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.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! It’s Time for the Haynes Colonial Festival!

Posted on: January 28th, 2018 by webmaster

The 3rd Grade Colonial Festival is on Wednesday morning, March 21st from 9am – 12pm.

This is a very fun festival, with lots of volunteer opportunities! Third grade families can sign up ONLINE to help. If you have any questions about what is involved with any of the stations, please contact the Colonial Festival Co-Chairs.

Cristina Phaneuf and Heather Apse

Box Tops Contest

Posted on: January 28th, 2018 by webmaster

This February, we are running a school wide box tops contest! If we beat the number of box tops that we collected in the fall, the entire school gets an extra recess (thanks Mrs. MacDonald for your support!) In the fall, we collected 2,881 box tops! Lets try to collect 3,000 box tops by Friday March 2nd to win an extra recess and earn FREE $$ for the school! Here’s a link to blank box tops sheets you can print from home or you can return your box tops to school in a ziplock bag! Just double check that there are no expired box tops! Happy collecting!

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.

READ TO FEED FUNDRAISER by the Fourth Grade Leadership Group

Posted on: January 28th, 2018 by webmaster

Our Read to Feed fundraiser has officially begun. The whole school had the opportunity to view the student created movie about Read to Feed on Friday, January 19th. Please check out the link here to learn about donating to this important charity.

As a reminder, meeting dates are approximately every other Wednesday morning 8:00-8:45 in the Haynes Library

FUTURE DATES: 1/24, 2/7, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/6

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.

Food Pantry Collection – This Friday!!!

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by webmaster


This FRIDAY, February 9, 2018 – Sweatshirt/Sweatpants Day

THANK YOU for your donations last month!  We are in need of your help again THIS FRIDAY for our February FOOD PANTRY.  We are “one week early” because of testing and vacation week coming up.  Our theme for this month is SWEATSHIRT/SWEATPANTS.  Everyone will be comfy & cozy for this one!!! Fourth Grade parents can sign up on the HOP website to help with upcoming dates.

Requested Items for February:

  1. Cereal – ALL TYPES
  2. Canned Soup (hearty soup varieties such as Progresso, Campbell’s Chunky or Healthy Choice)
  3. Jars of tomato sauce & cans of tomato paste (do not need diced tomatoes)
  4. Pasta (all types; lasagna noodles al)
  5. Baking/dessert products (brownie/muffin/cookie/fruit bread mixes, frostings, Jell-O & pudding)
  6. Side dishes: rice (like NearEast), boxed mashed or scalloped potato products, Hamburg Helper, taco shells and other boxed side dishes
  7. Plastic sandwich bags!! also saran (plastic) wrap
  8. Condiments (mayo, olives, pickles, salsa, soy sauce, breadcrumbs, canned mushrooms etc…)
  9. CHUNKY Peanut Butter & Jams
  10. Canned veggies (beets, potatoes, corn, spinach, artichoke hearts, asparagus, wax beans, lima beans) This month PLEASE NO: carrots, green beans or mixed vegetables.
  11. Beef and chicken gravy & vegetable broth
  12. Macaroni & Cheese (preferably boxed)
  13. Canned Beans (Baked Beans!!!, cannellini (white kidney), Red Kidney, black beans, etc…)
  14. boxes of Tea & hot cocoa mix
  15. Tuna, salmon, sardines
  16. SNACK FOODs – Pretzels, granola bars, cookies, crackers, popcorn, cereal bars, etc…
  17. Baby Items: WIPES!! & cereal
  18. Miscellaneous items: personal hygiene products & cleaning products (specifically LIQUID hand soap and dish soap, mouthwash, shampoo and hair conditioner, Comet cleanser & Windex etc…)