Hyman Fine News Flash

WEEK OF November 21, 2021


We Shine at Hyman Fine!

Blue Pride Starts Here!

Dates to Remember

November 22: Picture Make-up Day

November 24 – 26: Thanksgiving Break – No School

December 3: PTO Event – Holiday Happenings

December 13: Report Cards published to Aspen

December 15: ELPAC Meeting - Hyman Fine Library

December 24 – 31: Winter Break – No School

Hello Families,

We want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. Take time to relax and enjoy your families!

Due to the short week, we will not conduct routine testing this week. It will resume on Tuesday, November 30th.

Please take a minute to read the Title 1 Home/School Compact below.

Check out our online Spirit Wear Store by clicking on the link below.

Keep informed throughout the year by checking your email and our website, sign up for remind notifications, read the News Flash on Sundays and follow Hyman Fine on Facebook too!

Have a great week ahead!

Mrs. Martin

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Dear Families,

The Attleboro Public Schools reviews and updates its District Wide Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan bi-annually. Please find the plan attached to this email for your review.

The process for updating the Bullying Policy included:

  • Review of all language and processes found within and updated where needed
  • Ensuring all links were functional and had meaningful, appropriate content
  • Utilizing the DESE Checklist for required Content of Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plans under G.L. c. 71, 370
  • Reviewed and approved by the Policy Subcommittee of the School Committee
  • Reviewed and accepted by the School Committee during a public meeting
  • Provided to families for public comment

At this time, we are placing the policy up for public comment beginning on November 22, 2021 and ending on December 6, 2021. Should you have any questions or comments, please email: Joanne DiPalma, Director of Social Emotional Learning at jdipalma@attleboroschools.com.

We thank you for your time and consideration to this matter.

Hyman Fine Spirit Wear Sale

Order online: Hyman Fine Elementary Store

Orders are due by midnight, November 21st. Items will be delivered to the school and sent home with children. Please email Ben Chalot (bchalot@yahoo.com) with any questions.

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Fall Into Lexia & ST Math Challenge November 1st- December 20th

One of the biggest ways schools have been able to "ramp" up ST Math use is through celebrating widely and setting clear goals at the student, class, and school level. Knowing this information, it only makes sense to embark on yet another school-wide challenge. For the months of November and December, students will earn fall leaves for their time committed to these programs. Leaves earned can be decorated and hung around classrooms or throughout the school to show others that they are "falling" for Lexia and ST Math and are "committed" to both programs...like all solid relationships! :)

Each week, the classrooms who have the highest percentage of students meeting usage in Lexia and the highest number of puzzles completed in ST Math, within their grade levels, will be the challenge winners. Class names for the previous week will be posted in the front lobby and results will be shared in the HFES News Flash. Go Hyman Fine Hawks!

These are the leaders for week two!


Kindergarten - Childs

Grade 1 - Komeijko

Grade 2 - Martin

Grade 3 - Daggett

Grade 4 - Pierce

ST Math

Kindergarten - Jost

Grade 1 - Komejko

Grade 2 - Treichler

Grade 3 - Andrade

Grade 4 - Pierce

Camp Invention


Camp Invention® is for children entering grades 1st-6th.

Location: Hyman Fine Elementary School

790 Oakhill Ave, Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: June 27 - July 1, 2022

Time & Cost: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM | $270 (before discount)

Director: Julie O'Boyle | joboyle@attleboroschools.com | (508) 222-0286 ext. 107

Camp Invention flyer

Attleboro Public Schools Annual Food Drive

Hyman Fine is collecting non-perishable food items to support one of our local food pantries. We are encouraging students to donate beginning on Monday, November 1, 2021.

Last day to donate will be: Thursday, December 2nd.


Community Service Projects are planned by our Student Council


During the week of December 13th, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be conducting a Tiered Focus Monitoring Review of the Attleboro Public Schools. For more information, please visit our website.

Neighbors in Dialogue

The Neighbors in Dialogue discussion centered around Voting Access and Voting Challenges has been rescheduled to December 09, 2021 at 6pm. Trained facilitators will lead conversations in small groups to ensure that everyone has their voice heard. Successful conversations include multiple perspectives. To register please click the link below: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=ATTLEBRPL&EventID=6763505&sw=1366

Health and Safety

Please check your child's mask daily to see that it fits properly, covering the nose and mouth without sliding down, adjust the straps if needed.

Spare masks can be sent each day if your child wants to put on a fresh mask following a break.

Please make sure you continue to screen your children for Covid-19 symptoms before sending to school. Please do not send sick children to school.

Routine Covid Testing

There will be no Routine Testing this week. We will resume next week.

We are at 73% of students in our building participating in our routine COVID testing. If you haven't done so, please sign up here! CLICK TO PROVIDE YOUR CONSENT.

If deemed a close contact at school, students participating in the testing program will be able to avoid quarantining at home and remain in school if testing negative and remaining symptom free through “Test and Stay"

Click here to learn more about close contacts in school settings:


We thank you for your ongoing adherence and encouragement of health and safety guidelines as it has made a difference. We will continue to follow our protocols and be vigilant about our guidelines.

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substitute nurses needed

From the Attleboro Public Schools Nursing Department:

Looking for energetic & qualified RN's that are willing to work as substitute nurses or on a per diem basis in the Attleboro Public Schools. If you think you may be interested you can contact Deb Ebert, Nurse Coordinator for more information at 508-222-5150 x1386. Requirements: Registered Nurse (RN) Massachusetts license Three years nursing experience/preferably in pediatrics.

To apply for a substitute nurse position click on this link



We always appreciate any donations from our families.

If you are able to donate, we could use some of the following:

Bottled water, gel hand sanitizer and child sized disposable masks.

Also, new packages of underwear for when our younger students have accidents.

All donations can be dropped off at the office.

Thank You to all that have helped so far!

Put your Feinstein Jr Scholar Golden Ticket in a safe place!

Winning Junior Scholars receive a $5000. grant for their school and a $500. grant for them to either give to their school or any non-profit of their choice! Plus...a special prize!
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Information for using clever

We will be using Clever to sign on to platforms this year. Please find information here.

Free Reduced Lunch Applications

All students enrolled in Attleboro Public Schools will continue to receive free meals regardless of eligibility status. However, families are required to submit updated free/reduced lunch applications annually. Though students will continue to receive free meals, an application must be submitted each school year to qualify for the school to receive additional support. The lunch application can be found HERE .

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School Lunch Menus

Click here to see the menu for November

How to Use the Student Handbook Acknowledgment Workflow

Future Dates to Remember

PTO events and school events and shows are tentative and will be confirmed as we get closer to each date. Dates in bold are confirmed.

January 6: PTO Meeting 6:00 - Hyman Fine Library

January 14: Early Dismissal 12:25

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School

January 31 – February 4: PTO Event - Book Fair

February 3: PTO Meeting 6:00 - Hyman Fine Library

February 4: PTO Event – Bingo Night

February 18: Early Dismissal 12:25

February 21 – 25: School Vacation Week – No School

March 3: Kindergarten Information Night

March 10: PTO Meeting 6:00 - Hyman Fine Library

March 18: PTO Event – Someone Special Dance

March 24: Grade 2 Show

April 1: Early Dismissal 12:25

April 4 & 5:ELA MCAS Grade 4

April 6 & 7: ELA MCAS Grade 3

April 7: PTO Meeting 6:00 - Hyman Fine Library

April 8: Multicultural Night

April 15: Good Friday – No School

April 18 – 22: School Vacation Week – No School

April 28: Grade 3 Show

May 5: PTO Meeting 6:00 - Hyman Fine Library

May 9 & 10: Math MCAS Grade 4

May 11 & 12: Math MCAS Grade 3

May 16: PTO Event - Fun Run Kick-off - in school

May 19: Grade 4 Show

May 25: PTO Event – Fun Run Day – in school

May 30: Memorial Day – No School

June 3: Last Day of Kindergarten (subject to change with 5 snow days)

June 3 – 10: PTO Event - Book Fair

June 7: Day in the Life of a Kindergartener – for incoming Kindergarteners

June 10: Field Day Grades 1 – 4

June 14: Last Day of School for Grades 1 – 4 (June 22 with 5 snow days)