[HMS News] 6-2-06
bcarozza at hopkintonschools.org
Fri Jun 2 16:14:30 EDT 2006
HMS NEWS * 6-2-06
PARENTS OF THIRD GRADERS:
"Bridges", the event for parents to visit Maple Street School, is
coming up next Tuesday morning, June 6, beginning at 8:30 AM. Look
for the full flyer in today's hard copy of the Parent Flash.
Congrats to the new slate of PTA Officers, elected last night at our
FUN FAIR THANKS
The PTA would like to thank all of the businesses,
teachers, principals, staff, parents and students for
their generous donations to Fun Fair. It was a very
successful day and we would like to thank everyone who
helped make it such a great event. We can't name
everyone who helped out - there were so many of you -
but we would like to thank the following individuals
who went above and beyond the call of duty:
Vickie Baronas, Fun Fair Co-chair
Lauren Vallari, Donations Coordinator
Heather Mitchell, Plant Coordinator
Cindy Glass, Volunteer Co-coordinator
Katie Winslow, Volunteer Co-Coordinator
Mary Ann McNicholas, Food Co-coordinator
Colleen Symonds, Food Co-coordinator
Hopkinton High School National Honor Society Students
Hopkinton Girls J.V. and Varsity Lacrosse Teams
Skate Murdough, Set-up and Clean-up
Eileen & Mike Reinacher and Alex & Trish Underwood,
who helped coordinate the bouncy house and obstacle
course set-up, take down and delivery.
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES FOR THEIR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT:
BEECH HILL FARMBELLA BLASER’S FIRESIDE TAVERN
BREAD AND CHOCOLATE
THE CALICO HEN
THE CHANDLER SHOP
CHUCK ROSE LOGGING
COBBLESTONE DESIGN COMPANY
CONTOOCOOK NEEDLEWORK GALLERY
COUNTRY VILLAGE CAFE
CONTOOCOOK COVERED BRIDGE RESTAURANT
THE CRANBERRY BARN
CURVES OF HOPKINTON
DANIEL’S RESTAURANT & PUB
DIMITRI’S PIZZA & RESTAURANT
FRENCH FARM GREENHOUSES
GOLDEN PINEAPPLE GIFT SHOP
HOPKINTON BOOSTER CLUB
JULIEANNE’S FLORAL SHOPPE
MAIN STREET BOOKENDS
MARKLIN CANDLE DESIGN
MARY KAY, CAROL CLEARY, CONSULTANT
MEGAN’S PANTRY - BRENDA LEWIS,
NEW HAMPSHIRE ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY
PM6 WOODWORKING – PETER BENSON
RED STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT
RUSTY’S GENERAL STORE
DICK AND JAYNE SCHOCH
VILLARI SELF DEFENSE CENTER
COFFEE WITH CAROZZA
Don’t forget the last Coffee with Carozza Friday, June 9, 8 AM in
the Music Room (note the location change.)
Sign-up for “Treasure Reading” at the Library this Summer
Children in kindergarten through Grade 5 will be encouraged
to discover the treasure of a good story this summer during the
Hopkinton Town Library’s six-week program entitled Treasure Reading.
The program begins on June 21 and ends with an ice cream party on
July 27. Children of all ages (and young adults, too) are
encouraged to read and record the titles and number of books they
read at our Book Sharing Table in the Mildred Reid Reading Nook of
the library. A treasure chest of “little surprises” awaits those
who share their books with us!
In addition to the reading segment of the program, a number of
exciting presentations have been scheduled. Mary Doan of Nature
Project will have live turtles with her on June 27 and will share
“Stories of the Earth” through music, movement, and visual arts.
Martha Dana will return with her hand-made puppets on June 29 for
another zany, enthralling routine. Partners in Rhyme on July 6 will
present “A Pirate’s Life for Me,” and on July 11, Steve Blunt will
return with his guitar ready to sing his own songs, including Hang on
On July 13, Carolyn Parrott, Director of Songweavers, will lead
us in another lively performance that encourages participation, and
Rob Mattes, Hopkinton’s Recreation Director, will be back by popular
demand to lead all the “mateys” on an out-of-doors hunt for treasure
on July 18.
On July 20, Almodarr’s Grand Illusion will present A Voyage
with Capt. Cutlass. Joell Gaskill, will be here on July 25 to conduct
a craft workshop—get your painting smocks on!
At the final meeting on July 27, Betsy Spencer will return to
help children create a treasure together with their parents and
caregivers—an “ice cream story” with a twist! Then all can enjoy the
Make-Your-Own Sundae Buffet and the “Treasure Reading” award ceremony.
Sign-up for the summer reading program will be held at the library
from June 9th through 16th. In addition, the Book Sharing with Nancy
Raymond will start June 21. Book Sharing times will be Tuesdays
10:00 to 1:00, Wednesdays 10:00 to 1:00 & 3:00 to 8:00, Thursdays
10:00 to 1:00 and 3:00 to 8:00, Fridays 10:00 to 1:00, and Saturdays
10:00 to 1:00.
Call the Library at 746-3663 for more information
'TWEEN SCHOOL'N HOME
CHILD CARE PROGRAM
at Harold Martin School
Week of June 5 thru June 9th
Monday: Soccer Game
Tuesday: National YoYo Day
Wednesday: Pitching Power Revisited
Thursday: Snap Crackle and Pop Mellow Magic
Friday: Happy Birthday Donald Duck! What Makes You Quack??
A special thank you to Officer "Bubba" Arsenault for his wonderful
bicycle safety presentation to the children
on May 30th! We all learned a lot!
We are currently accepting registrations for the 2006-2007 school
year and hope to see
many of your children there. For information contact Linda Ottery at
529-2186 or email at
tsnh at comcast.net.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Are you making summer plans for your children? In addition to the
wonderful vacations and summer camps that families partake in, I
would suggest summer reading as a great goal for all.
Richard Allington, President of the International Reading Association
and professor of education at the University of Tennessee lists three
keys to summer reading: access, choice and collaboration.
Be sure that there are enough solid reading materials in the home,
such as magazines, books, newspapers, notices, and other print
material. It should be easy enough to read so that it is enjoyable. A
trick you can use to judge readability is to ask your child to read a
page aloud. Every time he stumbles or skips a word, have him curl up
a finger. If all the fingers on one hand are curled up by the end of
the page, the piece is probably too hard for this summer. If the
child wants to read it though, turn this into a shared reading. Read
aloud together, in chorus, or take turns by pages, saying any words
the child skips or pauses on.
This is a very important area. Children need to have a bevy of
choices of literature to read. And, it's fine to read a book again!
Reading is usually more fun together. A great idea is to read the
same book that your child is reading so that you can share it
together. Of course, it's always wonderful to join the summer reading
program at our own Hopkinton library.
I have a stack of professional books that I can't wait to delve into
this summer. Reading truly soothes the soul and challenges the mind.
Bill Carozza | Principal
Harold Martin School
271 Main St.
Hopkinton, NH 03229
p. 603 .746 .3473
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