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Principal’s Letter

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

9th Annual Hastings Harvest 5K Run/Walk

Date: Sunday, September 30th, 2018
Time: 11:10 am
Location: Hayden Lower Field

The Hastings Harvest 5K Run/Walk is Sunday, September 30th! REGISTER NOW at www.hastingsharvestrun.com to join the fun and please be sure to TELL YOUR FRIENDS. Last year we had over 500 registrants. It is truly an event not to be missed. The 5K is USATF sanctioned and will be chip timed. Proceeds benefit the Hastings PTO. Please note that for safety reasons, and as part of the rules for being sanctioned with USATF, NO DOGS are allowed at the race. All registrants who register before noon on Saturday, Sept 22, are guaranteed a t-shirt. Hastings students will receive a colored t-shirt based on their grade so the kids can find their classmates along the course and at the post-race party! Kindergarten = Red, 1st Grade = Orange, 2nd Grade = Gold (Yellow), 3rd Grade = Irish Green, 4th Grade = Royal Blue, and 5th Grade = Purple.

Hastings Harvest Run is looking for volunteers!

Date: Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30
Time: Various
Location: Hastings and Hayden Lower Field

The Annual Hastings Harvest 5K Run/Walk is coming up and we need your help!

Please join us as a VOLUNTEER for this year’s Harvest Run on Sunday, September 30. In addition to a great fundraising event, the Harvest Run is all about building the Hastings community. There are lots of opportunities to help, and many will allow you to run/walk the race! Please sign up here to volunteer.

Do you know any high school students looking for community service hours? Or, mature middle schoolers who like to help? Please encourage them to volunteer at this great event. Students can sign up here.

We look forward to seeing many of you on the course and/or at the post-race party.

General PTO Meeting – ALL WELCOME!

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Hastings Cafeteria

Principal Lipsitz will give an update on the construction. Please contact PTO presidents, Natalie and Kate, at president@hastings-pto.org if there are any other questions you have or topics you would like discussed. Babysitters will be provided.

Hastings Parents’ Night Out

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Great Wall restaurant – 309 Great Rd. Bedford MA

Book your sitters and come enjoy a night out with other Hastings parents at the Great Wall in Bedford! Cash bar – light appetizers will be served

Please sign up here if you plan on attending. Bring a (Hastings community) friend!

Drop Off Procedure

WHAT YOU CANNOT DO

  • Park in the church parking lot. It is also an active school and needs its own spots.
  • Drop your child off anywhere other than ALL THE WAY DOWN THE HILL ON CROSBY STREET.  This means not at the front door, not at the top of the hill, not in/at the circle.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP

  • Pull as far down Crosby Street as possible.

Welcome Back Picnic Rescheduled to 10/2

Date: Tuesday, October 2 (raindate Tuesday October 9)
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Likely at Bridge Elementary on Middleby Rd.

The welcome picnic has been rescheduled after the forecasting debacle 😉 We will hold it on Tuesday 10/2, from 4:30-6:30 pm. Please mark your calendars!! Bring your own food, hang out with friends and meet more, dance and play games with DJ Mike, and support the fifth grade class who will be selling ice cream to raise money for their class activities. Questions please email picnicbbq@hastings-pto.org.

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.

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectmen’s Meeting Room

UPCOMING MONTH’S CALENDAR

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

9/20 Thursday 8:55 am – 9:30 am All School Meeting
9/20 Thursday 7:00 – 8:30 pm General PTO Meeting (All Hastings Families), Hastings Cafeteria – building update, babysitting provided.
9/21 Friday 7:00 – 10:00 pm Parent’s Night Out – Great Wall, 309 Great Rd. Bedford MA. Come and socialize with other Hastings parents. ALL welcome!
9/23 Sunday 7:00 – 8:30 pm PTO Board Meeting, 15 Paul Revere Road
9/25

Tuesday

7:00 pm School Committee Meeting. Selectmen’s Meeting Room
9/27 Thursday Hastings Back to School NightParents Only
9/28 Friday 9:00 – 11:30 am School Pictures
9/29 Saturday Harvest Run Bag Pick Up, Location TBD
9/30 Sunday Hastings Harvest Run
10/8 Monday NO School – Holiday – Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day
10/4 Thursday 8:55 – 9:30 am All School Meeting
10/9 Tuesday 7:00 pm School Committee Meeting, Selectmen’s Meeting Room
10/18

Thursday

8:55 – 9:30 am All School Meeting
10/18 Thursday 7:00-8:00 pm General PTO Meeting, Cafeteria – Topics: TBD
10/23 Tuesday 7:00 pm School Committee Meeting, Selectmen’s Meeting Room, Boston, Location TBD
10/24-10/25  Wednesday – Thursday 12:15 pm dismissal both days Parent-Teacher Conferences

(Babysitting Available)

10/25 Thursday 12:15 – 3:15 pm Family Friends (tentative)
10/26 Friday 6:30 – 8:30 pm Halloween Party – Open to children of all ages. Come and enjoy the haunted house, Frankenstein’s lab, games, and food.
10/30 Tuesday 7:00 pm School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectmen’s Meeting Room
10/31-11/1  Wednesday – Thursday 12:15 pm dismissal both days Parent-Teacher Conferences

(Babysitting Available)

11/1

Thursday

8:55 – 9:30 am All School Meeting
11/6 Tuesday NO School – Professional Development Day
11/7 Wednesday Diwali (school in session)
11/5 Monday 7:00 pm LEF Trivia Bee, LHS Auditorium
11/12 Monday NO School – Holiday – Veterans’ Day
11/13 Tuesday General PTO Meeting
11/15 Thursday 8:55 – 9:30 am All School Meeting
11/15 Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm General PTO Meeting, agenda TBD
11/20 Tuesday 7:00 pm School Committee Meeting, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, Selectmen’s Meeting Room
11/21 Wednesday 12:15 pm Early Dismissal for All Students
11/22-11/23 Thursday – Friday NO School – Thanksgiving Break
11/27 Tuesday 7:00 pm School Committee Meeting, Boston, location TBD
11/29 Thursday 8:55 – 9:30 am All School Meeting
11/30 Thursday 12:15 – 3:15 pm Family Friends

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/.