District-wide ENews Notes
May 4, 2023
Mon., May 1 - Fri., May 5 - Staff Appreciation Week
Tues., May 9 - Public Budget Hearing/Meet the Candidates (followed by a regular Board of Education Mtg.), H.S. Cafe., 6 p.m.
Mon., May 15 - HFLEA Executive Committee Mtg., High School, 3:15 p.m.
Mon., May 15 - Cougar Creations K-12 Student Art Exhibit, H.S. 'B' Gym, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tues., May 16 - Budget Vote, BOE Rm. 129, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tues., May 16 - Cougar Creations K-12 Student Art Exhibit, H.S. 'B' Gym, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wed., May 17 - Cougar Creations K-12 Student Art Exhibit, H.S. 'B' Gym, 7 a.m. - 12 (noon)
Tues., May 23 - District Health & Safety Committee Mtg., 3:45 p.m.
Tues., May 23 - Board of Education Mtg., H.S. Cafe., 7 p.m.
Tues., May 23 - Music Booster Club Mtg., H.S. Chorus Room, 7 p.m.
Mon., May 29 - Memorial Day Observance - No School
**NOTE: Please recognize that the District's online calendar will house the most accurate District and building events.
Inside HF-L - Budget Issue 2023-24
HF-L Oversimplified - School Bus Purchases
HF-L Oversimplified - Inflation
HF-L Oversimplified - Capital Outlay Projects
HF-L Oversimplified - BOCES
Mental Health Month 2023
HF-L Spring Collection Drive
A group of staff at HF-L High School is hosting a Spring Collection Drive of new or gently used clothing on May 5-8. Donations collected will go towards establishing a “Community Closet” at the high school for students who need clothing or basic items so they can thrive in school. See below for Details
All seasons, new or gently used, all genders, tops, bottoms, coats, shoes, all appropriately sized for high school students.
May 8th – 10th
Morning Drop Off -- 7:15-8:00
Afternoon Pickup -- 1:55-2:45
Sidewalk near the Cafeteria at the High School
Contact Erinn Camp (email@example.com) with questions, contributions, or to arrange an individual drop-off time.
All students thrive when they have basic needs met, including clothing, food, and personal care items. Many local school have a community closet for students to access when needed.
Once established in the 23-24 school year, students at the high school in need will have free and confidential access to a variety of basic essentials with the support of stakeholders in the building. Your contributions will directly support the overall wellbeing of our community.
Family Open Swim
April 28 Vacation Care registration is now open. Space is limited so be sure to register early! Click on the link to register:
HF-L CSD Partners with Paper
The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District is happy to continue its partnership with Paper, a digital tutoring service. This service is available to all HF-L students in grades 4-12 and will provide free, unlimited access to virtual tutoring sessions. These sessions are 1:1 and are available 24 hours a day. Students can access this using their ClassLink portal.
Using Paper, students get homework help, writing feedback, and study support on demand. Teachers gain insights into learning gaps. Administrators have visibility into where support is needed.
Voice Notes—a new accessibility-minded offering from Paper—is now available for all Paper users!
How does it work?
Voice Notes allows both students and tutors alike to record and send audio messages during Live Help sessions.
Sending a Voice Note in a Live Help session is simple for students: Learners simply select the microphone icon in the chat bar to send a verbal question or response. Before sending the message, they can listen back to their note at a playback speed of their choice. Voice Notes messages sent to them from tutors can also be played back, and students can see a transcription of tutors’ messages.
Which students benefit from this feature?
Paper’s Voice Notes feature will be particularly helpful for students who are actively improving their reading and writing. However, these kinds of learners can benefit as well:
English-language learners or those who struggle with writing might find it easier to chat with a tutor via Voice Notes.
Students who prefer to use iPads or their mobile devices to learn—or only have these tools available outside of school—can opt to send Voice Notes rather than typing out longer questions.
Voice Notes are helpful for students who prefer “talking it out,” or articulating their thoughts verbally.
Mendon Public Library
Mendon Public Library Ongoing Programs:
- Story Time Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30 AM Preschool Story Time at the Library open to preschoolers and their caregivers. Join Miss Kelly for songs, stories, and simple crafts each Tuesday.
- Paws to Relax Tuesdays, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM
- Tech Training Wednesdays, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
- Knit Nook Thursdays, 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Mendon Public Library Special Programs:
- Tuesday Travel Talk: Adirondack Adventures with Guide ADK's Zack Mowrey-Tuesday Travel Talk: "Taking Your Kids Into the Woods: Tips for How to Camp and Canoe with your Kids" , Tue 5/16/2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
- Eating Away at the Climate Crisis: How our food choices can help heal the planet, Mon 5/22/2023 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
- Friday Movie Matinee: Taking Chance, Fri 5/26/2023, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- Virtual Discussion with Author and Coach: Matthew Raidbard, Author of “Lead Like a Pro”, Thu 6/1/2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Meditation Mondays: Guided Meditation Series with Lori, Mon 6/12/2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Community Conversation Around Mental Health
HF-L Modified/JV Baseball Camp
HF-L Little League Baseball Camp
HF-L Youth Football Camp
Raising Poultry for 4-H
Summer Basketball Camp Opportunities
Connecting the Dots
HONEOYE FALLS - LIMA COUGARS WRESTLING CLUB
HF-L Summer Soccer Registration
The activities listed below are not sponsored or recommended by the school district but provided as a bulletin board to families as choices available for students outside of curricular and extra-curricular activities sponsored by the school district.
HFL Summer Soccer Registration is open through April 28th! The HFL Recreational Soccer League is an organization that welcomes any child in the community who wants to have fun and learn soccer. We have training/scrimmage leagues for kids entering Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, combined 3rd/4th, and combined 5th/6th, and a recreational league for those entering 7th-12th grades. Children are split into boys and girls teams (depending on the registrations, the 7th-12th grade league may not be split). Our season runs on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from July 10th – August 2nd. We will be on the fields behind Manor School this year. Registration fees are $38 per child, with a maximum of $100 per family. Visit https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/365258 to register. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.