Husky Howler

February 17, 2023

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This Week's Note From Mr. Evan Chelman, Principal

Dear Hill-Roberts Families,

You may not know that I have a love for the game of soccer. I coach, my wife coaches, my son and daughter play for the town we live in and on a club. If that weren't enough, I'm the President of my town's youth soccer association. Because of this role, I was offered a chance to bring my family to tour the New England Revolution's state-of-the-art training facility. It's buried behind Gilette Stadium in Foxboro. Aside from the fact that is beautiful, my takeaway from the tour was the quote displayed on all of the television screens in the facility. "I never lose. I either win or learn." This is a quote belonging to Nelson Mandela. This quote was the topic of conversation on the way home with my family that day.

I'm sure I don't have to disect the quote for you, but I thought about how it relates to our CREST values at HRES. Care, Respect, Excellence, Safety, and Trust! Everybody makes mistakes or experiences bad things that happen now and then. How do you react to the challenging things that happen to you? Very often we do have a choice. We can either let it pull us down, or we can think that this is something we can learn from. Next time something challenging happens, you’ll be even stronger. I challenge us all to model this mindset for our student, your children!

Enjoy this well-deserved vacation!

Be well,


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Important Information about MassHealth and SNAP Benefits:

In response to the COVID-19, MassHealth put protections in place that prevented members’ MassHealth coverage ending, and qualifying Massachusetts households began to receive extra SNAP at the beginning of each month to buy food. Due to recent action by the federal government, these protections and extra benefits will be ending soon. Please visit the Welcome Center website for more information on what you can do now.
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Letters to Black Women in History

Mrs. DeGrace's third graders read about 6 "bold women in Black History" and the students chose to write letters to one of them.

Click the Kindergarten Information Night Flyer Below for Translated Versions

A Night to Discover

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HRES Husky in the News!

Morgan Taylor's (a third grader in Mrs. DeGrace's class) art piece from her fall art class at the Attleboro Museum was featured in the Sun Chronical. Mrs. DeBor and your teachers and classmates are very proud of this accompliment!

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Friday Pictures

HRES Lost and Found
All APS Community Fliers can be found within the Welcome Center website. To view this week’s fliers, including information from throughout Attleboro please visit the Welcome Center webpage or click "community" ABOVE.
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Upcoming Important Information & Dates


Make sure to send in your Spirit Week pictures to!

The yearbook won’t be available until the last few weeks of school, but you can order yours NOW at the link below.

**4th Grade Families! Please don’t buy a book for your student(s). Each 4th Grader will receive a yearbook from the PTO as a “Congratulations

and Best of Luck in Middle School” gift.**

Spring Book Fair

The spring book fair is fast approaching! We invite you to help spread peace, love, and books to our Hill-Roberts Huskies by volunteering during book fair class visits or events.

Sign up is open at or by emailing You can also sign up there to volunteer for Bingo for Books!

EWallets are the easiest way to fund your student’s purchase and can be created at All profits from this fair will go directly toward purchasing books for the HRES library.

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Someone Special Dance

The Someone Special Dance will be May 6! We’ll announce the theme chosen by the students next week! Their 3 options were – Surf’s Up!, VIP & Me, or Dancing Through the Decades.

More information to come, so keep an eye out and ask your student which theme they voted for!

Let's talk Box Tops!

An easy way for yourself, your family, and your friends to help raise money for the PTO! Just download the app and scan your grocery receipts. If you've purchased any participating products you'll earn credit. It's that easy! And right now is a great time to start because there are some great bonus offers available.

TODAY!!! 2/17: Hill-Roberts Chuck E. Cheese Fundraiser! 1-9pm, flyer below!

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3/2: Kindergarten Info Night 6-7:30pm

3/3: Bingo for Books Family Night! 6-8pm

3/3-3/10: Spring Book Fair

3/14: March PTO Meeting 6:30-7:30pm

3/30: United Skates of America Hill-Roberts Night 5:30-8pm

5/6: Someone Special Dance, time tbd


Early Release - February 17

February Vacation - February 20-24

Kindergarten Information Night - March 2 6:30 - 7:30 at Hill-Roberts

Kindergarten Registration - March 3 - May 1