March 11, 2020
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Hastings Book Fair
The Book Fair will be open from March 22-27 during the times listed below. This year it will be located in the second Music Room (2nd Floor). Stop in to pick up some new books and support the new Hastings Library! Teachers will have book wish lists at the fair if you would like to purchase a book for your child’s classroom. You can also make a direct donation to the library fund and/or purchase a gift card for your teacher here. (Select the General Fund or teacher’s name after adding item to your online cart.)
Book Fair Dates/Times:
Sunday 3/22, 1pm-3pm
Monday 3/23, 8:15am- 4pm
Tuesday 3/24, 8:15am to 4pm and 6:30pm to 8pm (during Arts Night)
Wednesday 3/25, 8:15am to 4pm
Thursday 3/26, 8:15am to 4pm
Friday 3/27, 8:15am to 9:30am
If you have any questions please contact Anne or Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2-time GRAMMY-nominated Alphabet Rockers from Oakland, CA is coming to perform at Hastings on March 24th! ALPHABET ROCKERS make music that makes a change. This intergenerational group creates brave spaces to shape a more equitable world through hip hop. Their 2018 album, Rise Shine #Woke reached 300K kids and families since its release, inspiring American kids to stand up to hate and be their brave and beautiful selves. For more information about Alphabet Rockers please visit their website – https://alphabetrockers.com/
This event is sponsored by the Hastings PTO.
PTO Search Committee
Planning has begun for the 2020-2021 School Year, and the PTO Search Committee will begin meeting soon to discuss positions on the PTO Executive Board and throughout the organization. Please watch your email to learn about the available positions, and begin thinking about which of your friends and neighbors (or yourself) might be good candidates for these roles.
Also, thank you in advance to our PTO Search Committee, Lisa Farrell and Beth Bristol, for their time and efforts! There is one more spot available on this committee. If you are interested, please reach out to Christine Manavian at email@example.com
Hastings School Cookbook
You can preorder a cookbook for $10.
The Hastings PTO and staff are creating a custom Hastings School Cookbook featuring favorite recipes from YOU — our school community. The cookbooks will be professionally published and are sure to be a treasured keepsake for us all. Money raised will be used by the Hastings PTO to fund enrichment programs for our children.
Questions? Email Natalie: president@hastings-
Thanks to everyone who shopped at Wilson Farm on Thursday. Thanks to Wilson Farm for donating to the Hastings PTO!
Thanks to everyone who came out for the Parents’ Night Out at Eddie V’s on Thursday. Thanks to Christine Manavian for organizing all 3 of our Parents’ Night Out events. They helped us connect with other parents – especially during construction of the new building.
Lexington Community Open House – Volunteers Needed
Date: Sunday, March 22
Location: New Hastings School
We will open the school for the larger Lexington community. There will be a scavenger hunt, photo booth and more! Elected Town officials, Board members, School and Municipal leaders will join us in celebrating the new school.
***We are looking for volunteers to be stationed at different locations throughout the building. Would you be able to help? Volunteers will need to arrive at the school by 12:45pm and stay until 3:15pm. We are requesting that volunteers not have their children with them unless they are with another adult.
Please sign up at the link below, and feel free to to reach out to Christine at vp-planning@hastings-pto.
Arts Night – Volunteers Needed
Date: Tuesday, March 24
Location: Hastings School
Please save the night of Tuesday, March 24th for Arts Night! Arts Night celebrates all Hastings Artists! Each student will have a piece of artwork displayed in our pop-up gallery and have a chance to create new art too.
***Please sign up for a shift to help with Arts Night. Some shifts are only 1/2 hour.
Sign up here: https://www.
We will also be labeling and mounting artwork on Thursday, March 19 from 12:15-3:15pm.
If you would like to join the planning committee for Arts night please email Ali and Shweta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Redistricting Update: Email communication was sent 2/28 and includes a February update.
The next few meetings will be on Mondays, 6pm at Cary Hall due to Town Meeting.
Normally scheduled meetings are at 7pm in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room (1625 Mass. Ave.). Full schedule is posted on the town website.
Note: We are cancelling All School Meeting on Friday 3/13 at this time because it is a large group gathering. Other events and information is up to date as of distribution, but may change as we receive new information.
6th Annual Lexington Parent Academy – Saturday, March 14
Please see this link to view the latest Community Events. These events are announced through the PTA Presidents’ Council (PPC). Community Events are also emailed out to the Hastings Families Google Group approximately twice a week. Other members of the Hastings Community are welcome to post to the group as well by sending an email to hastingsfamilies@
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