Originally delivered on 10/6/2021 11:25 am

SUBJECT: RH PTO October Newsletter


October 2021 Newsletter

How Can I get involved with the Robert Hunter PTO?
  • Sign up/update your Membership Toolkit profile to join the RH School PTO school directory/communication tool. Our Directory homepage is: https://roberthunterelem.membershiptoolkit.com/ All families are encouraged to login and update their contact information and children's teacher information to insure our directory is up to date!
  • Join the PTO: PTO Membership supports programs and events for our students. A family/faculty membership is free (donation optional). To join, log on HERE and complete the membership form. We highly encourage all families and staff to join.
  • Sign up to Volunteer: We have opportunities to help out with events such as our  Book Fairs, Spring Fundraiser, Field Day and supporting Teacher Appreciation Events! Complete our volunteer sign up form on our Membership Toolkit portal at: https://roberthunterelem.membershiptoolkit.com/
21st Annual Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser - Friday October 8th

The Robert Hunter Walkathon will be held this Friday, Oct. 8th!  The students always have a great time walking on the blacktop with fun music and visits from Robbie Raccoon! This year’s theme - “Cool to be Kind” celebrates the Week of Respect. The district’s spirit day activity on Friday is to "show your school spirit." At Robert Hunter, students should show their school spirit by wearing tie-dye and bright colors on Friday! Students will also be creating class posters to share at the Walkathon that represent how they show kindness and respect.

Visit https://pledgestar.com/roberthunterschool/ to create a Family fundraising page or view our flyer/pledge sheet on Virtual Backpack here:


Contact Emily Soonthornchai at emily.macphail@gmail.com with any questions.


Halloween Family Fun Night - Friday October 15th, 5:30-7:30pm

Bring the whole family and join us for a night of games, prizes, food, and a dance party on the blacktop!  Volunteers are needed to help run the games and donate concession items.  

Sign up to Volunteer: 


Sign up to Donate Concession Items:


Contact Megan Pacyna at megan.e.pacyna@gmail.com with any questions!

Jersey Cares Halloween Costume Drive - Due by Friday October 8th

 Please see the flyer HERE for more information about our Halloween costume drive.  We are collecting new and gently used Halloween costumes, accesories, and make up!  The costume drive is running now until Oct. 8th. We encourage families to bring donations that you may have when you come for Back to School Night! 

Picture Make Up Day - Monday October 25th

If your child missed picture day please be sure to register them if you haven't already done so HERE!

If you would like your child's photo retaken please reply to the email you received with the link to your photo proofs to let TSS Photography know!  Please contact roberthunteryb@gmail.com with any questions.

Community Discount Card Fundraiser

Support our School While Saving Money All Year Long! 

The Robbie Card is a reusable discount card that provides terrific savings at over 110+ local businesses across Hunterdon and Somerset counties. 

Cost- $20.00 per Card

Visit our Membership Toolkit site to order: https://roberthunterelem.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/1453

Please email us at roberthunterpto@gmail.com with any questions!

Order Your Yearbook by 10/31 and Save!

Receive a 5% discount if you order your yearbook by October 31st!

**You can customize pages later but lock in the discounted price today!

View our Yearbook Flyer Here with more information on how to purchase.

Contact our Yearbook Committee at roberthunteryb@gmail.com with any questions!

RH Book Fair Is Coming Up-November 9th- 12th!

We are excited to bring back our book fair to Robert Hunter!  Children will have a chance to shop in person!  More details coming soon.

Save the Date- Dine Out at Alfresco's- Wednesday November 10th

Dine out/Take Out from Al Fresco's in Flemington and they will donate a portion of your bill to the RH PTO!  Guests must print and bring a hard copy of the flyer found HERE.

Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Fundraiser

Order delicious Gertrude Hawk chocolates as a gift or to treat yourself!  Shipping direct to your home!  Order now through December 12th.

View our flyer HERE on how to sign up and place an order!

Contact Lauren Loftus at lmloftus79@gmail.com with any questions.

Does Your Employer Have a Matching Gift Program?

Many companies will match any donation you make to charitable organizations such as the RH PTO!   You can make your donation go twice as far to support our school!  Next time you donate or participate in a fundraiser, please consider contacting your HR or Community Relations dept about their matching gift program.  You can also check out this website to search a database of major companies that have matching gift programs, here.

Please contact Treasurer Lauren Loftus for assistance on completing matching gift forms at lmloftus79@gmail.com.

Box Tops For Education

All you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit our school’s earnings online.  If you shop at ShopRite see below for more ways to earn $ for RH!

Visit BTFE.com for more details!  Contact Roberthunterpto@gmail.com with any questions!

Register your ShopRite Price Plus card to earn money for our school!

Shop Rite has teamed up with Box Tops for Education to allow families to earn box tops for our school by registering your Price Plus Card number through their site!

Visit https://www.shopriteformyschool.com/Register-my-Card to register your card and select Robert Hunter Elementary School! 

Sign Up For Amazon Smile - You Shop, Amazon Gives Back To Our School!

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Robert Hunter PTO whenever you shop on Amazon at no additional cost to you!  Please share with family and friends!

How to use AmazonSmile on a web browser:

1. Visit smile.amazon.com

2. Sign in with the same account you use for Amazon.com

3. Select your charity- Robert Hunter PTO

4. Start shopping! Remember to checkout at smile.amazon.com to generate donations.

Tip: Add a bookmark to make it easier to shop at smile.amazon.com.

How to use AmazonSmile using the Amazon app on your mobile phone:

1. Open the Amazon Shopping app

2. Navigate to the main menu ( = )

3. Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile”

4. Select your charity(Robert Hunter PTO) and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app

2021-22 PTO Calendar of Events

View our complete Calendar of PTO Events HERE! 

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