Monday, December 10, 2012

Hunt PTO Update 12/9/12

Two more weeks until 

(also remember THIS Wednesday, 12/12, is an early release day.)

Here's what's happening in our 

school community:

The Hunt December newsletter is now available online.  
Read on to catch up on all of the news!

Also remember you can stay on top of school activities through Hunt Middle School's Facebook and Twitter accounts!  Interested Hunt community members or school supporters can go to the school website and link to either/both of these accounts:

If you "like" these pages, you will get notifications of events happening at the school, such as early closures, no school, sports cancellations, etc.  The Hunt middle school team is very excited to offer these new communication tools.  Their success depends upon families using them -- Please "like" these pages today to stay connected!  This is a GREAT way to get regular updates from your child's school.  


December 3rd to 14th
Please bring your 
non-perishable food items 
to help our community.

Monetary donations also gratefully accepted.  
Checks can be made out to Hunt Middle School.  

Food items will also be collected at 
the upcoming Hunt Music Concerts noted below.  
Hunt Play Committee raised $173 last week at the Chorus concert bake sale, to help fund the 2013 play, The Pajama Game.  Many thanks to the parents who donated water and baked goods for us to sell and to the volunteers who staffed the table.  There will be bake sales at the next two concerts - Strings this week and Band a week later.  We will happily accept donations if you have the baking bug!  Bring your sweet tooth and save room for dessert. 

We also welcome help manning the table before and after the shows - 6:30-7 for pre-concert and then ~10 minutes after the concert.  Can you help?  RSVP to the PTO email at

Hunt Winter Concerts the next TWO Wednesdays!

Hunt Middle school has two more Winter concerts scheduled, 
both starting at 7 pm - 

  Wednesday, December 12 - Strings Concert
Wednesday, December 19 - Band Concert

Please come and support our budding musicians --
  You will be in for a real treat!  

Hunt Middle School is partnering with Shoe Box Recycling to recycle paired, wearable shoes. The shoes will be reused for individuals here in the U.S. and throughout the world.

This program provides affordable shoes to those in need such as those suffering from Hurricane Sandy and many others. This will keep used shoes out of the landfill, creating a cleaner and greener planet. Recycling shoes also creates micro-enterprises for individuals throughout the world, fueling local economies here and abroad.  
Shoes We Accept:
* All paired men’s, women’s and kids shoes that are still usable. That means no holes in the soles and no wet or mildewed pairs. This includes athletic shoes, dress shoes, timberland type work boots, sandals, heels, flats

Shoes We Don’t Accept:
* Heavy Winter Boots, Skates, Blades, Flip-Flops, Slippers, Singles, Unusable, and Thrift Store Shoes.

Where to bring your reused shoes?
Place your reused shoes in the specially marked box ShoeBox Recycling found in the main lobby of Hunt School. 
Questions or for larger pick-ups, contact Susan Rutherford at 951-2571 or
 “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”
Want an easy way to support your PTO that doesn’t require volunteering and won’t cost you a dime? 

Save Box Tops for Education! 

Here’s how to help:

**Box Tops for Education are on the packages of hundreds of participating products that you probably use every day. All you need to do is cut them off the box they are on, stick them in a baggie, and send them to school with your child. There is a container for the Box Tops in the main office. 

**Did you know that Box Tops are dated and cannot be used if they are past this expiration date?? 

Make yourself a note on your home or electronic calendar to send in those Box Tops!! Saving them is the first step. Sending them in before they expire is the next.

We will be collecting Box Tops all year long, so start saving and sending in your Box Tops today! The collection box will be located in the main office.

Thanks for choosing to support our school by collecting Box Tops!
Susan Rutherford
Volunteer Coordinator for Box Tops for Education
Hunt Middle School PTO

Are you a Health Care Professional?

Hunt Middle School is looking for speakers 
in the following areas:



                      Respiration and circulation


Contact Jennifer Sutton, Hunt Middle School Outreach Coordinator, if you might be interested in presenting to a class. Phone:  310-4998 or

The Hunt/EMS/Very Merry Theatre winter One Act Festival is Jan 11-12. Hunt Middle School 6th, 7th and 8th graders will be performing a yet TBD show (announced early next week) to be directed by Trish Denton. They'll rehearse 3:30-4:45 on Mondays and 2:25-3:45 on Wednesdays.

There's a $50 participation fee payable to Hunt Drama but, as always, no student will be turned away so scholarships will be provided on request. Contact Don at 355-1461 or with questions.

Save the Date.... 
  • December 3 -14 - Hunt Food Drive
  • December 12 - Early Release
  • December 12 - Strings Concert
  • December 19 - Band Concert
  • December 24 - January 1st - No School
  • February 2nd, 2013 - Jr. Iron Chef


  1. Is there an After-School program coming out soon or where can I get one? Thanks! ~Liz Curry

  2. Hi Liz -- I have not seen ours yet but it usually arrives in the mail. It does feel like one is due very soon! I will check with Kathy Olwell and let you know what I find out. Thanks - Siobhan