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.


From the Principal

Sports for Life has finished!  What a great season we had.  Thanks to Rose Baraw and all of volunteers for helping to make this program happen!  Below are pictures of students who participated in tennis and more of the mountain!


P.I.E. Breakfast

March 14th is National Pi day and we are having some fun with the theme!  π = this is the Ultimate PI Day!  Perfect for our 3rd Annual PIE Breakfast!  It will be in the HPES Gym on Saturday, 3/14/15 from 9:26am-Noon.  All you can eat pie (and coffee) for $5, kids $3.

Since 2013 this has been such a fun event!  We are excited to celebrate our community with the support of the Lanpher Memorial Library and the Second Congregational Church!  The Lanpher Memorial Library will be sponsoring the Storywalk® around the village: "How To Make an Apple Pie and See the World", by Marjorie Priceman.  One of the stop points will be the Second Congregational Church, where you will be able to enter your name in a drawing to win a copy of the Storywalk® book and other fun books for all ages!  Also, sample fruit from around the world, including some that are mentioned in the story walk book!

Valentine's Dance

Don’t forget tonight is the Valentines Dance.  Come out and support the 6th grade class trip and enjoy a “Rocking good time”!  Cost is $3 for an individual and $10 for a family of 4.  Students in grades 4-6 will need to be signed in and out at the door and Students in grades Pre K–3 will need to have a parent or guardian with them.  Come in out of the cold, get out of those boots, put on your dancing shoes and join us for some dancing fun all while supporting your 6th grade!  It will be a Foot-Tapping good time.

Music News

We are quickly approaching the beginning of Viva La Musica VT's camp "E-I-E-I-Oops!"  If you have not sent in your app, you can go to the website to print a new one, and get it in to Mrs. Clayton by Wednesday, February 18th.  We need a few more campers to fill out this great musical farm experience!

From the Nurse

February is National Dental Health Month.  In recognition of this I want to include a dental health tip shared with us by a local Dental Hygienist.  The focus for this health tip is on how important a parent/guardian’s role is in the dental health of a child, as tooth decay remains one of the most common diseases of childhood.

·      Children should see a dentist when the first baby tooth surfaces (between the ages of 6 months and 1 year).  The first visit is critical so parents can learn appropriate steps to assist in maintaining their child’s oral health.

·      Children often need more supervision with their dental hygiene.  A good rule of thumb is if children can completely dress themselves, including tying their shoes without any assistance, then they can brush on their own.  Flossing without supervision shouldn’t be allowed until the age of 10, as flossing is a much more difficult task to master than brushing.

·      Children should be brushing their teeth at least twice a day, ideally before bed and after breakfast and brushing for two minutes each time.

When parents/guardians are more involved with their child’s dental hygiene routine, attitudes and habits are formed at a very young age to maintain a healthy oral care routine that lasts a lifetime. - Sharon Gilman, RDH

The Health office is in need of pants, size 5 to 8 for both boys and girls.  Used clothing is fine.  These clothes are used in case a student is in need of a change during the day and may not have anything in their backpack.  If you are cleaning out and have some you can donate please contact Robin Wright.

Baseball/Softball News

It’s never too early to think about Spring!  Baseball and Softball signups will be this coming Tuesday, February 17th from 5–7pm in the HPES gym.  You must turn 5 before April 1st, 2015 to participate.  First time players will need to bring a copy of their Birth Certificate to leave with us; we will not be able to make copies.  Registration fees are $35 per player and a uniform deposit of $25 is required.  We will also have registration forms at Town Meeting on March 3rd if you are unable to make it.  If you have any questions please email Eliza at or call 371-7638.

Community Ice Fishing

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO?  Bring the family to Lake Eden on Saturday, February 21st.  We will be at the VT State Boat launch end of the lake from 7am to 12ish enjoying the outdoors while ice-fishing. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.  All those 15 years of age or older that intend to fish must have a valid 2015 VT fishing license.  Otherwise, come see what ice fishing is all about.

For more information contact Shawn Clough at

5/6 Girls Basketball

Attention Hyde Park families:  Come support our 5/6 grade girls basketball team on Saturday, 2/14 for the Cambridge Tournament Championship game at 12:00!

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