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Fall Festival Thank Yous!

On behalf of the Kindergarten classrooms, the PTO would like to give a sincere “Thank You” to the Stafford businesses below for their donations to Kindergarten’s Pizza Booth at Fall Festival! We appreciate your support, thank you! We would also like to thank the Garrisonville Chick-fil-A for donating the Chick-fil-A treat cards which were passed out to the first 100 children who attended Fall Festival, thank you! Fall Festival was a great success, and we are grateful for the Stafford business community’s support!

 
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Fun Run Success!

THANK YOU! Fun Run 2019 was a success, with the pledge period officially closing on November 22! Thank you to all of the Fun Run donors, volunteers, and of course, runners! Great job, Bears! Your efforts will help update classroom libraries and introduce new learning tools such as Legos and STEM materials schoolwide! Special thanks to the sponsors below for helping us realize our vision of providing a House shirt to every student at Moncure. Our students will continue to wear these shirts for House Meetings and House Celebrations all year long, and for next year’s Fun Run as well! A BIG thank you also to Mrs. Bradshaw for planning and organizing this fun fundraiser for our students! 💙  

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McDonald’s Spirit Night!

 

Join us at McDonald’s on Garrisonville Road for Spirit Night, this Thursday, November 21st, from 5-8pm!  The class with the most attendance wins a class party!  Fill out an attendance slip and drop it in the blue Spirit Night box to earn House points too!  See you there!

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Go WILD for Our Next Spirit Night!

Come to Buffalo Wild Wings in Stafford MarketPlace Wednesday, November 6th ALL DAY for our next Spirit Night! Show your flyer to your server or mention your purchase is supporting Anne Moncure Elementary PTO and we could earn 10% of the total bill!  Remember to put your attendance slip in the blue Spirit Night box for a chance to win a class party and to earn House points!  See you there!

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FUN RUN – DATE CHANGE!

Our 2019-2020 Fun Run is off and running and will be held at school on Friday, November 15th!  We have teamed up with “Get Movin’ ” to promote a healthy lifestyle for our students and community, and to raise money to fund classroom libraries and purchase STEM materials for the library, Makers Space, and classrooms.  Our total school goal is $15,000.00, and we need 100% student registration please!  Each student who registers will receive a FREE House shirt!  Other rewards students can earn include a sticky splat toy, a spirit ducky, lunch with the teacher, pizza lunch with the principal, a class party, and more!  We are encouraging each student to raise $50.00 to help us reach our goal.  Visit www.getmovinfundhub.com to register your student.  It’s free, easy, and fast! Our school identifier is listed on Fun Run flyers that went home with students recently, please email us if you did not receive one.   Then, you can email and/or text your fundraising webpage to family and friends and share on your social media pages as well, super easy! The final donation due date is November 22, 2019.  Cash and check donations should be made out to Anne Moncure PTO and turned in to the front office at school.  We are also asking for volunteers to help the day run smoothly.  Look for a Sign Up email in your inbox, message us at [email protected], or check out our Facebook page, “Moncure Elementary PTO” to see how you can volunteer.  If you are a business and would like to be featured on our House shirts, please contact Jolynn at the above email address to coordinate the details of your sponsorship, thank you! Please help us make Fun Run 2019 a fun and successful event for our students!  Thank you! Go Bears!

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Earn Cash For Our School!

Earn cash for our school, just by doing your regular shopping you already do! Moncure is a Box Tops for Education participating school, all you need is your smartphone!  You can still clip unexpired Box Tops from packages or use the new mobile app!  There are three simple steps:

1. Buy Box Tops products – Box Tops are on hundreds of products throughout your store

2. Scan Your Receipt – Use the Box Tops mobile app to snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase

3. Earn Cash for our School – Box Tops earnings are identified and automatically updated

 

You can learn more about the Box Tops app at BTFE.com.  Additionally, while traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, you may continue to find them on many products throughout the store as packages transition to the new Box Tops labels.  You can still clip these and send them to school. Please make sure each clip has a valid expiration date. Our first submission date for this year is Friday, October 25.  Our next collection deadline will be February 21st, though you can send clipped Box Tops to school any time.

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Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night!

Join your Bear Nation for a night of school spirit and dinner at our Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night on Thursday, October 24th, from 5-8pm at 25 Dunn Drive, Stafford.  Moncure earns 10% back on all purchases, no flyer necessary.  Remember to fill out your attendance slip for a chance to win your class a prize and to earn House points!

