From the Principal

National Custodian Appreciation Day

October 2nd was National Custodian Day.  Here is Mr. Daron Squires, long time custodian extraordinaire, receiving a Boston Bruins jersey – his favorite team.

Library News

Notes from the Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair was an amazing success--surpassing previous years in sales.  Not only are we building reading excitement and home libraries, but we are also supporting our 6th Grade class trip.  Many thanks to the many parent and student volunteers who helped set up, decorate, serve ice cream, cashier and pack up.  It takes a village!  The next Book Fair is scheduled for February.

Spelling Bee News
On Tuesday October 9th, our Hawks competed in the District Spelling Bee.  Our spelling team is Vivian Ansley, Kaia Benoit, Hannah Bolio, Kaitlyn Westbrook, Carlie Leaker, and Alyssa Small.  Our team held a strong second place for the bee until the last round, when another team passed us by one word.  Hats off to our spellers for all of their persistence and extra studying!  Your coaches and our school are so proud of your efforts.  [Coaches: Dianne Desroches, Candy Lettieri, Robin Bryce, Dennis Naughton and Charlee Hedley].  If your 4th or 5th grader is interested in the Spelling Bee for next year then stay tuned in January, as we are planning to start practicing to get ahead for next fall!  

Art News

Dear Families & Students,

Want an update on what's happening in the HPES Art Space?  Check out our NEW Instagram page!  Follow our Amazing HPES Artists at @hpesart.  Feel free to hashtag HPES art events or student art with #hpesart.  

Instagram Link:

Link: https://www.instagram.com/hpesart/?hl=en

Thanks for your support in the arts,

Ms. Iannuzzi

Annual Candy Drop

Hyde Park’s annual Halloween Candy Drop has begun!  Every year hundreds of children descend on the village of Hyde Park and its wonderful residents dispense thousands of pieces of candy to our children.  Many of us who don’t live in the village never have any Halloween visitors and miss out on the chance to share in the fun, but we can still contribute to the celebration.  By dropping off a bag or two of candy at the school or the Lanpher Library, we can share the burden of cost on these village families, and partake in the delight of the ghosts and ghouls wandering our village.  Please have your candy donation into HPES or the Lanpher Library by Wednesday, October 24th.  Thanks in advance for contributing!  (Village families can pick up candy supplements at the Lanpher Library on Friday, October 26th.) 

Sports For Life

Please check in this week's Friday Folder for information about the 2019 Sports for Life program.  Spaces for each activity fill up fast so hand your registration and payments in ASAP. **The deadline for signup is October 22nd.**

Johnson Recreation

Archery Basics is appropriate for youth ages 10-15 who are new to the sport.  Participants will learn about the history of archery, archery/range safety, eye dominance, the elements of proper form (how to be successful with the bow and arrow), instinctive shooting skills, and archery games!

The Archery League is appropriate for all youth who have completed the Archery Basics course with us.  In this series, we will continue to prioritize safety and proper form.  We will experiment with various shooting techniques, do some roving and enjoy our new woods walk course.

Both levels include 8 sessions, meeting twice each week for four weeks.  All equipment is provided.  Fee is $80 for Johnson residents and $90 for non-Johnson residents.  Here are the dates and times:

Archery Basics:  Wednesdays October 24 and 31, November 7 and 14, from 4:00-6:30pm 

Saturdays October 27, November 3, 10 and 17 from 1:00-3:30pm

Archery League:  Thursdays October 25, November 1, 8, and 15 from 4:00-6:30pm 

Saturdays October 27, November 3, 10, and 17 from 9:30am-Noon

Registration deadline is October 17, 2018.  Register at the Johnson Town Offices.  Email Denise at deaheartwood@aol.com or phone 716-655-7622 with questions.

Craft and Vendor Show

The Lamoille Union Middle School is hosting their 5th annual Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, November 10th from 10am to 3pm at LUMS in the middle and high school gyms.  We are expecting 60+ vendors, there will be a concession stand, a bake sale and a tea cup auction.  Save the date and start your holiday shopping at LUMS!  This is a fundraiser for the 8th grade trip to NYC at the end of the school year.  Check out the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/320948595304569.

6th Grade Fundraiser

6th grade students at HPES are creating local advertisement calendars to raise money for their end of the year class trip.  If you are interested in advertising your business in the calendar, please contact Frieda Mayo at 793-1609.  We appreciate your support!

Rotary Coat Drive

Morrisville Rotary has collected a good number of good used winter coats with Lamoille Laundry Center for our Annual Rotary Winter Coat Drive! This is our 17th Year of supporting our neighbors who need a winter coat.  Children, youth and adults can pick up their ‘new’ winter coat at the Crosby Center on Friday, October 19th from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Saturday, October 20th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday, October 21st from Noon to 3:00 pm.  Coats are at 35 Wabun Avenue behind the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morrisville!  Morrisville Rotary gives a tremendous Thank You to Denoia’s for helping us out for sixteen years!  Call Marcia Marble at 888-3418 or email marblerealty@comcast.net with any questions.

The HPES Spelling Bee Team!

NO SCHOOL – Prof. Development

     October 18-19

Picture Retake/Make-up Day

     Wednesday, November 7th

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