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1/6/20 Family Update

Monday, January 6, 2020

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

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 School & Administration Announcements:

Girls on the Run: Happy New Year! It's time to start recruiting for our Spring GOTR team at Hunter! Register online now GOTR Spring Registration to sign your 3rd-5th grade girl for our Hunter Girls on the Run team. The team meets Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the 10-week fall season, starting February 4th. We’ll celebrate with an end-of-season 5k for the girls, coaches, families and community on Sat., April 25. If you have any questions about the Girls on the Run program, please contact your GOTR Site Coordinator, Jen Tymkin, Girls on the Run is so much FUN!! #GOTR #GOTRisSOmuchFUN 


Art Club: ALL January Art Clubs are CANCELLED this month. Due to previously unforeseen scheduling conflicts, there will NOT be Art Club on any day during January. We are sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Kernan directly at



PTA Updates:

Hunter Foundation: The Lucille Hunter Foundation is gearing up for its 3rd annual fundraiser to raise money to support teachers and staff at Hunter! Tickets are on sale now for the Pasta with a Purpose Dinner & Silent Auction on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Stockroom at 230 in downtown Raleigh.

We’ll have an Italian meal from Gravy, a DJ and a lively silent auction. Tickets cost $60 each. Find ticket forms here. Please send in the completed form and a check made out to Hunter Foundation by Tuesday, Jan. 28. You can also buy tickets online here. (additional fees apply for online ticket sales).

This year, we have an additional way to get involved. Your company, the business you work for or even your family may want to consider new sponsorship opportunities, starting at $200. Forms will be in Monday folders or click here. Send completed forms in to school or email it to


Author Visit: Save the date for our Spring Visiting Authors: Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.  They will be visiting Hunter on Wednesday March 18th for daytime school wide assemblies and a special evening  family event.  Check out Steve's website here: Check upcoming VMF's for opportunities to pre-order books and more details about the event!


Book Exchange: The Hunter Book Exchange committee is very excited about this amazing event which is only a month away! The Book Exchange will be Friday February 7th, so start looking through your home libraries and gathering books that your children have outgrown or are no longer interested in.  We hope to allow each student the opportunity to choose 1-2 books to take home and enjoy or share with younger siblings/neighbors/etc.  The books left over from the exchange will be used to provide Hunter students books to read over the summer so send in as many as you can! We will collect books Tuesday, January 21st through Wednesday, February 5th. We will also need help with sorting book after school on Wednesday February 6th and/or during the day Thursday February 6th and during the exchange so be on the lookout for a sign-up genius in the coming weeks to help make this the best Book Exchange yet! Thank you for your support!


Equity Team: Looking for a way to honor the legacy and message of Dr. MLK Jr. with your family? The PTA Equity team highly recommends the Groundwater presentation on Saturday 1/18, 9 am - 12 pm, sponsored by the Southeast YMCA (just a mile south of Hunter on Rock Quarry Rd.). Kids 6-11 have the opportunity to participate in a service project during the presentation. There is also a Backpack Buddies service project on Monday, 1/20. For more info and to sign-up visit,


Yearbook: Photos Needed! Please send all your great photos from recent school concerts, field trips, awards assemblies, etc to for consideration for the Yearbook! We rely on your photos when making the Yearbook and couldn’t do it without you! Thanks!



Important Dates:

Jan 17: Principal Chat w/ Mrs. Pelton - 8:30am


Jan 20: Holiday (No School)


Jan 29: Teacher Workday & SAS STEM Program (3-5th)


Feb 6: Hunter Foundation Fundraiser Event


Feb 7: Book Exchange


Feb 13: Skate Night Part 2


Feb 17-18: Teacher Work Day (No School)



Useful Links

Hunter Elementary website


Hunter Elementary Facebook page


Hunter Elementary School PTA Facebook Page


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 page 


Hunter Foundation Twitter (@HunterFound)