[HMS News] 11-4-05
bcarozza at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Nov 4 15:34:18 EST 2005
HMS NEWS NOV. 4, 2005
CLASH OF THE TITANS TONIGHT! 6:30 PM AT THE HOPKINTON HIGH SCHOOL GYM.
Orders from the PTA September fundraiser (gifts, wrapping paper,
chocolates, cookie dough) went home this week. If you do not have
yours or if something is missing or broken, please contact Kathy
Donohoe, 746-3502, teamdonohoe at comcast.net. If you received anything
extra, please return it to the school as soon as possible as it
probably belongs in someone else's order.
Next Wednesday 11/9 is the last day to send in your completed form
made out to "Hopkinton PTA" to order a GIRO ski helmet in time for the
holidays and in time for safe skiing or riding at Pat's Peak and
areas this winter. The prices are better than the same helmets cost at
local ski shops and at the LL Bean Outlet. If you need a new form or
have other questions, please contact Natalie Duval, 746-3920, or
cpspalding at tds.net.
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is meeting parents and
community members and hearing both kudos for the job we’re doing and
constructive criticism that can help us do our job better. Very
often, I can answer questions or direct parents to the appropriate
resource or staff member that can help them. I hope you’ll consider
attending our next Principal’s Coffee this Monday morning, November 7
at 8 AM in the HMS Art Room, sponsored by PTA. Enjoy some coffee and
great conversation with me and fellow parents.
I also hope to see many of you tonight for the first “Clash of the
Titans” a basketball game between the Laidlaw Bus Drivers and
Hopkinton District staff. It will begin at 6:30 PM in the High School
Gym. It will be a great time!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Principal, Harold Martin School
The HMS Author Committee is sponsoring a raffle to help defray the
cost of bringing quality authors to our school. The raffle tickets
are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. This year’s raffled items are related
to the seasons in connection with books written by author and
illustrator Marty Kelley who will visit HMS on Tuesday, Nov. 15th.
The raffle will take place that evening at the community presentation
in the Music Room beginning at 6:30. Additional raffle tickets will
also be sold before the presentation. Thanks for your support!
Events listed under Community News do not necessarily indicate
endorsement from Harold Martin School or the Hopkinton School
District but are provided as a community service.
Historical Hopkinton Candlelight Home Tour
Hopkinton, NH. The New Hampshire Antiquarian Society and the
Hopkinton Woman's Club present a self-guided tour of historic
Hopkinton homes on Saturday,
November 12, 2005 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Featuring six of the most noteworthy homes in the towns of Hopkinton and
Contoocook, the tour begins at the NH Antiquarian Society. Each home
feature the historical facts and folklore of the property, as
docents from the Society, and entertainment, refreshments or decorative
items for sale. Businesses include Bella's and Cricket Cottage of
NH; the Calico Hen of Contoocook, NH; Cobblestone Design of Concord,
artist Charlotte Thibault. Carolyn Parrott, Melissa Jones and Julie
Bassi will provide live musical entertainment. Sponsors include
Promotion, Sandy Heino and Associates, Cowan and Zellers, Real
Town and Country Reprographics.
Tickets can be reserved at the Antiquarian Society at 300 Main Street in
Hopkinton now through the day of the tour. Tickets are $15.00 per
Ticket holders will receive a brochure and map to the homes on the
For more information, please call 603-746-3825. The NH Antiquarian
is open on Thursday and Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and on
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Dear Harold Martin students and families,
On behalf of the Sunday School at First Congregational Church, I
would like to thank you for your generous support in helping us
create Heart-to-Heart Kid Kits for children in need. Thanks to many
donations of simple toys, school and basic health supplies we were
able to assemble 41 kits, with an approximate value of almost $1000.
We began this project as a way to respond to the tragedy of Hurricane
Katrina. But since then the earthquake in South Asia, Hurricanes
Rita and Wilma and the flooding in our own state have made
headlines. So, these completed kits are on their way to the Church
World Service, who will in turn send them to children in need
somewhere in the world. While we may not know where the kits
eventually end up, it is a comfort to realize that with a box full of
simple gifts a child's life will be better.
Director of Christian Education
First Congregational Church of Hopkinton, UCC
What are the environmental concerns?
Computers and electronics are an integral part of our daily lives.
Large quantities of televisions, computers, VCR’s, printers, cell
phones and other electronic equipment are finding their way into
illegal dumps and landfills.
Computers and many electronics contain components that can be
hazardous to the environment. Some of these components include:
v Cathode ray tubes (CRT), the glass picture tubes found in
computer monitors and TV’s, contain lead, while flat screen monitors
contain small quantities of mercury. The amount of lead varies from
four to six pounds per unit.
v Printed circuit boards contain hazardous metals including
chromium, cadmium, lead and mercury.
v Batteries in electronics and computers may contain lead,
mercury, nickel and cadmium.
Recycling and reusing electronic equipment reduces the amount of
hazardous materials that enter the environment. Recycling and reuse
programs help reduce the quantities of electronic scrap being
landfilled or incinerated in our state.
A Great Big Thank You to all volunteers who participated in this
Halloween event! Thank you for all the wonderful donations, and
to the parents who hosted doors...they looked great!
Cub Scout pack 77 of Hopkinton will be participating in the state-
wide Scouting For Food Program on Saturdays, November 12th and 19th.
Please help us stock area food pantries for the holiday season!
Scouts will distribute collection bags on Sat. November 12. Please
place non-perishable food items in the bags and leave them out on Sat
November 19th for collection between 9 and 11 am. You can also bring
donations directly to the I.O.O.F. Hall on Park Ave on the 19th
between the hours of 9 and 11 am. Questions, contact Lynnette Carney
at carneyl at aol.com or 746-6563.
Bill Carozza | Principal
Harold Martin School
271 Main St.
Hopkinton, NH 03229
p. 603 .746 .3473
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