Fall Happenings at Haw Creek Elementary

Another school year has begun at Haw Creek Elementary School and the PTA is full of plans for a great year. The Goodwill Donate to Educate trailer will be at Haw Creek Elementary from October 8-22 in the lower parking lot off of the Bethesda Road Entrance. If you have things to donate, please consider donating at the trailer during that time. The school receives a set donation per pound collected, so now is the time to get rid of those old doorstops and weight machines! But seriously, every little bit helps. This year we hope to use the money raised to finally fulfill our plan of installing a new swing set on the playground. We will also be collecting Box Tops for education again this fall—those are the little squares you see on some food and paper product packaging. We collect them and send them back to the organization and then all those little scraps of paper become supplies and books for the classrooms. If you have some please feel free to drop them off at the office which is off of the Trinity Chapel Road entrance. And finally, we are always looking for community volunteers who would like to help us keep our gardens looking nice. If gardening is your passion and you would like to volunteer please email us at hawcreekptavolunteers@gmail.com. Thanks again for all the support the community shows the school. I think it is great that our kids are growing up knowing that their neighborhood cares about them and their educations.

Article by Betsy Couzins, PTA President