November 30, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We hope this finds you well and having enjoyed a fun and restful break last week!
We are pleased to share the following information with you:
November Rotary Recipients: Congratulations to Colby Ting and Walter Ruthman, recipients of this month’s HMS/Rotary Recognition award! This recognition is based on growth mindset and the effort/grit/perseverance demonstrated by HMS students. Please visit HMS NEWS for the full story!
Lockdown Drill: In keeping with best practices that promote the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff, we are planning a lockdown drill for Friday, December 14, at 8:20 AM. This is the fifth year that our district will participate in this type of drill and the first of two drills scheduled for this year. Our staff will discuss the lockdown protocol during advisory groups and in classes/homerooms for several days before the drill. Students will be well versed in the instructions to stay "dark, low, and quiet.” Members of the Yarmouth Police Department will join us to critique our process and provide feedback. We wanted to share this information with you so you can check in with your child(ren) about the upcoming drill if it feels useful to do so.
Teen Vaping: What You Need To Know: We share this article with you, from the Child Mind Institute, as a continuing FYI regarding our children’s health and well being.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
-Trimester Ends - November 30 - The Parent Portal will be in flux while teachers finalize trimester reports.
-Picture Retakes - December 4, from 8:10 AM to 10:30 AM
-Jazz Concert - December 6, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, in the HMS Cafe
-HMS 5th and 6th Grade Band Concert - December 10, 6:30 PM, at Yarmouth High School - Yarmouth Performing Arts Center
-HMS 5th and 6th Grade Chorus Concert - December 10, 7:30 PM, at theYarmouth High School - YPAC
-7th and 8th Grade Band/Chorus Concert - December 12, 6:30 PM, at Yarmouth High School - YPAC
We are looking forward to seeing you at some of our exciting upcoming events!
Thanks very much-
Joan Adler and Tom McDowell
HMS Administrative Team