Don’t forget about our Parents’ Day lunch at HMS coming up on May 30. Information about times was sent home but if you have questions, feel free to email.
It is time to make plans for our graduates’ Project Graduation experience. Never heard of Project Graduation? Well, here’s the scoop….
Since 1985 our community has provided the graduates a fun, memorable and safe way to celebrate. ThroughProject Graduation the entire class is invited to spend graduation night with their classmates at a “secret” location where they can eat, dance, play and bond one last time in a chaperoned, safe, substance-free environment. Round trip school bus transportation is provided for the graduates. The festivities start shortly after commencement ends and continue into the next morning.
Project Graduation is funded through a trust fund established way back in 1985. Each year the committee raises funds through community donations to put on a memorable Project Graduation celebration for our kids.
If you have not made a donation this year, please consider making a contribution. Send your donation to the SAU office
Hopkinton School District
204 Maple Street,
Contoocook, NH 03229
Thank you supporting the Class of 2013!
Committee Co-Chairs: Mary Cowan and Ann O’Keeffe
Treasurer: Kathy Donohoe
Secretary: Diane Olimpio
Volunteers: Ellen Eberhart and Brenda Quinn
Transportation: Amy Metcalf and MJ DeBrusk
Gifts: Nalda Levy and Brenda Quinn
Fundraising: Pete Cowan and Greg Thesing
Site & Entertainment: Brenda Litchfield and Pam GeigerFood/ Decorations: Ann Flood, Kim Masinick, Gail Auger, Shannon Donahue, Christine Marklin, and Sue Allen
Put your child on the scent of some doggone good times at our pet themed Summer Reading Program. They’ll have fun listening to stories, playing games, and creating artistic projects! This program is held indoors and outdoors at the Hopkinton Town Library.
Age 4 and under Fridays from 10-11 AM, beginning July 12
Entering K-2nd Grade Tuesdays from 10-11:30 AM, beginning July 2
Entering Grade 3 and up Thursdays from 10-11:30 AM, beginning July 11
Special Programs will be held on Wednesdays.
Registration begins on June 5 through the Hopkinton Town Library website.
No computer at home? Come to the library and we’ll show you how!
Reading Logs will be available at the library and online.
These programs are made possible with the support of the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library and others in our community.
“Bike Helmet”, for an order form. Delivery will be in May 2013.
Saturday, May 11th, 9 a.m. – noon
at Countryside Community Church, 815 Main St., Contoocook.
$1 per item or $5 per bag.
Drop off donations (children’s clothing, shoes, crib sheets, and maternity clothes) at the church beginning April 29th. Drop off at the side door. NO car seats, baby gear, or toys.
Proceeds to benefit The Open Hands Resource Center, a Concord outreach to the homeless.
PAINTING THE COUNTY BLUE
If you happened to be volunteering last Friday at HMS or anywhere in our district, you saw a sea of “blue” as staff members all wore blue jeans in honor of the Merrimack County Child Advocacy Center’s Paint the County Blue event. In fact, organizations and businesses throughout our county were encouraged to do the same and with it, donate at least one dollar to support the Center and help prevent child abuse.
The statistics are staggering. As I don’t want to put the numbers here in black and white (the Flash is carried home by students) I’ll point you to http://cac-nh.org/ for more details. But needless to say, we have work to do. Fortunately, there are people working hard to stem the tide of child abuse. There is a Child Advocacy Center in each county of our state to provide support for families and hold offenders accountable.
To learn more, you can head to the Merrimack County Child Advocacy Center’s website. It’s one of those silent tragedies that needs greater awareness.
Meteorologist Kevin Skarupa presented his expertise at HMS this week and he talked about it on the air. Check it out by clicking here.
To donate, please send your name and address and a check made out to “Troop 77″ by mail to Evan Schindewolf, 31 Hutchins Hill Road, Hopkinton, NH 03229.