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October Staff Appreciation Lunch

“No Tricks, All Treats!”

Let’s “Treat” our staff this month with a Dessert Bar and Drinks on Wednesday, October 9th! Please take a look at the sign up below and see how you can help!

All donations need to be dropped off to the front office by 10am the morning of October 9th. Please make sure your item is in a disposable pan or your name is clearly labeled to be picked up in the front office that afternoon.  If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Thank you for supporting our Teachers and Staff at Moncure Elementary!

www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0549aead2ea2f85-octobers

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Chipotle Spirit Night!

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Anne E. Moncure PTO. Come in to the Chipotle at 100 Prosperpity Lane Suite 101 in Stafford on Tuesday, October 8th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in the flyer that was sent home with your child or show it on your smartphone to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Anne E. Moncure PTO.

 

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Fall Fundraiser! Discount Cards to Use at Local Businesses!

Help us support our students and staff with our Discount Card Fundraiser!  Cards are $15 each, can be used EVERY DAY through September 20 of NEXT YEAR, and include discounts and deals at Jersey Mike’s, Applebee’s, Kaz Automotive, Firehouse Subs, Wendy’s, Chili’s, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Outback, Papa John’s, and IHOP! Your family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers will all want one!  (Adults, please accompany your students when selling in your neighborhood.)  These cards make great gifts too!  Students recently brought home neon green order forms like the one pictured here. Orders are being taken now, and cards will be delivered to students when orders and payments are received. Please email us at [email protected] to request additional order forms. Thank you for your support!

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Consignment Sale Volunteer Shifts Open Today!

 

Volunteer shifts for the Fall Consignment Sale open TODAY, September 7th, at 10am on the consignment website!  Be sure to sign up early to get your favorite slot! A 2-hour shift(s) earns you entrance to the volunteers-only pre-sale Friday night (October 4) AND 75-80% back on your sold items – money back in your pocket! Shifts include flyer distribution, cashiers, unloading sellers’ inventory, keeping sale areas organized and tidy, and more.  The consignment sale is a long-standing tradition at Moncure Elementary benefitting our students and staff, our consignors and volunteers, and the community, and we need a lot of “hands” to make this sale run smoothly and be successful. We also offer service credit hours to middle- and high-school students and Scouts, please contact us at [email protected] to sign up your student or with any questions.  Thank you for your support! See you October 4th!

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September Teacher Appreciation Lunch

 

2,4,6,8, Who Do We Appreciate?

Every month, we like to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them with a special luncheon.  This month we are cheering on our teachers to a championship year with a winning lunch on Wednesday, September 11th!  Wings!  Nachos!  Pizza Rolls!  More!  If you could help out, we’d greatly appreciate it! All donations need to be dropped off to the front office by 10am on September 11th.  Please make sure your item(s) are in a disposable container or your name is clearly labeled for pick up from the front office that afternoon (after 2pm).  If you are bringing a crockpot, please use a liner. Please visit www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0549aead2ea2f85-september5 or email us at [email protected] to see what is still needed and how you can help.  Thank you!

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Sweet Frog Spirit Night!

Please join us and your fellow Bears for a SWEET Spirit Night at Sweet Frog on Friday, September 6th, from 4pm – 10pm!  Watch for a flyer to come home with your student(s) this week, and simply bring this flyer with you to Sweet Frog that night or tell your cashier your purchase is for Moncure Elementary School.  Sweet Frog will give 25% of the sales generated at this event back to Moncure!  Don’t forget to put your student’s attendance slip in the Spirit Night box for a chance to win a class party too!  We can’t wait to see how YOU Sweet Frog!  Sweet Frog is located at 315 Garrisonville Road, Suite 101.

(Note: For this event, Sweet Frog is unable to accommodate usage of other discounts in conjunction with the Spirit Night Program, thank you for understanding.)

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Celebrate at CiCi’s!

