News and Announcements

You are Invited to Middle School Mania 2019

Pleasanton's three Middle Schools (Hart, Harvest Park, and Pleasanton MS) have joined efforts to celebrate our very first Middle School Mania. Middle School Mania is coming up on April 26. It is a 3-school event, the first in a decade, where students from all 3 middle schools can celebrate the end of the school year together! It is from 4-5:30 at PMS. Tickets are $5 and will include a snack, water, and 3 games, because it is Carnival themed. There will be games like you see at the Pleasanton Fair, along with cotton candy, popcorn, Porky's Pizza, and ice cream. Come buy your tickets at the student store starting this Wednesday 17-24. Get your ticket early, we are only selling 75 per school!
Pleasanton Middle Schools’ is located on 5001 Case Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
For more info and to print the REQUIRED permission slip, click on the headline.
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ANGST Film Screenings

Parents and guardians are invited to the presentation and panel discussion on April 24, 7 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Panel discussion at 7:45 pm. Local mental health professionals, PUSD MSW, Hart counselor(s) and Mrs. Heller will be leading this panel.
On April 30, students will have the opportunity to watch this film during the school assembly with the opportunity for Q & A with the panel after their screening. Opt out forms will be made available by Hart administration.
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Thank you PPIE

Hart Middle School STEAM Class thanks PPIE for their generous grant.
Take a moment to see this video to learns more about our team. (Students, please log in with your PUSD gmail account to share with your family, by clicking on the headline)
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Make a Difference Awards

MAD Awards were established to provide an opportunity for families to acknowledge individuals who have gone “above and beyond” to make a difference in the life of their special child.
We invite families with a special needs child to nominate a staff member. For more information and to nominate go to MAD Awards Submission Form found on their website or fill out their google form. (click on the headline to find links)
The Awards Ceremony will be celebrated on Friday, April 19.
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Changes to providing Student Score Reports to parents/guardians.

The California Department of Education has developed a new way to share student scores for CAASPP and ELPAC in 2019. All State Assessment Student Score Reports will be available electronically through the Parent Portal better known as Q, instead of mailed as hard copy reports. As of March 1, Student Score Reports for the previous three years of CAASPP and the past year of ELPAC are available in the same parent portal. To read he full notice click on the headline.
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8th Grade Leis for Sale Now!

Hart's Leis are available to order on Future Fund for $28 each where they can be paid by credit card. Families can also print the order form from Future Fund to buy multiple leis at a discounted rate ($25 each) or to pay with cash or check. Forms need to be returned to the office or Mrs. Alcorn's mailbox by May 10. All leis will be delivered right before promotion on the basketball courts to advisement class teachers. They will include any notes provided from our families.
Click on the headline for link to order.
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Amazon Smile helps our School

AmazonSmile is a way for customers to support their favorite charitable organization every time they shop with Amazon.
Shoppers who start at will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice.
Here's how to shop AmazonSmile:
1. Start at
2. Sign in with your credentials
3. Choose Thomas Hart Middle PTSA as your charitable organization to receive donations
4. Start shopping!
5. Add a bookmark for to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile
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PRIDE Artwork Contest

The annual contest to design next year's cover of Hart's homework organizer is open to participants now! This art contest is open to all Hart students, and submissions can be hand drawn or computer generated artwork. Contest rules and entry info can be found by clicking on the headline.
Artwork is due on Friday, April 12. Winners being announced on April 22.
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Keep Our Kids Healthy

Please do not send your child to school if he/she has any of the following symptoms:
* Common cold: Keep home during period of productive cough and yellow or green nasal discharge
* Fever (over 100 degrees) – in some children, a lower temperature represents a fever. Please keep your child home for 24 hours after a fever without the aid of Tylenol or Advil)
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