January 22, 2020
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Hastings Celebrations – Volunteers Needed – Last call as plans are underway!
The PTO is helping to facilitate a number of celebration activities to say goodbye to our old building and celebrate our new. To make this possible, we will need many volunteers. There are big and small opportunities available – without volunteers, we may not be able to complete all our plans.
Please sign up here to volunteer for these events.
Currently, our plans and volunteer opportunities are as follows:
Goodbye Event for the old building (open to community) – Monday, February 10th, evening – Volunteers needed for way finding.
Memory item of old building (photo book or memory item) – We need volunteers to take this on or it won’t happen.
Book commemorating past 5th grade classes – Thank you to Trisha Jenness for taking this on! There is room for more volunteers for those that are interested.
Pamphlet about New Building for parents and community members – Thank you for Daniel Pan for taking this on! There is room for more volunteers for those that are interested.
Community Open House for new building – Rachel Harrington and Tejpreet Kalra to co-chair this event – we will need more voices for the planning!
2020 Nominating Committee – Volunteers Needed
The PTO needs your help! Please consider joining the 2020 Nominating Committee!
Nominating Committee Overall Description:
Serve as 1 of 3 parent volunteers that help “fill” and nominate the PTO Executive Committee (EC) and to a lesser extent, the various PTO Board roles (Committee Chairs) for the 2020/2021 school year. Great way to become involved and learn more about all of the various committees on the PTO.
Minor time commitment, often done by parents who work full-time or part-time and/or who have other roles on the PTO. Short duration as majority of work done in February and March. Work is flexible without a lot of group meetings.
*As a member of the Nominating Committee you are not eligible to run for the EC. However, as a member of the Nominating Committee you can chair any of the Committee’s on the PTO.
To volunteer, please contact Christine at email@example.com.
Hastings School Cookbook
Recipes due Saturday, February 1 (note revised date)
Are you looking for some new recipes to try? Do you have a favorite recipe to share with the Hastings community? Keep reading!
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.
Please see here for details and more information!
You can submit your recipe online and preorder a cookbook for $10.
Questions? Email Natalie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Packing Party Helpers – Thank you!
Thanks to all the parents who helped teachers pack last Thursday night! The extra hands were so helpful in the library, art room, a few classrooms and more. The PTO also sponsored a light dinner for teachers.
Hastings Science Fair – Registration Open – Deadline 1/30
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Registration for the science fair is now OPEN! Please Register at http://hastings-pto.org/sciencefair/.
Registration will close on January 30th. Check out some highlights from last year’s Hastings Science Fair: https://youtu.be/GQZ3cJyCuC8.
We are still seeking parent volunteers to act as Visiting Scientists. Please let us know if you can help at email@example.com.
Community Goodbye to Hastings Building
Date: Monday, February 10
The school will be open on Monday, February 10th from 6:00-7:30pm for families, friends, graduates, and community members to walk the halls and write a goodbye message to the current Hastings School. On February 15 the move to the new building will begin, and shortly afterwards the old facility will be fenced in to prepare for demolition.
All meetings are at 7pm in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room (1625 Mass. Ave.) unless otherwise noted. Full schedule is posted on the town website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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