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Open House


HIES Welcomes YOU!
Saturday, December 1, 2018
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Parents and children of all ages are welcome.
Reserve your space at the Open House!
Campus Life
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Parents' Association

Who We Are

Who We Are...

Parents of all current HIES students are members of the HIES Parents’ Association (PA). The PA's events, programs, and operations are run by more than 80 parent volunteers who serve as officers and chairs. Hundreds of parent volunteers sign up to help with various activities from time to time.

The PA is organized around three key areas: Fundraising events, Community Life programs, and Division- and Grade-Level Representatives. Information about these areas is available farther down this page.

...and What We Do

The PA supports our school's academic programs, provides "extras" that enrich the lives of our students and parents, and promotes meaningful communication between our parents and Administration. Our Communication, Fundraising and Community Life committees marshal the talents of hundreds of volunteers to make this happen. 

Through our fundraising efforts in the 2017-18 school year, we funded special request projects in each school division that directly benefit HIES students, including these fun, engaging, and compelling additions:
  • PS learning garden enhancements & new tricycles
  • LS Spheros & new apple pencils for the Connections Lab
  • MS heart monitors
  • MS graphic novel installation & MS experiential learning games
  • Funding for Science Palooza & Global Scholar in Residence 
  • Funding for US Exemplars writing publication
  • New Traverse climbing wall
  • Wayfinding and signage enhancements across the campus
  • Contribution to state-of-the-art central security monitoring site
The PA also contributed to the Annual Fund and Financial Aid programs. Other important functions of our PA include: 
  • welcoming new families to HIES
  • providing parent representation for each grade and division
  • hosting Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheons and Teacher Treats breakfasts
  • running the Bear WearHouse
  • offering Cotillion classes for 6th-grade students
  • offering Parent Education Classes
  • providing daily fresh fruit for snacks in Middle and Upper schools
  • communicating with monthly Grade Level Newsletters, timely posts to our Facebook page and text alerts to highlight time-critical needs and highlight important information.

We welcome parents to get involved with us, join us at our PA General Meetings, and volunteer with us in one or more of our PA activities and events this year!

2018-19 PA OFFICERS & CHAIR

Parents' Association Executive Committee

President - Sheri Brown
President-Elect - Chrissie Bogart
VP Fundraising - Juron Maye
VP Elect Fundraising - Heather Henn
VP Community Life - Lisa McKay
VP Elect Community Life - Karen Altman
Secretary - Rebecca Seay
Treasurer - Lorin Middelthon
Assistant Treasurer - Honor Mills
Parliamentarian - Suzann Moore
 
Division Reps
Upper School - Heather McNair
Middle School - Emily Gilcreast
Lower School -  Leigh Montgomery
Primary School - Heather Preston

Grade Reps
 
Media
Social Media / PR - Kim Busby & Valerie Inglesby
Photographer - Debbie Reams

Fundraising
Gala Chair - Molly Fuller & Mebane Pruitt
Bear Benefits Card - Mary Catherine Durkin & Avery Sadler
Bear WearHouse - Robin Finley & Wendy Mattson
Bingo Night - BJ Griffin & Malia Metzner
Boxtops - Tracie Adams
Community Partners - Kim Peterson

Community Life
Caring Bears - Bridget Diaz
Cotillion (6th Grade only) >
Kristin Wells (6th-grade boys)
Lynn Dougherty (6th-grade girls)
Parent Ed PS/LS - Alexandra Burris & Mazi Robinson
Parent Ed MS/US - Mary Busko & Stephanie Graham
Cultural Affinity Partners - Tahirih Varner & Milele Francis
HIES Parents' Prayer Group - Laura Little
Teacher Treats - Laura Meisinger & Mary Agnes Reynolds
Holiday Luncheon- Lauren Core & Marie Fahy
Spring Luncheon- Michelle Flinn & Lys Paulhus
 

PA Fundraiser Programs

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  • Bear Benefits Card

    The HIES PA has partnered with MORE THAN 100 community businesses from all around metro Atlanta (and in Rosemary Beach, Florida, too!) to offer our families and friends great discounts when they use their “Bear Benefits” card. Click here to download a list of participating merchants. The card will be offered for sale on the One-time Payment form or online beginning August 1.  Contact Mary Catherine Durkin or Avery Sadler with any questions.  
     
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  • Bear WearHouse

    The Bear WearHouse collects current, gently used uniforms and resells them to parents at a significant savings.

    Beginning August 16, the Bear WearHouse will be open Wednesdays during the new school year from 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

    Donations of clean, used uniforms and spirit wear are always welcome. Clean uniforms and spirit wear can be placed in the bin outside Alumni Hall.  

    Please contact Robin Finley or Wendy Mattson with any questions.  


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  • Bingo Night - February 8

    This fun family evening will be held Friday, February 8, 2019 from 5pm - 7:30pm in the Dining Hall. Admission includes bingo cards, dinner, popcorn, cupcakes, and prizes!  Tickets will go on sale later in the school year. Contact BJ Griffin or Malia Metzner with any questions.  
  • Box Tops

    HIES parents, faculty, staff, and family members clip, collect, and submit Box Tops during our Box Tops collection period. Then twice each year, volunteers get together for about 3 hours to trim, count, and bag Box Tops so we can ship them off to earn money for our school. Contact Tracie Adams with any questions. If you'd like to volunteer to help click here.
  • Gala

    The Gala is the premier HIES PA fundraising event. It will be a great time to enjoy a wonderful night of bidding in our silent and live auctions along with great food, drink, music, and friends.  

