PTO Post Volume 5   Issue 6

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Book Fair Book Fair Book Fair
This year’s October Book Fair is almost here! 
We need you!!!  The fair will be held in the school library
Monday, October 21, through Friday, October 25.
We need a lot of volunteers, so please join the effort! Go to our online sign-up to see the complete book fair schedule and find out how you can help:
Each class visits the fair during its scheduled library time, and children will be able to choose a book to purchase. We will also offer extended hours for parents to shop at the fair on Monday, Oct 21, from 1:30-3 pm and Tuesday, Oct 23, from 11am-12 pm. In addition, the fair will be open during our special event with Sage Stossel, local author-illustrator of On the Loose in Boston, on Wednesday, Oct 23 6-7:30 pm.
Contact the event’s organizers, Mary Kowalczuk at or Margaret Muirhead at with any questions about the fair.
Save the Date: An Evening with Local Author-Illustrator Sage Stossel

Sage Stossel, local author and illustrator of On the Loose in Boston, On the Loose in Washington, D.C., and the upcoming graphic novel, Starling, will visit Hardy School during the October Book Fair on Wednesday, October 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how a book is created, see Sage doodle, and then have her sign your very own copy of her book. If you’d like to learn more about Sage, check out this link:

The book fair will be open that evening for shopping—however, we ask that you do not leave children unattended at any time.

And the winner is…
Piper Guiney!  She guessed that our giant pumpkin weighed 185lbs at the Harvest Fest and she was exactly right!  Congratulations Piper!  Well Done!  The festival was a great success thanks to so many AMAZING volunteers!  Many familiar faces and even more new faces were a part of the event which brought families together on a beautiful autumn day.  My favorite comment of the day, “We came to get a pumpkin and ended up meeting some new friends and playing on the playground for 2 hours!”  That is what it’s all about!  We sure raised lots of fun (and money) Saturday afternoon!  Thanks everyone…I can’t wait until next year!


As of 10/7/2013, Hardy Annual Appeal has already raised over $7,580! Thank You! Keep it coming my friends!  We are working on adding some enrichment programs for winter and spring and hopefully putting a little love into our neglected playground.  
A gift of any amount is welcome and appreciated. Donate on-line at

Box Tops Update & Raffle

Hardy families have already raised over $500 for our school. Thank You! BoxTops help us pay for field trips, enrichment programs, playground maintenance and more. Our fall submission deadline is coming up. Submit your BoxTops as soon as possible! Put them in a plastic baggie or stick them on a collection sheet. Leave them in the BoxTops Mailbox (next to the school nurse’s office) by Monday, Oct 21st. Be sure to list your child’s name and classroom teacher for a chance to win free movie passes to the Capitol Theatre!

Important Upcoming Dates
Tuesday October 8-11 5th Grade Science Camp
Monday October 14 Columbus Day NO SCHOOL
Monday October 21-25 Book Fair All Day in school
Tuesday October 22 Early Release 1:00pm
Wednesday October 23 Author Night at the Book Fair 6-7:30pm
Friday November 1 No School
Tuesday November 5 Election Day
PTO Meeting 6:30-8:00pm

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

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!