Haynes Happenings

News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School

September 19, 2019

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

The Haynes team and I are excited to welcome you to Back to School Night this evening! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. K-2 presentations start at 6:30 p.m., and 3-5 presentations start at 7:50 p.m. Join us for the Principal's Presentation at 7:15 in the auditorium.

Click here for more on our Back to School Night program.

As a reminder, please remember to allow time to safely park on one of our side-streets, and be sure to follow all parking regulations posted.

See you soon!


Jeff LaBroad


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Haunted Haynes Returns This October

Submitted by the Haynes Organization of Parents

Haunted Haynes will take place on Friday, October 18th from 6pm to 8pm at Haynes. Wear your costumes and enjoy Spooky Storytime in the library, JoJo The Magician shows, a fortune teller, face painting and a spooky dance party! Pizza and concessions will be available for purchase at the Creepy Café!

Tickets go on sale September 30th and are $5 per person (children 2 and under are free) and can be purchased at the Haynes Webstore. No Haunted Haynes tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets must be purchased in advance. This event is capped for space and sold out early last year. We anticipate that it will again and suggest you purchase tickets early to ensure you are able to attend. Ticket sales will close on October 17th at 12PM or when the event sells out. Questions concerning ticket sales can go to Karen Walper at kv02132@yahoo.com. Financial assistance is available; please contact Mr. LaBroad for more information.

We need you! Volunteer sign-ups are available through the haynespto.org website!

Due to the family-oriented nature of this event and in keeping with Haynes School guidelines, please leave all swords, and props at home. This is not a drop off event. Questions regarding the Haunted Haynes can be directed to Lisa West at Lisamwest@gmail.com, Sarah Wilmot sjg623@gmail.com and Jaime Budzienski at Jaime.h.budzienski@gmail.com.

Ivy, the Very Determined Dog to Visit Haynes!

Information on how to order your own "signed" copy is going home in students' backpacks and via email to families.
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Apple Picking Trip Next Month

Submitted by Joanna Steffey, HOP METCO Liaison

There will be a stay and play event happening on October 16th. Students from all four Sudbury elementary schools from Boston and Sudbury will be traveling by bus to Stow for apple-picking and fall fun! In order to facilitate this event, we need parent volunteers as chaperones. Volunteers are needed from 1:20-3:30pm in Stow, must have a current CORI at Haynes, and would be able to bring their own school-aged children if desired. Please email HOP METCO Liaison Joanna Steffey at joannarees@gmail.com with questions or to volunteer. Thank you for considering! Keep an eye out--we will need additional volunteers for events in February and May!

Whitson's Food Service Announces New Menu Platform

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Reading Buddies Returns!

Submitted by Haynes Literacy Specialist Ellen Vedora

Would your child benefit from some one-on-one reading time?

Does your child pick up a book reluctantly?

Does your child get frustrated while reading?

Who: Open to all elementary school students who want to become more confident readers. Tutors are Lincoln-Sudbury High School Students.

What: 6 week tutoring sessions. Each session is 30 minutes and will include one-on-one reading, and games/activities to help improve fluency, comprehension, and overall confidence.

Where: Goodnow Library (in Children’s section)

When: October 16, 23, 30, and November 6, 13, and 20

Choose one of the following time slots to come at each week for the full 6 weeks:

4:00-4:30, 4:30-5:00, 5:00-5:30, 5:30-6:00, 6:00-6:30

Signing Up: You can email us at lsreadingbuddies@gmail.com. In the email please include:

  • Your child’s name and grade
  • The time slot you wish to sign up for and any other ones that may work if your first choice is unavailable
  • Your name
  • A preferred way to reach you (if you don’t frequently check email)
  • Anything else you think may be useful for us to know about your child!

About Us:
Our names are Maddie Stephan and Oliver Neale and we are both Seniors at Lincoln-Sudbury High School. We both love reading and are very excited to help your children improve their skills while having fun!


Thursday, September 19

6:00-8:30 Back to School Night

Monday, September 23

9:30-10:30 Room Parent Orientation (Cafeteria)

Tuesday, September 24

Picture Day (Grades 4-5, Makeups)

Wednesday, September 25

7:45 School Council Meeting (Conference Room)

12:45 ILAP Early Release

Friday, September 27

9:15 Ivy, the Very Determined Dog (Grades K-2)

10:15 Ivy, the Very Determined Dog (Grades 3-5)

Monday, September 30

Rosh Hashanah - No School

Wednesday, October 2

Staff Appreciation Breakfast (hosted by Grade 3 Families)

Friday, October 4

9:00 First Friday Principal Coffee


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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.