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November 1, 2019 At-A-Glance
Joan Adler
Friday, November 01, 2019

November 1, 2019

 Dear Parents and Guardians-

Our students’ recent adventures in learning included opportunities to welcome and celebrate everyone in our school and community, express gratitude, and explore different ways to soar!  

Our Civil Rights Team celebrated our first Day of Welcome! We thank these students, and advisors Mrs. Mike and Mrs. Agell:



Our Student Leadership Team thanked our bus drivers for all they do for us every day! We send appreciation right back to this team, and their advisor, Mr. Gross:

Members of our science club designed and created their own rockets:

In Other News:

Project Holiday

Project Holiday is a program coordinated by Yarmouth Cares about Neighbors (YCAN). The goal of this program is to enhance the holiday spirit of giving in the Yarmouth community by connecting anonymous donors with Yarmouth families who confidentially request assistance. Food baskets are also available on this form. Please see the attachment for more information.

Middle school students: A user’s guide : )

Thanks to Mr. Hagerty for sharing this interesting article, 5 Truths About Middle Schoolers. 


Hannaford Gift Card - Next load is Nov. 20, 12 pm. Forms can be accessed here. To reload an existing card, just write the card’s last 6 digits on your check’s memo line; no need to send in the form or your card. 

HMS Artist’s Night – Introducing HMS’s own craft night Dec 6, 6-8 pm in the HMS Cafeteria! These crafts are a step up in line with students’ older age and skill level, and will be assisted by local artists including Alison Bramhall, Page O’Rourke, and Barbara Parker. Crafts include pottery, paper and canvas landscapes, felted animals, cosmic canvases, rope work, paper portraits, jewelry, and notecards. Students can create these to give as holiday gifts or keep for themselves. You can buy tickets at the door for $5/artist station. 

Make-It Take-It Craft Fair – This much-loved tradition is Sunday, November 17, 11am-2pm in the YES gym. We’ll have several craft stations for children to create a holiday gift for someone or keep for themselves. Lunch and baked goods are available for purchase. This event is popular with K-4 students, but children younger and older are welcome! (Not a drop-off event.) **Are you a parent, grandparent or high schooler who could assist kiddos at the craft tables?** We would love your help! No need to be crafty – we prep the crafts and provide directions! Craft Help Signup (includes high school community service hours). 

Digital Box Tops – Box Tops is going digital! Just download the free app below and scan your store receipt within two weeks of purchase. Traditional Box Tops will be honored until they expire. For the rest of 2019, you can earn double through traditional clipping and scanning your receipt. Google PlayLink: Apple App Store Link: 

PTO Meeting – Nov 21, Thursday at 7 pm in the YES library. Please join us if you’re able! Questions/Comments? – Please contact Christy Hayashida & Jessica Raimy at



7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts - November 4 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM in the HMS Gym 

Sports Information Night for 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball - After Tryouts on November 4 at 6:00 PM in the HMS Gym 

Junie B. Jones -  November 2 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 7:00 to 8:00 PM in the HMS Cafe - tickets available at the door! 

Music Booster Meeting - November 4 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the HMS Band Room

Literary Gala - November 7 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the HMS Library

November 11 - Veteran's Day - No School 

Photo Retake Day - November 22 from 8:10 AM to 10:50 AM at HMS

Thanks very much-

Joan Adler and Tom McDowell

HMS Administrative Team

Project Holiday Form 2019