Welcome to Hastings!

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 schoolpictures@hastingspta.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 harvestrun@hastingspta.org 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 bigbackyard@hastingspta.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 bee@lexedfoundation.org or call the LEF office at 781-372-3288.

Volunteer Opportunities

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: