[HMS News] 6-9-06
bcarozza at hopkintonschools.org
Sat Jun 10 13:51:00 EDT 2006
Parent Flash 6-9-06
NOTE: A NEW FULL GRAPHICS VERSION OF THE PARENT FLASH IN PDF FORM IS
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There will be NO charging lunch after Friday, June 9th. If children
forget their lunch or lunch money, they will be given a peanut butter
and jelly sandwich, fruit and milk.
Monday, June 19th will be the last day of school. School will be
dismissed at 12:00 PM. The buses will start their routes at that time.
SPRING IN THE ART ROOM
The kindergarteners began spring with the construction of a large
paper ‘windsock’ using warm and cool colors. Particularly
appropriate for this spring were the oil pastel rainy day pictures
with sprayed-on rain. We allowed watercolor to do its own thing as
we applied wet watercolor on wet paper, and then created cut paper
flower pictures with the colorful results. In keeping with the
flower theme, the children loved making
small ceramic flowers and painting them with acrylic paints. The
children also enjoyed blowing paint around the paper with a small
straw…less control than a paintbrush.
After the first graders drew dinosaurs and created habitats for them
they got to be silly and have fun creating a creature/character or
two from two wiggle eyes glued to their paper. Some of them were
still thinking dinosaurs. We took a look at the artist Claude Monet
and painted our own gardens after watching the video Linnea in
Monet’s Garden. The children enjoyed experimenting with blowing
paint around the paper. They decided the results looked like
fireworks. While listening to whale’s song on the CD player, the
students drew their own whales. We recycled the cool color tissue
paper left over from a January project and created colorful oceans
for the whales.
The second graders finished up their Henri Matisse style cut outs
and created hanging
foam mobiles based on the sculpture of Alexander Calder. We looked
at the flowers of Georgia O’Keefe as the children drew their own very
large flower. It’s hard to draw something so naturally small, large
enough to touch the sides of the paper. The children were very
excited to paint the scenery for their play. They created ceramic
relief tiles and a simple ‘stick’ puppet with movable parts.
This has been a very exciting year for our 3rd graders as they worked
with Artist – in –Residence Emile Birch to create a large sculptural
sign for the school. We began this project in October and the work
is finally coming to an end. The children finished helping Emile
complete the wooden molds and some parent volunteers and I translated
the children’s drawings into small Styrofoam relief sculptures which
Emile and I glued into the molds. The students got to watch the
cement truck pour the cement into their molds. Emile has removed the
wooden forms from 2 of the molds and the children will scrape out the
Styrofoam to reveal the recessed images in the concrete (if it ever
stops raining). Then the rest of the sculpture will be lifted
into place and some finish grinding and color staining will complete
the project. We’ve also managed to fit in some oil pastel dragons
and ceramic pinch pots with crystalline gla
FLIP FLOPS AND CLOGS
Are great for summer BUT they aren’t great for gym class. Please be
sure your child brings sneakers on gym class days. Thank you!
THOUGHTS FROM THE JOURNEY
· While school time is winding down, work on our new HMS sign is
continuing thanks to the hard work of Artist in Residence Emile Birch
and Maple Street Music Teacher Mike Alberici. The dedication of the
sign will happen before the end of the year. A special thanks to Dave
Kratz and David Damour for volunteering their time to help.
· For those of you who came to the Second Grade musical
Character Matters, were you impressed with the quality of the
singing? I certainly was. Kudos to Edna Marie Griffin, our music
teacher, the second grade teachers, the kids and their parents.
· Tonight, we will celebrate the Hopkinton High School
graduation at the Fairgrounds. The festivities begin at 6 PM.
· Congratulations to Kim Najem, our new Elementary Schools Art
Teacher. She will be filling the shoes of veteran pro Jane List who
is retiring. Kim is a recent graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s
University in MD and her family hails from New Hampshire.
· The parking lot during drop-off in the morning can be a scary
place. I believe the system works if drivers adhere to the basic rules.
Here are some reminders:
* Follow the pavement markings by traveling counter-clockwise
around the lot and dropping students off by the front curb.
* Please do not stop your car for more than a minute if there
are cars waiting behind you. This only tempts cars behind you to go
around cars which can be very dangerous. Please park if you want to
walk your son or daughter down the hill.
* Also, once you have dropped off your son or daughter, continue
driving around the lot and do not cross in the middle of the lot. You
truly risk hitting pedestrians. I’ve seen close calls first hand.
· Next year Kindergarten parents: don’t forget the Kindergarten
Visit to HMS next Tuesday the 13th. Need more info? Call us at 746-3473.
· Kindergarten Fun Day is Thursday the 15th and all kids come in
· Next year 3rd grade parents: our 3rd grade move up day to
Maple Street School is next Wed. the 14th.
· Next Friday the 16th is a very busy day. We have Field Day,
our School Picnic (lunch outside, weather permitting), “Move-Up
“Day” and the Preschool Concert. Whew.
The last day of school is Monday the 19th—an early release day with
students dismissed at Noon.
Have a great weekend,
Bill Carozza, Principal
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
The New Hampshire Antiquarian Society will celebrate the arrival of
the warm weather season with a Lawn Party on Saturday, June 17 from
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Long Memorial Building. This event will
feature a croquet tournament, antique cars, walking tour of historic
Hopkinton Village, cold drink stand and the opening of the Society‚s
exhibit, “Summer Pastimes.” The exhibit runs through September 2nd
and focuses on the leisure activities of a century ago with objects,
photographs and memorabilia from the NHAS collection and with items
on loan from area residents. Admission to both the Lawn Party and
the exhibit is free and open to the public.
Hours are Thursday-Friday from 9:00 ˆ 4:00 and Saturday from 9:00
ˆ1:00. From more information, please contact us at 603-746-3825 or
nhas at tds.net or visit our website: <http://
HOPKINTON YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATION (HYSA)
FALL SOCCER REGISTRATION
Tuesday, June 13 at Maple Street School - 5:30 to 7:30 PM
$35 per child for Kindergarten through 2nd grade
$45 for 3rd grade through 8th grade
Maximum per family = $100
$25 late fee after 6/17/06
Uniforms provided by HYSA.
Kindergarten through 2nd grade is coed and teams play other
Hopkinton teams only. Third through 8th grade boys and girls play
separately and are part of the Merrimack Valley Soccer League (MVSL)
which includes the towns of Henniker, Hillsborough, Weare,
Bradford, Warner, Sunapee, New London, Bow and Concord (Rundlett
For more information about HYSA Soccer, contact Mark Colgan at
746-2795 or markcolgan at comcast.net
The Performing Arts faculty members at The Derryfield School in
Manchester has new summer theater camp—two two-week sessions for
children ages eight to thirteen. Now accepting registration.
Elizabeth B. DeBold
Theater Camp Publicist and Derryfield Alumna (’05)
The Derryfield School
05debold at derryfield.org
Yoga for Young People
Yoga w/ music, games, stories
Wednesdays 10:30-11:15 AM
Ages 6-9 Warner Town Hall
4 week session $35
June 28, July 5, 12, 19
15 yrs. Teaching yoga to all ages
For more information: 456-3098
minton at mcttelecom.com
'TWEEN SCHOOL'N HOME
CHILD CARE PROGRAM
at Harold Martin School
Week of June 12 thru June 16th
Monday: Insect Hunt
Tuesday: Dad Books
Wednesday: Flag Day: Wear red, white, and blue
Thursday: Father's Day Blueberry Muffins
Friday: My Favorite Things Day
Bill Carozza | Principal
Harold Martin School
271 Main St.
Hopkinton, NH 03229
p. 603 .746 .3473
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