District-wide ENews Notes

May 18, 2023

Upcoming Dates

  • Tues., May 23 - District Health & Safety Committee Mtg., 3:45 p.m.

  • Tues., May 23 - Board of Education Mtg., H.S. Cafe., 7 p.m.

  • Tues., May 23 - Music Booster Club Mtg., H.S. Chorus Room, 7 p.m.

  • Mon., May 29 - Memorial Day Observance - No School

  • Mon., Jun. 5 - Sports Booster Club Mtg., H.S. Lobby Conf. Rm., 7 p.m.

  • Wed., Jun. 7 - Art Booster Club Mtg., Art Rm., Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Tues., Jun. 13 - Board of Education Mtg., H.S. Cafe., 7 p.m.

  • Mon., Jun. 19 - Juneteenth Observance - No School

  • Tues., Jun. 20 - District Health & Safety Committee Mtg., 3:45 p.m.

  • Thurs., Jun. 22 - Last Day of School for K-12 Students

  • Fri., Jun. 23 - Professional Development Day; No Students in Session

**NOTE: Please recognize that the District's online calendar will house the most accurate District and building events.

Lima Primary Fun Run

HFL Community, Lima Primary students are excited to be completing their first ever Lima Primary Fun Run on June 2! This is fundraiser encourages healthy habits and the students are excited to participate. Follow the link below to learn more and to help raise funds for the HFL PTA: https://mybooster.com/a/s/87786_O_/ Thank you!

Update the Family Open Swim Announcement

Family Open Swim

Friday evenings 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Last night for open swim will be Friday, June 2.

Summer Enrichment Programs

Summer registration is now open for the summer enrichment programs. Enrichment programs include Driver's Education, swim lessons, adult classes, clay club, horsemanship program; a complete list of class offerings may be found on the HFL Community Programs website at: https://registration.hflcsd.org/categorySearch.cfm?category=1

Plant Sale

The Learning Academy is sponsoring a plant sale on May 24th & 25th at the corner of East St. and Church St. Prices range from $3-$10. Flowers, herbs, and veggies will be available for purchase. Cash only.
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Summer Driver's Ed

Summer Driver's Education registration is now open. Registration is online at the Community Programs website. Be sure to read the entire description before registering as the format is a different this session. Space is limited so register early! Any questions, please contact the Community Programs Office at 624-7068.


2023 Summer Rec

2023 Summer Rec program in partnership with Honeoye Falls, Mendon, Lima & HFL Community Programs is a day camp for children in grades 1-8. Camp runs Wednesday, June 28 through Friday, August 4 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. A variety of daily activities include sports, arts & crafts, swimming, science & nature and optional field trips. Questions? Call the Community Programs Office at 624-7068 or email hflcommunityprograms@hflcsd.org. Registration is now available online at:


Mental Health Month 2023

May is Mental Health Month. Each year the District Counseling department puts together a newsletter to focus on a topic or idea important to maintaining positive mental health.


Athletic Awards Assembly

Athletic Awards Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6th at 6:30pm in the Middle School Auditorium.

HF-L CSD Partners with Paper

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District is happy to continue its partnership with Paper, a digital tutoring service. This service is available to all HF-L students in grades 4-12 and will provide free, unlimited access to virtual tutoring sessions. These sessions are 1:1 and are available 24 hours a day. Students can access this using their ClassLink portal.

Using Paper, students get homework help, writing feedback, and study support on demand. Teachers gain insights into learning gaps. Administrators have visibility into where support is needed.


Voice Notes—a new accessibility-minded offering from Paper—is now available for all Paper users!

How does it work?

Voice Notes allows both students and tutors alike to record and send audio messages during Live Help sessions.

Sending a Voice Note in a Live Help session is simple for students: Learners simply select the microphone icon in the chat bar to send a verbal question or response. Before sending the message, they can listen back to their note at a playback speed of their choice. Voice Notes messages sent to them from tutors can also be played back, and students can see a transcription of tutors’ messages.

Which students benefit from this feature?

Paper’s Voice Notes feature will be particularly helpful for students who are actively improving their reading and writing. However, these kinds of learners can benefit as well:

  • English-language learners or those who struggle with writing might find it easier to chat with a tutor via Voice Notes.

  • Students who prefer to use iPads or their mobile devices to learn—or only have these tools available outside of school—can opt to send Voice Notes rather than typing out longer questions.

  • Voice Notes are helpful for students who prefer “talking it out,” or articulating their thoughts verbally.

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Community Events

The activities listed below are not sponsored or recommended by the school district but provided as a bulletin board to families as choices available for students outside of curricular and extra-curricular activities sponsored by the school district.

Mendon Public Library

Mendon Public Library Ongoing Programs:

  • Story Time Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30 AM Preschool Story Time at the Library open to preschoolers and their caregivers. Join Miss Kelly for songs, stories, and simple crafts each Tuesday.
  • Paws to Relax Tuesdays, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM
  • Tech Training Wednesdays, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Knit Nook Thursdays, 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Mendon Public Library Special Programs:

  • Eating Away at the Climate Crisis: How our food choices can help heal the planet, Mon 5/22/2023 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday Movie Matinee: Taking Chance, Fri 5/26/2023, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual Discussion with Author and Coach: Matthew Raidbard, Author of “Lead Like a Pro”, Thu 6/1/2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Mendon Public Library at Mendon Fire Department Carnival, Sat 6/3/2023
  • Meditation Mondays: Guided Meditation Series with Lori, Mon 6/12/2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Senior Living Options: What You Need to Know, Thu 6/15/2023 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

HF-L Summer Sports and Day Camp

The HF-L Summer Sports and Day Camp is offered at the Middle School during the week of August 7th - 11th from 9 am - 3 pm for Boys and Girls entering Grades 3-8. The camp is designed to give all kids the chance to play multiple sports and game activities in a structured and fun environment. The camp is built on the idea that sports specialization at a young age is wrong for development and that kids should play multiple sports at a young age. The camp provides the opportunity for kids to just have fun being kids and will help teach them how to play many different sports and games. Campers will play sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and wiffleball. Campers will also have fun playing many other games that will keep them active, mindful, and having fun. These games include kickball, dodgeball, jailbreak, capture the flag, agility challenges, frisbee golf, obstacle courses, track and field events, field day competitions, and more. Click on HF-L Sports and Day Camp Registration to register your child for the camp or email Mike Merrill at hflsportscamp@gmail.com

Summer Day Camps

Join us for Summer Day Camps! July 10-14, 8:30am - 2pm. Free with a provided lunch. After care 2pm-5pm has a small fee. Grades going into K5-6th grade. Register at www.Wheatlandchurch.com/summer-camps

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Community Conversation Around Mental Health

On Tuesday, May 23 at 7pm at the Middle School Maker Space (room 209) the HF-L- Mendon Kiwanis Club is hosting a Community Conversation around Mental Health. This conversation will be directed by Jerard Johnson and his staff at the URMC Golisano Children's Hospital Pediatric Mental Health and Wellness Programs. The hope is to bring a sense of understanding around Mental Health awareness, during this Mental Health awareness month. Open the lines of communications between the families and the programs available, as well as the school district. The more the kids know there is help available and the more people who know the signs of those struggling with mental health the more we can help reduce the number of deaths due to mental health struggles. We want the message to be that we care, there is help available, and that it is okay to ask for help.

HF-L Modified/JV Baseball Camp

HF-L Little League Baseball Camp

HF-L Youth Football Camp

Raising Poultry for 4-H

Summer Basketball Camp Opportunities

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