Mustang Monthly
December 2015
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Many Thanks to our Diamond Sponsor - Apex Academy!

Principal's Report
Season’s Greetings!
As we move through this joyful, yet hectic time of year, I hope you find some quiet time to reflect on the beauty of the season. During the month of December, we talk with students about the many ways to show kindness, caring, and empathy toward others. We speak to students about these qualities and the importance of starting some Peace on Earth right here at Hidden Lakes.

This year our PTA is helping us put our words into actions by once again reaching out to those less fortunate. By collecting warm coats, hats, and gloves for others, our students gain the invaluable life lesson of “giving." Each time a student drops an item into the collection, he or she feels a part of giving back to our community.     

Thank you for supporting our efforts, and may you and your families experience a holiday filled with the magic of the season.

Mustang Proud,
Melanie L. Graham, Principal 

President's Message

President's Message 
What a great first half of the year! Your PTA has worked hard to bring you many HLES activities. I hope you were able to attend a few of the following:
  • First Day Café
  • Magic of Membership Night
  • W.A.T.C.H. Dogs Pizza Night
  • Movie Night at Harkins
  • Homecoming Parade Float
  • Walk to School Breakfast
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Fall Festival
  • Dennis Lee and Nana Puddin'
  • Veteran's Day Breakfast
  • Spirit Nights at Chick-Fil-A and Spring Creek BBQ
  • Reflections Contest
  • Coat and Winter Wear Drive
  • Holiday Shop and Santa Visit
  • Winter Classroom Parties
If you have photos for any of these events, please send them to Carla Davie at We need your pictures for the yearbook.
Next year, you can look forward to more great programs, like Bingo Night and Kid's Safety IDs.

We love our volunteers and are grateful for all the support. You help make our school and community a great place. If you would like to be part of the board next year, please let me know.
Happy Holidays,
Michelle Bright, PTA President

Upcoming Events & Important Info

Thank you to all of the wonderful families that made it to the Secret Santa Shop! It was a huge success! The children were especially excited to see Santa, and they were even more surprised when our school mascot, Lightening, made an appearance as well! Thank you again for helping us create such a special time for the children, as well as for the adults, who enjoyed shopping at our vendor fair while their children participated in arts and crafts.

Arts and crafts generously provided by Kinn Real Estate.


Thanks so much to all of our special donors! Our Secret Santa Shop was a huge success this weekend and we couldn't have done it without you! Thank you again for your tireless efforts and support!

Skye Texas Realty
Just Cut It
Chad Collins and Co.
Apex Christian Academy
Kinn Real Estate


Yearbooks are on sale now for $25! You can purchase your yearbook through the Balfour website at They will be on sale from now until December 31 at the discounted price of $25. After December 31, the price will go up to $30! 

Please email your pictures to Carla Davie at if you have taken pictures in your child's classroom, an HLES event, at lunch, or on a field trip.


It takes lots of volunteers to make all the events at HLES possible. Please go to our website at  and consider volunteering. All volunteers must complete a background check. There is a link on the website for your convenience.

What do you get when you put BINGO and CANDY and the HLES Mustangs together? Join us for all the fun and find out! Entrance fee is one FULL SIZE candy bar per child. Please bring candy the night of the event. Also, please know there will be a peanut-free table and separate prizes for children with allergies.

Monday, January 11, 2016
Hidden Lakes Elementary
6:30 PM


Kelly Fabian
Thanks so much for all you do!


Our 2nd Annual Winter Coat Drive was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that donated. It's because of your generosity that HLES will be able to give to our greater Keller community.

The week of the drive we collected a total of approximately 450 winter weather pieces, including coats, hats, scarves and gloves. That's right up there with the amazing amount we collected last year, with one exception, we actually collected MORE coats this year! WOW!! Those in need throughout our community will be ever so thankful as temperatures drop over the next couple of months. 
Thank you again and may you all have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Here's a sweet treat to try this holiday while the kids are home ...
4 oz Saltine crackers (Nabisco saltine crackers with unsalted tops)
1 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line cookie sheet with saltine crackers in single layer.
Combine the sugar and the butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Immediately pour over saltines and spread to cover crackers completely.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Let sit for 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate. Cool completely and break into pieces.

12-21 through 1-4 Winter Break
1-11 Candy Bar Bingo Night & PTA meeting
1-18 Student/District Holiday
2-15 Student Holiday/Professional Development


Thanks so much to all of our Amazing Sponsors!

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