School Picture Day – Friday, September 30
School picture will be taken this Friday – you should have received forms in your child’s folder on Monday. School pictures are taken outdoors, in the event of rain, pictures will be rescheduled. If your child is absent on picture day there will be a retake day scheduled. No combs are provided – if you like, you can send in your own comb and we will help your child look their best. For families in need of financial assistance with ordering pictures, contact Louise Lipsitz with a confidential request. For additional questions, if you did not receive order forms, or if you would like to volunteer to help on picture day, please contact Sharon Caouette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hastings Harvest Run – Sunday October 2
Mark your calendars and register today at http://www.hastingsharvestrun.com to participate in this year’s Hastings Harvest 5K Run/Walk to be held on Sunday, October 2 at 11:10 am. This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY Hastings community event. Walking, jogging, skipping, running and children in strollers are all welcome. Just come out and join us!
The cost is $25 per person (plus $3 online registration fee) and more than $20 goes directly to the Hastings PTA. This is a very fun way to support our school’s PTA! All Hastings students will receive a T-shirt, with each grade receiving a different color shirt. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Build Our Kids Success (BOKS) Fall Session
Date: Monday and Friday, October 21 – December 16
Time: 7:45 am – 8:30 am
Location: Hastings Gymnasium
Build Our Kids Success (BOKS) is a before school program designed to promote the positive impact of physical activity. We hope to spark your child’s mind and body for better learning during the school day. Please register by October 10 (classes will be limited to 20 students). Completed forms can be placed in the BOKS folder in the PTA file folders at the school entry or scanned and e-mailed to the BOKS team. Also, volunteers are needed to make this program a success and a signup link will follow shortly.
Calling All Big Back Yard Volunteers for Fall Walks
Please note the following training dates for grades 1-3:
First Grade: Thursday, 9/29: 8:30 – 9:30 am OR Sunday, 10/2: 3-4 pm
Second Grade: Thursday, 9/29: 9:30 – 10:30 am or Sunday, 10/2: 2-3 pm
Third Grade: Saturday, 10/1: 3:30 – 4:30 pm OR Tuesday, 10/4: 8:30 – 10:00 am
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
***BBY would like to request you to please donate some Lamb’s Ear from your garden to plant in the school’s colonial garden. This is an important component of the 3rd grade walk.
LEF Trivia Bee
Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: LHS Auditorium
The Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) will be holding its annual ‘bee’-loved Trivia Bee on Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 pm in the Lexington High School Auditorium. Three-member teams compete in this friendly battle of wits – do you have the right trivial stuff? Team registration fee is $375 per 3-member team. To register teams, click here. For questions, please email email@example.com or call the LEF office at 781-372-3288.
Getting involved with the PTA or other volunteer opportunities is fun and a great way to get connected to the Hastings community.
The following enrichment programs still need volunteers this year:
- Adult Fundraiser/Social
After a two year hibernation, the Hastings Adult Social/Fundraiser is back! Please save Saturday, April 1, 2017, on your calendars for this “can’t miss” adult night out, including delicious culinary treats, live music, lots of dancing, fun auctions, and much, much more! Interested in helping out? Contact Lance Conrad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Red Sox Night Coordinator
- Safe Routes To School (SRTS) Coordinator
- Multicultural Potluck co-chair
- Library Volunteer
Are you interested in volunteering in the library during your child’s class time or during a different time slot? Volunteer shifts are generally 60 minutes every week, although there is some flexibility in the scheduling. Volunteers are vital to the smooth running of the library. Please contact Anne Boulter at email@example.com with any questions and to sign up.
- Room Parents – room parents are still needed in many classrooms!