Something to Yelle About

The Weekly Newsletter for the Henri A. Yelle Elementary

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Another Amazing Week Of Fun & Learning!

Yelle Newsletter for May 27th!

Hello from the Yelle.

Well, this week was incredible.

We had Mr. Hayward and Mrs. Tosches, Principal and Guidance Counselor from the NOrton Middle School introduced themselves to every 5th Grade class this week.

We finished up our MCAS make-ups.

We did some excellent learning and Project-Based Learning to be more specific.

And, we had a kangaroo and other exotic animals teaching our 5th Graders lessons on bullying.

Now that doesn't happen every week!

As I try to do each week, I use the big picture above to tell the story of the week in a gallery of pictures of us here at the Yelle.

The top left corner has a montage of pictures of our students working together, supporting each other, constructing projects, and making presentations. The upper right big picture is of the kangaroo that was part of the Anti-Bullying presentations to our 5th Grade students, brought in by Animal Adventures with the support of our HAY PTO. It was so exciting and cool! The lower left big picture is of Mrs. Benson being silly stringed by her students to meet a Boosterthon incentive she owed them. (On a side note, Mr. B and I are getting prepped to repay our debt as well to the students for Boosterthon.) The lower righthand corner picture has our STEAM students working together on a project. And the bottom lower righthand corner picture is of our 5th Grade Announcement Crew ladies, who did double-duty this week with not only reading the announcements all week but also doing readings throughout the day on Friday to explain Memorial Day and remind everyone as to its importance. They did a sensational job!

The pictures above and the others from Twitter below really do relay a story of the amazing accomplishments our students and teachers have been able to achieve just this past week. Please check them out below and all over our Twitter feed to help to tell the incredible story we are writing this year.

Please check out the rest of the Newsletter for some important information including ... upcoming calendar events for most of the rest of the year including a bunch of news from the PTO and SEPAC, a parent forum, news from Nurse Jenny, Summer Enrichment, and more ...

Please check it out.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Thank you to everyone who served in our military, and we remember everyone who have given their lives for us to have the freedoms we have this Memorial Day weekend!

Thanks again; stay safe and well; have a great weekend; enjoy the weather,


Martin R. Geoghegan


Henri A. Yelle Elementary School

Upcoming Important Calendar Days for the Yelle

Monday, May 30 – No School Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31 – NHS Class of 22 Graduation Walk approx 11:30-ish

Wednesday, June 1 – Spring Yelle Band Concert at 7PM in Gym

Friday, June 3SEPAC Spring Fling Social (see below)

Monday, June 6 – Norton Day Games for Norton Special Olympians

Tuesday, June 7 – Grade 3 Step-Up Day (more details to follow)

Wednesday, June 8 – Grade 5 Step-Up Day (more details to follow)

Wednesday, June 8 – HAY PTO Meeting 6PM in Library

Friday, June 10 – Field Day (Rain Day – Monday, June 13)

Friday, June 17 – HAY PTO 5th Grade Celebration 5-7PM (more details below)

Monday, June 20 – Juneteenth Observation – No School

Tuesday, June 21 – ½ Day Last Day of School – 11:40AM Dismissal

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5th Grade Event -- Kick-Off To Summer!

5th Grade Kick-Off to Summer

The PTO is happy to announce they will be sponsoring a 5th Grade Kick-Off to Summer Event!

This fun-filled event is for 5th Graders only and will take place on

Friday, June 17th from 5-7PM in the HAY cafeteria.

Each 5th Grade student will receive their yearbook, and have a chance for friends to sign them, do a craft, listen to the DJ and enjoy some pizza and cake.

The PTO has a surprise too!

Please check your child’s backpack for information flyers!

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5th Grade Anti-Bullying Presentation

What does a chinchilla, snake, frog, alligator, and kangaroo have in common?

They were all at the Yelle!

On Thursday, May 26th and Friday, May 27th all 5th grade classrooms participated in an Anti- Bullying Presentation along with enjoying Animal Adventures, sponsored by the HAY PTO.

It was awesome fun!

Please check out the videos on our Twitter feed!


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From The Desk Of Nurse Jenny: 5th Grade Scoliosis Screening

Dear Yelle 5th Grade Families:

An email went home earlier this week to inform you that I will be starting the state mandated health screening for scoliosis in the beginning of June 2022. We are required by the state to screen grades five through nine students for scoliosis.

