What’s new with the Hastings PTO

Principal’s Letter

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

Family Math Night Continues….

Date: ​Wednesday, April 10th & Thursday, April 11th
Time: see below
Location:Hastings Cafeteria
Family Math Night is a wonderful night where parents and children work together on fun and engaging self-paced and group math activities. Please plan to arrive on time (Hastings Cafeteria) to get signed in and ready to start. A parent must attend with their child.

2nd and 3rd Grade

DATE: Wednesday, April 10 TIME: 7:00 to 8:15 pm

Here’s a brain teaser to get you warmed up. The answer will be revealed at the Family Math Night.

You have just bought TEN trees…

You want to plant them in FIVE rows with FOUR trees in each row.

How are you going to do it?

4th and 5th Grade

DATE: Thursday, April 11

TIME: 7:00 to 8:15 pm

Here’s a brain teaser to get you warmed up. The answer will be revealed at the Family Math Night.

Use only four 9’s to create a math equation (using +, -, x, and/or ÷) that equals 100

For more info: http://hastings-pto.org/familymath/
Questions? Contact: Sophie He at familymath@hastings-pto.org

PTO Fundraiser – Buy Compost For Your Yard/Garden

Date: ​Now through Friday April 26th at noon
Time: School Hours
Location: Deliver Checks to the Main Office
The PTO is selling compost vouchers for a bag with one cubic foot of compost (that is nutrient-rich thanks to the cafeteria food waste we send them!). The Vouchers are $10 and can be redeemed at Wilson Farm and Wagon Wheel. For each voucher sold the PTO receives $5 from
Black Earth Compost!Place your check (made out to Black Earth Compost) in an envelope labeled “PTO Compost Fundraiser” and drop it off at the main office or send it in your child’s folder by noon Friday 4/26. Include your child’s name/teacher and your e-mail address on the check. Vouchers will be sent home in child folders. And if you haven’t yet, sign up for home pick-up of compostable waste! Mention Hastings and the PTO will receive $10!

Anti-Bullying Workshop Information

Date:Thursday April 25
Time:7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Hastings gym (babysitting in cafeteria)
Studies have found that about 1 in 4 kids are affected by bullying, and there have been some issues at Hastings this year. The PTO is bringing in renowned anti-bullying expert Dr. Elizabeth Englander to present on tools and strategies for addressing bullying. “
Dr. Elizabeth Englander is the founder and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University, a Center which delivers programs, resources, and research to more than 400 schools every year nationwide. As a researcher and a professor of Psychology for 25 years, she is a nationally recognized expert in the area of bullying and cyberbullying, childhood causes of aggression and abuse, and children’s use of technology.” Dr. Englander will be working with Principal Lipsitz and parents to develop a talk specific for the Hastings community.

Thank you to all those who expressed interest so far, looks like we will have a good turnout! If you would like to join us, please​ ​use this sign up geniusto indicate your interest and babysitting needs (so we can ensure sufficient babysitters).

Hastings Talent Show Help Needed

Date:​ Friday, May 3, 2019
Time:​ 6:30pm
Location:Hastings Gym
It’s time to think about upcoming talent show. It takes a village to provide a platform so our children can step up and brave the stage to earn and own their precious experiences. Please do your part by
signing upas a Volunteer for our 25th Annual Hastings Talent Show. Please email the teamwith any questions.

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, April 23rd, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectman’s Meeting Room

UPCOMING MONTH’S CALENDAR

4/10 Wednesday

Family Math Night

4/11 Thursday

Family Math Night

4/15- 4/19 Monday – Friday

All Day

No School – April Break

4/23 Tuesday

7:00 pm

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

4/25 Thursday

8:55 – 9:30 am

All School Meeting

4/25 Thursday

Boston Students 11:45-12:15 Local Students: 12:45-2:45 pm

Talent Show Preview

4/25 Thursday

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Hastings Gym

Dr. Elizabeth Englander, Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University, Anti-Bully seminar

5/2 Thursday

Grades K-2: 1:00-2:00 pm Grades 3-5: 2:00-3:00 pm

Talent Show Rehearsal

5/3 Friday

6:30 pm

Talent Show

5/6-5/10 Monday – Friday

Teacher Appreciation Week

5/7 Tuesday

7:00 pm

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

5/2 Thursday

8:55 – 9:30 am

All School Meeting

5/9 Thursday

12:15-3:15 pm

Family Friends

5/16 Thursday

7:00-9:30 pm

PTO End of Year celebration

5/21 Tuesday

7:00 pm

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

5/23 Thursday

8:55 – 9:30 am

All School Meeting

5/27 Monday

All Day

No School – Holiday – Memorial Day

5/30 Thursday

9:00-11:00 am

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