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Holiday Staff Luncheon

Calling All Bakers and Cooks!!!

We are hosting a Holiday Themed Appreciation Lunch for all the staff at Moncure on Wednesday, December 7th.  We are looking for volunteers to bake/buy any type of holiday items. This is a full Holiday Feast so we would love for you to share any special dishes you really enjoy during the Holiday Season. Our goal is to have a good assortment of all items not just desserts so Teachers and Staff can enjoy a full lunch. Please drop off holiday treats in the front office by 10am.  Make sure food items are in a disposable pan or your name is clearly marked on your dish.  If you have any questions please email Melynda Moran at Anne.e.moncurepto@gmail.com.  Thank you for your support!.

Click here to sign-up.

 

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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.

 

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LEGO After School Program Registration

Moncure Elementary is happy to host Sylvan with the LEGO WeDo 2.0 program! If your child took the program offered earlier in the fall, he/she can sign up for the second half of the same class. If you child was not able to sign up the first time, we are offering a repeat of the 101 classes so your child can experience the amazing STEM education taught through LEGO.

Robot Factory 101 and Investigation Lab 201 will be held on these Thursdays: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15 and 1/5.

Robot Factory 102 and Investigation Lab 202 will be held on these Wednesdays: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 and 1/4.

Please fill out the form below and submit payment through this link. If you have any questions, please email us at anne.e.moncurepto@gmail.com

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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 Spring 2017 sale on April 1st!

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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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
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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)

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We Came Close to Meeting Our Fun Run Goal!

We are very excited and hope you are too!  We almost reached our goal of $20,000. We received 100% of all cash and check donations and 85% of online donations!!!  The PTO is raising funds to purchase 50 more Chromebooks so that every classroom has 5 Chromebooks.  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.  Every student received a FREE t-shirt to wear during the Run and enjoyed a snowcone after.  

We had several kids reach their $150 goal, so they can have Pizza with the Principal.  Click here to see all the fun we have in store for our Moncure kids.

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Register for the Fun Run this Weekend to get a FREE HOMEWORK PASS!

We are very excited about the 2015 Bear Fun Run on October 16th!! Go to thegetmovincrew.com to register your child this weekend and earn a free homework pass. You can share the pledge link with friends and family and track your child’s pledge goals! Each class that reaches the their goal receives a silly string party. The first class in each grade level that reaches the goal wins $100 for their teacher to use for a fabulous classroom project. 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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Meet Buddy our New Boxtops Bear

As we get ready to jump into another school year, we have a NEW Buddy the Boxtops Bear! Thanks to our amazing art teacher, Heather Brooks, who made a Buddy that the kids can actually “feed” boxtops to! Make sure to send your boxtops in so that we can reach our goal of $2016!  The deadlines this year are October 20th and February 16th.

If you have any questions, please contact our boxtops coordinator, Jessie Johnson, at jessiedemg@gmail.com.

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Bagels and Bye Bye

Please join us September 8th at 9:15AM on the first day back at school.  After you drop off your children and they’re off exploring their new classrooms, please join us for breakfast in the Cafeteria. 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.

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Bear Wear Spirit Store Now Open!

Get ready by ordering your Bear Wear spirit wear now! We have an awesome new vendor and now have online ordering! If you order by the end of the month, your order will be available to pick up on back-to-school night!

Please visit www.moncure.staffordmedia.com to place your order.

 

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National Night Out

Tuesday, August 4rd is National Night Out Against Crime. On this special night, neighborhoods across America are encouraged to come out of their homes, join with their neighbors and local police and take a stand against crime. This is a FREE event. The Moncure PTO will have a table set up, please stop by and say hello. We’ll have some treats and fun activities for the kids, samples of our new Bear Wear and information about Back to School Night.

 

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Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week!

At Moncure we use this week to appreciate our entire STAFF (classroom teachers, paras, specialist, 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!

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BINGO Night and our first Silent Auction was a huge success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our BINGO Night/Silent Auction.  We had a great turnout and even had to order extra pizza!  One lucky winner ended the night by winning the “golden ticket” to have lunch with our Principal, Mr. Machi.  A huge thank you to Mr. Machi and Ms. Norton for calling the BINGO numbers.  They did an amazing job!

We also sold every auction item and raised over $800.  We’re looking forward to continuing this new tradition next year.

Please support the business who generously donated our BINGO prizes and Silent Auction items.  Support them as they have supported our school!  Find out more about contacting these businesses here.

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Volunteer for the PTO Board!

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Please think about volunteering for the PTO Board for next year!  Nomination forms have been sent home and the election is on May 1st.  Please email Ann.e.moncurePTO@gmail.com with any questions. You can make a real difference at Moncure.  Talk to your friends!  Get involved!

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Moncure Wins Free Sweet Frog!

Congrats Bears!!!  We won the School Appreciation Week contest with Sweet Frog!  Our school had the most entries during their Facebook campaign.  All Moncure students, teachers and employees get a free 12oz cup up to $5 on March 30th from 4-8:30 pm.  Bring your signed flyer, report card or school ID.  Yippee!!

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Help us reach our spring fundraising goal!

We had a great time duct taping our Principal and Assistant Principal to the wall!! We brought in almost $3,400 of our $7,000 goal. Help us get closer to our goal by donating! 100% of all donations go straight to the PTO. Every $250 gets us a new Chromebook for a Moncure classroom. Thank you for your support!!

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Welcome to Our New Website!

We’ve been doing a lot of work to make our PTO website user-friendly and to easily provide you with the information you need.  You can look at our calendar to see PTO-sponsored, school-sponsored and district-wide events, pay for events online and find out more about what our PTO offers.  Take a look around and let us know if you have any questions!

Our website is still under construction so check back regularly for more information!