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Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A

Please join us at Chick-fil-A on December 12th for Moncure Spirit Night! Come between 5:00-8:00pm and 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!! See you there!

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Holiday Smencils & Spirit Sticks Sale is Next Week!

Smencils and Spirit Sticks are back! We will be selling these hugely popular scented pencils and pens every day from December 10th through the 14th. We have Smencils ($1), Neon Smens ($1), Tri-color Smens ($2) and your favorite Spirit Sticks ($1) in the Front Hall from 8:30-9:00 am. Christmas, Princesses, Trolls, Cars, Tsums Tsums, Sports, Spider Man, Frozen, and Mystery Smencils are just some of the varities we will have available. There will be awesome holiday spirit sticks, emoji mystery packs, animals, sports, and more (includes a carabiner clip to hang on your child’s backpack)!

If you need to order some in secret or to arrange a time to meet with us, please email [email protected]. All proceeds from the Smencil and Spirit Stick sales will go back into Moncure to support critical programs at our school, so stock up!

Send your student in with a few dollars to grab their favorite before they’re gone!

We would also love your help selling both next week from 8:30-9am in the front hallway December 10th-14th. A Sign-up Genius will be coming soon, or email us at [email protected] if you are interested in helping. And thanks for your amazing support of our school and students!

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Spirit Night at Aquia McDonalds

Mark your calendar now for our upcoming Moncure Spirit Night! Join the families, teachers and students of Moncure Elementary at the Aquia McDonalds on November 29th for Moncure Spirit Night from 5:00 to 8:00pm! 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!! And also enter your name in our drawing to win Free Happy Meals for a YEAR! See you there!

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Stafford’s Mistletoe Market at Moncure

Calling all small business vendors! Moncure Elementary is hosting Stafford’s Mistletoe Market coming up on December 8th! All family-friendly vendors, crafters and businesses are welcome. Spots are all INDOORS and cost $35 for an approximately 10 x 10 sized space. All vendor fees go to support the Moncure PTO. We do limit to only one direct sale vendor per type (but will take 3-5 LuLaRoe vendors). Email [email protected] for additional info and application. No spot is guaranteed until payment is received. Can’t wait to see you there!

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Smencils & Spirit Sticks Sale is Next Week!

The “world’s only gourmet scented pencils” are coming to Moncure Elementary next week! Did you know Smencils are made from 100% recycled newspapers? Did you know that the scents are guaranteed to last two years? And most importantly, did you know that our students love their Smencils?

Plus!… this is our students chance to grab their favorite Spirit Sticks and show their favorite things and their awesome school spirit!

Send your student in with a few dollars to grab their favorite before they’re gone!

We would also love your help selling both next week from 8:30-9am in the front hallway October 22nd-26th. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0549aead2ea2f85-october3, or email us at [email protected] if you are interested in helping. And thanks for your amazing support of our school and students!

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Fall Festival is Fun for the Whole Family!

Fall Festival is a favorite night at Moncure Elementary! Join us for a low-cost, family-friendly event open to the public. Grade levels & specialists will be sponsoring games and/or food booths, with their proceeds going directly back to the classrooms. Families love checking out the various vendors as well!

And Moncure Elementary is looking for more vendors! Do you own a business or know someone who does? Pampered Chef? Color Street? Scentsy? Thirty One? Woodworking/Crafting? Lipsense? Essential Oils? Something else? Moncure’s annual Fall Festival is coming up November 2nd, and we would love for you to join us! Email Lisa at [email protected] with “Fall Festival Vendor Inquiry” in the subject line for an application and details.

Volunteers are also needed for setup/cleanup, running the games, Cakewalk (dessert) donations and selling tickets. If you are interested in signing up, go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0549aead2ea2f85-fall5.

Thank you in advance for supporting our students and our community!

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Stafford’s Fall Vendor & Craft Fair at Moncure!

Did you know that over 50 local small businesses are about to make your holiday shopping a snap this year? Or they are ready to treat you to that perfect item you’ve been hoping for! There will be a little something for everyone on your list. Come out and join us for this outdoor event held at Moncure on Saturday, October 2nd from 10:00am-2:00pm! We can’t wait to see you there!

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Spirit Day at Buffalo Wild Wings

Mark your calendar now for our upcoming Moncure Spirit Night! Join us at the Stafford Marketplace Buffalo Wild Wings on October 17th for Moncure Spirit Night! It’s happening all day! 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!! See you there!

