Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Take a look at this short but informative New York Times article  on the importance of cultivating happiness in our homes and schools. At first glance you may find it simplistic but there are some great pieces of advice that I think we should all put into practice. Enjoy.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Second Barcode?

Check out this very interesting concept articulated by author Michael Pollan. If you're interested in more videos like this one, head to  and click the "videos" tab at the top. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Save the Date!

Thursday February 18th

The staff at HMS cordially invites you to attend our famous spaghetti dinner! This event is a fundraiser with all proceeds going toward programs that would not normally be supported by the budget. Your contributions and donations have allowed us to purchase a storage shed, swings, trash bins and a sandbox with outdoor toys. We have also cleared trees to expand the playground space, installed two state-of-the-art playground structures, helped pay for the installation of a baseball diamond, planted four maple trees and most recently bought PA equipment for our school assemblies. Your continued support is truly appreciated by both the students and staff. We look forward to making further improvements to this great school. 

All money will be collected on the night of the event

Checks can be made out to the Hopkinton School District

ADULTS $6.00                   CHILDREN $3.00                        FAMILY RATE: $18

5:00 AND 6:00

Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Dietary Guidelines

New federal dietary guidelines announced on Thursday urge Americans to drastically cut back on sugar, and for the first time have singled out teenage boys and men for eating too much meat. To read more, click here.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

"Whole and Healthy"

This video highlights how we need to remind ourselves and loved ones to eat natural food. Too often people forget that food products that are possessed, packaged, boxed, caned, wrapped, and bagged should be eaten sparingly, not as staples in your diet. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What do you think?

When I came across this New York Times article  it solidified my opinion that consumers need be critical thinkers more than ever. Head to the October "Wellness Wrap Up" for a bit more information on this topic.
What do you think? Should the medical profession accept donations from Coke? 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hello HMS Families! 

I would like to welcome everyone to another school year! I am truly excited to teach our students at Harold Martin to become happy, healthy, social, and physically active individuals.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

2015 Walking School Bus!

The Walking School Bus will start up again after vacation on Tuesday May 5th. If you are new to HMS or haven’t heard of this program, it’s a weekly walk to school from the Cracker Barrel Deli. Weather permitting, we meet every Tuesday morning at 7:30 and start walking by 7:40.  It only takes about five minutes so your son or daughter will have plenty of time on the playground before they head into school. You may drop your child off and I will make sure he or she makes it to school safely and on time. Thank you and I hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Jump Rope for Heart

Second and third grade classes have just started a fitness unit in their P.E class. Students will be introduced to various types of activities that include jump ropes, medicine balls, agility ladders, stretch bands, balance disks, etc… During this unit, students will have the option to participate in a Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. This program was designed by the American Heart Association to raise money and awareness for heart disease and stroke. Students may collect donations online through the website: or hand in the donation folder with checks made out to the American Heart Association.

Knowing that every detail may not make its way home, here are some answers to commonly asked questions:

   -   No, it is not mandatory to collect donations.
   -   There is no “event” that your child has to sign up for.
   -   If you choose to collect donations, the money must be brought back by 4/17/15 
    -    Your child does not have to keep track of their jumps to receive donations.

Donation folders will be sent home with your child this week and for those families who choose to collect money, please convert all cash to checks (payable to the American Heart Association). As a thank you for your support, the AHA will provide students with small prizes for raising money. You can read about other details on the form itself. Thank you so much for your consideration and support of this great event.