News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School
June 10, 2021
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.
TONIGHT! "Building and Sustaining an Anti-Racist School Community"
SPS Launches Summer Literacy Website
School Supply Kits Now Available For Purchase Through HOP
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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