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Jan Brett Visits Moncure

Did your child tell you about the exciting assembly they attended on Friday?!?!  Or maybe they brought home a signed book sticker by Jan Brett in their backpack.  The PTO sponsored this year’s author visit – Jan Brett!!  She wrote and illustrated the children’s books Mossy, The Mitten, Gingerbread Christmas and many more.  Here are a few pictures from the day!  Thank you parents for all of your support of the PTO.  Fundraising allows us to sponsor great events like this each year at Moncure.

    

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Spirit Night at Chipotle this Wednesday!

Join us on Wednesday, May 17th from 2pm-9pm at Chipotle.  Bring this flyer or show it on your phone for Moncure to earn credit.  We will have a box where you can write down your child’s name and teacher when you arrive.  The class with the most participation will win the last class party of the year!  
Thank you for your support!

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PTO BOARD NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2017-2018

The election to fill the PTO Board positions for the 2017-2018 school year is quickly approaching!  Please consider joining the team and support our school.  Make a real difference for our students and staff by making Moncure the best school it can be.  We are looking for volunteers who have a positive attitude and are dedicated and dependable.  Use your skills for a noble cause…your child’s education!

PTO Board of Director positions:

  • President
  • VP – Fundraising
  • VP – Programs
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Treasurer
  • Communications Chair
  • Secretary
  • Appreciations Chair
  • Legislative Liaison

If you are interested in serving on the Board, please email us at anne.e.moncurepto@gmail.com with a nomination by May 11th or send in the nomination form to the school.  We encourage parents of incoming Kindergarteners to volunteer!  If you are interested in being involved but can’t commit to a Board position, we also have committee positions available – email us for more information!

Click here for a nomination form.

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Hollywood Family Dance

Feel like a star on the red carpet!

Mark your calendars for our Moncure Family Dance coming up May 12th from 6:30pm until 8:00pm.  This is a low-cost fun event for all our Moncure families.  There will be a DJ, Raffle baskets, photo booth, drinks and desserts.

Tickets are $3 per person or $10 per family. A family pass includes a raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets $1 each. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

We need homemade/store-bought treats and help the night of the event. Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0549aead2ea2f85-family to sign-up.

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FUN RUN GOAL REACHED!!!

We hit our goal of $20,000!!!  We can now reveal the special surprise we’ve been hinting at during the Bear Run.  We have purchased two soccer goals and will have a station at field day called Score on the principal.  The students will be able to enjoy the goals for many years and we will take them with us to the New Moncure.  We are so proud of the teachers, staff and kids for running that day and fundraising $20,000 for Moncure!

 

 

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Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week!

At Moncure we use this week to appreciate our entire STAFF (classroom teachers, paras, specialists, custodians, cafeteria workers, office staff, nurse, etc).  We are well aware that it is only with the help of everyone that we can make Moncure work, so Please say “Thanks” to all those folks that make Moncure so special!

If you did not receive a My favorite things survey from your teacher or would like the survey for a specialist, para or admin, please email us at Anne.e.moncurePTO@gmail.com Thanks!

Monday:       Blossom – Bring in a Flower for your Teacher.

Tuesday:       Letter – Write your Teacher a Thank You Note.

Wednesday: One Snack – Bring your Teacher a Favorite Snack.

Thursday:     Office Supplies – Bring a school supply for the classroom.

Friday:         Mixed Fruit – Bring a piece of fruit for your Teacher.

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Last Chance for Yoga Registration!

Attention parents!! Our K-2 Thursday session of yoga is now full, HOWEVER, our 3rd-5th grade session on Mondays still has room! In fact, we are opening it up to interested K-2 grades as well, just know they will be with mostly 3rd-5th graders. If you are interested, the first session starts on Monday, May 1st. Please print this flyer and send to school asap. You can send in a payment of $35 by cash or check (payable to Moncure PTO) or pay online at paypal.me/moncurepto.  There are only about 10 slots left. Thanks!!

Click here for the After School Yoga Registration form.

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Thank you for another successful Clothing Sale!

