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!
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Fall Festival 2017

Fall Festival is our largest Fundraiser of the school year and we are excited to continue this tradition while also bringing some new elements to the festival this year!  Did you know that some of our Fall Festival preparations are already underway?!  Yes, it’s true.  How can I help, you ask?  We are looking for individuals to coordinate Food, Silent Auction, and Children’s Auction events.  Have ideas for other ways to support us?  We are all ears and want to know how you’d like to jump in on Fall Festival planning and preparation.  Email us as agnorhurtpto@gmail.com and let’s start chatting!

PTO Planning Update

The first meeting of the 2017-18 PTO Board was held on Monday evening. While enjoying some delicious food, including vegetables harvested from the AHES gardens, we bounced around a lot of ideas for next school year!

We are excited to expand the Board in 2017-18 and invite you to consider taking on a role such as grade level representative, volunteer liaison, and/or representative from our ESOL community. We are also looking for parents who can support the roles of Fall Festival Silent Auction Coordinator & Fall Festival Foodie! Have ideas for making our school even more beautiful, join our Beautification Committee. We have a great line up of events and activities to support our students and staff at AHES…opportunities to volunteer abound!

Many hands make light work and we are excited to engage everyone in our PTO community. There is a role for everyone regardless of your time availability and being a part of this amazing community is truly inspiring!

Have questions? Want to find out how you can help out? Have ideas to share? Email us at agnorhurtpto@gmail.com

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!!

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.

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!

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!

Kroger Donation – Thank You!

Wooohooooo! We received this notice from Kroger today: “Your supporters (105 households) who shopped at Kroger between 9-1-2016 and 11-30-2016 have contributed to your $1836.63 total donation.”

If your family is one of those 105, THANK YOU!! If your family is not among those, it is not too late. Link your Kroger card to Agnor-Hurt Elementary, and every time you shop, they will donate. https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow

Thank you! and Happy New Year!

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.

Attractions Guide On Sale Now

The Attractions & Dining Guide Books were sent home last week!  Hopefully you have had a chance to take a look and see all the great coupons & discounts that are available.  The books cost $25 to purchase.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will help fund field trips, teacher wish lists, International Night and other projects throughout the year!
If you sell 10 or more books, your name will go into a drawing for 1 of 2 7″ Kindle Fire Tablets
If you sell 5 or more books, your name will go into a drawing for 1 of 4 $20 gift cards from Barnes & Noble!
If you do not wish to purchase the book, please return it to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.  The last day to purchase books is Friday, October 7th!
Thank you for supporting your school!

Free Money from Kroger

We just received this note from Kroger: “Your supporters (86 households) who shopped at Kroger between 6-1-2016 and 8-31-2016 (Qtr 4 2015 2016) have contributed to your $946.11 total donation.” Thank you to those 86 families who have linked their cards!!

If you are not one of those 86 families, please take a moment to link your card now! It’s quick and easy, and it doesn’t cost anything, but it makes a big difference to the school.  Kroger requires families to link their cards every year, so even if you linked last year, you need to do it again.

It only takes a minute, and it doesn’t cost you anything!  Every time you shop at Kroger, they make a donation.  It does not affect your gas points or cost you anything, so it’s FREE MONEY for the school!  Please, take a moment to visit their website and re-link.  Thank you!

If you have a Giant or Harris Teeter card, please link those, too!

Box Tops/Campbell’s Labels Update

Our spring Box Tops competition is ending this week!  Although we collect Box Tops all year long, only those submitted before this Friday (May 20) will be counted for the contest.  The winning class will receive a party of their choice (ice cream, cupcakes, or pizza).

Sadly, the Campbell’s Labels for Education program is ending at the end of this school year.  If you have any Campbell’s Labels at home, please send them in before the last day of school.

You can save up Box Tops all summer, and send them to school any time.  If you don’t want to save them for fall, you may drop them off at the school office, which is open all summer (call first for hours).

Thank you for supporting our school!

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!