District-wide ENews Notes

November 4, 2021

  • Sun., Nov. 7 - Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • Mon., Nov. 8 - HF-L PTA Meeting, High School, 8 p.m.
  • Tues., Nov. 9 - Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.
  • Thurs., Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day - Professional Development Day; Staff in Session, Students Not in Session
  • Mon., Nov. 15 - Winter Sports Practices Begin
  • Tues., Nov. 16 - Safety Committee Meeting, TBD, 3:45 p.m.
  • Wed., Nov. 17 - Music Booster Club Meeting, H.S. Chorus Rm., 7 p.m.
  • Tues., Nov. 23 - Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.
  • Wed., Nov. 24 - Fri., Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Recess - No School

**NOTE: As the school year begins, please recognize that the District's online calendar will house the most accurate District and building events.

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Drama Club presents, 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview

When two college recruiters at a prestigious university need to fill one last spot to keep their jobs, thirteen eccentric, dimwitted, and slightly insane high school seniors are eager to come in for an interview. What seems like a simple task turns into a nightmare when the applicants turn out to be a reality TV star, a practicing vampire, an amateur magician, and others that are much worse. Each applicant’s interview hilariously illustrates what NOT to do at a college interview.

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Drama Club presents, 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview by Ian McWethy premiering November 12th & 13th, at 7:30 p.m., in the High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.




HAROLD: Jason Howard

KIMBERLY: Kendall Towner

PRODUCER: Aubrey Bent

MARIA: Ella Clark

BRETT: Owen Dack

LILY: Ella Magee

MELVIN: Noah Adams

KELLY: Paige Moscicki

JEFF: Nick Boggio

EVE: Maegan Frame

ELIZABETH: Maia Gathercole

BEN: Will Emerson

JASON: Colin Fanning

EMILY: Maggie Grann

STUDENT DIRECTORS: Leah Torregiano Kaitlyn Yelencsics



HF-L Music Boosters is offering plants for sale (Poinsettias, Cyclamen, Christmas Cactus) in a variety of colors, as well as a beautifully designed centerpiece to decorate for the holidays or give as gifts. (See Website for further details.) Ordering deadline: Wednesday, December 1st. Plant pick-up: CURBSIDE ONLY at HF-L Middle School, 619 Quaker Meetinghouse Road on Friday, December 17th (3:00 PM-6:00 PM) and Saturday, December 18th (9:00 AM-Noon) To view plant photos, download an Order Form or to place an order online, please visit Music Boosters Website at: https://www.hflcsd.org/page/music-boosters.

New York State requires all school districts to annually notify parents/guardians of specific laws and/or regulations. In an effort to reduce costs, the Honeoye Falls-Lima School District will be providing these notifications to families electronically this year, unless otherwise requested by returning the hard-copy request form attached below. The following chart lists those statutes and/or regulations required annually. The district will continue to incorporate the NYSED application and guidelines for free and reduced meals as an insert in the HF-L Community Calendar.

November 2021

If you would like to receive any/all of these notices in hard copy, please complete the Annual Notices Notification form prior to November 12, 2021.

Career Night & Job Fair

The event will be Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, from 6-7:30 pm at the HF-L Middle School. Careers represented will include those ranging from engineering to medical to construction to criminal justice, and beyond; military persons will also attend. This year we have added a local job fair for students and parents seeking employment. Sarah Harvey and Betty Mandek will be on-site for students to file for and receive working papers.

Craft Club

Do you like to use your creative abilities to make one-of-a-kind works of art? If so, you should sign up for December's Craft Club! Each session will feature a different craft, and are you ready for the best part? For those of you who plan on giving your artistic creations as gifts, you will be able to gift wrap them - talk about "Secret Santa"! Holiday Craft Club beginning Wednesday and Friday, December 1 - December 15, 3:00 - 4:00 pm. To register sign up through Community Programs Office at:


Vacation Cougar Care

November 11, 2021 Vacation Care is available, and registration is open online.

Activities include a field trip to Altitude Trampoline Park and open swim at the High School pool. For questions, please contact the Community Programs Office at 624-7068.


HF-L Downhill Ski and Snowboard Club

HF-L Downhill Ski and Snowboard Club is back! Registration is now open for students in grades 3 - 12 through the Community Programs website. For more information check out the HF-L Downhill Ski and Snowboard Club Facebook page or stop by the Community Programs Office. Think Snow!

