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April/May Reminders

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.

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!!

Book Fair, Week of April 17

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
Friday:  8:15am-11:30am

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.

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.

Talent Show for 3rd-5th

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 agnorhurtpto@gmail.com

Helping Hands

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”!

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 rachaelboston@yahoo.com or agnorhurtpto@gmail.com for any questions.

September PTO Meeting Summary

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.

Highlights include:
-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.

Garden Beds and Playground Benches – Workdays

We wanted to let everyone know that the Multi-Age classes are working on building raised garden beds and some other projects!  We would like to invite any parents interested in helping with building to come on out and lend a hand.  Please note that due to the nature of building and power tools, we ask that you not bring children as we want to ensure everyone’s safety.

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

If you have any questions, please contact, Dino Taylor at

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

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!

Volunteers Needed for T-Ball Clinics

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 mmckenzie@k12albemarle.org.

Fall Festival Sign Up

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!

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 agnorhurtpto@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

Fall Festival Planning is Underway!

It’s summer, so it must be time to start planning the Fall Festival!  This is one of our biggest fundraisers, and also one of the most fun events that we do at Agnor-Hurt.  We are putting together our teams now, so that we can hit the ground running when school starts.  Please consider signing up for one of our teams!  We have broken down the Festival into these categories:  silent auction/raffle; tickets/order forms/publicity; food; and games.  You can sign up on our Sign Up Genius.  Many hands make light work – the more volunteers we have, the less work for each.  Thank you so much!

Non-5th Grade Parents…

The fifth grade teachers need volunteers to set up, serve refreshments, and clean up at Graduation.  Set up needs to be done before refreshments arrive. We need servers for pizza, drinks, and cupcakes. Clean up will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. If anyone is interested in volunteering for this event and is does not have a student graduating, contact Mrs. Brooks-Davis at  cbrooks2@k12albemarle.org