Spring Talent Show

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders…  Friday, April 27 is your night to take the stage and share your talent with the Agnor-Hurt Community!

Flyers will be coming home next week with more information.

Registration forms are due by Wednesday, April 11th.

All music must be submitted to the Talent Show committee for approval by Friday, April 13th

There will be two dress rehearsals – Wednesday, April 18th and Thursday, April 26th from 2:30pm-4:30pm.  These are MANDATORY.

The show is: Friday, April 27th at 6:30pm and open to all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders

All are encouraged to attend and support the performers!

We need a few adult volunteers to  help with the dress rehearsals and the night of the show, mainly to keep an eye on the kids and getting equipment on and off the stage.


Spring Book Fair 2018

The Spring Book Fair is approaching!  This is a fun week for the kids, and a great fundraiser!  Students and parents have the opportunity to purchase books (and a few other items) from the Book Fair, and all of the money raised goes to the school library, music, and art programs.

We need a small army of volunteers for this, so please consider signing up for a couple of shifts here.  Thank you!

Book Fair Schedule:
Monday, April 16. 8:00-2:30pm  Previews Only
Tuesday, April 17.  8:00-2:30pm. Previews Only
6:00-8:00pm. Open for Sales
Wednesday, April 18. 8:15-2:00pm. Open for Sales
Thursday, April 19. 8:15-2:00pm. Open for Sales
Friday, April 20. 8:00-11:00am. Open for Sales.  Please note 11am closing on Friday!
Friday, April 20. 11:00-1:00pm. Pack Up (a few volunteers needed)

Kindergarten Registration – March 21

Kindergarten Registration is an opportunity for parents to receive assistance with the enrollment process, present required documentation, and learn more about our kindergarten program.

Prior to March 21, we encourage parents to complete the online registration form.

On March 21, parents may visit the school their child will attend to provide required documentation, including their child’s original birth certificate, school entrance health form, and two proofs of residency. (Acceptable proofs of residency most commonly include a mortgage or lease agreement and a paid Albemarle County tax receipt or utility bill.)

For more information, call 434-296-5877. For bilingual assistance, call 434-296-6517. (Para asistencia bilingüe, llame 434-296-6517.)

For assistance registering a child who was not born in the United States or speaks a language other than English, or if the documents needed for school registration were issued in a foreign country, contact the International and ESOL Office at 434-296-6517.

Unable to attend Kindergarten Registration on March 21?
If parents are unable to attend Kindergarten Registration on March 21, they should complete the online registration form and then contact the school their child will attend to arrange a time to provide the required documentation.

Girls & Women in Sports Night

Girls, bring your mom, your aunt, your grandma and your friends, and enjoy an evening of fun and movement in the gym!

February 7 marks the 32nd annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day!  The 2018 theme is “Play Fair, Play IX.”  For more than three decades, National Girls & Women in Sports Day has empowered women and girls to get moving, embrace physical activity and push past their limits.  The courage, confidence, and character gained through sports participation are the very tools girls need to become the strong leaders of tomorrow.

Here at Agnor-Hurt, we want to celebrate the achievements that all of our girls, their mothers, aunts, grandmothers and special friends have made.  Come on out for an evening of fun active events planned just for you!

February 7, 2018
Agnor-Hurt Gymnasium

This night is for the girls!  Come one, come all!

School Board Passes Redistricting Plan

On January 11, the School Board voted to approve the redistricting plan recommended by Superintendent Pam Moran.  Some students from Agnor-Hurt will be moved to Woodbrook next year;  some students from Greer will be moved to Agnor-Hurt.

Here are a few sources of info:
Charlottesville Tomorrow article
CBS News story
NBC News story
ACPS website (not updated at this time, but does contain a lot of information)



Speak Up 2017

Albemarle County Schools (ACS) is participating in Speak Up 2017 from October 16th through January 19th. This survey provides a way for students, parents and educators to share their views on technology and learning with ACS.Your input informs decisions about technology, as well as contributes to the national dialogue about educational technology. Questions or concerns can be directed to the Learning Technology Team at learningtech@k12albemarle.org. Follow these instructions to take the survey:

  1. Visit speakup.tomorrow.org.
  2. Select “Begin Survey.”
  3. Select your group (Parents or Educators).
  4. Search for your school by entering your zip code or by selecting Virginia and selecting your school’s name from the list.
  5. Read the instructions and begin the survey.

Golden Apple Awards

Is there an outstanding teacher you’d like to recognize and nominate for this award? Submission deadline is February 1. One winner will be selected from each school, and is eligible to receive a $1,000 Golden Apple Grant. Grants are awarded to eight candidates: 3 elementary, 2 middle, and 2 high school candidates, and 1 from the schools that are members of the VAIS. The grant award is used for classroom materials or to support the recipient’s continued professional development. Golden Apple Award recipients will be announced in May. Visit the ACPS website for more information;  download the form here.

Fall PTO Update

Wondering what the PTO does with all of the money we raise and volunteers we recruit?  Here’s a brief rundown of things the PTO has accomplished or been involved with so far this year:

  • purchased Volta Inclusive Spinner on playground
  • provided staff breakfasts and snacks on teacher workdays
  • stuffed back to school packets
  • hosted Open House activities, Kindergarten Popsicle Party and the Welcome Back Picnic
  • purchased umbrellas for our drop off/pick up staff
  • gave money to support the Jamestown Field Trip
  • bought classroom supplies for teachers
  • purchased clothing for changes as needed in school
  • helped with International Night
  • organized the Fall Festival
  • planted flowers around the school, and
  • supported after school programs and the Day of Caring.

