Free Date Night for HHS Teachers and Staff???

The Heights HS PTO would like to show our appreciation to teachers and staff by offering free admission for themselves + 1 guest to attend the 2018 PTO Fundraiser, Viva Las Vegas.  The event will take place at Doggett Industries, 9111 N. Frwy Service Rd. on Saturday November 10th from 6pm to 10pm.

Please only complete the survey if you will be attending the event.  You must RSVP for the event in order to attend as RSVPs will become our Guest List. Click here for survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VLYGYLS. This survey will expire Friday 11/2/18.  

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The PTO is looking for Volunteers!! Lots of ways to help!!

Wondering how you can help the PTO??!?  We are looking for Chairs for Events and helpers for those events.  If you have any interest or talent and can help with any of these, please contact the respective VP:

VP – Education – Pamela Kunkemoeller (education@heightspto.org)
- Teacher Appreciation
- Teacher Grants
- Senior Scholarships
- HISD Board Member Appreciation

 VP – Fundraising – James Inman (fundraising@heightspto.org)
- School Store Manager
- School Store Inventory Purchasing
- Uniform Design
- Uniform Inventory Manager
- Supper Club
- Auction

 VP – Membership – Cynthia Adame (membership@heightspto.org)
- Membership Drives
- Membership List / Database Management

 VP – Community Building – Dianne Holliman (community@heightspto.org)
- Website Content Management
- News / Calendar Management
- Social Media (Facebook / Twitter
- Spanish Translation

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PTO By-Law Revisions

The PTO Board had a committee to review the By-Laws for consistency and accuracy. The By-Law Review Committee has reviewed the By-Laws and made suggestions that the PTO Board is reviewing. These revised By-Laws will be posted on the PTO Website no later than tomorrow for the General PTO membership to review. The acceptance of these revised by-laws will be voted on at next week's general meeting.

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Why go to the First Annual HHS PTO Auction?!?!

Why wouldn’t you?! You can come support our students and Heights High School to help raise funds where the budget cuts have hit the worst!!

There will be a fully operational casino with dealers, Texas Hold’em, Black Jack Tables, Roulette, and Slot Machines with a Grand Prize for person with most chips at the end of the night!!

There will be also be a Mystery Box raffle where winning ticket gets everything in the box. But contents of the box aren’t known until the winner opens it!

Also, there will be a lot of silent and live auction items with prices ranging from those who want to spend a little to those who want to spend a lot.  It’s a win win for everyone!! Guests can jumpstart shopping for the holidays with proceeds going to the PTO for the benefit of Heights High School!!

Go buy your tickets today!!!

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Give a Shout Out to your Student in the Yearbook!

You can purchase an ad with a dedication and pictures in the Yearbook to congratulate your student on a job well done! Yearbook ads are a great way to celebrate student success and milestones and reflect on the person your student has become. Show your pride and support of Heights High School at the same time. Visit jostensadservice.com to create your recognition ad or see Yearbook Ad Flier for more details!

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Job Fair for High School Students and resume writing sessions

Houston Texans Teen Club of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston is hosting a Job Fair and resume writing sessions on Tuesday, October 9th from 5:30-7:30pm.  This event is for ALL School Students as they will have educational workshops on resume writing and job fair etiquette. They do realize however that there is a large group of Juniors and Seniors who have their resumes and will have the opportunity to connect with employers and learn more about the job opportunities each employer has.  

So far they have the following companies confirmed:

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If you are concerned about street crossings in the neighborhood....

The fourth quarter Greater Heights Super Neighborhood Council/SNC 15 meeting will be next Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the old Houston Heights City Hall & Fire Station on the corner of 12th and Yale, beginning at 6:30 PM.

In addition, Ian Hlavacek of Houston Public Works and  Lauren Grove of the Houston Planning Department we will resume our discussion regarding the hike/bike trail, as it relates to street crossings in the Greater Heights area.  Houston Public Works has been talking with the City Traffic Engineer, and they have been collecting additional traffic counts in an effort to determine what is and isn’t possible. This includes places where the hike/bike trail crosses major streets, and in particular, the pedestrian crossings of Studewood. Advocates for school crossing guards on Studewood may also be joining us.

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Parking on Columbia - Important Information!

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ —Ms. Hampton shared correspondence from a residence on Columbia…

I wanted to give you a head up about parking on Columbia Street for your students and faculty. Starting October 8th, 2018, everyone will be required to have a residential parking permit between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. I wanted the school to still have use of street parking for occasional evening events so I only requested a school day restriction. Hopefully this will help to get your students parking in the lot on 13th. After 18 years of parking issues, I think this will be the best solution for everyone.

It is my understanding that violators will be subject to ticketing and possibly towing. Students often park in front of the fire hydrant in front of my house, which often results in a ticket for them. I hope the school will warn all students that starting Monday, they no longer can park in the 1200 block of Columbia. We don’t want to see the kids have any issues, just want to see them utilize their designated parking.

Thank you your attention to this important matter.

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