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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