Haynes Happenings

News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School

December 16, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

When I was a teacher, celebrating the first day of winter was always a big deal in my classroom. The winter solstice, of course, is the shortest day of the year. The day arriving meant that there would not be a day ahead with greater darkness, and that we would see more light each day ahead. In the darkest days of the year, this was an exciting thing for my students and me to remember. Right now, we are all eager to see the lightness and brightness ahead. In this season of light, we have much to celebrate and for which to be grateful—and reasons to be hopeful for what is ahead.

The Haynes team joins me in wishing you a joyous holiday season and a safe, peaceful December vacation.


Jeff LaBroad


Haynes Lunch/Recess Monitor Opening

Haynes currently has an immediate opening for a Lunch & Recess Monitor. The position involves providing supervision for and engagement with students in the cafeteria and on the playground during lunches and recesses. To learn more or to apply, click here or email Mr. LaBroad.

SERF Student Grant Initiative Winners Announced

Congratulations to all the students who submitted grant proposals for this year's SERF student innovation grant cycle, and special congratulations to our third grade winner! Haynes will soon add a collection of dolls of significant and impactful women of diverse backgrounds to our teaching tools as a result of this initiative.
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Save the Date

Thursday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. on Google Meet

A Conversation with Sudbury Chief of Police Scott Nix

Join Mr. LaBroad and Chief Nix for a conversation and Q&A about school and community safety.

Haynes Staff Updates

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER—Please join us in welcoming SAM COURNYN back to Haynes School as our new Special Education Teacher. Mr. Cournyn previously served as an ABA Tutor in our Partners program before moving to Loring School this fall, where he worked alongside our friend, former Haynes Special Education Teacher Pam Radler at the school's LAB program. Mr. Cournyn holds a graduate degree in special education and a license in moderate special needs from the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

CROSSING GUARD—We are pleased to share that Haynes Permanent Substitute Teacher ALAN STANDROWICZ is assuming duties as a morning crossing guard in addition to his current duties. ANNA VELOUTSOS will continue as our afternoon crossing guard as well as Permanent Substitute Teacher, and KAREN GREENWOOD will continue her role as both morning and afternoon crossing guard along with being one of our Lunch & Recess Monitors.

Hope Sudbury Toy Drive now through the 21st

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Kickoff to Kindergarten Returns January 25

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SPS Preschool Enrollment Now Open


Friday, December 17

Food Pantry Collection

PJ Spirit Day

Wednesday, December 22

11:45 Kindergarten Craft

2:00 Grade 1 Craft

Friday, December 24

No School

December 27-31, 2021

December Vacation // No School

Monday, January 3

School Reopens

Wednesday, January 5

Staff Appreciation Breakfast (hosted by Grade 1 families)

Friday, January 7

HOP Fundraiser at CycleBar

Wednesday, January 12

11:45 ILAP Early Release Day

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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.