From The Principal

HPES Building Project

The new and renovated HPES building is well under way.  Last week, all HPES staff was invited to take a tour of the construction site and hear the updates on the progress.  I have to say it was amazing to see the work that has been done in such a short amount of time, and on Monday the steel for the addition arrived and is now going up.  It is worth your time to drive by and check out all of the progress.

The budget continues to be on track.  Please note, there is a “Renovation Blog” with pictures and updates on the building.  This site includes a narrative of the work done as well as a budget update.

Visit the blog site for all of the details: https://hypeparkschoolreno.blogspot.com/

Plaza and GMTCC Campus

Thank you for supporting our team of faculty and staff as we have gotten the school year up and running with only minor glitches.  The News and Citizen article last week told the story of life at the Plaza Campus very well; check out the article on the N&C online or in last week’s paper.  The GMTCC campus is settling in and the teachers are energetically planning great activities and programs for the 6th grade students.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at dreilly@hpes.org or 888-2237 ext. 1064.

After School Program 

Please check your email for the forms. All forms must be in by Monday in order for your child to attend. If the forms are not turned in, your child cannot attend.
Meadow Farm Fundraiser

Reminder that the order forms and money are due on Monday, September 18th.  If you have any questions, please email Yvonne Heath at yheath@hpes.org.

Meet our new Librarian!

Hi!  My name is Robin Bryce, and I’m happy to join HPES as your Library Teacher and Media Specialist.  I’m a lifelong learner who loves to read and is enthusiastic about motivating students to become “wild readers”.  I’ve worked in this district for the past 16 years in the Waterville & Cambridge School Libraries, with 9 years at Montgomery Elementary.  I’ve juggled two or three schools at once, so I’m used to wearing all of the hats in this role.  I earned my master’s degree in Curriculum, Instruction & Library Science and have strengths in information literacy, technology and The Habits of Mind.  I’m a flexible thinker who is connected, resourceful and able to fill book requests with a single bound.  I’m grateful for the efforts of The Lanpher Memorial Library as they partner with us to support our students’ reading needs with their CLIF grant.  This grant will provide on site book selection, literacy events and free books.

I’m excited to coach the Spelling Bee team this fall, presenting at the Red Clover Award Conference on The Habits of Mind, and will lead our top readers to the district Dorothy Canfield Fisher Battle of the Books in the spring.  My husband and I have raised our two grown children in Cambridge, where we live with our three cats.  A few of my favorite authors are JK Rowling, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Carl Hiaasen, Leo Lionni, Jon Scieszka and Melissa Sweet.  I am enjoying your children and getting to know them as readers.  I look forward to getting to know our families at HPES, so please introduce yourself!

From the Nurse

Winter Coat Drive drop off this month

If you have good condition winter coats or snow pants that you won’t be using, the Annual Winter Coat Drive is ready this month to accept donations.  This coat drive is sponsored by the Morrisville Rotary and DeNoia’s Drycleaning.  All sizes are accepted.  To donate, drop coats off at DeNoia’s Dry Cleaning in downtown Morrisville or Stowe.  DeNoia’s will accept donations from September 11th to the 30th.  They will be cleaning all donations to get them ready for the October pick up days, dates and times to follow.

Hyde Park Home Day

Don't forget to come to Hyde Park Home Day this Saturday, September 16th starting at 12:00 with a parade on Main Street, and continuing thereafter until 3:00 at booths and stations throughout town. Food, businesses, fun and games are all there. See the insert in the folder for special activities.

The steel is being erected at the HPES village campus.