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Principal’s Letter

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

Hastings Spirit Week

To kick off December vacation, the Hastings Community would like to celebrate by having a whole school Spirit Week! Teachers and students are welcome to participate in the following ways…

  • Monday        10/17       Crazy Hair/Hat day
  • Tuesday        10/18      Pajama Day
  • Wednesday  10/19      Dress Up/Fancy Day
  • Thursday      10/20     Hastings Gear/Colors Day
  • Friday           10/21      Festive Sweater Day

If you have any questions about this, please contact Meredith Hayward.

Note on holiday gifts to staff

At this season families often plan gifts for Hastings teaching staff. Your thoughtfulness is always deeply appreciated and not at all expected. I am writing to remind you about gifts for LPS staff. All Hastings staff are public employees and in that capacity, cannot accept personal gifts for over $50.00 from an individual or family. In the past, families have gotten together to give gifts to the classroom, which can total more than the $50.00 limit. Those gifts become part of the Hastings School materials and supplies. Please do not IN ANY WAY feel obligated to give a gift.

General PTO Meeting in December with special guest Dr. Julie Hackett, Superintendent of Lexington Public Schools

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: Hasting cafeteria

The first half hour will be a coffee social to mingle with Dr. Hackett, Superintendent of Schools. We will then have our regular meeting, at which Dr. Hackett will also present. Babysitters available.

Save the Date: The Hastings FUNdraiser

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Cary Hall, Lexington

Save the Date because It’s On! Join the Hastings Community for a complete, not-to-miss, Hastings adult-community experience for parents, faculty, and staff. Join over 200 fellow Hastings community members at this biennial Celebration of our incredible school community on March 9th at Cary Hall! More information to follow in 2019.

Save the Date: Hastings Science Fair

Date: Friday February 8th, 2019 (Snow Date: Feb 13th)
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Hastings Gym & Cafeteria.

Start thinking about SCIENCE with your kids! Registration will open in January.
If your child would like to be part of the 2019 science fair promo video, please email us prior to Dec 20th.

Watch last year’s promo video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_yKqI_7LeQ

Find out more at
http://hastings-pto.org/sciencefair/


SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING AND UPDATES

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.

NEXT MEETING:
Date: Tuesday, December 18th , 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectman’s Meeting Room

12/13 Thursday

6:00-7:30 pm

General PTO Meeting

12/13 Thursday

8:55 – 9:30 am

All School Meeting

12/18 Tuesday

7:00 pm

School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectman’s Meeting Room

12/20 Thursday

8:55 – 9:30 am

All School Meeting

12/20 Thursday

12:15 – 3:15 pm

Family Friends

12/24-1/1/19

No School – Winter Break

1/2 Wednesday

Classes Resume

1/2 Wednesday

3:30-4:30 pm

Geography Bee Final Round – Hastings Gym

1/8 Tuesday

7:00 pm

School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectman’s Meeting Room

1/10 Thursday

7:00-8:00 pm

General PTO Meeting, Cafeteria – Topics TBD – All are welcome

1/17 Thursday

12:15 – 3:15 pm

Family Friends

1/17 Thursday

8:55 – 9:30 am

All School Meeting

1/19 Saturday

10:00 am

Battin Hall, Budget Hearing

1/21 Monday

No School – Holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/22 Tuesday

7:00 pm

School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectman’s Meeting Room

1/29 Tuesday

7:00 pm

School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectman’s Meeting Room

1/31 Thursday

8:55 – 9:30 am

All School Meeting

1/31 Thursday

12:30 pm

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

2/5 Tuesday

7:00 pm

School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectman’s Meeting Room

2/8 Friday

6:30-8 pm

Science Fair (Rain Date is Wednesday, February 13th)

2/18-2/22 Monday-Friday

All Day

No School – February Break

2/26 Tuesday

7:00 pm

School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectman’s Meeting Room

2/28 Thursday

8:55 – 9:30 am

All School Meeting


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 join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1493554707397661/.