The Regular Board Meeting scheduled for October 6 but canceled has been rescheduled at 6:00 pm on Monday, October 20.

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 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

Teacher In-Service

It is that time of year again.  There will be no school on October 16th and 17th to support teacher in-service.  Teachers will be working with all of the teachers of the Lamoille North Supervisory Union to learn and plan together to support the needs of all students in Lamoille North.  While the teachers are “in school” please enjoy these special autumn days with your children.  ALSO, Reminder that next Wednesday, October 15th HPES will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.  Pick-ups will be in the gym at 11:30 and buses will be leaving by 11:35.  LUHS/MS has a full day so the buses will be going from school directly to their destinations.  Please plan accordingly!

Sports For Life

Please look for the Sports For Life registration packet in your student's “Friday” Folder on Wednesday, October 15th.


Box Tops

Reminder: Box Tops Competition ends Friday, October 24th.  Get those Box Tops in!


6th Grade Birthday Calendars

Attention all families:  Our 6th grade class is raising money for their end-of-the year class trip!  We welcome your support by purchasing the HPES Birthday calendar.  Order forms are due Monday, October 13th (no later).  Thanks for your support!

School Absences

We would like to remind parents that it is YOUR responsibility to CALL the school if your child will not be attending that day.  We are spending a lot of time in the mornings trying to track down missing kids.  This is a SAFETY issue and each child needs to be accounted for EVERY day.  Remember, all you need to do is call 888-2237, hit 1# and leave a quick message. 

After School Program

ATTENTION AFTER SCHOOLERS:  Our program will be closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday October 13th, 14th and 15th (Oct. 15th is an early dismissal day).

Meet the new triple EEE Coordinator

Janet Murray:  Hello Hyde Park community!  I am excited to be working with Essential Early Education (EEE) children and families alongside Diane Minton.   Although I am new to Hyde Park Elementary School, I have been working in Lamoille North Schools for 20 years teaching preschool and EEE. I am also the EEE Coordinator for LNSU so I still have the opportunity to work with children, families, and colleagues in our district schools.

My first month at HPES has been a great learning experience!  I have had the opportunity to work with dedicated and caring professionals who truly care about the education and well-being of our children.  I have also found the children to be very polite and respectful.  Hyde Park Elementary School is an exciting and vibrant learning community.

I live in Jeffersonville with my husband Nelson.  We both enjoy the outdoors and get outside every chance we can get!  I enjoy swimming, sailing, tennis and winter sports.  I also love photography, reading, and writing.


From the Nurse

This week was Fire Prevention Week.  This is a great time to discuss fire safety as a family.  As a school we are lucky to have our local Fire Department come in to help us learn about fire safety.  We also do fire drills to help the students get comfortable with quickly and quietly exiting the building.

At home your children can help you with fire safety in the home:

  • What are your home escape plans and 2 ways out of your house?
  • What are your cooking and kitchen safety rules?
  • Do you practice fire drills?
  • Where are your smoke detectors and when do you change the batteries?
  • Where are the fire extinguishers?
  • What are the rules for safe use of candles & staying safe during the holidays?

The 3rd grade classes will be making posters for the annual Fire Safety Calendar published by the state.  These posters will be entered in a contest for the annual calendar.  This is also a great way to discuss Fire Safety and how we can help prevent and respond to fires. 

Robin O’Neill Wright RN


Picture Update

You should have received your child’s pictures this week.  If your child needs a retake or was absent, retakes are on Monday, October 27th from 10-1:30 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.

Save for Success

You should have received your child’s pictures this week.  If your child needs a retake or was absent, retakes are on Monday, October 27th from 10-1:30 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.


Music News

Mrs. Clayton wears many hats. One hat she wears is as a singer/ performer. Students today saw her wearing the hats of  (performing as) Fiona and Meg in a music assembly this afternoon, with several friends who are also singer/ performers.

Even if you missed the assembly, it's not too late to watch a live performance! Let her (performing as Fiona) and her music friends take you to a faraway land with the musical "Brigadoon." Please visit for a description of the plot. There is some subject material that might be difficult for our youngest audience members to embrace.

Show dates: October 16-18, 7pm, October 18, 2pm. Please check out the website for more details. Tickets are on sale now online, and at the door. Families get a ticket discount!

If you come to the performance, please see Mrs. Clayton at the end of the show! She will introduce you to members of the cast!


Halloween Family Dance

Mark your calendars!  Our 6th Grade class will be hosting a school wide Halloween dance from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the HPES gym on Friday, October 24th.  Cost is $3 per person or $10 for a family of 4.  Pre K–3rd grade need to have a parent or guardian with them at all times.  4th–6th graders will need to be signed in and out.  There will be a costume contest for grades Pre K–3, 4–6 and even Parents!  So pull out your costumes and dancing shoes and come join us for a fun filled night of dancing to support our 6th graders class trip!

Indoor Tag Sale

Tag Sale season is not over yet!  Join us Saturday, October 18th for an indoor Tag Sale and Bake Sale from 8:00am-4:00pm.  Stop by and see what treasures you can find!  Thanks for supporting our 6th graders fundraising for their class trip.

Holiday Wreath Sale

It’s never too early to think about Christmas!  To celebrate the holidays, our 6th grade class is selling Wreaths, Kissing balls, Garland, Swags, Paper White and Amaryllis bulbs to raise money for their end of the year trip.  If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these items please seek out a 6th grader; they will be happy to help you.  Money is due by November 1st and they will be delivered the week of Thanksgiving.

What's Happening In Class?
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