District-wide ENews Notes

October 28, 2021

  • Sat., Oct. 30 - Community Band Concert, District Aud., 7 p.m.
  • Sun., Nov. 7 - Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • Mon., Nov. 8 - HF-L PTA Meeting, High School, 8 p.m.
  • Tues., Nov. 9 - Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.
  • Thurs., Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day - Professional Development Day; Staff in Session, Students Not in Session
  • Mon., Nov. 15 - Winter Sports Practices Begin
  • Tues., Nov. 16 - Safety Committee Meeting, TBD, 3:45 p.m.
  • Wed., Nov. 17 - Music Booster Club Meeting, H.S. Chorus Rm., 7 p.m.
  • Tues., Nov. 23 - Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.

**NOTE: As the school year begins, please recognize that the District's online calendar will house the most accurate District and building events.

As the District begins migrating to a new website vendor, please expect issues with accessing the current website platform on Friday, October 29, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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District Launching New Website - November 1, 2021

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District is excited to announce the launch of a new website platform that plans to focus on student stories. The District will be launching the new website on November 1st to accommodate an exciting new live feed capability, which will allow us to share in "real-time". This website will be the driving force in the larger effort to highlight the achievements that take place every day across the district. This technology is designed with both families and school leaders in mind.

This effort is in partnership with Apptegy, an education technology company. The company created Thrillshare, a marketing platform that empowers teachers, students, and administrators to share stories of growth in the district.

This new website will be a one-stop-shop for all of the District's content.


Career Night & Job Fair

The event will be Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, from 6-7:30 pm at the HF-L Middle School. Careers represented will include those ranging from engineering to medical to construction to criminal justice, and beyond; military persons will also attend. This year we have added a local job fair for students and parents seeking employment. Sarah Harvey and Betty Mandek will be on-site for students to file for and receive working papers.

Craft Club

Do you like to use your creative abilities to make one-of-a-kind works of art? If so, you should sign up for December's Craft Club! Each session will feature a different craft, and are you ready for the best part? For those of you who plan on giving your artistic creations as gifts, you will be able to gift wrap them - talk about "Secret Santa"! Holiday Craft Club beginning Wednesday and Friday, December 1 - December 15, 3:00 - 4:00 pm. To register sign up through Community Programs Office at:


Confidential Family Support Survey

This is a confidential form seen only by the HF-L School Counselors. If you are in need of financial assistance for your school-aged child during the school year, please fill this form out. You will be contacted when programs are activated. If you are not interested or previously completed, please disregard this. Please submit one form PER FAMILY no later than OCTOBER 30th.


Vacation Cougar Care

November 11, 2021 Vacation Care is available, and registration is open online.

Activities include a field trip to Altitude Trampoline Park and open swim at the High School pool. For questions, please contact the Community Programs Office at 624-7068.


HF-L Downhill Ski and Snowboard Club

HF-L Downhill Ski and Snowboard Club is back! Registration is now open for students in grades 3 - 12 through the Community Programs website. For more information check out the HF-L Downhill Ski and Snowboard Club Facebook page or stop by the Community Programs Office. Think Snow!

Introducing Club Paper

Club Paper is designed to keep students engaged in a fun, low-pressure learning environment while giving the flexibility to select individual classes that match students’ interests and fit within their schedules. This virtual program offers daily live and on-demand classes across several categories, including art, movement, math, science, cooking, language, and more. Classes vary each week, and a full schedule of the week’s classes are available every Friday. https://club.paper.co/#about Students can log in via ClassLink using the Club Paper icon.

BIL Basketball Registration Now Open

HF-L BIL is a recreational basketball league sponsored by HF-L Community Programs. The focus is on learning the basics while having fun and getting exercise with friends. Leagues are for 3-4 grade boys, 3-4 grade girls, 5-6 co-ed, 5-6 grade girls, 7-8 co-ed, and 9-12 co-ed. There will be one practice OR game per week from January through mid-March. Questions? Contact HFL Community Programs Office at 624-7068.