Redistricting Notes

The Redistricting Advisory Committee has one meeting left before they present their recommendation to the School Board.  That meeting will be Monday, November 27, 6:00-8:00pm in the Agnor-Hurt library.  Parents are encouraged to attend, although we cannot speak at this meeting.

ACPS has created a survey for community members to provide some input, please go to the ACPS website for a link to this survey.  You will also find notes from all of the Redistricting Committee meetings to date and details on the three scenarios that are currently under discussion.  The deadline for completing the survey is Friday, November 17 at 11:59pm.

Community members are also welcome to write to the School Board with their thoughts on the redistricting process (schoolboard@k12albemarle.org )

Books and Burritos

Save the date…  Sunday, December 3.

Do some holiday shopping, treat your family to a Chipotle dinner, and help the school all in one shebang!  Please join us on Sunday, December 3 for Books and Burritos…  All day, you can shop at Barnes & Noble (at Barracks’ Road) and they will donate a percentage of your sale to the school.  (You must mention this to the cashier when you pay.)

Then, between 5 and 9pm, if you purchase food from Chipotle, they will donate a percentage of that sale to the school!  (Again, mention it to the cashier.)

You can shop the Barnes & Noble book fair online AND in-store for an additional 5 days!  Between December 4-8, if you shop online, use the Bookfair ID 12150025.  In store, just let the cashier know that you want your purchases to count toward Agnor-Hurt’s book fair.

We are looking for volunteers to help wrap gifts, share information at our wish list table, and support children at the art and craft table at our Barnes & Noble Book Fair from 2-6 p.m.  To volunteer, please sign up here.  If you have questions, you can contact the PTO at agnorhurtpto@gmail.com

Silent Auction Items Available

These items are still up for grabs from the Fall Festival Silent Auction!

1.  Enjoy some family fun with Family Admission to the Discovery Museum!  There are two  passes available.  Value: $32. Starting bid $10.  Will go to the two highest bidders.

2.  Enjoy a family day at the Paramount Theater with 4 tickets to see Guess How Much I Love You (value $31.50) and a Chaps gift card (value $15). Starting bid $25.

3. My Zone MZ-3 Physical Activity Belt. An exercise tracker and heart rate monitor with memory!  (value $149).  Starting bid $45.
4.  Ben and Jerry’s 12 scoop punch card (value $36). Starting bid $10.
Bids will be noted as they are received.  Bidding will end on Tuesday, November 21 at the end of the school day.  Please email agnorhurtpto@gmail.com if you are interested in placing a bid.

Elections on November 7

Election day is coming!  On November 7, in addition to the regular state and local elections, we will have the opportunity to elect our Rio District School Board representative.  There is a lot going on in Albemarle County Public Schools right now – redistricting talks, a new superintendent, new high school curriculum – so it’s an important time to make your voice heard!

Here are some links to information about the upcoming election:
C’ville Tomorrow election articles
Katrina Callsen’s website
Mary McIntyre’s website
sample ballot

Besides our School Board candidates, we will have the opportunity to elect a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and Rio District representative to the county Board of Supervisors.

The League of Women Voters is holding two upcoming candidate forums that affect our district:

Albemarle School Board Candidates — Oct. 19, 6:30-8 pm
Jefferson Madison Regional Library, Main Branch 201 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA
22902 Moderator: Michele Kellermann

Albemarle Board of Supervisors Candidates — Oct. 26, 6:30-8 pm
Albemarle County Office Building 401 McIntire Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Moderator: Mimi Bender, CEO and founder of Women’s Health Virginia

Parent Council Corner – September 2017

Did you know? Did you know that each of our Albemarle County Schools has a Diversity Resource Teacher {DRT} to benefit not only our children but our community of parents as well? The Diversity Resource Teachers in our schools are often, already full-time teachers and take on this role to benefit our student body and school community. 
Role of the DRT? These educators offer leadership in our equity and diversity priorities, plan and organize staff development sessions, and are readily available to help our students and parents start or continue conversations centered around what are sometimes difficult topics or unfamiliar territory for us. They are culturally responsive educators who focus on how to teach and get results. “if I can relate to you, I can teach you more, and you can learn better.” One of their primary goals is to close the achievement gap. “Addressing achievement gaps by closing relationship gaps.”
Our Gator DRT? Marco Tello! Mr. Tello is more than excited to talk with our children about any and all questions that may come up this year! He is also willing to speak with us as a community of parents, so please do not hesitate to reach out to him. You can email him at mtello@k12albemarle.org.
Fun Fact! Our ‘Equity and Diversity’ is one program in our school system that is a unique program in our state. 
Please let Mr. Tello or the Parent Council know if you are interested in exploring a conversation around Equity and Diversity in a larger forum.   Additionally, if you have any questions or comments for the Parent Council you can email Sharon Fix at agnorhurtpto@gmail.com.

Fall Festival is Coming!

Although it seems that school just started, Fall Festival is right around the corner!  The event is on Saturday, October 28 from 4-7pm, and it is SOOOO much fun for kids and grown-ups alike!  Please help us have a successful event by signing up to help.  If every parent signs up for just one shift, we will have plenty of volunteers to make the event  a success.  Thank you!