From the Principal


Another Fine Year at HPES

“The vision of HPES is to create a joyful community of lifelong learners who are curious and empowered stewards of the future prepared for an evolving world.

This has been an amazing year at HPES for students and staff.  We have all grown tremendously as we have worked together with our community of learners.  I do not have the room to expound on all of the amazing events, programs, and people who have made this an exceptional school year, but keep tuned to our Facebook page and the website over the summer for updates.

I want to specifically thank all of the families and the Hyde Park community for supporting the students of HPES.  We strive to provide each child with the high quality education they deserve, in an environment that is nurturing and engaging.  As our vision reflects, we are dedicated to offering students opportunities that will encourage them to be lifelong learners.

Again, I thank you for the privilege of being a part of the Hyde Park community and school.  I look forward to returning next fall for an exciting year full of learning adventures.  I will be in the building the rest of June and the last 3 weeks in July.  In August, I will be less available as I will be at conferences and meetings.  Feel free to call, stop by, or be in touch.  Have a wonderful, safe, summer.

Nuts and Bolts

·      6th Grade Celebration June 11th 5:30 Opera House.

·      Waterbury Reservoir Whole School Celebration with Taiko Drummers June 12th.

·      Last day of School June 13th dismissal at 11:30.

·      Placement for next year and teacher letters will be mailed the end of July.

·      Summer Program is full for most weeks, a waiting list is available.



Yearbooks have been ordered and will be in shortly.  This year each student will be getting a book.  Payment for the book is by donation; however if a student wants more than one, there will be a $5 charge per additional book.  Please contact Yvonne Heath at ext. 1039 with any questions.


Lost and Found

The lost and found is nearly full again and with the end of the school year rapidly approaching the amount of time to reclaim any of your child's misplaced belongings is getting shorter.  If your child has lost any items could you or your child look please through the lost and found.  The lost and found will be cleaned out soon after the final day of school.  Thank you.

Music News

Congratulations to all 5th and 6th grade band members!  These students had an amazing performance on Church Street in Burlington as part of the Discover Jazz Festival.  You can check out a clip of their performance on the WPTZ website.  Just type "Hyde Park Elementary Band" into the search area.  Also, a special congratulations to the 6th grade band members.  I am very proud to have been your band teacher for the past two years.  I will miss having you in the music room and I know that you will do great things in the future.  Best wishes.-Mr. I

From the Nurse

With summer approaching, parents are beginning to stock up on foods their children will eat while not in school.  If you’re wondering how you’ll feed your growing kids good food all summer, think about 3SquaresVT, which helps Vermont families on tight budgets put three healthy meals a day on the table.  Many communities also have summer meal programs that serve free food to kids.  To find out more about 3SquaresVT or a summer meal program near you, dial 2-1-1 or visit

Please look in your child’s Friday folder for a Nutrition Nuggets sponsored flier titled “I’ll Try That!”.  Looking to expand your children’s diets so they get all the nutrients they need?  Tap into their sense of adventure and creativity to guide them toward trying new foods.  They may find that eating more foods can be tasty – and fun!

The Vermont Legislature passed a requirement in 2012, that all schools must make immunization rates for the student body available to the public.  Hyde Park Elementary student immunization rates are posted on the HPES web site on the Health page.  Here are a summary of them also.  Comparison to the States rates can be found on the Vermont Department of Health web site at

Rates of vaccine are:  DTAp/Tdap 93%; Polio 91.6%; MMR 90.3%; Hep B 94.3%; Varicella 86.3%; Fully immunized 80.6%.

Robin O. Wright

THANK YOU from P.I.E.   

We would like to thank all teachers, staff, parents, volunteers, students and community members for your participation and support to all P.I.E. (Partners In Education) activities this school year.  We had a great year and made wonderful memories!  Please make sure to "like" our Facebook page for more information about upcoming events, and volunteering opportunities for next year.  Wishing you a great summer vacation!  See you in August!


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