What’s new with the Hastings PTO

Principal’s Letter

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


Stop and Shop A+Program

Wow! Look what you did. We are very happy to announce that Maria Hastings Elementary School has earned $1,332.15 via the Stop and Shop A+ Program this year. A big THANK YOU to everyone for supporting our school and our children.

For those who are not familiar with the program please visit A+ School Rewards Program here.

Important information for the 2018-2019 school year:
If you already signed up last year or in previous years then there is no need to register again.
New supporters registration begins August 3, 2018
For questions about this program, please contact stopshop@hastings-pto.org


Just a few more weeks of school left! Don’t forget to thank those special people at school who have done so much to make your child’s year a success. A STAR Award from LEF (Lexington Education Foundation) is a perfect way to show your appreciation. For a contribution of $30 or more, (or $60+ for a teaching team), a personalized STAR certificate will be delivered to any current or former teacher/staff member at any Lexington public school. Not only is this a truly meaningful gift, but proceeds go right back to your child’s education through LEF grants.

Don’t delay—click here and order today!

**And don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on how your donations are helping your students across all LPS schools.

Field Day is Coming on May 31st Volunteers Needed

Date: Thursday May 31, 2018
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Location: Field behind Hastings

Looking for a great one-shot volunteer opportunity that’s lots of fun and lets you spend time with your kids? Then mark your calendars now! On Thursday, May 31st (rain date is June 1st), Hastings boys and girls will have a blast working as teams through a fun, high-energy (and sometimes wet!) field day course.

We’ll need lots of volunteers to run the stations, take pictures, and cheer the students on. Please sign up today. You must complete the quick and easy CORI process (if you haven’t already done so) before volunteering for any Hastings event. For questions, contact the field day team.

Hastings Year End BBQ

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Hastings Playground

Please join us for the annual Hastings Year End BBQ. Hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, veggie burgers, pasta and potato salads, baked beans, watermelon, drinks, and DJ entertainment (by DJ Mike) will be provided. The rising 5th grade class will be selling ice cream treats to begin their fundraising efforts for next year so be sure to bring your dollars:) Please CLICK HERE to RSVP by TUESDAY, MAY 29 (you do NOT need to sign up children under 3) to help us plan food quantities. Obviously, we understand that plans can change last minute, but we are hoping to have as accurate a count as possible so we don’t run out or waste food. We hope you will join us to celebrate the end of a wonderful year at Hastings!

New Building Groundbreaking Ceremony

Date: Wednesday June 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 – 10:00 am
Location: Field behind Hastings

We will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony to launch the construction of the new Hastings School. Weather permitting, all students will be seated on the grass behind the school. All families are welcome to attend, understanding that seating will be on the grass. Speakers will include Director of Massachusetts School Building Authority Jack McCarthy, Superintendent of Schools Mary Czajkowski, Chair of the Board of Selectmen Mary Barry, Chair of the School Committee Eileen Jay, a small group of fifth grade students and Principal Louise Lipsitz.


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 5th, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectmen’s Meeting Room