Welcome to Hastings!

Save the Date – Hastings Arts Night, April 4

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Hastings Gymnasium
Please join us for the 5th annual Hastings Arts Night sponsored by the Hastings PTA and Ms. Bettencourt! This is a free community event in which you can come view some of the amazing artwork your children have been creating in class with Ms. Bettencourt this year. There will be artwork from each child on display, arts and crafts activities, a special collaborative project for all to participate in, and more. Further details to follow, but please mark your calendars!

5th Grade Class Photograph

Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 8:45am to 9:15am
Location: Hastings Gymnasium

This year’s grade 5 class photos will be taken 8:45am to 9:15am on Apr 6. Order forms will be sent through the school a few weeks prior for package selection and payment.

Please Sign up to Volunteer at the Book Fair!

Date: April 3 – April 7
Time: see below
Location: Hastings School Library & Lobby

The Book Fair will be open at the following times:

Monday 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:15 am to 4:00 pm & 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (during Arts Night)
Wednesday 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
Friday 8:15 am to 9:15 am

Please sign up here for a one-hour shift to help children with browsing and purchasing books during the Book Fair. Thank you in advance for your willingness to volunteer. The Book Fair is a major source of funding for the Hasting’s library and we cannot run the Book Fair without volunteers!!

Save the Date – 2017 Talent Show, May 5

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Hastings Gymnasium

We’re happy to announce that the 2017 Talent Show is coming on May 5, 2017. Every year, we have about 90 to 100 students performing on the stage, with a variety of acts for the audience’s enjoyment. We’re starting to prepare now for the show, in order to guarantee a successful night of performances. A flyer with Talent Show information and registration will go home next week with students (one handout per family). This year, we’ve also added online registration as well. Please visit the PTA website for detailed information and link for signing up.

PTA Open Positions

Open positions – next year: Co-President, Co-VP-Fundraising, Secretary
Open positions – this year: Nominating Committee

The PTA and our events have been running really smoothly this year – and now it’s time to get next year’s volunteers on board. The roles we need to fill are:

Co-President: Work with current Co-President Nicola Rinaldi and Principal Lipsitz along with all Board members to coordinate the schedule for next year. Ensure that event planning is occurring in a timely manner (with the fantastic volunteers we have, this is usually the case!). Share best practices with other PTA/O presidents at a monthly meeting. Plan monthly PTA meeting content.

Co-VP-Fundraising: Work together to lay out fundraising activities for the year. Work with event leaders as needed, and help with publicity. With the adult social having just taken place and many fundraising opportunities ongoing from year to year, additional fundraising requirements will be minimal.

Secretary: Take notes at PTA Board and Executive Committee meetings, forward to web team to post on hastingspta.org. This is a great position for someone who wants to contribute but doesn’t have a lot of time.

Nominating Committee: Help with recruiting to fill the above roles, officially nominate candidates at the May PTA meeting.

Red Sox Night Coordinator: Publicity for Red Sox Night (Thursday May 25), ticket distribution. The event has already been set up, but our coordinator had to step down due to health issues.

Weekly Bulletin Web Formatting: The weekly bulletin is group-edited in google docs, but the final version is sent out by the PTA web tool, My School Anywhere. We are looking for someone comfortable with web tools and html to help with the formatting, which happens between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday around noon.

If you are willing to help the PTA and our kids by taking on one of these roles, please contact Amee, VP Planning/Board Development.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE AND OTHER UPDATES

If you’d like to stay updated on school building projects and other community updates (sports teams, club registration as well as community posts), please join the Hastings Families Google Group.

School Committee Meetings

Date: Monday, March 20, Wednesday March 22*
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Cary Memorial Building, Estabrook Hall
*Begin School Committee Meetings every Monday/Wednesday until town meeting ends, Cary Memorial Building, Estabrook Hall.