Wow! What a sale! Thanks to everyone that come out to volunteer, consign and shop! We appreciate you spending some of your weekend with us and hope you found some awesome deals! Mark your calendars for our Fall 2017 sale on October 13th and 14th!

For consignors: we just wanted to give you some insight into the numbers you’re seeing on your consignor homepage: if you sold items during the discount period, your total sales WILL NOT be correct. This is because everything that is sold during the discount period shows up on your end as being sold for full price. Don’t worry, though! We have the correct sales totals on our side! You will be able to see those totals in the sales breakdown that is included with your check. Please don’t rely on the numbers you see on your homepage to indicate what your check will look like. We know this is an on-going problem and hope to figure out a solution soon. Thanks for understanding!  If you’d like to see a report of your sold and unsold items, login to our consignment website.  If you need a donation receipt for your unsold items that you did not pick-up, Donation Receipt.

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Spring Clothing Sale Consignor Drop-off & Pre-Sale Day

It’s the Spring Clothing Sale Drop off day and Volunteer Presale!?!?! WHO is excited?!?!?! Drop off is at Moncure Elementary between 5pm and 7pm today. Please feel free to unload your items onto the sidewalk on the side of the school and then park. Check in at the consignor table at the side entrance otherwise your items won’t scan at the register. First time seller? No problem! We have volunteers and a map to help direct you where you need to go in the school and volunteers to help bring large items into the cafeteria. See y’all soon!!

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Deadline to Enter Items Extended!

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Breathe…You have 2 extra days to enter your items for the Clothing Sale this weekend.  All items must be entered by Thursday, March 30th at noon on our consignment website.  Remember you need to have everything entered by noon, but you can print your tags at anytime before the sale.  Consignor drop-off is on Friday from 5pm until 7pm.  Make sure you check-in when you drop your items off.

If you are a volunteer, you can shop the pre-sale this Friday from 8pm until 10pm.  We will also earn 75% (an extra 10%) on everything you sell.  Volunteer for one more 2-hour shift and earn 80% back!!!  We are allowing our volunteers to bring their spouses and children to the Volunteer Pre-Sale.

*This is a new policy that we are implementing on a trial basis so please don’t abuse it by bringing your BFF or other non-family members.*

 

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Fun Run Volunteers Needed!

This year the Moncure PTO is hosting their second Annual Fun Run on Friday, March 24th!!  We are very excited and hope you are too! How is this different from Boosterthon? We get 100% of all cash and check donations and 85% of online donations versus 50% that Boosterthon gives!!! That is fantastic!! We want as much money to stay IN our school as we can so we can reach our goal of $20,000. The PTO is raising funds to purchase Chromebooks so that every classroom has 5 Chromebooks. As you may know, we have added several new classrooms this year and we would love for those classrooms to each have Chromebooks as well. We also pay for three amazing assemblies each year, the DARE program, Student of the month awards, STEM lab projects, special requests/needs from grade levels and Teacher Conference meals and Appreciation.

To make this fun and healthy fundraiser a success, it requires volunteers to help us out. We have several volunteer options. We have 1.5 hour volunteer time slots throughout the day. Each grade level is running together during their 45 minute specials time. Because of this, your shift may be in the middle of two grade level’s specials, just before they start or right after starting so please arrive on time to make the transition smooth. Please consider signing up for longer/multiple shifts if your schedule allows. We greatly appreciate your time and support to make Moncure the best it can be this year! Click here to volunteer!

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2017 Moncure Bear Fun Run

We are very excited about the 2017 Bear Fun Run on March 24th!! Go to thegetmovincrew.com to register your child and earn a free homework pass. You can share the pledge link with friends and family and track your child’s pledge goals! The first class in each grade that reaches the their goal receives $100 for their classroom. Students can earn fun incentives like a Moncure student designed Fun Run t-shirt, a bear paw shoe token, exclusive Fun Run spirit stick, lunch with their teacher and a pizza party with the Principals. Our goal this year is $20,000! Help us reach our goal and support Moncure!

