Hastings Elementary School

Where Our Students Make a World of Difference

Check out what's happening this week:

1. Thank You!

2. Honoring our Veterans

3. Update from the Health Office

4. Camp Hastings

5. Upcoming Events:

  • Turkey Trot
  • Westborough Community Thanksgiving Dinner
  • McTeacher Night

6. Mark your Calendars

Thank You!

Thank you for donating your leftover Halloween candy to Operation Gratitude! The second graders worked to count, sort, and package the candy to send to our troops! They collected 218 pounds of candy thanks to all of you! We appreciate your support, and love teaching our students about the power of giving back!

Honoring our Veterans

As we approach Veterans Day, Hastings students have been doing different projects to honor our veterans. In art, classes made clay hearts and flag portraits with messages of thanks and appreciation. These will be delivered around town to different veterans! Other classrooms are having veterans come speak to them. Finally, we invite all staff and students to wear red, white, and blue tomorrow in honor of Veterans Day!
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Update from the Health Office

Influenza ("the flu") is a strong virus which can cause children to become very ill. It is not the same as the common cold or weaker viruses. There are now some diagnosed cases of influenza in Westborough. Please remember to get your children vaccinated! Urgent care centers are having flu clinics for all ages it you cannot get to your regular doctor. Learn more about influenza here: .https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccinations.htm

Camp Hastings

We hope you can make this fun-filled family event on Friday, November 15th from 6:00-7:30 . Click HERE if you are able to volunteer your time or camping tent :-)


You and your family will have the opportunity to engage in the following activities:


  • S'more Making
  • Sight Word Fishing
  • Campfire Sing Alongs
  • Tent Making
  • Mystery Guest Readers
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Book Recommendations
  • And More!


All students will go home with books AND the first 250 students will receive their own "Camp Hastings" backpack at the door. Additionally, the grade level with the highest attendance will get to check an extra book out from library class one week. Finally, we will have a school wide spirit day on Friday for students to dress as their favorite book character or bring their favorite book to school. We hope to see you on the 15th for some fun with books!

Upcoming Events

Westborough Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The 49th Westborough Thanksgiving Day dinner will begin at 1:00 pm (Thanksgiving Day) at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Westborough. All are warmly welcome to this free community event; free transportation to and from dinner is available if you need a ride. To make your reservation or schedule a ride, please call the Westborough Senior Center at 508-366-3000.


Last year, over 125 individuals and families volunteered their time to make the event successful. We need volunteers, in a variety of roles, on both the day before, Wednesday, Nov. 27 and Thursday, Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Day. If you can volunteer, please contact us by Monday, Nov 25, 2019: Annie Pucciarelli 508-366-2852 or Thanksgiving01581@gmail.com


Please call today and make your reservation – or to volunteer. This event is part of what makes Westborough a special community! Check it out here!

McTeacher Night

Hastings Staff is taking over McDonalds and we hope to see you there! On Thursday, November 21st come to McDonalds at 166 East Main Street. The teachers will be behind the counter serving students from 5:00-7:00 PM. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Hastings Parent Group! Here's a flyer with more information!

Turkey Trot

The Westborough Turkey Trot is right around the corner on Saturday November 23, 2019 at 9am at Westborough High School. This is a family friendly, 5K, run, walk, or trot! At 10am the Kids' Fun Run begins. Come join the annual school and community fundraising event promoting health and fitness. Visit http://westboroughturkeytrot.org to learn more and sign-up now!

Mark your Calendars!

Thursday, November 7th

  • Evening Parent Conferences, 6:00-8:00
  • Chateau Restautant Fundraiser! (Flyer HERE)


Monday, November 11th

  • No School - Veteran's Day


Wednesday, November 13th

  • Picture Day Make-Ups
  • School Council Meeting


Friday, November 15th

  • Spirit Day - Dress as Your Favorite Book Character or Bring Your Favorite Book to School!
  • Camp Hastings - Literacy Night - ALL WELCOME! (Flyer HERE)


Monday, November 18th - Friday, November 22nd

  • 2nd and 3rd Grade Jump Rope for Heart in P.E. (more information to come!)


Thursday, November 21st

  • McTeacher Night Fundraiser (Flyer HERE)


Saturday, November 23rd


Sunday, November 24th

  • Worcester Railers Hockey Game, 1:35 - A family fun day with all 3 elementary schools!


Wednesday, November 27th

  • Early Release Day, 11:55 AM - No lunch will be served!


Thursday, November 28th - Friday, November 29th

  • No School - Thanksgiving Holiday