PTO Post Volume 5, Issue 3

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Volume 5, Issue 3

Excitement in the PTO

Our first “Official” PTO meeting of the 2013-2014 school year took place last Tuesday with by far the largest attendance in years!  During the meeting we discussed upcoming events, allocated money for new equipment, set up new committees and welcomed 9 kindergarten families to our team!  If you are interested in being a part of the team, but can’t make Tuesday nights, consider joining one of the following sub-committees!

Garden Committee            Cristiana de Carvalho
Another Chapter                 Margaret Muirhead
New family Welcome      Dana Michelsen
Spirit                                         Sarah Evans

Enjoy these beautiful Fall Days!
Jenn Irvine
PTO President

Ice Cream Social…Huge Success!

The Hardy School Ice Cream Social was a great success!  With temperatures in the 90’s, it was a perfect evening for cooling off with a dish of ice cream.  It was great to see so many families catching up with old friends and making some new friends as well.  A big thanks to all the parents, teachers, and students who volunteered.  An extra big thank you to Chilly Cow for providing us with such great ice cream and the Hardy Boys for rocking’ the playground!  What a great start to the school year! 
Kerry Irons, 5th Grade VP

What’s Happening at Hardy Library

Hot of the presses: Hardy Library is showcasing its brand-new website and blog. Ms. Muirhead and friends will be posting author spotlights, student book reviews, and information about special goings-on in the library. Bookmark the link here:

Also, if you happen to be wondering: What Is the MCBA and Why is Ms. Muirhead Always Talking About It, go here to find out more:

Margaret Muirhead, PTO member and Hardy Librarian

Upcoming Events

Picture Day – Friday September 20, 2013

Break out the Cosby sweaters and flatten down those cowlicks…it’s SCHOOL PICTURE time!!!  Our children will be photographed by Hayward Photography on Friday during school.  Please look for the order forms in your child’s backpacks TODAY!!  
We do need volunteers to help coordinate the flow of children.  
We need at least 9 adults from 8:15-11:00.  Please sign up below!  Click the link!!!

Garden Renewal/Planting Party – Saturday September 21, 10:30am-??

It’s that time of year when we all love to be in the garden, harvesting our veggies and splitting the perennials for next year.  Hardy garden needs your help to thrive again.  Saturday afternoon, we will begin rebuilding our beloved garden.  Please feel free to stop by and drop off any splits you may have, or purchase some fall plantings to enhance the beauty of our school’s front yard.  We need lots of hands and shovels!  Hope to see you there!  If you have any questions, or a pick up truck we could borrow or just want to be a part of the Garden Committee…
please contact Cristiana de Carvalho

Back to School Night – Wednesday September 25, 6-8

Come find out what goes on in your children’s classroom all day!  Meet the teachers and specialists who help shape the lives of our children.  While your there, stop by the PTO sign up stations to Get Involved in our upcoming events!  Just a reminder…this is an adults only evening.

Hardy’s 1st Annual Harvest Festival – Saturday October 5, 1-4

Mark your calendars for a day of pumpkin picking, painting and fun!  Watch for more details on how you can get involved in next weeks post!  Want to help out…contact
Jenn Irvine at

Important Information

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

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 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, Jennifer Irvine 
Hardy School, 52 Lake Street, Arlington, MA 02474