HF-L Partners with Paper Tutoring Service

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

UPDATE: Paper is now offering live parent webinars. They are every 2 weeks in English and Spanish. 45 mins, parents sign up through that page and they will receive a Zoom link by email. https://pages.paper.co/webinars-for-parents-and-guardians

Community Events

Mendon Public Library

Mendon Public Library is open M-Th, 9 am - 8 pm. Friday and Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm.

Upcoming Weekly Events:

  • Tuesday Story Time at the Gazebo, 10 am, Rain or shine, bring your toddler for stories, songs, and simple crafts.
  • For Adults - Join us Tuesdays now through November, from 12:12 – 12:52 PM, to watch a book review on the “big screen” at Mendon Public Library. No reservation is needed. We will be showing the Fall 2021 Books Sandwiched In book reviews, provided by the FFRPL (Friends and Foundation of Rochester Public Library).

Upcoming Special Events (please call to sign up for events below, 624-6067):

  • Medicare Info Session with Excellus Mon 11/1/2021 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • PARENT SAT/ACT Q&A Wed 11/3/2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Staff Training Day, LIBRARY CLOSED, Fri 11/5/2021
  • Sit n' Stitch Wed 11/10/2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Teen Trivia Night: Percy Jackson + Other Questions (Open to Middle & HS Students) Wed 11/10/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Knit Nook Thu 11/11/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Board Game and Puzzle Swap Drop Off Mon 11/15/2021, 9:00 AM to Fri 11/19/2021, 3:00 PM
  • Board Game and Puzzle Swap Pick Up Sat 11/20/2021, 9:00 AM to Wed 11/24/2021, 1:00 PM

HF-L Nordic Ski Swap and Sale

HF-L Nordic Ski Swap and Sale “The Largest One Day XC Ski Sale in the State” Slated for Saturday, November 20, 2021, The HFL Nordic Ski Swap and Sale will take place November 20, 2021, from 9 am – 1 pm at the Honeoye Falls-Lima Middle School on Quaker Meeting House Road, Honeoye Falls. The sale, which has been held for nearly the past 27 years, has often been called “The Largest One Day XC Ski Sale in New York State.” The public is encouraged to bring in used cross-country ski equipment and clothing to consign for the sale on the evening of November 19, 2021, from 7-8:30 pm. Money made from the sale of used equipment will be returned to the seller less than 15% to support local childrens’ and Section V High School Nordic Programs and nordic trail grooming efforts. The public sale will open at 9 am on November 20, 2021. Used cross country equipment, demo equipment, and clothing will be available in the cafeteria til noon. New Nordic equipment and clothing from ski shops around New York State will be available in the gym til 1 pm. Masks must be worn inside all school buildings. High School skiers will be on hand to hot wax cross country skis for a nominal fee. Bindings will also be mounted on-site for an additional fee.

HF-L Youth Wrestling

HF-L YOUTH WRESTLING Mondays 6-8, Thursdays 6-8, Advanced Wednesdays 6-8 Starting November 15th Cost $100 50 for additional siblings k-6 Manor School Gym Contact Matt Winseman 585-355-1313 hflyouthwrestling@gmail.com

Monroe County 4-H Wellness Wednesdays

HF-L Youth Lacrosse

HF-L Youth Lacrosse is offering indoor winter training for ALL interested HF-L students. Training is on Thursday nights, starting November 4th, for boys and girls in grades K-6 from 7 pm-8 pm and grades 7-12 from 8 pm-9 pm at The Athletic Campus on Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road. Please visit our website, www.hfllax.org, for more details and to sign up!

Cougar Hoops Registration

Cougar Hoops Registration for the 2021-2022 season is NOW OPEN. We will be registering girls and boys teams at the 3rd-8th grade levels for play in the Monroe and Livingston County travel leagues. Registration will be open until OCTOBER 15th! We need to get an accurate headcount for our teams by that date in order to be able to enter some of these leagues. So please do not delay registering if your child is interested in playing travel basketball this year! Visit our Website at www.hflcougarhoops.org to sign up!