District-wide ENews Notes
June 22, 2023
Thurs., Jun. 22 - Last Day of School for K-12 Students
Fri., Jun. 23 - Professional Development Day; No Students in Session
Sun., Jun. 25 - High School Commencement Ceremony, Gordon Field House, RIT, 2:30 p.m.
Tues., Jun. 27 - Board of Education Mtg., H.S. Cafe., 7 p.m.
Wed., Jun. 28 - First Day of Summer Rec.
**NOTE: Please recognize that the District's online calendar will house the most accurate District and building events.
End of Year Message from Superintendent Mancuso
From time to time, I tell people (prospective teaching candidates in particular) that Honeoye Falls-Lima is a public school district that has outstanding students, families, and staff. I realize it is a bit arrogant. Still, it is true that the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District has had a succession of outstanding years, allowing our professionals to focus on supporting our students and our caregivers and parents to focus on their families. As a school district we have not suffered as other districts have with major budget battles or internal distractions that often shift attention away from student achievement. Nor have we experienced the difficulties that others regularly encounter when changing their programs or defending their curriculum.
I know that we are not a perfect school system, that up close there is much that can be improved. Still, I am continuously impressed with the community-wide respect that we are afforded as educators. Taxpayers support us, parents encourage us, and the students, by and large, come to school daily, ready, and eager to learn. The absence of distractions and the respect the community holds for its scholars and for learning in general cannot ever be taken for granted.
I also routinely tell others that Honeoye Falls-Lima has enjoyed our success because the teachers, administrators, and support staff have all agreed to roll up their sleeves and go about their work in a serious and professional manner. As a result, the majority of our students are challenged across a broad spectrum of classes and well-planned extracurricular activities. This is made possible because of the staff’s collective work ethic and belief that HF-L students are capable—physically, emotionally, and intellectually—of achievement levels much higher than might be expected elsewhere. As a district, we do push our children academically, we expect them to behave properly, and we are willing to invest ourselves in helping them to understand everything from the basic rules of grammar to the complexities of human rights.
As another outstanding year of schooling comes to a close, I take this opportunity to thank the entire staff for its good efforts and hard work. We do make a difference in the lives of our students, and through them I believe we are making the world incrementally a better place for everyone.
Enjoy the summer break. Relax, read a good book, and enjoy your family and friends. We will continue the process of getting ready to open next year the day after graduation. For our seniors and families of our 2023 graduates, thank you. Congratulations our 2023 retirees:
· Kimberly Brienzi
· Patricia Callahan
· Bruce Capron
· Maureen Carroll
· Kimberly Donatello
· Sandra Erb-Petruccione
· Deborah Fullerton
· Joan Hamer
· Beth Hoffman
· Anne Lamendola
· Marilynn Lesczynski
· Louise Lewis
· Milton Mashner
· Carol Moffitt
· Kathleen Morehouse
· Deborah Mros
· Lori Rayburn
· Kim Simpson
· Lorraine Thompson
· Matthew Weider
· Renee Williams
Once a cougar, always a cougar.
WE ARE HF-L.
Congratulations to the Class of 2023
On behalf of Governor Hochul and the entire State of New York, congratulations to the Class of 2023! Governor Hochul is so proud of all that the Class of 2023 has overcome, and the years of hard work that has brought each graduate to this wonderful milestone.
In an effort to transform New York's public higher education system and make it easier for high school seniors to attend college, SUNY and CUNY are reaching out to high school seniors in new ways with personalized letters, enrollment coaching and tutorials, and multiple points of contact to assist with enrolling in college and applying for financial aid.
Video Link: https://youtu.be/DlfPDJt65tc
SNAP Helps Families Buy Food
Do you need help buying food for your family? With SNAP you will have more to spend at the grocery stores and farmers market each month. SNAP helps you buy the groceries your family needs and supports our local economy. By applying you’re also helping our school receive additional funding to feed more kids! Together with school meals, SNAP helps kids get the nutrition they need. Visit http://bit.ly/snaphelpli and answer a few questions and in less than 5 minutes you will learn if your family may be eligible and how to apply.
Cougar Care provides quality wrap around care for students in K-5 who attend the HFL School District. 2023-2024 Cougar Care Registration is now open! Register online before August 10 as space is limited, by clicking on the link below:
HF-L Summer Rec
Summer Enrichment Programs
Summer Driver's Ed
Summer Driver's Education registration is now open. Registration is online at the Community Programs website. Be sure to read the entire description before registering as the format is a different this session. Space is limited so register early! Any questions, please contact the Community Programs Office at 624-7068.
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:
- Tuesday Story Times, Tuesdays, June 27-August 8, 10:00 - 10:30 AM
- Paws to Relax Tuesdays, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM
- Wee Ones Wednesdays, June 28-August 9, 10:00 - 10:30 AM
- LEGO Club @ Rotary Park, Wednesdays, June 28-July 26, 11:00-11:45 AM
- Tech Training Wednesdays, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
- Knit Nook Thursdays, 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
- Tween/Teen Thursdays, Thursdays, June 29-August 10, 1:00-2:00 PM
- Friday Movie Matinee, Fridays, June 23 - August 1, 1:00-2:30 PM
Mendon Public Library Special Programs:
- Let's Draw Barn Animals with Rosemary: Guided Drawing for Kids, Mon 6/26/2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Monoprints for Kids, Tuesday, 6/27/2023, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
- Tornado T's: One of a Kind Wearable Spin-Art In-Person, Wednesday, 6/28/2023, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
- Firefly Friends Summer Art Thursday @ Harry Allen Gazebo, Thursday, 6/29/2023, 10:00-10:40 AM
- Kids All Together Story & Yoga Time w/Miss Niki of Yoga Love, Friday, 6/30/2023, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
- Lots More FUN All Summer Long. mendonlibrary.org