Huntingtowne Farms Elementary update

Open House: The next open house for prospective parents will be on January 29 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Dual Language Program: The application period for incoming HFES kindergarteners (for the 2019–20 school year) who would like to be a part of the Spanish dual language program will close on January 31. Please visit the HFES website for the application.

Donations needed: The HF PTA is planning a movie night and a STEAM Fest (see below) and needs raffle items. Do you have connections with a business that would consider donating an item or gift card? Do you have a restaurant/movie/activity gift card that you won’t use? Perhaps your kiddos received toys, games, or books that were too young/old for them or that they weren’t interested in? Please donate them to the HF PTA and help raise funds for our neighborhood school! Email Sarah Hayden for more information.

Upcoming PTA Events

  • Movie Night on Friday, January 25: We’re showing Little Foot. All are welcome! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 6 p.m. The event is free; raffle tickets, pizza, and concessions will be sold to support the PTA. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, click here.
  • Teacher Chili Appreciation on Thursday, January 31: The PTA is sponsoring a chili lunch for our teachers. If you’d like to cook chili or bring toppings, click here.
  • HF International STEAM Fest: May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Join us to create, explore, and have fun with STEAM (Science, Art, Engineering, Art, and Math) interactive activities, exhibits, and performances at HFES! Open to students and children from the community. There will be more than 10 community organizations, museums, and businesses offering LOTS of activities throughout the school. There will be a small entry fee for children. There will be an art auction, and international food, snacks, and raffle tickets will be on sale.

 

HFNA members: Renew (or join) for 2019

Pay with PayPal using the button below or mail your dues check to P.O. Box 242502 Charlotte, NC 28224.

Your $55 annual dues help maintain our stable property values and high quality of life. They pay for entrance maintenance (landscaping, signs, and monthly electric and water bills), neighborhood events, the HFNA website, email software, and other miscellaneous items that help sustain our vibrant community of friends and neighbors!

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Part of Lilly Mill to close for drainage work

The Lilly Mill Storm Drainage Project, which started in August, will continue into the new year. Construction equipment and materials are expected to arrive at the job site this week. Materials such as pipe, backfill material, and box culvert sections will be stored in the right-of-way and in easements.

In the coming weeks, Lilly Mill Road between Whiffletree and Ramblewood will be closed. This section of Lilly Mill is expected to be closed to pedestrians and vehicles for 60 days and possibly longer if bad weather causes delays.

For more updates on the project and road closure visit:

https://charlottenc.gov/StormWater/Projects/Pages/LillyMill.aspx
https://charlottenc.gov/Transportation/streetclosings/Pages/default.aspx

Holiday Lights: And the winners are . . .

HFNA 2018 Holiday lights winnersThank you to EVERYONE who decorated their home for the holiday season. Your efforts truly make the holidays more special for everyone who sees them. Overall, we seemed to have more homes decorated than in the past few years. I love rolling around the hood and enjoying your holiday spirit! Use the map to find our winners:

Clark Griswold Award: 2300 Vineyard
Norman Rockwell Award: 2431 Twilight
Section 1: 2831 Goneaway
Section 2: 2901 Burnt Mill
Section 3: 2607 Huntingtowne Farms
Section 4: 2209 Ramblewood
Section 5: 2426 Twilight
Section 6: 2600 Tattersall
Section 7: 2833 Barcan

Holiday Lights Competition

Judging for our annual holiday lights competition will occur this weekend. There will be a winner in each of our 7 sections as well as a Norman Rockwell & Griswald Award! Make sure those bulbs are shining bright! If you have a particular favorite you would like the judges to consider, please email Adam Spry at adamcliftonspry@yahoo.com