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A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to all of our 2019-2020 PSO Board Members.


As we look to the future-PSO Hillingdon plans to register, as per UK requirements, as a Charity Organization with the Charity Commission for England.


We would like to share the following details with our PSO Hillingdon parent community:


In order to help facilitate this process, we have joined Parentkind, a charity that aims to support, engage and champion parent participation in education and school life.


PSO GIFTS Program Applications Extended

G.I.F.T.S. Deadline has been extended until 1 May 2020.

Parents, staff and students can propose "extras" they would like to see the PSO supply for our school.


Please consider submitting an application today.


PSO Morning Mingle

Please join us on Wednesday 8 April from 10-11 am for a Virtual PSO Morning Mingle.


You can find out more about the PSO Board and see if there are any roles for which you might be interested in volunteering.


If a board role is not within your comfort zone for next year, start out by joining some of our committees such as, fine arts, multi-cultural, boosters, service or transitions.


Bring your questions, hot drinks, and let's enjoy our morning together!




Family Fun Day

PSO Tours

March & April Tours Are Here!


Blue Badge walking tours are back this month with tours in Hoxton/Shoreditch & Soho, as well as visits to The Tower of London, Tate Britian and Tate Modern museums.


The PSO proudly presents the 11th Annual Hillingdon's Got Talent Show on Friday, 28th Feb. from 4-7pm in the school auditorium. 


This show represents the school-wide talent of students, parents and staff and showcases our multicultural community.


Tickets are on sale now!  Click the link below to choose your seats.




From 3pm, we will be selling food and drink concessions and performance gifts as well as theme basket/hamper raffle tickets (benefiting the PSO GIFTS program) in the lobby and cafeteria. 


If you can not attend the event and would like to pre-purchase your raffle tickets, please use the link below:


We now have a NEW design for our Spirit Wear Hoodies and Crew Neck Sweatshirts!! Available in all Adult and Youth sizes.


White Crew Neck Classic £25

BlackHawk Hoodie £25


If you are interested please email spiritwear@psohillingdon.org.uk and let us know what you would like.

PSO Tours

March Tours Are Here!


Blue Badge walking tours are back this month, with The Tower of London and visits to the Tate Britian and Tate Modern museums.


Art w/Mary P. visits the Fitzrovia Galleries on March 10.



ACS Hillingdon International Cookbook Orders

Parents, students, teachers, and administrators have all contributed their favourite recipes into one school-wide cookbook. Along with great recipes and wonderful artwork, you will have a lasting memory of your time with us at ACS Hillingdon.


Our goal is to have all cookbooks arrive by Parent/Teacher Conferences (5/6 March). Pre-orders will be accepted until 29 February at a price of £12.50/book. Beginning 1 March, the price for each cookbook will be £15. Simply, complete our online order form.


Thank you for all your support as we work alongside CHOICE Humanitarian to help eliminate extreme poverty in the world.


If you have any questions, please email service@psohillingdon.org.uk.


- CHOICE Jr Board

Book Club

Please join the book club on Monday 10 February, where we will discuss Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende.


We will meet at 10:00 in the Green Room. Hope to see you there! 

Book Club Leaders

Do you like reading and discussing books? Then we need you.


Our fabulous Book Club is looking for a leader or co-leaders to run the group for the 2020-2021 school year.


If would like more details or are interested in taking on this role, please contact Liza Oguz at lisaoguz@gmail.com.

Lunch Club

6 February at Mestizo


Please join for the Lunch Club on Thursday 6 February @ 12.00pm at Mexican Restaurant Mestizo on Hampstead Road.


RSVP by 3 February.


PSO Tours

February Tours Are Here!


Our favourite Walking and Pub Tours continue this month, with museum trips to the National Gallery, British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.


We have a Stripper and Schooner Pub Tour that begins in Covent Garden and ends in Oxford Circus.  Art w/Mary P. also returns, so please join us for these fabulous tours.



