From the HPTA: Students Earn National Distinction in PTA Reflections Competition

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Two Hopkinton students, Helen Gao of Hopkinton High School and Zachary Ritterbusch of Hopkins School, earned distinction in the National Finals for the PTA Reflections Competition.

Helen Gao, earned an Award of Excellence in the category of Visual Arts and Zachary Ritterbusch received an Award of Merit in the category of Film Production.

Step-Up to Kindergarten Outing - Postponed Until Thursday

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The HPTA will be hosting a Step-Up-To-Kindergarten Outing at EMC Park & Playground on Thursday, May 12 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Have a Picnic - Learn about HPTA Volunteer Opportunities - Play Outdoors - Meet the Class of 2024!

Do you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall? Join us at EMC Park for this fun HPTA event. Bring a packed lunch! We’ll have some snacks there, too. The kids can play while parents learn more about the HPTA.

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Colonial Craft Day at Elmwood School

On May 4th, Elmwood School held its annual Colonial Crafts Day. It is a tradition that 3rd grade teacher and event coordinator Pat DiCostanza looks forward to each year.

"It has been a third grade activity for about 27 years," said DiCostanza. "I'm been doing it for about 25."

Hopkinton Heroes Announced

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This year the HPTA received 13 essays submitted by students for consideration in the 4th annual Hopkinton Heroes essay contest. We were touched by all of the essays – and by the extraordinary efforts made by our local heroes – and we will be recognizing all of the nominees this year.

Our local heroes include teachers, fire fighters, librarians, bus drivers and even a sibling – they have all made the difference in the life of a child and in the community! The 2011 Hopkinton Heroes and the students who recognized them include:

Mrs. Prior – Elmwood School, nominated by Alyssa Souza

Post Prom Committee Needs Clean Up Help

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The Post Prom Clean Up Crew is looking for volunteers!

It looks like the 2011 Post Prom committee has done a phenomenal job putting together a spectacular evening/morning for the Post Prom Party attendees.

1st Annual Co-Ed Adult Kickball Tournament

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When was the last time you played kickball? Well, now's the chance to relive the glory days of your youth. Bring the kids to cheer you on! On Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Cornell’s Field, the HPTA will host its 1st Annual Co-Ed Kickball Tournament. Games begin at 8:45AM with the final championship game at 5PM. Games are 45 minutes or 5 innings long, single elimination tourney. And don't forget the pizza party at Cornell's at 6PM.

Feedback from Center School Forum Now Available

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Feedback and suggestions given at the April 27, 2011 Joint Public Forum with the Board of Selectmen regarding the Elementary School Building Project are now available on the Hopkinton Public School District Website.

While almost 60 people attended the forum, comments, suggestions and feedback was collected from 20 attendees. Many of the comments echoed sentiments from the Special Town Meeting in March.

"Separate school building project from configuration (districting)."

Hopkinton Students Move to Finals in National PTA Reflections Program

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In Swansea, MA on Sunday, April 10th, students from schools across Massachusetts were honored for placing at the state level of the National Reflections Program competition. Eleven Hopkinton students placed at the state level and received awards for arts excellence and achievement through the National PTA Reflections Program.* Of Hopkinton's 11 state winners (12 entries), 5 students placed first in their categories: Helen Goa, Melanie Cole, Jesse Chambers, Zachary Ritterbusch and Mirabella Paolucci (2 entries).

School Committee's Proposed FY2012 Budget

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From the Hopkinton School Committee:

Please see the attached link for the School Committee's proposed FY12 Budget. We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Town Meeting, which begins Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 PM.

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Elementary School Building Project Community Forum/Listening Session

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On Wednesday, April 27, 2011, the Board of Selectmen and School Committee will host a community forum/listening session related to the Elementary School Building Project. The event will be held at the Senior Center from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. The public is encouraged to attend to give feedback on the challenges and commonalities of the most recent proposal, as well as to weigh in on the process, context and communication regarding next steps in the process. Anyone who is unable to attend the forum is encouraged to e-mail the School Committee with their feedback and constructive suggestions.


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