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 October/November Update

October has been a busy month for us, sprinkled with some Sox late nights!Congratulations Red Sox!!. Great teamwork from our World Champions.It was wonderful to have the Haynes Community come together at Back to School night. Thank you Cristina Phaneuf for all your hard work and to Martha Bixler and Tiffany Kudravetz for organizing hospitality.

Thank you once again to Team Haunted Haynes for a fabulously fun filled evening! It was great to see the school transformed. Thank you KT2 Design Group and Casita for your decor donations, House of Dance for keeping the dance party going, Sudbury Farms and Whole Foods for your donation of drinks. Thank you teachers for spooky stories and fortune telling.Thanks Haynes Cub Scouts Pack 80 for organizing a fun pumpkin carving. Thank you Glen and Ryan for transforming the school back to normal in record time. Last but not the least THANK YOU Lisa Martin West and Jaime Heidtman Budzienski and your entire team for your vision, planning and execution of this event. We hope this becomes an annual community event for us at Haynes. If you’d like to be involved next year or have suggestions please feel free to reach out to us.

The directories were delivered last week and they look great. Thank you Adina Goodman for all your hard work in putting together this wonderful resource for our families.

It’s almost November! We’re looking forward to an AMAZING auction on Saturday November 17th. We hope that you have your tickets and dancing shoes, to join us for a fun night supporting HOP! When you support HOP fundraising, you support each grade, each class, and each child at Haynes. If you are unable to attend the auction please consider making a donation to HOP.

The Cultural Arts Committee is looking for Co-Chairs for the Haynes Multicultural Evening on April 3rd. This will be a community event to celebrate the diversity in our community. We are very excited for this event and look forward to hearing from you. We are fortunate to have a lot of guidance and support from Nixon and Noyes Co-Chairs which will be very helpful to our incoming Co-Chairs. Please reach out to us to sign up.

We hope you can join us for the Principal’s Coffee on November 2nd. Please remember to RSVP if you can make it.

Here are a few dates to keep in mind:
Wednesday 10/31 – Early Release and Halloween

Friday 11/2 – Principal’s Coffee 9.00 am

Wednesday 11/7 – Early Release (Conferences)

Monday 11/12 Veterans Day No School

Wednesday 11/14 Early Release

Friday 11/16 – Food Pantry

Saturday 11/17 – Haynes Auction

Wednesday 11/21 – Early Release (Thanksgiving Break)

Thursday 11/22 and Friday 11/23 – Thanksgiving Break

Thank you for all of your support!
Have a wonderful Halloween and Happy Thanksgiving!
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.