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.


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

Thank You!

Talent Show
Wow, what an amazing evening at the first Agnor-Hurt Talent Show!  There are so many talented children here at Agnor-Hurt.  We are so grateful that you all shared your talents with us!  The PTO would like to send a special thank you to Dana Washington and Dawna McCracken for coordinating this very special evening.  A huge thank you also goes out to all the teachers and parents who helped make the evening run smoothly!  We couldn’t have done it without you all!
Teacher Appreciation Week
Thank you to all the parents who helped us make our teachers and staff feel appreciated last week!  Our teachers and staff were able to enjoy breakfast, a jungle lunch and coffee delivery. A special thank you to Derry Wade for coordinating the staff lunch! The PTO was also able to purchase each K-5 classroom teacher a book from their wish list at the Book Fair!
Book Fair
There were too many parent volunteers to name, but thank you to all of you who donated your time to help make the Book Fair a success!  We raised $1500 that will be split between the library, art, and music programs at Agnor-Hurt.  Thank you as well to all of the parents and students who purchased books!

April/May Reminders

Wow, it’s a whirlwind of activity after spring break!  We are in the midst of Book Fair this week, rehearsing for the Talent Show, and preparing for Teacher Appreciation Week next week.  Here are a few notes:

  • Parents, please be aware that the Book Fair closes at 11:30am on Friday.  Starting at 11:30, we are packing up all the books.
  • The first rehearsal for the Talent Show is today after school.
  • Preparations are underway for the staff luncheon next Wednesday (April 26).  Please sign up to help out and/or bring something if you can.
  • The Talent Show is next Friday, April 28, at 6:30pm.
  • The May PTO meeting has been changed to Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30pm.

Volunteers & Donations Needed

April is a busy month!  We have several events coming up that require some parent volunteers and/or contributions.  Here’s a quick list:

Book Fair:  The week of April 17-20.  We need a bunch of parent volunteers to help students choose and buy books.  Please sign up if you can come in for an hour or two (ore more!).

Teacher Appreciation Week:  We are providing lunch for the teachers and staff on Wednesday, April 26.  Please sign up if you can bring something for the lunch, and/or help for an hour or so with set up and clean up.

Talent Show, April 28, 6:30pm:  We need some parent volunteers before and after the event for set-up and clean-up.  We could also use some volunteers to help rehearsals run smoothly.  Please contact the PTO at agnorhurtpto@gmail.com for details.

The PTO is entirely volunteer-run and depends on our Agnor-Hurt families for support.  Thank you!!

Book Fair, Week of April 17

Book Fair is coming!  The Book Fair will be in the library from April 17-21.

Monday and Tuesday will be preview days; there will be no sales.  Wednesday through Friday morning the Book Fair will be open for sales.  Here are the official hours:

Wednesday & Thursday:  8:15am-2:15pm
Friday:  8:15am-11:30am

Please note the 11:30am closing on Friday!

Parents: You are welcome to come to the book sale to browse and purchase.  If you would like your child to purchase something, you can send them with cash or check.  Please don’t send your child with a credit card!

We need parent volunteers!  It’s such a fun time to volunteer… help the kids pick out books!  Please sign up for as many shifts as you can.  Thank you!

All proceeds from the Book Fair are divided among the school library, art, and music programs.

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.

Important Book Fair Information

Our Barnes & Noble Book Fair will be held this Saturday, November 12.  All book store and cafe purchases, including cheesecake orders, count toward our fundraising efforts.  In addition to shopping in the store this Saturday, everyone can contribute to our fundraiser knowing the following:
1.  You can shop in the Barracks Road Store between 11/12-11/17 and indicate that you want purchases to go toward Agnor Hurt Elementary or use voucher code 11906096.
2.  You can shop at any Barnes & Noble Store throughout the country on Saturday, November 12 and indicate you want purchases to go toward Agnor Hurt Elementary and use voucher code 11906096.
3.  You can shop online at http://www.barnesandnoble. com/ anytime between 11/12-11/17 and enter voucher code 11906096 at checkout.
Thank you for supporting your school!

Save the Date – Book Fair

Save the Date, Saturday November 12, for Agnor Hurt’s “Thankful for Our Community” Barnes & Noble Book Fair.  From 10a.m.-1p.m. enjoy book readings by Agnor Hurt “Celebrity” Readers, fun activities, arts and crafts.  Starting at 2 p.m. Barnes & Noble will be hosting Harry Potter themed events.  What a great way to stock up on holiday gifts while supporting the Agnor Hurt PTO!  Books, cafe purchases, and even Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake orders are all included in qualifying purchases.
Have friends and family out of town?  They can shop in a store or online and have their purchases credited toward our event.  
Interested in volunteering during this event?  Please contact sheila.chrobak@gmail.com.  
Stay tuned for more details.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Attention Parents!  The kids love the spring book fair, and it promises to be a really fun week!  But, we need enough adults to help the kids choose books and also run the cash register.  Please consider signing up for a shift or two to help out!   The Book Fair is all week, April 18-22.  We have an online sign up here.

Monday and Tuesday, 8:15am-2:00pm:  preview days for kids (looking at books but no selling)
Wednesday and Thursday, 8:15am-2:00pm:  selling books during the school day
Friday, 8:15am-12:00pm:  closing at noon on Friday, but we still could use volunteers from 12-2 to help pack up.

Thank you very much!

Book Fair, continued…

Thank you so much to all the families and teachers who came to the Barnes & Noble book fair on Saturday!  It was great to see so many AHES faces!

If you missed it, don’t worry… You can still buy books and benefit our school by buying online. Online sales will count for the Book Fair between November 14-19, as long as you use the school’s code (11674272). Shop at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/

Upcoming Events

Just a couple of reminders…

This Wednesday, November 11 is Family Fun & Fitness night in the gym.  Come with your kids and the whole family for a time of physical activity and fun!  6:30-7:30pm.

Barnes & Noble is hosting a book fair for Agnor-Hurt Elementary school tomorrow (Saturday, Nov 14).  Any purchases you make in the store will benefit Agnor-Hurt if you request it at the cash register.  They won’t count unless you ask for it!   We will have storytimes and a little craft in the kids’ section between 10:00am and 1:30pm, but you can shop all day and still benefit the school.  You do not have to have children at Agnor-Hurt to participate!  Anyone can shop and ask for their purchase to benefit the school.

Online purchases made between November 14 and November 19 will also count, as long as you use the school’s code (11674272) at checkout.

Next Tuesday, November 17 is the monthly PTO meeting, at 7:00pm in the library.  (This is a date change.)  Join us if you can to hear Fall Festival and Book Fair results, and give input on upcoming projects.  Our meetings only last an hour!

Save the Date: Book Fair, November 14

Mark your calendars now for a Book Fair at Barnes & Noble on November 14!  Come out and shop, see classmates, have a treat at the coffee shop, and support the school library.

Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of all sales (if you mention Agnor-Hurt) to the school.  All money earned goes to the school library.   Online sales will also count, between November 14-19, as long as you use the school’s code.

More details to come as it gets closer.