PTO President Post – Vol. 8 / Issue 05

            <div class="paragraph" style="text-align:left;"><font color="#2a2a2a">Hello everyone!<br /><br />As we enter this festive season, I wanted to thank everyone who took one a star or two from our gift giving winter scene. <span>If you have yet to do so, please return your gift ASAP</span> so that our organizer, Amy Reese (<span><a target="_blank" href="mailto:reesepowers@gmail.com">reesepowers@gmail.com</a></span>), can deliver it to the intended organization. For the month of December, we have a gate lighting ceremony coming up as well as some early releases coinciding with parent-teacher conferences. <br /><br />Here are some dates to keep in mind:<br />Tuesday, Dec. 8th 11:15 a.m. Early Release<br />Thursday, Dec 10th 5:30 p.m.   <span>Gate Lighting Ceremony</span>. Come make snowflakes and drink hot cocoa.<br />Monday, Dec. 14th Hour of code at school<br />Tuesday, Dec. 15th 11:15 a.m. Early Release<br />Thursday, Dec. 24th-Sunday, Jan. 3rd Holiday Break!<br /><br />Notes from some our members:<br /><br /><strong><u><span>Last Call for Hardy T-shirts</span></u></strong><br /><span>If you have not returned your child's Hardy t-shirt order form (attached), please do so this week. We are putting together the order to the printer and don't want to leave anyone out. Thanks.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>Please contact Michael Leen (<a target="_blank" href="mailto:mjleen@gmail.com">mjleen@gmail.com</a> ) or Victoria Arthur (<a target="_blank" href="mailto:tomvictoria@gmail.com">tomvictoria@gmail.com</a> ) if you have any questions. </span><span>­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ </span><br /><span> </span><br /><strong><u><span>Arlington Food Drive</span></u></strong><br /><span>On behalf of the Board of Youth Services and the Arlington Food Pantry, thank you for your generosity with the food drive!!! Collectively, the Arlington schools raised more than $6,000 in gift cards. Over 150 families received food and gift cards according to family size. Some Hardy families even helped organize and sort food at the pantry on Saturday before Thanksgiving. </span>Thank You Hardy Community!<br /><span>You and your children can read how you helped make the holidays a little nicer for our neighbors in this Arlington Advocate article.<a target="_blank" href="http://arlington.wickedlocal.com/article/20151125/NEWS/151127002?template=printart"><span>http://arlington.wickedlocal.com/article/20151125/NEWS/151127002?template=printart</span></a></span><br /><span> </span><br />Please do not forget your children on the two super early releases and I hope to see you all at the gate lighting ceremony on Thursday.<br /> <br />Cedrine Bell (PTO President)</font></div>