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Originally delivered on 12/5/2023 6:00 am

SUBJECT: Hastings PTO Bulletin, Dec 5, 2023

Weekly Bulletin - December 5, 2023

Dear Hastings Community,

I have been in contact with Evan Beauvais' Family.  They just finalized the plans for a Funeral / Celebration of life ceremony for Saturday Dec. 16th at 11am at the First Church in Sterling MA.  The entire Hastings community is invited to this.  Mr. Beauvais' obituary can be found here.

The parents also would like any donations to be sent to World Central Kitchen (more information can be found at

I have created a google form for anyone who would like to share thoughts for Mr. Beauvais at the ceremony on Dec 16th. I will be representing the Hastings Community on Dec 16th.  I will be sharing statements at the ceremony to let Evan’s family know how much he was loved at Hastings. If anyone would like me to share a message on their behalf please submit your message on the google form.  

I have included a few questions you may want to use to formulate your thoughts, you can find them on the form.  You do not need to answer all of them, they are just there as a guide.  I will share all these thoughts with the family and print out all the responses.  


Chris Wai


School Events - 2024

The PTO is busy getting ready for a enriching and joyful 2024.  We will shortly be looking for additional pairs of hands to help with school events. Here are the big events that are to come:

January - Read-A-Thon

February - Science Fair

March - Talent Show

April - Arts Night

Look out for more information to come shortly.  In the mean time talk with your friends and plan to volunteer together!

Casual Chat with LPS Superintendent Dr Hackett

What: Casual conversation with Superintendent Dr Julie Hackett

When:Friday, December 8th, 2023, 9am - 10am

Where: Maria Hastings Elementary School

Please join us for casual conversation with Dr Hackett, Superintendent of Lexington Public Schools.  Dr Hackett will be visiting Maria Hastings Elementary this Friday.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, if you are able.  Any and all comments and questions are welcome.

Join the Hastings Facebook Group

If you are on Facebook please stop in and join the Maria Hastings PTO private Facebook group.  It's great for reminders and the sharing of Hastings and general Lexington information.

Connect with us and help us build our community!

An extra treat awaits you in our Facebook group, a beautiful Thank You video, thanking all our wonderful educators, staff and administrators at Hastings.

What Did I Miss?
Teacher Appreciations

The PTO continues to show appreciation to our staff and teachers. Thank you for your PTO donations that allow us to make this happen.

During Parent - Teacher Conference half days the PTO provided snacks and treats, including baked goods and coffee for our teachers.

School Committee Meetings

(left to right) Larry Freeman; Kathleen Lenihan; Sara Cuthbertson, Chair; Dr. Julie Hackett, Superintendent; Deepika Sawhney, Vice-Chair; Eileen Jay

The Lexington School Committee establishes educational goals and policies for the schools in the district, consistent with the requirements of law and statewide goals and standards.

The School Committee generally holds public meetings every two weeks on Tuesdays during the school year at the Central Office, 146 Maple Street.

Upcoming meeting information can be found here.

Lexington Community Messages


School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Meeting

ABCL Black History Portrait Banners

Learn about Girl Scouts

Click here for a complete list of community messages Announcements Link

Click here for a list of observed dates LPS Observances

Looking Ahead
Friday, December 8
Chat with Dr Hackett 9am
Monday, December 25
School Closed - Winter Break
Tuesday, December 26
School Closed - Winter Break
Wednesday, December 27
School Closed - Winter Break
Thursday, December 28
School Closed - Winter Break
Friday, December 29
School Closed - Winter Break
Saturday, December 30
School Closed - Winter Break
Sunday, December 31
School Closed - Winter Break
Monday, January 1
School Closed - Winter Break
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