PTO President Post – Vol. 8 / Issue 04

            <div class="paragraph" style="text-align:left;">Hello everyone!<br /><br />I hope that you all had a wonderful Halloween and took advantage of the Halloween Candy Buy Back program if you were overwhelmed with candy. Also, please turn in your <span>UNICEF boxes</span> if you haven’t done so.<br /><br />We are still in need of a  <span>3rd  grade VP</span>. Please contact me if you have any interest. We have board members ready to help you out. Your role would be to be the liaison between the room parents and the PTO.<br /><br />Thank you to all room parents who have been attending the PTO meetings. And please remember that ALL PARENTS are welcome to PTO meetings.<br /><br />Now that we are looking forward to Thanksgiving, I would like to invite you to contribute to the <span>food drive</span>taking place at our school to benefit local families. Please read through the information below.<br /><br /><span> </span>Also, happening next week will be our very own  <span>Hardy School Book Fair</span>! Please help out in any way that you can (as a volunteer, as a baker for our Starbooks Café, …); this is a great way to make new friends.  <a target="_blank" href="http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44a8a823a1fd0-hardy">Sign up!</a><br /><br />Lastly, we would like feedback about the new vendor we used for school pictures. Please follow the link below and fill out the mini-survey. The survey is on the upper left hand corner on the main page of the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hardyschool.com/pto.html">Hardy PTO website</a>.<br /><br />Below is a brief calendar of what’s happening in the next few weeks.<br />Wed. Nov. 13th NO SCHOOL. Veteran’s Day.<br />Thurs. Nov. 12th 4-6 p.m. Set up for Book Fair<br />Mon. Nov. 16th-Fri. Nov. 20th <span>HARDY SCHOOL BOOK FAIR</span>!<br />Tues. Nov. 17th 1-2 p.m. <span>Book Fair After School hour</span><br />Thurs. Nov. 19th 6-8 p.m. <span>Hardy Starbooks Café</span><br />Thurs. Nov. 19th Last Day for food drop off for Food Drive<br />Thurs. Nov. 19th Picture Make-Up Day<br />Fri. Nov. 20th 8:15-9 a.m. <span>Parent shopping hour</span><br />Mon. Nov. 23rd 6-8 p.m. AEF Fundraiser at Flora’s (Hardy has benefitted from generous grants from AEF)<br />Wed. Nov. 25th Noon Release for Thanksgiving<br /><br /><strong>Thanksgiving Food Drive for Arlington Families</strong><br /><font size="2">Hardy School students will be joining the Board of Youth Services in their Annual Food Drive at Thanksgiving time, to provide Thanksgiving food and food staples to Arlington families who may need community support this year.<br /><br />Students are asked to bring in food items and/or gift cards to allow families to purchase Thanksgiving items at local supermarkets. The food and gift cards will be collected and distributed according to family size. This year the Board of Youth Services is collaborating with the Arlington Food Pantry, Food Link Inc. and Arlington Eats to provide food that best suits the needs of the community. Fresh food donations are welcome and encouraged!<br /><br />All food items should be dropped off in the main lobby of school in the boxes provided. Please put Gift Cards to Stop and Shop, Whole Foods or Market Basket in an envelope and give to the school secretary in the main office. Gift Cards allow families to buy a turkey or other foods that are part of their family’s traditions.<br /><br />Please see the attached flyer for fresh food suggestions (drop off November 18th or 19th) and non-perishable suggestions.<br /><br /> *** Please check for outdated food – outdated food cannot be given away***<br /><br /><u><span>All donated items must be received by Thursday, November 19, 2015.</span></u></font><br /><br /><font size="2">Thank you for your generosity!</font><br /> <br /><strong>Arlington Education Foundation's </strong><br /><strong><span>Annual Fall Celebration</span></strong><br />Monday, November 23rd from 6-8pm at Flora<br /> <br />Come and raise your glass as we celebrate 25 years dedicated to enhancing education on the Arlington Public Schools. <br />Learn about our new projects and programs.<br /> <br /><strong><span>Suggested</span></strong> Donation: $100 per person, $150 per couple<br />Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar<br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.arlingtoneducationfoundationma.org/wp/annual-fall-event">RSVP at AEF website<br />​</a><br />Enjoy the last of the beautiful Fall weather,<br />Cedrine Bell (PTO President)</div>