Hickory Point PTA

Executive Board

Co-Presidents: Kate Riggs and Samantha Diamond
Vice President: Jennifer Saks
Treasurer: Maryann Czarnota
Secretary: Angie Chmieleski

News from the PTA

Check out our updated PTA page!  Please bookmark this link for all updates PTA INFO

Thank you on behalf of the PTA, to all the parents and family members, that helped by volunteering their time, and skills.  The school, the kids, and we truly appreciate all you have done this year!  We look forward to another great year…see you in August!!!



When: Friday, May 27th from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: Hickory Point School Playground & Field

It's hard to believe the end of the school year is almost here! Bring your family and celebrate the end of the school year with food from Josh's Hot Dogs, dessert from Kona Ice, entertainment by Spice City Music and many more!

Bookmark this page for event updates: https://fb.me/e/4eFqAt9pD

Hickory Point Family Night Year End


Get the D27 Directory before school's out!

Schedule summer fun with help from the directory!  DirectorySpot will be available to PTA members all summer long with the 2021-22 class lists and contact information.  Haven't joined yet?  It's not too late!  PTA membership fees for the 21-22 school year will still be available in Infinite Campus until June 1st.  For more information, please contact district27directory@hotmail.com.  To update your contact information, please use the linked Directory Form.



In honor of your child's birthday, you can rent happy birthday yard signs which will be set up on your lawn the night before your child's birthday and collected the following day! Approximately 15-20 signs will be displayed on the lawn. The cost of the birthday sign rental is $30.  Let the PTA help make your child's birthday extra special this year! Click the link below to order!

Birthday Sign Request Form



This service is for 2nd Graders headed to Shabonee only!

Make your life easier and order school supplies today! The supplies will be at your child's desk waiting for them on the first day of school. Be sure to use our school code: SHA082 (3 letters/3numbers) and purchase the supply box for the grade that they will start in August. Pre-packed, delivered school supply boxes are only available for pre-order and the deadline is June 12. So order today and forget about it! Remember, Hickory Point provides the necessary supplies to their students so you will only need to buy supplies if you have a child headed to Shabonee next year. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kate Riggs at kburkeriggs@gmail.com. Use this link to order: https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/

school supplies



We have so many committees, you’re sure to find something that fits your likes and talents. We can only continue to do the fun things we do with your help! Volunteer to help during the 2022-23 school year. We’re still looking for committee chairs too! (Fundraising is soooo important, please consider co-chairing if you can). Email Kate with any questions at all, kburkeriggs@gmail.com.

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdqlXrxe2qTaBQkXm5OjpCV2mcZqOAEXi2aZTpRkIiDeYRuw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&fbclid=IwAR0V7EJc3eCNCd-v6EyfZqbaQfZSgNWukSqTQG1ysCpd9jZXqJjSjKlKork



There are a few committees that need your help next year! If you wanted to get involved with the PTA, this is the perfect way. The Committees that need help are: Fundraising, Philanthropy and Yearbook.

For all of these committees, there will be someone with experience to help you and answer questions. No one is ever expected to just know what to do. They all have a committee of volunteers to help out too. So no one will have to go it alone.

Here is some more info about each committee:

Fundraising (1-2 co-chairs needed) — Plan Tasty Tuesdays at a local restaurant every other month. Plan 2-3 fundraisers each year. These can be your choice. Help with the Annual Raffle. Monitor ongoing fundraisers already in place. The majority of the work required can be done on your own time, when you have time. This committee is crucial to the PTA. Every dollar brought in by fundraising goes directly to the hardworking staff at the school.

Philanthropy (1 co-chair needed)— Help our school be philanthropic. Help teach our students how important it is to give back. This committee helps with the annual District coat drive. In the past we have done candy drives. This committee plans the Souper Bowl. And more could be done with the right person at the helm. Most everything for this committee can be done on your own time, when you have time.

Yearbook (1 co-chair needed) - Help put together the Hickory Point yearbook. Coordinate photos, help in the design and layout. Without this committee there would be no Yearbook! The work for this committee can also be done on your time.

If you are interested, please email us. Kate: kburkeriggs@gmail.com, Sam: samanthahopediamond@gmail.com



Fresh Midwest is offering DOUBLE DONATION in May! Fresh Midwest has added so many great new prepared meals and restaurant items, you have to check it out. Save time and money on great meals and help the PTA at the same time!



Let’s recycle the ‘write’ way! We are participating in the BIC Stationary Recycling Program through Terracycle. Students can drop off the following items for recycling in the labeled grey bin in the front foyer: pens, mechanical pencils, highlighters, markers (coloring, sharpies, dry erase), glue stick containers, water color paint dispensers. Items should be used up but can be any brand. Please DO NOT recycle: wood pencils, paint markers, white-out containers. What a great way for our Bulldogs to help protect our planet!



The online Spiritwear store has been restocked! Be sure to take a look at all of the new and restocked items now before they sell out again!

**All items will be delivered to your child at school every Thursday or Friday to bring home.




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Support Hickory Point PTA by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.


Save the NEW date: District 27 5K

Please save the date for the 2022 District 27 5K, 1M and Kids Dash event at Wood Oaks park, on Saturday, October 15th.  Please bookmark this page for any updates: https://www.nb27.org/pta/pta-council/pta-5k-race 

Tell your family, tell your friends, tell everyone you know!

This run is a community-wide event with entertainment, food and prizes! Proceeds fund scholarships for outstanding District 27 graduates of Glenbrook North High School. Last year, our generous sponsors and 400+ participants raised over $14,000 in scholarship awards for 10 students. Do you know a company that would like to sponsor this race? Please ask them to email d27pta5k@gmail.com.


2021-2022 PTA Board

Co-President: Kate Riggs  kburkeriggs@gmail.com    

Co-President: Samantha Diamond  samanthahopediamond@gmail.com   

Vice President: Jennifer Saks  jensaks75@gmail.com

Secretary: Angie Chmieleski   angie.chmieleski@gmail.com

Treasurer: Maryann Czarnota  czarnotajm@yahoo.com

Please reach out to us with questions, ideas or anything on your mind.

We want to hear from you!

Hot Lunch

Lunch with Fresh Midwest

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PTA Meetings

Meetings are the first Friday of every month at 10 a.m.

September 3

October 1

November 5

December 3

January 7

February 4

March 4

April 1

May 6

PTA Minutes