Haynes Happenings

News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School

December 2, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

Among the many things we know about being a student in school is that a strong start can impact the entire day. This starts with time to settle in each morning, connect with teachers and peers and ready ourselves for the day. This is why we open our doors ten minutes before school starts each day to allow students to do just that. Students are expected to be in the building by 7:55 a.m. each day to be considered on time for school. Students entering the building after 7:55 a.m. will check in with a staff member before heading to class, as attendance may already have been taken by the time the student arrives to the classroom. Please plan accordingly, especially for students arriving by car so that they can start strong!


Jeff LaBroad


Haynes Recognized at National Blue Ribbon School during November Ceremony in Washington, DC

Haynes was officially recognized as a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education at a ceremony last month in Washington, D.C. Below you can see our award plaque and letter of congratulations from President Biden. These items will be on display for students, staff and visitors to see in our front lobby. Thank you again to everyone who has and continues to make Haynes worthy of this prestigious honor!
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Haynes Lunch/Recess Monitor Opening

Haynes currently has an immediate opening for a Lunch & Recess Monitor. The position involves providing supervision for and engagement with students in the cafeteria and on the playground during lunches and recesses. To learn more or to apply, click here or email Mr. LaBroad.

Save the Date

Thursday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. on Google Meet

A Conversation with Sudbury Chief of Police Scott Nix

Join Mr. LaBroad and Chief Nix for a conversation and Q&A about school and community safety.

Following Fall Conferences, Tips for At-Home Goal Setting

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Composting Coming to Haynes this January

Haynes takes a big, green step forward next month when we officially launch our composting pilot program in the Haynes cafeteria. Launching composting is one step in reducing our output of true trash and will be a great opportunity for our students to make a big difference. Be on the lookout for opportunities through HOP to volunteer to be a composting supervisor in our cafeteria. Thanks to HOP for funding the launch of this initiative!

November's Haynes Principal Forum—Math is Fun!—Now available

Couldn't make the November Principal Forum, or want to review what we explored? Click here to view the presentation.

Welcome (Back) Kelly Sullivan!

Welcome back Kelly Sullivan, who returns to Haynes as a Special Education Teaching Assistant working in our Steps program. Mrs. Sullivan is a familiar face in and around Haynes, previously serving as a Kindergarten Teaching Assistant in Mrs. (Raffaele) Emery's classroom.

Hope Sudbury Toy Drive December 8 through the 21st

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Thursday, December 9

3:15 Haynes Equity Leadership Team Meeting

Monday, December 13

2:45 Haynes School Council Meeting

Wednesday, December 15

HOP Cookie Swap

11:45 ILAP Early Dismissal

Friday, December 17

Food Pantry Collection

Wednesday, December 22

2:00 Grade 1 Craft

Thursday, December 24

No School

December 27-31, 2021

December Vacation // No School

Monday, January 3

School Reopens

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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.