HBMS Announcements 

Wake Up and Work Out Program
Join Ms. Delaney and Mr. Caravella before school Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30AM for fitness, fun, and smiles by the miles. Ms. Delaney will lead the walking club through the hallowed halls of HB on Monday -Thursday to work on our cardiovascular fitness. Mr. Caravella will do fitness in the gym on Mondays and Wednesdays, which includes kettlebells, battle ropes, poly-boxes, and free weights. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the gym, it will be games and team sports for the athlete in all of us. This program is open and free to all students in grades 5-8, and teachers too!

Homework Club
The next session of the Homework Club will begin on Thursday, December 8th. Click here for more information and a permission slip.

The Homework Club is an after school opportunity for students who would benefit from a structured setting, with a HB staff member available to support them, as they worked on homework, studying, or long term projects. We have found this to be very worthwhile for some middle school students because it can take away some of the usual stress that comes with homework time at home for a couple of days per week. This is a cost share program. The sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4 PM and run in approximately 5-6 week periods.  Contact Ms. Dupuis or Ms. Morales for more information.

Book Fair
The Book Fair will be open the week of Monday, Nov. 28th through Friday, Dec. 2nd for class visits, and Thursday, Dec. 1st for family night from 5 to 7PM. It will also be open for individual students on Mon. Dec 5 th from 8AM to 10AM for last minute purchases.
Shop Online at:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/hawthornebrookmiddleschool
Parents or Guardians are welcome to come shop too. Please sign in at the office.
Thank you for your support.

Ski Program
The ski program is run by Townsend Recreation.
We will be skiing at Wachusett Mountain on Thursdays again. The ski times will be the same - depart HB 2:45PM and arrive back at HB about 8 – 8:15PM. Please see the website for lift pass, rental, lesson, and bus costs at www.wachusett.com/schoolgroup. Enter program code HBMS to access information for our program. Program flyers and forms can be found on the Information tables located by the main office. To participate in the program, a $10.00 fee to Townsend Recreation is required. Registration forms and checks should be made out to Townsend Recreation and can be dropped off in the ski program box in the library or left at the main office.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bill Burg at william_burg@decco.com, or 603-765-6951. You can also get questions answered on the Wachusett web site or by contacting them directly. THINK SNOW!!!!

Message from the Commissioner of Education
Mitchell D. Chester, the Commissioner of Education in Massachusetts has asked us to share a message from him concerning the recent election His letter is here. His message is here.

DESE Data for HB
Every year the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) publishes district and school “report cards” for every district in the state. There are two documents that may be of interest to parents and community members regarding district schools.
A link to a PDF of the 2016 Massachusetts School Report Card Overview for Hawthorne Brook is here.
A link to a PDF of the 2016 Complete Report Card for Hawthorne Brook is here.
A link to those two pages on the DESE website are here: Overview and Complete Report Card.

After School Math Club
Our after school math club meets on Mondays until 4PM. Click here for more information and a permission slip. 

Email Distribution List
If you would like to be on our distribution list, please send an email to: HBadmin@nmrsd.org
. Include your child's name and grade.  

Coca-Cola Products
HB is collecting Coke Caps and Boxends.  Coke offers us a long list of free items.  We have already turned in 10,338 points this school year for gym supplies including: Frisbees, footballs, soccer balls and more.  Students may leave their caps in the collection box in the cafeteria next to the flip tab collection box. 
Any questions, email  susanclement49@yahoo.com 

Family Portal in Aspen
Information about the Aspen Family Portal and a link to the application for an account can be found on the following link: Family Portal Information


We collect Box Tops for Education all year!
Click here for a list of participating products.




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