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2/8/21 Family Update


Hunter GT / AIG Magnet Elementary Virtual Monday Folder

Week of February 8th


What Week Is It:

  • Link to WCPSS Calendar 
  • WCPSS Family Updates Can be Found Here

Hunter GT / AIG Magnet Elementary School Updates


The Wake County Board of Education approved a plan Tuesday evening calling for students not enrolled in the Virtual Academy to begin returning to schools the week of February 15. The plan calls for the following: 


  • Pre-K through third grade: Daily in-person instruction beginning on February 17.
  • Grades 4 and 5: Three-week rotations.  Students on Track 2 (Cohort B) will begin on February 17.  We will send a reminder to our 4th and 5th grade families this week to confirm their assigned cohort. 
  • Middle and High School: Three-week rotations
  • Special Education Regional Programs, K-12: Daily in-person instruction


These next few weeks will be exciting as we welcome some families back to campus while continuing to work with others virtually.  Our staff has worked hard to minimize transitions and ensure strong relationships with ALL students so that we can support them through these upcoming changes.  Please remember that although we are excited that some students will be back with us in person, we are also committed to continue to offer an outstanding virtual experience to our Virtual Academy students.  We value all of our students, no matter how they’re receiving instruction.  Please reach out if we can be supportive of your family in any way.

WCPSS will communicate with families directly each day as we prepare to welcome students back on campus on Wednesday, Feb 17.  Please carefully review this information, and let us know if you have any questions! 

BackPack Buddies Continuing Distribution: The backpack buddies' program is a free service to help families with food shortages. At this time, we will deliver bi-weekly bags starting Friday, February 12th. A bag full of nutritious foods will be sent home with every student enrolled in the program. Families will be notified the week of Feb 8th about delivery/pick-up options. There will be enough food in each bag to last the weekend for your child. If you are interested in participating in the program, please complete the following form Click Here.  All responses will be kept confidential. 

Please also note, if your family has a food shortage anytime during the school year, whether you are enrolled in the BackPack Buddies program or not, we can help!  Thank you for completing this form and should you have any questions please contact


Distribución continua de BackPack Buddies: El programa de BackPack Buddies (Compañeros de Mochila) es un servicio gratuito para ayudar a las familias con la escasez de alimentos. En este momento, entregaremos bolsas quincenales a partir del viernes 12 de febrero. Se enviará a casa una bolsa llena de alimentos nutritivos con cada estudiante inscrito en el programa. Las familias serán notificadas la semana del 8 de febrero sobre las opciones de entrega / recogida de alimentos. Habrá suficiente comida en cada bolsa para el fin de semana de su hijo. Si usted está interesado en participar en el programa, complete el formulario Click Here . Todas las respuestas se mantendrán confidenciales.

Además, tenga en cuenta que, si su familia tiene escasez de alimentos en cualquier momento durante el año escolar, ya sea que esté inscrito en el programa BackPack Buddies o no, ¡nosotros podemos ayudarle! Gracias por completar este formulario y si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con

Asynchronous Days / Remote Learning Days 

  • Week of February 22nd - Remote learning day on Wednesday, February 24th
  • Week of March 8th - Remote learning days on Wednesday, March 10th and Thursday, March 11th
  • Week of April 12th - Remote learning day on Wednesday, April 14th
  • Week of May 3rd - Remote learning day on Wednesday, May 5th
  • Week of May 24th - Remote learning day on Wednesday, May 26th


PTA Updates


Teacher Appreciation: Let's show our love and appreciation to our teachers by sending them Virtual Valentines on Friday, February 12th.  Create a special valentine, picture, video, or song and email it to your teachers to let them know they are on your mind and heart.  Thanks so much for continuing to support our special teachers.

Advocacy: Hunter is partnering with Ligon and Moore Square to distribute food boxes from Interfaith Food Shuttle on Friday, February 12th between 2:00-4:30. If your family is interested in receiving a food box, please complete the form attached here and return to school, mail to Ligon (address is on form), or bring the form with you to distribution on Friday. Please contact Kelly Gold at if you have any questions about the forms or distribution OR if you are interested in volunteering with this program.

Labels & Offers: Box Tops for Education: Help raise money for Hunter by downloading the Box Tops app and scanning receipts everytime you shop for groceries. If you've moved to shopping online for grocery pick up or delivery, check out this video for instructions on how to get credit for Box Tops on those orders:

Publix Partners: You can also support Hunter when you shop at Publix. Visit this link for instructions to link your Publix account to supporting Hunter. (Hint: It's easiest to find Hunter by searching for zip code 27601.)

Yearbook: We are still accepting photos of 5th graders. We hope to have a picture of every 5th grader. It doesn't have to be portrait quality, any picture of your child's face will work. Currently we have 50 out of about 100 kids. To send a photo, either use the Google form here or email the photo, child's name and what your child might like to be when they grow up to

Yearbook Poetry Contest:  This year the Yearbook Committee will be holding a Poetry Contest for grades 3-5.  Winners and runners up will have their poems published in this year’s yearbook.  The theme of the poems should be “What I Love The Most About Hunter”. This could be general, like the feeling you get at school, or specific, like an elective or teacher. Parents, please inform your child about this contest and help them submit their poem to by Tuesday, February 16th.  Each submission should have a first and last name and  the child’s grade.  Poems will be reviewed by the yearbook committee and members of school administration. Contest results will be published in the VMF. 

Yoga: Virtual Yoga has MOVED to Tuesdays!! Join Kelly each Tuesday morning from 8:30-9:00am. Please refer to your VMF email or call the office for information to join to Zoom Meeting. 

Sidewalk Chalk Competition: We are THRILLED to announce that we will be conducting our first EVER school and community wide juried SIDEWALK CHALK COMPETITION March 10 & 11, 2021! Specific details announced soon, including theme, prizes, categories and more!

Thank you all for your generous donations of chalk! We are super grateful for your support!

PTA Nominations: It is already that time to begin thinking about next year! Please consider if you’d like to join the PTA leadership in some capacity. No efforts are too small! We are hopeful that 2021-2022 will be a fantastic school year, and we can’t do it without your gifts and talents. If interested, please complete this google form and return to Karen Barnes by February 26. Descriptions of board positions and committee chairs can be found here. Thank you for your consideration! 

Save the Date: The first General Membership Meeting of 2021 will be Thursday, February 25th at 7:30pm. See you then! 

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.