Welcome to Hastings!

Adult Social & FUNdraiser – Save The Date, March 17 & Volunteers Wanted!

As we get a jump start on planning this year’s Adult Social & FUNdraiser, we need your help. What a great way to get to know other Hasting families and help your child’s school. Please email Lance Conrad to volunteer for any of the following committees. Don’t worry, we already have a team of wonderful parents helping so you won’t be doing anything on your own, but we would love for you to join us. Also, like us on Facebook to stay up to date on the fun.

We would love for you to help us with:

  • Donations/solicitations/sponsorships
  • Casino dealers
  • Event Night registration/check-in/check-out table
  • Event Night set-up/decorations
  • Event Night clean-up
  • Silent Auction management on event night
  • Live Auction management on event night
  • Raffle management on event night

Science Fair Save The Date & Registration Now Open

Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Hastings School
Design, conduct, and present a cool experiment! Save the date for the annual Hastings Science Fair. The fair is voluntary and non-competitive, and open to all Hastings students in grades K-5. Registration is now open. Find out more and register now.

Star Newsletter

Last call for submissions for the Hastings Star’s first edition of this school year. We are extending the deadline for submissions until January 20, 2017. Feel free to work on your own or with friends.. Do you want to contribute, but are drawing a blank about what to write? Please see our Sign Up Genius at to choose an assignment. Please see our Sign Up Genius to choose an assignment or read more about the Star Newsletter.

Hastings Shop at Wilson’s Farm Day – January 24

Date: Tuesday January 24th
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm* (they close one hour earlier than usual for staff appreciation)
Location: Wilson Farm
This upcoming Tuesday is Hastings Day at Wilson’s Farm and they are generously giving back to the community by donating 20% of sales to Hastings! Anybody can shop to support Hastings, though you must present a paper or electronic flyer. Please be on the lookout for flyers in your kids’ backpacks and via email. As an added perk, the top earning school will get 25% back!

Help Us Say Thank You – Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Gift Cards Requested

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Hastings Gymnasium
How does it work? Lunch will be set up in the gym on Thursday, January 26 for all Hastings faculty/staff. The PTA budget will cover the cost for lunch, desserts, decorations, and paper goods.
How can you help? We are asking for $15 gift cards for coffee, grocery stores, restaurants, and miscellaneous local vendors (e.g., Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Wilson Farms, Wegmans, Market Basket, Subway, Panera, Via Lago, Staples, Marshalls, etc…) Our hope is that each staff member will leave the luncheon with a gift card that has been donated by parents. Any additional gift cards will be raffled off as door prizes during the lunch. Sign up here to donate, then leave your the card(s) with Karen Salvucci in the main office. Thank you for helping us thank the staff! Please contact staffappreciation@hastingspta.org with any questions.

Multicultural Potluck Coming Soon – February 2

Date: Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Hastings School
Come celebrate and learn about the cultural diversity at Hastings! Think of a food that represents your culture that you can bring to share.There will be booths representing various cultures, and this year there will be a special Improv Comedy Show. We need parent volunteers for setup, check-in and clean up. Please sign up to help. If you have any questions, please email the Potluck Team.

Sponsorship Chair Needed For 8th Annual Hastings Harvest Run!

Many of our key organizers are returning again for the 2017 Hastings Harvest Run. One crucial role we need to fill is that of the sponsorship chair. This is a job for anyone who wants to help the Harvest Run be a success but doesn’t have a lot of time.

The sponsorship chair will send out emails to past sponsors and potential sponsors this spring. The emails are already written and just need to be edited for this year. It is a relatively simple job, as most of the past sponsors have been supporting for several years and send a check without more than an email request.

Last year, we raised $6,000 in cash sponsorships which means that all the Harvest Run expenses were covered and the PTA was able to use all the event proceeds to support PTA programs for this school year.

Please contact the returning Harvest Run Chair, Katie Herrick (harvestrun@hastingspta.org), if you are interested in taking on this role. This is a role that could be shared if two friends want to do this together.

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.

**Public Hearing FY18 Budget**
Date: January 21, 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: Battin Hall, Cary Memorial Building

Date: January 31, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Selectman’s Meeting Room, 1625 Massachusetts Ave.