District-wide ENews Notes

October 7, 2021


  • Fri., Oct. 8 - Professional Development Day - Staff in Session, Students Not in Session
  • Sun., Oct. 10 - Youth Trophy Cup Run, Middle School, 1 p.m.
  • Mon., Oct. 11 - Columbus Day - No School
  • Tues., Oct. 12 - Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.
  • Thurs., Oct 14. - District-wide Early Release and Emergency Notification Drill
  • Thurs., Oct. 14 - HF-L PTA Meeting, High School, 8 p.m.
  • Tues., Oct. 19 - Safety Committee Meeting, Location: TBD, 3:45 p.m.
  • Tues., Oct. 26 - Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.
  • Wed., Oct. 27 - Music Booster Club Meeting, H.S. Chorus Rm., 7 p.m.
  • Sat., Oct. 30 - Community Band Concert, District Aud., 7 p.m.

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

What are the top three (3) reasons that you visit the District's website?

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District needs your input on "What are the top three (3) reasons that you visit the District's website?". To gather your feedback, the District is using a tool called ThoughtExchange. All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued.

Click here to participate: https://tejoin.com/scroll/674195571


You'll be asked to respond to one open-ended question, consider and assign stars to some of the ideas shared by others (20 to 30 is ideal), and learn what's important to the group.


Your thoughts and stars are confidential. You can come back as often as you'd like to participate and, in fact, we ask that you do come back to star some of the new ideas shared since you first participated. The ratings will help us understand the most important areas to focus on.

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.

Inside HF-L Fall 2021

HF-L Hosts Gerry Petersen-Incorvaia Ph.D., October 6th - 8th

Gerry Petersen-Incorvaia Ph.D. is a Solution Tree associate, author, and former superintendent for educational services in Arizona. His work focuses on ensuring all students have access to a guaranteed and viable curriculum.


Dr. Petersen-Incorvaia guides the tight alignment of rigorous curriculum, balanced assessment, and targeted interventions and enrichments. He does this work by ensuring that collaborative teams of teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders engage with this important work.

Chow Hut Needs Volunteers

The Sports Booster's Chow Hut needs volunteers this weekend and through the fall. We are very short help for Saturday's Football game so please sign up to help if you can. 100% of the funds raised go back to our school Athletic Program. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4eadaa29a6fb6-2021

Cougar Vacation Care Available

Cougar Vacation Care is available for students in grades K-5 Friday, October 8 from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm located at Manor School. Registration is available by going to:


https://www.familyid.com/hfl-community-programs/cougar-vacation-care-october-8-2021-superintendent-s-conference-day


Any questions please contact the Community Programs Office at 624-7068.

HF-L BOE Seeking Committee Members

The Board of Education is seeking committee members to establish an Honorary Naming Committee. This sub-committee will be created and be led by the Board of Education and Policy Committee to be charged with recommending both policy and administration regulation recommendations to the Board of Education for consideration regarding naming district facilities in honor of worthy individuals.


If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee, please email, Rhonda Schaefer at rhonda.schaefer@hflcsd.org by no later than Friday, October 15, 2021.

HF-L Cougar Apparel Sale

Get your HFL Cougar gear here! It's once again time for the Sports Boosters Club Fall Apparel Store to be open! Store closes 10/1. Please note that some items may take longer than stated to receive. The supply chain for these items changes monthly, thank you in advance for your patience. https://hflboosters21-1.itemorder.com/

HF-L Hosts Anne Beninghof October 13th & 14th

Renowned author and co-teaching expert, Anne Beninghof is scheduled to visit the District on October 13, 2021, and October 14, 2021. Beninghof will be in the District to observe current co-teaching models and provide embedded co-teaching support.


Co-teaching is an instructional approach for reaching the wide range of student needs in today’s inclusive classrooms.


Beninghof is an internationally recognized consultant and trainer with more than 33 years of experience in the field of education. Currently, she co-teaches part-time to design instruction for heterogeneous classrooms. In both her presenting and writing, Beninghof focuses on creative, practical solutions for more effectively including students with diverse learning needs in general education classrooms.


Beninghof has authored several books including Co-Teaching that Works: Structures and Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning, Super Strategies for Everyday Teaching, Specially Designed Instruction: Increasing Success for students with Disabilities, Caffeinated Learning: How to Design and Conduct Rich, Robust Professional Learning, and more.


Beninghof has conducted several Zoom sessions with HF-L staff in the past however this will be the first time she can come to the campus to work directly with teachers in classrooms.

HF-L Partners with Paper Tutoring Service

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On the September 14, 2021, Board of Education meeting, the board received an update on the District’s 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.

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 Special Events:

  • Braiding Sweetgrass/ Rochester Reads Event: Tour Wild Hill Farm (Field Trip) Mon 10/11/2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM.
  • Card Making Class with Joan Tue 10/12/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Medicare Info Session with Excellus Mon 10/18/2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Braiding Sweetgrass Event Streamed Live at Mendon Public Library Wed 10/20/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Sit n' Stitch Wed 10/27/2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Call to sign up 624-6067

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!

Cougar Hoops Registration

Cougar Hoops Registration for the 2021-2022 season is NOW OPEN. We will be registering girls and boys teams at the 3rd-8th grade levels for play in the Monroe and Livingston County travel leagues. Registration will be open until OCTOBER 15th! We need to get an accurate headcount for our teams by that date in order to be able to enter some of these leagues. So please do not delay registering if your child is interested in playing travel basketball this year! Visit our Website at www.hflcougarhoops.org to sign up!

Beginner Hockey (Ages 4-9)

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NYSWYSA Free Soccer Event

New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA) is focusing on an initiative to engage children in healthy activities by staging a free day of soccer in the fall.

NYSWYSA will run a free soccer event in Rochester/Webster to introduce the children to soccer in hopes to get them involved in the sport.

The event is completely free, and each participant will receive a gift (small soccer ball, water bottle, drawstring bag).

ANNUAL HF-L BOO EVENT

JOIN YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND NEIGHBORS IN THE SECOND ANNUAL HF-L BOO EVENT! What is BOO-ing? A Halloween boo is a little gift or treats left anonymously by a friend or neighbor during the Halloween holiday. Last year, the event was started because of the restrictions to trick-or-treat due to COVID-19. This year due to the overwhelming popularity, the community event is BACK! In the first year of the HF-L BOO EVENT, we came together to surprise over 500+ children in our district! Join us this year for hopefully a more successful and spooky event! • Visit the website to sign-up: https://hflhalloween.com/ • Join the Facebook group for up-to-date details and smiling photos: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hflboo2021/ I did not think I could love Halloween (or HF-L) more, but this booing event has made me immensely happy. It’s absolutely worth the effort to run and participate! Join us! Please join the fun, the season's here. Sign up to spread these BOO!

HF Blaze Travel Soccer Registration for the 2021-2022

HF Blaze Travel Soccer Registration for the 2021-2022 Blaze Season is open!! 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