Archive for 2017

Back to School 2017 – Required Form!!!

Posted on: July 19th, 2017 by webmaster
SPS is requiring all families to opt in to the school directory this year. All families need to fill out at least Phase One of this form!

Newsletter Archive 2016-17 School Year

Posted on: June 18th, 2017 by webmaster

HOP Newsletter for June 14, 2017

HOP Newsletter for June 5, 2017

HOP Newsletter for May 30, 2017

HOP Newsletter for May 22, 2017

HOP Newsletter for May 9, 2017

HOP Newsletter for May 2, 2017

HOP Newsletter for April 25, 2017

HOP Newsletter for April 17, 2017

HOP Newsletter for April 4, 2017

HOP Newsletter for March 28, 2017

HOP Newsletter for March 20, 2017

HOP Newsletter for March 14, 2017

HOP Newsletter for March 7, 2017

HOP Newsletter for February 28, 2017

HOP Newsletter for February 15, 2017

HOP Newsletter for February 7, 2017

HOP Newsletter for January 31, 2017

HOP Newsletter for January 24, 2017

HOP Newsletter for January 17, 2017

HOP Newsletter January 10, 2017

HOP Newsletter for January 3, 2017

HOP Newsletter for December 20 2016

HOP Newsletter December 13, 2016

HOP Newsletter for December 6, 2016

HOP Newsletter for November 28, 2016

HOP Newsletter for November 22, 2016

HOP Newsletter for November 14, 2016

HOP Newsletter for November 8, 2016

HOP Newsletter for October 31_2016

HOP Newsletter for October 24_2016

HOP Newsletter for October 17, 2016

HOP Newsletter for October 11_2016

HOP Newsletter for October 3, 2016

HOP Newsletter for September 27, 2016

HOP Newsletter for September 20, 2016

HOP Newsletter September 13, 2016

HOP Newsletter September 6, 2016

HOP Newsletter August 30, 2016

HOP Newsletter August 23, 2016


Posted on: June 11th, 2017 by webmaster

All 6th graders are invited to Ballroom Dancing taught by Lamoureaux School of Dancing at the Curtis Middle School.

All registration forms must be postmarked no later than Friday, July 21st… so please download and send them in TODAY!  

The first dance is scheduled for Friday, September 22nd, 2017.  Please mail registration forms NOW to allow the committee enough time to organize and notify the groups of their scheduled ballroom dance times.

Dates:                 Fridays: 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 12/1, 12/15

Session Time:   The groups will alternate between 6:00–7:00 p.m. and 7:00–8:00 pm (you must attend your scheduled time, there is no switching permitted)

Location:           Ephraim Curtis Middle School

Proper Attire:    School Dress Code plus:

Girls/Mom Chaperones:  dress or skirt, no sneakers

Boys/Dad Chaperones:  jacket and tie, no sneakers

Enrollment Fee:  $80.00 (Please make checks payable to Lamoureaux School of Dancing)

Questions regarding scholarships or anything else, contact:

Haynes Community Garden Team

Posted on: June 11th, 2017 by webmaster
Dear Haynes Community,
The Haynes Community Garden Team is looking for volunteers to help manage the NEWLY designed garden over the summer.  The garden will consist of 5 raised beds with various vegetables, that are all low maintenance. The Garden will also consist of two 55 gallon rain barrels that will have automatic soaker hoses for all the beds and will be programmed to turn on in the early morning hours, so watering is taken care of!
What we are looking for:
A family or two a week to visit the garden throughout the summer. While visiting the garden, we ask that you fill up the rain barrels with the garden hose, double check the equipment, look over the plants and report back to the Garden Team with any major problems or repair needs.  
As we approach the harvesting season, families can enjoy the harvested vegetables at home or donate them to others.  We will come up with a more community-based plan once we return from summer vacation.  
This is a great way to get the kids involved in gardening and to learning how to grow their own food.  
If you are interested in the opportunity please sign up with the link below and if you have any questions you can email the Garden Team at:
Haynes Community Garden Team

Say Thank You to a Terrific Educator With an ACE Award!

Posted on: June 5th, 2017 by webmaster

The end of the school year is the perfect time to thank the special educators by honoring them with an ACE Award (Appreciation of Champions in Education). When you make a donation to SERF (Sudbury Education Resource Fund) in honor of a teacher, specialist, tutor or administrator, the honored educator receives an ACE Award Certificate indicating that a donation has been made to SERF in their name as a “Champion in Education.” The school principal also receives notice of the award, so that the honoree can be recognized among the school‘s faculty and staff. Your donation improves the classroom experience by enabling SERF to fund grant requests made by Sudbury educators (K-12) for innovative projects, technology and materials.

Order your tax-deductible ACE Awards online on the SERF website.  The deadline for Teacher Appreciation ACE Award requests is Friday, June 9th. Your donation will benefit teachers and students by funding SERF grants requested by our educators. Visit the website to learn more about past and current grants for all K-12 students!

Join the Haynes Organization of Parents (HOP) Facebook Page

Posted on: June 5th, 2017 by webmaster
HOP is very excited to announce that we now have a closed group Facebook page for our parents, guardians, teachers and staff.  Using your Facebook account, search for “HOP” to join the group (You will see a profile picture of the school).
This page is intended to supplement the newsletter and our website, so be sure to read the newsletter as your main source of school news.  But we’re hoping to create an even bigger sense of community with this page to give caregivers another place to ask questions, send updates on events and interact with one another.


