By Wesley Jansen '21
As many Chargers know and appreciate, the Heritage Hall School Patrons Association (HHSPA) is an organization that serves the school community in many ways. Composed of current patrons, the HHSPA supports the mission statement of Heritage Hall – to inspire in its students the curiosity to learn, the self-confidence to lead, and the compassion to serve – in cooperation with the Board of Trustees, administrative staff, faculty, students, and patrons.
The HHSPA sponsors many of the School’s most popular events (such as the Lower School Carnival, Middle School Olympics, and freshman 5th Quarter parties), volunteers around campus, and operates the campus store, Charger Corner. The organization truly plays a prominent role in our community.
Although many of the HHSPA’s normal activities had to be put on hold or reimagined this year due to COVID-19, the group has still found ways to support and uplift students, faculty, and staff. In November, the HHSPA surprised Upper School students and faculty with Chick-fil-A. To celebrate the holidays, Lower, Middle, and Upper School teachers were given gift bags, gift cards, and letters of appreciation. Earlier this month, HHSPA moms braved the cold and wind to hand out hot chocolate and candy canes to Middle and Upper School students – a unanimous hit.
Asked about these endeavors, HHSPA President Christina Mayo replied, “A big thing for us is always teacher appreciation. Whether it be luncheons, breakfasts, holiday cash, or gift cards, it’s very important for us to give back to the School’s faculty, especially around the holidays. We were also happy to support the socially-distanced Lower School glow dance party during P.E. and to host the Chick-fil-A days.”
On behalf of Heritage Hall students and employees, THANK YOU, HHSPA, for everything you do for our school.