District-wide ENews Notes

November 18, 2021

  • Fri., Nov. 19 - Sat., Nov. 20 - Sr. High Area All-State, East Irondequoit
  • Fri., Nov. 19 - Middle School Drama Production, Happily Ever Before, District Aud., 7 p.m.
  • Sat., Nov. 20 - Middle School Drama Production, Happily Ever Before, District Aud., 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Tues., Nov. 23 - Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.
  • Wed., Nov. 24 - Fri., Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Recess - No School
  • Thurs., Dec. 2 - HF-L PTA Meeting, High School, 8 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.

Honeoye Falls-Lima to Conduct School Census

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District will once again conduct its resident census to update its information on pre-school and school-aged children in order to plan for changes in student enrollment. Families with children enrolled in grades K-12 at HF-L, families with children enrolled in private and parochial schools, and residents with no children in the District will all receive the census form through the mail and are asked to respond. All information gathered will be used solely by the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District.

It is important to note that this is a local census and is unrelated to the U.S. Census.

Residents will receive the District census form (which will be printed on pink paper) by mail the week of November 17, 2021, and are asked to reply verifying their information as soon as possible in one of three ways by December 7, 2021:

District website - visit https://www.hflcsd.org/page/census-2021 to fill out the online census verification form and click submit.

Telephone - Call the District Census/Central Registrar's Office to verify your information at (585) 624-7123.

Mail - Indicate and print any corrections and/or updates on the printed form. Sign, affix a stamp, and return the form via postal mail.

For more information, please visit: https://www.hflcsd.org/article/589364

Middle School Drama Club Presents: Happily Ever Before

Here is a sneak peek at the HF-L Middle School's Drama Club production of Happily Ever Before. The show premieres on Friday, November 19th, at 7 p.m. in the District Auditorium. Tickets are $5. https://ensemble.monroe.edu/hapi/v1/contents/permalinks/q6GCr4o9/view

Toys for Tots

As the Holiday Season approaches, please consider helping the STEM Club support The Kade Project in collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys for kids in the area. We all know of families in need, families with illness, job loss, or other issues. Some of these families go without gifts for their children during the holidays. A small toy, doll, LEGO set, or stuffed animal can go a long way to ease the burden on parents who are struggling. Let's support our students as they work to impact their community during a special time of year.

The High School donation box is located in the main entrance vestibule by the Main Office. Donations will be accepted until December 10th. The STEM Club will help transport the boxes from all the HF-L schools to the Community Center after school on December 10th.

A special shout out to Melissa Boldt's classes for always stepping up with donations. Thank you to everyone for your consideration and tremendous, annual support.


HF-L Music Boosters is offering plants for sale (Poinsettias, Cyclamen, Christmas Cactus) in a variety of colors, as well as a beautifully designed centerpiece to decorate for the holidays or give as gifts. (See Website for further details.) Ordering deadline: Wednesday, December 1st. Plant pick-up: CURBSIDE ONLY at HF-L Middle School, 619 Quaker Meetinghouse Road on Friday, December 17th (3:00 PM-6:00 PM) and Saturday, December 18th (9:00 AM-Noon) To view plant photos, download an Order Form or to place an order online, please visit Music Boosters Website at: https://www.hflcsd.org/page/music-boosters.

New York State requires all school districts to annually notify parents/guardians of specific laws and/or regulations. In an effort to reduce costs, the Honeoye Falls-Lima School District will be providing these notifications to families electronically this year, unless otherwise requested by returning the hard-copy request form attached below. The following chart lists those statutes and/or regulations required annually. The district will continue to incorporate the NYSED application and guidelines for free and reduced meals as an insert in the HF-L Community Calendar.

November 2021

If you would like to receive any/all of these notices in hard copy, please complete the Annual Notices Notification form prior to November 12, 2021.

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.

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:

  • For Kids: Tuesday Story Time at the Gazebo, 10 am, Rain or shine, bring your toddler for stories, songs, and simple crafts.
  • For Adults: Alternating Wednesday Night Sit N Stich, Alternating Thursday Morning Knit Nook.

Upcoming Events:

  • 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
  • Learn Libby from the Experts, Monday, 11/22/2021, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Virtual)
  • Amerks Zoom Event "Hosted" by Mendon Public Library, Mon 11/22/2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Join us to meet Amerks and win prizes!
  • Haudenosaunee Story Telling Circle for Children and Families, Sat 11/27/2021 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Gift of Books: Top Books for Giving as Recommended by MPL Staff,
  • Tue 11/30/2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Bone Health (Virtual Zoom Program),
  • Thu 12/2/2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Christmas Magic: Family Magic Show with Cris Johnson, Sat 12/11/2021 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Teens and Mental Health

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.