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!
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 Heartfundraiser.
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: www.heart.org/jump
or hand in the donation folder with checks
made out to the American Heart
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.
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.
Here are some HMS students trying out their custom golf courses.
We have been practicing our grip, swing, and how to keep score. Students have had the opportunity to build their own obstacles and try them out with partners. There have also been great discussions on what the word "PAR" means. It is so important to introduce lifetime activities at a young age.
Thursday March 12th is the date for this year's Celebration of the Arts. It will be held at the high school and if you would like to see HMS students performing, stop by the auditorium at 5:30. Come support the arts in the Hopkinton School District! We hope to see you there.
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,
two 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.
The walking school bus will not be running through the winter months. It will start up again this Spring most likely after April break. I would like to thank all of the parents who have made time during their Tuesday mornings to drop off their son or daughter. Teaching young kids that exercise should be built into their day is such an important lesson. I hope that you all can join me again when the weather gets warmer.