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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The PTO is entirely volunteer-run and depends on our Agnor-Hurt families for support. Thank you!!
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
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.
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.
We are excited to announce that there will be a Talent Show in the spring for any 3rd-5th graders who wish to participate! Details will be forthcoming, but in the meantime we need parent volunteers to help out. We have one parent coordinating and several teachers on board. In order for the event to move forward and to be a success, we are looking for a co-coordinator as well as 2-3 more parents to help with planning. We will also need additional help the night of the event!
If you can donate a little of your time to this fun event, please contact us at email@example.com.
The PTO has created a Helping Hands volunteer bin for parents to jump in and help out our dedicated teaching staff. Teachers are invited to place items that they need help preparing in the bin. Preparation might include cutting, stapling, tracing, gluing, coloring, and assembling materials.
Teachers will place items and instructions in the bin at least a week before the items are needed in the classroom. There are supply bins available with materials needed to complete the task.
The Helping Hands bin is located outside of the library. If you find yourself with a few spare minutes, please consider lending a “Helping Hand”!
We had a great PTO meeting on September 14; thank you to all the parents and teachers who attended! You can see the meeting minutes here.
-A budget for 2016-2017 was proposed and passed.
-Some great new ideas for this year were suggested! Many of them can be implemented, as long as we have a few parent volunteers to make them happen.
-There is a bond referendum on the ballot in November that affects all schools in the County. Please educate yourself so that you can make an informed decision on how to vote.
-We are forming a committee to draw up plans for a new playground near the 2nd/3rd grade wing. We need some parents, teachers, and students to help out with this! Contact us to volunteer.
-The PTO values YOUR ideas and would like to hear your suggestions for projects/goals for this year. E-mail us or come to the next PTO meeting to share your ideas!
-A representative from ACPS will attend the next PTO meeting (October 4) to discuss the plans for the Woodbrook addition.
Schedule for Raised Garden Bed Project
Sunday, April 10, 2016 (10am) – Building of the 4 Raised Garden Beds
Friday, April 15, 2016 (Afternoon) – All soil material and plants will be
delivered to Agnor-Hurt Elementary for Raised Garden Beds
Sunday, April 17, 2016 (10am-2pm) – Finish any building of the garden beds, load up with soil, and plant
Please let us know if you can commit to the April 10th and April 17th dates.
**If we have enough people, we might work on some other projects around the school including sand and seal picnic tables, rebuild ramp to PE building, and anything else that needs to be completed.
Task List – Please let us know if you are interested in helping with any of
these or if I forgot something!!!!
Lumber Materials/Soil/Etc – Dino Taylor
Snacks/Drinks for Work Days – Adam Mohr
Tool/Misc List – We will need cordless drills, skill saw, miter saw, hammers
(regular and sledge), sanders, drill bits, rakes, shovels, wheel barrows,
drop cords, gloves, etc
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!
The two Multi-age K-2 classrooms and the three Kindergarten classrooms will be learning how to play t-ball! The Carson Raymond T-ball clinic will be coming to Agnor Hurt, free of cost, to give children the opportunity to learn t-ball skills. They will be here on the following 3 Fridays: April 15, April 22 and April 29 to teach our youngsters the game of t-ball.
Volunteers are needed from 12:00-2:00 on these 3 Fridays in April. You will be outside on the field having fun helping children learn the skills of throwing, catching and batting. If you can volunteer, please email Marci McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Festival is one month away! In order for it to be a success, we need everyone’s help! We are asking that each family give an hour of their time on the afternoon or evening of November 6, in order to make the Festival run smoothly. Please see our sign up, and sign up for one or two half hour shifts. Thank you so much for making this a fun family event!