Welcome to Hardy Elementary School
As members of the Hardy community we know and appreciate just how special our school is. From Principal Smith 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
Community Service Efforts and More Good News
Wellesley Service League
Wellesley Service League was established in 1928 by women residing in Wellesley to provide volunteer services to the community. We engage directly with community members through partnerships with organizations such as The Council on Aging, Food Pantry, Wellesley Historical Society, Friendly Aid, Library, Ellie Fund and more.
The Wellesley Service League annual membership drive kicks off on March 1, 2023 with a prospective member informational coffee. Applications are due on March 24, 2023. Visit www.wellesleyserviceleague.com to learn more about the organization and membership.
Email email@example.com to for more information.
The League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters of Wellesley hopes you will share the attached press release with the PTO membership and encourage parents to tune in and watch Meet the Candidates Night on February 16.
The League welcomes questions for candidates. Questions should be submitted to LWVWellesley2@gmail.com before February 15 at 5 pm.
The attached press release contains information about the League's Meet the Candidates Night event, the Election Guide, and where to find information about voting.
For Middle School Students
The Recreation Department is back in the Middle School doing Friday afternoon activities. =)
I’ve talked to several parents at the middle school, and they haven’t received info on it, etc. I was wondering if you sent out any newsletters, and if you could include our Teen Center activities in them?
The kids do need to register for a teen center membership which is $50 (covers them from Jan to end of school), but then they are able to attend any activity at no cost once they do that.
Here’s what we have so far in the works!
Cooking by Little Chefs : (Limit to 10 kids) Feb 3, March 3 and May 5
Knucklebones (athletic/fun games): Jan 27 & March 24
The Painting Place (painting mugs/canvas): March 31
The Glass Bar (Glass plate fusing): March 10
Babson (Free Skate): May 5
Here’s our link to the activities
Volunteers Needed - PTO Community Service Committee
Seeking parents and caregivers interested in supporting community service projects for the Hardy Community.
No minimum commitment! Activities include Cradles to Crayons Drive, Winter Concert for senior citizens, and more.
Please contact Erika Field, 617-697-7663, ErikaLField@gmail.com
Elementary Only (they are working separately with MS and HS)
March 6, 7:00 p.m. @ WMS Auditorium - WEF is excited to announce that Renowned-Speaker & Best-Selling Author, Steve Pemberton will be speaking on The Power of Education to Inspire, How to Persevere Through
The Hardy Cares team has an urgent need for the items listed HERE on our Hardy Cares Immediate Needs list. The SignUp Genius will continue to be updated in real-time throughout the year to reflect the ongoing needs. Thank you all again for your help!
As a reminder: please sign up to be included on the Hardy Cares distribution list! Email us to become a part of the team. You will be informed about our community's specific needs throughout the year
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!
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.
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.
Teacher Appreciation Snack Cart Sign Up!
We'd like to thank our amazing Hardy teachers and support staff for all they've done this year to keep our kids learning, healthy and happy! Please help us keep the continuous snack cart in the teachers lounge stocked for the rest of the year as a token of our appreciation for them!
Sign up HERE to contribute.
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