Parent Teacher Organization
Welcome to the Honey Creek Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), supporting the social and academic goals of Honey Creek Community School (HCCS) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
If you’re a HCCS parent, you are automatically a PTO member. When we join the community we all sign a commitment to volunteer 2hrs/month at the school. The PTO has large and small volunteering opportunities. Please see the Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet via google docs for open positions. By volunteering to support the school you are helping to ensure that Honey Creek continues to provide an outstanding educational experience at every grade level.
PTO Theme Committees support academics, culture, and wellness.
PTO Executive Committee keeps things moving.
PTO Events fuel friendships.
PTO Room Parents bridge the gaps.
PTO Meetings bring it all together.
2022-2023 Executive Contacts:
Mary Johnson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Abby Adams - email@example.com
Karen Lin - firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie de Jong - email@example.com
Articles of Incorporation, Amendment 10/2/2019, Amendment 10/16/2019, Bylaws
The Honey Creek PTO Wellness Committee strives through collaboration with the community to promote lifelong, healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices through education, mental wellness initiatives, physical activity, and improving access to healthy food.
Several times during the year, we host mental health activities such as guest lectures and relevant film screenings. We also provide a Farm-to-School program that brings local farmers and food samples into the school and a thriving Edible Schoolyard Garden. We also host an annual Fall Harvest Dinner prepared by a local chef and with locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients,, recruit lunch line helpers at the beginning of the school year, assist with P. E. Play Day, distribute bags of maturation supplies to 4th and 5th grade students and support the school‘s annual Earth Day celebration.
How to Help:
We invite all members of our community to participate in this committee. We welcome all interested people – no particular expertise is needed.
For more information, contact the Wellness Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
STEAM - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS & MATH
The mission of the STEAM Committee is to promote an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and math for all students at Honey Creek. We support students by encouraging hands-on activities both in and out of the classroom. Resources for teachers are sought to supplement lesson plans and promote continuing STEAM education.
Annual events are organized including: Fall STEAM Fest, STEAM Fair, Talent Night and the Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad (WESO). Additional STEAM events throughout the community are also shared to promote involvement by Honey Creek families.
How to Help:
Please consider helping to inspire our students in STEAM! We welcome and appreciate new members at any time throughout the year.
For more information, contact the STEAM Committee Chair(s): email@example.com.
The mission of the Honey Creek and High Point Literacy Committee is to build the habit of and foster the love of literacy in all its forms among our joint communities.
The Literacy Committee fulfills its mission through a variety of programs throughout the school year, including: used book giveaways, March is Reading Month and promoting summer reading.
How to Help:
Watch for announcements about donating gently used books for the March is Reading Month and summer reading book giveaways.
Support our Nicola’s fundraisers which raise funds for books!
Consider donating your time to help in the media center.
Please sign up on the PTO volunteer document if you would like more information about volunteering.
For more information, contact the Literacy Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Room Parents (RPs) are central to building the Honey Creek community. RPs
Communicate with the Teacher.
Coordinate and set up Sign-ups for classroom supplies, snack donations, and fruit/veggie bowl.
Plan the grade level social opportunities.
Coordinate classroom volunteers.
Encourage event volunteers.
Lead money collections for holiday and end of year teacher gifts (RP coordinator organizes).
Assist with field trip planning.
Schedule holiday pet care.
Coordinate Teacher Appreciation activities or gifts.
Support classroom families (e.g. set up meal sign-ups during life transitions).
Support Academic Service-Learning.
The PTO meets every first Friday of each month at 8:00 A.M in Room 144.
Upcoming Meeting dates: