• Weekly Update from Mrs. Sawyer!

    Posted by Kondel Geoff on 1/14/2020

    Hello HVES Families!


    I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend!  It was a wonderful opportunity to spend extra time with family while honoring Dr. King by performing acts of service in our community.  There were several events held that encouraged us all to think of others and help each other.  


    Here are some notes and reminders about upcoming events and dates to add to your calendars.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


    Safety Notes:

    • If you are parked in the back parking lots near where our busses load in the afternoon, please be sure to wait until the busses leave before pulling out of the parking lot.  There is a lot of activity in this area in the afternoon and this will help to ensure the safety of our students as they get on their busses to go home.  



    • If you are going to change the dismissal plans for your child, please try to contact us by 2:00 pm.  We know that there are circumstances that don’t allow for advanced notice, but it gets very hectic at the end of the day and we want to make sure that we have ample time to let the teachers know of any changes.  
    • Snow Day Season is in full swing!  Here is a reminder from the Superintendent about our Snow Day process:

    When calling a snow day, we will always do the following.

    1. Post on website and Facebook pages
    2. Notify local radio stations (WNAW, WBRK)
    3. Post with TV stations (WNYT, WTEN, WBRG)
    4. Draft and send a Messenger phone call to families


    I would advise that families check one of the other sources listed above if weather is questionable.  


    • Students go outside for recess unless the “feels like” temperature is 20 degress or below.   Please be sure your child comes prepared with a coat, boots, snow pants, hat and gloves or mittens. If you do not have access to appropriate winter gear for your child, please let myself or Jen Renzi know.


    Upcoming Events:


    • Grade 3 Little Caesar’s Pizza fundraiser to benefit their trip to Plimoth Plantation.  Orders are due February 10th and pick up for orders will be the week of February 24th. Please email Mrs. Bourdon with any questions! bourdonb@acrsd.net
    • Monday, January 27th ~ School Committee Meeting at 6:30 in the Conference Room at Cheshire Elementary School
    • Wednesday, January 29th ~ Free parent workshop about the IEP process at HVMHS at 6:30 pm
    • PTG Talent Show is February 6th from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Tech rehearsal date is January 23rd at 6:00 pm and the dress rehearsal is January 30th at 6:00 pm.
    • February 7th ~ BTG performance of Pirates Past Noon at 1:30 pm
    • February 10th ~ BTG Plays! program for grade 3 students begins.
    • February 10th ~ School Committee Meeting at 6:30 in the Conference Room at Cheshire Elementary School.
    • February 11th & 12th ~ Reading is Fundamental book giveaway.  Every student in the building will have the opportunity to choose a book to take home!
    • February 13th ~ School Council Meeting at 5:30 in the HVES conference room.
    • February 17-21~ Winter Break.
    • February 22nd ~ PTG Musical Bingo Fundraiser at Mingo’s in North Adams.  See the PTG Facebook page for details!


    For Planning Purposes:


    • February Vacation is the week of February 17th.  Classes resume on February 24th.
    • No School on March 18th for Teacher Professional Development
    • April Vacation is the week of April 20th.  Classes resume on April 27th.


    Thank you and have a great week!



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