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Just a reminder that this Saturday is Green Up Day. Sign up for a road at the 3 Corners fire station between 8 and 11.  Please dress appropriately while you are out greening up. I have been told that the ticks are particularly bad this season. Cover up!! Looking forward to seeing you all out there on the roads on Saturday. Don't forget our free thank you lunch between 11 & 12 at Damon Hall. 

May 5, 2016 Wildcat News

Happy Thursday HES Community,

You know how the old saying goes...April showers bring May showers...and we have been experiencing that for sure.  Here's hoping the weather takes a turn for the better and we get to enjoy some sunshine again soon.

Next week we begin three weeks of testing as required by federal law.  We kick things off with students in 4th and 8th grade taking the science assessment.  The test will have general questions on a variety of science topics (biology, force and motion, earth and space, etc.) as well as a performance task focused on one random topic.  We are proud of the great work the science students have done this year and we look forward to watching them tackle the test with confidence!  Starting on May 16th all students in grades 3-8 will take the SBAC tests in reading and mathematics.  Pod newsletters have the specific test dates and times listed so you can make sure to send your Wildcat to school well rested, fed, and raring to go!  We have some fun in store for the end of the testing window on May 27th as part of our Memorial Day celebration.  Stay tuned for details...



Jeff Moreno
Hartland Elementary School
97 Martinsville Road
Hartland, Vermont 05048


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School Office Hours on Student Days 7:00 am to 3:45 pm (when the last school bus is cleared).   You may contact 802-359-2370 or 802-291-5686 outside of these hours in case of an emergency.
HES Class of 2025 is gearing up!  This week the kindergarten team hosted an evening orientation for our newest Wildcats.  The group is already 33 students strong and likely to continue growing!  This continues a recent trend of rising enrollment which is bucking the trends seem around the region and state.  Must be some great things going on here at HES!

HES Class of 2016 is winding down...  This week also has many students spending time at local high schools finalizing freshmen schedules, meeting future classmates and advisors, and getting ready for next year.  With ~30 days of school left with our amazing 8th grade class we begin realizing our excitement for summer vacation comes with the steep price of not being able to work with these wonderful students so closely again.  As such, there are many great opportunities to say good-bye and share our appreciation for the outgoing Wildcats.  Check out the schedule for details...and please...regardless of whether you have an 8th grader or not come see how we honor our students as they leave HES after 9 years.

2016-17 School Calendar??  The calendar for next year is still not finalized.  It is part of the negotiations between the Association and the Supervisory Union  and they are still working some details out.  We will share it with you as soon as we get it from them.  Thanks for your patience.

After School Plans...if your child is waiting at school for a practice or a game they must be in the teen club (6th-8th) or the library.  Those are the areas we provide supervision after school.  Once a student leaves the school (if they have parental permission to walk to Mike's, for example) they are not allowed back into the building.  Thank you for helping us keep your children in the right areas after school.

Have a great weekend!
Duct Tape Ball Dance Party!!
May 6, 2016, Hartland Elementary Multi-purpose room. 6-9:30.
All Ages welcome 6:00-8:00 Children must be with an adult.
5th -8th grades 8:00-9:30! Adult Supervision Provided.
$5 per person/$15 family
Prizes for Best Duct Tape Costumes 
Prizes for Best Duct Tape Accessories
Silent Auction
Duct Tape Activities and Crafts
Music & Dancing
All proceeds to benefit sending the Destination Imagination Team
to Tennessee for Global Finals!!!
CrossFit Delivery
HES CrossFit T-Shirt Fundraiser!
All proceeds go toward equipment for the CrossFit room.
Choice of 6 colors in men's and women's cut. - $14.00
All orders are due by Friday May, 13.
That's $14 on the 13th... Easy to remember!
Order forms are
here or in the front office.

Dirty cars wanted
Car Wash
Saturday May 14th
9:00 till noon  (weather permitting)
Hartland Volunteer Fire department.
57 route 12  Hartland, Vermont
By Donation

To benefit the 8th grade class gift.
Hartland class of 2016 

For more info contact Patti at  or text Danna Finley at 802-299-0678

May is better hearing and speech month!

