Archive for May, 2017

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

5th Grade Fun Night!

Posted on: May 17th, 2017 by webmaster

What better way to celebrate our graduates than the tropical/beach themed 5th Grade Fun Night at Haynes on Friday, June 9th from 6:30-9:00 p.m.  A party just for our Haynes 5th graders!

In order to make this event a success, we do need your help!  There are many volunteer opportunities for parents.  Please visit the volunteer sign up sheet to see how you can help.

****We are also looking for beach/Hawaiian themed decorations that you are willing to lend for the evening.  Specifically, electric or blow up palm trees, surfboards, large bright plastic tubs for drinks and ice, bright colored beach towels, plastic Adirondack chairs and any other tropical decorations you are willing to lend. If you do have something you think might help us transform the cafeteria into a fun tropical scene, please email one of us ASAP so that we can plan accordingly.****

Any questions, contact Jill Kushinsky or Allison Evans.

Thank you for helping to make this a fun and successful event for our graduating 5th graders!

Field Day is Coming Soon!

Posted on: May 17th, 2017 by webmaster

This year we will once again be celebrating the closing days of the school year with Field Day. Field Day will be held Wednesday, June 14th. View the Field Day Volunteer Page and sign up!  For planning purposes and for those new to Field Day, here is an overview of the day:



9:00-11:30 a.m. – Students in kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 will rotate through a series of game stations.



Lunch will be served in the café/auditorium and enjoyed in the courtyard. Students and parents will have the option to bring or buy a bag lunch.


Haynes administration will distribute and collect lunch order forms. Stay tuned!


11:30 a.m.- 12:05 p.m. Students in grades 1 and 2 will have lunch. Following lunch, students will return to their classrooms for a regular academic day.

12:10-12:45 p.m. Students in grades 3 through 5 will have lunch. Following lunch, students will be dismissed to the field for Field Day.


12:50-3:15 p.m. – Students in grades 3 through 5 will rotate through a series of game stations located on the field. Following Field Day, students will return to their classroom for regular dismissal.


The school’s goal for Field Day is to engage students in fun, cooperative games that reinforce the school’s core values of respect, community and caring. Field Day builds upon the problem-solving skills taught at the elementary level through the social competency curriculums, Open Circle, Quit It, and BullyProof, and reinforced through daily class work and specialized events. A team of parent volunteers and teachers has been working to ensure that Field Day is accessible, engaging and non-competitive.

Looking forward to another fabulous Field Day!

Tara Illiano, Rich Magazu & Yachun Lin

Field Day Coordinators

HOP General Meeting – Friday, June 2nd

Posted on: May 8th, 2017 by webmaster

 The last HOP General Meeting of the year will be held in the Haynes cafeteria on Friday, June 2nd at 9:30 a.m. We will be voting on the 2017-2018 HOP budget, voting in the new Board Members and updating everyone on all HOP happenings at this meeting. Please join us!

2017-2018 HOP Board Nominees:

Co-Chair: Nalini Luthra

Fundraising Co-Chair: Colleen Whalen
Assistant Treasurer: Ojas Tamhane
Secretary: Christina Phaneuf

Spring Book Fair to Benefit the Haynes Library – June 5th-8th

Posted on: May 7th, 2017 by webmaster

The trees are leafing out and the lilacs are in bloom which means that spring is finally here AND that the Annual Spring Book Fair is just around the corner! Please stop by the Haynes library Monday-Thursday, June 5th-8th and browse the great selection of books for summer reading. Pick up some titles for your children or help them choose their favorites.

Please consider volunteering for a 40-minute time slot HERE during your child’s class visit to the book fair.  Extra hands are essential to make the fair a success.  Volunteers for grades K-2 will mainly help the students make selections and/or write titles on their wish lists while those for grades 3-5 will also help with the register if needed.  

Proceeds from the book fair provide vital support to our wonderful library for the acquisition of new books and more.  This is also an opportunity to purchase City of Orphans by Avi, the “one school, one book” required reading for 5th graders attending Curtis next year.

Textile Bin Donations – Support Haynes While Spring Cleaning!

Posted on: May 7th, 2017 by webmaster

Don’t forget to use the Textile Bin at Haynes when spring cleaning! Just bag up any unneeded clothes, footwear, hats, gloves, linens (sheets, blankets, towels, rags), and even stuffed animals! HOP is given money based on per ton donated!

Kindergarten Chicken Festival is coming Thursday, June 8th!

Posted on: May 7th, 2017 by webmaster

The Chick Fest is a fun morning of activity and craft stations and even a special guest! There are many ways you can help with this great event. Click HERE to view the sign up with detailed descriptions. Now is the time to sign up!

If you have any questions contact Emily or Dayna.

SEPAC Event- Basic Rights in Special Education

Posted on: May 1st, 2017 by webmaster

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Basic Rights in Special Education


Wed, May 3, 2017, 7:00 PM


Fowler School Library

3 Tiger Drive

Maynard, MA 01754


A representative from the Federation for Children with Special Needs will present this Basic Rights workshop for parents and professionals. It provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and Massachusetts Special Education Law. The workshop is designed to help parents learn to be effective partners with their child’s school to decide their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan, make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school.

This presentation is co-hosted by the SEPACs of Acton-Boxborough, Maynard, and Sudbury with support from their school districts.

This presentation is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is suggested, but not required.

Register to be notified of updates & changes (optional) at

Walk or Ride to School Day – this Wednesday!

Posted on: May 1st, 2017 by webmaster

We will celebrate “Walk or Ride to School Day” on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. We will have stickers for you as you arrive at Haynes School in the morning!

Please remember to:

  • Walk or ride with your children to school
  • Children must wear helmets when riding their bikes
  • Remember the rules of the road when walking or riding.
  • Please have a dismissal note for children who will be walking or riding home 

Thank you – See you Wednesday!