back to newsletters

Originally delivered on 10/8/2021 12:55 pm

SUBJECT: October News

October 2021

So many exciting things are on the horizon... an in person PTA meeting, Mad Science Night, Yard Work Day, Red Ribbon Week, the Reflections Art Contest, and our First Annual Fall Carnival!  Read below for all the details!


Join us October 28th at 5:00 pm in the Huffman Library for our first in person meeting since who knows when?!  Immediately following this quick meeting will be Huffman's Mad Science Night!  We would like to make the following budget changes:

Increase Supplies by $1500

Increase Spirit Wear by $2000

Increase Spirit Wear - Watch Dogs by $500

Increase 5th Grade Graduation by $1000

Create Budget Line Item for Reissued Checks for $2000

Increase Back to School Bash by $410

Increase Beautification by $500

Increase Programs - Fine Arts Night by $500

Increase Teacher Appreciation by $500

Create Budget Line Item for Programs - Red Ribbon Week for $600

Mad Science Night

Our amazing staff is planning an interactive science night on October 28th at 5:30.  This will be an opportunity to do some scientific investigation as a family.  Be sure to mark your calendars because you won't want to miss this!

Are you a member yet?

Our PTA membership numbers are off to a great start, but we would love to have many more families join!  Being a PTA member benefits you (discounts), your child (more funding for enrichment), and Huffman's future (helping shape the Huffman culture).  Check out our info flyer HERE and click below to join!

Join PTA
Volunteer Opportunities

We have a couple of routine volunteer opportunities we would like to get filled!  If you are interested, see below!  (Note, you are required to have passed the background check at

5th Grade Recess Duty
Kindergarten Recess Duty
Workroom Volunteers
Cafeteria Volunteers
Garden Club Needs Help

Huffman Garden Club is excited to make our campus tidy and beautiful! During this meetup, we'll dismantle a couple of raised beds, clean up a new spot for the garden and add compost and mulch for planting native plants and wildflowers. Sign up below to loan tools and/or help with the clean up!

Garden Help
Snacks Needed!

We need snack donations!  Because of the size of our school we have students that eat lunch as early as 10:00 am and as late as 1:05 pm.  Next time you see a great deal on individually packaged, nut-free snacks grab a box for our students so they can focus on their lessons and not the minutes until lunch-time =)

State Fair of Huffman

We would like to officially invite you to our First Annual Fall Carnival, the State Fair of Huffman! Saturday, November 6th from 4 to 7pm join us at Huffman/Old Shepard Park!  We will have:

  • food - corn dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, funnel cakes, and more!
  • games and prizes - ring toss, cake walk, plinko, fishbowl toss, milk bottle knockdown...
  • activities - face painting, balloon animals, dunk tank, crafts!
  • mascots - Hank (Huffman Hawk), Champ (Dallas Mavs), and Rowdy (Dallas Cowboys)!

This is shaping up to be such a fun event, but we need your help!  Entry is free, but tickets will be required at many stations. We are preselling tickets which will be sent home in student folders the week of the fair (and save you from having to stand in line on Saturday)!  Click HERE for tickets!  


We also are offering the opportunity to sponsor a station or activity, starting at $50.  Click HERE to view the sponsorship choices.


We would love to have booths for local businesses, community partners, and resources, so reach out to Jenna Maynard at for more information.

Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP)

The new Parent Education & Engagement Program (PEEP) offers classes, services and resources to all parents and families of Plano ISD. For more details about services such as 1-on-1 parent partnering, GED/ESL classes, etc., please view the flyers (ENGLISH | SPANISH) or contact Sharon Bradley.

Upcoming Events
Monday, October 11
Student Holiday/No School
Tuesday, October 12
Student Holiday/No School
Saturday, October 16
9:00a Garden Club Work Days
Sunday, October 17
1:00p Garden Club Work Days
Monday, October 25
Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday, October 26
Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday, October 27
Red Ribbon Week
Thursday, October 28
Red Ribbon Week
5:00p Mad Science Night/PTA Meeting
Friday, October 29
Red Ribbon Week
Friday, November 5
8:00a Reflections Art Contest Entries Due
Saturday, November 6
4:00p Fall Carnival
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -