Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Welcome to the 2017-18 Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)! We are so excited you are here and look forward to seeing all the new and familiar faces of our AHES community.

Throughout the year, the PTO organizes a variety of events and activities that bring our AHES community together. We kicked off this school year with a delicious hot breakfast to welcome back approximately 100 staff members on their first day of the 2017-18 school year. Next up…

  • a Kindergarten Popsicle Social on Friday, August 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. on the upper playground
  • our first monthly PTO meeting on Tuesday, August 29, from 7-8pm in the school library.
  • our Welcome Back Family Picnic and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new playground on Sunday, September 17 from 3-6 p.m.
  • and our largest event of the year our Fall Festival and Silent Auction on Saturday, October 28 from 4-7 p.m.

The PTO mets monthly, usually on the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 7-8pm.  Attending these meetings is a great opportunity to share your ideas and get involved, meet and stay connected with other families, and be engaged in your child’s educational experience.

This year, the PTO will be raising funds to support a variety of projects, including playground updates, beautification projects throughout the interior and exterior of the building, and supporting field trips, projects, and assemblies. We will be running a direct donation project that will lead up to our Fall Festival and hope that every family will consider supporting this fundraising effort.

We invite all of you to play an active role in our 2017-18 PTO; there is truly an opportunity for everyone to participate and we will work with you to find out the best way for you to support the PTO while finding balance with your home, family, work life.

Your 2017-2018 PTO Board:
President– Sheila Chrobak
Vice President– Susan Scott
Treasurer– Meredith Curs
Secretary– Dana Washington
Communications Chair– Safia Wentling
Parent Council Representative– Sharon Fix

Come meet us at the PTO meeting on August 29 in the school library (7:00pm)!

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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!!

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!

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.

Jason’s Deli – April 29

On Friday, April 29, Jason’s Deli is holding a fund raising night for Agnor-Hurt.  Come by any time from 5 – 10 pm and enjoy dinner with friends and teachers.  They have a great menu of salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta, and more (plus free ice cream!).  We need a minimum of 40 people to move forward, so please register to attend at: http://www.groupraise.com/events/8604 Come for a fun evening and help the school as well; hope to see you there!