Haynes Happenings

News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School

June 10, 2021


Dear Families,

I've written and reflected much this year on fresh starts and new opportunities. It makes sense, as this has been a year filled with more first days and resets than we're accustomed to. Over the course of the next week, we return to the tried and true rituals of closing out the school year. Students and teachers are reflecting on new learnings and memorable highlights from the year. Classes are sharing plans for the summer months. Fifth graders are reflecting on their time as Haynes students and looking ahead to middle school. Students are meeting next year's teachers. Staff members are preparing to support students' transitions to new teams, spaces and educators. After a year of abnormal, we are happily ending our year in the most normal of ways.

We recognize that this time of year is both one of celebration but also one that can provoke uneasiness. As always, please be in touch with your questions, concerns or to share any information that will allow us to best support your student.


Jeff LaBroad


TONIGHT! "Building and Sustaining an Anti-Racist School Community"

Tonight, live via Zoom.

SPS Launches Summer Literacy Website

To support students’ literacy skills this summer, the Sudbury Literacy Department has created a summer reading website. The website contains resources such as digital literacy notebooks, book recommendations, and summer writing ideas. The additional resources link highlights activities being offered by the Goodnow Library.

2021-22 School Supply Lists Now Available

Families can access each grade's school supply list for the 2021-22 school year now on our website and here.

School Supply Kits Now Available For Purchase Through HOP

Big picture

Sudbury, Lincoln, LS partner to host free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Haynes School Council to welcome new parent reps

Three Haynes parents submitted self-nominations for three open seats on the Haynes School Council. We are pleased to share that Bridget Riesenberg, Mary Stephens and Allison Vander Els have each been appointed to two-year terms on the Council, beginning this September. Congratulations and welcome!

Same great program. great new name.

Sudbury's English as a Second Language (or, "ESL") program will become ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT beginning this fall.

We chose English Language Development because it better describes the diversity of our students. Some students are learning English as a second language. Others are learning English as a third or fourth language. Young dual language learners are developing two languages at once, with no clear first and second. Some students speak primarily English at home, without a strong knowledge of their family's heritage language. Some students have limited exposure to multiple languages without strong skills in any one. All of these students are English Learners, working to develop their English proficiency.

Learn more about the program here.

Register now for the bus

Register now to have one less thing to worry about as you head into summer break! Register and pay (if applicable) by June 18, 2021 to avoid a $75 late fee. You can pay through MySchoolBucks or by mailing a check payable to Town of Sudbury to:

SPS Transportation Department

40 Fairbank Road

Sudbury, MA 01776

If you are don’t know if you have to pay a fee or not, please reach out to transportation@sudbury.k12.ma.us


Friday, June 11

Fifth Grade Fun Day

Monday, June 14

2:45-4:00 School Council Meeting

Tuesday, June 15

Step Up Day

Wednesday, June 16

9:30 Grade 5 Moving On Ceremony

6:30-8:00 HOP Playground Meetup

Friday, June 18

Last Day of School

Report Cards Released on Aspen

10:45 Grade 5 Clap Out

11:45 Early Dismissal

Check out the latest from #haynes01776

See what we're learning, doing, making and celebrating!

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.