Hopewell Academy Parent Teacher Organization


PTO Board



Steve Bjerke

Amy Edge



Faculty Representative


PTO Committees






PTO Forms and Info

Why Join?
Membership Form  

Hot Lunch Program
 Hot Lunch Ordering Information
 Monday Meal: Pizza
 Wednesday Meal
 Friday Meal  

Fundraising Forms
Grocery Card Order Form
Scrip Instructions and Retailers
Scrip Purchase Form  


Important Dates To Remember

Holiday Break, Dec 20-Jan 4
Hopewell vs Kestral, Jan 5
Golden Corral Fun-raiser Dinner, Jan 5
Open House, Jan 6
Hopewell vs East Wake, Jan 9
Champagne and Chocolates, Jan 10
PTO Board Mtg, Jan 12
Hopewell vs YT Christian, Jan 13
Lowe's Card Order Due, Jan 15
Hot Lunches Order Due, Jan 16
Hopewell vs Woods, Jan 16
Student Exams, Jan 20-23
Parent Conferences, Jan 20-23
Scrip Order Due, Jan 23
Hopewell vs Clover Garden, Jan 23
Hopewell vs Camelot, Jan 26
Winter Break, Jan 26-27
New Semester Begins, Jan 28
Hopewell vs Camelot, Jan 30

December Newsletter



  Hopewell Academy’s Open House is Dec. 15, 2008. Let your friends know so they can register before the next semester begins.   You Are Cordially Invited - Hopewell Academy’s 2nd Annual Champagne & Chocolate Reception on Saturday, January 10th 7:30 pm . More info to come…
  Don’t forget to donate your items to the hopewellpto EBay store. [email protected]   Continue to re-load your Kroger card. We’ve already earned $253.00 this semester!
  Support Your Tigers: Sponsorships are available. Tiger-Wear will be on sale at the next HOME game. Hoodies are in and just $25!   Keep saving your Campbell’s Soup labels and Box Top for Education labels. They’re worth $$$! Thank you Yvonne Stewart and Mrs. Lela Floyd for overseeing these important fundraising programs.



Hopewell Gives Thanks

Hopewell Academy’s 4th annual Thanksgiving feast was held on Tuesday, November 25th. Many thanks to all the families who participated and brought their wonderful goodies to share.


We would like to express our gratitude to the hospitality team of Lori Wilding, Yvonne Stewart and Frances Holway for transforming Hopewell into a festival of fall color and holiday cheer.


Also, much appreciation to chef extraordinaire, Lela Floyd, who cooked and prepared the turkeys for the event. Judging by the empty platters, everyone truly enjoyed her efforts!


In keeping with the holiday spirit, the students were recently asked what they were most thankful for. Here is a small sample:

  • My brother and my mom and dad
  • My family and everything we have
  • A nice house and nice life
  • Having a great freshman year
  • My family and the teachers at Hopewell – they are like family
  • Going to a great school, having a sibling, and my parents
  • The food
  • The snow
  • video games
  • sports

And we are all thankful for our outstanding students, faculty and Hopewell families!


Tigers Take to the Courts

The Hopewell Academy Tigers have been busy practicing daily, and playing an average of two games a week. So far, the varsity team has competed in 6 of their 27 regular season games. Coach H has been working on specific plays with the team, as well as daily drills and shooting practice, and their collective hard work and devotion is showing more and more in every game.


Something else to cheer about is Sophomore Michael V.’s recent feat in scoring the team’s first triple-double of the season - a big accomplishment in the basketball world. Michael scored 18 points, collected 13 rebounds and had 11 steals against rival Fletcher Academy.


We would also like to recognize the dedication of our student managers in supporting the team. Ninth graders Anna W. and Anvita C. can be found courtside every game, keeping stats and scores, and videotaping the game. Their efforts provide a very important contribution to the team. Thank you, ladies.


Adding to our team spirit, Hopewell is proud to welcome its first cheering squad to our athletic family. Headed up by Coach Shannon Odom, the girls made their first official appearance at Bond Park where the Tigers took on Zion Christian Academy last week. Rooting our Tigers on to “go, shoot win” are; Madison V., Shannon S., Rachel R., Shelby D. and Erika V. They will perform at all home basketball games.


Upcoming match-ups before the holiday break include December 17th against Franklin Academy at Bond Park, and December 18 against Fletcher Academy, also at Bond. Stop by and help cheer our Tigers on to victory!


See the full season schedule by logging on to Hopewell’s website – and clicking on Athletics –hopewellacademy.org


Crime Scene Investigators

Ms. Bartone reports that the Science Olympiad is going great. The core group of student participants include Kathleen D., John B., Jennifer G. and Brook M.. The Science Olympiad is a nationally recognized program, dedicated to improving the quality of science education by changing the way science is taught, with an emphasis on problem solving and hands-on, minds-on constructivist learning practices.


Currently, our enterprising Einsteins are using microscopy, flame tests and other chemical reactions to determine the types of fibers and hairs found at crime scenes, as part of the Crime Scene Detectives component. Ms. Bartone relays that they are “having a blast burning fibers and disintegrating hair in acid”!


Individually, students are working on projects involving Astronomy, Anatomy and Ecology. And after the holiday break they will put on their hard hats to experience various techniques of bridge building for the Elevated Bridge experiment. Go Science Olympians!

Citipass Success

Our Citipass Book fundraiser ended on a lucrative note. Citipass coordinator, Renee Getz, reports that 130 books have been sold, to date, for a net profit of $950.00!


Among our amazing student salespeople, the first place winner for selling the most books was Kathleen D. who was awarded a $30 restaurant gift card. Hunter E., who came in second, was the proud recipient of a $20 restaurant gift card. Earning $10 gift certificates to Moe’s Southwest Grill for selling at least 10 books were Michael V., Kathleen D. and Hunter E.. And finally, the Red Team were the winners for the most for the most books sold by a team and will be honored with a pizza party.


Thank you to all the families who participated!


Note: there are still some sample books that are outstanding. If your student has one of these please purchase it for $20 or return it as soon as possible so we can finalize this activity.

Holiday Giving Tree


What better way to get in the holiday spirit than by honoring our dedicated staff members. Just stop by the front lobby and take an “item request ornament” from Hopewell’s Giving Tree. These requests are all items that our teachers have on their classroom wish lists.


Just to give you an idea, included are: whiteboards; batteries; a classroom CD player; gift cards to specific stores, a wall weather station; soil and water testing kits; storage containers; specific books, and more.


Don’t pass up this wonderful opportunity to express your appreciation to our staff this holiday season, and throughout the year!

Student Service Projects: A Great Way To End The Year


On December 19 the Hopewell student body will be busy helping to provide for those less fortunate than themselves. Our middle schoolers will be holding a bake sale and using the proceeds to purchase toys for the “Toys for Tots” program. The ninth grade class will “adopt a family” and provide needed items through the Arc of Durham, which is a non-profit that provides services and support to families of children with disabilities. The tenth through twelfth- graders will work with Habitat for Humanity, helping to put the finishing touches on a home for a family in need. Finally, plans for the Elementary/Transitional students are underway and will be announced soon.


Please support our students in these important character-building activities. We are sure that this experience will open their hearts and minds this holiday season.