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Principal’s Letter

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


Hastings Site Council Voting Open

We have five wonderful applicants for the two open parent site council positions for 2018/2019.  The Hastings School Site Council is an advisory group comprised of Hastings faculty, administration, parents, and a community representative. The Council discusses school improvement initiatives and looks at issues from multiple perspectives. For information about each candidate and to vote (one vote per parent/guardian), please visit the Hastings PTO website by Monday, June 18th at 5pm.

2018-2019 PTO Executive Committee

A quick reminder of our new PTO team for the 2018-2019 school year! They are:

Co-Presidents: Kate Criniti (returning) and Natalie Reynolds
Treasurer: Julia Weng (returning)
Secretary: Nicola Rinaldi
Vice President of Fundraising: Kim Ryan
Vice President of Planning and Board Development: Ranjeeta Khetan
Vice President of Staff Relations: Sharon Musto
Vice President of Communications: Audra Myerberg (returning)
Vice President of Technology: Mahesh Kulkarni (returning)

Thank you all for stepping up, we look forward to another fun year!


Last night nearly 700 members of the Hastings community attended the End of the Year BBQ! We had perfect weather and a field/playground full of smiling faces as we enjoyed musical entertainment, delicious food, and great company. Thank you Sharon Musto and Nicola Rinaldi for coordinating, custodians Ryan and Tony for setup and cleanup, Jill Tierney and Justine Neely for taking pictures, Lucas Burkholder (Hastings grad!) for the entertainment, Whitsons for the food, Abbott’s Custard for their donation or frozen custard for the rising fifth graders fundraiser, and to everyone else who helped make the night a huge success!







We’d also like to thank the Green Team led by Lin Jensen for setting up and manning Hastings first “Zero Waste Station” (Sherry Zhu, Priya Parasuraman, Jessica Hess, Lin Jensen, Nicola Rinaldi) . We had SIX containers full of compost that would otherwise have been sent to the trash/incinerator, and only 1.25 bags of trash. Great job everyone!!


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: Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectmen’s Meeting Room


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

6/14 Thursday All School Meeting
6/18 Monday 9:00 am Fifth Grade Pool Party (Rain date Tuesday 6/19)
6/19 Tuesday 7:00 pm School Committee Meeting
6/21 Thursday 9:00 am Fifth Grade Moving On Ceremony
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 join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1493554707397661/.