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    NEXT PTO MEETINGS

     9/14/2020 @ 7pm, virtual meeting via Zoom

     

     

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    Check This Out!

    PTO Fundraising - See where the money goes

    Watch this video to see all of the amazing things that the PTO does for Hughes with the money that is raised throughout the year

    Hughes PTO Fundraising

    QUICK LINKS 

    To get more information on a reminder or quick link, scroll down on this page.

    Current PTO news is given below and updates will be published regularly. For other PTO information, use the links on the navigation bar at left. Feel free to send your comments or questions to us at HughesPTO@gmail.com.
     
     
    1. PTO Amazon Fundraiser 
    We have started a new fundraiser - We are an Amazon Associate.  Our PTO will be able to raise funds whenever anybody buys through Amazon after they follow our link.
     
     
     
    Simply follow the link above to enter the Amazon.com site and a percentage of any resulting purchases will be returned to the Hughes PTO.  What better way to support the PTO than while shopping for your everyday purchases without spending any extra money!
     
    Once you enter the site, log on to your personal Amazon account using your email address and password. Please note, you WILL NOT see anything that identifies you as a Hughes PTO shopper.  However, behind the scenes, Amazon will know that you clicked our link and will give us credit for any items shipped.  Bookmark the link above for all your Amazon.com purchases.

    Products do NOT cost any more by using this link.  Please encourage family, friends and neighbors who shop at Amazon.com to help support our PTO as well.
     
     REMEMBER, In order for the PTO to receive credit for your purchases, you must gain access to Amazon.com by clicking the link above. 
     
    2. Communication Tools of the Berkeley Heights Public Schools
    The BHPS district utilizes a variety of tools to keep parents apprised of happenings in individual schools and throughout the district as well as to communicate with parents regarding their children's progress and opportunities. The information in the table below is being passed along by the PTO as a courtesy.  
    Tool

    Description

    District website

    https://www.bhpsnj.org/

    Hughes School website

    The district website contains news and information relevant to all school families, including calendars, handbooks, policies, curriculum guides, Board of Education meetings, lunch menus and community announcements from area organizations. It also provides links to the FirstClass, PowerSchool and Honeywell system portals (described below) as well as the individual school websites.

    FirstClass

    https://www.bhpsnj.org/login

    All school notices relevant to Hughes families are posted in the THPARENT folder on FirstClass. Click on the link at left, enter the Hughes userid and password, and click Login. When the FirstClass window opens, double-click on the News for THPARENTS folder icon. A list of documents appears in reverse chronological order.

    This student demographic system serves as the primary portal for parent and emergency contact information, data mandated by the state department of education, and—at the middle and high schools—student attendance and grade information. It replaces the physical contact card used in years past as well as the annual publication consent form. It should be updated every September and whenever a parent’s contact information or emergency contact’s information changes.

    Honeywell Instant Alert https://instantalert.honeywell.com/

    This is the emergency notification system that the district uses when school needs to be closed or there is a delayed opening or early closing (replacing the phone chains used in years past). It stores parents' contact information and preferences regarding methods of communication (e.g., phone, e-mail) and as such should be updated whenever there is a change.