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It’s Bear Wear Season at Moncure!

In the next days, forms are coming home with fun new Bear Wear options to get your child ready for all their upcoming “Bear Seasons”! Not only are there new styles in shirts and hoodies, but we also have a fantastic cinch sak, magnets, sticks and more! We have some of the shirts available now in limited sizes. Orders are due October 19th.

Click here to visit our Moncure Spirit Store to purchase a Moncure cinch pack, magnet, decal or sticker.

To order Bear Wear, go to schoolteamstores.com, then click on “Custom Store” and scroll down to Anne E. Moncure. Then just shop away at all the great items available this year!

If you have an idea or suggestion about Bear Wear, please contact us at [email protected].

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Moncure Book Bistro Night

Join us this Thursday, October 4th from 5:30-7:30 for Moncure’s Book Bistro! Our Book Bistro Night will be in the place of Open House this year! There will be a Creepy Cafe, Once Upon a Time Cafe, Poetry Pizzeria, Nonfiction Nibbles, book raffle prizes, a Hot Dog Cafe, and more! Classrooms will have various fun literacy activities, and hot dogs will be available in the cafe. We can’t wait to see you!

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Moncure Fall Clothing Sale

Consignor HomepageCome join us at the Fall Clothing Sale October 13th. The proceeds from the Clothing Sale go to benefit the students of Moncure Elementary School.  You will find everything you need to outfit your kids for fall and winter and look through our large selection of Halloween costumes, DVDs, books, games, toys and more.  We also have everything you need for baby including clothing, cribs, strollers, linens and baby equipment.  Want to save even more money?  Come shop at 12:30pm and EVERYTHING IS 50% OFF!  If you want to help, but can’t be there at the sale, we accept donations!!  We will have a box in the office to drop-off your donation no later than October 11th.  Thank you!  We couldn’t succeed without your support.

Here’s how the sale times will look on October 13th:

7:00am-11:00am – regular sale

11:00am-12:00pm – consignor pickup for those items that you don’t want to be discounted or donated

12:00pm-12:30pm – closed

12:30pm-2:00pm – discount sale period EVERYTHING IS 50% OFF

2:00pm – all items not sold will be donated (no additional pickup period)

Want to shop the pre-sale?  We need volunteers!  We appreciate our volunteers, so they get to shop a day early and earn and extra 10-15% on their sales.  Not bad for a quick 2-hour shift.  Volunteer shifts have been posted on the Clothing Sale website.  Sign-up early to get the time slot and job you want.  Find more information, including how to sign up, go to our website at http://moncurepto.digitalpto.com/clothing-sale-info/.  We need your help for another successful sale!

Have 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?  Volunteers can bring their spouses and children to the Volunteer Pre-Sale on Friday, October 12th from 8:00pm until 10:00pm.  *But, please do not bring friends or other non-family members.*

We will continue to have the DISCOUNT PERIOD that was very successful in the Spring sale.  It’s an opportunity for you to still make money on the items that don’t sell during our regular sale hours.  All items during the discount sale period will be 50% off.  What this means for Consignors:  If you do not want your items discounted, you MUST pick them up between 11:00am and 12:00pm. There will not be an additional pickup period after the discount sale period. All items left on the sales floor at 12:00pm will automatically be included in the discount sale and will be donated if not sold.

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Calling All Volunteers… Clothing Sale Meeting is on Sept. 25th!

Hello parents! We are so close to our Fall Clothing sale! October 13th the doors will open at 7am. We need many volunteers to make this event a success. If you haven’t yet looked into how you can be involved,  please consider joining our Clothing Sale Team at our planning meeting Tuesday, September 25th at 4:15pm to start finalizing all the tasks that need to be done before the sale weekend as well as the sale itself. In the meantime be sure to go and like our FB page Moncure Consignment Sale to get all the information on how to consign and volunteer. Thanks!

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Have you met Buddy the Box Tops Bear?

As we jump into another school year, it’s time to stuff Buddy the Box Tops Bear!  The kids can actually “feed” Box Tops to Buddy! Make sure to send your Box Tops in so that we can reach our goal of $2019!  The next deadline this year is in February, but you can bring them in anytime. If you have any questions, please contact our Box Tops coordinator, Melissa Rivera, at [email protected]

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Calling all Volunteers!

Want to shop the Clothing 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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“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!!