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 May Newsletter
Happy Spring! Hopefully those April showers will bring us an abundance of May-flowers! We kick o a busy month of May at Haynes with “Sta Appreciation Week” next week. We are fortunate to have talented and dedicated teachers who support and enrich the lives of our
students. It is an exciting and busy time for our community and we want to thank all parents, teachers and sta for helping us make such great opportunities available.
Our 4th graders are Excited to be Engaged in Experimenting and being Empowered by the 4E program. MCAS testing is underway, field trips are happening. Festival season is in full swing.  5th grade activities are starting up and Spring Book Fair and Field Day are being planned. Please let us know if you are interested in getting involved with HOP – there are lots of opportunities! Keep an eye out for emails and also checking the HOP website as volunteer opportunities continue to get added on.
As we welcome May, please note the following dates:
May 1 – 4th grade to Hale Reservation
May 3 – Digeridoo Down Under at School Meeting
May 6 -10 – Sta Appreciation Week
May 10 – Food Pantry
May 11- 5th Grade Car Wash
May 15 – Grade 3 Habitats and Ecosystems
May 15 – First Grade Japan Festival
May 15 – Sta Appreciation Luncheon
May 15 – ILAP
May 18 – Rain Date for 5th Grade Car Wash
May 20 – 24 Spring Book Fair
May 27 – Memorial Day: No School
May 30 – Music Technology Workshop with Brent Daniels, Grades 4 and 5
May 31 – Field Day
Thank you
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.