Introducing Club Paper

Club Paper is designed to keep students engaged in a fun, low-pressure learning environment while giving the flexibility to select individual classes that match students’ interests and fit within their schedules. This virtual program offers daily live and on-demand classes across several categories, including art, movement, math, science, cooking, language, and more. Classes vary each week, and a full schedule of the week’s classes are available every Friday. https://club.paper.co/#about Students can log in via ClassLink using the Club Paper icon.

BIL Basketball Registration Now Open

HF-L BIL is a recreational basketball league sponsored by HF-L Community Programs. The focus is on learning the basics while having fun and getting exercise with friends. Leagues are for 3-4 grade boys, 3-4 grade girls, 5-6 co-ed, 5-6 grade girls, 7-8 co-ed, and 9-12 co-ed. There will be one practice OR game per week from January through mid-March. Questions? Contact HFL Community Programs Office at 624-7068.

HF-L Partners with Paper Tutoring Service

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The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District is happy to announce 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.

UPDATE: Paper is now offering live parent webinars. They are every 2 weeks in English and Spanish. 45 mins, parents sign up through that page and they will receive a Zoom link by email. https://pages.paper.co/webinars-for-parents-and-guardians

Community Events

Mendon Public Library

Mendon Public Library is open M-Th, 9 am - 8 pm. Friday and Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm.

Upcoming Weekly Events:

  • Tuesday Story Time at the Gazebo, 10 am, Rain or shine, bring your toddler for stories, songs, and simple crafts.
  • For Adults - Join us Tuesdays now through November, from 12:12 – 12:52 PM, to watch a book review on the “big screen” at Mendon Public Library. No reservation is needed. We will be showing the Fall 2021 Books Sandwiched In book reviews, provided by the FFRPL (Friends and Foundation of Rochester Public Library).

Upcoming Events:

  • Sit n' Stitch Wed 11/10/2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Teen Trivia Night: Percy Jackson + Other Questions (Open to Middle & HS Students) Wed 11/10/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Knit Nook Thu 11/11/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Board Game and Puzzle Swap Drop Off Mon 11/15/2021, 9:00 AM to Fri 11/19/2021, 3:00 PM
  • Board Game and Puzzle Swap Pick Up Sat 11/20/2021, 9:00 AM to Wed 11/24/2021, 1:00 PM
  • Haudenosaunee Story Telling Circle for Children and Families Sat 11/27/2021 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Teens and Mental Health

HF Blaze Travel Soccer

HF Blaze Travel Soccer Registration Still OPEN! Registration for the 2021-2022 Blaze Season is open until November 15th Please go to hfunited.org for access to the registration link and additional information. Registration is open for children born 2014-2004. You can also access the registration form directly by clicking on the following link: https://hfunited.sportngin.com/register/form/200828223

HF-L Nordic Ski Swap and Sale

HF-L Nordic Ski Swap and Sale “The Largest One Day XC Ski Sale in the State” Slated for Saturday, November 20, 2021, The HFL Nordic Ski Swap and Sale will take place November 20, 2021, from 9 am – 1 pm at the Honeoye Falls-Lima Middle School on Quaker Meeting House Road, Honeoye Falls. The sale, which has been held for nearly the past 27 years, has often been called “The Largest One Day XC Ski Sale in New York State.” The public is encouraged to bring in used cross-country ski equipment and clothing to consign for the sale on the evening of November 19, 2021, from 7-8:30 pm. Money made from the sale of used equipment will be returned to the seller less than 15% to support local childrens’ and Section V High School Nordic Programs and nordic trail grooming efforts. The public sale will open at 9 am on November 20, 2021. Used cross country equipment, demo equipment, and clothing will be available in the cafeteria til noon. New Nordic equipment and clothing from ski shops around New York State will be available in the gym til 1 pm. Masks must be worn inside all school buildings. High School skiers will be on hand to hot wax cross country skis for a nominal fee. Bindings will also be mounted on-site for an additional fee.

HF-L Youth Wrestling

HF-L YOUTH WRESTLING Mondays 6-8, Thursdays 6-8, Advanced Wednesdays 6-8 Starting November 15th Cost $100 50 for additional siblings k-6 Manor School Gym Contact Matt Winseman 585-355-1313 hflyouthwrestling@gmail.com

Monroe County 4-H Wellness Wednesdays

HF-L Youth Lacrosse

HF-L Youth Lacrosse is offering indoor winter training for ALL interested HF-L students. Training is on Thursday nights, starting November 4th, for boys and girls in grades K-6 from 7 pm-8 pm and grades 7-12 from 8 pm-9 pm at The Athletic Campus on Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road. Please visit our website, www.hfllax.org, for more details and to sign up!