Haynes Happenings

News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School

December 5, 2019

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

I hope you have enjoyed your time meeting with classroom teachers over the last several weeks. While there is much to learn about your student's work in the classroom, that learning continues each day with our specialists. Students at Haynes engage daily with classes such as Music, Art, Physical Education and Library. To let you know what your child has been up to, our specialist team has prepared an update, available here. You can look forward to future updates throughout the year.

Happy Reading!


Jeff LaBroad


Outdoor Winter Recess Reminders

Haynes students take full advantage of the fun the outdoors in winter can provide! Students enjoy outdoor winter recess daily, except when the temperature/wind chill are below 20 degrees or if the grounds are deemed unsafe. Below are the expectations teachers are reviewing with students this week.
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TONIGHT! Superintendent-Parent Information Exchange

PIE is an opportunity to have a discussion about the issues that matter most to you as parents in Sudbury Public Schools, such as new school start times for the 2020-21 school

year, the proposed budget, and more. The next event will be held in the Superintendent’s Conference Room in the Fairbanks Building on December 5th at 5:00 PM.

Preparing for an Earlier Start Time in 2020

Earlier this year the Sudbury School Committee approved an adjustment to our start times. Beginning on the first day of school this August 2020, elementary school students will start their day at 7:55 a.m., with dismissal at 2:25 p.m. Curtis Middle School will shift to an 8:30 a.m. start time and a 3:10 p.m. dismissal. The Sudbury administrative team continues to plan for this transition and will share more information with families in the new year. You can find more about this change here.

Sudbury Public Schools to Host Informational Session on Teen Vaping

Superintendent Brad Crozier announces that members of the community are invited to attend a presentation next month on youth vaping.

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Curtis Middle School

WHAT: Parents are encouraged to attend a presentation by Mary Cole, Program Coordinator of the Greater Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership. The Tobacco-Free Community Partnership is dedicated to educating residents and decision-makers in cities and towns across the Commonwealth, updating them on the impacts of tobacco use in all of its forms, as well as the most effective strategies for curbing tobacco use in their communities.

Cole will highlight the dangers of e-cigarettes and other emerging tobacco trends, and share her insight on the tactics the nicotine industry uses to attract young customers.

“We are taking a proactive approach to teen tobacco use -- with an emphasis on vaping -- districtwide, and making sure parents are informed and have the knowledge they need to help keep these dangerous products away from their kids,” Superintendent Crozier said. “I encourage everyone to plan to attend this informative and engaging event.”

According to the 2018 MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey, 97 percent of Curtis students in grades 6-8 report no electronic vapor usage in their lifetime. Assemblies for students about vaping will be held on Dec. 5 for each grade level.

For those who cannot attend, the presentation will be filmed by Sudbury TV and made available on-demand online.

Sudbury Tree Lighting This Saturday

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'Tis the Season to Thank Our Teachers

Submitted by Melissa Mahoney, SERF Liaison

ACE Awards (Appreciation of Champions in Education Awards) give you a way to thank an educator that you appreciate while supporting grants that bring Sudbury educators' innovative ideas to life!

When you give an ACE Award, your star educator will receive a certificate of honor and will be recognized at your school and on SERF's website. Your donation will support all Sudbury educators (K-12) seeking funds for innovative and enriching projects.

Donations for ACE Awards are tax-deductible and accepted all year. Those received by December 13th will honor your Champion in Education before the holiday break.

Questions? Email aceawards@serfsudbury.org

Sudbury Girls Softball Registration is Now Open for Spring

Submitted by Sudbury Girls Softball

Spring is not THAT far off! Sudbury Girls Softball (SGS) welcomes new and returning players from Lincoln and Sudbury to join us for an exciting spring season. Girls of all experience levels are encouraged to play in our spring recreational league that emphasizes skill development and having fun!

For more information and to sign up, please visit https://tinyurl.com/sz9ztsk

Take advantage of the early $20 registration discount for Grades 1-9 by registering and paying before January 15th.

Sibling Discounts: Save $25 on your second child’s registration and $50 on your third child’s registration. (Financial assistance for registration may be requested by emailing the registrar at softballsudbury@gmail.com)


Thursday, December 5

Report Cards Released on Aspen

Wednesday, December 11

Staff Appreciation Breakfast Sponsored by Grade 4 Families

1:00-2:30 Grade 1 Musical Instrument Engineering Presentation

Friday, December 13

Patriots Spirit Day

Food Pantry Collection

HOP Staff Cookie Swap

9:00-9:30 Grade 2/Mrs. Murray Writing Celebration

Wednesday, December 18

7:45-8:45 Haynes School Council Meeting (Conference Room)

12:45 ILAP Early Release Day

Thursday, December 19

2:15-3:15 Grade 4 Winter Break Celebration

December 23 - January 1

December Vacation

Thursday, January 2

School Reopens

Friday, January 3

9:00-10:00 First Friday Principal Coffee


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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.