Haynes Happenings

News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School

October 3, 2019

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

For the second year in a row, and for as many years as the state has identified schools as such, Haynes has been recognized as one of 62 SCHOOLS OF RECOGNITION by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for our MCAS performance. What's more, Haynes was recognized in all three catagories, HIGH ACHIEVEMENT, HIGH GROWTH and EXCEEDING TARGETS. Haynes is one of only four public elementary schools in the state of Massachusetts to earn such a distinction. My congratulations to our students, teachers and parents on such an incredible accomplishment.

Individual MCAS scores from last spring will be sent home in the coming weeks. At Haynes, these results are one of many data points we use in planning for student instruction.


Jeff LaBroad


First Friday Principal Coffee to Focus on Visioning

What do we keep? What can we reconsider? What are our dreams? Join Mr. LaBroad for an early conversation as we begin the work of creating a vision for Haynes School. We start from a position of great strength as we look forward to an exciting future. Come share what your family's vision for our future includes!

Please note, this is only the first of several opportunities for parents to share input into the vision for our future.

Building Security Reminders

Constantly monitoring our safety practices and protocols is an essential component of our maintaining a safe and secure facility for our community. Please note the following reminders:

  • All exterior doors are locked at all times, and are to remain closed except when being supervised by a staff member.
  • All visitors and volunteers must enter through the front doors.
  • The building is open daily from 8:15-4:15. Please note that office staff are not available outside those hours to provide access to the building.
Thank you for your help in assuring the integrity of our safety protocols.

Thanks for Breakfast!

The Haynes staff extends its gratitude to the third grade families that hosted the October Staff Appreciation Breakfast on October 2. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated, and the mid-week breakfast was a great treat. THANK YOU!

Welcome to the Team!

Please join me in welcoming SAM COURNYN to the Haynes team as our newest Partners ABA Tutor. Mr. Cournyn has worked as an instructor in Sudbury’s Extended School Year program, and as a substitute teacher across Sudbury since 2012. Mr. Cournyn has worked as an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, as well as a Production Coordinator and Technical Director for various high school productions in the area. Mr. Cournyn holds a B.A. in Fine and Performing Arts from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and is pursuing a graduate degree in moderate special needs from American International College.

We’re also excited to welcome SAHANA SHEYNOY to Haynes as our new Library Assistant. Ms. Shenoy will also work as a substitute teacher in our building. Most recently, Ms. Sheynoy worked as a substitute teacher and library volunteer in the Westborough Public Schools. She also worked as a Math Olympiad Coordinator/Coach as well as an enrichment teacher. Ms. Sheynoy holds degrees in Biomedicine from Pune University and in Microbiology, Chemistry and Zoology from Mangalore University, both in India.

Winter Coat Drive Happening NOW!

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The HOPE Fund and HOPEsudbury

Submitted by Karen Walper

The HOPE Fund provides short-term financial assistance to Sudbury residents with emergency or unexpected financial need. Individuals may request up to $600 in assistance; families up to $1200. It is administered in confidence by the town social worker and funded by HOPEsudbury, a nonprofit organization.

In 2018, the HOPE Fund gave approximately $60,000 to Sudbury residents in financial need. Those needs included rent/mortgage, utilities, medical, and other expenses. The HOPE Fund has distributed over $500,000 since it was established in 2002.

For more information about The HOPE Fund or HOPEsudbury, please go to http://hopesudbury.org/

Welcome Cayson Pratt!

Join us in welcoming Cayson Charles Pratt to the Haynes family! Cayson was born on August 22, coming in at 7lbs, 8oz and 21 inches. Welcome, Cayson! Cayson is the son of Partners ABA Tutor Ryan Pratt and his wife, Kim, and grandson of Haynes Special Educator Pam Radler.


Friday, October 4

9:00 First Friday Principal Coffee

Wednesday, October 9

Yom Kippur - No School

Friday, October 11

Sports Spirit Day

Food Pantry Collection

School Meeting featuring Allistair Mook

Monday, October 14

Columbus Day - No School

Wednesday, October 16

12:45 ILAP Early Dismissal

Friday, October 18

9:30-10:15 School Meeting featuring Energized Guys (Grades 4-5)

6:00-8:00 Haunted Haynes


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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.