    We invite all HIES parents to join us for the Gala on Saturday, April 6, at 6:30pm.

    All proceeds from the Gala go to our school and directly benefit our students.

    For any questions about the 2019 Gala contact Molly Fuller & Mebane Pruitt.
  • Tuition Raffle

    Tickets for the tuition raffle are sold each winter to the HIES community and extended families. The winning ticket is drawn at the Gala and the winner receives one-year free tuition for one student!  Tuition Raffle rules, as well as opportunities to sign up to help with the raffle, will be available later in the school year. Contact Sheri Brown with any questions about the raffle.

Community Partners

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  • Amazon Smile

    For those of you who shop at amazon.com, you can help HIES earn .5% on most of your purchases by visiting www.smile.amazon.com instead. It’s the same website and pricing, you use the same user name and password to sign in and it doesn’t affect any of your Prime Membership benefits! On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you’ll need to select a charitable organization. Just search for Holy Innocents’ Parents Association. Then each time you buy something HIES earns money! Just remember you need to go to smile.amazon.com, not amazon.com every time you shop. Also, you cannot use AmazonSmile when shopping from your Amazon Mobile App or Kindle. 
     
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  • Kroger

    Pick up a member card from your local Kroger, register it online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com and link it with HIES. You will need to re-register your card at the beginning of each school year. You will continue to earn your own rewards (for example, Gas rewards) while earning for the school at the same time. 
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  • Mabel's Labels

    Holy Innocents' has teamed up with Mabel’s Labels to earn funds for our school. With the back-to-school season approaching, now is a great time to purchase durable, waterproof labels from Mabel’s Labels and support our school! Simply place your order at www.campaigns.mabelslabels.com and select “Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Parents' Association (Atlanta)” from the School/Organization drop-down list. You’ll know you’re crediting your order to HIES when our school name is displayed on the top left of the screen. Every time you order, HIES gets 20% back! 
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  • Pike Nurseries

    When making purchases at Pike, mention the HIES main phone number (have it in your cell phone - 404-255-4026), and we will receive points per dollar spent. No need to collect receipts! Points earned by HIES will be redeemed for landscaping dollars in the spring and fall. 
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  • Publix

    Use your HIES Publix shopper card at checkout. You don’t even have to register! Keep it with your credit card so you don’t forget to swipe it each time you buy groceries. These donations add up fast. Get new or replacement cards at all HIES division front desks. Be sure to pick up a few extra cards and give them to family and friends - even if they live out of state! 
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Tuition Raffle Rules

PA Community Life Programs

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  • Caring Bears

    The goal of Caring Bears is to recognize and care for our HIES families by providing support from our HIES community in times of need for the immediate family of a student or faculty member. Learn more by contacting  Bridget Diaz for information about how you can help. To voluneer to help please click here.
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  • Cotillion

    In conjunction with the National League of Junior Cotillions, we are pleased to provide 6th grade girls and boys the opportunity to develop their social skills, formalize party etiquette, learn the importance of a hand-written "thank you" note and learn dance moves that will carry them through a myriad of future social situations. Contact Lynn Dougherty or Kristin Wells to learn more.
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  • HICAP

    HICAP (Holy Innocents’ Cultural Affinity Partners):  HICAP assists in promoting respect, inclusion and value within the HIES community.  HICAP and the PA have a goal to help educate, advocate for and to further unify the HIES community. All parents are invited to attend HICAP events and to enjoy their time together. 
     
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  • Holiday Faculty / Staff Luncheon

    This committee hosts special a festive holiday luncheon for our HIES faculty and staff in early December. Volunteers provide home made desserts, decorations and hosts for the luncheon.  Contact Lauren Core or Marie Fahy for more information.
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  • Parent Education

    Parent Education organizes interesting speakers and classes designed to help parents navigate current parenting issues and to educate parents on the various stages their childrens' development. Contact Mary Busko(for Middle School or Upper School parents) or Alexandra Burris (for Primary School or Lower School parents) for more information.
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  • Parents' Prayer Group

    A group of HIES parents who gather for a time of community prayer for our children, our faculty and staff, and the entire Holy Innocents’ community. Our time together is an informal time to lift up thanksgiving and needs to the Lord together, asking His blessings on our community.  Contact Laura Little or 404-623-1443.  Meetings are in Christ Chapel of HIEC, from 8:15-9:15am, usually on the second Tuesday of each month (but check the HIES online calendar to confirm actual dates). Click here for more information. 
  • Spring Teachers' Luncheon

    This committee hosts a lovely spring luncheon for our HIES faculty and staff -- al fresco dining, weather permitting! Volunteers provide food, decorations and hosts for the luncheon.  To learn more cntact Michelle Flinn or Lys Paulhus for more information about the luncheon.
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  • Teacher Treats

    Teacher Treats: This committee serves breakfast and treats twice a year for the faculty and staff in all four schools and at Alumni Hall. Volunteers prepare one food item (preferably home-made) and deliver it to school the morning of the event. Hosts are also needed for each event. You can sign up to help with Teacher Treats by clicking here.  Contact Laura Meisinger or Mary Agnes Reynolds for more information.
805 Mount Vernon Highway, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: (404) 255-4026

About HIES

Holy Innocents’ is the largest Episcopal parish day school in the United States, a fully accredited, college-preparatory day school for 3-year-olds through 12th-grade boys and girls.