As a reminder, school bus registration for next school year is open. All students choosing to use the bus next year must register by May 1, 2017. Families should register for transportation at www.myschoolbucks.com. Please refer to the SPS website Transportation page for more information.
On October 18, Massachusetts Horticultural Society Plantmobil program visited Fourth Grade. The students reviewed the parts of the plants and their functions (roots, stem, leaves, flower), then dissected their own alstromeria flowers to locate each part. Looking inside the flowers, the students found ova, and connected the flower to the life cycle of the plant. Finally, the students worked in groups to examine terraria filled with plants from different habitats (tropical, desert, wetland, forest) to describe the adaptations of plants to each environment.
Looking for ways to recognize your outstanding educator during the holidays? Honor them with an ACE Award (Appreciation of Champions in Education). When you make a donation to SERF (Sudbury Education Resource Fund) in honor of a teacher, specialist, tutor or administrator, the honored educator receives an ACE Award Certificate indicating that a donation has been made to SERF in their name as a “Champion in Education.” The school principal also receives notice of the award, so that the honoree can be recognized among the school’s faculty and staff. Your donation improves the classroom experience by enabling SERF to fund grant requests made by Sudbury educators (K-12) for innovative projects, technology and materials.
Order your tax-deductible ACE Awards online on the SERF website. The deadline for Holiday ACE Award requests is Thursday, December 15. Your donation will benefit teachers and students by funding SERF grants requested by our educators. Visit the website to learn more about past and current grants for all K-12 students!
Everyone is invited to our HOP committee chairs meeting to kick off the school year on Thursday, September 15th at 9:30am 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 Mandy Sim or Dayna Buckley.
News from the Principal
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at the Josiah Haynes School! I hope you all had a restful and fun summer filled with activities that exercised minds and bodies! It is so important that we all take time to “smell the roses” and “put our toes in the water”. It is rejuvenating for all of us to enjoy some summer!
We are looking forward to welcoming students to an exciting and fun year at the Haynes School. The floors are waxed and shiny, the teachers are getting their classrooms ready, educators are preparing for a new year with professional development in curriculum and technology.
This year we have some new updates for you as you prepare for the school year ahead. Please take a few minutes to review these updates and be prepared for the first day of school on August 31st!
Sharon MacDonald, Principal
The fall deadline is here for submitting Box Tops to earn FREE money for our school. Please bring in any Box Tops that you or family members are collecting by October 15th. Stay tuned for news about our winter Box Tops goal that could win the kids an extra recess! If you’re not already collecting them, start saving those Box Tops!