This is our biggest and most important fundraiser of the year.  Please keep in mind our school keeps 100% of all donations made with check or cash and 85% of donations made online.

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Clothing Sale Volunteer Shifts Open Saturday at 10am!

Only six weeks until our Spring Clothing Sale on March 31st and April 1st!!

Want to shop the pre-sale?  We need volunteers!  We appreciate our volunteers, so they get to shop a day early and earn an extra 10-15% on their sales.  Not bad for a quick 2-hour shift.  Sign-up early to get the time-slot and job you want.  Sign up for a volunteer shift at http://www.mysalemanager.net/wrk_start.aspx?partnercode=MONC.  We need your help for another successful sale!

new-policyHave you been hesitant to volunteer because you’ve wanted to bring your children to the pre-sale, so they can help you shop for them?  We are continuing this policy for our Spring sale.   We are allowing our volunteers to bring their spouses and children to the Volunteer Pre-Sale on Friday, March 31st from 8pm until 10pm.

*This is a new policy that we are continuing to implementing on a trial basis so please don’t abuse it by bringing your BFF or other non-family members.*

Click here for more information about the Clothing Sale.

If you have any questions, please email us at anne.e.moncurepto@gmail.com

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Send Your Valentine a Spirit Stick!

 Parents and family members can send them to children and the kids can send them to friends, teachers and favorite staff members.

Valentine Gram includes a Spirit Stick, carabineer clip & dum dum. Add a Valentine Smencil for an additional $1 (limited number available).

Orders & money must be received by Feb. 10th
and will be delivered on Feb. 14th
$1 each or send to your whole class & teacher for $25*
Valentine Grams have been a HIT!! So much so that we have SOLD OUT of both Valentine Spirit Sticks AND Valentine Smencils for the whole classroom!! We CAN however still fulfill your whole classroom orders through Friday with either Frozen, Avengers, Trolls, Inside Out or Finding Dory Smencils OR with Pokemon, Minecraft, comic book or animal Spirit Sticks. If you are turning in your form tomorrow or Friday, please specify your choice.  Thanks!!!  Valentine Grams will be delivered on Tuesday morning!  If you have any questions, message us or email us at wendyMoncurePTO@gmail.com

Click here for a Valentine Gram order form.

 

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Spirit Sticks & Smencils for Sale Next Week!

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We will be selling Smencils and Spirit Sticks from 8:30-9am in the front hallway February 6th-10th. We will have several smencil scents including favorites like Inside Out, Finding Dory, Descendants, Frozen, Princess, and Avengers. We’re also introducing new Smencils: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Disney Trolls and Sports.

We’re also selling Spirit Sticks for $1. They clip to children’s backpacks and we will have Pokemon, emoji, I love my school, sports, grade levels and many more.  We sold out of our Minecraft characters last time, so we have NEW Minecraft characters for sale.

Sign up to volunteer and help staff the sales table.

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After School Yoga Registration Open!

The Moncure PTO is proud to offer Kidding Around Yoga to our students as a part of our after school programs. Classes for grades K-2 are on Wednesdays for 6 weeks starting on January 11th. Classes for grades 3-5 will be held on Thursdays for 6 weeks starting January 12th. Classes will run from 4-5pm. Students need to bring a yoga mat or beach towel. You can register and pay below.

Fill out my online form.

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Barnes & Noble Family Holiday Bookfair

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On Sunday, December 11th, we have the perfect opportunity to get your holiday shopping done and spend a fun day out with the family by shopping our Barnes and Noble Bookfair!  We have a fun-filled afternoon planned to keep the kids occupied while you shop!  There will be several guest readers and our reading specialists will be on hand to help you find just the right book.  Come support our Moncure Chorus at 2:45 as they get you into the spirit with a selection of holiday classics. Explore all the wonderful gifts Barnes & Noble has to offer while doing the Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt.  Sylvan will also be there with some super fun coding and robotic activities.  Save yourself some time this holiday season and let our volunteers gift-wrap your purchases for you.  SANTA will make a special appearance at 3:30 to meet and take photos. Invite your family and friends!

