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2019 Moncure Fun Run

Since the School Board redistricted over 3/4 of Moncure students to different schools in the Fall, we will not incorporate fundraising into this year’s Fun Run. Instead, this one-day event on Friday, May 3rd, will focus on FUN, FITNESS and FRIENDSHIP!

And a big congratulations and thank you to our Fun Run T-shirt design winners, Mateo and Sophia Torres who nailed that message! It’s a perfect representation of everything this year’s Fun Run stands for!

Come help out at the water table station or make snow cones for the kids.  Sign-up to volunteer at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0549aead2ea2f85-moncure5.

Please visit us at on Facebook or contact us at [email protected] if you need more information about any of our activities or upcoming events.

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MONCURE FAMILY BINGO THANKS OUR SPONSORS!!

A HUGE thank you our generous donors, volunteers, and those who contributed a prize to make this event happen! We had some big winners thanks to the donations from U.S. Academy of Taekwondo (three months of lessons with a uniform as well as a birthday party), Cavalier Family Skating Center ($150 value skate party), and Fun Land ($100 in play cards)! We’re appreciative of all the families that came out to try their luck, have fun, and support Moncure!

Thank to these donors for their generous support: 

   

    

  

  

   

   

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Chipotle’s Spirit Night

Please join us at Chipotle’s on Monday, April 8th for Moncure Spirit Night! Come between 5:00-9:00pm 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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“The Magic of Science” Assembly

We are so excited to announce our Magic of Science assembly coming up on Monday, April 8th! In ancient times magicians wielded tremendous power in society. Of course today we realize that the mysterious world of magic is truly the fascinating world of science. All magic is comprised of illusions and the majority of illusions are based on scientific principles. Our students will enjoy a journey of exploration into the science behind the magic!

Chemistry, magnetism, optical illusions, physics, and mathematics will all demonstrated in an energetic performance perfect for Moncure Bears. Everything performed has a scientific principle behind it – however, each of these topics will appear to our students as a challenging and astonishing magic trick, some of which our students will learn how to perform at home!

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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!

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Moncure Spring Clothing Sale

Moncure Clothing SaleCome join us at the Spring Clothing Sale on March 9th.  The proceeds from the Clothing Sale go to benefit the students of Moncure Elementary.  You will find everything you need to outfit your kids for Spring and Summer and look through our large selection of DVDs, books, games, toys, sports equipment and more.  We also have everything you need for baby including clothing, cribs, strollers, linens and baby equipment.  Due to its popularity, we will again include Women’s clothing in our consignment sale, so be ready to update your own Spring wardrobe!  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.  Thank you, we couldn’t succeed without your support. 

Here’s how the sale times will look on Saturday, March 9th:

7:00-11:00am – regular sale

11:00am-12:00pm – Consignor pickup for those items that you don’t want to be discounted (only time to pick-up)

12:00-12:30pm – closed

12:30-2:00pm – 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 at to get the time slot and job you want.  Find more information, including how to sign up, on our website at http://moncurepto.digitalpto.com/clothing-sale-info/.  We need your help for another successful sale!

We will continue to have the DISCOUNT PERIOD that was very successful in previous sales.  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 to local charities if not sold.

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Visit our Facebook site often for updates and contests.  You could win BEAR BUCKS to spend at the sale.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you’d like to volunteer or need more information about any of our activities or upcoming events.

 

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Spirit Night at Cici’s

Mark you calendar for this coming Wednesday, February 20th and let CiCi’s handle dinner for you while you celebrate at 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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Calling All Volunteers… Clothing Sale Meeting is on Feb. 20th!

Hello parents! We are so close to our Spring Clothing sale! March 9th 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 Wednesday, February 20th at 4:30pm 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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The Moncure Spring Clothing Sale Registration is Open!

Mark your calendars for our Spring Clothing Sale March 9th.  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 February 9th 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, March 8th from 8pm until 10pm.  If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]gmail.com.

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Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest!

Has your student submitted their t-shirt design in the Fun Run contest yet? If not, there is still time! The deadline has been extended to Monday, February 4th, giving your child time to get those creative juices flowing and submit an awesome design that their peers will love to wear! 

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Valentine Grams

There is still time to get your Valentine Gram orders in for a sweet classroom or individual treat! Orders need to be in by Monday, February 4th!  Just email us at [email protected] and we are happy to help or send in this order form: Valentine Gram order form 2019.

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Early Release Cancelled on January 28th

Please note that the Early Release scheduled for Monday, January 28th has been cancelled. It will now be a FULL DAY OF SCHOOL. Students will have no school on Tuesday, January 29th.

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PTO Town Hall Meeting Postponed

Due to the school closings this week, the PTO Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 16th has been postponed to a TBD date.

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Moncure Community Night at Five Guys

Please join us at Five Guys at Stafford Marketplace on January 10th for Moncure Community Night! Come between 4:00-9:00pm 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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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!