Haynes Happenings

News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School

June 4, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

The world is in a tough spot right now--there's no doubt about that. Between our continued existence in the midst of a global health crisis and school closure and recent events that have highlighted racial injustice, we can be brought to our knees under the weight of it all.

As adults, we are both a filter and a source of strength for the children in our care. There are a lot of things happening that children don't understand and that may confuse, worry, or anger them. We must recognize the importance of coming together to raise children who demand equality and lead with kindness in their hearts and actions. We are a caring, inclusive, and supportive community, and now more than ever, we need to come together and support each other and our children.

I continue to make it my priority to make sure that all students and families truly feel part of our community. We are broken, and we have work to do. As a district, we have returned to the dialogue about what to do. As a school, we will do the same. Should you have thoughts, questions, ideas on how we can do better, please reach out to me.

I invite you to check out these resources for supporting and engaging in conversation at home:


Jeff LaBroad


TONIGHT! Kids, Tweens, & Quarantines: A Webinar for Parents


Thursday, June 4, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

“Kids Tweens, & Quarantines” is a presentation for parents focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on our children. In a dynamic fashion, this talk will address the young brain, explain how and why parents need to practice self-care, survey the signs of anxiety and how to be of support to their anxious child, explain the grieving process, and address the “new norms” everyone is adjusting to during this unprecedented time.

This event will include significant time for parents to ask questions and get concrete answers for practical steps they can take in real time --- who has time to wait?

About the Presenter: Jon Mattleman:

Jon Mattleman received his B.A. from Clark University in 1978, and his MS in Counseling from the University of Hartford in 1981. Jon’s workshops and presentations are geared to give participants tools they can implement immediately, strategies that work with children and youth, and approaches which have proven to be critical to building healthy relationships. Jon frequently consults with schools, parent groups, mental health organizations, and in workplace settings regarding the issues of anxiety, stress, depression, suicide, parenting, and the emotional consequences of technology. Jon is a certified trainer in QPR Suicide Prevention and has worked with professionals in schools, with state organizations such as the Massachusetts Probation Department, as well as with hundreds of parents regarding self-harm and suicide prevention. Jon is best known for his talk “The Secret Life of a Massachusetts Teen and Tweens” and has presented this to thousands of parents in all over the east coast. Jon has appeared on numerous radio and television shows lending his expertise on anxiety, depression, suicide, teens, and parenting.

Read more about Jon on his website at www.Jonmattleman.com or follow Jon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jonmattleman or contact Jon by email at jonmattleman@gmail.com

ZOOM LINK: Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Please click this URL to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85030962694

Or join by phone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 9128 or
1+ 53 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 Webinar ID: 850 3096 2694

REMINDER! Sign-Up for Student Belongings Pick-Up

Haynes will return students' personal belongings and collect school-issued materials (library books, classroom materials, technology devices) during a curbside exchange at Haynes on Monday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 17. Each family will sign-up for a window to come through our car line, receive students' belongings and return any items needed to come back to school.

Over the next two weeks, Haynes staff will be organizing students' belongings and preparing them for your pickup. Materials will be organized by appointment for easy pickup. Only one appointment per family is necessary. When you arrive, we will place items in your trunk or backseat. In that spot, you should have any devices, books or other materials for us to receive from you. Our transfer will be contactless. Our staff will have masks and gloves on during this process.

Please click here to sign up for a time to pick up your students' belongings.


  • library books
  • borrowed devices (and chargers!)
  • subject content books and materials.

Lost and Found items will be distributed as they are able to be identified. Items of unknown owners will be kept until parents and students have the opportunity to visit the Lost and Found upon our return.

Order Your Fall School Supplies Today!

Again this year, HOP is offering a great way to get all your school supply shopping done NOW! Click the info flyer below for more.

Keeping Kids Healthy While Away from School

Click below for more tips from the National Association of Elementary School Principals:

2020-2021 Haynes Classrooms Announced

The following are the planned classrooms at each grade level for the next school year:

Kindergarten: Raffaele, Weart

Grade 1: Brannen, Burrell, Hufnagel

Grade 2: Demarest, Murray, Stone

Grade 3: Gregg, Kenosian, Marshall

Grade 4: Lamoureaux, Skahan, White

Grade 5: Clemons, Duckett, Grassetti

Summer Food Pantry Collection June 19

Friday, June 19

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Fatima Church, 160 Concord Road

For this last collection of the year, Sudbury elementary schools are teaming up to collect together in the parking lot at Our Lady of Fatima (160 Concord Rd). We will direct you where to drop off your donations and volunteers will then do the sorting. For those who need to drop off prior to that day, there will be a box at 200 Mossman Road.

Reminder For Students Not Returning to Haynes

Parents of students entering grades 1 through 5 not returning to Haynes in September 2020 are asked to notify the Haynes office in writing of their intention to unenroll. Please email Marcy Sawin (marcy_sawin@sudbury.k12.ma.us) if you are not planning to attend Haynes next year.
Sudbury Comprehensive COVID-19 Resource Guide

Resources from the Town of Sudbury


Monday, June 15

10:00-3:00 Student Belongings Pickup & Materials Dropoff (by appointment)

Tuesday, June 16

10:00 Fifth Grade Beep-Out at Curtis Middle School (Grade 5 families only)

12:00 Virtual Moving On Ceremony

Wednesday, June 17 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

10:00-3:00 Student Belongings Pickup & Materials Dropoff (by appointment)

Friday, June 19

1:00-3:00 June Food Pantry Collection


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Haynes Happenings

Haynes Happenings is the parent and family newsletter of Josiah Haynes Elementary School, published every other Thursday and distributed to families via email and shared at sudbury.k12.ma.us/haynes.