Weekly Update from Mrs. Sawyer!

Posted by Kondel Geoff on 1/14/2020

Hello HVES Families!


I hope everyone had the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine this weekend!  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.


March 18 ~ Due to the number of snow days, there has been a change in the March 18th Professional Development Day.  It is now a half day for students with a noon dismissal.


Little League Grant Opportunity ~ Families that qualify for reduced lunch, SNAP, or WIC can participate in a program that will pay Little League registration funds.  This program is being sponsored by T-Mobile but you don’t have to be a service provider to qualify. In addition, if the family has already paid their Little League registration fee there is a process to be reimbursed.   


Please share with participants and for more information, visit https://www.littleleague.org/call-up-grant-program/


The school wide character trait for March is Trustworthiness.  Please speak with your child about different ways they can demonstrate being trustworthy at school, such as:

  • Be honest
  • Be reliable
  • Do what you say you’ll do
  • Have the courage to do the right thing  


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!


If you have not seen this, please click the link for the most updated information from the Superintendent on the Coronavirus (COVID 19)  Coronavirus Update


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.  



  • 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.  


  • 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.
  • With the Spring-like temperatures comes MUD SEASON!  Please consider sending in extra clothing with your child in the event that they get muddy during recess.  
  • You should have received a text message from School Messenger giving you the option to sign up for text messaging through our system for announcements.  If you did not, please see the link at the very bottom of this email for instructions on how to opt in.


Upcoming Events:


  • Friday, March 13 ~ Report Cards will be sent home, barring any technical difficulties!
  • March 16-20 ~ Pre-K Screening:  No Pre-K sessions will be held during this week to allow for screening. 
  • Monday, March 16 ~ PTG meeting at 5:00 in the Library
  • Wednesday, March 18th ~ Kindergarten Registration 9:00-2:30 at HVES in the Main Office.  
  • Wednesday, March 18th ~ Half Day with a noon dismissal
  • Thursday, March 19 ~ Adams and Cheshire Selectmen Visit  HVES
  • Friday, March 20 ~ Family Musical Bingo hosted by the PTG at 6:00 in the cafeteria
  • March 31 & April 2 ~ Grade 3 ELA MCAS Tests
  • Saturday April 4 ~ PTG Craft Fair at HVMHS
  • Thursday, April 16 ~ Second session of Leadership Lads begins
  • April 30 ~ STEAM Night.  More information to follow.
  • May 5 & 7 ~ Grade 3 Math MCAS Tests
  • May 7 ~ Art Show 5:30-7:00
  • May 13 ~ Half day for students with a noon dismissal
  • May 19 ~ Music Concert for Grades 2 & 3 at 6:00
  • June 2 ~ Music Concert for Grades K & 1 at 6:00


For Planning Purposes:


  • Half day of 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!