 

We hope everyone has had a great first week back to school! Come celebrate the start of school at our first Spirit Night of the year at CiCi’s this Wednesday, August 21, 5PM – 8PM! Moncure earns 12% on purchases, though you MUST PUT YOUR RECEIPT IN THE BUCKET please. Take Out included! Adults are $5.99 and drinks $1.99. Kids 10 & under are $4.19, and kids 3 and under eat for free, though ALL kids’ drinks are $1.09.  There will also be attendance slips for students to fill out and drop in the Spirit Night box.  The class with the most attendance will win a party for the class! CiCi’s is located at 50 Dunn Drive, Suite 123.  See you there! **BE SURE TO PUT YOUR RECEIPT IN THE BUCKET**
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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

Hello Moncure Bears and families! Summer is quickly winding down, and we are excited to welcome you back to school! The PTO Board has already been hard at work planning fun and exciting programs and events for this year!  Our mission is to support the staff and students of Moncure Elementary by seeing that your children have the tools they need to help them succeed in and out of the classroom.  Some of the events we have planned include a Fun Run, performances by Virginia Repertory Theatre, our annual Fall and Spring 2nd Helping Consignment sales, a visit by author Daryl Cobb, teacher appreciation lunches, Family Bingo Night & Silent Auction, and much more!  We also contribute to your children’s school experience through Box Tops collection, after school programs, Adopt-A-Classroom, and fundraising.
                                                      
We want this to be a fantastic year, though we can’t do it without your help! Membership in the PTO is automatic, simply by having a student enrolled in Moncure Elementary, and there are no dues.  What helps make the programs, assemblies, fundraisers, and family events that we offer possible, however, is your TIME.  We know you are busy, (we’re busy parents too), yet we are hoping you can pledge just one hour (more is always welcome!) each semester to support Moncure’s students and staff.  Please consider volunteering with us this year.  You can request to join our volunteer email list by emailing us at [email protected] and/or join the “Moncure Manpower” Facebook page to find out what/when volunteer opportunities are available.  We’ll post there when we need help at school, as well as opportunities to help from home.  Be sure to also “like” the “Moncure Elementary PTO” Facebook page for additional information and updates shared throughout the year.
                                                                                                    
2019-2020 Moncure PTO Board:
Lisa Rulapaugh, President
Jolynn Bradshaw, VP Fundraising
Amanda Neal, Secretary
Amber Ullah, Volunteer Coordinator
Jessica Tipple and Erin Alexander-Flores, Staff Liaisons
Current vacant positions include Appreciations, Legislative Liaison, Adopt-a-Classroom, After School Programs Coordinator, and more. Not sure you can manage a position on your own?  These positions can be co-chaired, so bring along a friend to join you!  Please contact us at the above email address to learn more.
Upcoming Important Dates:
August 8th: Open House – Be sure to stop by the PTO table to buy your 2019-2020 Bear Wear (cash or credit card) and learn more about what we have planned for this year.
August 12th: First Day of School
August 12th: PTO Parents Breakfast – 9:00 am
August 30th: No School, Labor Day Break
September 2nd: No School, Labor Day Break
September 7th:  Moncure’s Fall Children’s 2nd Helping Consignment Sale Volunteer Shifts open at 10 am
September 18th: Early Dismissal
October 5th: Children’s 2nd Helping Consignment Sale
More to come!
We’re looking forward to getting to know you this year!  Here’s to a great year, Bears! 
Sincerely,
Lisa Rulapaugh, 2019-2020 PTO President
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PTO BOARD POSITIONS ARE OPEN FOR 2019-2020!

We need help to keep our PTO rolling along and doing great things! Elections to fill the PTO Board positions for the 2019-2020 school year are 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!

OPEN PTO Board of Director positions are as follows:

  • VP – Fundraising
  • VP – Programs
  • Treasurer
  • Communications Chair
  • Appreciations Chair
  • Legislative Liaison

If you are interested in serving on the Board, please email us at [email protected]  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 several committee positions available – email us for more information! Can’t wait to make it another great year for our Bears!

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Spirit Day at Sweet Frog

Please join us at the Stafford Sweet Frog on Thursday, June 6th 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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Moncure Field Day: Volunteers Needed

The sign-up genius for Field Day is posted! This is always one of the most fun days of the school year. Volunteers are requested for help with set-up, stations, or clean-up.  There is also the option to donate ice pops if you are unable to help on the day of the event.  THANKS SO MUCH! You help make this work! PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER NO SIBLINGS OR CHILDREN UNDER 18 who do not attend Moncure may come or volunteer on this day.

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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 Thursday, May 23rd for Moncure Spirit Night! 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! Wear your Bear Wear to Aquia McDonalds Spirit Night and show that Moncure spirit!

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Jersey Mike’s Spirit Night

Please join us at Jersey Mike’s on Wednesday, May 8th for Moncure Spirit Night…all day long! Come in any time that day and tell them at the register that you are there for Moncure. Don’t forget to 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!