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HW Girls Tennis Win 3rd MIAA D4 State Title!
Jennifer Caufield

Hamilton-Wenham Girls Tennis (19-2) defeated Lynnfield this past weekend at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's DuPont Courts, 5-0 in the finals of the MIAA Division IV State Tournament.  With the win, the Generals secured their third straight State Title and became the first team in school history to reach that accomplishment.  

HW was dominant in their State Tournament run.  The Generals dropped just one set (in a forced tie-breaking super set after the match was already decided) in the two weeks including wins over Hampden Charter, Millis, Sutton, Hopedale, and finally Lynnfield.  The win caps an incredible 64-3 run over the three years.

After the match, the Generals were greeted at the town lines of Wenham and Hamilton with a police escort back to school.  Congratulations to each member of the team.  The Girls Tennis program is a true embodiment of what T-E-A-M is all about!  Good luck to the incredible Seniors who were such a huge force behind the General's success over the last three years.

Summer & Back to School Assistance for Families
Jennifer Caufield

Do you need Summer Lunch Assistance, Summer EBT Benefits, assistance with Back-to-School Supplies, or Summer Reading Books?

Check out the page on our WEBSITE for summer lunch bags and food assistance information and resources. You can also find back-to-school support through Beverly Bootstraps. Receive free school supplies and backpacks for any students in grades K-12. They even have a FREE Book Fair in July for summer reading. You can get more information about the back-to-school programs HERE.

 

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CFCE Summer Programs: Ages 0-6
Jennifer Caufield

PLAY, LEARN, THRIVE - Check out some of these summer programs: 

- STEAM AND STORIES

- SUMMER EXPLORERS - PLAYGROUPS IN THE PARKS

- "P" IS FOR PLAYDATE AT THE WENHAM MUSEUM

- FAMILY STORYTIME YOGA

CFCE offers FREE educational opportunities & interactive experiences, with a focus on early literacy, healthy child development, & positive social-emotional development. All activities are tied to the MA Early Learning Standards & Guidelines - the frameworks for high-quality educational experiences for children from Birth through Grade 3. 

DATE CHANGE: Pride Month Chalk Decorating June 10th
Jennifer Caufield

CHALK DECORATING IS PPD because of the rain to June 10th: The GSA is planning to decorate the front of each of the schools with chalk rainbows again to celebrate Pride Month 😊.  This was such a meaningful event over the last 2 years, and we are excited to do it again!  Chalk Decorating will be held after school on MONDAY, June 10th, and our official RAINBOW DAY will be on Friday, June 7th.

Chalk Decorating - MONDAY, JUNE 10th

⭐️ Google Form Sign-Up  - for parents and students

⭐️ Google Sheet - for teachers and staff 

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Acord Food Pantry Summer Lunch Bag Program
Jennifer Caufield

Acord Food Pantry offers summer food assistance to all Hamilton-Wenham residents in need with school-age children. 

Sign up for the Summer Lunch Bag Program to get kid-friendly lunch food at the Acord Food Pantry every week this summer. All Hamilton-Wenham families with school-age children (K-12) are eligible. 

Available June 25th - August 27th

Pick-Up Every Tuesday evening from 5:00 - 6:00pm

We want to assure you that Acord has a strict privacy policy and that your name will not be shared with anyone. You do not need to register as a client of Acord but you do need to register/RSVP for the vacation lunch bag program so that we can make enough bags. RSVP either by phone (978-468-7424) or email (acord.lunchbags@gmail.com

Please bring proof of residency when you come to collect your lunch bag. Acord is located at 69 Willow Street, Hamilton MA 01982. 

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IEP Improvement Project
Jennifer Caufield

MEETING RECORDING

Please join us virtually on Tuesday, May 28th for a Parent Presentation on the New IEP Form. ZOOM LINK Meeting ID: 897 9112 1084, Passcode: 068113

This workshop will introduce parents and families to the new IEP form which will be implemented for all students eligible for Individualized Education Programs by the Fall of 2024. This workshop will inform parents of what to expect at their upcoming IEP meetings. We will review the new form to see what has been added and what has been reorganized. In addition to learning about the changes, we will discuss the reasons behind these changes which represent the first major change to the form in 20 years. 

Meet Our Presenter:

Laurie Casna, J.D. has over twenty years of experience in education. She has served for 15 years as a special education teacher and administrator. She currently serves as an educational consultant for over 75 school districts throughout the country. In her work as a national consultant, Ms. Casna supports schools and districts in establishing and implementing evidence-based inclusive practices in compliance with state and federal education laws. Ms. Casna has experience as a Director of Special Education in private special education settings, traditional public schools, and publicly funded charter schools. She has led multiple districts through the process of completing State Comprehensive and Tiered Focused Monitoring Reviews and audits focused on Special Education Programming, Human Resources, Equity, and Multilingual Learner Supports. She is experienced in working with school leadership teams and community-based organizations to conduct comprehensive evaluations of services, programming, systems, and structures to determine their impact on all populations within a community. She couples her assessments of practices with data-supported and evidence-driven recommendations. She has recently focused much of her work on supporting schools, families, and stakeholders in implementing the new Individualized Education Program being implemented in Massachusetts.

 


 

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