What’s new with the Hastings PTO

Principal’s Letter

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

Winter Weather Reminder

PLEASE remember to send your child to school with proper clothing for outside recess. Children need boots, gloves, hat, and a warm jacket every day. We try to go outside unless the temperature with wind chill is below 18 degrees.

Science Fair Save the Date

Date: Friday February 2nd, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Hastings Gym and Cafeteria

While you are enjoying the December break, start thinking about SCIENCE with your kids! Find out more at the Science Fair website. Hastings Science fair is open to all Students (K-5).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you have a science or medical background and would like to help out at the Fair as a “Visiting Scientist,” please reach out to Courtney Horvath or Tharshini Mathew at sciencefair@hastings-pto.org.

LEF STAR Award

Love your teacher? Let them know with a LEF STAR award!

The LEF STAR (Staff/Teacher Appreciation and Recognition) Award is a unique way to recognize someone special in your child’s school. Let them know you appreciate what they do, while contributing to LEF’s teacher-initiated grants at all Lexington schools.

Order by December 19th and your STAR will be delivered to your teacher before school vacation (donation of $30 or more). You may also choose to print your own separate copy for your child to decorate and hand-deliver.

Please go to lexedfoundation.org/star or look for the STAR form in your child’s backpack or in the mail. Thank you!

Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization. LEF is not affiliated with the Lexington Public Schools.

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The PTO has determined that it is neither fiscally nor environmentally sound to continue sending out flyers about school events. Flyers will only be sent for the PTO membership drive, in cases where paper is needed (e.g., the directory cover contest) or for major fundraising events like the adult social or Harvest Run. As an alternative, we have established a PTO facebook page where we will post event reminders and other useful information (everything will continue to be in the bulletin as well!). Please join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1493554707397661/

SCHOOL COMMITTEE AND OTHER 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.

School Committee Meetings

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Selectman’s Meeting Room, 1625 Massachusetts Avenue.

UPCOMING MONTH’S CALENDAR

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

12/14 Thursday 8:55 – 9:30 am All School Meeting
12/19 Tuesday 7:00 pm School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectmen’s Meeting Room
12/21 Thursday 8:55 – 9:30 am All School Meeting
12/21 Thursday 12:15 – 3:15 pm Family Friends
12/25-1/1/18 NO School – Winter Break
1/2 Tuesday Classes Resume
1/2 Tuesday 7:00 pm School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectmen’s Meeting Room
1/4 Thursday 8:55 – 9:30 am All School Meeting
1/11 Thursday 7:00-8:00 pm General PTO Meeting, Cafeteria – Topics TBD – All are welcome
1/15 Monday No School – Holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1/16 Tuesday 7:00 pm School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectmen’s Meeting Room
1/18 Thursday 8:55 – 9:30 am All School Meeting
1/20 Saturday 10:00 am Battin Hall, Budget Hearing
1/30 Tuesday 7:00 pm School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectmen’s Meeting Room