• Weekly Update from Mrs. Sawyer!

    Posted by Kondel Geoff on 1/14/2020

    Hello HVES Families!


    We are at the home stretch for the much needed February break.  We have a busy week coming up and I'm sure it will go by quickly!  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.


    The school wide character trait for February is caring.  Please speak with your child about different ways they can demonstrate being caring at school.  


    Flu Season is upon us!  Please be sure that your child is fever-free for 24 hours before they return to school to ensure that they are healthy!


    Please consider setting up the voicemail feature on your phone.  Often times if a call is missed, we are not sure how to direct your call when you call back.  Staff will leave a message if they are able to and that will help us to be sure you can speak to whomever called you.  


    A Note from our PTG:


    Join us for our Musical Bingo Fundraiser at Mingo’s in North Adams  on February 22, 2020. 

    It will be a night of fun  80’s & 90’s music. 

    Doors open at 5:30pm, game starts at 6pm. 

    Great prizes!

    50 inch flat screen, Apple Watch up for grabs, and much more! Raffle table, 50/50! 

    Tickets available for purchase: 

    1. online at https://hvesptg.square.site/product/musical-bingo/20?cs=true
    2.  by calling/text  413-652-5677
    3.  contacting Via email at ptg@acrsd.net 
    4.  messaging us on Our Facebook page Hoosac Valley Elementary School PTG

    We look forward to seeing you there, tickets are not guaranteed at the door, please purchase in advance!


    Also, please return your Valentine’s-grams by Monday, February 3rd.  Here is the link to order:





    • 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 degrees 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:


    • February 10th ~ The 100th Day of School!
    • 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 17-21~ Winter Break.
    • February 22nd ~ PTG Musical Bingo Fundraiser at Mingo’s in North Adams.  See the PTG Facebook page for details!
    • February 25 ~ PTG Meeting at 5:00
    • March 18th ~ Kindergarten Registration
    • March 18th ~ No School for full day teacher workshop.
    • March 31 & April 2 ~ Grade 3 ELA MCAS Tests
    • May 5 & 7 ~ Grade 3 Math MCAS Tests


    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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