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!


December News Bits

The PTO meeting scheduled for December 6 has been cancelled.  Please plan on joining us for the January 10 meeting at 6:30pm.

Thank you to all the families who came out for the Zoe’s Kitchen fundraiser night!  The kids really enjoyed seeing their friends and teachers out on the town.

The PTO would like to thank Sheila Chrobak and Michele Ramos for organizing a successful Barnes & Noble fundraiser!  Thank you as well to the parents and staff members who helped with the wish list table, activities, and storytimes.

October 4 PTO Meeting

All parents/guardians and staff are encouraged to attend the PTO meeting on October 4.  This will be a special meeting, with the first half hour devoted to PTO business, and the second half devoted to information about the possible Woodbrook expansion and the Bond Referendum.  A representative from ACPS and a representative from the School Board will attend to provide information and answer questions.  We hope to see you there!

October 4, 6:30pm, in the cateteria

Fall Festival – November 4!

Our Fall Festival will be held on Friday, November 4th 5:30pm-8:00pm (food will be available at 5:30; games and activities begin at 6:00).
We have a great committee assembled to help make this a great event.  To make the Fall Festival successful requires a lot of volunteers.  A flyer will be coming home with your child outlining the areas in which you can help.   If you are able to assist, please return the flyer to school.   You may also view and sign up for a specific area at our online sign up.  
Please contact Rachael Boston at or for any questions.

Back to School Nights

Back-to-School Nights for parents are as follows:

September 6th – 6:30 – 8:00
Kindergarten through 2nd grade
McKenzie/Mullinex (Multi Age Class)
Mohr/Wood(Multi Age Class)

 September 20th – 6:30 – 8:00
3rd through 5th grades
Thornton/Craft (Multi Age Class)
Redieske/Orshoski (Multi Age Class)

If you haven’t attended a Back to School Night before, here’s a quick introduction:  It usually begins in the cafeteria, where Mrs. Castner introduces the staff and gives some information about the school.  Then you go to your child’s classroom, where the teacher tells you about the curriculum and gives you a chance to ask questions.

Children are welcome to attend Back to School Night, but it’s really geared toward parents (not too interesting for the kids).

Tentative Gator Gazette Schedule

For those of you who may have information to send to the Gazette, here is the tentative publication schedule.  The Gazette is sent home on Tuesday; the deadline for submission is the Wednesday before.

Publication Date (deadline)
September 6  (Aug 31)
September 20  (Sept 14)
October 4  (Sept 28)
October 18   (Oct 12)
November 1  (Oct 26)
November 15   (Nov 9)
November 29  (Nov 22 – before Thanksgiving)
December 23   (Dec 7)
January 10   (Jan 4)
January 24  (Jan 18)
February 7   (Feb 1)
February 21   (Feb 15)
March 7   (Mar 1)
March 21   (Mar 15)
April 11   (Apr 5 – during Spring Break)
April 25   (Apr 19)
May 9   (May 3)
May 23   (May 17)

Brief Fall Festival Planning Meeting

If you are interested in helping to plan Fall Festival, here’s your chance!  There will be a brief meeting next Wednesday, September 9, at 6:30pm, in the school library.  This meeting will only run for 30 minutes, as our regular PTO meeting begins at 7:00.

Please join us for both meetings if you can!  The PTO meeting runs from 7:00-8:00.

If you signed up to help with Fall Festival, but can’t make the meeting, please touch base with us at

Hope to see you there!

Dates to remember (end of Spring 2015)

The end of the school year is fast approaching, and there is a lot going on!

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

May 29 – 5th grade father/daughter or mother/son dance, 7:00-8:30pm in the cafeteria

June 3 – Kindergarten-2nd Grade Field Day

June 4 – 3rd – 5th Grade Field Day

June 4 – Bright Stars Family Picnic, 11:00am at Penn Park

June 5 – 5th Grade Graduation, 6:00pm in the gym

June 9 – Last day of school