Weekly Bulletin - March 15, 2023
In this Bulletin
 - What's New? 
Hastings News  - Conference Babysitting, Talent Show Thank You, March Madness
Upcoming Events  - Bike, Walk n' Ride TODAY, Spring Social, Book Fair, Arts Night, Red Sox Night
LPS/School Committee  
Community Events   
Principal's Message

Missed Mr Wai's Friday Hastings Heroes Report? You can view it here!

Hastings News
Conference Babysitting

Dates: Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24

Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31

Location: Hastings Gym

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Spring conferences are coming in the next few weeks! The fifth graders and fifth grade parents will once again provide babysitting for kids of all ages (toddler and above) between 1 and 4 pm on conference afternoons: Thursday and Friday - 3/23 & 3/24 and Thursday and Friday 3/30 & 3/31. 

We will have gym games, board games, arts and crafts, and lots of fun for your kids while you meet with your child's teacher. 

Please use this signup to let us know when you would like to have babysitting available (it's non-binding but very helpful for planning purposes!). 

Funds go to the fifth grade team to support our end of year activities. Cost is $5/child/half hour, family max of $20. 

FIFTH GRADE PARENTS - please sign up here to help oversee babysitting, and sign your fifth grader up to watch the younger kids!    

Please email fifthgrade@hastings-pto.org with any questions.

Sign Up Here
Hastings Talent Show - Thank You

What a wonderful afternoon of performances on Sunday for the Talent Show! It was amazing to see students perform on the new stage! There were a variety of acts and everyone did so well - job well done to all our performers (and the parents who helped them)!

Huge thanks to our star hosts - Mrs Quinn, Mrs Garcia, Mrs Bishop and Mrs Davison! And we couldn't have had our show without the help of custodians Mr Giblin, Mr Monteiro and Mr Soparkar. 

Thank you to our lead parent organizers Lauren Kennedy and Christine Minihane. A special thank you to Ryan Kilgore and Hastings alum Rory Kilgore for keeping the music and stage running smoothly. Thank you to Julia Carey for the piano accompaniment and to all the amazing volunteers who helped during the rehearsals and the shows. Thank you for bringing the Talent Show back to Hastings!!

If you have any questions please contact talentshow@hastings- pto.org

March Madness - Book Edition!

March Madness is well underway at Hastings! The whole school is participating in reading 4 picture books per week, and then voting for their favorites from the match-ups! 

The winners from Week 1 are Iver and Ellsworth, and Cubs in the Tub. 

The winners from Week 2 are:  Anni Dreams of Biryani and Knight Owl.These books will move on to the Elite Eight, the last week in March. 

This week's books are below -- ask your student about them!

Andre Toro Photography - Hastings Fundraiser

You still have time to book your beautiful photo shoot plus support Hastings! Book your session before April 1, 2023 quoting "Hastings" and 10% of total sales will be donated back to the Hastings PTO. Your session does not need to happen now -- any time this calendar year! That's right, spring, summer or fall!  

Andre will also waive the creative fee (up to $500 value) for 10 lucky families!

Let's rock this fundraising for Hastings!! 

How do I book my session?

Phone: 617-233-3779

Email: andre@ andretorophotography.com

Check out http://www.andretorophotography.com/ to learn more about Andre and her stunning photography!

Upcoming Events
Spring Social - Save the Date

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Location: Hastings School Playground

To help us plan accordingly please complete this RSVP Form.

Please remember to contribute an item to your child's classroom themed basket by Friday, March 24 (if your family is participating). The baskets will be raffled off at the event! 

Book Fair - Dates Announced!

Date: Monday, April 10 - Friday, April 14

Location: Hastings Library


Mon-Thurs 8:30am-4pm

Friday 8:30am-10:30am  

Plus during Arts Night Thursday 4/13, 6:30pm-8pm

The beloved Hastings Book Fair returns! All proceeds from the Book Fair go directly to support the Hastings library. 

Contact bookfair@hastings-pto.org with questions. 

Arts Night - Save the Date

Date: Thursday, April 13

Location: Hastings Gym

Time: 6:30pm - 8pm

Hastings Arts Night is a longstanding tradition and one of Hastings' favorite family events. We are excited to welcome you to a fun art-filled evening where you can view your child's artwork and enjoy a variety of art related activities. Plus, shop the Hastings Book Fair. 

Contact artsnight@hastings-pto.org with questions. 

Hastings Night at Fenway Park

Date: Friday, May 12

Time: 7:10pm (game starts)

Location: Fenway Park, Boston

Join the Maria Hastings PTO for a night of Red Sox fun at Fenway Park!  Red Sox vs Cardinals, with tickets in the Right Field Grandstand at $42/ticket. Tickets are on a first come first served basis, and must be purchased by Friday, April 14. Tickets purchased will be emailed directly to your email address, with all sales final.  

Purchase your tickets here. 

Questions? Email Darren at redsox@hastings-pto.org

LPS/School Committee
Vaccine Clinics

Vaccine clinics continue at Central OfficeBoth flu and covid vaccines are available, PLEASE make an appointment here so we can plan our vaccine supply. 

School Committee Meetings

The School Committee meeting from Tuesday, March 14 was postponed due to snow. There will be a brief remote School Committee meeting on Sunday, March 19 (time TBD) and the agenda is forthcoming.

Upcoming School Committee Meetings:

Sunday, March 19 (abbreviated)

Tuesday, March 28

All meetings are at 6pm in the Central Office School Committee Meeting Room and virtual unless otherwise noted. The agenda and meeting links will be published here.

Meetings are available to view via Zoom, at www.LexMedia.org, or your local cable channel (RCN 15, Verizon 37, Comcast 99). 


The Calendar in Membership Toolkit (MTK) is updated with Hastings Events. You can sync the calendar to your google calendar.

Thursday, March 23
9:00a Elementary Conferences 1/2 Day
Friday, March 24
9:00a Elementary Conferences 1/2 Day
Monday, March 27
6:00p School Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 28
6:00p School Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 30
9:00a Elementary Conferences 1/2 Day
Friday, March 31
9:00a Elementary Conferences 1/2 Day
Sunday, April 2
2:00p Hastings Spring Social
Monday, April 3
6:00p School Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 5
8:20a Walk, Bike 'n Bus to School
Friday, April 7
School Closed
Monday, April 10
8:30a Hastings Book Fair
Tuesday, April 11
8:30a Hastings Book Fair
Wednesday, April 12
8:30a Hastings Book Fair
Thursday, April 13
8:30a Hastings Book Fair
6:30p Hastings Arts Night
6:30p Hastings Book Fair
Community Events

Community Events HERE

Community Events are also emailed out to the Hastings Families Google Group approximately twice a week. All members of the Hastings Community are welcome to post to the group.

Bulletin Submissions
  • Bulletin submissions are due Mondays by 12pm and made via email. Make sure your subject line includes "BULLETIN SUBMISSION". 
  • Comments or general questions about the Bulletin? Email Ali at vp-communications@hastings-pto.org.
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