PTO President Post – Vol. 9 / Issue 3 

            <div class="paragraph" style="text-align:left;"><font size="1"><span>Good morning!</span><br /><br /><span>I hope that everyone has gotten to enjoy these beautiful Fall days. Again, our Harvest Fest was an amazing success bringing in $1300. Thank you, Moya Charig for organizing this event and Joe Marshall for lending us all the tents. Thank you to everyone who was there to help out on the day of the event, unloading the pumpkins and organizing them under the pouring rain, helping sell pumpkins, donuts and cider and then cleaning up.</span><br /><br /><span>Also, thank you Alex Bilsky and all who helped him with the Walk or Bike To School event. It is so nice to recognize most of our school kids who walk back and forth almost every day no matter what the weather.</span><br /><br /><span>The Hardy Book Fair is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for the week of November 14th. We will need help setting up on Thursday, November 10th  right before the end of the school day. Please sign up  <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>   to help out and look for the flyer coming home in backpacks this week. The evening event will be on Wednesday, November 16th and the book fair will wrap up at the end of the school day Thursday November 17th. Profits from the book fair go back directly to the library allowing our school librarian to buy new books. The library does not receive any money from the town or the state for the library.</span><br /><br /><span>Lastly, I hope that everyone noticed the flyer regarding the PTO’s alternative fundraiser in your child’s backpack. If not, do not fear. Visit the  <a href="" target="_blank">Hardy website</a>  for the information. As we approach the holiday season, remember to visit the Hardy website to click through the Amazon button before you pay for your Amazon purchases. Your cart will follow you and Hardy will receive about 3% back from your total. Another easy way to support your child’s school.</span><br /><br /><span>Have a wonderful day,</span><br /><span>Cédrine Bell, PTO President</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>Tuesday Nov. 1st 6:30-8 p.m.<span>  </span>PTO meeting. All are welcome.</span><br /><br /><span>Thursday Nov. 10th 1:40-3 p.m. Book Fair set up</span><br /><br /><span>Mon. Nov. 14th-Thurs. Nov. 17th Book Fair. Check flyer or website for hours and special events.</span><br /><br /><span>Tuesday Dec. 6th 6:30-8 p.m.<span>  </span>PTO meeting. All are welcome.</span><br /><br /><span>Thursday Dec. 8th 6-7 p.m. Gate Lighting.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><strong><u><span>Community News</span></u></strong><br /><br /><strong><span>Arlington Children’s Theatre</span></strong><br /><span>2016 Short Play Festival this weekend! Go check the children this weekend</span><br /><span>Arlington Masonic Temple</span><br /><span>Friday October 21st, 7 pm</span><br /><span>Saturday October 22nd, 2 pm</span><br /><span>Sunday October 23rd, 2 pm</span><br /><strong><span> </span></strong><br /><strong><span>Halloween Candy Buy Back Courtesy of Arlington Orthodontics</span></strong><br /><span>Halloween is approaching and we are excited to announce that we will be having another <strong>Halloween Candy Buy Back Event</strong> to benefit <strong>Arlington Elementary School PTOs</strong> and our <strong>troops serving abroad</strong>!</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>It was great having Hardy participate last year!  We sent over 800 lbs of candy to our troops and raised over $1500 for Arlington Elementary School PTOs!</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>Please see this year’s event details below:</span><br /><span>Children will be invited to drop off their leftover Halloween Candy at our office November 4th and 5th.</span><br /><span>We will give the child or parent $2 / lb (max $10).  We will then make a matching donation to the child’s school PTO.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><em><span>Be on the lookout for the flyer coming home closer to Halloween.</span></em><br /><span> </span></font></div>