Reading Garden growing at Boston Valley Elementary
The shovel’s in the ground for the Friendship Reading Garden being built at Boston Valley Elementary, adjacent to a picnic shelter and raised garden beds on the school grounds. When complete, the 20’x20’ garden will become a tranquil setting for teaching and learning, particularly literacy skills and a love of reading. Click here for more.
Break out the popcorn. The theme for Hamburg High School’s homecoming 2017 parade will be “Movies.” The parade rolls out on Friday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. from Union Pleasant Elementary School and heads to Howe Field via Hawkins Avenue, Highland Avenue, Division Street and Legion Drive. In the parade, the senior class float will be decorated for “Star Wars”; juniors, “Toy Story”; sophomores, “Jurassic Park”; freshmen, “Batman.” Football starts at 7 p.m. with Hamburg vs. McKinley. Food trucks will be on site.
Registration is under way for Hamburg Central's fall Continuing Education courses. Early registration is encouraged. Classes are for adults age 21 and older and encompass a range of interests, including art, finance, fitness, music, sports and swimming.
Senior citizen volunteers who enjoy working with children are needed at Hamburg Central’s four elementary schools. Volunteers are paired with a classroom teacher and assist with a variety of non-teaching activities. The program runs through the school year, starting in October and ending in May. The time commitment is flexible. Volunteers must have their own transportation. For more information, contact Delia Becker, senior volunteer coordinator, at 716-860-8541.
Program booklet patron ads and tickets by mail are available until Sept. 29 for Hamburg High School’s musical “Sister Act,” to be performed Oct. 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, 4111 Legion Dr. Tickets will also be sold in the High School front foyer from 3-6 p.m. on Oct. 2-5 and Oct. 10-11. On performance dates, tickets will only be sold at the door, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5, students.
The district’s mandatory Drug & Alcohol Parent Forum will be offered in conjunction with the Frontier Schools on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Frontier High School, 4432 Bayview Rd. One adult per household is required to attend the forum in order for his/her High School student to participate in any school special event or sports. Once met, the requirement is valid for the student’s High School career.
Bulldog Dash 2017 will kick-off Saturday, Oct. 28 in the Hamburg High School parking lot, 4111 Legion Dr. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. This year’s theme is Halloween, so participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costume. Medals will be given to the top male and female race winners, as well as to winners in various age categories. This community-wide race is open to all ages. T-shirts will be given out to the first 200 registrants.
You spoke…we listened. Many parents have told us that they prefer to receive school notifications via text message or email instead of automated phone calls. So, this school year, the district is relying less on “robo calls” to relay certain information and more on text/email through service provider SchoolMessenger. Parents: The district must have your correct cell phone number and/or email address on file in order for you to receive notifications. Additionally, to receive texts, you must take the extra step of opting-in.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Senior Volunteer Orientation
6:30 PM HC PTSA Executive Board
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Bottle & Can Drive for Athletics