Book Your Free Tickets Today

ACS Hillingdon is pleased to present this year’s 2020 Spring Musical production, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.


Performance Dates:

Middle School,  10th March – 3:45 pm and 11th March 7 pm

High School,  12thMarch 3:45 pm and 13thMarch 7 pm

Chinese New Year Celebration

Cultural Transition Workshop

Please Join Us for a Cultural Transition Workshop, Finding My “Self” In A Different Culture, with Dr. Bonnie Wims


Wednesday 5 February

9:00-10:30 am

Hillingdon Red Room


Staff Appreciation Lunch

Thursday, February 13

Teachers and staff are the ❤️ of our school!

Please Save the date - February 13
Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Sign Up Genius coming soon
Contact vp@psohillingdon.org.uk if you would like to help

Join the PSO closed Facebook & Instagram groups to get the most up-to-date information about our PSO events delivered right to your Facebook feed.

Open to all parents, staff and students.

WELCOME

Welcome back to school-whether this is your first year at ACS Hillingdon or not-it is always an exciting time of year as everyone settles into their routines after the summer. I am forward to my second year as the PSO Hillingdon President.


The PSO Executive Committee & Subcommittees meet monthly at our General Meetings to discuss issues and planning; parents are welcome to sit in on a meeting, please check our calendar for dates and times. The PSO board members also liase with the school administration at all levels throuought the year. We pride ourselves on having a strong working relationship with a school that prioritises communication and problem solving. Watch your email for information from your grade liaison asking if you have any questions or issues you would like addressed.


The PSO organises a number of whole school events throughout the year-check under the Events tab at the top of this page. Please watch out for requests for volunteers that go out before these events. We always welcome your help!


Sincerely,


Asli Hodzic, Hillingdon PSO President


Hawks Night

Friday, January 10

Staff Appreciation Cookie Exchange

Help bring holiday cheer and show appreciation to our wonderful ACS Hillingdon teachers and staff on Friday, 13 December.


We invite you to send in 2 dozen cookies (homemade or store bought).


Staff members will be able to walk through the Winter Wonderland, enjoy hot chocolate, and take home a gift of cookies! You may send in cookies all day Thursday, Dec 12th or Friday, Dec 13th by 8:30 am.

Book Club

Please join us on Tuesday, 10 December, as we talk about a relationship of convenience, migration and immigration.


The book, The Lost Children Archive, is written by Valeria Luiselli-a Booker Literary Prize long list author. 


Meeting will take place at 10:00 am in the Green Room. 

As the holiday gift buying season approaches, please remember when you are buying presents online, that you can generate a free cash donation for our PSO just by using the TheGivingMachine.co.uk.


You’ll find over 2,200 of the most popular stores (including

Amazon, Ebay, M&S, NEXT, Tui, Sainsbury, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners), so it’s easy for you to make a difference without it costing you a penny more than the normal purchase price of your item.


You can access the PSO ACS International School Hillingdon on TheGivingMachine.co.uk by clicking on the link below. Join today!


Don't forget to download the free desktop reminder app to help you remember to always shop online via TheGivingMachine.

ACS Hillingdon International Cookbook & Design Competition

As we wrap up a successful International Food Day, we would like to invite parents and staff to submit their own national or favorite recipes for our upcoming ACS Hillingdon International Cookbook by completing the Google Form here (before 17 January).  ACS Hillingdon CHOICE Jr Board will be selling these cookbooks in the spring to continue to raise funds for CHOICE Humanitarian.  


In addition, all students are invited to enter the cover design competition.  Eight designs will be selected for the cookbook (for the cover and section dividers) and can be done on paper or digitally.  All designs need to be turned into Diane at reception or through service@psohillingdon.org.uk by Friday, 10 January.  All winners will be announced by Wednesday, 15 January.

