January 2,2023


We Shine at Hyman Fine!

Blue Pride Starts Here!

Dear Hyman Fine Families,

Welcome 2023! I am so excited to be back at HFES tomorrow morning welcoming all the smiling face back to school. I am also looking forward to the kiddos sharing stories form their time off. I hope you all had a restful and relaxing holiday break.

  • Please see an important message below regarding attendance calls.


3 - Return to School

6 - Hawk Hero Assembly

13 - Early Release

16 - No School

Thank you for your continued support and partnership. I am looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Noah B. Collins,


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Student Attendance Protocol Change

Dear Families,

As we all know, student attendance is directly connected to student success. Beginning on January 9th, we are changing our process for automated attendance calls. All families will receive a call from our automated system should your student be absent from school whether or not the school was previously notified. If the school(s) are aware of the absence, you do not need to contact the school. If you have not, please do so as soon as possible. Additional reminders and information will be sent as we get closer to January 9th.

Social Media Safety

In this season of gift giving where children may have received new devices, it's a good reminder for families to make sure their children are using social media safely. Please take a moment to review the following: Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media.

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PTO - Update

PTO Announcements & Updates:

This month's PTO meeting will be held virtually.

January 5, @ 6:00pm,

Zoom link: https://brown.zoom.us/j/99776709157

Upcoming PTO Events:

1) Hyman Fine Night at the Northeast Generals Game Fundraiser

January 20, 2023, 7:00pm

Download the Northeast Generals Official app now to purchase tickets for $10/each. 50% of all ticket sales for the Jan. 20th game will go to Hyman Fine. Select players will visit Hyman Fine during lunch on January 20th! In addition, Hyman Fine will earn money for tickets purchased through the app for all games throughout the season.

2) January 30 – February 3: Book Fair

3) February 1: Bingo Night

4) February 9: Superbowl TV Raffle (tickets will be available starting on January 23)

5) March 24: Someone Special Dance

The PTO is in need of volunteers to assist with the organization of several events, including Bingo Night and the Someone Special Dance. Please contact the PTO at hymanfineelementarypto@gmail.com if you are able to help.

Make sure to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hymanfineelementaryschoolpto where you can find updates on all PTO events, meetings, fundraisers, HF spirit wear, and school related information.

2022 - 2023 PTO Board Members:

Co-Presidents: Jenn Rosa and Ben Chalot

Vice President: Ashley Niland

Co-Secretaries: Bonnie Standring and Michelle Lewin

Co-Treasurers: Denise Desrosiers and Kelli Costa

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Temperature Change

With fall weather upon us please make sure you children are dressed to be comfortable outside for recess. We will be going outside for recess as long as the "Feels like" temperature is above 30°F (unless it's raining, snowing, or dangerously windy).

FYI - 2022 - 2023 MCAS DATES

2022-2023 MCAS DATES

Families with students in grades 3 and 4 - please note the dates below.


Grade 4 - April 3,4

Grade 3 - April 5,6


Grade 4 - May 8, 9

Grade 3 - May 10, 11

Rooms Communication App

You may notice that an additional button, called Rooms, will be visible at the bottom right of our Attleboro Public Schools mobile app. This button is part of our integrated system of communication and will allow for your child’s teachers/coaches/and other staff to share detailed information (assignments, special events, practice schedules, etc.). More information is forthcoming.

In addition to downloading the app, guardians will need to set up their accounts. This can be done by going to the link contained in the email sent to all guardians yesterday (and following the directions)

If you haven’t already done so, please download the APS app designed for mobile devices.

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APS Welcome Center & Community Flyers

APS Welcome Center

All APS Community Fliers can be found within the Welcome Center website. To view this week’s fliers, including information from throughout Attleboro please visit the Welcome Center webpage or click here for current fliers.

Link: https://www.attleboroschools.com/o/apswc/page/community-fliers

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