Haynes Happenings

News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School

April 23, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

On Monday, we gained clarity on the weeks ahead, and at the same time, many reasons to be sad. For me, those reasons total 468. That's the total number of students and staff members that make 169 Haynes Road come alive on a normal school day. As we have come to adjust to, normal isn't in the cards right now.

The decision to close our buildings for the duration of the school year has been widely received across the state and beyond by many as an expected and appropriate, albeit heartbreaking call. But now we are able to look ahead and confidently begin planning for the weeks ahead. That not only includes what remote learning will look like, but also how we will appropriately tend to the countless activities, tasks, to-dos and events that come with the close of a school year. Please know that my team and I are working already to make the most of where we are right now.

Like you, the Haynes School and the Sudbury Public Schools continue to learn from the experience of providing educational experiences at a distance. While many families are experiencing a degree of success, I know this structure presents challenges for others. Please continue to be in contact with your teachers and me should we be able to assist you in learning from home. I continue to welcome your feedback as we work to best support our students and their families.

Through all this, the wellness of our students, staff and all of you is my top priority. We are together, though we are apart. The building may be closed, but our hearts and minds are not.

School is still open.


Jeff LaBroad


Haynes School Spirit Day

Haynes Hawks are together, even when they are apart!

A Note from the Haynes Library

Dorothy Kramer, Haynes Librarian

Hi All, I hope you are well. I am sorry I won't be able to see you at school this Spring, but I look forward to connecting with everyone online. Please do email me anytime if I can help with anything. If you have library materials at home, would you please tuck them away on a bookshelf for now? Thank you so much. All the best.

Goodnow Library Nickel Reading Challenge to Support HOPEsudbury

Looking for a way for your kids to give back to Sudbury residents in need at this time while getting them to do some reading? The Goodnow Library and the Goodnow Library Foundation will give a nickel to HOPEsudbury for every minute your child reads, up to $1,500!!!

Please register your family today and help HOPEsudbury support your neighbors in need!


Sudbury Comprehensive COVID-19 Resource Guide

Resources from the Town of Sudbury


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Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 5

National Teacher Appreciation Day

Wednesday, May 6

National School Nurses Day

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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.