Hello Foster's Finest,
We are so blessed to have the support of the Hingham community in our quest for the new school. I have never imagined I'd be a part of such a unique opportunity in my career. I want to extend a thank you to the many people who helped to make this happen. Thank you to the School Building Committee, the School Committee, the PTOs (Especially our own), who helped to get the word out, the Select Board, and the many unseen behind the scenes heroes who have helped in the last two months. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all.
Today is an exciting day for us at Foster. As I am writing this, we are preparing for our Veterans Day Assembly, sponsored by our Student Council. If you have served in the United States Military, I just want to thank you. It takes a special kind of person to be willing to sacrifice their own freedoms, so that we can have ours. The assembly will be the first time I have seen all of the whole school in one place at one time. Tomorrow is Veterans Day, so there is no school. Please instill in your children that it is not just a day off, but the meaning of the day, and why we celebrate our Veterans.
Next Wednesday, November 16 is a half-day so that we are able to conduct parent conferences. Please make sure that your children know the plan for dismissal. If you are making changes in your usual plans, please get the change to the front office on Monday or Tuesday in writing. This is helpful so we get students to where they need to be.
Have a great weekend!
The First Grade Kindness Club will be making care packages for the military for our November project. We need your help! We will be collecting items for the packages in the lobby. Here is a list of items needed:
Candy (that won't melt)
Individual powder drink mix
Single serving beef jerky
Travel size toiletries (no aerosol cans)
Decks of cards
Small travel size games
WE NEED YOUR INPUT TO PLAN KEY EVENTS FOR 2023. PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR UPCOMING PTO MEETING - TUESDAY 11/15
Our next General PTO Meeting will be Tuesday November 15th, 7pm
@ The Range Bar & Grille, 306 Whiting Street, Hingham, MA
Please RSVP using this google form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1w4CBw-
or simply email: Sadler.Melissa@icloud.com
FOSTER SWAG NEW ONLINE STORE NOW OPEN
Ordering your SWAG just got a whole lot easier! – Direct Shipping to your house now
available! START YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING TODAY.
Don’t forget NOW through Sunday 11/13 - FRUIT CENTER SHOP WEEK - Mention "Foster School" at Check Out & 20% of all proceeds support our Foster’s Finest! Shop as many times as you want. This is valid for all family & friends too. Print vouchers to bring with you and be entered to win every time you shop. One lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card to Fruit Center.
Foster Cares Food & Gift Card Drive Now through 11/11
Support our Foster families in need this Holiday Season by signing up to donate here: WE ARE IN NEED OF GIFTCARDS.
FOSTER SWAG NEW ONLINE STORE NOW OPEN UNTIL 12/2
Ordering your SWAG just got a whole lot easier! – Direct Shipping to your house now available! START YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING TODAY.
Board Game Drive: 11/14 – 11/18
We will have a box in the lobby for donating games that your children may no longer play or have outgrown. We will be distributing the games to the classrooms for students to use not only on extremely wintry days but also during the construction of the temporary playground. We are looking for games (Uno, Boggle, card games, board games) that are fairly simple and fun to play. Thank you so much in advance for supporting this initiative.
Save The Date: Foster Annual Harvest Lunch Thursday 12/8 (Prep Day 12/7)
Harvest Lunch is a special lunch in December where each Hingham Elementary School gets to celebrate their school garden Harvest. PTO volunteers will prepare & serve a local & organic garden snack with produce that has been planted, grown, and harvested by K-5 students during their yearly Holly Hill Farm Gardening Program. If you’re interested in volunteering to help prep the food and serve the lunch please email: email@example.com & Caitlin.firstname.lastname@example.org
Save The Date: Holly Fair Saturday 12/10 – more information coming soon
We are bringing back the K-5 Foster Talent Show – APRIL Date TBD – Please email email@example.com if you would like to help be a part of the planning committee.
Upcoming Community Events:
wednesday november 16th 7pm @ hingham MIDDLE SCHOOL Joanna Dutra from The Creative Confidant will be leading a lively discussion for parents/guardians on ways we can communicate and connect better in our community. Our interpersonal skills took a big hit during the pandemic, she will be highlighting some methods for re-engaging with one another which will also help our kids. Please register!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 FROM 9AM - 3PM: The st. john’s holiday boutique. The St. John’s Holiday Boutique brings a curated selection of amazing vendors offering everything from homemade jam to exquisite hand-crafted jewelry to outdoor apparel! This year, we are pleased to welcome Santa back from 10am-1pm for visits and photos! Our cafe will offer coffee, tea and a selection of sweet treats. https://www.stjohns-hingham.org/holiday-boutique/
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 FROM 9AM - 4PM: Hingham highschool holiday fair http://www.hinghamholidayfair.com
Browse the website to view vendor lists and pictures - 'click' on the picture or name and you are on your way to that vendor's website or other contact information. Even more fun, you can reach vendors now! Back by popular demand - order your fresh holiday wreaths through DeVaughn's Ridge (www.devaughnsridge.com/shop) or click on the wreath pictured on the next page of this website!
December 1st-3rd at 7:00pm and Dec. 4th at 2:00pm. HINGHAM HIGHSCHOOL DRAMA PRESENTS: Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. Tickets on sale NOW! All performances will be at the Hingham Middle School Auditorium. Come see this musical theatre classic! Students will LOVE seeing what they can do on the stage in high school! For more information and to purchase tickets click here: