Last May, the PTO contracted with a firm to collect and compost food waste. They collected approximately 750 pounds of food waste in four days, or 187.50 pounds of food waste per day, or .22 pounds per student per day.
Programs & Events
What is Freaky Friday?
Freaky Friday is the PTO-sponsored, Halloween inspired fall party on October 18, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 at the school, and features carnival games, inflatable rides and bouncing, dancing, photo booth and haunted house and much, much more. This event is open to all HMS students. Tickets can be purchased for $15 online only. Ticket sales will open soon! Come join us in helping make this Freak Friday a great event. Click here to volunteer!
Come in costume and ready to PARTY!
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What is Aloha Spring?
Aloha Spring is a school wide spring themed party (spring break/island vacation) for students of Highcrest only.
When is Aloha Spring?
Aloha Spring will be held on Friday April 17, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Is it Mandatory for students to dress up in island/vacation attire?
No. It is definitely not mandatory but students are encouraged to wear island/vacation attire. Please wear clothing appropriate for school.
Is Aloha Spring free?
No. The ticket must be purchased online through the AtoZ Connect store. Make sure Highcrest Middle School is the school open. If AtoZ does not open to the store you can find it by pressing the three lines in the top left corner.** Every ticket holder must have a signed waiver on file.
How much do wristbands cost?
Wristbands cost $15.00 and cover all the games, dancing and snacks at Aloha Spring.
What’s this I hear about a waiver?
The vendors who rent us inflatable rides require every child who uses their products to have a signed waiver. Because our volunteers can’t check waivers the night of, we require every child to submit a signed waiver before attending. No exceptions. When you agree to purchase a wristband, you are simultaneously electronically signing the waiver. Read the waiver before signing.
When will my child get his wristband?
Wristbands will be distributed to the homeroom teachers on the morning of Aloha Spring. The children will be encouraged to put them on immediately so as to avoid them being lost before the evening.
What activities are at Aloha Spring?
There are fun fair type games with prizes, glow in the dark gaga ball, human foosball, even more new games, dancing with a DJ and snacks.
My child has peanut allergies. Can he/she eat the food at the event?
There are chips, cotton candy, ice cream and water. There is a large variety of frozen treats from Delta Ice Cream Distributors, including Haagen-Das, Edy’s, Helados, and Nestle. None of the products contain peanuts or tree nuts, but may have cross-contamination. We will also offer POPSICLE brand Firecracker popsicles!
Do you mind hanging on to my child’s EpiPen in case he has an allergic reaction at the event?
Our volunteers cannot be responsible for EpiPens or other medications while your child attends Aloha Spring. The school nurse is not in attendance and PTO volunteers do not have access to her office. Having said that, there will be staff on site who are trained in First Aid and CPR. Please plan accordingly.
What are the times for Aloha Spring?
Aloha Spring runs from 6:00-7:30 pm
Is my child allowed to leave during the event?
Children are not allowed to leave during the event unless they are picked up from the front doors by their parent/guardian. At 7:30 pm, the kids will be allowed to leave and parents need to make sure they pick up their child promptly.
Can my child buy a ticket for a friend/sibling who would also like to attend?
No. Only students of Highcrest are allowed to attend Aloha Spring.
My child has special needs, will he be able to attend with a chaperone?
Yes, absolutely! Please contact your child’s Learning Behavior Specialist or GLAd to request an aide. Your child’s chaperone will also need a wristband, but that is at no charge to you.
** Darn! I missed the ticket purchase deadline but my student really, really wants to attend! What should I do?!?
Tickets and waiver e-signing will briefly re-open Friday morning until Noon. Volunteers will scramble to hand out last-minute wristbands before school dismissal. If, due to last-minute ticket sales volume, your child does not receive a wristband during the school day, you should plan to accompany your child to the door of Aloha Spring at 5:45 pm to ensure your child has both a wristband and a signed waiver on file. A limited number of tickets and waivers will be available at the door for last-minute purchase and signing, but remember that a child needs BOTH in order to attend.