HH 2/18/2022

February 18, 2022   *   Edition 13


Important Dates



18-25 Papa John's - CEF Dine to Donate
21 President's Day - No School
21 Hot Box Carmel - Dine to Donate
22 Math Bowl Try Outs
23 Late Start
23 Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

CCS Presents: Must-Have Social-Emotional
Skills for College and Career Readiness        

25 Tie Dye Spirit Wear Orders Due


1 Spring Picture Day    
1 5th Grade Clay Middle School
Course Schedule Deadline
3 Taste of Carmel
4 Hawks Herald
5-19 Apricot Sun - Dine to Donate 
7-11 Food Service Staff Recognition Week
7-11 IREAD Assessment - Third Grade
9 Late Start
11 Winter Event - Bingo Night
11 Yearbook Orders due
14-18 March Chat-N-Chew
16 CCS Presents: Education Neuroscience: How
SEL Promotes Brain Development
18 Hawks Herald
21-24 Crafters Pizza - Dine to Donate
23 Late Start
29 General PTO Meeting

Make your day off even easier with a lunch or dinner from Hot Box! All day Monday, February 21, place an order for dine-in or carry-out and 20% will be donated back to PTE.

Order Your Yearbooks today!

Yearbook Order Code: 14475422, Deadline 3/11/2022

Orders your Yearbooks Today

Mark your calendars!

Now that you have the date, help us make the event a success!
Are you able to donate something to the silent auction? The auction is a huge fundraiser at the event and we rely on donations to make it possible. Please contact Jill Kuhfus if you have something to donate.
Do you own a business and are interestsed in a sponsorship?  Sponsors receive the following benefits: 
  • Recognition in the silent auction online catalog starting one week prior to the event
  • Recognition in our social media platforms & newsletters right away
  • Advertisement in PTE's Teacher's Lounge and Lobby
  • Exposure to over 500 families

If you would like to discuss a sponsorship, please contact Lindsay Ohmer or Katie Folkers

Silent Auction Tips | The Ultimate Fundraiser Blog

For Parents' Night Out, each grade puts together a basket for the silent auction. Below are the links to each grade's sign up genius for their Silent Auction Baskets. Each link has more information about what is included in the basket. Check our your grade below!

First Grade 

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade 

First page of the PDF file: CEF-FlyerFEB22_1

Dear PTE Families,

Thank you so much for a wonderful February thus far!  Our students seem as though they are healthier, and our daily attendance is getting better.  This makes me so happy as we know that our students need to be here with us daily.  Thank you for ensuring that your child is here each day and on time! 

As you saw in your email last week, masks will be optional starting on Feb. 22nd.  Students will be contact traced if we learn of positive cases, per the Health Department.  It will be your decision if your child wears a mask at school.  If you would like them to, please reiterate this message to your child, so they know and understand your expectations.  Please remember that if your child rides a bus, they must still wear a mask.  It might be a good idea to put a baggy in their backpack, so they can keep it in there when they get to school if they are not going to wear one during the day.  We don’t want them to get lost throughout the day.  

You should have received your NWEA scores at this point.  This is a great indicator of your child’s growth from the Fall to the Winter.  If you have any questions about your child’s scores or achievement data, please feel free to reach out to their teacher and schedule a conference.  This is a good opportunity to see what is happening at school and what you can do at home to help your child throughout the year. 

We are so lucky that we have not had to have too many indoor recess days this year.  However, when students are inside, we try to limit the amount of time they are on technology.  As you clean out your game closets, please keep us in mind for indoor recess games.  We would love gently used games (with all of the pieces) to add to our collections, so students have different options during this time.  Your family might be done with it, but it could be a new favorite in a classroom!  

February and March are fun months as we start getting ready for Spring Break.  Here are some upcoming events that will be happening at PTE:

  • Feb. 21:  Day off - Dine to Donate at Hot Box!

  • Feb. 22:  Math Bowl Try-Outs 

  • Feb. 23:  Late Start 

  • Feb. 25:  Spirit Wear Sale Ends - get your tie dye! 

  • March 1:  Spring Pictures 

  • March 3:  Taste of Carmel 

  • March 7:  IREAD Testing Begins 

  • March 9:  Late Start

  • March 11: End of Quarter 3; Deadline for Yearbook Orders; PTE Bingo Night 6:30

Thanks for all of your support and hard work with your child! We appreciate you!

Mrs. Piper

First page of the PDF file: PTE_TieDye_Flyer_1

First page of the PDF file: SchooltoHearttoHome



help our PTE students dine safely

and comfortably!



We need parents just like you to help us in the cafeteria during lunch time.  As a cafeteria helper, you will help the children find a seat, open their lunch items, get all the extras (think parmesan cheese, ketchup, napkins, and utensils!), and maintain PTE lunch room standards!  ...all while getting to socialize with your kiddos and their friends. (We all love seeing your FB and Instagram selfies!)
This is a way to help out in the school, get to know all of your child's classmates, and interact with the staff at PTE.