HPES Board Seeks New Director
Due to a resignation, the Hyde Park Elementary School Board seeks to fill an open board position. The person selected will serve until Town Meeting 2015. Interested Hyde Park residents are urged to submit as soon as possible a letter briefly describing their interests and reasons for wishing to serve. Letters addressed to the board chair may be delivered to the school or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit www.hpes.org or contact any board member for more information. Letters will be reviewed upon receipt, and accepted until an applicant has been selected for appointment.
From the Principal
Another Fine Year at HPES
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
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
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
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 www.vermontfoodhelp.com.
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!
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 www.healthvermont.gov.
Rates of vaccine are:
DTAp/Tdap 93%; Polio 91.6%; MMR 90.3%; Hep B 94.3%; Varicella 86.3%; Fully
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!
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER AND SEE YOU ALL IN THE FALL!