All screenings are done by the nurse and done individually. The student’s privacy is respected at all times. Any abnormal results of the scoliosis screening will be sent home.

If you do not want your child to participate in this screening please write a note and have your child bring it to my office as soon as possible. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.

Thank you! Stay safe and healthy!

Nurse Jenny

Jeanine DeMelo, RN, BSN

Henri A. Yelle Elementary School

School Nurse

Just a Twitter Taste ...

Please see more great Tweets like these by going to Twitter either at #HAYNation or @HAYSchoolNorton -- Make sure you Follow Us and Tag Us in any Tweets you want us to see!
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Parent Workshop

On Monday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the NHS auditorium, NPS, in conjunction with the Norton SEPAC and Sarah’s Village, will be hosting a parent workshop titled “Self-Care and Improved Wellbeing for Children and Parents” with Dr. Richard Booth.

This workshop will entail an in-depth examination of the multiple spheres of life impacted by stress, anxiety, and trauma, (e.g., financial, environmental, emotional, physical, behavioral, educational, occupational, and spiritual). It will also cover the physiological mechanisms of trauma and stress and how active use of coping skills can decrease stress responses in the body. Parents will develop and practice tangible skills for identification, management, coping, and supporting themselves and others.

Dr. Booth is a licensed mental health counselor with a Doctor of Philosophy in Combined Counseling/School Psychology, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/English. His experience includes working as a clinician at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Wediko Children’s Services, providing counseling services through his own private practice, and working as a psychotherapist for Brown University.

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Norton SEPAC News

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News from Norton SEPAC

Here is Norton SEPAC's monthly newsletter for April.

Please click her for April's SEPAC Newsletter.

Please check out All of Norton SEPAC's monthly Newsletter here.

The Norton SEPAC's mission:

Our Mission:

We are here to promote and support an innovative educational environment where children with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities and a school and community environment where all children are encouraged to reach their full potential.

We are here to promote a network for parents/guardians of children with disabilities and provide a forum to share information and discuss matters of relative interest and concern regarding our children.

We are here to promote communication and programs within the community to encourage understanding, respect, acceptance, and inclusion of children with disabilities.

We are here to promote collaboration with the school community to continually improve the educational opportunities available within our schools that promote improved educational outcomes for children with disabilities.

Norton SEPAC website.

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NPS Summer Enrichment Program

Welcome to the 2022 Norton Public Schools’ Summer Enrichment Program!

We are pleased to offer a variety of opportunities for students entering grades K-6 to take part in this summer. There are four different weeks offered from Tuesday, July 5th through Thursday, July 28th. Sessions will take place Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm (except the first week due to the July 4th holiday).

Norton Middle School will be the host site of the Summer Enrichment Program. All students may be dropped off at NMS between 8:45am-8:55am. Each morning, a parent or family representative must bring the K-4 students to be checked into NMS. Students entering Grades 5 and up do not need a parent or family representative to check them in. Attendance will be taken each day at 9:00am SHARP. Once the day begins, your child may not leave without permission. Students must stay within school boundaries and remain in registered sessions until release at the end of each day. Pick-up is expected at the conclusion of the sessions at 12:00pm at Norton Middle School.

Leaving the Summer Program: Only the people listed on the Registration Form will be allowed to pick up your child at the end of each day. Please inform the person picking up your child that a picture ID may be requested. Each child in Grades K-4 must be checked out each day.

**Also, please note that all students must be toilet trained.

Cost of the Summer Enrichment Program: $150 per week

*For this year only, arts & crafts materials fees will be waived.*

● All payments will be made through Unipay, search “Norton School Department” and then please select “Summer Enrichment” on the left. There will be no refunds issued unless the session is canceled. Click here to access Unipay.

● Registration is also completely digital this year! Click here to register your child for Summer Enrichment 2022!

✦ Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis up to May 27, 2022 or until the maximum number of participants is reached for each session. Please be advised that each session needs to have a minimum number of students to operate. If a course you select does not have sufficient numbers of enrolled students to operate, the session will be canceled and you will receive a refund.


✦During the course of the Summer Enrichment Program, photos may be taken of the students for display in school, on the District website, on social media, or in the local newspaper. Please see the registration form to give permission for your child’s photograph to be taken.

Any questions? Contact Kelly Allen, Summer Enrichment Coordinator,