Haynes 2017 Fall Auction, It’s Easy, We Promise!

Posted on: June 5th, 2017 by webmaster

Once we start a personal conversation about donations for the auction it usually goes along the lines of “Oh! I know someone at that company! I could ask them if they could donate something.”  That’s it… that is all it takes to be part of helping us make the auction successful. One phone call, one e-mail to a friend or relative, but we need your help to make it happen. You really can be part of helping Haynes with just a single contact.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at Wedgewood Pines Country Club

Because the auction takes place early in the fall, we start looking for donations over the summer. Chatting at a BBQ or by the pool is one of the best ways to find donations! We have restructured our donation efforts over the past year to make it easier for everyone involved. There is no cold-calling, no meetings, and most helpers send one or two e-mails to people they already know asking if they’d be willing to donate. If you think you think you might be able to help, please contact auction co-chair Rory Richards .

Thank you, have a great summer and be on the lookout for auction donations!!!

2017 Auction Co-Chairs – Rory Richards, Tracy Garozzo, Jen Hunt and Rachel Mandina


Posted on: June 4th, 2017 by webmaster

THEME: BACKWARDS DAY (wear clothes/hat/socks/jackets backwards)

Almost every month this year, Haynes has broken all previous records. The Food Pantry is on track to have the best year to date. Let’s make June our biggest month yet, and end the year with a reason to celebrate!

Requested Items for June:

  1. Cereal
  2. Canned soup (especially, hearty type soups such as Progresso, Food Club and Campbell’s Select; also, Cream varieties, i.e. (Chicken)
  3. Canned Tomato products (especially tomato paste, crushed, diced and spaghetti sauce)
  4. Pasta (especially lasagna)
  5. Tuna, Salmon
  6. Peanut Butter (especially chunky)
  7. Personal care products (toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand soap, tissues, shampoo, deodorant)
  8. Canned Corn
  9. Canned Fruit (especially pears and pineapple)
  10. Salad dressing and other condiments (mayo, mustard, salsa, oil, relish)
  11. Baking/Dessert products (cake, brownie mix, Jell-O)
  12. Canned Beans (especially, pork and beans, chick peas and Great Northern)

* Many of the clients have asked that we collect items such as plastic sandwich bags, food storage bags, toilet paper and paper towels.

2017-18 Open HOP Committee Positions  

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 by webmaster

HOP has open committee positions to fill for the 2017 – 2018 school year.  Whether you have a lot or a little time to give, there’s something for you. Now is a great time to get involved!  You can even join together with a friend – all positions are easy to share! If you are interested in hearing more, please contact Dayna Buckley or sign up HERE.

  • Haynes Community Picnic– Looking for 2 parents to lead this fun event to celebrate the first day of school.  The Co-chairs work to get food truck vendors and organize activities for the evening picnic the first day of school.
  • Bingo Night – Looking for 2 parents to co-chair Bingo Night!  You would be in charge of posting for Bingo Night volunteers, publicity, and managing the budget.
  • SchoolKidz Supply Kits – Looking for 1 more person to join our existing co-chair coordinating this voluntary program to purchase your child’s/children’s school supplies in advance for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Field Day – Looking for 2 parents to lead next year’s Field Day!
  • Hospitality – Looking for 1 more person to join our existing co-chair coordinating the Back to School Teacher Luncheon in August, refreshments for Back to School Night, the HOP Holiday Cookie Swap and the Spring Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.
  • School Improvement Council– Looking for 2 parents to join our existing co-chair.
  • 2nd Grade Craft Centers – Looking for 1 to 2 volunteers for each grade 1, 2 and 3 to coordinate grade wide crafts.
  • Kindergarten Festival – Looking for 1 parent to coordinate Chicken Festival.
  • 1st Grade Festival – Looking for 2 parents to coordinate Japan Festival.
  • 2nd Grade Festival – Looking for 2 parents to coordinate Mexico Festival.
  • 3rd Grade Festival – Looking for 1 parent to coordinate Colonial Festival.
  • 5th Grade Festival – Looking for 2 parents to coordinate the Science Investigation Festival.


Placement Information for 2017-2018

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017 by webmaster

Dear Families,

With the summer fast approaching, we are sharing updated information about how we will be communicating your child’s teacher assignment for the 2017-2018 school year.  As you are aware, SPS utilizes Follett Aspen as our student management system.  This is where you currently find your child’s report card information and where you update your demographic information.  

One of the many benefits of Follett Aspen is the ability to assign next year’s teacher to each student, which is then visible to the family.  In years past, we have communicated with you via the U.S. Mail.  This was costly and laborious and many of you were away during the summer, so notification was delayed.  With the capacities of Follett Aspen, we will now notify families through the Student Information System.  We are planning to have teacher assignments viewable to families by 4 p.m. on June 28th.  Please know that class lists will not be available via Follett Aspen and will not be provided going forward.

If you have not logged on to your Follett Aspen account, please click on this link from the SPS homepage for instructions and FAQs for the Family Portal: rtal/

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out.  


Sharon MacDonald