District-wide ENews Notes

January 26, 2023

Upcoming Dates

  • Mon., Feb. 6 - Sports Booster Club Mtg., H.S. Lobby Conf. Rm., 7 p.m.

  • Tues., Feb. 7 - Budget Study Session (followed by a regular BOE Mtg.), H.S. Cafe., 6 p.m.

  • Tues., Feb. 14 - District Health & Safety Committee Mtg., 3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Wed., Feb. 15 - Music Booster Club Mtg., H.S. Chorus Rm., 7 p.m.

  • Mon., Feb. 20 - Fri., Feb. 24 - Winter Recess - No School

  • Mon., Feb. 27 - School Reopens

  • Mon., Feb. 27 - HFLEA Executive Committee Mtg., High School, 3:15 p.m.

  • Tues., Feb. 28 - Budget Study Session (followed by a regular BOE Mtg.), Middle School Cafe., 6 p.m.

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

Monroe All-County Music Festival

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent HF-L at the Monroe All-County Music Festival, based on blind audition recordings and solo-festival scores. The festival is at West Irondequoit and the Eastman School of Music on March 3rd and 4th. These students will perform at 2:30 on Saturday, March 4th on the Eastman Kodak Hall Stage. (Tickets available)

Calvin Burke (Wind Ensemble)

Henry Burke (Orchestra)

Claire Connors (Chorus)

Maeve Connors (Chorus)

Owen Dack (Chorus)

Ellie Davis (Wind Ensemble)

Will Emerson (Chorus)

Maegan Frame (Chorus)

Kate Gabrielsen (Chorus)

Taber Gloor (Chorus)

Kaylee Henshaw (Chorus)

Alana Khona (Orchestra)

Paige Moscicki (Chorus)

Jenna Quinn (Chorus)

Vacation Care

Vacation Care is available during February Break (2/21-2/24) - HFL's Before and After School Care program offers full day care on many non-school days. Available to all students in grades K-6. See attached flyer for special events planned daily. Questions? Contact the Community Programs Office at 624-7068.

Learn Spanish with Honeoye Falls-Lima Community Ed!

SPANISH FOR THE ELEMENTARY YEARS is an educationally oriented fun and interactive program designed specifically for the K–5 elementary student. The unique six-week curriculum features foundation vocabulary introduced through games, singing and hands-on activities. Students are able to compound words and begin forming simple sentences. Classes are never a repeat! Three different sessions are offered during the school year. New vocabulary and activities are introduced with each 6-week session! Returning students continue expanding their vocabulary base and new students begin building their vocabulary base. The program consists of a 5-year rotation of lesson plans! New and returning students can join. Research studies indicate the benefits of introducing foreign language skills at an early age! Early introduction increases the student’s ability to absorb rather than translate the language. Join the fun!

School Counseling Advisory Council

Dear Community Member:

The HF-L District School Counselors are interested in adding members to our School Counseling Advisory Council. We value input from our community members and are hoping you will consider joining us for two meetings, approximately one hour each, over the next year. We need your help to:

  • Review current programs and processes
  • Provide feedback on areas that are positively impacting our students
  • Share areas that you believe could be improved

We need parents, students, teachers, administrators and community members to provide us with the views of a variety of stakeholders. If you would like to help us build the most effective program possible for our students, please consider joining us by completing the survey in this link:


Thank you!

The District School Counselors

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. Question? Call the Community Programs Office at 624-7068 or email hflcommunityprograms@hflcsd.org. Registration is now available online at:



HFL Student work is exhibited at “START HERE ROCHESTER High School/Middle School ART EXHIBITION” at RIT. This Invitational exhibition features outstanding artwork from students in the Middle and High school Art Programs of the Rochester Area from January 20th to February 5th, 2023 and will be held in the Bevier Gallery at the Rochester Institute of Technology.The following students are participating from HF-L Middle School: D. Dechau, Willow Glanville, Allie Hawks and Mal Chase.

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.

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Community Events

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

Special Events:

  • World Read Aloud Day, 2/2/2023, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Stop by the Mendon Public Library during open hours (9 am - 8 pm) on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 to hear a book read aloud. We'll have folks from our community reading picture books and a few chapter books all day long.
  • House Plant Care, Tuesday, 2/7/2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Join Master Gardener Suzanne Feather at the Mendon Public Library as she teaches us all we need to know about keeping our house plants healthy and thriving.
  • Overdose Prevention and the Opioid Crisis in Monroe County. Tuesday, 2/7/2023, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Jason Teller, Manager of Addiction and Prevention Services for the Monroe County Office of Mental Health, presents on addiction, the effects of opioids on the body, how to identify an overdose and how to administer the overdose reversal medication, naloxone. Those attending will take home a naloxone kit (supplies pending). Free program, but, registration is required. Open to teens and adults.
  • Firefly Friends February Mini Meet Up, Wednesday, 2/8/2023, 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM. For children 2-5 with their caregiver.
  • "Women in Mechanical Engineering": Local authors talk about new book for Women of all ages considering Careers in Engineering. Wednesday, 2/8/2023, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Women of all ages are encouraged to join us at the Mendon Public Library to hear RIT Engineering Professor Margaret Bailey, Ph.D., P.E., Founding Director of AdvanceRIT, and RIT English Professor Laura Shackelford, present on their new book, "Women in Mechanical Engineering: Energy and the Environment."
  • In This Moment Part 1: A Conversation with Black ROC Leader. Wednesday, 2/8/2023, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Join Amanda Chestnut, curator of In This Moment, as they discuss the first two chapbooks in the second edition of the project that pairs 10 teams of Black writers and photographers with 10 Black leaders from across the city of Rochester. Amanda will be joined by Reenah Golden, Founder, Executive & Artistic Director of the Avenue Blackbox Theatre, and Timothy James Johnson PhD, Minister at Asbury First United Methodist Church and Sabbath Rest Farm and Professor Emeritus at Roberts Wesleyan College. In This Moment is published by Visual Studies Workshop Press. Chapbooks are available at local public libraries. This program series is presented in partnership with several MCLS libraries. Registration is required. A Zoom invitation will be sent the day of the event.
  • Excellus 1-Hour Consults, Thursday, February 9, 2023, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Reserve a free, one-hour consult, today.
  • Tween Holiday Collage Card Night, Thursday, February 9, 2023, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Limited to 15 tweens. Sign up today.
  • Blackstorytelling League of Rochester, NY, Inc. at Mendon Public Library, Saturday, February 11, 2023, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM. Commemorate Black History Month by joining the Blackstorytelling League of Rochester, NY, Inc. at the Mendon Public Library for a special afternoon of stories for all ages. Sign up today.

Korean Culture Camp

February break to experience Korean cooking, dance, games, and more. The $15 supply fee includes a light lunch.

Mendon Youth Center

The Town of Mendon is pleased to announce the availability of a shuttle from the Honeoye Falls Lima Middle School to the Town of Mendon Youth Center at the end of the school day, Monday through Thursday. Transportation will be provided by HF-L buses and will require a note or email to the middle school office by 10AM from parents giving permission for the students to ride that afternoon.

The Mendon Youth Center, located at 15 Monroe Street (the old library), was created as a space where the district's middle schoolers could come and gather with friends to socialize, play games, or just hang out after school. A full Staff will be on site during all business hours (M-Th 2-6pm) so parents can be rest assured that it will be a safe, positive space with supervision.