arts

Frozen Friday Update
152 Valentine Cards were dropped off to Nationwide Children’s Hospital this week!  The staff was so excited to receive them!  Last Friday, the kids made paper airplanes and tested their planes with hoops and runways.  This week is our last Cultural Arts Frozen Friday of the year and we have a breakdance artist coming to show some skills.  Should be fun!

Thank you to the parents who volunteered for Frozen Friday last week- Beth Mangas, Heidi Balitmore and Lolita Banks!


2nd Annual Cultural Food Fair sponsored by the Diversity Club

Week of Feb. 17–21

The Hastings Middle School Student Diversity Club is hosting their 2nd Annual Cultural Food Fair during lunch at HMS! They have asked for parent help in promoting the event and signing up to share a dish. Please send in a dish representing your family’s culture or heritage, for either your student’s lunch period, OR for all 3 grade levels/days! We could also use help serving, if you’re able to help! Additionally, the students welcome any artifacts or displays to accompany the dishes. We ask that all dishes provide a list of ingredients (avoid nuts) and be divided into small serving sizes. If you are unable to deliver your lunch at the lunch hour, please feel free to bring to the office in the morning. Refrigeration is available.

Volunteer Sign-up


8th grade photos needed

8th Grade Parents

Please send any HMS school related pictures to uaclassof2024@gmail.com for the 8th Grade Video.  Please label in the subject area grade level and activity and in the message names of students.


Golden Apple Awards

The Upper Arlington Civic Association is excited to announce that our annual Golden Apple Award nominations for 2020 are here! This prestigious award can go to ANY faculty or staff in our schools. Whether your nominee is an outstanding teacher, administrator, nurse, custodian, secretary, aide, paraprofessional, counselor, resource officer etc… they ALL make a difference in the lives of our children.

Voting begins January 6th at 7 am & ends February 28th at 11:59 pm

Your vote(s) count! The winner of the Golden Apple at each school is decided by YOU! Any parent, student, colleague or community member can make a nomination. You can also nominate more than one person! Our schools are a huge part of what make this community an amazing place to live! Vote for your favorite faculty or staff member to say thank you to those who shape the lives of our children.

The schools within our district are:

Preschools– BEARS, Burbank, Covenant Presbyterian, Kare-A-Lot, Kiwi’s Clubhouse, Holy Trinity, Mountview Christian, Riverside United Methodist, St. Andrew’s, Upper Arlington Lutheran & Wellington

Elementary Schools– Barrington, Greensview, Tremont, Wickliffe & Windermere, Mountview Christian Kindergarten

Middle Schools– Jones & Hastings

High Schools– Upper Arlington High School & Wellington

Catholic Schools– St. Agatha & St. Andrew

Visit http://www.UACA.org to fill out a nomination form

The Golden Apple Awards are Not Sponsored by the Upper Arlington School District


Open PTO Positions for 2020-21

All Positions are open to any HMS Parent/Guardian PTO Members

Open PTO positions for 2020-2021:
Executive Board
None available at this time

Committee Chairs
Website Coordinator

If you have any interest or questions about the Executive Board positions or chairing any of these committees or being on the committee, please let me know. You do not have to be a PTO Chair now or have any PTO committee experience to volunteer for any position. Your desire to volunteer is enough. You do have to be a paid PTO member. If you have already contacted me about your interest, please don’t hesitate to let me know again.

Please contact Meghan Harder at hastingspto@gmail.com for more information.

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