Haynes Happenings

News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School

January 14, 2021


Big picture
Dear Families,

I am likely not alone in having set 2021 in my mind as a fresh start, a new beginning following a difficult year. Instead, 2021 has opened with challenge, upheaval and unease across the country. While none of us really thought 2020 would turn into a pumpkin at midnight, the reality of struggle and strife reminds us that there are no quick fixes that bring about hope and harmony.

But we have reason for hope.

Vaccines. Mitigation. Increasing skill sets. Longer days. Peace.

As we move ahead into the start of a new year, I invite you to join with me in thinking of what can be with a vision of new possibilities. There may not be a more realistically-optimistic perspective. Recognize all that has changed us, all that we have changed, and how strong we have grown. Together, in the new year, let us not miss those new possibilities.


Jeff LaBroad


Big picture

Join us for the Haynes Hawks Fitness Challenge! Now through February 7

Haynes students and families are invited to participate in our 4 week Haynes Hawk Fitness Challenge! We are excited to offer this fun and engaging way to help make these cold winter days a little more exciting. Log your physical activity and earn an official Haynes Hawk bracelet! Log over 50 points and you'll be entered for a chance to win several grand prizes like a ladder ball set or Kan Jam game! For more details on the Challenge, click here. To see which Haynes students are already moving, click here!

Talking With Children About Violence

The last week has likely resurfaced the need for important conversations in your homes. Below please find a resource from the National Association of School Psychologists to assist with these conversations.
Big picture

Add "haynes_office" to your address book

Our new office email address, haynes_office@sudbury.k12.ma.us is the one-stop address for reporting absent or late arrivals, scheduling for early pickups or otherwise contacting the Haynes office. It's monitored throughout the school day.

Welcome Officer Billy!

Haynes is pleased to welcome Sudbury Police Officer Billy Crisafulli as our new School Resource Officer. A native of Natick, Officer Billy is a graduate of Mount Ida College where he was a fullback on the football team. He went on to join the Natick Police Department before coming to Sudbury. When not working, you can find Billy woodworking, hiking, camping or on his motorcycle.

Please join me in welcoming Officer Billy to his new role!

Exploring "Tough Topics" in History

As Sudbury continues to roll out new or adjusted units of study in Social Studies aligned with Massachusetts curriculum frameworks, students at various grades will begin to explore principles and practices of social science while also studying topics including civil rights, equality and more.

In October Sudbury hosted an information night around these topics. The event was recorded, and is available for your review here. You can also read more about our Social Studies curriculum here.

Kickoff to Kindergarten Scheduled for January 26

SPS Preschool Enrollment Now Open

Big picture


SGS welcomes new and returning players to join us for a fun spring season. Girls of all experience levels are encouraged to play in our spring recreational league that emphasizes skill development and having fun! The season begins April 26th. See Registration page for tentative days/times.

Take advantage of the early registration discount and sign up and pay before February 15th to save $20. SGS is also offering sibling discounts. You will save $25 on your second child’s registration and $50 on your third child’s registration.

For more information and to sign up, please visit http://www.sudburysoftball.org


Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 19

Staff Appreciation Breakfast (hosted by Grade 2 families)

Wednesday, January 20 - Friday, January 22

Food Pantry Collection

Tuesday, January 26

6:30 p.m. Kickoff to K

Friday, January 29

Professional Development - NO SCHOOL

Mid-Year Report Cards Released

Monday, February 1

2:45-4:00 School Council Meeting

Wednesday, February 3

World Read Aloud Day

Thursday, February 4

7:30 p.m. February Haynes Principal Forum

Check out the latest from #haynes01776

See what we're learning, doing, making and celebrating!

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.