PTO Post Volume 5, Issue 4

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013  Volume 5, Issue 3

Back To School Night Is Here!

Come and find out where your child is influenced…and influences others…5 days a week!  Meet the teachers who get to enjoy the company of your children and help to shape their minds.  The format may be a little different, but the message is still the same, Hardy School has an amazing staff and they are very excited to meet with you and share their plans for the academic year!  Be sure to stop by the cafeteria and chat with PTO members about how to get involved!  We will have info boards about upcoming events and members who will be talking about their committees on Gardening, Spirit, New Family Liaisons and Another Chapter Book Program!  Stick around for an exciting talk from our new principal and myself to conclude the evening.  
Have a Great Evening!
Jenn Irvine

Rick Riordan to Visit Arlington
Ticket Deadline Friday 9/27!

Want to meet the man behind the myth? Author of the the beloved Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus will be coming to Arlington on October 8, 7 p.m. at the Ottoson Middle School. Go here to find out more–and go quickly, because the deadline for advanced tickets is Friday!


Hot off the presses…Hardy School 5th graders scored #1 in the state for ELA!  They scored #3 in Science and in the top 8% for math!  Hardy 3rd graders scored in the top 4% in ELA!  We are very proud of our students and teachers!  See what we can achieve!!!

A+ School Rewards
Welcome to the start of a new school year and a year of A+ School Rewards. Starting October 4, 2013 through March 20, 2014 Hardy School will have the opportunity to earn cash through Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program.
Log on to to register online using your Stop & Shop Card
Remember, even if you registered your card last year, you must re-register this year for our school to receive credit. Registration is easy makes a HUGE difference to our school. We need your support. Please be sure to register your card to benefit Hardy School using ID # 07542.  Also, don’t forget to encourage your friends and relatives to do the same.
From Andy Forbes, PTO Treasurer


Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday to begin to rebuild our beloved garden!  
Brett, Aimee, Zoe and Simon Miller
Julie Rosenberg and Niels, Clio and Eli Burger
Christiana de Carvalho
Jenn and Cate Irvine
Conna Kelleher
Thanks to the Birner-Murray Family for plant donations. 

Upcoming Events

Back to School Night– Wednesday Sept 25, 6-8pm
Come meet and greet your children’s teachers!  Please remember…this is an ADULTS ONLY event. Sorry, there will not be any babysitting available at this event.

1st Annual Harvest Festival – Saturday Oct 5, 1-4pm
Fall is finally here and everyone is itching to get those pumpkins!  Hold out until next weekend when we will transform our Hardy Front Yard into a marvelous pumpkin patch!  Help raise money for our enrichment programs by picking out some pumpkins and enjoying hot apple cider and donuts!  Look for the sign up sheet at Back To School night, in the cafeteria, to help make this event inaugural event a hit!

Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday September 25 Back to School Night 6:00-8:00pm
Tuesday October 2 PTO Meeting 6:30-8:00
Saturday October 5 Harvest Festival 1:00-4:00pm
Tuesday October 8 Early Release 1:00pm
Monday October 14 Columbus Day NO SCHOOL
Tuesday October 8-11 5th Grade Science Camp
Monday October 21-25 Book Fair
Tuesday October 22 Early Release 1:00pm

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

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