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At-A-Glance 12-14-18
Joan Adler
Friday, December 14, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 Our faculty had the unique opportunity to learn from our Student Civil Rights Team last week, as we continue our focus on the positive impact of student voice/empowerment. We are grateful to these team members, and their advisors, Ms. Mike and Ms. Agell, for this opportunity.  

Civil Rights Team members joined the December faculty meeting to share the courageous and inspiring presentation they created about the mission of the CRT and the culture of our school. It was a privilege to hear our students' voices and thoughts on this topic. We value their commitment to the mission and we are looking forward to partnering with them on next steps.

 We thank these students for their honesty and their dedication to creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone in our school and community! Stay tuned for an upcoming HMS NEWS post about this event.

 News from the Yarmouth Education Foundation:

YEF Clipper Honors program: If you are looking for a holiday gift for a Yarmouth School Department employee, please consider Clipper Honors. If you make a $25 donation or more to YEF in honor of an employee, they will receive a special YEF certificate of appreciation, a personalized note from your family, and cookies from Cookies Direct of Yarmouth. The ordering deadline is Thursday, December 13. YEF volunteers will deliver gifts on Monday, December 17. These can be given to teachers, administrators, support staff, nutrition workers, bus drivers, and more. You can order online at the YEF website: www.yarmoutheducationfoundation.org - thank you!

Holiday Shopping Event to Benefit YEF-December 17th from 4-8 pm-15% off of every purchase to be donated to YEF!-Holiday music and refreshments Town Pride Gear & Gifts, 40 Forest Falls Drive, Suite 3 Office 3, Yarmouth, located just past the post office on the left.

 Updates from our PTO:

-Hannaford Gift Cards - Next load is Wednesday, December 19, noon.

-Close Buy Merchandise Distribution - Merchandise is in! Please pick up at the Rowe School library, December 11-12, 3:30-6:00 pm. If you can’t pick up at these times, please contact us.

-“Maine Girls” Save the Date - Join us Jan 15, 6pm at Yarmouth public library to see “Maine Girls.” This 30-min documentary follows immigrant and US-born teenage girls as they face the unfamiliar and bridge divides. A Q&A session follows led by 4 local leaders working in related fields. If you’re bringing children, we recommend middle school age and up, but please view the trailer to decide what’s best for your child. https://mainegirlsfilm.com

Thank you for supporting this exciting  list of enrichments! Please feel free to contact us at info@yarmouthpto.org or christinehayashida@hotmail.com for any reason.

 DATES TO REMEMBER:

 -PTO Meeting-December 20, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, in the YES library

 -December 24 to January 1- Winter Break-NO SCHOOL

 -Boys Basketball Athletic Night-January 2 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM in the HMS Gym

 Wishing you and your family everything that brings you peace and joy at this special time of year. Thank you for sharing your children with us!

Best Wishes-

 Joan Adler and Tom McDowell

HMS Administrative Team