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Principal’s Letter

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

Hastings Spirit Week

Spirit Week continues! Teachers and students are welcome to participate in the following ways…

  • 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.
-Louise Lipsitz

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, January 8th , 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectman’s Meeting Room

UPCOMING MONTH’S CALENDAR

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/.