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9/28/20 Family Update

Hunter GT / AIG Magnet Elementary Virtual Monday Folder

Week of September 28th

Hunter GT / AIG Magnet Elementary School Updates


WCPSS Updates - All WCPSS Updates can be found here (  Please note some important “Updates Regarding Re-Opening School Campuses” found here. (


Open House - Our grade level teams are excited to share Open House information with our families.  By Friday, October 2nd, you will receive a pre-recorded video created by your grade level team that you can watch at a time that is convenient for you.  In the email with the video link, you will also have a survey where you can submit questions that still remain.  During the week of October 5th, each team will host two “live / virtual” question and answer sessions to address any outstanding questions that would be useful for families. We are excited to share updates and answer your questions, and we have utilized family feedback to offer this Open House opportunity in a variety of ways to meet the varying needs of our families.


Live Question and Answer Sessions:

Kindergarten:  Monday, October 5th at 3:45, 5:30

First Grade: Monday, October 5th at 3:45, 6:15

Second Grade: Wednesday, October 7th at 3:45, 5:30

Third Grade: Tuesday, October 6th at 3:45, 6:15

Fourth Grade: Tuesday, October 6th at 3:45, 5:30

Fifth Grade: Thursday, October 8th at 3:45, 5:30


Biweekly Food Distribution from Southeast Raleigh YMCA- (1436 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC 27610)  Twice a month Southeast Raleigh YMCA will be distributing 1-2 weeks worth of shelf stable and fresh food to families.  Dates/times are listed below and a flier in English / Spanish with more information can be found here

  •         1st/3rd Saturday mornings from 10:00a.m. until 12:00p.m.
  •         October 3rd and October 17th
  •         November 7th and November 21st
  •         December 5th and December 19th


PTA Updates


Fall Fundraiser: The PTA Fall Fundraiser begins next week! Be on the lookout for more information in next week's VMF. Or you can go ahead and donate online by clicking on the link or scanning the "MemberHub Donation" QR code. Thank you for your participation!


PTA BOD: The next BOD meeting is this Thursday, October 1st at 8:30am.


Radical Reader: We are celebrating all of our students as everyone is a Radical Reader! The celebration schedule is as follows and will be held in google class meets.  

  • Tuesday September 29
    • 9:15-3rd grade in Third Grade Google Classroom
    • 12:45-2nd Grade in Second Grade Google Classroom
  • Wednesday September 30
    • 9:15-5th grade in Fifth Grade Google Classroom
  • Thursday October 1
    • 9:15-4th grade in Fourth Grade Google Classroom
    • 11:00-1st grade in First Grade Google Classroom
  • Friday October 2
    • 9:15-Kindergarten in Kindergarten Google Classroom


Radical Reader Showcase Video -- Help us wrap up our week celebrating Radical Readers at Hunter. We are creating a video to highlight all of the amazing readers at Hunter and the creative, radical places they like to read. The only rule is NO FACES, just books! Students should pose holding up a copy of their favorite book. Want to get radical? Share a fun/creative location where you read your books. Students can take a photo with their Chromebook and submit the photo or parents can upload a photo. Please refer to your VMF email for specific directions on how to upload the photos. Thank you for contributing to this video to celebrate ALL the Radical Readers at Hunter!!


Cultural Arts: We have some exciting news to share! The United Arts Council awarded Hunter with a project grant for the 2020-2021 school year. This is a result of hard work and major efforts by Elisabeth Effron, former Cultural Arts chair, as well as this year's co-chair representatives, Annah Lee and Mary Kay Kennedy, in close collaboration with Mrs. Pelton and Hunter administration. We are so grateful for the opportunity to make this project happen during this year of unprecedented change, and we appreciate the United Arts Council for this opportunity.  


TEACHER APPRECIATION: Let's show our Hunter teachers how much we love and appreciate them by painting or decorating Kindness/Appreciation rocks. Students and their families can find a rock and decorate it with a message of encouragement for the Hunter team.  Families can drop their rocks off at the front of the school in the marked crate October 5-8.  On the afternoon on Thursday, October 8, interested families can meet to place the rocks along the teachers path into the school. Special thanks to kindergarten parent Jeannine Beson for the wonderful idea. 


Labels & Offers: Help Hunter earn Bonus Box Tops by downloading the Box Tops app and scanning your first receipt by September 27! Use referral code SFV06J35. Join me in earning cash for our school by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love! Use this referral code SFV06J35 when you sign up and you’ll get 50 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt! Download the Box Tops for Education app here:

The VMF is a weekly joint communication from Hunter GT / AIG Magnet Elementary and the Hunter PTA. Our VMF will be digitally shared with families on Monday and serves as a single resource for families to understand all that is happening in our school community.  Archived VMFs are available on the Hunter website.  Paper copies of the VMF are available by contacting the Hunter Office.