Friday 5/12 Message to Families

Friday 5/12 Message to Families

Beloved Community,

I hope you have been enjoying the beautiful sunshine this past week. We are excited for our sunny weather ahead! Since we are expecting much warmer weather next week, please ensure that your student(s) come to school with a water bottle so they can stay hydrated! Classrooms can warm up considerably when you bring a classroom of student bodies together. Temperatures are expected to get into the 80’s next week with Monday due to be quite hot!

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! This year, students from our Coalition of Asian and Pacific Students will be working with educators to co-design lessons that center the Asian and Pacific experience. Our students have already decorated the library in celebration of API Heritage Month by installing 1000 paper cranes. Folding 1000 paper cranes is said to grant a wish, and is often used to wish for peace, victory, or healing. Read more about API Heritage month.

Last Weekend – Hello, Dolly! from Nathan Hale Theatre

Greetings Nathan Hale theatre enthusiasts and friends! It’s the last weekend to see our spring musical Hello, Dolly! It’s a joyful, musical celebration of life and an invitation to join the parade — say “hello” to love, to friendship, to adventure! Buy tickets or get more information about Nathan Hale Theatre’s Hello Dolly! Tickets are also available for purchase at the door.

Here’s a snippet from a press performance review: “Hale’s Spring musical is a delight from start to finish, with stand-out performances from the spectacular leads, and an ensemble that brings Yonkers and New York City to life with lovably quirky characters. These performers are having so much fun, and there is truly nothing more joyful than watching kids having fun doing something they love.”

The last three performances are tonight, (May 12th), May 13th at 7:00pm, and a matinee May 13th at 2:00pm. (The matinee will be a sensory-friendly performance, designed for people for whom theatre is not typically accessible.) 

Spring Plant Sale at NH Urban Farm

The Spring Sale at Nathan Hale Urban Farm is back and we can’t wait to show you all the hard work our students have put into growing and caring for the plants! For members night access today from 4:30 to 7:30pm, sign up for an annual membership for $20. Become a Nathan Hale Form Member. Membership The public sale is Saturday, May 13th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Plan on coming to get your garden going!

Spirit Week: Yankee Doodle Days!

Next week is Yankee Doodle Days Week (YDD) which is Hale’s Spring Spirit week. There are different themes for each day of the week.

Monday: Sports Day
Tuesday: Rhyme without Reason
Wednesday: Anything but a Backpack
Thursday: Genre
                Freshmen – Pop
                Sophomores – Hip Hop
                Juniors – Country
                Seniors – Rock
Friday: Class Colors
                Freshmen – Red
                Sophomores – White
                Juniors – Blue
                Seniors – Black and Gold

There are lunchtime activities planned as well and an assembly on Friday, May 19th to close out the fun week!

World Language Film Festival, Thursday, May 18th

The World Language Film Festival is on Thursday, May 18th from 6:00 to 8:00pm in the Performing Arts Center. Everyone is welcome! Friends and family are invited to watch the movies that the world language classes have been working very hard on! Winners will be determined by jury vote and an audience vote so attendees will have a voice on who will get an award!

Class of 2023

We are two months away from graduation! Updated information for seniors was emailed out to senior families last week. It is also posted on the Senior webpage on the Nathan Hale website. The Senior webpage will be updated as new information becomes available. Upcoming distribution dates are:

  May 17th, Wednesday, 2:30pm    Senior Signs (for lawns and windows)

  June 7th, Wednesday, 2:30pm     Caps & Gowns

All senior distributions will take place in the Activity Center.

Yearbooks available for pre-sale again!

The Heritage 2023-24 Yearbook is available to pre-order between now and Friday, May 26thon SchoolPay! (SchoolPay can be accessed from the parent’s Source account.) There are less than 200 copies left. Distribution day details will be shared soon.

Check School Email

All students should be checking their school email. This is especially true for seniors, but we would like all students to get in the habit of checking school email. Important information is shared on school email, and students will miss out if they are not checking it. Last week, we sent senior dates, deadlines and information about prom and other activities to the Class of 2023 by school email. Check with your student to see if they are checking theirs. 

Stay cool this weekend!

With love,

William Jackson, Ed.D. (he, him)