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Author Kevin O’Mally Comes to Moncure!

We are so excited to have Kevin O’Malley visiting our students on Thursday, April 4th for three assemblies! He has a wild sense of humor that shines in his books and presentations. Originally trained as an illustrator, Kevin made his authorial debut in 1992 with Froggy Went A-Courting, based on a well-known folk ballad (a form that provides much of his inspiration). Kevin said that when he first heard the song, he didn’t know what the term “carding” meant. In his mind it conjured up a card game, so that’s the spin he put on the story. Froggy is a notorious gangster gambler, and Miss Mousie, his bride-to-be, an owner of a posh gambling nightclub. Needless to say, madcap action ensues.

Since then Kevin has continued to express himself in his books. His works have included tales of a rhinoceros losing his homework, a jewel theft, and a quest to ride a roller coaster. His latest books range from nonfiction to raucous humor, with everything in between. He has always loved drawing and shares his enthusiasm for the medium with his talks with kids in schools. Kevin lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his artist wife and two sons.

Make sure to ask your student about his fun presentation!

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Family Bingo Night

Back by popular demand is our Moncure PTO’s BINGO Night on March 22nd!  Our doors will open to all at 6:30pm.  Forms will come home to preorder a pizza and four drinks (cost of $10) or slices only will be available for purchase at the event.  BINGO will be a low-cost fun, family-friendly event with an awesome list of fun prizes to snag including family prizes like a Cavalier Family Skate Party ($150 value), Fun Land gift cards, Sky Zone gift cards, Chuck E. Cheese pass/pizza/and more, or Family Fun Night In featuring Pizza Hut just to name a few. Or you can grab an individual lunch with Mr. Machi from McDonalds or class prizes including a Dunkin Donuts Party or Pizza Class Party.  All proceeds go to our current Moncure PTO fundraising drive towards resources and programs for our Moncure kids and community.

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Spirit Night at FunLand

Mark your calendar to join us for a fun family night at FunLand! March 20th is Moncure Spirit Night beginning at 3:00pm until 9:00pm! Make sure that your student takes a moment 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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Lats Chance to Help Moncure Win a FREE Bench with TREX!

I’m sure you’ve seen our bag collection at both the school and the Aquia Harbour Business Office. We’re almost at the end, community recyclers! Please continue to collect and donate your plastic materials for Trex up until Wednesday, April 10th at our school and Friday, April 19th at the Aquia Harbour Business Office. With your help, we’ve got this competition among our fellow Stafford schools “in the bag”! Remember to collect grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning bags, ice bags, ziplock & other re-sealable bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags. All materials must be clean, dry and free of food residue.  Let’s come in on top this year all while helping to keep our community green!

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Our School Spirit Shines at Sweet Frog!

Our Anne E. Moncure Bears showed their awesome school appreciation in a contest at Sweet Frog and WON FIRST PLACE!! What did we win, A FREE PINK CUP of deliciousness! Tomorrow, March 12th,  students and faculty who stop by Sweet Frog from 5 p.m to 9 p.m will receive your free pink cup (up to $5 value). Don’t forget to bring in your report card or interim report. We hope to see you there!