From the Principal

From Mrs. Bryce and Ms. Candy, our spelling team coaches - Our Spelling Bee Team is celebrating the only perfect speller, Vivian Ansley.  She received the Stanley Harvey Perfect Speller Award.

Our team came in third place and we are so very proud of their persistence, striving for accuracy and for taking this responsible risk!  Congratulations!

Reminder that we have an early release day next Wednesday, October 18th.  Pick ups will be in the front of the building at 12:15pm.  Bussers will be released to load the busses at 12:20pm.  They will then proceed to LUMS/LUHS, which are being released at 12:35pm.  Lunch will be served before dismissal.

Also, there is NO SCHOOL Thursday, October 19th and Friday, October 20th. 

Hyde Park Connections

Session 2 Enrollment forms for the HPES After School Program will be going home on Wednesday, October 18th.  Forms are due back by Monday, October 23rd.  The new session starts October 30th and runs through December 21st.  Again, space is limited.
Attention 6th Graders!

Friday, October 27th is the Annual HPES Fall Festival. 6th grade students will be bussed to the Plaza for an afternoon of games, fun, and school spirit. 
Due to the event being hosted at the Oxbow, 6th graders will end their day at the Plaza. 6th grade bussers will load their busses at the Plaza and PICK UPS WILL NEED TO BE PICKED UP AT THE PLAZA!! (The pick up time at the Plaza is 2:45pm in front of the building between Hoagie’s and the Great Outdoors.)

Picture Retake/Makeup Day

Picture Retake/Makeup day is Wednesday, October 25th for K-5 at the Plaza.  They start at 9:00 am and will go until 11:30 am.  You MUST return your original packet if your child is getting a retake.  Any questions, please call Yvonne Heath at 888-2237 or email yheath@hpes.org.

CLiF Kick Off Event
Hyde Park Elementary School/Lanpher Memorial Library
Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) Kick Off Event

Wednesday, October 18th at Lamoille Union HS Auditorium.  8:45-9:30 Grades K-3, 10:00-10:45 Grades 4-6.  Students will be transported via school bus to and from The Plaza.

Basketball Sign Ups

With Soccer season winding down, it is time to start thinking about winter basketball.  Due to our unusual circumstances, we will have a slightly different look this year.
First, we have the Middle School gym all day Sundays!  This means we will have time to run our K-1-2 program this year in addition to our regular 3-6 boys’ and girls’ teams.
Each group will get a two-hour slot to work within regardless of one or two teams per level.  This means we will have approx. the same amount of practice time per week as usual.  
However, we will NOT have a home game schedule.  This will limit our amount of games in some ways, but we will look to pick up additional away games to even things out.  The goal is always around 10 games for 3-6 not including tournaments.
Please contact Shawn Clough via email for more information – sclough@hpes.org.
There will be sheets at each school location for the students to sign up followed by an early November player/parent/coach meeting.  More info on meeting to follow.
From The Nurse
Winter Coat Drive - October pick up

The coat donations have been collected and cleaned by DeNoia’s dry cleaning and the Morrisville Rotary will be getting them ready for anyone in need.  The coats will be available for pick up on Saturday October 21st and 28th from 10am to 2pm and also on Sunday, October 22nd from noon to 3pm.  They will be set up in the Crosby center at Holy Cross Church on Brooklyn St.  in Morrisville.  Watch for more information in the News and Citizen and on WLVB.   

Music News

3rd grade parents please don't forget to order your student a recorder!  You can order them online from Amazon; just search for Angel 101 Soprano Recorder, Key of C, Black.  They are less than 5 dollars.  We need to start practicing on them for our Winter Concert! 

Save these two very important dates: 
5th/6th grade Band:  Festival of Lights Parade will be on Saturday, December 2nd @ 4pm; Marching from PA to Oxbow field.
K-3 Winter Concert will be Thursday, December 14th @ 6pm at LUHS Auditorium.

Save For Success

Reminder that Save for Success banking day is on Thursday mornings!  Dig out those pouches or come to see us to open a new SFS account!  We will start at 7:45am for the Early Arrivals and then the Bussers/Regular arrivals can come at 8:10 when the doors open.  We will end the program at 8:20am.  The program will be on Thursdays throughout the school year.

Pictured above is our 3rd place Spelling Bee team.  Front l to r, Mara Bowers and Kaia Benoit.  Back l to r, Coach Ms. Candy, Garrett Yarrow, Vivian Ansley, Shannon Walsh, Ruby Perham, and Coach Mrs. Bryce.

Upcoming Events

CLiF Kick Off Event – LUHS Auditorium

     Wednesday, October 18th

Early Dismissal – 12:15pm release

     Wednesday, October 18th


     October 19-20

Festival of Lights Parade – 5/6 Band

     Saturday, December 2nd – 4:00pm Morrisville

K-3 Winter Concert – LUHS Auditorium

     Thursday, December 14th – 6:00pm