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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 May Newsletter

Happy Spring! As we head into May at Haynes, we kick off the month with Teacher Appreciation Week next week.  We are so lucky to have such talented and dedicated teachers to support and enrich the lives of our students. Festival season is also in full swing and our 4th graders will soon be heading off to Odyssey. MCAS testing is again underway, field trips are happening, 5th grade activities are starting up and Spring Book Fair and Field Day are being planned. It is an exciting and busy time for our community and we want to thank all parents, teachers and staff for helping us to make such great opportunities available. Please let us know if you are interested in getting involved with HOP – there are lots of opportunities!

As we welcome May, please note the following dates in this busy month and next!

  • May 1 – MCAS Testing: Grade 5
  • May 4 – Tanglewood Marionettes (All School Meeting)
  • May 7-11 –Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 7 – Grade 3 Whale Day
  • May 9 & 11 – MCAS Testing:  Grade 3
  • May 12 – 5th Grade Car Wash and Bake Sale from 10am-2pm at Haynes
  • May 14-15 – MCAS Testing: Grade 4
  • May 16 – First Grade Japan Festival
  • May 16 – ILAP
  • May 18 – Food Pantry Collection
  • May 19 – Rain Date for 5th Grade Car Wash
  • May 21-22 – MCAS Testing: Grade 5
  • May 28 – Memorial Day: No School
  • May 30 – HOP General Meeting at 9:30am
  • May 30 – June 1 – Grade 4 Odyssey
  • June 4-8 – Spring Book Fair
  • June 5 – Kindergarten Orientation
  • June 8 – 5th Grade Fun Night
  • June 11 – Kindergarten Chicken Festival
  • June 12 – Field Day
  • June 21 – Grade 5 Moving On Ceremony
  • June 22 – Last Day of School (1/2 Day)

– Dayna and Nalini