District-wide ENews Notes

October 20, 2022

Upcoming Dates


  • Mon., Oct. 24 - Fri., Oct. 28 - Red Ribbon Week

  • Tues., Oct. 25 - Board of Education Mtg., BOE Rm., 7 p.m.

  • Wed., Oct. 26 - Music Booster Club Mtg., H.S. Chorus Rm., 7 p.m.

  • Sat., Oct. 29 - Community Band Concert, District Aud., Middle School, 7 p.m.

  • Mon., Nov. 7 - Sports Booster Club Mtg., H.S. Lobby Conference Rm., 7 p.m.

  • Tues., Nov. 8 - Board of Education Mtg., BOE Rm., 7 p.m.

  • Fri., Nov. 11 - Professional Development Day/Parent Conf.;Students Not in Session - Vacation Care Available


**NOTE: Please recognize that the District's online calendar will house the most accurate District and building events.
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School Board Recognition Week

The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 17-21 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to HFLCSD and its children.


"I appreciate how the school board has led the way in celebrating Cougar Pride regularly with the implementation of the Cougar Pride Award. These volunteers spend countless hours preparing for meetings, are willing to serve in unpaid roles as stewards for the education of the community's children,” said Gene Mancuso, HF-L Superintendent.


Mancuso said the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:

  • Creating a shared vision for the future of education
  • Setting the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance
  • Providing accountability for student achievement results
  • Developing a budget that aligns district resources to improve achievement
  • Supporting a healthy school district culture in which to work and to learn
  • And much more!


The Board of Education members serving the District and their years of service are as follows:

·Amy West - 2011-14; 2014-17; 2017-20; 2020-23

·Caralyn Ross - 2017-20; 2020-23

·Carol Bellavia - 2012-15; 2015-18; 2018-21; 2021-24

·Kelli Eberle - 2021-24

·David Francis - 2016-19; 2019-22; 2022-25

·Jeff Klein - 2020-23

·Christopher Neff - 2021-24

·Joel Robinson - 2022-25

·Stephanie Templeton - 2010-13; 2013-16; 2016-19; 2019-22; 2022-25


Throughout School Board Recognition Week, the District will be recognizing its Board members with a social media campaign as well as a follow up recognition at the upcoming Board of Education meeting scheduled for October 25, 2022.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

ATTENTION FAMILIES: If you did not send in a meal application for this school year, the grace period for last year's application has now expired and you will need to fill out a new application to continue to receive the benefits.


Did you know that your family might qualify for the free and reduced meals even if you haven't in the past? The income eligibility guidelines have expanded. Please take a look to see if you qualify.


Children need healthy meals to learn. The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District offers healthy meals every school day. For the 2022-23 school year, breakfast costs $1.80 and lunch costs $3.05.


Your family may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Fill out the application below to see if your family qualifies. The application as well as the instructions for the application can also be found on the Food Services website at https://www.schoolnutritionand... as well as in the District calendar which is sent home on the first day of school with the youngest in the household.


Did you know applying for free and reduced meals financially helps not just our food service department, but the district as a whole?

2022-2023 Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

Application Instructions

2022-2023 Income Eligibility Guidelines

Letter to Parents for School Meal Programs

HF-L CSD Partners with Paper

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

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Vacation Care

November 11 Vacation Care registration is open, space is limited. Field trip to Altitude Trampoline Park and swimming at the high school pool.

To register click on link: https://www.familyid.com/hfl-community-programs/cougar-vacation-care-november-11-2022-parent-conference-day-professional-development

HF-L Nordic Ski Swap and Sale

HF-L Nordic Ski Swap and Sale HFL Middle School Quaker Meeting House Rd, HF Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 9 am—1 pm (9 am-noon for used) New and Used XC Ski Equipment & Clothing available for Children and Adults! Drop off Used XC Ski Equipment & Clothing to Sell at the Sale, Friday, November 18th from 6-8 pm at the Middle School Cafeteria Nordic Ski Hot Waxing and Binding Mounting will also be available on Saturday Supports Local XC Ski Programs and Trail Grooming

Honeoye Falls – Lima Youth Wrestling Club

Honeoye Falls – Lima Youth Wrestling Club Regular Season Registration For Beginners and Advanced Wrestlers Registration Night: November 14, 2022 Schedule: November 14, 2022 to March 30, 2023 Practice Times: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 6pm – 8pm Location: Manor School Gym (Parking Lot Side)


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HF-L Lacrosse Winter Training

HF-L Lacrosse Winter Training for boys and girls in grades K-12 is now open for registration. Our program runs on Thursday nights at The Athletic Campus starting November 3rd. This is the perfect opportunity to improve your lax skills before the spring season! Register at www.hfllax.org.

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Community Events

Mendon Public Library

Mendon Public Library Ongoing Programs:

  • Story Time at the Gazebo Tuesdays, 10 - 10:30 am Preschool Story Time at the Gazebo open to preschoolers and their caregivers. Join Miss Kelly for songs, stories, and simple crafts each Tuesday (dress for the weather).
  • Paws to Relax Tuesdays, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Tech Training Wednesdays, 3:00 - 6:00 pm


Special Events:

  • RIT Cybersecurity program, Monday, 10/24/2022, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables- GARLIC! @ RUSH Pavilion, Monday, 10/24/2022, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Rochester Reads Companion Program at MPL, Tuesday, 10/25/2022 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sewing Machine 101, Wednesday, 10/26/2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Poetry Pop-Up, Thursday, 11/3/2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Eat Healthy: Be Active, Wednesday, 11/9/2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Henna for Tweens & Teens, Wednesday, 11/9/2022 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Community Band Concert

Free Concert! Honeoye Falls Community Band Saturday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. HF-L District Auditorium, 619 Quaker Meeting House Road, Honeoye Falls

2023 Honeoye Falls Travel Soccer

Registration is now open for 2023 Honeoye Falls Travel Soccer season. New year, new registration platform. If your child LOVES soccer this is the place to be! 2015 birth year and up https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/331939 Questions? Please email soccerhfblaze@gmail.com Registration ends Oct. 31st