PTO President Post – Vol. 9 / Issue 8

            <div class="paragraph"><font color="#515151" size="2"><font>Hello everyone!</font><br />I hope you are all enjoying the mild winter. Getting kids to school is so much easier without piles of snow everywhere. Please read the post carefully as we have some important events coming up for our school.<br /><br />Thanks to all your contributions to the Alternative Fundraiser, the PTO has ALREADY funded 3 mini-grants to Mr. Ham (ukuleles), Mrs. Muirhead (book series) and the Kindergarten classes (sand tables). We already have a couple more grants due to come in for review. Way to go, teachers, for improving your classroom and/or curricula!  Lets keep the positive momentum going!<br /><br /><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=G525JJ8DEHRUL" target="_blank">Help Hardy Now!! Alternative Fundraiser Donate Here</a><br /><br /><font>Movie night was a success. Thank you, Bonnie Walsh and all the parents who helped her. The kids appeared to have a lot of fun. Hardy t-shirts for field trips and field day as well as Hardy sweatshirts will be available again for purchase at the Talent Show.</font><br /><br /><font>Thank you to Tara Ahmed for the wonderful assemblies that she did for the entire school. Tara is a dancer trained in classic Indian dance. She explained to the children where the dance came from, showed them pictures of different Indian gods and goddesses, told the children stories, and danced. The children even got to dance with her. Please thank Tara for her amazing gift to our school and ask your children about this assembly if you already haven't. Check out the pictures at then end of the post too.</font><br /><br /><font>The Talent Show is around the corner, next Friday February 10th at 6:30 p.m. It is not too late to have your child(ren) share their talent with their peers. It is sure to be lots of fun. There might be some celebrity appearances... So sign up <a href="http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4fafa82aa0ff2-thehardy" target="_blank">here</a>  and please join us for a fun evening on the 10th. </font><br /><br /><font>The Silent Auction takes place March 4th at 7 p.m. At the Sons of Italy. Please join us for this adult only event. Not only will we be raising funds to get overhead technology for the classrooms, but it's a great way to get to know other parents better. We are also hoping to have teachers attend. So please visit the  <a href="https://hardyschoolsilentauction.com/" target="_blank">website</a>, buy <a href="http://www.hardyschool.com/" target="_blank">tickets</a>   and if you can help, please do so  <a href="http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4eaeaf2fabfa7-hardy1" target="_blank">here</a>.</font><br /><br /><font>Lastly, check out the community news. We would love to have an amazing representation of Hardy at the Cause &amp; Event run.</font><br /><br /><font>Hope to see you at the Talent Show,</font><br /><br /><font>C<font>é</font>drine Bell</font><br /><br /><font><span><span>Tuesday Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.</span></span>    PTO meeting in the library. All are welcome.</font><br /><font><span><span>Friday Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.</span></span>      Talent Show at the Arlington Town Hall! </font><br /><font><span><span>Saturday March 4, 7p.m.</span></span>       Silent Auction at the Sons of Italy!</font><br /><font><span><span>Tuesday March 7, 6:30 p.m.</span></span>   </font><font>PTO meeting in the library. All are welcome.</font><br /><br /><br /><font><u><strong>Community Events</strong></u></font><br /><font><strong>Silent Auction</strong></font><br /><font><strong>Join us for a fun parents night out at the Hardy Silent Auction on March 4!</strong></font><br /><font>Let’s raise money for our school while we enjoy food, drinks, music, a 50/50 raffle, a wine pull and lots of unique items to bid on including:</font><br /><font><strong>Special Hardy Teacher Experiences</strong></font><br /><font><strong>Unique Local Business Items</strong></font><br /><font><strong>Sports Memorabilia  </strong></font><font><strong>&amp;Summer Camps!</strong></font><br /><font><em><strong>All proceeds will go towards funding overhead classroom technology.</strong></em></font><br /><br /><font>Visit our <a href="https://hardyschoolsilentauction.com/" target="_blank">website</a> for auction item sneak peeks, event details and to purchase tickets.</font><br /><font>You can also receive updates through our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HardySchoolArlingtonSilentAuction/" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</font><br /><br /><font><strong>Hardy Students in Play</strong></font><br /><font>Aladdin Jr Performances coming soon!  <span><span>February  3-5th</span></span> at Belmont Town Hall.</font><br /><font>Don't miss talented <em>Hardy</em><span><span> </span></span>students in an upcoming musical production of Aladdin Jr, a fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince! All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film - Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more - are here in a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides.</font><br /><font>Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice,</font><em><font>Disney’s Aladdin Jr.</font></em><font> is a beautiful show with a powerful message: that the nature of one's soul is more important than physical or material appearances.</font><br /><font>Performances are <span><span>February 3-5</span></span> at Belmont Town Hall Auditorium. You can purchase tickets <a href="http://menotomymusicaltheater.com/" target="_blank">on line</a>.</font><br /><font><strong>Cause&amp; Event Run</strong></font><br /><br /><font><font>Hurry up and register for the Cause &amp; Event Run. You can be both part of the Hardy Team as well as make Hardy School the recipient part of the registration fee. The race is on <span><span>Sunday May 21</span></span></font><font>st</font><font> at <span><span>8 a.m.</span></span>   <a href="http://www.causeandeventraceseries.com/boston-race/" target="_blank">Register now</a>. Go Hardy runners!</font></font></font></div>  <div>
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