Hastings Elementary School

Where Our Students Make a World of Difference

Check Out What's Happening This Week:

1. Students in Action - Pictures!

2. HPG Meeting

3. 2nd Annual Hot Topics Event

4. Giving Back - Clothing Drive

5. Arts in Common Festival

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Hastings Parent Group

The Hastings Parent Group (HPG) is an organization made up parent volunteers and an elected board. The parent group serves as a vehicle for communication, service, and parental involvement with Hastings Elementary School. The HPG works with the school administration and staff to support the Hastings community. They raise funds for enrichment and coordinate volunteers for school wide events! We would love to have you join us! The first HPG meeting is Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30 in the Hastings Library. Babysitting is available. We hope to see you there!

2nd Annual Hot Topics Event

There's an upcoming Elementary & Middle School Hot Topics event on October 17th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mill Pond School. This evening of workshops is designed for parents and caregivers of children in grades K-8 and is being co-hosted by Westborough Connects, Westborough Public Schools, and Westborough Youth and Family Services.

This is the second Hot Topics event being held by these groups. Over 140 people registered for our first event and attendee feedback was very positive. We are happy to offer this event once again. Based on input and feedback from parents in the community, we are offering 8 different workshops during the evening. Workshop topics include social-emotional learning, dyslexia, stress management, nutrition, having difficult conversations, handling conflict, mindfulness, and youth behavior risk.

Each workshop will be 40 minutes and attendees will be able to attend 2 workshops of their choice. To learn more and register for the upcoming program, please click HERE.

Giving Back - Clothing Drive

In Your Shoes Clothing Drive - Check out the flyer HERE!

*A Senior at Westborough High School is organizing this special project for her Girl Scouts Gold Award project!

What: Coat drive for those in need who work/live in Westborough

Where: All Westborough Schools, Library, St. Lukes, Congregational Church

When: Now - October 20th

What to Donate: Gently used coats, boots, mittens

New socks and hats

In Your Shoes, a giving circle, is a non-profit organization working to contribute time, talents, and monetary resources to those in the Westborough community who are in need.

10th Anniversary Arts in Common Festival

On Saturday, October 5, the Westborough Cultural Council is hosting the 10th anniversary Arts in Common festival. This free event is scheduled from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Bay State Common, and celebrates the arts in our community.

This year's festival will feature high quality artist vendors, great entertainment, delicious food, craft beer, and free art activities—including a community mural! Visit the AIC website for more information, and be sure to check out and like the Arts in Common Facebook page. See you at the festival!

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Upcoming Dates

Thursday, October 3rd

  • First Grade goes on a Field Trip!
  • Hastings Parent Group Meeting, All Invited, Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 4th

  • All School Meeting for Students, 9:45 a.m.
  • Early Release for Students, No Lunch will be Served, 11:55 a.m.

Saturday, October 5th

  • Arts in Common Festival

Wednesday, October 9th

  • No School - Yom Kippur

Monday, October 14th

  • No School - Colombus Day

Wednesday, October 16th

  • School Council Meeting

Friday, October 25th

  • Early Release for Students (11:55) - Parent/Teacher Conferences