Thank You from the CHOICE Jr Board

The ACS Hillingdon CHOICE Jr Board had a wonderfully successful fundraiser preparing for the holidays and we would like to personally thank the school community for all their help.  Students raised almost £250 for CHOICE Humanitarian through their designs, which they will see on their own cards, wrapping paper, and gifts soon.  Thank you for helping CHOICE Humanitarian as they help lift remote villages around the world out of extreme poverty!!

International Food Day

On Wednesday, 20 November, PSO Hillingdon and Parent Volunteers bring International Food Day to our school.


This is a wonderful opportunity to bring our school community together to share local foods from our schools diverse families. Parents cook their favourite dishes from their regions to share with all the students and staff.


In order to make it a success, we need volunteers to help us set up & assist with running the event on the day from 8:30am - 3pm.

 

Choice Humanitarian Fundraiser

Please support our CHOICE Jr Board. They are excited to announce their first fundraiser of the year for CHOICE Humanitarian (our PSO sponsored charity).


Your child creates their own design (on IQ Cards' specialty paper) and you get to order these designs on greeting cards, postcards, gift wrap, gift labels, fridge magnets, and/or a keyring.


All designs and order forms (with payment) are due no later than next Friday (8 November) for early December delivery!

Book Club

Please join us on Tuesday, 5 November, when we discuss Three Daughters of Eve by Turkish author and activist, Elif Shafak.


Meeting will take place at 10:00 am in the Green Room. 

PSO Tours

November Tours Are Here!


Along with our monthly favourite Walking and Pub Tours, we have a few additions - A Special One-Off Christmas Trip to Blenheim Palace and new tours this year - Art w/Mary P, as well as another Food Tour and Gin Tour. 

Join Us for a Parent's Night Out on The Town

ACSH Gin Night @ The Marylebone Bar

Saturday 23rd November, 7:00pm 

Lunch Club

31 Oct at Dishoom


Please join for our first Lunch Club on Thursday 31 October at 12.30pm noon at the Indian Restaurant Dishoom in Carnaby Street.  


RSVP by 28 October.

Hawks Night

Come cheer on our Hawks Teams

Friday 4th October 

3:15-7:15 PM


Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Volleyball Games


Students should sign-up for late buses in home room.


Hotdogs, Pizza, Popcorn Krispy Kreme Donuts & Raffle Prizes

Hillingdon at Home

Saturday 12th October from 7 PM

Hosted by an ACS Family in your area

Potluck Party


Invitations have gone out, please RSVP to the SignUp Genius.

This is a wonderful evening and a great opportunity to meet other parents within your local area. 

Hillingdon at Home

Book Club

October's Book is Born a Crime, a South Africa’s apartheid era memoir by comedian and late night talk show host, Trevor Noah.


Meeting will take place at 10:00 am, 8 October in the Green Room. 

PSO Tours

October sign ups for London Blue Badge Walking, Art & Pub Tours are now live. So get signing up!


If you would like to be on our mailing list and receive tour info and sign-ups, please contact social@psohillingdon.org.uk.

Announcing the 11th Annual Spectular Performance of Hillingdon's Got Talent on 28 February 2020.


Participation is open to everybody; students from pre-k to grade 12, parents, alumni, teachers and staff of ACS Hillingdon.


Come out and show us your talent! Sign-ups are now open.

Multicultural Team Meeting

Interested in representing your country at this year's ACS Hillingdon's International Food Day or other being a part of other interesting PSO multicultural events?


Join us Monday 2 September at 9 am for our first Multicultural Team meeting in the Red Room.

Welcome BBQ

New and returning ACS Hillingdon families and staff are invited to join for a fun afternoon on the back lawn and pitch.


Saturday 31 August from 4-6 pm on the ACS Hillingdon grounds.


Looking forward to reconnecting and meeting new families!



Spring Musical

Do you have the makings of a star? Auditions for ACS Hillingdon's Spring Musical, Disney's Beauty and The Beast, are quickly approaching. 


High School Auditions: Tuesday 27 August (Room M206)


Middle School Audition: Wednesday 28 August (Drama Studio)