The Hardy Herald

January 22, 2018

Where and How Should We Grow in our Community?

Isle of Wight County is in the process of revising the IOW Comprehensive Plan. The county will be conducting a series of public meetings to gather input from the community, which will be used to update the current plan. The next public forum will focus on “Where and How Should We Grow?”

Session times for all locations will be 3:30-5:00 PM and 6:30-8:00 PM​. Please consider attending one of these sessions to share your thoughts and ideas on the future of Isle of Wight County.


Thursday, January 25, 2018 – Windsor Ruritan Club, 14 Community Dr, Windsor, VA 23487


Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – Carrsville Ruritan Club, 5503 Old Carrsville Road, Carrsville, VA 23315


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – First Gravel Hill Baptist Church, 5230 Old Stage Hwy, Smithfield, VA 23430


Thursday, February 8, 2018 – Smithfield Center, 220 N Church St, Smithfield, VA 23430


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – Sentara St. Luke’s Medical Center Conference Room, 20209 Sentara Way Carrollton, VA 23314

Updates From Our Teachers

  • Kindergarten readers rock! 88% of Hardy's kindergarten students are on target for their reading level! Keep reading with our little mustangs at home.

Checkout Our First Grade Animal Explorers

Our first-grade Mustangs have become endangered animal experts. You are invited to attend first grade’s Deeper Learning Expo on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 5:30 pm in the Hardy Elementary gym. Come find out from the experts how you can help animals on the endangered animal list. You will be amazed at what they have learned! Don’t forget to bring cash to make a donation to help save animals.

Weekly Announcements

  • Ident-A-Kid will be at Hardy for a MAKEUP session on Friday, January 26th at 1:00. Reminder stickers will go home on Thursday, January 25th. The Ident-A-Kid badges are $10 per child. Please click on the website below if you would like more information on the Ident-A-Kid program: . Lastly, other siblings in the household are eligible to participate in this event as well.

  • We are looking for volunteers to read to our kindergarten and first grade students. If you are interested in volunteering and reading with our students, please contact Linda Henk @
  • Reading every day is very important for your child’s continued growth. Children that read for at least 1 hour a day will grow more than 2 years during the school year. Please encourage your child to read for at least 30 minutes (2 steps) a day.
  • BREAKFAST/ LUNCH ACCOUNT BALANCE- If you owe money on your child’s lunch account, please remember to pay the balance ASAP. The cost of breakfast is $1.20 and lunch is $2.45. Reduced lunch prices are FREE for breakfast and $. 40 for lunch. If you have not submitted the lunch form to receive free/reduced lunch, please submit the form ASAP. Once the form is submitted, free/reduced lunch should take less than a week to process. If you are having difficulty with paying for lunch, please see Mrs. Denson. You may upload money onto your child’s account at or send in cash or check. The class with the most forms submitted will receive a special treat from the cafeteria.

Hardy Elementary School

Hardy Elementary is a GREAT school. Our vision is to create a learning environment that will enable each child the ability to discover his/her own unique gifts and talents. This is done by creating flexible learning spaces, ongoing communication between families and teaching our students how to be GREAT (Growth, Respect, Empathy, Accountability and Trustworthiness) and demonstrate GREAT citizenship.

Dates to Remember

  1. Jan 29 and 30- No school due to teacher's work day and professional development
  2. Feb. 7- Report Cards Issued
  3. Feb. 19- All schools closed for President's Day

First Grade Expo

Thursday, Feb. 1st, 5:30pm

9311 Hardy Circle

Smithfield, VA

Third Grade Expo

Thursday, Feb. 8th, 5:30pm

9311 Hardy Circle

Smithfield, VA