District-wide ENews Notes

May 11, 2023

Upcoming Dates

  • Mon., May 15 - HFLEA Executive Committee Mtg., High School, 3:15 p.m.

  • Mon., May 15 - Cougar Creations K-12 Student Art Exhibit, H.S. 'B' Gym, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Tues., May 16 - Budget Vote, BOE Rm. 129, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Tues., May 16 - Cougar Creations K-12 Student Art Exhibit, H.S. 'B' Gym, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Wed., May 17 - Cougar Creations K-12 Student Art Exhibit, H.S. 'B' Gym, 7 a.m. - 12 (noon)

  • Tues., May 23 - District Health & Safety Committee Mtg., 3:45 p.m.

  • Tues., May 23 - Board of Education Mtg., H.S. Cafe., 7 p.m.

  • Tues., May 23 - Music Booster Club Mtg., H.S. Chorus Room, 7 p.m.

  • Mon., May 29 - Memorial Day Observance - No School

**NOTE: Please recognize that the District's online calendar will house the most accurate District and building events.
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Inside HF-L - Budget Issue 2023-24

HF-L Oversimplified - What You'll See on the Ballot

In the final episode of HF-L Oversimplified Season 2, Superintendent Gene Mancuso joins Colin Pierce to discuss what voters can expect to see on the ballot on Tuesday, May 16th.

HF-L Oversimplified - School Bus Purchases

In episode 4 of HF-L Oversimplified Season 2, we discuss why school bus purchases have increased so much from last year.

HF-L Oversimplified - Inflation

In episode 3 of HF-L Oversimplified Season 2, we learn what inflation is and how exactly it impacted the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District.

HF-L Oversimplified - Capital Outlay Projects

In episode 2 of HF-L Oversimplified Season 2, we discuss the difference between Capital Outlay Projects and Capital Projects and then explain what this year's Capital Outlay Project is.

HF-L Oversimplified - BOCES

Welcome to Season 2 of HF-L Oversimplified! This week we answer the question of what BOCES is and what services it provides to school districts! Let's talk about that!

Volunteers for Cougar Creations Needed

The K-12 art teachers would greatly appreciate your help setting up and taking down the artwork for Cougar Creations, 5/15-17. Please use the link to signup for a time slot! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084ba9a629abfc1-cougar1

Plant Sale

The Learning Academy is sponsoring a plant sale on May 24th & 25th at the corner of East St. and Church St. Prices range from $3-$10. Flowers, herbs, and veggies will be available for purchase. Cash only.
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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.


2023 Summer Rec

2023 Summer Rec program in partnership with Honeoye Falls, Mendon, Lima & HFL Community Programs is a day camp for children in grades 1-8. Camp runs Wednesday, June 28 through Friday, August 4 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. A variety of daily activities include sports, arts & crafts, swimming, science & nature and optional field trips. Questions? Call the Community Programs Office at 624-7068 or email hflcommunityprograms@hflcsd.org. Registration is now available online at:


Mental Health Month 2023

May is Mental Health Month. Each year the District Counseling department puts together a newsletter to focus on a topic or idea important to maintaining positive mental health.


Athletic Awards Assembly

Athletic Awards Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6th at 6:30pm in the Middle School Auditorium.

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.

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Community Events

The activities listed below are not sponsored or recommended by the school district but provided as a bulletin board to families as choices available for students outside of curricular and extra-curricular activities sponsored by the school district.

Mendon Public Library

Mendon Public Library Ongoing Programs:

  • Story Time Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30 AM Preschool Story Time at the Library open to preschoolers and their caregivers. Join Miss Kelly for songs, stories, and simple crafts each Tuesday.
  • Paws to Relax Tuesdays, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM
  • Tech Training Wednesdays, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Knit Nook Thursdays, 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Mendon Public Library Special Programs:

  • Tuesday Travel Talk: Adirondack Adventures with Guide ADK's Zack Mowrey-Tuesday Travel Talk: "Taking Your Kids Into the Woods: Tips for How to Camp and Canoe with your Kids" , Tue 5/16/2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Eating Away at the Climate Crisis: How our food choices can help heal the planet, Mon 5/22/2023 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday Movie Matinee: Taking Chance, Fri 5/26/2023, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual Discussion with Author and Coach: Matthew Raidbard, Author of “Lead Like a Pro”, Thu 6/1/2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Meditation Mondays: Guided Meditation Series with Lori, Mon 6/12/2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Summer Day Camps

Join us for Summer Day Camps! July 10-14, 8:30am - 2pm. Free with a provided lunch. After care 2pm-5pm has a small fee. Grades going into K5-6th grade. Register at www.Wheatlandchurch.com/summer-camps

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Community Conversation Around Mental Health

On Tuesday, May 23 at 7pm at the Middle School Maker Space (room 209) the HF-L- Mendon Kiwanis Club is hosting a Community Conversation around Mental Health. This conversation will be directed by Jerard Johnson and his staff at the URMC Golisano Children's Hospital Pediatric Mental Health and Wellness Programs. The hope is to bring a sense of understanding around Mental Health awareness, during this Mental Health awareness month. Open the lines of communications between the families and the programs available, as well as the school district. The more the kids know there is help available and the more people who know the signs of those struggling with mental health the more we can help reduce the number of deaths due to mental health struggles. We want the message to be that we care, there is help available, and that it is okay to ask for help.

HF-L Modified/JV Baseball Camp

HF-L Little League Baseball Camp

HF-L Youth Football Camp

Raising Poultry for 4-H

Summer Basketball Camp Opportunities

HF-L Youth Football and Cheer

Honeoye Falls-Lima Youth Football and Cheer Registration for the 2023 season is open now! Open to all athletes entering grades 1-6 in the 23-24 school year.
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