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Bylaws Change: 6/10 Vote

UPDATE: The motion passed.


At the next PTO meeting, on June 10th, we will have a motion to change the bylaws. Please review the proposed changes, below. Original text is in black; additions are in purple. If you have comments or feedback, please respond in the comments section or speak with a PTO officer.



Section 1. Meetings of this organization are scheduled monthly throughout the school year.

Section 2. Additional meetings of the organization may be called at the discretion of the officers or by petition of a majority of the members. The time and place of these shall be announced at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting.

Section 3. The voting body consists of all members of the organization. Those persons present at a properly called meeting shall be designated as a quorum and shall be entitled to take action on behalf of the organization. There must be at least three members present. Members are deemed present by being on site or via a phone or web video connection.

Section 4. A majority vote of the members present at any meeting shall be required for all action to be taken by the organization. In case of a tie, the measure fails.



Section 1. The officers of this organization are Chair, Chair-elect, Secretary and Treasurer. The Chair, Chair-elect, Secretary and Treasurer are elected by hand vote or written ballot at the regular April meeting. An alternative arrangement is to have two Co-chairs instead of a Chair and a Chair-elect elected in the same way as the Chair and Chair-elect.

Section 2. Qualifications for Election of Office.

  1. For Chair and Treasurer –a member of the HCCS PTO for at least nine months.
  2. For Chair-elect and Secretary a member.
  3. In the case of Co-chairs, at least one of the Co-chairs must have been a member of the HCCS PTO for at least nine months and the other must be a member.

Section 3. Officers assume their official duties at the beginning of the fiscal year and serve for one year or until their successors are elected.

Section 4. Nominations will be accepted from the membership at the regular meeting in March or when they are available through May. The Chair-elect will automatically become a nominee for Chair. If the Co-chair model is in effect, both positions need to be filled in the subsequent year.

Section 5. A vacancy in any office will be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members. In the case of a vacancy in the office of Chair, the Chair-elect shall assume the responsibilities of the Chair. If the Co-chair model is in effect, the position of co-chair must be filled or it will revert to the previous model and the remaining Co-chair will assume all the duties and become the Chair.



Section 1. The Chair presides at all meetings of the HCCS PTO; serves either actively or in an advisory position on all committees; coordinates committee actions; and reports activities and financial records to the HCCS Board. In the case of two Co-chairs, the responsibilities of the Chair will be divided between the two Co-chairs in a way that is mutually agreeable to the two officers.

Section 2. The Chair-elect shall attend HCCS PTO meetings, and in the absence of the Chair, shall perform the duties of the Chair. The Chair-elect shall perform other duties assigned by the Chair. In the case of two Co-chairs, the responsibilities of the Chair-elect will be divided between the two Co-chairs in a way that is mutually agreeable to the two officers.


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Learning Express Summer Fundraiser!

Learning Express and the Honey Creek PTO are partnering to hold a Welcome-to-Summer fundraiser from Wednesday, June 8th – Friday, June 10th. Honey Creek will receive 20% of each purchase when the flyer is shown in person or on your phone.

All funds raised will go to HCCS’ General Fund. This gives the School Board the flexibility to use the money where it’s needed most.

Learning Express has a wide range of items, including board games, outdoor and ride-on toys, Lego and Fisher Price items, art supplies, science kits, and stuffed animals and figurines. Gift wrap is complimentary. Check out the online catalog for more interesting items.

This fundraiser usually raises several hundred dollars for Honey Creek. Please share the invitation with your friends and family.

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What’s Happening in June

  • 8th Grade Trip: Tuesday 5/31 – Friday, 6/3
  • End-of-year Gifting (optional): dates vary; check for emails or contact your room parent
  • Bagel Day: Friday 6/3 & 6/10
  • Families lunch at Honey Creek: Friday 6/3
  • P. E. Play Day: Friday 6/3
  • Learning Express Summer Fundraiser: Wednesday, 6/08 – Friday, 6/10
  • 5th Grade Trip: Thursday, 6/09 – Friday, 6/10
  • The PTO meeting is Friday, 6/10, at 8:30 AM.
  • 8th Grade Graduation & Dance: Tuesday, 6/14
  • Last day of school (half day): Wednesday, 6/15

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June Annotated Calendar

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What’s Happening in May

  • Bagel Day, every Friday morning!
  • Teacher Appreciation is the 1st week of May.
  • Friday, 05/06 is a half day. The HCCS and HP PTOs provide a Teacher Appreciation Lunch.
  • The PTO meeting is Friday, 05/13, at 8:30 AM.
  • WESO is Saturday, 05/14, at Pioneer High School.
  • The 21st Anniversary Celebration is Saturday, 05/21.
  • Memorial Day: 05/30; no school.
  • 8th grade field trip: 05/31-06/03.

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May Annnotated Calendar

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21st Anniversary Celebration

Come celebrate Honey Creek’s 21st year on May 21 from 1:00 -4:00 PM.  Please RSVP at our site, On this site, families can also post pictures or leave a comment for the community.

Note: You must RSVP to get a voucher for ice cream!

This celebration has several goals. The first is to celebrate the amazing achievements of Honey Creek Community School. The second is to share the story of Honey Creek and the final goal is to reconnect with 20 years of Honey Creek alumni.

Get ready for fun!

Let us know if you have questions!

Many thanks,

Tammy, Shellee and the 21st gang

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