District-wide ENews Notes

April 7, 2022

Upcoming Dates

  • Sat., Apr. 9 - Community Band Concert, District Aud., 7 p.m.

  • Tues., Apr. 12 - Safety Committee Meeting, 3:45 p.m.

  • Tues., Apr. 12 - Board of Education Meeting, BOE Rm. 129, High School, 7 p.m.

  • Wed., Apr. 13 - Music Booster Club Meeting, Chorus Rm., High School, 7 p.m.

  • Wed., Apr. 13 - Code of Conduct Review, BOE Rm. 129, High School, 5 p.m.

  • Fri., Apr. 15 - Fri., Apr. 22 - Spring Recess - No School

  • Mon., Apr. 18 - Closing Date for BOE Candidate Petitions to be Turned In

  • Tues., Apr. 19 - BOE Candidate Drawing for Placement on Voting Ballot

  • Tues., Apr. 26 - Board of Education Meeting, BOE Rm. 129, High School, 7 p.m.

  • Wed., Apr. 27 - Code of Conduct Review, BOE Rm. 129, High Schol, 5 p.m.

**NOTE: As the school year begins, please recognize that the District's online calendar will house the most accurate District and building events.

COVID Update from the Superintendent

As you are likely aware, the region is seeing an uptick in new COVID cases. We are experiencing some of those trends here at school as well. We’re continuing to focus on flexibility, choice wherever possible and making reasonable targeted adjustments as needed. The District will be distributing COVID test kits to families via students again on Friday, April 8, 2022.

For information on official COVID cases you can view the state portal at https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home

HF-L Oversimplified - Tax Cap

HF-L is excited to announce a new video series entitled HF-L Oversimplified where we oversimplify elements of the school budget to help our community better understand how the District is funded.

Do you know what a tax cap is? Let’s talk about that!

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Frozen Kids

HF-L Arts Enrichment Corporation presents "Frozen Kids", on April 6th and April 7th in High School Auditorium at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door for $5.00. The show features HF-L 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Kudos to student director, Mike Ruff on creating the poster for the production!

LEGO Robotics Beginners for Grades 3-5

LEGO Robotics Beginners for Grades 3-5. Class begins April 12 and runs Tuesday/Thursday 3:00 -4:00 through May 12. This class will introduce students to the basics of robotics and programming concepts. Working in pairs, students will use a LEGO Mindstorms education kit to learn how to program it to move and react to its environment using the Lab VIEW-based visual programming language, EV3-G.

Concepts taught and reinforced include programming skills, teamwork, communication, problem solving, critical thinking, perseverance, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

NOTE: This class is ONLY for beginners. To register online click on link: https://registration.hflcsd.org/searchResults.cfm?couID=225

HF-L PTA Staff Shout Out

Help celebrate Honeoye Falls-Lima School District staff! The PTA is collecting compliments and kind thoughts from the school community for our "STAFF SHOUT OUTS" bulletin boards. Please share words of appreciation and gratitude for our district staff. Love something happening in your child's class right now? Had a positive encounter with an administrator, teacher, aide, grounds keeper, janitor or cook? Let us know!

Examples of SHOUT OUT worthy acts include:

-demonstrating positive values and kindness

-going beyond expectations

-collaborating across grade levels or disciplines

Send your SHOUT OUTS to: HFLSTAFFSHOUTOUTS@honeoyefallslimapta.org

When submitting a shout out, please include the following:

Name of staff member you wish to acknowledge:



2022-23 Instructional Calendar

The 2022-23 Instructional Calendar has been approved by the Board of Education.

Register for Summer Rec

Summer Rec registration is now open for student campers. Summer Rec is a partnership with Honeoye Falls, Mendon, Lima, and Community Programs that offers a wide variety of activities. Campers are grouped by grade level with activities based on the group's age. Registration is available online at:

https://www.hflcsd.org/page/2022summer-rec. Contact the Community Programs Office at 624-7068 or email: hflcommunityprograms@hflcsd.org for any questions.

NYS Learner's Permit Test

Take the New York State Learner's Permit written test right here at HFL High School. We will provide you with all the necessary DMV forms and Driver's Manual. Stop by or call the Community Programs Office (624-7068) to schedule your exam.

