The next month or so will be jam packed with lots of great community building events with children and without children!
Hardy’s Annual Game Night will be held Friday February 28
in the school cafeteria and music room. Children will join with family and friends to play some oldie but goodie games and maybe find a new family game to love. Bingo in the café is always a hit!
Come join us for the budget friendly price of $5 per family. (benefactors are free)
Pizza will be sold on a first come first serve basis at $2 per slice.
Need more info or want to help out?
Contact Julie firstname.lastname@example.org
On March 8th the Arlington Center for the Arts will become the
This is an adult only party so book those babysitters, throw on your feathers and fedoras, dust off your dancing shoes and join us from 8:00–12:00 for light fare and a open bar.
Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.
Watch your child’s backpacks for your special invitation!
Want to be a part of the magic?
Contact Jennifer Jennifer.email@example.com
Join the Enrichment Committee!
Parents wanted to help bring great programs to your child's classroom!
We still need 1-2 parents from 3rd and 5th grade to attend one meeting. During this meeting we will let you know what areas of enrichment your grade level is looking for. We will also give you ideas and guidance on how to get started. You will do some research and then follow up with your grade-level point teacher and make a plan! Teachers and kids alike will be grateful for your help.
If interested, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Top Raffle - Deadline Feb 24th.
You've already raised over $600 for our school!
We have a big deadline coming up to submit our remaining Box Tops - so let's have a raffle!
Look for the Valentines Day collection sheet in your child's backpack this week or print one here.
Submit as many Box Tops as you can (you don't need to fill the whole sheet), write your child's name on it and return it by Monday, Feb 24th. The winner will receive a Capitol Theater/Creamery gift card.
Another Chapter Program
There is no better way to say “I Love You!” then to make a donation to the Hardy Library in honor of a special teacher, staff member or child and we will send a card to the honoree to let them know a donation was made in their name!
The goal of the program is to foster a love of learning and reading by:
- Replacing worn-out books with new ones
- Buying great children’s books, including:
- Award-winning books (e.g., Caldecott and Newbery)
- ALA Notable Books: Past and Present
- Up-to-date non-fiction and reference materials
- Time-tested classics
- Creating a way for families to honor special people or occasions with a lasting contribution to children’s education.
Another Chapter program are tax deductible.
If you have any questions, please contact the Another Chapter parent coordinator (who also happens to be our AMAZING librarian), Margaret Muirhead.
Did you cast your vote today, yesterday, tomorrow...Please vote everyday for a chance for our school to win a $30,000 playground upgrade!!
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Arlington Education Foundation Winter News
What's new with AEF? Our winter newsletter highlights these recent accomplishments:
- distributed the largest dollar amount for 'Innovations in Education' grants in AEF's history!
- broke the record for number of Fall STARS presented to Arlington teachers
- getting ready for our annual Trivia Bee on March 23rd – form a team and join us!
Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven
Margaret Moody of Galapagos Puppets
Saturday, February 8 at 2 pm
Arlington Center for the Arts theater
41 Foster Street, Arlington
Tickets $7; 3 for $20
More information: galapagospuppets.blogspot.com
The Chinese Monkey King delights in his new job in the Heavenly Peach Garden, snatching delicious, forbidden peaches. But when he finds out that he's been left out of the Peach Blossom banquet honoring the Year of the Horse, Monkey flies off to make mischief in the Heavens. Puppeteer Margaret Moody presents this lively episode of the Chinese epic “Journey to the West” with traditional Taiwanese hand puppets and choreography, which she studied with the I Wan Jan Traditional Hand Puppet Troupe in Taiwan.
Children are invited to stay after the show to decorate and dance with a New Year lion to welcome the Year of the Horse.
Important Upcoming Dates
Tuesday Feb 11 PTO MEETING 6:30pm
Thursday Feb 13 Hardy Winter Concert 9am Hardy Gym
Monday Feb 17 – Friday Feb 21 NO SCHOOL WINTER BREAK
Tuesday Feb 25 Early Release 1pm
Friday Feb 28 Family Game Night TBD
Safe Arrival – Please use this email address to notify the school by 8:30 am when your child will be late or absent, firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also call the school at 781.316.3780.
Message from the nurse:
Please remember to give the specific reason for your child's absence so the school nurse can identify particular illnesses that are spreading through the school. To receive updates and blogs on health, wellness and other related topics such as food recall Information, please go to the nurses page at www.hardyschool.com/nurse. Also, mandatory health forms for medication administration, allergy or asthma action plans and other health related documentation can be accessed through this site. I will try and keep you updated on all recent events and information that can impact health and wellness. Thank you!
Brought to you by your PTO President, Jenn Irvine
Hardy School, 52 Lake Street, Arlington, MA 02474