District-wide ENews Notes

April 13, 2023

Upcoming Dates

  • Sat., Apr. 15 - Community Band Concert, District Aud., 7 p.m.

  • Mon., Apr. 17 - HFLEA Executive Committee Mtg., High School, 3:15 p.m.

  • Wed., Apr. 19 - Music Booster Club Mtg., H.S. Chorus Rm., 7 p.m.

  • Tues., Apr. 25 - District Health & Safety Committee Mtg., 3:45 - 5 p.m.

  • Tues., Apr. 25 - Board of Education Mtg., BOE Rm., 7 p.m.

  • Wed., Apr. 26 - Code of Conduct Review, BOE Rm., 5 p.m.

  • Fri., Apr. 28 - Professional Development Day; No School for Students

**NOTE: Please recognize that the District's online calendar will house the most accurate District and building events.

HF-L Oversimplified - BOCES

Welcome to Season 2 of HF-L Oversimplified! This week we answer the question of what BOCES is and what services it provides to school districts! Let's talk about that!

Vacation Care

April 28 Vacation Care registration is now open. Space is limited so be sure to register early! Click on the link to register:


HF-L CSD Partners with Paper

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District is happy to continue its 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.


Voice Notes—a new accessibility-minded offering from Paper—is now available for all Paper users!

How does it work?

Voice Notes allows both students and tutors alike to record and send audio messages during Live Help sessions.

Sending a Voice Note in a Live Help session is simple for students: Learners simply select the microphone icon in the chat bar to send a verbal question or response. Before sending the message, they can listen back to their note at a playback speed of their choice. Voice Notes messages sent to them from tutors can also be played back, and students can see a transcription of tutors’ messages.

Which students benefit from this feature?

Paper’s Voice Notes feature will be particularly helpful for students who are actively improving their reading and writing. However, these kinds of learners can benefit as well:

  • English-language learners or those who struggle with writing might find it easier to chat with a tutor via Voice Notes.

  • Students who prefer to use iPads or their mobile devices to learn—or only have these tools available outside of school—can opt to send Voice Notes rather than typing out longer questions.

  • Voice Notes are helpful for students who prefer “talking it out,” or articulating their thoughts verbally.

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Community Events

Mendon Public Library

Mendon Public Library Ongoing Programs:

  • Story Time Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30 AM Preschool Story Time at the Library open to preschoolers and their caregivers. Join Miss Kelly for songs, stories, and simple crafts each Tuesday.
  • Paws to Relax Tuesdays, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM
  • Tech Training Wednesdays, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Knit Nook Thursdays, 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Mendon Public Library Special Programs:

  • Air Plant Workshop, Sat 4/15/2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (teens and adults)
  • Bill Wynne Program, Wed 4/19/2023, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Bill Wynne, the author of Understanding and Combating Racism: My Path from Oblivious American to Evolving Activist Book Talk (teens and adults)
  • There's More to the Story: MPL Stained Glass Window Mini Mural Project Thu 4/20/2023, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (all ages)
  • "Unveiling of Mini Murals Reception - Art, Music, and Community" Sat 4/22/2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (all ages)
  • Earth Day Hike, Sat 4/22/2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (all ages)
  • Friends of the Mendon Public Library Flower Sale (orders due 4/21/23) https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=514cbd16-273a-4724-aed1-4524d07bc8f4


HONEOYE FALLS - LIMA COUGARS WRESTLING CLUB OFFSEASON WRESTLING PRACTICE FOR BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED WRESTLERS PRACTICE TIMES: TUESDAY: 6PM – 7:30 PM THURSDAY: 6PM – 7:30 PM GRADES: K-12 $100 FOR NEW WRESTLERS: The program runs the entire summer in the B gym at the high school starting 4/18/23. Please contact Matt Winseman at 585-355-1313 or email: Hflyouthwrestling@gmail.com with any question! Payment can be sent through VENMO @HFL-WRESTLING

HF-L Summer Soccer Registration

The activities listed below are not sponsored or recommended by the school district but provided as a bulletin board to families as choices available for students outside of curricular and extra-curricular activities sponsored by the school district.

HF-L Summer Soccer Registration is open through April 28th! The HF-L Recreational Soccer League is an organization that welcomes any child in the community who wants to have fun and learn soccer. We have training/scrimmage leagues for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, combined 3rd/4th, and combined 5th/6th, and a recreational league for those entering 7th-12th grades. Children are split into boys and girls teams (depending on the registrations, the 7th-12th grade league may not be split). Our season runs on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from July 10th – August 2nd. We will be on the fields behind Manor School this year. Registration fees are $38 per child, with a maximum of $100 per family. Visit https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/365258 to register.

Glen Buckley Soccer

The activities listed below are not sponsored or recommended by the school district but provided as a bulletin board to families as choices available for students outside of curricular and extra-curricular activities sponsored by the school district.

Honeoye Falls Community Band Scholarship Concert - Free!

Honeoye Falls Community Band Scholarship Concert - Free! “Around the World With Robert W. Smith and Friends” HFL District Auditorium, 619 Quaker Meeting House Road, Honeoye Falls