The Henderson Middle School PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student Association) supports HMS by serving as a forum where parents, teachers, administrators and students discuss ways to promote quality education, strive to expand the arts and sciences, encourage community involvement and work for a healthy school environment. The HMS PTSA is a volunteer organization. We hope you will consider getting involved.
Students in middle school are encouraged to become involved with the PTSA to develop leadership skills, learn about the legislative process, increase self-esteem and contribute to the school.
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'tis the season for hOLIDAY GIVING to HMS STAFF
Spread the holiday cheer, by sharing your appreciation for our staff with the gift of your donation this holiday season. Click below to give an amount of your choosing. Any donation amount is appreciated.
Just make your donation by December 12, and your HMS PTSA will add additional funds to the amounts given by the Cougar community. We want to give envelopes to 152 HMS staff members on December 15th! Let's all do our part to show our teachers and other school staff we appreciate them during the holiday season. HMS is a big school; we can do this!
DEADLINE FOR DONATIONS IS DECEMBER 12!
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REGISTER Online & Join PTSA!
JOIN Henderson Middle School's PTSA & Donate to be a Henderson Hero! Your PTSA has big plans to make our students’ and their teachers’ year the best it can be. By joining PTSA you are are supporting HMS, you will have access to our online school directory, and you'll be supporting our volunteer members’ efforts by getting involved. Y
Use the PTSA ONLINE REGISTRATION form to:
- Provide/confirm contact information for you and your HMS student(s)
- Choose publish preferences to be included (or not) in school directory
- Join the PTSA. Your annual membership supports our efforts & includes access to our secure online school directory
- Volunteer to help! Leading up to Open House and into August, these volunteer lists are checked frequently. After August, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to be added to a list.
- Donate to Henderson Heroes to support school projects, teacher appreciation, buildings and grounds projects, etc
- Donate for report card mailings. Report cards will be mailed to your home during the year instead of only posted on IC. This $5 donation helps pay for printing, postage, labels, and envelopes in order to get hard copies to you.
HERE’S HOW TO GET STARTED:
If you already have a Membership Toolkit account from last year or with another school, you can use that to log in below.
- Create an account. Simply click the JOIN HERE button below.
- Select New User > Create Account, and follow the prompts.
- Click "verify my email" and then check your email for a link. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam folders.
- Verify your email.
- Log back in and finish the process:
- Add Contact Info and set your directory publish preferences.
- Join the PTSA and donate to be a Henderson Hero!
- If you're HMS staff, you can click past the steps you do not need.
Spirit Wear available for CASH purchase AT the SCHOOL STORE.
T-shirts $15 (2XL/3XL $20)
3/4 Sleeve Baseball Tee $20 (2XL/3XL $25)
Hoodies $30 (2XL/3XL $35)
PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: ONLINE SIGN UPS available for the current year in early August & at Open House.
Email email@example.com if interested in volunteering after August sign ups are closed.
For 2022-2023 The PTSA BOARD is still in need of a Co-VP of Fundraising, Buildings and Grounds Coordinators, and a Community Engagement Chair (preferably bilingual) for the 22-23 School Year.
Sign up if you’d like to be on the list of volunteers that will support our front office staff. Volunteers will receive information on exactly what to do, while in the office, from the Front Office Volunteer Chairs. This is good if you’re a people person and can be flexible to the days’ needs! Light clerical work, answering phones, and greeting folks at the door will be a part of this role.
Our amazing media center director, Mr. Mason, would love some parent help in keeping our media center running this year. He will decide how much he needs these volunteers so add your name to the list if you enjoy library work during the school day.
Sign up to be a school store volunteer if you’d like to help sell school supplies and spirit-wear directly to our HMS students! The school store will be open just off the cafeteria. Our School Store Coordinator will reach out to those on the list about times the store will be open and how to keep track of what we sell. Must be available before/during school hours to volunteer for the store.
Sign up to help with the Scholastic Book Fair under the direction of our Book Fair Coordinator.
8th Grade Committee:
Open to 8th grade parents only. This committee will be led by an experienced PTSA Board Member, to make our 8th graders feel special, especially at the end of the year. You’d help with celebrations, awards, and events specifically for our 8th grade students.
Think of this role as “Room Parent” but for your student’s TEAM. You’d help your team of teachers to get communication out to parents of that team, get volunteers and supplies if they need them, send reminders, celebrate teacher bdays, and also communicate between the PTSA and your team. You may be helping to raise funds for your team of teachers at the start of the year for field trips, team T shirts, etc. Each team of teachers is unique in their needs and how they operate. You’d be volunteering under the guidance of our Team Parent Coordinator who will send information to you throughout the year. Please specify which grade level you are on.
Hospitality / Teacher Appreciation:
These volunteers will help our TWO amazing Committee Chairs to make little gifts and moments of recognition happen for our teachers and staff. Some of this can be done on your own time and dropped off, and other times we’d need volunteers on this volunteer list during the school day to set up appreciation lunches, breakfasts, deliver little surprises, etc. This is a big part of what PTSA does to make our staff feel appreciated and supported.
If you’re good at making cute gift baskets, decorating, event planning, serving food to a group, enjoy being in front of and chatting with our staff, . . . this is your committee.
General One-Time Volunteers:
Add your name to this list to be in our general pool of volunteers to help whenever it’s needed! It may be during school days, on weekends at school related events, or after school hours, so it just depends on what the needs are! This is an easy one to sign up for and then volunteer when the right opportunity arises that fits your schedule.
Visit the DCDS website for all the Back to School information you need.
DeKalb County School Nutrition will use SchoolCafe.com for meal payments and Free and Reduced Application Processing. SchoolCafé will provide better communication between DeKalb County School Nutrition and our community. You, as well as your child(ren), will be able to provide feedback on menu items, complete Free and Reduced Applications, even monitor your child(ren)’s account, all from one location! SchoolCafé even has an application for you to download on your smartphone for your convenience. Please click here “parent / teacher registration guide” for detailed instructions for registering.
Cash, Check/Money Order accepted at schools:
Checks must include your child’s name, grade, pin number, and teacher’s name on check or money envelope.
Envision Payment Solutions
Handles all returned checks for DeKalb County School District, School Nutrition Services.
SchoolCafe.com allows parents to add money to their children’s account using a credit or debit card. Once an account is established, parents can check balances and fund their children’s accounts online via their secure website. Please call 1-855-729-2328 for more information or assistance in setting up a SchoolCafe account.
Updated bus route information for the 2022-2023 school year is posted at https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/bus-routes/
SCHOOL STORE INFORMATION click here Open once a week during lunch to students.
By joining the PTSA, you help us meet our school's needs that are outside the scope of their budget. You also get access to our online Directory with an app for your smartphone.
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