Hello Foster's Finest,
Today is one of those exciting days here at school: Trunk or Treat Day! I have to admit, this will be a first for me. I am excited to see what this tradition is all about. A special thank you and shout out to the members of the community who have helped to make this event happen. A big shout out to our staff who have volunteered their time to be judges for the event. I want to remind everyone that only kindergarten students should be bringing their costumes to school on Monday for the traditional kindergarten costume parade. Please make sure your costumes are school appropriate (no ninja swords, light sabers, or blasters etc.).
The Town Meeting next week on November 1 is our first big vote on the Building Project. The School Building Committee has been working on this project for many years. They have put in hours of work and deserve a big thank you from the community. Town Meeting is Democracy at its finest. November 8 is the second big vote. Successful votes in both instances are necessary for the project to occur.
If the two votes support the building of the new school, we anticipate Phase One of the project to begin on the week of Thanksgiving. Phase One of the project will begin with the construction of a fence to keep students and the public out of the construction zone. Then the construction of the temporary playground and the building of more parking in the front of the school will happen.
As I have mentioned in earlier updates, we will be without a playground for approximately 6 weeks. Our hope is that the playground will be opened the week we return from winter break. I want to thank the parents who came to school today to discuss options for making recess special while this is occurring. We generated some good ideas and over the next few weeks we will be firming them up.
After the playground and parking is created, there will be an access road built with retaining walls as the earth is moved from the hill. The dirt from the hill will be used to raise the ground where the building will sit, approximately nine to fourteen feet higher. The elevation of the land the building will sit on will lift it out of any floodplain. The work on Phase One will be completed no later than mid-June.
The First Grade Kindness Club will be making care packages for the military for our November project. We need your help! We will be collecting items for the packages in the lobby. Here is a list of items needed:
Candy (that won't melt)
Individual powder drink mix
Single serving beef jerky
Travel size toiletries (no aerosol cans)
Decks of cards
Small travel size games
I hope to see you all at Trunk or Treat this afternoon. Have a great weekend.
Under federal and state special education regulations, Hingham Public Schools (HPS) has a responsibility to locate, identify, refer, evaluate and, if eligible, provide a free, appropriate, public education to students with disabilities who reside in the town of Hingham. For this purpose, we offer screenings twice per year, in November and February. Our first screening of the 2022-2023 school year will take place on Thursday, November 3rd at East Elementary School. If you would like your child screened, please call Darcy Greene, Administrative Assistant at 781-741-1570, x4967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Early Childhood Coordinator Elizabeth Costanza, at email@example.com.
UPCOMING PTO MEETING - NEW DATE TUESDAY 11/15
Our next General PTO Meeting will be Tuesday November 15th, 7pm
@ The Range Bar & Grille, 306 Whiting Street, Hingham, MA
Please RSVP to Missy Sadler via text: 508-380-1536
or email: Sadler.Melissa@icloud.com
FOSTER SWAG NEW ONLINE STORE COMING SOON!
Thank you to everyone who has placed venmo orders these past couple of months
while we got up and running. Ordering your SWAG just got a whole lot easier! – Direct
Shipping to your house now available! We plan to launch the store next week just in
time to kick off your Holiday Shopping!
Sun. 10/30 - Reminder for families who signed up for your Mini-Photo Sessions @
Bathing Beach today – Day of Contact: Narin Oun @ 617-894-0435
Tues. 11/1 - Special Town Meeting Vote on New Foster School - 7pm @ Hingham
High School. Need Child Care? Sign up available for K-6 through Hingham Recreation
Wed. 11/2 - Next Green Team Early Release Class 11:30am -12:30pm
Wed. 11/2 - Calling all 5th graders ONLY!
Save the date for a bowling party on Wednesday, November 2, (half -day) from 1-
2:30pm at the South Shore Country Club. Please let us know if your child is interested
in joining by sending an RSVP email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Snacks
and drinks will be served, no lunch.
Fri. 11/4 - Foster School Spirit Day - Wear your new grade colored shirts!
Sun. 11/6 8:30am – 11:30am - See the HHS Crew Team Race in the Frosty Bow
Sprints in Bare Cove Park—Come cheer on the hometown Hingham High School Crew
team as they take on long-time rival Duxbury High School in the first annual Frosty Bow
Sprints Sunday, November 6 along the Back River in Bare Cove Park.
Monday 11/7 - Sunday 11/13 - FRUIT CENTER SHOP WEEK - Mention “Foster
School” at Check Out & and 20% of all proceeds support our Foster’s Finest! Shop as many
times as you want. This is valid for all family & friends too. Print your vouchers here here to bring with you and be entered to win every time you shop. One lucky winner will receive a
$100 gift card to Fruit Center.
Social Media Update
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Be sure to join our Facebook Group too: Foster PTO News