Alumni Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Alumni Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Hall of Fame Induction Class. The Hall of Fame was established in 1995 to recognize distinguished graduates of Honeoye Falls, Lima, and Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School Districts who have distinguished themselves with exceptional achievements and contributions to their school, community, and country. By recognizing these exceptional graduates, we can provide positive role models for the present-day students in the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District. Nominees, living or deceased, must be a graduate of Honeoye Falls, Lima, or Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School Districts and have graduated at least ten years prior to nomination. The nominee must have demonstrated significant contributions to their community and/or country, with emphasis on post-secondary achievements. The selection committee will follow an open nomination procedure with anyone eligible to nominate a qualified graduate. Please note that completed nomination packets are due May 1st. Nomination packets may be downloaded from the HF-L Website (www.hflcsd.org/page/hall-of-fame) or obtained in the District Office, 20 Church Street, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. Questions may be directed to Rhonda Schaefer at (585) 624-7010 or rhonda_schaefer@hflcsd.org. The list of Inductees is also on the HF-L Website (www.hflcsd.org/page/hall-of-fame).

HF-L Partners with Paper Tutoring Service

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The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District is happy to announce 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.

UPDATE: Paper is now offering live parent webinars. They are every 2 weeks in English and Spanish. 45 mins, parents sign up through that page and they will receive a Zoom link by email. https://pages.paper.co/webinars-for-parents-and-guardians

Community Events

Mendon Public Library

Mendon Public Library is open M-Th, 9 am - 8 pm. Friday and Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm.

Upcoming Weekly Events: For Kids:

  • Tuesday Story Time, 10 am (Drop In) .
  • Firefly Friends on Wednesday, 10 am (Sign Up).
  • For Adults: Tech Training with Danny B on Wednesdays, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Call to reserve your one-hour slot),
  • Alternating Wednesday Night Sit N Stitch,
  • Alternating Thursday Morning Knit Nook,
  • Medicare Information Sessions on alternating Mondays.

Special Events, please register for all programs below:

  • LEGO Challenge Club: For Grade Level 1st - 6th, Tues 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Story Time & Egg Hunt for Preschoolers & Early Elementary, Sat 4/9/2022 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Kids Paint Your Own Pottery Event, Tues 4/19/2022 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Teen Paint Your Own Pottery Event, Tues 4/19/2022 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Alcohol Ink Eggs for Kids, Thu 4/21/2022 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Adult Program - TV Today, Sat 4/23/2022 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Early Baseball

The Honeoye Falls/Town of Mendon Historical Society will present a program featuring Joe Territo, Board Member for the Rochester Baseball Historical Society entitled, "Early Baseball" on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mendon Community Center, 167 North Main Street, Honeoye Falls.

Questions? Call 624-5655

Community Concert Band

Honeoye Falls Community Concert Band Scholarship Concert Saturday, April 9 HFL District Auditorium Free Admission

Creekside Nursery School

Creekside Nursery School is accepting registrations for the 2022-2023 school year for children ages 3-5. We have openings in our preschool and pre-k classes. Contact us today at 750-4959 to register.

HF-L Summer Soccer Registration

HFL Summer Soccer Registration is OPEN! The HFL Recreational Soccer League is an organization that welcomes any child in the community who wants to have fun and learn soccer. Our season runs Monday and Wednesday evenings July 6th - August 1st on the field behind Manor School. See the attached flyer for more information and go to www.hfunited.org and click on the "HFL Recreational Soccer" tab to register.

Summer @ The Center

HF-L Youth Wrestling Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament, 6/11/2022, Lima Golf & Country Club, To raise money for the HF-L Youth Wrestlers.

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2022 VFX YOUTH SUMMER VOLLEYBALL CAMP (GRADES K-6) Monday, July 18th - Wednesday, July 20, 2022, VFX Youth Camp ($175/player, $120 for half-day campers - includes T-Shirt) This camp is open for players age K through 6. For players aged 6-9 we recommend half-day camp. Some 9-year-olds may be able to do a full day depending on experience level. Using a combination of movement training, and overall skill development with a focus on HIGH REPETITION, not to mention fun, this camp is a great way for young players to grow their skills in a high feedback environment. Camp runs Monday-Wednesday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at Pinnacle Athletic Campus in Victor, NY. * Half-day campers excused at beginning of lunch break at 11:30 am.* Register today online, and invite your friends! No matter your experience level with the game, this camp is a fun, structured, and engaging environment to improve your skills. Questions? Contact Katie Nicholas at knicholas@volleyfx.com