Home and School, INC.
Together We Are Making A Difference
To contact us, please scroll to the bottom of the page for our information!
Hannibal Home and School, INC. is the parent teacher volunteer group of the Hannibal Central School District. Home & School is made up of parents, teachers, administrators, school staff and community members who recognize that children require support inside and outside the classroom to be successful.
Why are we called "Home & School"? Learn more about this here - https://www.ptotoday.com/pto-today-articles/article/480-pto-vs-pta-faqs
Hannibal Home & School meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 pm at Fairley Elementary School in room 30. Enter the building through the Pre-K doors, to the right side of the main entrance of the school. Meetings are open to administrators, staff, parents, guardians and community members of HCSD. Meetings generally last less than an hour. You are free to come late or leave early!
Update from September meeting!!
We are thrilled at the support with the staff and new parents that we had attend our September meeting! Remmeber, parents - if there is something that you'd like to see the school do, please contact your child's teacher to find out if you can get their support. We're looking forward to a great year!
Scroll down the page to find out how to sign up for Tops to give money back to our school as well as how to shop through smile.amazon.com to have a portion of your Amazon purchases be donated to our group - super easy ways that you can help!!
**Please note** This page will be updated as events take place, so please check regularly!
10 Reasons To Get Involved at School (from PTO Today)
1. Volunteering makes a big difference. Research consistently shows that kids who have parents who want to help their schools do better in school.
2. Volunteering offers tangible ways to be a part of things. Sometimes we might mean well, but our busy lives get in the way of committing. Joining a parent group will provide concrete ways to get involved, whether at events, in the classroom or on a committee.
3. It feels great to participate!! Your child spends a lot of time at school, and it's great to share some of her/his school related experiences!!
4. You'll get to know other parents. It's powerful to create a circle of adult friends around a school, and having a shared interest is a good place to start. What's more, it can help to foster connections between families in your community.
5. Your help is ALWAYS needed. Whether it's helping run the next big event or providing support in the classroom, there are always ways to pitch in.
6 It's a manageable commitment. Volunteering can seen daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Spend and hour helping out and your efforts will be appreciated. Remember, it's ok to say no if you're busy!
7. It's fun! Even simple events can make your week more exciting.
8. You can tailor volunteering to play to your strengths! Within a parent group, there are many ways to contribute based on your skills and interests.
9. Have a great idea? Bring it to the group and get it out there!
10. Volunteering provides another way to get to know school and support staff better, to understand their needs and ideas!
ATTENTION TEACHERS!!!! We need YOU and your ideas!! Please attend our monthly meetings (scroll down!) to find out how we can support you. We have a great group of parents who want to help, but without your support of the teachers, we can't do it! Please come get involved with our group so that we can help you and the ideas that you have for enriching our children's experiences at school!
Anytime you shop through Amazon.com, click on the link to help our school!
Go to Amazon Smile supports Hannibal Home and School to have a portion of your purchase donated to our group!
Our next meeting is on Tuesday October 9th at 6:30pm in room 30 at Fairley - if we have a lot of people attend, we will move to the cafeteria.
Your kids are welcome to attend meetings if you feel comfortable bringing them. We are all parents and understand that kids are a part of the package!
We have a room right next to the meeting room where they can play (feel free to bring things to keep them entertained), read or work on homework!
Email Newsletter! To sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send out meeting reminders, minutes and volunteer opportunities.
Even if you are only able to give an hour of your time, that would be very helpful!
To sign up, send an email to email@example.com or call/text 315-326-1092.
Upcoming Events for the 2018-2019 School Year:
Fall Fundraiser (DMK & Fairley) packets will go home by October 12th.
Secret Santa (Fairley) - December 13 & 14. Snow dates 12/19 & 12/20
*See district main page for the most up to date info! "Like" Hannibal Central School District's Facebook page!
**Tops Markets gives money to our schools, but only if you sign up! Go to this link: http://www.topsmarkets.com/Education/sign_up/ & sign up with your Tops card. Under the search, start typing in Hannibal and Hannibal Home & School should come right up! Click on submit to create your account for Escrip & check your email for more information on how to use the service! Please note, you must re-sign up every year. Last year, we over $200. Let's see if we can double it this year!
**Fuel Up To Play 60!! Go to the link below and click join - as an adult (unless your student is signing up), join under Fairley school and/or DMK & click on join the league. Just doing this will help our schools and it is a GREAT program. Check it out: http://fueluptoplay60.com
**FAIRLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is participating in Price Chopper´s Tools for Schools program. Each time an enrolled supporter shops at Price Chopper and scans their AdvantEdge card, our school earns credit towards free educational equipment and supplies. Also, each time you purchase Price Chopper and Central Market Classic brand items our school will earn DOUBLE POINTS. If you have not done so yet, please enroll your AdvantEdge Card for our school by visiting your local Price Chopper´s Customer Services desk or going to www.pricechopper.com. Our school code is: 16558.
**Make sure to save your Box Tops & Labels for Education and send them with your child to school! All Box Tops are given to DMK to help fund the incentive programs that they have there. We start collecting at Fairley to encourage participation for many years to come. There are also collection boxes around town. If you have some that you want to donate and don't know how to get them to the school, please contact us directly!
Attention teachers- if you have a bill that needs to get paid, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org or the mailbox at the high school and send an email to let us know it's there so we can pay the bill. If you need money for a field trip, event or any other reason, please bring a voucher request (email us if you need a copy) to our next meeting.
We want to support your ideas that you have to enrich our children's education. Please bring your ideas to our meeting so we can help you with them!!! We need your support - after all, you're the SCHOOL portion of Home & School. Please join us at our monthly meetings!! Thank you!
Effective immediately - so that we can best help you, if you're unable to attend a meeting (it's preferred if you're there!) please make sure that any voucher request is sent to our mailbox at the high school or email it to us at email@example.com no later than the Friday prior to our meeting. Our mailbox is not checked on a daily basis. If the requests are not received on time, we will not be able to vote on it until the following meeting. Please make sure to plan ahead so that you're able to get the funds that you are requesting! We will not approve requests received after our meeting if they are needed prior to the next meeting. We would like to receive requests more than a month prior to when you're asking for them.
Meeting Dates for the 2018-2019 School Year
9/11, 10/9, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/9, 5/7, 6/4
Officers for the 2018-2020 School Year
President - Marian Calkins
Secretary - Stephanie Roth
Treasurer - Jennifer Malone
Executive Board Members 2017-2019
To volunteer your time, help with an event or to ask a question,
please contact an officer,
send mail to PO Box 67, Hannibal, NY 13074
or email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org
A copy of our annual budget is available by request.
Thank you for your support.