About HOP

HOP is the Haynes Organization of Parents: an organization of parents and guardians of children attending the Josiah Haynes School. We interact with teachers, professional and administrative staff of the school; we foster, enrich and otherwise support the educational programs and related activities conducted by the school; we present cultural and science programs and activities that aid and supplement the curriculum; and we raise money to fund professional development programs, technology purchases, classroom supplies, playground equipment and much, much more.

Co-Chairs February Update 
Happy February to everyone! We hope 2019 has been going well so far. It was wonderful to see the variety of ways our students celebrated 100th day of school. It’s hard to believe we are more than halfway through the year! The HOP “Dining Out” program is excited to partner with Max and Leo’s. Join us on Tuesday
February 12th from 4pm – 9pm at Max and Leo’s for either dine in or take out. A portion of the sales will be donated back to HOP!!
Please take note of the following happenings at Haynes this month:
Wed. 2/13– ILAP Early Release Day !
Thurs. 2/14– Last Day of School Store!
Fri. 2/15 – Food Pantry!
Friday 2/15 – Music Technology at School Meeting !
Mon. 2/18 – Fri. 2/22 – Winter Break!
There are volunteer opportunities available for Bingo Night which is on Fri. 3/1 and for the grade level Festivals. Please visit the volunteer page on the website to sign up!!
Thank you to the Cultural Arts Committee for all your hard work in bringing a variety of great programs for our students. We have Music Technology performing at School Meeting on the 15th of February and Author Bill Harley visiting the students on March 8th.
Haynes Multicultural Evening is scheduled for April 3rd from 6pm-8pm. Save the date to join us for this great family event! All Haynes families are invited to Multicultural Evening, where Haynes families will be exhibiting countries from all over the world. Thank you to all who have signed up to enrich our community by sharing a variety of cultures. If you are interested in sharing a country of your choice please let us know.
Finally, as we enter into the second half of the school year, we want to thank all our volunteers, donors, parents and guardians for your continued support. Thank you for all that you do to make our community fabulous! Please feel free to contact either of us with any questions, issues, ideas or concerns.
Have a wonderful February Break!
Nalini and Emily


If you own/work for an area business that would like to advertise to our community, as well as support HOP, consider placing an ad in our school directory. Our families use the directory to stay in touch with each other throughout the year. Advertising in the directory also allows the Haynes community to show their support for businesses that support Haynes. If you would like to learn more, please e-mail HOP Fundraising Co-Chairs, Colleen Whalen or Stacy Munroe


HOP has 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. We hope 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.