Host a Fresh Air Fund child for one week

Open your home and your heart to a Fresh Air Fund child this summer. Children are ages 7-12 from New York City and come for one or two weeks in July or August. These children are looking to escape the stuffy heat of city apartments and experience all that our rural life has to offer. Please contact Amy Kamb at for more information.

Summer Music at Upper Valley Music Center! 

Does your summer need some music?  Then check out the Summer 2016 programs at Upper Valley Music Center in Lebanon!  We have something for every age, from camps to festivals and lessons.  NEW this Summer: Music and Drama (ages 6-12); Music Discovery Week (w/Crossroads Academy, ages 6-8 and ages 9-12); Sound Splash & the Upcycle Orchestra (w/AVA, ages 5-8); Sound, Color: Musical Magic (w/AVA, ages 9-12); Music Video (w/CATV, ages 10-18).  Singing for the Stage returns and is sure to capture the dramatic flair in your older vocalists (ages 9-13).  Suzuki Summer String Week is the perfect fit for your young Suzuki string student.  Middle and high school string players can check out Advanced String Technique & Chamber Music Week, and adult musicians will gather for the Hanover Street Chamber Music Festival.  Discounted summer lesson packages are also available for new and returning students.  Check out all the details and register at or contact UVMC for more information: / 603-448-1642


NEW this Summer at UVMC!  Music and Drama  - Will you be the hero or the villain? Or maybe the comic relief? The music tells the story.  Using instruments and their voices children, ages 6-12, tell a story inspired by fairy tales of Hans Christian Anderson.  Check out all the details and register or contact UVMC for more information: info@uvmusic.org603-448-1642

NEW this Summer!  Sound Splash and the Upcycle Orchestra w/AVA

Come feel the beat and find the rhythm in your feet!  Let’s find out how sound works and how to turn a racket into a symphony.  We will transform materials that are often discarded or ignored into surprising conveyors of rhythm and melody. Ages 5-8.  Check out all the details and register or contact UVMC for more information: info@uvmusic.org603-448-1642.

The Hartland Select Board is looking for input from HES parents and community members concerning police services in town. Surveys will be available at BG’s, Mike’s Store, Hartland Public Library, North Hartland Post Office, Damon Hall and the Hartland Elementary School front office. You can also follow a link from the Hartland ListServ to voice your opinions. All surveys should be returned by May 31, 2016. 


I am very excited about the new overnight camp programs we are launching at the VINS Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve in Washington, VT.  

I believe that camp experiences are important for all children and that our programs have a lot to offer in terms of positive benefits: socially, physically and emotionally in addition to the skills and knowledge taught.

These week-long overnight camp programs are for middle school aged students, children who will be entering 6-8th grade this coming fall.  

Campers in our overnight program will sleep in wood platform tents, sometimes known as outfitter's tents.  They will be responsible for cooking their own meals over the fire, will learn to live and work as a team and will have daily instruction in various topics.  

Our first camp session, July 25-29, will focus on teaching wilderness survival skills, such as fire and shelter building, knife safety, reading map and compass etc.  We can accommodate all skill levels from outdoor enthusiasts to kids who have never built a fire before in their life.  Additionally they will be involved in a service project for VINS on the property, helping to clear a trail and possibly also building a new one.  

The second session, August 1-5, is a field research focused camp.  The goal is to introduce campers to techniques used by real scientist/researchers in the field.  They will participate in forest habitat assessments and bird population censusing and will help inform the land management plan that VINS will put in place on the property.  This program, while geared more toward science/nature lovers, is one that any and all can participate in.  One doesn't need to be a bird enthusiast or science buff to have a great experience. 

For more information individuals can visit

Thank you very much,
Sarah Sincerbeaux

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Thanks to Rick Read for this awesome photo of our Fun Family Fitness Frenzy!
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