Have a Great Summer!
💬 Superintendent's Message 💬
Read, read, and read. This summer, enjoy opportunities with the family to discover new books, authors, and genres. It is important for all students of all ages to continue reading over the summer. See some great tips for summer reading. Reading is such a great way for students to continue to develop and strengthen a whole host of literacy skills including their vocabulary and comprehension skills. The Hingham Public Library also offers summer reading programs for students of all ages.
Embrace the great outdoors. Spending time outside has numerous benefits, such as reducing stress and anxiety, improving mood, and boosting creativity. Consider activities like walking, hiking, biking, gardening, or relaxing in a shady park.
Make time for loved ones. It's easy to get caught up in our daily routines and miss out on quality time with friends and family. This summer, prioritize reconnecting with your loved ones through shared meals, game nights, movie nights, or simply picking up the phone for a catch-up call.
Prioritize sleep. During busy times, our sleep habits can suffer. Make an effort to establish a consistent sleep schedule and give your body the rest it deserves. Most importantly, have fun and do something that brings you joy each day. Whether trying a new hobby, indulging in a favorite activity or simply taking time to relax and unwind, make sure to prioritize your happiness this summer.
🗓️ Upcoming Dates 🗓️
🛠️ Labor Day, No School - September 4
🎒 1st Day of School Grades 1-12 - September 5
🎒 1st Day of School Kindergarten - September 7
🎒 1st Day of School Pre-K - September 11
We need your feedback!
Please take a moment to fill out this year's communications survey. We are committed to improving our communication with our community, but we need everyone to participate.
Thank you in advance for your time.
📚 Summer Assignments 📚
English Language Arts 📖
📹 Harbor Media Highlights 📹
5th Grade Culmination Videos
How to Handle Anxiety and Mental Health with our Elementary-aged Kids
Dr. Nadja Reilly, Clinical Psychologist, visited HPS and spoke to parents and caregivers about how they can support their child's mental health and well-being.
Summer is finally here! We want to express our gratitude for your hard work throughout the year. We hope you find moments to relax, recharge, and truly enjoy the summer season. One of the benefits of Care Solace is that families can access our services year-round.
If you or a family member are struggling with mental health or substance use issues, remember that help is available. Care Solace, a complimentary and confidential mental health coordination service provided by Hingham Public Schools, is available 24/7/365 to help you find mental health care or substance use treatment providers. Call 888-515-0595 for multilingual support or visit:
caresolace.com/hinghamschools to search for providers on your own or receive assistance through video chat, email, or phone.
🚧 Foster Building Project Update 🚧
The site work preparing the property for the new school construction is nearing completion as work on the retaining walls on Otis Hill is in full swing. The pad for the new building is ready and work on the vertical construction of the building is expected to begin in the next few weeks.
Bidding results were received in early May and Bacon Construction Company was the successful low bidder for phase 2 of the project, coming in under budget and allowing the School Building Committee to review and discuss the potential for including items designated as alternates such as the ground source heat pump HVAC system, softball field and irrigation. Decisions on the latter two will likely not be made until we are deep into construction and have a better sense of available budget dollars. Members of the project team have had very positive experiences working with Bacon and we are grateful for the opportunity to work with them on the new elementary school project.
While the site work phase was delayed a bit due to heavy rains in March and other issues involving the retaining wall work, the project remains on schedule for completion and school opening in September 2024.
🎻 After School Strings Registration Now Open! 🎻
This program is offered to all Hingham Public Schools students who will be in grades 3 or 4 in the fall. After School Strings is operated by Kids in Action (KIA).
After School Strings is designed as an introductory class for grades 3 and 4 students to expose them to instrumental enrichment and technique before the formal start of the instrumental program in grade 5.
To register, click on the desired session time below.
Plymouth River School:
Hingham Library Summer Reading Program
The 2023 theme for our Summer Reading Program is:
FIND YOUR VOICE
School is out – Summer calls -Visit HPL for programs and activities that will enthrall!!
Beginning on Monday, June 26th families are invited to visit the Library and register in-person for our 2023 Summer Reading Program. Kids get their summer reading cards and grownups get our calendar of events.
Weekly visits = weekly stickers, weekly prizes, weekly fun!
Summer Program Highlights Include:
- Big Ryan’s Tall Tales
- Meet Jerry Pallotta, author of the "Who Would Win" book series
- Mamasteph Concert
- STEAM programs
- Family Movies
- Henna Designs with Wicked Good Henna
- Inventor Mentor
To read more about these programs, and all our other fun summer events, visit our online calendar. Some programs require registration.
Questions, please call the children’s department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403