Congratulations Ms. Williams!

Congratulations to Lily Williams, who won the Golden Apple Award for Agnor-Hurt Elementary this year!  Ms. Williams teaches 5th grade.  You can read an article on all of the Albemarle County winners here.

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SOL Testin

SOL testing is right around the corner and our amazing test coordinators want to make sure you have the following dates noted in your calendars:

5th Grade:
May 8th – Science
May 10th – Math
May 22nd – Reading
May 24th – Va. Studies

4th Grade:
May 9th -10th – Reading
May 15th – 16th – Math

3rd Grade:
May 17th-18th – Math
May 23rd – 24th – Reading

Please keep an eye out for additional information coming home in your child’s red folder.

Looking for a way to support our students during this testing period? Check in with the classroom teacher to see if you might be able to provide some healthy, energy boosting, brain inspiring snacks.

National Physical Education & Sport Week

May 1-7, 2018 is
National Physical Education & Sport Week

The week celebrates and focuses on physical education and physical activity (K-12) and sports programs in our schools and around the nation.

May 1- Early Morning Open Gym 7:00-7:30 a.m.
May 2 – Early Morning Open Gym 7:00-7:30 a.m.
(Join the P.E. staff for various activities in the gym to kick-off your day)

May 3- All Children Exercise Simultaneously
Walk to the S.P.C.A. – 10:00 a.m.
(Parents you are welcome to join us for the walk)

May 5 – Discovery Dash- Monticello High School 7:30-10:00 a.m.

May 5- PACES – Parent & Children Exercise Simultaneously (Making exercise a family event)

SPCA Walk

Our SPCA walk will be on Thursday, May 3rd at 10 a.m.  Please send in your donations for the SPCA and have your child leave them on the marked tables in the hallway.  All of the SPCA workers, volunteers and pets Thank You!

Direct Donation

Make a direct donation!  The PTO is a non-profit, and all donations are tax-deductible. Direct donations allow us to put your money to use immediately at school, without having to run a fundraiser.  Click the Donate Now button above or the link below to make a donation. You can also write a check to the Agnor-Hurt PTO, and drop it off or mail it to the school.

Make a Direct Donation

 

K/1 Music Concert

The K/1 music concert is on April 17th at 7:00pm.

Performers need to arrive at 6:30pm on the night of the concert.  They will meet in their homerooms before being escorted to the gym.  Please have your child wear a solid color shirt with blue jeans for the evening performance.

We look forward to seeing you at the concert!

Let’s Meet our Fundraising Goal!

Want to see Mr. Granger and Mr. Combs perform at the Talent Show on Friday, April 27? If we meet our Direct Donation goal for the year, they will surprise us with their talents! We are looking to close the $470 gap and need your help. Donating is easy:

1. Go to our Facebook page and hit the donate button.
2. Go to this page on our website.
3. Send in cash or a check made out to AHES PTO in your child’s red folder and their teacher will pass it along

Don’t wait, get that donation in today for this final fundraising effort!

Other things you can do:
It’s not too late to link your Kroger card!  This is one of our biggest fundraisers, and the easiest one, too!  Link your card, and every time you shop, Kroger will donate to the school.  It doesn’t cost you anything, and it does not affect your gas points!  It’s win-win!

Shop Amazon Smile!   Just use Amazon Smile instead of the regular Amazon URL.  It’s the same site, but if you register and purchase there, they will donate a percentage of each sale to the school.

Planning for Next Year!

All-Call for Ideas and Volunteers

Although we are still in full-swing with school year activities, the PTO is also looking ahead to next year.  It’s not too early to start making plans for Fall Festival!  Do you know of a great food truck that we should reserve in advance?  Do you own a business and want to make a donation?  Have an idea for new games?  Want to help run the silent auction?

And now is a great time to think about new projects.  We had such a great time working on the staff lounge;  do you have ideas for other spaces at our school that can use an update?  Is there another project that you’d love to see to benefit our teachers or students?

The PTO is looking for a new Communication Chair, Volunteer Coordinator, Parent Council Representative, and ESOL Representative for the 2018-2019 school year.  We are also looking for someone to help update/upgrade the PTO website.  Can you help with one of those roles?

Please send in your ideas to agnorhurtpto@gmail.com, and feel free to attend a PTO meeting if you want to ask questions or hear other ideas.  The next meeting is Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00pm.

Teacher Appreciation Week

We have such a wonderful staff here at Agnor-Hurt;  let’s get ready to show them how much we appreciate them! Teacher (and Staff) Appreciation Week is April 20-May 4.

On Wednesday, May 2, the PTO will provide power snacks for teachers throughout the day.  We hope that families will be able to donate some food for this.  You can sign up to bring something here.  (Note that there is one sign up for both snacks on May 2 and lunch on May 4.)

On Friday, May 4 the PTO will provide a lunch for the teachers.  We are asking parents to help provide food and volunteer some time to help out.

Sign up here!

We are also collecting small gifts and gift cards to raffle off to the staff.  If you would like to pick up a small ($5-15) gift card to donate, please just send it in to school in an envelope marked “PTO” and we will get it!

Want to give some special thanks to a teacher or staff member?  Personal notes and/or artwork from students are always cherished.  There are also lots of ideas online for fun (and free) teacher gifts.  Check out some of these:  Skip To My Lou, Crazy Little Projects, or No Biggie.

Dance Battle 2018!

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who enjoy dancing!  Join us for the sixth annual Dance Battle!  Agnor-Hurt is hosting, so this year will be extra special.  Students will learn a few new dances and get to take part in a variety of fun and lighthearted competition.  This event is one of the best after-school meet-ups and we hope that your child will be able to participate.

Friday, April 20, 3:30-5:00pm, in the Agnor-Hurt gym

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