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“Bear Season” Spirit Days

Time to show that school spirit, Bears! Show off your favorite team or sport, favorite book character, and so much more good cheer with these fun dates during next week’s BEAR SEASON!

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Attraction Books Are Coming!!

The PTO is selling Attraction Books to raise funds that will go directly into our school to help us make a difference in the children’s lives.  In addition to community events, assemblies, teacher appreciation, after school programs and classroom donations, our Attraction Books fundraiser provides equipment and technology not funded by the county that help our children succeed.  The Attractions Dining and Value Guide has also been the premier way to save money sixteen years running.  Each edition contains hundreds of buy one, get one free coupons to the best places in Stafford/Fredericksburg (other locations available online).  Coupons are valid now through December 31, 2019.  The books are $25 each and make great holiday gifts.  There is a sample book in the front office with this year’s edition now including more merchants from North Stafford such as: SweetFrog, Zibibbo 73, Pancho Villa, McDonalds, Buffalo Wild Wings, Outback and so much more.  Order envelopes will be sent home soon and sales will be ongoing through October 15th.  Orders will be filled on October 8th and 15th. You can send a check to the school payable to MES PTO or pay online at attractionsbook.com/pay and use code AMONCURE.  Please note that all sample books should be returned to the school.  Contact Natasha Erickson at [email protected] with any questions.

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Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

Our Charleston Wrap fundraising packets are heading to your home this week!  This fundraiser will be running from September 12th through the 26th. Items will arrive in early November just in time for the holidays, so this is a great chance to start that Christmas shopping. Fund raised go directly into our school to help us make a difference in our children’s lives.  We use these funds to provide everything from community events, assemblies, and after school programs to equipment and technology as well!

How can you help? Share the catalog with your friends and family! Out-of-towners can shop too after you register your child online.  Your child will earn some fun prizes along the way!

Still have questions? Contact Natasha Erickson at [email protected] for assistance! Most importantly, thank you for your support!

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PTO One-Hour Pledge

We want this to be the best year yet at Moncure! We are asking busy parents to pledge just one hour a semester to help with just about anything.  More time is always appreciated too. The PTO is very excited to offer many new programs and events this year. We can’t provide all these without the help of the parents. Please join our Moncure Manpower Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/827213610778326/) to find out when we need help. We’ll post there when we need help at school and jobs you can help with from home.

Please consider volunteering with us this year. The PTO will have workdays in the PTO room every Wednesday from 9am-12pm. If you are able to come for an hour or two, please join us! We have plenty of room and lots to keep you busy. We’re looking forward to getting to know more of the Moncure kids and families this year!

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The Moncure Fall Clothing Sale Registration is Open!

Mark your calendars for our Fall Clothing Sale October 13th.  Registration is open now!  Get a head start entering your items.  If you have registered before for our online inventory system, sign into your account and click on “register for upcoming sale” to begin adding items to your inventory.  If you are new, you can sign-up for the upcoming sale.  Please go to the Moncure Clothing Sale website at http://moncurepto.digitalpto.com/clothing-sale-info.  Also check our Facebook page at Moncure Consignment Sale for updates and opportunities to win a spending voucher.

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.  Volunteer shifts will be posted on the Clothing Sale website on September 22nd at 10:00am.  Sign-up early to get the time slot and job you want.  We need your help for another successful sale!  We are continuing to allow our volunteers to bring their spouses and children to the Volunteer Pre-Sale on Friday, October 12th from 8pm until 10pm.  If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]gmail.com.

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Spirit Day at Sweet Frog

Mark your calendar now for our first Moncure Spirit Night! Join us at the Stafford Sweet Frog on Monday, September 17th! It’s happening all day long too! Make sure that your student remembers to put their name and classroom in the box. The class that has the most students come will get a special treat!!

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Bagels and Bye-Bye

After you drop off your children and they’re off exploring their new classrooms, please join us in the cafeteria for breakfast at 9:15am.  You will meet other Moncure parents and reconnect with friends after a long summer.  This is our first general meeting of the year and you can learn more about the PTO and our plans for the upcoming school year.  We know you are all very busy, so it’s a quick meeting.

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“Back-to-School” Night

Thursday, August 30th is “Back-to-School” Night!
4:45pm – Kindergarten students are asked to join us for classroom introductions and a tour of Moncure (ONLY Kindergarten teachers will be available at this time!)
5:30pm – Families with Last Names A-M
6:30pm – Families with Last Names N-Z

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2018/2019 Class Placement Notifications on ParentVUE

Class placements will be available on ParentVUE after 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 29th. ParentVUE is an account that will follow your student(s) throughout their time with Stafford County Public Schools. While we do not post grades on ParentVUE at the elementary level, as your child(ren) reach middle school and high school you will be able to access assignments and quarter grades. For those of you who have not already enrolled in ParentVUE, please look for an activation key with directions to arrive in the mail during the second week of August. Parents are only assigned ONE ParentVUE account that will display all of their enrolled children. If you previously used ParentVUE for an older sibling, you should already have an account. If so, please use your previous username and password. If you have any questions or misplaced your login information, please contact Anne E. Moncure Elementary for a new activation key. Finally, if you know of a student who has not registered for school, please help us spread the word. As a reminder… students missing required medical and/or registration information will not be assigned a teacher until all records are completed. Thanks for your understanding.

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Attention all Clothing Sale Consignors!

The consignment website is up and running for our Fall/Winter Sale on October 12th and 13th.  Please visit our consignment website to start entering your items now.  For more information about consigning with us, click here.