Stop by the café and enjoy a Moncure Bear Frappuccino created especially for this event.  You can even pick up a whole Cheesecake Factory cheesecake from the café to support our school.  Prefect for the holidays!

If you can’t make it on the 11th, no worries!  Our Barnes and Noble Bookfair will run from December 11th through the 16th.  Moncure will earn a percentage of all purchases (except gift cards and memberships) in the store AND café.  Want to shop online?  Visit BN.com and enter our Bookfair Event ID Number (11984119) at the bottom of the payment page.

We need volunteers to make this event successful.  We’re looking for parents, grandparents and high school volunteers to help us out for just an hour.  Please click here to sign-up.

Click here for a 25% off coupon to use on Sunday.

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It’s Been a Seuss-tastic Week for our Teachers and Staff

The PTO has busy this week showing the teachers and staff at Moncure just how much our families appreciate them with a Seusstastical celebration.  Our kids have been bringing their teachers special treats all week and the PTO has had a special surprise planned everyday

On Monday the PTO set up a Hop on Pop Gourmet Popcorn Bar.  Tpopcorn barhere were so many choices, everyone was able to find one, two or eight flavors the love.snack dayhat doors

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Tuesday the teachers and staff got a nice snack from PTO and their students. The classroom doors looked great filled
with Cat in the Hats and sweet notes from students.

We had our Dr. Seuss Lunch Wednesday and we had such a GREAT turnout of treats to eat! From Roast Beast sliders to Poodle Noodles, Grinch Salad to Cat in the Hat Fruit
seuss lunch 1Kabobs, Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cherry Drops to the Lorax cookies….it was quite Whoville Feast! The teachers were also given their giftbag today that had a Dr. Seuss bookmark, Truffula tree pen, notepad and ‘bookworms’ to go along with the great many books the students brought in for their classrooms.

The teachers and staff were able to satisfy their sweet tooth with specially wrapped chocolate bars from the PTO and their favorite treats from their students.

Our week ended with a special thank you gift to all the teachers and staff and the students brought in their teacher’s seuss choc barfavorite drink.

We have such a wonderful staff here at Moncure and it is great to be able to appreciate them for all that they do! The PTO ♥’s our Moncure teachers and staff!

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BINGO and Silent Auction a Huge Success!

WOW! What a fun night at BINGO last night!!! It was a HUGE success! How do we know? Mr. Machi himself was pulling tables into the hallway for the overflow of BINGO players. We converted our card sales table and half our concessions table to playing tables too! We estimate about 400 attendees, which doubled last year’s attendance. Big shout out to all our local businesses and sponsors that donated items for our amazing auction baskets! We brought in over $4,000 last night! Our goal of 5 Chromebooks in every Classrooms has officially been reached! The PTO can’t thank our parents and volunteers enough for making this night such a success. We hope everyone had a great time and can’t wait until next year!

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Moncure Spring Clothing Sale

See you Saturday, February 27th!

The Moncure Clothing Sale is the oldest and largest gently used sale in Stafford, where you can find everything you need from baby to teen.  You will find strollers, highchairs, clothes, shoes, toys, DVDs, electronics, kids bedding, books, accessories, furniture and much more.  The Clothing Sale proceeds go to benefit the students of Moncure Elementary.

Clean out your closets and make some money!  Become a consignor and sell your items.  We have the highest consignor percentages in the Stafford/Fredericksburg area!!!

Our volunteer shifts will be posted Saturday, January 23rd at 10:00 am.  You only need to work a short 2 hour shift and you’ll get to shop a day early.  If you’re a consignor and a volunteer, you earn even more money back, an extra 10-15%!  

Snow Date: Saturday, March 5th

Here’s how the sale times will look on February 27th:
7am-11am – regular sale
11am-12pm – Consignor pickup for items that you don’t want to be discounted
12pm-12:30pm – closed
12:30pm-2pm – discount sale period (ALL items 50% off)
2pm – all items not sold will be donated (no additional pickup period)

Click here to learn more