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 September Newsletter
Happy September HOP Families! We are off to a great start with two exciting and fun filled back to school days for all new and returning families.
The students were thrilled to enjoy the new playground on Thursday. So many of them have commented that it’s “so cool” and “awesome.” A HUGE thank you to the Playground Committee for working tirelessly to make this happen.
We will have our rescheduled Haynes Community Picnic this upcoming Wednesday September 5th from 5 p.m – 7 p.m. Come check out the new playground, there will be food trucks, pizza, facepainting and a DJ. Thank you to the Haynes Community Picnic team for all your work on this event especially the last minute rescheduling.
A huge thank you to Adina Goodman for managing School Kidz and taking away the stress of back to school shopping from so many families. Students arrived to their classrooms to find their supplies waiting for them. If you missed it this year make sure to do it next year.
We have a busy couple of weeks ahead of us.
New Family Orientation – September 7th Is your family new to Haynes? Welcome! Please join us for a New Family Coffee on Friday, September 7th at 9:30 in the school cafeteria. Come meet other new parents, learn some “nuts and bolts” about Haynes, and have questions answered. No need to RSVP, but we hope you’ll join us!
HOP Volunteer Meeting – September 13th Everyone is invited to our HOP committee chairs meeting to kick off the school year on Thursday, September 13th at 9:30 a.m in the Haynes cafeteria! Come meet other volunteers, bring any questions you may have, get updates on each committee, and hand off materials to new volunteers. This meeting is for all HOP volunteers – new and veteran! Please come even if you are not on a committee but would like to learn more about getting involved. If you can’t make it but would like to learn more about HOP, please contact Nalini Luthra and Emily Amico
The HOP Newsletter will be moving to a bi-weekly format starting today. It will be sent out the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The deadline to send your submissions is 12 noon on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
Reminder to complete your paperwork on ASPEN and remember to ‘“opt-in” for the directory.
Finally THANK YOU to our Webteam for working through the summer to get our revamped website up and running. We are so fortunate to have the amazing volunteers that we have.
We look forward to seeing you!
Nalini Luthra and Emily Amico
CELEBRATE BACK TO SCHOOL WITH THE HAYNES COMMUNITY!
The 6th Annual Community Picnic is next week!
HOP will be hosting a Community Picnic on the first day of school from 5:00-7:00 PM! Come out to the NEW Haynes playground on the evening of Wednesday, September 5th to celebrate the first day of school and the exciting year ahead. Please plan to join us for this fun and free event. There will be a DJ, face-painting and some amazing food trucks for dinner (gluten free pizza will be available) and dessert!! We look forward to seeing you on September 5th!
Stacy Munroe, Jenn Stone and Colleen Whalen
Community Picnic Co-Chairs
YOUR COMPANY/LOCAL BUSINESS CAN SUPPORT HAYNES
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
JOIN THE HAYNES ORGANIZATION OF PARENTS (HOP) FACEBOOK PAGE
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.
As many of you may have noticed, our website haynespto.org has been significantly upgraded this summer to ensure our site remains secure. There are a few enhancements such as the mobile view on your phone! Some of our forms are still being worked on to ensure that the information that is entered on those forms remains secure. As you look through the site, please know we are working to update content and keep it fresh, but if you see something that is not right or not working, please email the web team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it corrected.
Additionally, the HOP newsletter will now be sent out the first and third Tuesday of each month so that your inbox is not flooded with repetitive information. Thank you for your patience during all of these changes!
- Heather Apse, Heather Johnson, and Katie Kane