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 September Newsletter
Hello HOP Families!

It is READY SET GO tomorrow to a great year… we can’t wait to get back and see everyone!!  We are looking forward to two fun events to celebrate the start of school:  First, please join us in the cafeteria after drop off tomorrow, Wednesday, to decompress, reconnect and socialize at the FIRST DAY PARENT COFFEE 8:45-9:30am.  Then later, from 5-7pm bring the whole family down to the Haynes’ Playground for the BACK to SCHOOL PICNIC.  There will be food trucks, face painting and a DJ. Thank you to Jaime Budzienski & Kristen Drummey for all their great work in preparing for this fun event.

Thank you to all who contributed to the Staff Luncheon today.  And to Martha Goodsill & Tiffany Kudravetz for their stellar planning and set up.

Another 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 will arrive to their classrooms to find their supplies waiting for them.  If you missed it this year make sure to do it next year.

Finally THANK YOU to our Webteam, Heather Apse, Heather Johnson & Katie Kane, for working to update our website up and getting this newsletter out before school even starts.  We are so fortunate to have the amazing volunteers that we have.

Want to be more involved check out our HOP Open Positions and School Council nominations are now open, see below for more info.

Please remember to complete your paperwork on ASPEN and to ‘“opt-in” for the school directory.  It is our hope that by mid-September all HOP communications will be sent using the school directory link, AtoZ app.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Bridget & Emily : )

2019-2020 HOP Co-Chairs



Mark your calendars: 

August 28 – FIRST DAY Parent Coffee 8:45-9:30am

August 28 – Back to School Picnic 5-7pm

September 6 – First Friday Principal Coffee & HOP New Family Orientation 9am

September 10 – HOP Committee Chairs Meeting – Open to ALL parents – 9:30am

September 17 – SMILE! It’s School Photo Day (raindate 9/24)

September 19 – Haynes’ Open House/Back to School Night

September 23 – Room Parent Orientation 9:30am


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.