News & Notes from Josiah Haynes Elementary School
May 27, 2021
When I was a teacher I taught a lot of literacy skill development through poetry. One of my students' favorite poems to devour was Carl Sandburg's "Fog." It is simple in language but deep in imagery. If you're familiar with the piece you know that the first stanza reads, "The fog comes/on little cat feet."
As we approach Memorial Day Weekend in a year with many starts and restarts, I can't help but feel like the end of this year has crept up on those little cat feet. When we return next Tuesday we'll be in the final three weeks of a most memorable school year. Those three weeks will be packed with many of the rites of the end of the school year, which, thanks to an ever-improving public health situation, will look more "normal" than we initially hoped. Haynes and SPS continue to follow the lead of a world that is reopening. We're proceeding cautiously, but full of optimism for what's ahead.
HAYNES SCHOOL COUNCIL SEEKS PARENT REPRESENTATIVES
The Haynes School Council is a representative committee composed of Haynes staff members, parent representatives and one or more community members. The Council operates in accordance with and under the provisions of the Education Reform Act of 1993 (MGL Ch. 71 Section 59C).
The Council serves as an advisory body to the principal, with particular emphasis on supporting the development of the School Improvement Plan. The eight members of the committee include staff representatives elected by the staff, parent representatives elected by the parent community through the Haynes Organization of Parents, and one or more community members, appointed by the principal. All members (except the principal) serve two-year terms. The School Council is co-chaired by the building principal and a Council member. Meetings are held monthly on Mondays from 2:45-4:00 p.m.
The Haynes School Council is seeking to fill THREE Parent Representative seats, each for two-year terms beginning with the 2021-22 school year. Self-nominations are due Friday, June 4, 2021. To apply, submit a letter of interest to Annie Serafim, HOP Co-Chair at HaynesHOPCoChairs@gmail.com. Include a short biography and statement of interest that will be used on the voting ballot. The election will be held from Monday, June 7 to Monday, June 14, with all ballots due by 5 p.m. on June 14.
Walk & Bike to School Day Tomorrow
Help us Stock the shelves for summer with the Sudbury Food Pantry!
HOP Spring Book Fair On now through May 30
Fifth Grade Fun Night Returns
The end of the year is already upon us and we are busily preparing to celebrate our graduates with a 5th Grade Fun Night on Friday, June 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The tropical-themed party will be held on the Haynes playground and will look different from years past.
This party is for the Haynes 5th grade students ONLY! However, to make this event a success, we’ll need your help! There are volunteer opportunities including decorating and set up, leading and monitoring games, and clean up. To volunteer, please click on this link. Another way to help is to make a donation to the 5th Grade Activities Fund. The money will be used to help supplement the expenses of Fun night. Donating is completely voluntary and we only ask you to donate whatever you can; even the smallest donation makes a difference. To make a donation, click this link.
Thank you for your support! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Laura Broderick, Natali Ciaramella, or Melissa Mahoney.
HOP Virtual Book Fair
Monday, May 24
MCAS - Grade 5 Science
Friday, May 28
Food Pantry Collection
Walk & Bike to School Day
Monday, May 31
Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, June 2
1:30-2:30 Kindergarten Orientation (Virtual)
Thursday, June 3
7:30-8:30p Principal Forum (meet.google.com/dyc-xsuk-nug)
Friday, June 4
6:00-8:00 Fifth Grade Fun Night
Friday, June 11
Fifth Grade Fun Day
Monday, June 14
2:45-4:00 School Council Meeting
Tuesday, June 15
Step Up Day
Wednesday, June 16
9:30 Grade 5 Moving On Ceremony
Friday, June 18
Last Day of School
Report Cards Released on Aspen
10:45 Grade 5 Clap Out
11:45 Early Dismissal