International Night

Friday, March 24, 6:30pm

Agnor-Hurt’s International Night extravaganza is an evening of dance that showcases various dances that our Agnor-Hurt students have learned in their rhythms unit.  The evening demonstrates the spirit of dance from around the world and the various cultures that attend our school.  The evening will be a joyful time performing dances from other countries as well as a few surprises along the way!

A cultural cuisine pot-luck dinner will round out this community- building event.  (Please plan to bring a dish to share.)

It is an evening for our entire Agnor-Hurt family!  The event is one of our most popular events for the year.  To our Agnor-Hurt students, if you would like to participate in the event, see one of the PE teachers for a permission form, or call the school for further details (973-5211).  We hope to see all of you here on Friday evening!

Spring Book Fair

It’s almost Book Fair time again!  Planning has begun, and we need YOUR help!  Parent (or grandparent) volunteers are needed to help the Book Fair run smoothly.  Please sign up for a shift (or two, or three) on our Sign Up Genius.

The Book Fair runs April 17-21, with Monday and Tuesday being preview days (the kids come to look, but no sales).  Wednesday through Friday we will be open for sales.  Note: The Book Fair will close at 11am on Friday.

Talent Show for 3rd-5th

We are excited to announce that there will be a Talent Show in the spring for any 3rd-5th graders who wish to participate!  Details will be forthcoming, but in the meantime we need parent volunteers to help out.  We have one parent coordinating and several teachers on board.  In order for the event to move forward and to be a success, we are looking for a co-coordinator as well as 2-3 more parents to help with planning.  We will also need additional help the night of the event!  

If you can donate a little of your time to this fun event, please contact us at agnorhurtpto@gmail.com

Spring Box Tops Contest

Between now and April 14, we will be holding the spring Box Tops contest.  The class that collects the most Box Tops will win a popsicle party!  During this time, if you wish to receive credit for Box Tops through the Bonus App or eBox Tops, please e-mail Jen with the amount and teacher’s name.

Note:  We collect Box Tops all year long, even through the summer!  But to count for the contest, they must be turned in to your child’s teacher by April 14.  Thanks!

Dance Battle

Attention all 3rd-5th graders… If you enjoy dancing, then you are invited to attend the fourth annual Dance Battle meet up!  The afternoon will involve fun and engaging dance activities for everyone.  Students who are interested, see one of the PE teachers for permission forms.

When:  Friday, March 3

Where:  Greer Elementary School

Time:  3:15-5:00pm

Music News: Recorder Unit Begins Feb 27

All 4th grade, 5th grade, and Thornton/Craft students will begin their Recorder Unit the week of February 27.   Our unit will run through to April 28.
Please remind your child to bring her/his recorder to every music class during our Recorder Unit.  A perfect home for your child’s recorder will be in your child’s backpack.  🙂   Please make sure the recorder case is marked with your child’s name.
All students who ordered new recorders though our school will receive them in their music classes the week of February 27.

Skate Night – Feb 17

This year’s Winter Skate Night will take place on Friday, February 17th from 6:30-8:00.  Come lace up your roller-blades and join us again for a night of good old fashioned fun.  We have all the equipment you will need, but feel free to bring your own equipment, especially your helmet!!!  As always there will be raffle prizes, great music, popcorn, and fun!  We hope you can join us for this wonderful community event!

Berkmar Drive Clean-Up

Have you noticed all the trash along Berkmar Drive?  We are organizing a clean-up on February 20 from 8:00-10:00am.  Bring your gloves and help us give our kids a cleaner ride to school!  Please call or e-mail Kim (296-6094 or nkawie99@gmail.com) if you can help out, so that we know how many to expect.  Even if you can only help for half an hour, we’d appreciate your help!  Because we will be working near the road, volunteers should be 18 years or older.  Thanks!

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Music Concert – Feb 21

2nd grade, 3rd grade, and Lower Multi-age classes will present a Winter Concert on Tuesday, February 21 at 9:30am and 7pm in the school gymnasium.  All families in our Agnor Hurt Community are invited to attend both concerts.  We will have a reception immediately after the evening concert in the school cafeteria. Please drop off a plate of cookies, sliced veggies, cupcakes, or any yummy treat before the performance at 6:30pm, so we can have a wonderful reception  🙂

Skate Night

This year’s Winter Skate Night will take place on Friday, February 17th from 6:30-8:00.  Come lace up your roller-blades and join us again for a night of good old fashioned fun.  We have all the equipment you will need, but feel free to bring your own equipment, especially your helmet!!!  As always there will be raffle prizes, great music, popcorn, and fun!  We hope you can join us for this wonderful community event!

Helping Hands

The PTO has created a Helping Hands volunteer bin for parents to jump in and help out our dedicated teaching staff. Teachers are invited to place items that they need help preparing in the bin. Preparation might include cutting, stapling, tracing, gluing, coloring, and assembling materials.

Teachers will place items and instructions in the bin at least a week before the items are needed in the classroom. There are supply bins available with materials needed to complete the task.

The Helping Hands bin is located outside of the library.  If you find yourself with a few spare minutes, please consider lending a “Helping Hand”!

PTO Mid-Year Financial Update

The PTO would like to thank all of our families for their continued support! Thanks to all of you our fall fundraisers have been very successful.  We would like to thank everyone who bought t-shirts, supported the Fall Festival/Silent Auction, purchased Attractions/Dining Guides.  We would also like to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed the Barnes and Noble Book Fair, Skate Night and Art Night at Zoe’s kitchen.  A huge thank you goes out to all the people, too many to list, that have volunteered their time to help make these events and fundraisers such a success!

Profits from Fundraisers:

1. Attraction/Dining Guides: $2481.22
2. Fall Festival: $7599.60
3. School Shirts: $392.00
4. Store Receipts (Kroger, Amazon Smile etc): $4120.63
5. Fall Book Fair: $524.05
6. November Skate Night: $ 362.49

We have been able to support the following projects:

1.    Teacher classroom supplies ($100 per teacher) This has been increased to $150 per teacher. ($1237.75 to date)
2.    Jamestown Field trip – 4th grade: $340
3.    Teacher Back-to-School Breakfast in August and coffee mornings
4.  Day of Caring: $124.27
5.  Chihamba African Dance & Drum Company all school assembly in observance of National African American History Month: $275

Future projects include International Night (March), the 5th grade field trip and graduation, and the Kindergarten butterfly project. The PTO will also be committing funds in support of playground improvements which are currently in the planning stages.

Together we are making great things happen for our school!

Girls & Women in Sports Night

This Night is for the Girls!
31st Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Agnor-Hurt Gymnasium
6:30-7:30pm

SPECIAL GUEST:  UVA Women’s Lacrosse Team

Put on your tennis shoes and come on out to play!

For 31 years the National Girls and Women in Sports Day has motivated girls and women to get active and stay active.  Being involved in sports and staying physically active equip girls and women with self-confidence and strength to flourish in all areas of their lives.

Bring your mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin, or a friend!

A national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports.

Contact Mrs. Hairston if you have questions:  973-5211 or ghairston@k12albemarle.org