PTO President Post – Vol. 9 / Issue  5

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Hello everyone!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The food drive conducted at our school for local families was a success. Please see Katie Garrett’s note about it in the community announcements. Thank you, Katie, for organizing it and thank you all for donating food and gift cards.

I also wanted to thank the book fair committee, Sarah Boulet, Sarah Weintraub and Holly Rossi, for a successful event. The book fair brought in over $2000 of profit, some of which was used to buy new books on the spot by our librarian, Margaret Muirhead. Thank you to all who helped out during the days of the book fair and for the evening event.

This Wednesday November 30th, we invite you all to shop at Helena’s (397 Mass Ave, Arlington) to benefit the PTO. Helena’s has also organized a private shopping party from 7-9 p.m. Please make sure to print the attached flyer to present it at the time of purchase; a digital copy is also valid.

Next up are our holiday themed events. For the next ten days, you will find a giving wall with little tags hanging in the lobby of the school. Your family is invited to take a tag and bring back the unwrapped gift with the tag attached to it. If it is a larger gift, please feel free to have a group of families buy it together. Please let your children know that tags are to be chosen under parental supervision.

On Thursday December 8th at 6 p.m., we will have our Hardy gate lighting event. Come join us in front of the school to make decorations for the gate and drink some hot cocoa. At some point, our principal will plug in the lights to beautify our school grounds.

Lastly, our next  PTO meeting is on Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome!

Looking forward to seeing you around at the various holiday events,

Cedrine Bell, PTO President

Wed. Nov. 30th All day shopping at Helena’s; Hardy private party 7-9 p.m.

Tues. Dec. 6th 11:15 a.m. Dismissal!

Tues. Dec. 6th 6:30-8 p.m. PTO meeting in the library.

Thurs. Dec. 8th Gifts with tags attached to them are due!

Thurs. Dec. 8th 6-7 p.m. Hardy Gate lighting

Tues. Dec. 13th 11:15 a.m. Dismissal!

Fri. Dec. 16th 6p.m. Arlington Children’s Chorus and Elementary Chamber Orchestra Concert at Town Hall

Community Events

Hardy Food Drive
On behalf of the Board of Youth Services, thank you for your generosity with the food drive!!! Almost 200 families received food and gift cards according to family size. Collectively, the Arlington schools raised more than $4,500 in gift cards. Whole Foods-Arlington and Medford stores, Arlington Eats, and St. John’s Episcopal Church also generously donated gift cards.Food Link and the Boston Area Gleaners provided fresh produce, fresh bread, desserts and flowers. With the support of the Arlington Food Pantry, 150 dozen eggs were distributed this year.

Thank You Hardy Community!