Fun in technicolor for Hickory Point PTA
Jannie Bolotnikov, a Glenbrook North senior, paints a rainbow on Ethan Friduss, a Northbrook Hickory Point Elementary School second grader. | Karie Angell Luc~for Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 11, 2013 8:24PM
With 2013 here, parents, faculty and volunteers are looking — and planning — ahead.
Northbrook District 27 Hickory Point Elementary School PTA is already drumming up support for its events. The schedule kicks off with PTA Family Bingo Night on Friday, Jan. 27.
The PTA is also proud of its work last year. One of the major successes of 2012 was the Sept. 28 PTA Family Night.
“The PTA sponsored event was a huge hit,” said Danielle Holden, a 1989 Glenbrook North High School graduate and the mom of one current Hickory Point Bulldog (Maxwell Holden-Hergott, 6, a first grader) and of future Bulldog (Mia, 14 months). Holden also teaches Spanish at Glenbrook North.
“The great time had by all was evident on the faces of the little Bulldogs,” said Holden, who has lived in Northbrook with her husband Jason Hergott, since 2005.
Family Night festivities included face- and hand-painting by Glenbrook North artists. “Lee Block’s AP art students were integral in making our evening successful,” said Holden. Block is the art instructor for the volunteer painters.
“The four (volunteer) students, Anam Chhatriwala, Molly Orbon, Jannie Bolotnikov and Josie DeBartolo did such a super job for us,” Holden said. “They happily stayed throughout the entire event bringing excitement and joy to the students as they drew their various designs.” Hickory Point bulldog paws, rainbows, and mustaches created with glow paint were the favorites decorations.
“As a Glenbroook North teacher, I was so very proud to have them there,” said Holden. “They represented our school and the GBN spirit of giving so well.”
Though she’s busy, Holden plans to continue volunteering in 2013. “We all lead quite busy lives, but I make time to volunteer because I know that without a shadow of a doubt, every bit we do for others in a volunteer capacity makes a difference on so very many levels,” she said. “I also believe that every good deed we do comes back 10 fold, plus, it feels great too.”