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At-A-Glance 5-4-2018
Joan Adler
Friday, May 04, 2018

May 4, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians-

The exciting events continue at HMS with the recent 7th grade/Red Cross Blood Drive, which included a focus on community service. Seventh grade students also showcased their inspiring Genius Hour projects this week. Our Jazz Band students provided an outstanding evening of music on Wednesday night, which kicked off of the spring concert season. We hope you are able to join us for  upcoming culminating learning experiences/presentations. These include next week’s concerts, 5th grade Great American Night, and our 8th grade Civil Rights Museum. You can access all dates of events on the HMS calendar, which is located in the middle column of our new home page.

Just a quick reminder that all students who stay after school need to be in supervised settings. They can work in a classroom with a teacher, the library, or computer lab. We encourage students to attend supervised activities after school. We do not have supervision on our playgrounds after school hours. Students who have time to go home between the end of the school day and the start of their athletic practice should do so if they do not plan to attend a supervised setting after school.

We are pleased to announce our spring fundraiser, which will begin next week. We’ll send home information about this in a separate communication.

We hope you are able to “Celebrate Our Royal River" on World Fish Migration Day-Saturday, May 12, 10-2pm in Royal River Park

What: Create awareness of the importance of open rivers and migrating fish

Where: Royal River Park

When: Saturday 5/12, 10-2pm

Who:  All ages; family fun & learn about our Royal River watershed and habitat

FREE Activities:

-Fishing (run by FPC Earth Stewardship; poles & bait provided)

-Canoeing (free canoes/paddles/PFD's supplied by YHS and YCS)

-Fish Stocking (assist IF&W in releasing 300 down trout into the Royal River)

-History Talk by Katie Worthing of Yarmouth History Museum

-Environmental “Fair” (RRCT, Maine Rivers, CBEP, TNC, Trout Unlimited, Friends of Casco Bay)

-Habitat-related activities (lead by Merrill Memorial Library)

-Educational walk/talk, led by USM Professor Theo Willis to the Bridge and Elm Street dams/fish ladders

This promises to be a wonderful and exciting family event!

Lost and Found: We have several newer looking winter coats and winter boots. We would like to reunite these items with their owners! Please call or email us with a description of items your child may have misplaced. You can also stop by to check out the Lost and Found tables.


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

-5/6 Spring Concert-May 8 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the YPAC - Band Concert at 6:30 PM, Chorus Concert at 7:30 PM

-7/8 Spring Concert-May 9 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM-YPAC

-School Committee Meeting-May 10 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Log Cabin

-PTO Meeting-May 17 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM-YES Library

We hope that you are able to spend some time outside enjoying favorite activities now that the spring weather has arrived!

Thanks very much-

Joan Adler and Tom McDowell-HMS Administrative Team