Order Your Hindley Happening T-Shirt Now!

It’s time to order your Hindley Happening t-shirts! This year, the kids can check off the rides they “survived” on the back of the t-shirt with fabric markers available at the Hindley Happening. Choose neon pink/white or neon yellow/blue (click here to see the shirt color/design).

The sizing runs as follows for youth sizing:

  • XS—4
  • S—6/8
  • M—10/12
  • L—14/16
  • XL—18/20
Sample shirts in all sizes are available at the Welcome Center. Shirts are $12.00 each. They are only available pre-order and will not be sold at the event. We encourage ordering online. It is quick and easy at www.pay4schoolstuff.com. The deadline for online orders is SUNDAY, APRIL 10th.

If you prefer to order by paper form, flyers are available online here. Checks should be made payable to the Hindley PTO and paper order forms are due in the office by THURSDAY, APRIL 7th.

The Hindley Happening Plant Sale

Once again we will be offering a beautiful assortment of planters, hanging baskets, individual plants, herbs and vegetables to benefit the Hindley PTO. See attached link for order form and plant descriptions. Orders are due in the office by Friday, April 22nd.  All plants will be available for pick up on Thursday, May 5th from 1:30-3:30 at the Hindley garden. Please contact Anne Fox at annemalley@hotmail.com if you have any questions.  To view the plant sale flyer click here and the plant descriptions can be found here.

Way to Go Hindley! Spring Boxtops Collection!

All BoxTops are in for this school year and TOGETHER we earned $1,296.60 for the 2015-2016 school year. A very big thank you to everyone who clipped and submitted BoxTops this year! Let’s keep it going! Please keep on clipping and saving BoxTops for the Fall 2016 collection. Let’s get a jump on our earnings for next year Hindley! WE CAN DO IT AGAIN!

MPA Meeting: If It’s Mean, Intervene

What exactly is bullying and how has the landscape changed with social media?Instagram…Snapchat..Facebook are now for many kids, a mainstream means of expression and communication.  But when does it cross the line and become bullying?
Join us at our next MPA meeting on Wednesday March 16th at 9:30 am, at Middlesex Middle School when we welcome Dr. Jo Ann Freiberg to discuss cyber-bullying and beyond.  Dr. Freiberg is part of a statewide task force on bullying and works with the state Dept. of Education.
“Bullying IS a 4-letter word!”

Calling All Artists!

This is your chance to bring to life the most fantastical creature you can imagine!  The Creations Art Show will take place Thursday, March 31, 4-5:00pm, and is open to all students in K-5.  Mrs. Ferri and Mrs. Christie will be awarding ribbons to all participants, and refreshments will be served.  A selection of creations will be displayed in April at the Darien Library.  Click here for details.

A Note from the Principal

Happy spring!   Thank you to the many parents who conferenced with our teachers last week.  Your positive comments, thoughts and kind gestures are always greatly appreciated, heart-warming and valued.

Please be informed that at some point in this upcoming week we will be conducting a Lockdown Drill.  The teachers and students have practiced this drill in the past and are familiar with the protocol.  We remain very sensitive to the nature of the drill thus, teachers speak to our children about how we practice to be safe inside and outside at our school.

The Darien Police Department typically accompany us during a Lockdown Drill, therefore, you might see police vehicles in the front of the school building during the drill.  Also, be aware that the school will be locked down and that no one will be able to leave or enter the building at that time.

As always, thank you for your support and understanding.

Warm regards,

Rita M. Ferri,
Hindley School

Upcoming Family Social Events

Please mark your calendars for the following three upcoming Family Social Events. If you have any questions regarding these events, please contact Cathy Koslow or Beth Ann Kissko.

  • Sunday, April 3 @ 5:00 pm – Bridgeport Sound Tigers “Snow Date”  Sunday, April 3 is the new date for Darien Family Night at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. All of the Darien Elementary School choruses will perform during this game.** If you have tickets for the original game that was canceled due to the snowstorm, and you plan to attend the new date, please remember to return your tickets to Cathy Koslow by Thursday, March 10. Please refer to the email that was sent to all ticket holders regarding the procedure for returning and exchanging tickets. ** If you DID NOT  purchase tickets for the original game but would like to purchase tickets for April 3, please please contact Cathy Koslow or Beth Ann Kissko.
  • Friday, April 22 – Girls Tall and Small Dance
  • Friday, May 13 – Hindley Family Night at Yankee Stadium

The Hindley PTO is Fundraising with Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple way to support Hindley School every time you shop, at no cost to you! When you shop at smile.amazon.com you will be able to access the same selection, prices and convenience as Amazon.com with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the Hindley PTO! On your first visit to smile.amazon.com you will be asked to select a charitable organization. Bookmark your page and then every time you shop Hindley PTO will receive a donation from your eligible purchases!