Archive for January, 2018

SEPAC Event – The Paper Chase

Posted on: January 28th, 2018 by webmaster

Practical Strategies to Help Bright Kids Just Get Stuff Done Already!

Dr. Aimee Yermish, a clinical psychologist and educational therapist specializing in giftedness and multiple exceptionality, will be discussing ways to help your student excel.

When: Thu, Feb 8, 2018, 7:00 PM EST

Where: Ephraim Curtis Middle School in the auditorium, 22 Pratts Mill Rd., Sudbury. Please enter the school through the side doors.

This presentation is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is suggested, but not required.
Lots of kids (and adults) seem to spend their lives in a fog of forgotten assignments, lost possessions, and crumpled paper. Most of the interventions suggested for helping these “absent-minded professors” learn to be skilled at the complex work of school and life involve trying to coerce or reward them into compliance. However, they don’t usually like to play those games, and they will often do their best to lawyer, skate, and slippery-fish their way around them. This can be frustrating and exhausting for everyone, and does not set them up to move towards independence in adulthood. So, what does work? I’ll present some basic principles for how to think things through, and then we will move to a live consultation model. Bring your specific struggles, and and we’ll talk about how to apply acollaborative, executive functioning, life-hacking, engineering lens to find effective and durable solutions. Topics to be addressed will likely include keeping track of materials,managing time, remembering tasks and deadlines, creating time and space for homework, getting schoolwork done well and on time, and the like.

Aimee Yermish, Psy.D. ( is a clinical psychologist and educational therapist. She provides consultation, therapy, and neuropsychological assessment, primarily for clients who manifest giftedness or multiple exceptionality. Drawing on her analytical background as a scientist and practical background as a teacher, she focuses on building self-understanding, self-regulation, and range of choice in life. Her book on executive functioning coaching for smart people, “If You’re So Smart…” is in progress with Great Potential Press.

Haynes Driving and Parking Reminders

Posted on: January 28th, 2018 by webmaster
  • Please remember that snow banks and ice add to our safety concerns during the winter months. Drive slowly and carefully when on the Haynes School property.
  • Please remember that you should not turn left from Haynes Road into Haynes parking lot at arrival or dismissal (8:30-9:00 AM, 3:15-3:45 PM and 12:30-1:00 PM on Early Release days)
  • Please note that the back doors close at 8:55 AM and students should be escorted into the front door after that time.
  • Please remember to park and walk your child to the entrances when they are late for school, returning from an appointment or when you are bringing them to SED. Never just drop them at the door – for safety’s sake.

Haynes Gift of Reading – Share the Love!

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 by webmaster
Does anyone in your family have a Valentine (sibling, parent, grandparent…)  that would like to be celebrated in a special way?  Or, are you looking for a fun way to show some love to a special teacher?  Celebrate someone by donating a book to the Haynes library through the Gift of Reading Program!

It’s easy to do, and can all be done online.

Mrs. Kramer has put together a list of books based on her knowledge of the latest and greatest of what’s out there as well as from kids’ suggestions and requests.  Click HERE to access the library wishlist and choose a book.  Please make sure to note in the “Gift Message” box on the online form the name of the person who is being honored by your book donation.  Books will be shipped and then delivered directly to the school.  A bookplate will be put in the cover of the book to recognize your family’s donation and the honoree.  Please email Jodi Sparks with any questions.  Thanks for your support of our library!

Haunted Haynes Committee Needs Volunteers!

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 by webmaster
It’s not too early to mark your calendars for the first annual “Haunted Haynes,” coming this October! Loring and Nixon both hold similar events (“Monster Mash”) and Noyes does the “Spooktacular.”  We thought it was time to bring such a fun community event to Haynes, and provide our kids the chance to develop a new tradition and create positive memories.
The Haunted Haynes Committee has been busy gathering information from the other elementary school coordinators to get ideas about how to run this event. So far, we tentatively have the following planned: a dance in the gymnasium (children are encouraged to wear their costumes), storytelling in the library, a craft room, and a “Creepy Cafe” in the cafeteria where pizza and salad will be served.
We will need several parent volunteers to ensure this night runs smoothly. More details to come! Please consider volunteering when the time comes. It’s our hope “Haunted Haynes” becomes an annual event that our kids look forward to year after year!
Thanks and look for sign-ups in the coming months!
Best wishes,
The Haunted Haynes Committee
Lisa West
Jaime Budzienski
Alison Riquier
Colleen Whalen
Dayna Buckley
Angela Simons
Michela Van Patten
Jenn Stone
Stacy Munroe

HOP General Meeting Minutes- October 17, 2017

Posted on: January 17th, 2018 by webmaster

Click here to view HOP General Meeting Minutes from October 17, 2017.

HOP General Meeting Minutes- June 2, 2017

Posted on: January 17th, 2018 by webmaster

Click here to view HOP General Meeting Minutes from June 2, 2017.