PTO Post Volume 5, Issue 23

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A Note From The Prez…

As I pulled into my driveway this morning, I noticed the bright green buds of our beloved daffodils poking through the frozen dirt of our flower box.  SPRING!  Could it be?  Is it really time to see new life and the beauty of change all around! YES!!!  Hardy has been through a Spring of it’s own this year.  New principal, new teachers and staff, new ideas, the Three C’s and tons of new events!  Here is a short photo recap of what we have done and a preview of what is yet to come!

What a blast this year has been!  But wait…you’ve missed out on some of the fun…you feel like you need to get more involved…here is a list of events yet to come!  Send me a note and I’ll connect you with the coordinator!

Jump/Walk-a-thon     May      Marci Shapiro 
Literacy Night              May       Margaret Muirhead
Field Day                       June       Victoria Arthur 
Colonial Day                 June       3rd Grade Team
Hardy Family BBQ    June      Need a coordinator

Arlington Author Event: Come Hear Eoin Colfer at Ottoson!
Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, will visit Ottoson Middle School on Monday, April 7 at 4 p.m. The event is open to the Arlington community—however, to attend, you must pre-order a signed copy of Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian (appropriate for grades 4-6) or WARP: The Reluctant Assassin (which is more appropriate for grades 7-10). The pre-order admits one adult and one student. Pre-orders are due by Friday, March 31 at OMS, with checks payable to Ottoson Middle School.

Seeking Science Lovers…No more…
Unfortunately, we have had very little interest from the community surrounding this event.  So it is with regret that we will be postponing this event until next year.

Community Happenings
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Hardy Alum on WGBH This Saturday
Watch Arlington High on High School Quiz Show this Saturday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. on WGBH Channel 2. The Arlington team includes Hardy alum Jack Libresco. Go Arlington!

Important Upcoming Dates

Tues April 1 PTO MEETING 630-8
Hardy Library
Tues April 8 Early Release 100

Fri April 18-Friday April 25   Spring Break No School

Fri May 2 Walk A Thon 215-400
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