Message from the Principal – May 23, 2018

In the weeks ahead we celebrate student learning and enjoy end-of-year traditions at Hastings. We all recognize the on-going parent support for these activities, whether it is welcoming new children to our school, transporting a cello to and from school, painting scenery for the fifth grade play, or overseeing Field Day activities.

This week we are conducting Kindergarten Screening, welcoming new families and younger siblings to our school community. After that, everyone will enjoy a long weekend as our nation recognizes the great sacrifices others have made for our freedoms on Memorial Day. Tuesday, May 29th our fourth and fifth grade students share their skills with a concert of instrumental music. Wednesday, May 30th every fifth grade student at Hastings will be in front of the curtain or back stage, presenting three performances of the musical “Mary Poppins.” On Thursday, we all hope for good weather as every child enjoys a morning of games on the field behind the school. Field Day could not take place without the many parent volunteers who assist with the games children play.

When you include the many classroom and grade level events in the coming weeks, you can see the importance every teacher at Hastings places on acknowledging student learning. We look forward to sharing these celebrations with you.

Louise Lipsitz