Hardwick Elementary School

Christine Gifford

Friday October 18, 2019


Hello Hardwick Elementary School families, we will be sending out this “Weekly Update’ by email every Friday that school is in session. Additional information and details can also be located on our website https://hardwick.ossu.org



  • 6th grade parent/guardian meeting to discuss end of year 6th grade events and step up ceremony plans 5-6pm in Mr Adam’s classroom - October 30th 

  • REACH! Celebrates Lights on Afterschool

    • We're proud to join communities all across America celebrating Lights On Afterschool on October 24! There's lots to celebrate: afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn & grow, and give parents peace of mind. 
    • Want to know how you can help keep the Lights On Afterschool? Contact Erica Baker, HES Site Coordinator at ebaker@ossu.org or Ceilidh Kane, REACH! Director at Cgallowaykane@ossu.org
  • Join REACH! November 1st for a benefit show for afterschool programs with Rusty Dewees at the Hardwick Town House.  Tickets available at www. WonderArtsVT.org

  • Scholastic Book Fair will be starting the week of November 4th. Look for more information coming home soon!

  • The Gift Card Fundraiser is well on it’s way. Don’t forget orders are by October 28th! They can be given to the teachers or dropped off at the office.


Calendar items (upcoming events)

October 23- Unity Day- Wear Orange!

October 24- Harvest Dinner- 5-6 pm (please RSVP)

October 29- Community Gathering (Wacky Hair Day)- 8:00-8:20

October 30- 6th grade Parent Meeting 5-6pm (Mr.Adam’s Classroom)

October 30- School Board Meeting @ HES 6-8pm

November 1- Early Release @ 11:30


Band and Chorus week of Oct 21

Tues - Beginning Band 7:45-8:15

Tues- Chorus 2:30-3:15

Thu - Chorus 7:45-8:15

Fri - Advanced Band 7:45-8:15 


Soccer Games for the week of October 21st













⅚ Boys Game Away Cabot 4:00


⅚ quick wrap up soccer. Bring uniform and get a treat. 2:30- 3:30

Christine Gifford

The Friends of Hardwick Elementary School (Parent Teacher Organization) has started our annual gift card sale campaign. If you purchase gift cards for holiday gifts or perhaps for yourself for your own holiday shopping, please consider supporting our local school and purchasing them through this campaign. There is absolutely no extra cost to you, you get the face value of the cards you purchase and the Friends of HES gets a percentage of the sales. All cards will be delivered before Thanksgiving.

This year the Friends of HES has some lofty goals including providing t-shirts for all students and staff to foster a sense of community and inclusion, providing new soccer uniforms for next season, providing funds for the Fall Book Fair so all kids have a chance at getting a book, providing enrichment funds for every classroom including the Library, Art, Music, and Physical Education, and more. These enrichment funds have been used for things like books, classroom supplies, classroom celebrations, field trips, bringing in external speakers. These things are only possible through our fundraising efforts.

If you are a HES family, I encourage you to consider participating. You should have received your packet this week. If you are an HES family and need more order forms or anyone else who would like to purchase some cards to support our school, please let me know. THANK YOU! It takes a village!

Christine Gifford

Welcome!  OSSU has partnered with My MealTime, a fast, secure online service for making credit or debit card deposits and monitoring your student’s lunch account.
To register for paying for school lunches or for applying for free/reduced lunch online please use the links below. For information on Mealtime click here and to sign for paying online follow instructions here. 
The My MealTime link is: http://www.mymealtime.com
The Apply Online link is: http://www.mymealtime.com/Apps/SignIn.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fapps