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Principal’s Letter

View this week’s message from Hastings Principal Louise Lipsitz.


Star Newsletter Club Meeting TODAY!!
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 3:20 pm-4:20 pm
Location: Hastings Library

After two snow cancellations in a row, the Star Club is finally back! Please join us for some creative fun. We will have some prompts and other activities for inspiration, although feel free to bring projects you are working on at home. The Hastings Star Newsletter is a student driven publication that is a wonderful way to showcase the writings and art of our students. Please email with any questions.

Open PTO Roles for 2018-2019 – we need YOUR help!

Do you have ideas for the PTO for next year? Please join us, share your ideas, and work to make them happen!!

We are extremely happy to report that Natalie Reynolds has agreed to be a Co-President and Ranjeeta Khetan has agreed to take on the role of VP, Planning and Development for the 2018-19 year. Thank you Natalie and Ranjeeta!!

We are asking Hastings community members help to fill the following open roles – particularly those of you with kids currently in grades K-2:

  • VP of Fundraising
  • Secretary
  • Harvest Run Post-Race Party Co-chair (Race is on Sept 30) (2)
  • Webmaster to help with weekly website updates (1 needed, 2 already in place)

Please email volunteer@hastings-pto.org for more information or to offer your help. THANK YOU!!!!!

VP-Fundraising: Lay out fundraising activities for the year. Work with event leaders as needed, and help with publicity. With the adult social having just taken place last year and many fundraising opportunities ongoing from year to year, additional fundraising requirements will be minimal. Help with the Hastings Harvest Run, our main fundraiser for the 2018-2019 school year.

Secretary: Take notes at PTA Board and Executive Committee meetings, forward to web team to post on hastings-pto.org. Help with the weekly bulletin, and submit facilities forms for events (all forms from this year available electronically now!) – great training to take over as co-President in the subsequent year.

Harvest Run Post-Race Party Chair (2): Manage the post-race event, including coordinating donation solicitations and event planning (set up, clean up, volunteers). This party has run smoothly for a number of years and Liz Lin, former chair, will pass along all of her contacts and knowledge, so you will have all the info you need!


24th Annual Hastings Talent Show – Sign up deadline April 19th

Date: Friday May 4, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – NOTE: New time!!!
Location: Hastings Gym

It’s time to think about upcoming talent show. Please brainstorm with your children about performance ideas. We welcome varieties such as vocal and/or instrumental acts, dances, skits, comedy, magic and cultural performances. Be creative!

Online sign up here.

Preview Day: 4/26 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm (Boston students at 11:45am)
Dress Rehearsal: 5/3 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Show Night: 5/4 at 6:30pm



If you’d like to stay updated on school building projects and other community updates (sports teams, club registration as well as community posts), please join the Hastings Families Google Group at http://bit.ly/HastingsFamilies.

Date: Every M/W until town meeting ends
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Cary Memorial Building, Estabrook Hall



View all upcoming events online at hastings-pto.org/pta-calendar/ and save to your Google Calendar.

4/12 Thursday 8:55 – 9:30 am All School Meeting
4/12 Thursday 12:15-3:15 pm Family Friends
4/16- 4/20 Monday – Friday All Day No School – April Break
4/24 Tuesday 7:00 pm School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectman’s Meeting Room
4/26 Thursday Boston Students


Local Students:

12:45-2:45 pm

Talent Show Preview
5/3 Thursday 8:55 – 9:30 am All School Meeting
5/3 Thursday Grades K-2:

1:00-2:00 pm

Grades 3-5:

2:00-3:00 pm

Talent Show Rehearsal
5/4 Friday 6:30 pm Talent Show

Monday –


Teacher Appreciation Week
5/8 Tuesday 7:00 pm School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectman’s Meeting Room
5/10 Thursday 12:15-3:15 pm Family Friends
6:30-8:00 pm General PTO Meeting in Boston
5/17 Thursday 7:00-9:30 pm PTO End of Year celebration
5/22 Tuesday 7:00 pm School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectman’s Meeting Room
5/17 Thursday 8:55 – 9:30 am All School Meeting
5/28 Monday All Day No School – Holiday – Memorial Day
5/30 Wednesday Fifth Grade Play – Mary Poppins, Jr.
6/5 Tuesday (date to be confirmed shortly) 5:00-7:00 pm End of Year BBQ, Hastings Playground Area
6/5 Tuesday 7:00 pm School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectman’s Meeting Room
6/22 Friday Last Day of School-½ day

Bulletin submissions are due on Mondays by 12:00 pm and should be made online.

Visit the Hastings PTO website to find more information and helpful resources. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1493554707397661/.