Ready to declutter your home and make some money in the process?  Sign up to be a consignor with our sale and you’ll be getting money back for your used items!

We have the largest consignor percentages in the Stafford area!

65% if you just sell
75 % if you sell and work a 2 hr shift
80% if you sell and then work 2  2-hr shifts (each flyer route & the clean-up shift will count as 1 2-hour shift)

Ready to get started?

Make an account with our consignment website and start entering your items within minutes.  Click here for our Pricing Guide.

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Come Volunteer at Field Day June 14th!

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Come volunteer your time at this year’s FIELD DAY Thursday, June 14th. Mrs. Barr and Mr. Baker, our awesome PE teachers, need help with field day this year. Please consider helping if you can spare a couple hours. They need help with set-up, clean-up, helping the kids at the different stations and ice pop donations. This is a great way to have a lot of fun and help your school. Click here to sign up.

This year Field Day has a GOLF theme and a fun surprise from Gauntlet Golf Course.  We are looking forward to a fun-filled day with our students, celebrating the end of the year!

 

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Spirit Sticks & Smencils for Sale June 4th-8th!

LAST CHANCE BEFORE SUMMER!!!

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We will be selling Smencils and Spirit Sticks from 8:30-9am in the front hallway June 4th-8th. We will have several smencil scents including favorites like Inside Out, Finding Dory, Princess, Avengers, 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 mystery Emoji packs, mystery food packs, Pokemon, Lego, PEEPS, sports, grade levels and many more.

Sign up to volunteer and help staff the sales table.
                  

   

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PTO BOARD NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2018-2019

The election to fill the PTO Board positions for the 2018-2019 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.  Any of the positions can be shared (except President), so talk to a friend and take one of the positions on together.  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 [email protected] with a nomination by May 16th 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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Teacher/Staff Appreciation Next 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! To sign up and help visit www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0549aead2ea2f85-staff.

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 [email protected] Thanks!

Monday:       Super Hero Teacher Picture

Tuesday:       Uplift Your Teacher with Flowers

Wednesday: Power Up Your Teacher with a Sweet Treat

Thursday:     Energize Your Teacher with a Snack

Friday:          Refuel Your Teacher with a Drink

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2018 Moncure Bear Fun Run


We are very excited about the 2018 Bear Fun Run on April 27th!! 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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Support Moncure’s Music Program!

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Moncure Clothing Sale Only 1 Week Away!!!

Friday, March 9th and
Saturday, March 10th

You price it.  You tag it.  We’ll sell it for you and mail you a check.  

Visit our Consignment site to turn your unwanted items into cash.

Why consign with us?
Consign for CashThe Moncure Elementary Clothing Sale has been a community tradition for over 36 years!  This is the longest running and largest children’s clothing sale in Stafford. All of the proceeds from the Clothing Sale go to benefit the students of Moncure Elementary School and any items not picked up will be donated to local charities. You can turn your unwanted items into cash & support a great cause.

We have worked hard to make consigning as easy as possible.  We’re Moms and Consignors too, so we’re constantly trying to improve our sale, while maintaining everything you love about us.  Our online system is easy to use and you have until Thursday, March 8th at noon to enter your items (you can print your tags anytime).

What makes us different?
  • We have a small ($.50) minimum, so you have more flexibility when you price your items.  You don’t have to try to find several pieces of clothing in the same size to justify a high minimum.
  • Although we have clothing racks if you want to hang your items, most of our clothes are laid out on tables.  If you don’t have the time (or energy) to hang everything, you don’t have to.Volunteer
  • If you volunteer for 2 shifts (4 hours) you’ll earn 80% of all your sales.  That’s the highest in the area.  You can also shop our Volunteer-Only Pre-Sale on Friday, March 9th from 8pm-10pm as long you work at least one shift.
  • After our Consignor pick-up on Saturday, March 10th from 11am-12pm, we sell everything that’s left at 50% off.  It offers you one last chance to make some money on your items before they’re donated.  Please take note that there is NO additional consignor pick-up period after the Discount Sale.
  • Many of our Consignors use our sale as an opportunity to pay it forward in our community.  Our sale enables the less fortunate in our area the opportunity to shop for quality clothing at an affordable price.  No child in Stafford should ever go without shoes or a coat!Interested in Volunteering?  Sign-up early to get the time slot and job you want.  We need your help for another successful sale!  Click here to learn more about volunteering at the sale.

Please visit our consignment website to start entering your items now.  For more information about consigning with us, click here.

Tell a FriendWe’d be thrilled and THANKFUL if you would tell your freinds about the Moncure Children’s Clothing Sale. Share the Sale with your family, friends, co-workers, church members, teachers, play group, moms clubs, athletic teams etc. Please help us spread the word about our sale!!!

Just want to get rid of your stuff?  As always, we accept donations leading up to the sale and *NEW* this sale you can also drop-off items at the school anytime during  the sale.  We welcome clothing, shoes, accessories, handbags, books, linens, and small household items (no furniture).  We have a partnership with Savers who pays non-profit organizations for their donated items, which means more money for Moncure.

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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 & sweet treat. Add a Valentine Smencil for an additional $1 (limited number available).

Orders & money must be received by Feb. 1st
and will be delivered on Feb. 14th
$1 each or send to your whole class & teacher for $25*
If you have any questions, message us or email us at [email protected]

Click here for a Valentine Gram order form.

 

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T-Shirt Design Contest

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Bear Wear on Sale Now!

Order at www.SpiritGearDirect.com/Shop (select Virginia and type Anne E. Moncure Elementary) by January 26th.