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 Testing Schedule – Spring 2018

The following dates have been scheduled for SOL testing.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.  Thanks!

5th Grade
May 8 – Science
May 10 – Math
May 22 – Reading
May 24 – Virginia Studies

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

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

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

Lunch Buddies

Interested in spending some time with AHES students who might need an extra set of ears from a supportive adult? Join Dave Downey as he schedules one Wednesday a month for the Lunch Buddies program.

School lunches run from about 10:50am to 12:50pm.  Volunteers can come for the whole time, or just part of the time, and sit with students to talk with them while they eat.

April’s date is Wednesday, April 18.  Please join us if you can!

Contact the PTO (agnorhurtpto@gmail.com) for upcoming dates, and thanks for supporting the children in our community!

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 went home last week with more information. Registration forms are available here.

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)

On sale days, you may choose to send your child to school with money to purchase a book.  (They will bring home a wish list on Monday or Tuesday.). We can take cash or checks from the students.  Parents are also welcome to shop during sales hours;  we can take credit cards from parents, but not from students.

No one is obligated to buy anything!  All money that we make from the Book Fair is divided evenly between the library, art, and music programs at Agnor-Hurt.

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
6:30-7:30pm
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.