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HES STUDENT ART EXHIBITION MARCH 16

This year’s student art exhibition will begin on the same night as the "Festival of Cultures" from 6:00-8:30 on March 16th. Student artwork will be centered on many different cultures. Come and travel through Japan, Africa, Mexico, India, China and experience the world through the eyes of the children and their art.

During the week of March 12th help will be needed to hang the student art work. Volunteers can come in any time of day during this week and help is much appreciated! You may contact Cindy Harris, Art Teacher by email charris@psharvard.org or call 978-456-4145 x129.

7TH GRADE WELLNESS SEMINAR – SAVE THE DATES – May 22 & 23

7th Grade parents, please mark your calendars. The 7th Grade Wellness Seminar is designed for parents, children and educators to spend time together outside of the school environment, exploring the many relevant social and emotional issues that confront our adolescents every day. The Seminar kicks off with a workshop for parents on Tuesday evening, May 22 with student and parent workshops continuing the next day, Wednesday, May 23. All 7th grade students and an adult family member (or members) are encouraged to attend. More information will be made available in the upcoming months. Questions? Please contact Cindy Buhner at cbuhner@yahoo.com

FROM THE PTO TREASURER’S CORNER

The PTO has funded the following activities since November:

1. $1,934.40 Holiday Book Fund to the HES classroom teachers in Barnes/Nobles gift cards to be used to purchase books for the classrooms

2. $1,115.00 for Bromfield Curriculum Enrichment to fund: Museum of Science program, Cryogenics: Heat and Temperature for grade 8 sciences; Every Person has a Story for grade 7 social studies; and Boston University’s City Lab program for high school AP biology.

3. $1,341.59 for HES Curriculum Enrichment to fund: The Magic of Maps cartographer for grade 4;

Eyes on Owls and Birds of Prey presentations combining science and social studies, as students study birds of prey/Native Americans in grade 2; An Audubon naturalist who took groups of fourth graders on an interactive walk to the pond to help them see the connection between the pond and the river as part of the Nashua River Watershed unit.

4. $495.00 to HES to purchase math materials.

5. $2000.00 in scholarships for families of need for students to attend the 9th grade D.C. trip

Programs being considered this spring:

At HES: A visit from Plymoth Plantation as part of the unit on colonial life; a school-wide visit from children’s author Jerry Pallotta; a science program for kindergarten by Natural Discoveries about animal habitats; Lincoln Labs science topics for fifth grade; and a visit from Starlab, a portable simulation planetarium program that connects to the third grade astronomy unit.

At Bromfield: Art Quest: an art history seminar on ancient civilizations for grade 6; Shakespeare & Co. drama workshops for high school students, and a Holocaust speaker for grade 7 language arts.

How can I help to fund these programs?

If you have not already done so, become a PTO Member. In addition, Fruitlands will provide half of its membership fee to the PTO for families joining Fruitlands through a Fruitlands/PTO Membership Form. Information coming home soon via backpack express! Thank you for your support