What's happening with the building discussion?

Follow the "School Board" link to see Town Meeting results or, for full election and voting results, visit http://hydeparkvt.com/warnings.html.

Follow this link to see the picture highlights of the current year:  Town Meeting Presentation
It's Time to sign up for SES after school Tutoring. The application is on "Important Parent Information" page and it was sent home with the News flash this week. All students K-6 who receive free or reduced lunch are eligible.



Hyde Park Young Runners

Interested in running and playing with others?  Use this link to sign up -http://www.runvermont.org/youth/ready-set-run/.  Check it out; it gets you a starter’s package. 

Join Lamoille Union High School teacher and coach, Whitney Kaulbach; other local running legends will also volunteer to meet with anyone who shows up.  Meeting Place will be at Lamoille Union on Tuesdays at 3:00.  Or with parent permission, students can ride the bus to Lamoille after school where Ms. Kaulbach will meet them.

Learn about running, fitness, healthy food, and the great trails of Lamoille County.  Learn about and train for upcoming local events.  

Meeting:  once a week, once a month - whenever you can!  Keep track of fitness done at home too.

Questions? kaulbachw@gmail.com  or 595-3839


PIE for PI Day

The Third Annual Parents In Education (PIE) Breakfast was a huge success again this year.  An amazing assortment of pies were served at this "all you can eat" fundraising breakfast.  You had to show up early this year (9:26 AM) to get a bite of the variety of perfect pies; more than 120 people were served in the first hour.  For the first time, PIE actually ran out of pie.  I am already planning on going next year and I will be sure to be there early and bring pie to share.

PIE (Parents in Education) is a dedicated parent group that is an important asset to the HPES community. Please contact them if you are willing to help out in any way.  Please contact them at parents@hpes.org for more information.

Budget Vote Recount:  Final Count....

175 YES     174 No

Your Vote Counts!!!!

We have a budget for the 2015-2016 School Year!!!!!


Baby Goats Visit 2nd Grade

A sure sign of spring is newborn livestock. Mrs. Pratt's 2 week old baby goats visited the classroom this week to the delight of the students and staff.

Prize Bingo!

Please join us Sunday, March 22nd at the Hyde Park VFW for PRIZE BINGO!!!  Doors open at 12:00pm, refreshments and lunch items will be available for sale.  BINGO will be 1:00pm - 4:00pm.  Lots of PRIZES!  Thank you for supporting our 6th graders for their end of year trip to Old Orchard Beach, Maine.  Only 2 fundraisers left!!

From the Nurse

March is National Nutrition Month.  This is a great time to focus on what we eat and maybe how we can improve it.  There are many resources on-line to help us gather information.  Choosemyplate.gov is the website developed and maintained by the United States Department of Agriculture.  This is the same site that a few years ago was called mypyramid.gov.  The change from the pyramid to the plate came in 2011 with an emphasis on making healthier food choices.  The plate is divided so that half your plate is fruits and vegetables and the other half is grains and protein.  The dairy is represented by the glass in the corner.  I know that I have days where I need to remind myself to fill that fruit and vegetable side of the plate.  They have printable information sheets including 10 tips on many subjects.  Here is a summary of 10 tips to add more vegetables to your day.

1-    Discover fast ways to cook fresh and frozen vegetables.

2-    Be ahead of the game, cut up a batch of vegetables and pre-package them.

3-    Choose vegetables rich in color.

4-    Check the freezer aisle.

5-    Stock up on veggies.

6-    Make your garden salad glow with color.

7-    Sip on some vegetable soup.

8-    While you’re out, ask for an extra side of vegetables or salad.

9-    Savor the flavor of seasonal vegetables.

10- Try something new.

Think Spring

Free Puppet Show, Crafts and Plantings

The Hyde Park Community Circle invites you to come out to its annual "Think Spring" event this Saturday, March 21st from 11AM to 1:30PM in the HPES gym.  See the No Strings Marionette Company's production of "Nick of Time".  Join astronaut Nick Eastman and his robot companion Glitch as they take an adventure through space and time!  After the puppet show will be crafts, seedling plantings and light refreshments.  It's a great way to visit with friends and neighbors after the long cold winter.

Library News

What’s happening in library class these days???  Kindergarteners are starting their new unit, exploring folk tales, fairy tales and tall tales.  First through fourth graders are getting to the end of the Red Clover unit, as we read book #10: Eat Like a Bear by April Pulley Sayre.  Red Clover voting will be happening in a couple of weeks!  The grade 5/6 students in Mrs. Tatro’s and Mrs. Oliveras’ classes are having fun using library reference materials as they compete in the Amazing Library Race.  Thank you for sharing your awesome children.  It is a joy to watch their new learning.

The Book Fair is coming – mark your calendars for March 31st to April 3rd.  We still need a few folks to volunteer as cashiers, especially on Tuesday morning (3/31).  Please contact me if you can spare an hour to help us out.  The Ice Cream Social will be Thursday night, April 2nd, in the hall by the library.  The book fair will open at 5:30 pm and ice cream will be served beginning at 6:00 pm. If you can help out at the Book Fair… we could really use you.  So please call me, Mrs. Cormier at 888-2237, ext. 1028.  Thank you!

Save the Date

Pre-K -2 Science Fair – Earth and Beyond – will be on Thursday, April 16th from 6-7 p.m. in the HPES gym.  More details next week!

What's Happening In Class?
Visit your student's class pages by finding your teacher on the Staff Directory page and clicking on the teacher's name. Also visit our specials pages, Library, Art, Physical Education, Music, Guidance and Health