Fall PTO Update

Wondering what the PTO does with all of the money we raise and volunteers we recruit?  Here’s a brief rundown of things the PTO has accomplished or been involved with so far this year:

  • purchased Volta Inclusive Spinner on playground
  • provided staff breakfasts and snacks on teacher workdays
  • stuffed back to school packets
  • hosted Open House activities, Kindergarten Popsicle Party and the Welcome Back Picnic
  • purchased umbrellas for our drop off/pick up staff
  • gave money to support the Jamestown Field Trip
  • bought classroom supplies for teachers
  • purchased clothing for changes as needed in school
  • helped with International Night
  • organized the Fall Festival
  • planted flowers around the school, and
  • supported after school programs and the Day of Caring.

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)!

Midsummer PTO Update

Happy Mid-Summer Greetings Agnor Hurt Families!
We hope that you are enjoying an amazing fun filled summer and finding a bit of time for some rest and relaxation as well.  Our PTO Board has begun its work to ensure that we have a wonderful year ahead of us filled with events designed around our mission: To promote an active and open partnership within the Agnor-Hurt Elementary School community in order to inspire students to fully realize their academic, social and emotional potential while nurturing their cultural and community awareness.
Meet the 2017-18 Board Members:
President- Sheila Chrobak
Vice President- Susan Scott
Treasurer- Meredith Curs
Secretary- Dana Washington
Communications Chair- Safia Wentling
Parent Council Representative- Sharon Fix
But our PTO Board isn’t complete!  We are looking to expand our board in order to have a greater reach across our entire Agnor Hurt community.  Would you consider participating as a Grade Level Representative (ensuring that teachers and families in your “wing” of the school are able to actively engage in the PTO)?  Or how about as Fundraising Coordinator (coordinating all of our traditional and new fundraisers)? What about Volunteer Coordinator (making sure that parents have a way to share their special interests and skills within all our volunteer opportunities)?  Want to find out more about how you can participate?  Email Sheila Chrobak at agnorhurtpto@gmail.com
We have a such a wonderfully diverse community with so many varied skill sets and talents and there is truly something for everyone when it comes to PTO participation.  Fill our our General Volunteer Form and we will look forward to connecting with you.  Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities throughout the year and please don’t hesitate to reach out to us to share how you would like to contribute.  Many hands make for lighter work and a truly active and engaged community!

Dining Guides

Continue sending those orders in for Attraction/Dining Guides!  Don’t forget there is a chance to win a Kindle Fire or one of three Toys R Us gift cards!  These books are loaded with amazing coupon deals that can’t be beat.  We will continue taking orders until October 8th.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will help the PTO support our teachers with start up funds, field trips and special classroom projects just to mention a few.  Please consider supporting your child’s school! If you don’t wish to purchase the copy that was sent home, please return it to your child’s teacher.

Link Your Card Drive… Ending Soon

The PTO is hosting a “Link Your Card Drive.” We want to encourage people to link their Kroger, Harris Teeter, Giant, or Target cards to Agnor-Hurt. This is a free, easy way to raise money for our school. It doesn’t cost anything, and only takes a few minutes of your time.Our goal is to sign up 50 new participants. The first 25 people who provide proof of a new registry will be entered into a drawing to win free entry into the next Skate Night. The deadline for entry into this contest is February 20.

You may link your cards online at the store’s web site. Send in proof of your new registration to agnorhurtpto or print it out and put in the PTO mailbox at school. Or, you can link your card with our help at the 2nd/3rd grade music concert on February 10 or at National Girls & Women in Sports Night on February 11.

Stay Warm, Save Money, and Help Our School!

Here’s a novel way to support Agnor-Hurt Elementary School PTO while saving yourself some money. Sign up for a $45 Home Energy Check-Up between February 9 and 27, and LEAP will donate $10 of that to the PTO. You’ll get an evaluation of your home’s energy efficiency, the advice of one of LEAP’s Expert Energy Coaches, energy efficient products based on your home’s needs such as light bulbs, smart strips, pipe insulation and more, plus a checklist of additional energy saving measures for your home.

The value of this package is estimated at up to $250 in goods, savings, and professional advice. Because LEAPis a Participating Contractor in Dominion Virginia Power’s Home Energy Check-Up program, our price to homeowners is only $45. (You must be a Dominion Power customer to qualify.)

Get a Home Energy Check-Up from LEAP. Support your PTO. Get a lower energy bill. Visit leap-va.org/checkup or call (800) 646-0717. Be sure to mention Agnor-Hurt Elementary School when you call, and $10 of your payment will go to the school. Thank you!