Haynes Happenings

News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School

November 18, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

The weeks ahead draw our attention to the many good fortunes we have been afforded and for which we are thankful. Up and down the halls of Haynes School, there are too many things for which we are grateful to count! This week, I'm thinking about how lucky we are for a particular group within our school community.

Yesterday we joined with schools across the country in celebrating National Educational Support Professionals Day, and I can't help but think about how lucky we are to have the team of ESPs that we do at Haynes. It is no overstatement to say that Haynes couldn’t work without this team. Throughout our classrooms and across our building each and every day, our ESPs provide essential support, instruction and care. Their skill, professionalism, dedication and commitment to their students, their colleagues and to Haynes School is second to none, and I am so grateful that they are part of our school community.

As you count all that you are thankful for in the week ahead, I wish you the best for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.


Jeff LaBroad


TONIGHT! Exploring Math at Haynes

Haynes Principal Forum

Thursday, November 18 7:30 p.m. on Google Meet

The way students learn math continues to evolve, and it looks different than how we learned it in school. Join Haynes Math Coach Julie Whitehead and see what our math instruction looks like, share your questions and learn how you can support your mathematicians at home.

Attendance Reminders

The Sudbury Public Schools values consistent school attendance, and recognizes the positive impact of school attendance on academic achievement. Children who regularly attend school are more engaged and achieve at higher levels. Regular and punctual school attendance is essential for success in school.

An excused absence includes:

  • Documented illness or quarantine

  • Bereavement or serious illness in family

  • Weather so inclement as to endanger the health of this child

  • Religious observances

  • Other exceptional reasons with approval of the principal

An unexcused absence includes, but is not limited to:

  • Chronic absences or tardies without medical documentation

  • Truancy

  • Non-emergency family situations

  • Family vacations

Families of students with five or more unexcused absences, tardy arrivals or early dismissals will receive notification from the school and a meeting to meet with a school administrator will be coordinated.

You can find out more about student attendance here.

Please call or email the Haynes office to report any student absences or dismissal changes (haynes_office@sudbury.k12.ma.us).

TOMORROW! Food Pantry Friday, November 19

The Sudbury Food Pantry has asked for the following Thanksgiving dinner and other most-needed items:

  • Holiday items:
  • Stuffing
  • Boxed mashed potatoes
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Gravy
  • Canned corn and canned green beans
  • Canned diced & whole tomatoes
  • Pasta
  • Boxed rice
  • Condiments (salad dressing, mayo, ketchup)
  • Full size snack (cookies, crackers & chips)
  • Cereal
  • Baking items (cake, brownie, pancake mix, flour)

Any nonperishable, non-expired food or personal hygiene items will be appreciated.

Pool Testing A Day early Next week

Pool Testing will move from Tuesday to Monday next week in order to accommodate the abbreviated holiday week.


Thursday, November 18

School Picture Retake Day

3:00-7:00 HOP Bookfair Open

3:15-4:15 Haynes Equity Leadership Team Meeting

7:30-8:30 Haynes Principal Forum

Friday, November 19

Food Pantry Collection

Spirit Day - "80s Day"

Wednesday, November 24

11:45 Early Dismissal

November 25-26

Thanksgiving Break—NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, December 1

Staff Appreciation Breakfast (hosted by Grade 5 families)

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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.