Haynes Happenings

News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School

December 19, 2019

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

The blanket of snow on the ground is the perfect setting for us to enter into the holiday season and a well-earned winter break. I hope that whether you are traveling far or staying near, that December break is a time of celebration, rejuvenation and rest for your family.

The Haynes staff and I wish you the best for a wonderful vacation and a joyous start to the new year. I look forward to seeing you in 2020!


Jeff LaBroad


SERF Student Grants Announced

More than thirty Haynes students applied for the first-ever SERF Student Grants. SERF selected a proposal from Katelyn Arees, who proposed using the grant money to purchase app-enabled robots. The Sphero Mini Education kit, which includes 16 clear robotic balls with gyroscopes, accelerometers, and LED lights, as well as bumpers, mini traffic cones, bowling pins, construction sets, and activity cards, will help spark creativity through discovery, play, and to add to students’ foundation for computer science skills. The kits, accessible to all classes at Haynes, will give students practice controlling the robots with their own commands. Special thanks to Haynes Librarian Dorothy Kramer for serving as Katelyn's sponsor, and to all the Haynes educators who sponsored our students' applications!

You can read more about the grants here.

Click the video link below to watch an overview of the SERF grant process...


A reminder to all CURRENT KINDERGARTEN PARENTS that the survey shared earlier this month is still open. Your input on your entry into Sudbury kindergarten is eagerly requested. Responses will be collected through January 2.

Click here to complete the survey.

Gratitude for a wonderful COOKIE SWAP

A sincere THANK YOU from the Haynes Staff to our thoughtful and generous parents for your contributions to the HOP Staff Cookie Swap. It was very sweet of you, and meant a lot to our faculty and staff.

Kickoff to Kindergarten Coming January 28th

Big picture


Thursday, December 19

2:15-3:15 Grade 4 Winter Break Celebration

Friday, December 20

1:30-2:30 Grade 5 Winter Math Games

December 23 - January 1

December Vacation

Thursday, January 2

School Reopens

Friday, January 3

9:00-10:00 First Friday Principal Coffee & HOP General Meeting

Wednesday, January 8

12:45 ILAP Early Release Day

Friday, January 10

January Food Pantry Collection

"Backwards" Spirit Day


Check out the latest from #haynes01776

See what we're learning, doing, making and celebrating!

Haynes Happenings

Haynes Happenings is the parent and family newsletter of Josiah Haynes Elementary School, published every other Thursday and distributed to families via email and shared at sudbury.k12.ma.us/haynes.