News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School
November 5, 2020
Haynes, Friday, October 30, 2020
We know that our children thrive on structure, consistency and predictability. While we have celebrated in particular everyone's flexibility this year, we as parents and educators continue working to provide expected circumstances when possible. By and large, we've been quite successful.
This has been a challenge at best in 2020, and perhaps over the last week in particular. We got plowable snow in October. Halloween was either canceled or significantly modified. The clocks changed and the sun is now setting at about 2:45 each day (okay, I'm being a bit hyperbolic there). We are watching a close election with uncertain results, and likely have strong feelings no matter which candidate we are backing. News reports are warning of a winter that might require us to once again be more isolated than we may be comfortable with.
Against this backdrop, I'm reminded that our children are listening and watching us to seek signals of what to do. They see what we do and hear what we say. Of equal importance, they see what we don't do and hear what we don't say. They spot our joy, feel our stress, sense our anger and are aware of our uneasiness. Really, they don't miss much.
In what likely continues to be a difficult time, I invite you to continue to take care of yourself and find moments of joy and normalcy--even when it takes extra effort to create either.
TONIGHT! Principal Forum with Mr. LaBroad
Join Mr. LaBroad for the first Haynes Principal Forum Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. via Google Meet. This virtual meeting will provide an opportunity for parents to ask questions and share feedback on our year so far, reflecting on where we've been and discussing what's ahead. Join the Meet using the link: meet.google.com/dyc-xsuk-nug. (Please note, this Principal Forum will take the place of November's previously-scheduled First Friday Principal Coffee).
Car Line Reminders
Please be sure to pull all the way ahead. This allows the most cars access to the arrival/dismissal area.
Students are able to exit cars once passing this sign.
For everyone's safety, the car line is single file. Pass only when directed by a staff member or when a car's flashers are on indicating live parking.
Haynes Receives SERF Grant to Fund Early Literacy Texts
Haynes has received a SERF grant to fund the purchase of books for take-home book bags for early readers. Our school has been in the process of organizing surplus texts for students to use at home for independent reading time. We were in need of titles for our youngest readers. The generous grant we received from SERF will allow us to purchase a supply of just right fit texts for our early readers, thus enhancing their at home reading experience. We look forward to buying these books and getting them into the hands of readers soon! Our thanks to Haynes Literacy Specialist Megan Ring for organizing this initiative and to SERF for their generous support!
HOPEsudbury Auction Returns Saturday
HOPEsudbury stands ready to help Sudbury residents during these unprecedented times. The HOPE Fund, our signature program, provides emergency financial support for any Sudbury residents in need. Since 2002, The HOPE Fund has helped hundreds of Sudbury residents and distributed over $700,000. If you are in need of assistance, please reach out the Bethany Hadvab, Sudbury’s Town Social Worker. She can connect you to The HOPE Fund as well as other resources.
Click here for the 19th Annual Telethon & Auction Guide which offers a preview for our largest fundraising event and highlights the incredible talent and items our community has offered in support of neighbors in need. Our website, Hopesudbury.org, will be continually updated with information as well. Bid online beginning Nov 6 at 7 PM and tune in to SudburyTV on November 7 from 3-9 PM.
HOPE you can join us and demonstrate what The Power of Community can accomplish!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sudbury Food Pantry Seeks Operations Manager
Sudbury Neighbor Brigade and HOPEsudbury Launch Holiday Drive
Thursday, November 5
Staff Appreciation Breakfast (hosted by grade 5 families)
7:30-8:30 p.m. Haynes Principal Forum (via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/dyc-xsuk-nug
Wednesday, November 11
Veteran's Day -- NO SCHOOL
HOP Virtual Book Fair
Wednesday, November 18
Parent Conferences (by appointment)
November Food Pantry Collection
Thanksgiving Break -- NO SCHOOL