Welcome to Hardy Elementary School
As members of the Hardy community we know and appreciate just how special our school is. From Principal Cook to all of the amazing educators and school staff, we are privileged to leave our kids in their capable and nurturing hands. Reciprocally, as the extended community, it is our duty on the PTO to complement and supplement the in-school experience with support and service. Through fundraising, volunteerism, and community-building activities we are invaluable contributors to the Hardy Experience. As such, we hope that you will find opportunities to contribute to this mission through both PTO activities and giving. And we hope that this web-site proves useful as both a parent resource and a vehicle to stay involved in the Hardy PTO community. Thank you for your engagement and support.
-The Hardy PTO Board
PTO Board Positions for the 2020-21 School Year
Feel like you could be a harbinger of positive change for your child? Have strong opinions you wish to express? Want to spend a little time engaging in thoughtful conversation with other Hardy parents? Hoping to meet new people in the Hardy community? Feel strongly about Hardy and want to continue to make it a wonderful place for your child and their friends? Want to get more face time with the incoming Principal? Looking for ways to give back to your community?
If any of the above apply to you, then consider joining the Hardy PTO for the 2020/21 school year. Many of the current PTO Board members have been gladly doing this work for several years, but will finally be moving on come June. It is time for others to pick up the gauntlet! We cannot stress enough how crucial it is for our children, teachers and families that we continue to have a full, thriving PTO.
You can find a list of Board positions by viewing this document. If any of these roles interests you, don't hesitate to reach out to Sabreena Kropp or Adam Meyers at email@example.com or any other current member of the '19/20 PTO. We'll be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you may have.
Parenting During COVID-19 Webinar w/ Lisa Goodman - May 27th
Please join Mark Kline, Executive Director at Human Relations Service (HRS) & Lisa Goodman, Hardy’s School Psychologist for a discussion of parenting during COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 27th from 1:00-2:00PM. This will be a time to talk about the challenges we all face and share suggestions and ideas. If you would like to attend please RSVP HERE.
Navigating PreK-12 Remote Learning Webinar - May 27th
WPS invites you for an evening webinar, "Navigating PreK-12 Remote Learning"- Wednesday, May 27th, at 7pm. Please see the details and Zoom link in Hardy Headlines email. No need to pre-register or sign-up. Simply click the link and join the conversation!
Monthly PTO Meeting - June 9th Via Zoom
Everyone is welcome to join us on Tuesday, June 9th @ 8:00 p.m. via Zoom for our monthly PTO meeting. Contact us at HardySchoolPTO@gmail.com for the dial-in information prior to the meeting.
Virtual School Committee Office Hours, June 4th
The School Committee will continue its office hours virtually. Office hours provide the community an opportunity for engagement with one or two members of the Committee. Community members who wish to engage with the Committee should sign up at this link or email Addie Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org for a time slot. The next scheduled session is Thursday, June 4th, at 7PM.
Community Service Efforts and More Good News
For the Longest Time
Feeling a little stir crazy? So are the rest of us! Here's a playful, pick-me-up parody of the song For the Longest Time to put a smile on your face this week!
WHS CLASS OF 2020 Town-Wide Parade, June 6th @ 9AM
Please join in the celebration and cheer on the WHS Class of 2020 at a first-time ever town-wide graduation parade on June 6th @ 9AM. The parade route begins at Babson College and ends at Wellesley High School. Viewing will be possible along Wellesley Ave, Washington Street, Walnut Street, Wellesley Country Club, Clifford street and Rice Street. Feel free to make signs supporting Seniors. All are welcome to socially distance and attend the car parade.
Drive-by Birthday Celebrations by Wellesley Police Department
The Wellesley Police department has offered to do a drive by for any young children having birthdays. If you have a specific request, call Lt. Jeff Renzella at (781) 235-1212 and it will be evaluated based on a few criteria designed to ensure everyone is safe.
WCCC Resources and Live Zoom Sessions
The WCCC After School Program invites you to use THIS website, full of resources for kids while at home. Many of these activities foster independence and some well needed time away from technology and/or screen time. In addition, we are going to open up our Wednesday, LIVE Zoom sessions run by our after school teachers @ 3:00pm to the community at large. Scavenger Hunts, Bingo, Cardio Kickboxing, Scategories, Name That Tune, Art Projects, and even a Superhero Training Camp have been some of the activities offered. Use this ZOOM LINK to join.The Zoom meeting requires a password so please email Program Director Shawn Thompson for the password at email@example.com. Finally, if you have younger ones at home please check out THIS WEBSITE for some great early childhood activities.
Cradles to Crayons Resources
The Cradles to Crayons website has some great ideas for how you can help from home while doing your spring cleaning. For more details, visit https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/at-home-activities/.
Share Some Good News!
If you have some good news you’d like to share with the Hardy community, please email Lauren Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easy as One, Two, Three
The Hardy faculty playfully serenaded our students to The Jackson 5 song, “ABC”. It generated many smiles and laughs and helped the kids feel connected. Check it out here if you haven't seen it.
Support Hardy's Anna Garcia-Miller & Sam Steere
in the Boston Marathon
2020 is off to the races for two members of our Hardy community! Anna Garcia-Miller and Sam Steere are running the 2020 Boston Marathon to raise money for Wellesley’s A Better Chance (ABC) Program, which has been active in Wellesley for over 45 years, providing academically talented young women of color from underserved communities “a better chance” through enrollment at Wellesley High School. Show your Hardy spirit by contributing to Anna Garcia-Miller's and Sam Steere's fundraising campaigns. Giving early allows them to unlock the generosity of an anonymous donor who has committed to matching what each of them raises up to $5,000!
Your contributions will support the remarkable young women of the ABC program as well as show the strength and pride of our Hardy community. Then mark your calendars for April 20, 2020 and come on down to Central Street to line the race course and make some noise! Thank you so much from both Anna and Sam for your support!
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