Welcome back to school, Huntington Foxes! I am honored to represent Huntington Middle
School as the 2019-20 PTA President. I grew up in San Marino and attended Carver,
Huntington Middle School, and San Marino High School. As a mother of four sons who have
been a part of SMUSD, I can say with conviction we are so fortunate to be a part of the best
community and school district around.
These past few days I saw smiles on the faces of the HMS students as they saw their
classmates, found their lockers, met their teachers and saw the completed Barth Athletic
Center for the first time. The pride and excitement the students had seen this new state of
the art facility was priceless. Thank you to the HMS families for being patient during the
process and to SMUSD, the Barth family, major donors and the community for making this
dream project a reality.
I am excited to be working with our fantastic Principal, Mrs. Alana Faure, and our new Vice
Principal, Mr. Daryl Topalian. They understand how much we value tradition in San Marino,
but they are also forward thinkers driving Huntington Middle School to be the best it can be
with many wonderful programs and innovative technology.
Our PTA volunteers have been working hard preparing for events and programs at HMS that
will take place throughout the year. Mark your calendars for our three major fundraisers:
Hauntington Breakfast is Saturday, October 19th 8-11am, HMS Parent Party will be Friday,
February 7, 2020 and our Spring Fundraiser for HMS students is on Friday, March 27, 2020. All
three events are going to be spectacular. You don’t want to miss them. Our PTA funds and
supports many programs that make HMS such a special place. Some of the student’s favorites
are noontime fun, sports programs, school dances, clubs, career day, the musical and more.
Plan to get involved and become a member of our PTA. I hope to see you at our first PTA
Association meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (at 8:45 am) to hear about upcoming events
and volunteer opportunities.
On behalf of the HMS PTA, I would like to thank all of our volunteers for their countless hours
and dedication. I would like to personally thank the HMS PTA Executive Board, committee
chairs, parent volunteers, teachers and staff for everything they are doing and everything they
will continue to do to achieve excellence at HMS.
Looking forward to a FOXtastic year!
Nicolette Fuerst, PTA President