PTO Post Volume 5, Issue 16

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Thursday January 9, 2013

Happy New Year…Resolve to get Involved!

I hope everyone had a happy and mostly healthy winter break!  A new year is upon us and we have so much to do!  Our PTO Appeal has nearly reached it’s goal and our community has pulled together to support many families in need over the past few months.  Now it is time to bring our smaller community together for fun and education.  From Movie and Game Night to Literacy and Science Night, there are PLENTY of opportunities for EVERYONE to volunteer.  Stay tuned for your opportunity to…

1st Annual Hardy Family Movie Night
Sponcered by the 2nd Grade!
Our feature Presentation will be….
Monsters University   Rated G
Friday January 17 630pm-8ishpm
Hardy Gym…
Popcorn and drinks available for purchase!
Wear your Jammies and bring your sleeping bag to snuggle!
Still looking for that volunteer opportunity…go on…SIGN UP!!


Show your Hardy School Spirit and stay snuggly warm!  Lots of sweatshirts are available ASAP!  Jump over to the website and order yours today!

Show it Off Ally is HERE!!

Thanks to the generous time and effort of our fearless PTO treasure Andy Forbes and many other nameless heroes, each grade level will now have there own bulletin board in the cafeteria hallway!  These boards will be used to showcase the subjects and projects that each grade level is working on throughout the year.  Make sure to stop by AFTER school to check them out.  Please remember that the only parents who should be entering the building with their children in the mornings are kindergarden parents.  Much thanks and enjoy Show It Off Ally!

Support our Friends at the Pierce School

Our friends at the Pierce school came back to a bit of a mess after the holiday break.  Apparently the water lines froze and burst sending tons of water crashing through ceilings and classrooms.  But most unfortunate was that the school library was very damaged and they lost a good portion of books due to water damage.  In the spirit of community and literacy, the Hardy PTO is asking families to go through their own libraries and to bring any HARDBACK children’s books that you would like to donate, to our librarian Ms. Muirhead.  She will coordinate with the librarian at Pierce and we will help begin to rebuild their school library.  Thanks in advance for your generosity.

Playground Pride!

As you all know, our amazing Principal wrote a grant entitled, “Let the Children Play!” and has had it funded by AEF!  This is a great first step in the revitalization of our children’s play space.  Thanks Ms. DeFrancisco! Now, after many phone calls and inquiries, a safety assessment was finally conducted on our playground and determined, as we know, that it is in great need of repair.  These repairs will cost upwards of $10,000!  The evaluation even suggested that we should begin planning for a new play structure that would cost in the vicinity of $400,000!  Scary numbers!  As we begin the next planning process of our playground rejuvenation project, there are many programs out there giving away playground structures.  Please consider taking a few minutes each day to enter our school in the follow contest approved by Ms. D.

Important Upcoming Dates

Tuesday Jan 14          Early Release 1:00pm
Friday Jan 17             FREE MOVIE NIGHT 630-830pm  Monsters University ,Rated G,  Hardy Gym
                                        $1 popcorn/drink
Monday Jan 20        MLK Day No School
Tuesday Jan 28        Early Release 100pm
Wed       Jan 29          Shop Wilson Farms  All Day!  20% of sales goes to PTO

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