Welcome Students and Families to the 2014-2015 School Year at Hyde Park Elementary School!
We look forward to partnering with you to make this our best year yet!
Please visit the Next 100 link to learn about the community's efforts to renovate our facility.
All Hyde Park residents are urged to get the facts about the Next 100 project, along with answers to their questions. There are just two public information sessions remaining. These will be
held at HPES on October 13 (9:30 am) and October 27 (7
pm). Tours of the school will also be available and will begin thirty
minutes prior to each of the information sessions. Please click the Next 100 link at the top of this page to learn more about the project. For additional information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Board Chair, Raven Walters, at 888-7010. The board urges all Hyde Park residents to get
the facts necessary to make a well-informed decision, and to then come out to vote on November 4.
From the Principal
We would like to remind everyone that if you are changing your child’s
after school pick up arrangements a NOTE IS REQUIRED! Leaving a message on the phone is ONLY FOR
UNAVOIDABLE/EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. We are getting a VERY HIGH volume of messages
being left between 7:45 and 8:30 in the morning for different after school
arrangements. Some of these messages are
even being left for arrangements for the next day! PLEASE take the extra minute in the morning
to write the note so that the teacher can see it and it can be filed at the
front desk. Thank you.
Join us for our annual Ghost Walk down Main Street at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 31st!
CORRECTION: The top of the
November menu says that forms for the Grandparents’ lunch will be going home on
November 8th. That is
INCORRECT. They will be going home on FRIDAY,
OCTOBER 31st and are due back by Thursday, November 6th.
Sports For Life
Please return your Sports for Life registration forms as soon as
possible! Ice Skating is FULL; do not
choose as an option. Skiing/Snowboarding
forms will NOT be accepted after Tuesday,
October 28th - NO Exceptions.
6th Grade Parents
We have a planning meeting on Tuesday, October 28th
at 6:30pm in the HPES Library.
Please join us for the fundraising and planning of their end of the year
class trip to MAINE.
Bond Vote for School Building Project
Tuesday, November 4th – Election Day.
Polls open at Town Clerk’s Office in Hyde Park from
Meet the New Support Staff
Dennis Naughton: Since late
August I've been enamored by the opportunity to assist in the 5th/6th
classroom of Erin Hazard in a classically historic building that exudes
character, charm, and a bit of chicanery, both real and imagined.
For most of
the past decade I've studied to obtain an elementary teaching license while working
as a paraeducator at schools in Orleans, Caledonia, and Lamoille counties. Mirroring careers of my peers, many hats have
sat atop my head, including that of a newspaper reporter/photographer,
innkeeper, Boston tour guide, ski resort hospitality manager, and chauffeur. I’ve
volunteered for civic and business organizations.
My fortune has brought me to the welcoming elementary school and
community of Hyde Park. My vantage as
the afternoon crossing guard offers an intimate view of the village's bustling
main drag. It also permits a newcomer to
witness daily authentic care and concern families have for their
Working also with enrichment teacher Erin Carr in Mrs. Hazard's
classroom has offered additional insight and colleagueship as I deepen my grasp
of the profession. Where else can one
join in the creation of catapults, salsa, and applesauce while weaving in
explorations of Africa, fractions, frog princesses, and writing of all stripes.
My enjoyment outside of education includes winter sports, hiking,
motorcycle touring, swimming, reading various genres, learning chess, and
improving my home and property in Albany. I raised two daughters in Vermont.
I embrace being part of the afterschool program, Educating Children
Outdoors (ECO), or coaxing a student's best effort so they believe in their
potential. I look forward to each day.
From the Nurse
Halloween Safety Tips
Dr Lewis First of
the Fletcher Allen Medical Center had these tips to share to make Halloween a
First’s motto is you need to see and be seen.
Don't wear masks or hats with wide brims that will block your vision;
use hypoallergenic makeup instead.
sure when you are trick-or-treating that you stay on sidewalks and paths. Don't let your costumes drag on the ground or
get near lit pumpkins and only go to houses that are lit.
go into someone's home you don't know and don't forget to say thank you for those
a great dinner the night of Halloween so you're all filled up. You won't start to eat your treats until you
get home and can inspect them.
sure about all that candy? Why not trade
it back to your family in exchange for a special privilege or treat! That way your family can reintroduce the candy
each week over the course of months when you do something special or you get to
go on that special outing with your parents.
If your child needs a retake or was absent, retakes are on Monday, October 27th starting
at 9:00 a.m. in the HPES library. Your
child will need to return the picture booklet if they are getting a
retake. There are extra envelopes for
makeups. Any questions please call Yvonne
Heath at 888-2237 ext. 1039.
P.I.E. and the Lanpher Library are organizing a
Halloween Candy Donation to help folks in the Village who get lots of
trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. The
Village is a fun, safe place for families to go trick-or-treating...last year
the library got close to 300 trick-or-treaters!!
The donation drop off site is at the Lanpher
Library. If they are not open you can
put your donation in their drop box!
If you live in the Village and would like a
donation of candy to distribute on Halloween, please contact the Lanpher
Library and we'll make sure you get some candy!
BASKETBALL REGISTRATION for K-6
HOOPSTERS: Please sign up in the gym and
fill out your child's registration form also located in the gym.
Practices will begin the week of November 17th. If you have any questions contact
Mr. Clough at email@example.com.
Halloween Family Dance
Don’t forget tonight is the Halloween dance so dust off your dancing shoes and
dress up in your most creative costumes for a chance to win a prize.
Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
place for grades pre k–3, grades 4–6 and even for parents. Cost is $3 for
an individual and $10 for a family of 4.
Students in grades 4-6 will need to be signed in and out at the door and
students in grades pre K–3 will need to have a parent or guardian with
them. Please come out for some dancing fun and support your 6th
grade! It will be a Ghoulish good time!
Holiday Wreath Sale
It is never too early to think about Christmas. If you haven’t
seen an order form yet, please contact a 6th grader to preorder a
Wreath, Kissing Ball, Garland and more. Orders will arrive the week of Thanksgiving.
Please support the 6th grade class by ordering today.
6th graders don’t forget your goal is to sell 10 items or
more. All orders are due back by November 1st.