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9/2/19 Family Update

Motivational Quote: “Strive for progress, not perfection,”

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Welcome to Hunter GT/AIG Elementary Virtual Monday Folder (VMF)



School & Administration Announcements:


Marbles Family Science Club: Do you like to experiment? Do you enjoy building, making things and playing around with science? Join the FREE Marbles Family Science Club, a program for 3rd graders and their families. Participants take part in monthly hands-on science learning and special events at Marbles and in the community.  More information can be found at the following link.  


Fourth and Fifth Grade Families!: We're excited to announce the beginning of HUNTER’S DRAMA CLUB! Drama Club is an after school club offered to all 4th and 5th grade students that have a passion for the dramatics! Click the link below for more information and to sign-up!Hunter Drama Club Sign-up Link


GOTR registration is open at Hunter!The Team is filling up FAST! Register online now to sign your 3rd-5th grade girl for our Hunter Magnet Elementary Girls on the Run team. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:15 p.m. 10-week fall season, Sept. 24 to Dec. 12. The 5K is Sat., Dec. 14. If you prefer a paper application in English or Spanish, please contact your GOTR Site Coordinator, Jen Tymkin, ;GOTR registration link:


Morning Clubs: Morning Activity Clubs start Sept. 9th.  Meet by the gym. Time: 8:30a-9:00a.  Must complete the waiver located on the website

  • Monday - Walking club (K-5)
  • Tuesday - Flag Football (4th and 5th grade only)
  • Wednesday - Yoga (K-5)
  • Thursday - Basketball (4th and 5th grade only)
  • Friday - Walking club (K-5)


Art Club: Does your student love to be creative? Does your student love to make their own artwork?…Does your student express themselves through creating? If so, consider signing them up for the after school Art Club, led by the talented Ms. Kernan. Open to all students K-5th . Meets afterschool 3:45-4:45p. Sign-up via the link: Art Club Sign-up


 PTA Updates:


Coffee & Kleenex: Attention all caregivers & parents of kindergartners, after you drop off your student, please join the PTA and School Staff at 8:45a on Tues., Sept. 3rd, in the Courtyard to celebrate this milestone for your new kindergartner!


 PTA School-wide Playdate: Come join Hunter Parents and Students for a gathering on the playground. Meet new friends and connect with other parents. Sat., Sept. 7th , 10a-12p at Lions Park (rain date TBD)


Teacher Appreciation: Throughout the school year, we will be highlighting members of our amazing staff each month. On Tuesday, Sept. 10th, we will celebrate our main classroom teachers who diligently and tirelessness dedicate their time to our children. Please have your child send a note of gratitude that day to their homeroom teacher. 


Grade/Room Parent: PTA cannot thrive without YOUR help! If you are interested in being a room parent or class rep, please email Jenn Birch No experience required! We love to add new AND returning parents to the list. Many thanks!


 Chess Club: Chess Club is ready to start a new year of having fun, learning and playing lots of chess! Our first meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 3:45 to 4:45 pm. If you would like to register for this year's chess club, please fill out our registration form ( and submit Chess Club dues to the front desk in the Hunter main office no later than Sept. 20th.  To learn more, read about us in the PTA Supported Clubs section of the Hunter website or email Calixta Solano at


Hunter Foundation: Support the Hunter Foundation: Celebrate First Friday on Friday, Sept. 6, and support the Hunter Foundation at the same time! All beverage proceeds from the First Friday Market at The Raleigh Times/Morning Times on Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh will go to the Hunter Foundation, our school’s nonprofit organization that supports Hunter staff. The market runs from 6-9 p.m.


Radical Readers: The celebration for our Radical Readers will be in the Media Center on Friday, September 27th. Print forms here.  Or pick one up in the office where the PTA forms are stored. 


 PTA Membership: Wondering about those cool Hunter car magnets in the carpool line? We'd love to give you one as a thank-you for joining the PTA this year! (It's a one-year membership, so even if you joined last year, plan to re-join now!) Complete the yellow form in your child’s Monday Folder, or join online at We welcome everyone! You BELONG here! #rethinkpta #hunterelementarypta


Find your calling with the PTA!  or  Get involved with the PTA: Did you know that the Hunter PTA has over TWENTY different committees, each with its own events and activities?  With so many different PTA-sponsored initiatives, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.  How can you decide which is a good fit for you?  Use PTA Volunteer Interest Form to let us know what interests you and your availability, and we will help you get connected!  If you have any questions, contact Beth Carmichael at


Labels & Offers links: Click on the following link for instructions on rewards card links!

Hunter PTA Label and Offers Instructions



Important Dates:


Sept. 2: No School (Holiday)


Sept. 3: Coffee & Kleenex (8:45a-9:45a)-Kindergarten Families


Sept. 7: School wide Playdate at Lions Park (10a-12)


Sept. 9: Morning Fitness Clubs Begin


Sept.11: Open House PTA Welcome in the Gym (5:45-8p)


Sept. 11: Great Day of Service (Activate Good Workday - TBD)


Sept. 17: PTA Board of Directors and Committee Chairs Meeting (4:15 p-Hunter Media Center)


Sept. 24: General Membership Meeting (9:15a-Hunter Media Center)


Sept. 27: Radical Reader Assembly


Sept. 30: No School (Teacher Workday)


Oct.    1: “Reach for the Stars” Annual Fall Fundraiser Starts



Useful Links


Hunter Elementary School website


Hunter Elementary School Facebook


Hunter Elementary School PTA Facebook


Hunter Elementary School PTA Instagram  (hunterelementaryschoolpta)


Hunter Elementary School PTA Twitter  (@hunter_pta)


WCPSS Lunch Menus


My School Bucks (lunch money app)


Here Comes the Bus (bus tracking app)


Hunter Foundation website


Hunter Foundation Facebook  


Hunter Foundation Twitter (@HunterFound)