Welcome to Hastings!

Lost and Found LAST DAYS

Date: Through Thursday April 13
Time: Whenever the school is open
Location: Table in the lobby

Missing something? The Lost and Found is set up on several tables in the school lobby.  It will be there until Thursday, April 13, at which time we will donate whatever remains.  Please stop by when you come for your parent/teacher conference (or ask your child) and check for any missing items.

5th Grade Conference Babysitting

Date: Last day tomorrow
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Hastings Gymnasium
Conference babysitting will be available in the Hastings Gym on all four parent-teacher conference dates. Fifth grade students will do the babysitting under the supervision of fifth grade parents.  There is no advance sign up needed, and siblings are welcome. Cost is $5.00 per child per ½ hour or $10.00 per child per hour, with a family cap of $15.00. All proceeds will help fund the 5th grade activities. Please email with any questions.
Fifth grade students: click here for to sign up for babysitting shifts.
Fifth grade parents: click here for fifth grade parent sign-up.

PTA General Meeting

Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Location TBD

Please join us for some socializing, some PTA business, and an update on the 2017-2018 school year from Principal Lipsitz. Location will be finalized shortly and an email sent out.

2017-2018 PTA…

We are very excited to welcome Kate Criniti to our leadership team for next year as nominee for Co-President, and Mahesh Kulkarni as our nominee for VP of Technology!! Thank you both for volunteering!!

 We do still have a few open roles, *please* consider volunteering! We’d especially love to have more Dads taking on PTA leadership roles, hint hint…

 Open positions – next year: Co-VP-Fundraising, Secretary

Open positions – this year: Weekly bulletin web formatting

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.

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. Thank you!!!

2017 Talent Show Preview & Rehearsal Dates, and the Talent Show!!

Date: April 27, Preview, May 4, Dress Rehearsal, and May 5 The Show Goes ON!
Time: Preview, 11:45-2:45 (Boston Students 11:45 – 12:15)
          Dress Rehearsal, Act 1 at 1pm and Act 2 at 2pm

TALENT SHOW 6:30pm   

Location: Hastings Gymnasium

We are just a month away from the exciting annual Hastings Talent Show. It is a wonderful event filled with amazing student performances. Encourage your children to sign up or help them connect with other students to perform a group act. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Talent Show Co Chairs with any questions.  The Talent Show is on Friday, May 5 at 6:30 pm in the Hastings Gymnasium.

PTA Recruiting…

Open positions – next year: Co-VP-Fundraising, Secretary

Open positions – this year: Nominating Committee, Red Sox Night Coordinator, Weekly bulletin web formatting

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. See the flyer sent home for description of the roles for next year and nominating committee. The Red Sox Night Coordinator will be responsible for distributing tickets to families that purchase them; the person doing weekly bulletin web formatting will do exactly that. THANK YOU!!! (And yes, we need YOUR help!)


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: Wednesday April 12
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Selectman’s Meeting Room, 1625 Massachusetts Ave.
*Meetings every Monday and Wednesday for the duration of town meeting