From the Principal
The students, teachers, and staff
are working diligently to complete all the tasks that need to be done by the
end of the school year. The end of the
year is a balance between regular academics, year- end assessments, field
trips, and celebrations. Students are
working extra hard and playing very hard as well. With the sun shining later at night it is a
challenging balance between school, sports, and just being outside. Even though we may have some days of fun and
play sprinkled throughout May and June, we are still maintaining a rigorous
academic schedule. I appreciate all of
the support you can provide your student to ensure a healthy schedule and
plenty of rest.
May 22nd HPES Mud Run
There are lots of ways for your
child to raise money for LACN, from a lemonade stand to speaking to local
businesses. This is a great opportunity to promote responsibility with
your child and do our community a huge service as well. For more ideas,
see Shawn Clough. I am already hearing about money getting raised and there
is a lot of excitement about the challenge course on the 22nd.
Keep up the good work everyone!!
Last Day of Banking
From the Save for Success program
– May 20th will be our last day of banking. Thanks to all the bankers that
participated. Have a great summer and we
will see you in the fall! Thanks, DeAnne
Healthy Snack Sale
Grades K-3 will be having a
Healthy Snack sale May 18-21. Every item
will be $0.25. Proceeds are going to
LACN (Lamoille Area Cancer Network).
EARLY FALL SOCCER SIGN UP IN THE GYM!
Please take advantage of the reduced price by getting your child signed
up for soccer before Friday, May 29th. Open to all Fall K-6th
graders. See Shawn Clough for more details.
Attention Hyde Park Families: Collect
your unwanted goods as donations for a lawn sale hosted by next year’s 6th
grade class. It will be at the Sunset
Motor Inn on Saturday, June 20th from 8-4. Look for more information to come on when and
where to make donations. Contact Andrea
Scalisi at 498-4282 or Chasity Fagnant at 595-1071 with questions.
From the Nurse
Now that the weather is warming up and the days are longer we look
forward to spending more time outside.
There are a few things we can do to reduce the risk of being bitten by
ticks. There are many types of ticks found
in VT. Lyme disease is seen in Vermont,
and we have seen an increase in the number of cases of Lyme disease over the
last few years.
Lyme disease, one of the more common tickborne diseases in
Vermont, is transmitted from the bite of infected deer ticks. Symptoms of
Lyme disease include an expanding red skin rash, swollen joints and flu-like
symptoms. Call your doctor if you have symptoms of Lyme Disease or believe you
have been infected. Early treatment is
To learn more about ticks, Lyme disease and prevention through the VT
Department of Health website, go to http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/lyme/lyme_disease.aspx.
report a tick, visit the tick tracker at https://apps.health.vermont.gov/gis/vttracking/ticktracker/2015/.
Here are a few simple prevention strategies:
AVOID — Areas that are good tick habitat such as tall grass, or areas
with a lot of brush and leaf litter, and along forest edges.
REPEL — Before you go outside, remember to use insect repellant with up
to 30% DEET and treat clothes with permethrin. When possible, wear long-sleeved shirts and
long pants and tuck your pants into your socks to keep ticks away from your
skin. Inspect yourself regularly when outside
to catch any ticks before they bite.
INSPECT — Do daily tick checks on yourself, children, and pets. Check yourself from head to toe. While nymphs are most commonly found on the
lower legs, they may be anywhere on the body.
— Remove ticks promptly. Showering
within two hours of coming indoors has also been proven effective in preventing
Lyme disease by washing ticks off the skin.
Free backpacks and school
supplies for all students of Lamoille County ages Pre-K to College! August 15th from 11-4 at the
Morrisville VFW. Sponsored by Under the
Wings Respite & Community Youth Outreach backpack program. Call 888-2238 for more info.