Welcome Students and Families to the Hyde Park Elementary School Year!
We look forward to partnering with you to make this our best year yet!
Please visit the Next 100 link to learn about the community's efforts to renovate our facility.
“Oh the weather outside is
frightful…” and yes, we still go outside for recess. I appreciate the effort families expend to
make sure their students are bundled up and ready for some winter exercise and
play. Just in case, if a child has lost
a mitten or hat we can accommodate them. We do not have many extra snow pants or boots.
We do not have indoor coverage in the
school for students who do not have the extra gear; we will keep them safe and
they will not be able to play in the snow if they risk getting wet. Thank you for all of your help in keeping our
students dressed for the season.
HPES Music Website
HPES Music Website is up! Mrs. Clayton is presently working on the
music website. Currently, it has
information regarding the holiday concert for grades PK-2, but will soon have
information about present music class projects, enrichment opportunities,
community music programs, and the list will grow!
Please keep checking back, as the
site will be continuously refreshed and updated on the music happenings at
HPES! See you there!
How to find it: Go to www.hpes.org, select "staff
directory." Find Mrs. Clayton's
name, and click- you are there!
VPR Grant for HPES!
This fall, Hyde Park fifth
graders sought out a small grant offered by the Vermont Rural Partnership (VRP)
to fund an outdoor science project. VRP
offers grant opportunities to rural schools in Vermont for projects that
empower students, enact place-based learning, and build community partnerships.
The VRP student leaders
designed a spring investigation of the waterways on our school grounds,
starting with an investigation of the "orange goop" we have
discovered in our streams and ending with a message to the community about how
to support a healthy water system. The
Hyde Park grant proposal, "Following the Trail of the Orange Goop,"
was awarded full funding this week. In
fact, the proposal received top ratings from the grant review team. The review team loved the "orange
goop" investigation idea, as well as the partnership with North Branch
Nature Center and the Lamoille County Conservation District.
The funding will be used
to purchase waders, game cameras and waterproof iPad bags. The data we collect will be used to inform a
storm water infrastructure project led by the Lamoille County Conservation
District, to be completed in the summer of 2015.
Congratulations Hyde Park
youth leaders, making a difference!
From the Nurse
What is Vermont 2-1-1? This is a United Way of VT and Agency of
Human Services program that provides information and referral to agencies
throughout Vermont. It is accredited by
the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems. They have information about 730 agencies,
more than 2200 programs and 6800 services available to Vermonters and it can be
accessed by dialing 2-1-1 or through their website. Some of the categories included are: basic needs, legal services, disability
services, parenting, individual and family services, and many more.
2-1-1 is a local call from
anywhere in Vermont, is confidential and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week. All of the agencies in this system
have been reviewed to meet the 211 program criteria before being included.
2-1-1 can also be accessed if you
would like to know where to donate extra goods you don’t need, to confirm
rumors that you have heard regarding something in the state, or to give your
children a resource in non-emergency situations.
If you need help finding services
and don’t know where to go, try 2-1-1.
To learn more about them, call or visit their web site, www.vermont211.org.
After School Program
The ASP WILL be open on November 24th and 25th. December Closings: Thursday, December 4th; Wednesday, December 17th (This is an edit from last week! Last week’s date for the concert was incorrect.) - Holiday Concert; Monday, December 22nd and Tuesday, December 23rd.
The holidays are coming! And the Early Ed students have something to
sing about it! Please save Wednesday,
December 17th at 6pm on your calendars! Grades
K-2, featuring PreK, will share songs from several holidays that are
celebrated in what is affectionately known as “the holiday season.” There are so many special traditions- let us
share some of our favorites with you!
6th Grade Trip Meeting
6th Grade trip meeting has been re-scheduled to Thursday, December 4th at
6:30 pm in the HPES Library.
Annual Lighting Ceremony
The Annual Lighting Ceremony will
be on Friday, December 5th at 7pm in St. Teresa’s parish hall. Kick off the holiday season by lighting the
lights in the village. Join the lighting
ceremony at the parish hall. Children’s
stories with Frosty the Snowman and holiday crafts at Lanpher Library. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate – even bring
some to share! Frosty begins reading to
the children in the Lanpher Library at 7pm. Children
can make seasonal crafts 15-20 minutes beforehand. After Frosty reads to
the children and seasonal songs are sung, parents and children are invited to
take the Polar Bus from the library to St. Teresa's Parish Hall at
round 7:30pm for cookies and hot
chocolate. Fifteen minutes or so later the Polar Bus takes
parents and children back to the library where people can then head home.
This is always very exciting for the young children!
To purchase a light in honor of,
in memory of, or in celebration of a loved one fill out an order form available
at HP Town Clerk’s, Lanpher Library, at HPES or around town.