Archive for February, 2017

5th Grade Science Investigations

Posted on: February 27th, 2017 by webmaster
The 5th grade Science Investigations will be  Wednesday, March 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. This fun, curriculum-based festival is the last grade-wide festival experience for our Haynes 5th graders. Volunteers are needed to run activity stations, put together a mystery, be a photographer, and help with setup/cleanup. Click HERE to view all volunteer opportunities.
Don’t miss the chance to guide and observe our budding scientists as they don their lab coats and explore these areas of science: Solid or Liquid; Journey Through the Solar System; Brilliant Light; Traveling Sounds; Generations of Traits; It’s Electric and Magnetic!; and Rocks, Minerals and Soil.
There is NO science background needed to help with this festival. For each station, Holly Estes, Sudbury’s Science Coordinator, will provide materials and guidance. We need many volunteers to make this a successful festival for our 5th graders, so please volunteer today. Join us and see how much fun science can be!

HOP Nominating Committee

Posted on: February 27th, 2017 by webmaster

Step right up to be part of shaping HOP’s future.  We will have four open HOP Board positions for the 2017-2018 school year, including HOP Co-Chair, Fundraising Co-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary.  We are in search of a Nominating Committee to help identify possible candidates for these positions. The committee will meet once or twice in March and will aim to identify individuals who would work well in these roles.

Dayna Buckley and Alison Riquier will serve on this committee and are searching for three additional volunteers. Please contact Dayna or Alison if you are interested in helping.

HOP General Meeting: Tuesday, March 21st

Posted on: February 27th, 2017 by webmaster

Click here to view HOP General Meeting Minutes from March 21st, 2017.

STEaM Carnival, March 16th – A New Look for the Science Fair

Posted on: February 4th, 2017 by webmaster

This year, the Science Fair is changing focus. Rather than being an evening to showcase experiments conducted at home, this will be a daytime event – a STEAM Carnival where all of Haynes students will join in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math focused exploration.

The STEAM Carnival will be held during the school day on March 16th. There will be: virtual and augmented reality stations where students will explore other times and places; obstacle courses to challenge the laws of physics; simple machines used to create Rube Goldberg devices; Stop action animation; Coding; Robotics, and more. A STEAM Carnival is a hands-on, immersive experience for students.

All students will rotate through many different experiences-some will also demonstrate and guide other students. We would love to have volunteers for the actual event itself, but if you do not have time to come, please consider donating some of the consumables ( such as origami paper, straws, paper towel tubes, etc. ) or loaning items ( like drones, marble runs, and erector sets.) The students will be learning all about it in Friday meeting soon, and I know they will be as excited as we are!