From Principal

Reminder that there is NO SCHOOL next Friday, October 18th for LNSD Prof. Development day.

HPES Hawkvision

The new "HPES Hawkvision" TV is hanging in the lobby!  There will be content displayed relating to HPES, like the menu, calendar, events coming up within the school, etc.  I hope you all enjoy "Hawkvision"; this will help keep the community connected.

Spelling Bee

Our spellers came in 2nd place at the district Spelling Bee Monday night, with Kaitlyn Westbrook taking one of three perfect speller awards!
So proud of the responsible risks, persistence, flexible thinking, striving for accuracy, thinking interdependently, and remaining open to continuous learning our team and coaches used this fall!
We hope to get next year’s team started in the spring!  Any interested 4th & 5th graders please talk to a coach!
~Mrs. Bryce, Mrs. Desroches, Mr. Naughton and Ms. Vinick

Sports For Life

Please find your student’s 2020 SFL packet in the Friday folder!  All students MUST return the completed form by Thursday, October 17th, even if they are not participating.  Full payment MUST accompany the completed form for it to be considered for a spot – spots will NOT be held.  Remember, some sports are limited so return your forms ASAP (especially skating, which will fill up on the first day!).  Questions, contact Devon DePaolo at ddepaolo@hpes.org or 521-5413.
Halloween Candy Domations

Hyde Park Village is a special, popular and fun place for Trick or Treating on Halloween.  Village residents get visits from over 300 Trick or Treaters!  To help out, the Lanpher Memorial Library, Partners in Education (PIE), and HPES are collecting donations of bags of wrapped Halloween candy to be distributed to Hyde Park Village residents for Trick or Treaters on Halloween.  (Also, consider non-food treats for The Teal Pumpkin Project for families managing food allergies.)  Community members can drop off their candy donations at the Lanpher Memorial Library and HPES before Friday, October 25th.  
If you are a Village resident and would like to have a few bags of candy to help supplement what you need to buy, please call the Lanpher Memorial Library at 888-4628 to be put on a list, and then you can pick up your candy on Friday, October 25th in plenty of time for Halloween on Thursday, October 31st.  
Please contact partnersineducation@hpes.org with questions about the Halloween donations.  THANK YOU!
PE News

Our Fitbit work and first Fitness Challenge of the year are off and running well.
Despite some technical difficulties with the fitbits, I am happy with the conversations and awareness around movement during the school day.  Long story short, take advantage of recess time and most important... AFTER SCHOOL MOVEMENT!!  We are close to half of the students in the building having a chance to wear one from around 8am to 2:50pm.  The goal is to get a fitbit watch on every child's wrist this Fall.
Our plank challenge is also very appealing to a number of students this Fall.  I've received some pictures and emails showing/about students getting family involved while they practice:) Just this week we had our first two successfully completed six minute plankers!  Yes, that's six minutes straight without a break and my mean and nasty requirements!!  Way to go HPES movers and plankers!

Please join Partners In Education (PIE) for our monthly meeting on October 24th at 5:30pm at HPES Room 120.  Free childcare with snacks provided in the gym by Lamoille Union students.
Please RSVP to PartnersInEducation@hpes.org if you need free child care so we can make sure we have enough food and supervision for all. 

NO SCHOOL – LNSD Prof. Development
     Friday, October 18th 

Early Release – 11:30 am
     Friday, November 1st 

School Picture Makeup/Retake Day
     Tuesday, November 12th

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