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Hartford Memorial Middle School Newsletter
Week of April 13, 2018


Happy Spring Break!  We sent everyone off today in style after our first ever SpringFest!  After team lunches in classrooms today, we all enjoyed a school-wide recess, followed by an all school assembly that featured some impressive dancers, a Green Team relay race, an entertaining teacher and student skit, and a kick off to a spring kindness competition for when we return to school.  The day ended with our annual staff versus 8th grade volleyball game.

When we return from break, we are in the home stretch of the school year.  It is busy and goes by quickly. As my husband lovingly pointed out to me today, this time of year always seems hectic between spring sports, musical season, end of the year trips--all on top of the day to day life.  It is easy to get caught up and end up feeling overwhelmed and exhausted at the end of each day. Our purpose with SpringFest was to remind each other that even in the hustle and bustle of the spring, when it is easy to start to get cranky with each other or want to rush through spring to reach summer, we want to take the time to truly appreciate and enjoy one another and all of the wonderful things happening every day at HMMS!  

I hope you all have a great school break!  As students return on the 23rd, know that we will all be making the effort to not wish time away, but rather embrace the time we have remaining together as the 2017-2018 HMMS community!  

Tristan Upson                                                                          upsont@hartfordschools.net


Science Day at Dartmouth

On Saturday, April 28th from 10-3, Dartmouth is hosting its 6th annual Science Day!.  This day is designed for students in grades 5-10, along with their parents, to learn more higher education and careers in science.  Check out the flier and more information to learn more!

Understanding Opiate Addiction

The HACTC, in conjunction with the Vermont Department of Health, is hosting a three class workshop for the Hartford community on Understanding Opiate Addiction.  The cost of the three class workshop is $30, and dinner and childcare are provided. The classes will focus on the opiate crisis, signs of opiate addiction, effects of addiction on people and their families, and what we as individuals and community can do.  Classes will be April 24th, May 1st, and May 8th from 6-8:15pm. For more information, see this flier, or visit www.hactc.com.   

Time to Order Your Yearbook

It is time to order your 2017-2018 HMMS Yearbook!  Yearbooks are $15 each and can include up to two personalized pages of pictures to commemorate your child’s year in middle school.  The deadline to order a yearbook is April 20th.  Yearbooks can be ordered by hard copy sent to school with your child or online.  Please see this flier for details.