PTO Post – 9/6/2013

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Friday September 6, 2013
   Volume 5, Issue 2

Welcome and Welcome Back to Hardy School!

Can you believe we have made it through week one of school already!  I hope everyone’s summer was full of wonderful adventures and great family memories.  Our upcoming school year is sure to be a memorable one as well. The PTO has set the calendar of events for the year and we are looking forward to having many new faces join us in enriching the lives of our wonderful Hardy community thorough community building events like the Ice Cream Social and the Hardy Hoe Down!  These events take a lot of time and effort to put together so please look for emails and paper flyers asking for just a 1/2 hour of your time. 

There have been many changes put into motion for this new school year, including a new principal, many new faculty members, a new music teacher and a new nurse.  Our PTO structure has also changed to invite more families to become a part of their children’s experiences here at the Hardy School.  We now have 6 Vice Presidents, one for each grade level that will work closely with Room Parents and Teachers to sponsor one major event each year.  We are hoping that this new structure will offer families the opportunity to take part in activities with their children and other families in the same grades so that more meaningful and lasting relationships may form within the grade levels.  If you are interested in becoming a room parent, please speak to your child’s teacher and more information will be available during Back To School Night on September 25.

Our website is currently under construction, but all info about upcoming events will be posted monthly in the outdoor glass bulletin board located on the playground by 2nd and 3rd grade entrance by the gym.  

It has been wonderful to reconnect with old friends and meet so many wonderful new members of our Hardy community and I’m looking forward to meeting many more!

Enjoy your first weekend!
Jenn Irvine, PTO President

PTO Post Volume 5, Issue 2

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September PTO Meeting Tuesday, September 10 6:30-8:00
Hardy School Library

By Jenn Irvine

Come be a part of the magic!  Our first fall PTO meeting is the place to be next Tuesday night!  Not only will our new principal, Ms. DeFransisco be discussing her vision for the education of our children, but we will be making important decisions about how to rebuild our our beloved garden and raise funds to better enrich the Hardy community both academically and socially.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in the meeting.  To become a voting member, you need only attend 2 consecutive meetings or speak to an acting PTO member.  Can’t wait to see lots of new faces on Tuesday!  If you have any questions, please drop me a note,

Ice Cream Social Wednesday September 11 6-7:30
Hardy Playground

By Kerry Irons

Don’t miss the annual Hardy School Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, September 11th from 6:00 to 7:30.  We will be featuring Chilly Cow ice cream and yummy toppings for just $1.00 a cup.  We need lots of help to scooping, so please consider offering just 1/2 hour of your time to meet, greet and scoop at the social!  The sign up genius link is attached.  If you have any questions, you can find me at 
Hope to see you there!

Important Upcoming Dates
Monday September 9 1st Day of School Kindergarten
Tuesday September 10 PTO Meeting 6:30pm-8:00pm -Hardy Library
Wednesday September 11 Ice Cream Social 6:00pm-7:30pm -Hardy Playground
Friday September 20 Picture Day (During the school day)
Tuesday September 24 Early Release 1:00pm
Wednesday September 25 Back to School Night 6:00-8:00pm

Important Information

PTO meeting minutes – Missed the last PTO meeting? Or just curious about what goes on at these things?

Safe Arrival – Please use this email address to notify the school by 8:30 am when your child will be late or absent,
You may also call the school at 781.316.3780

Brought to you by your PTO President, Jennifer Irvine 
Hardy School, 52 Lake Street, Arlington, MA 02474