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					                                        November 7, 2008

11/10/08        E.L. Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
11/13/08        L. B. Haynes Picture Re-take Day, 10:00 a.m. -1:15 p.m.
11/13/08        LBH PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
11/14/08        Grade 4 to Mashantucket Pequot Museum, 9:30-1:45
11/21/08        School Store!!
11/21/08        PTA Movie Night 6:30-8:30 p.m. featuring Kung Fu Panda
11/24/08        E.L. Board of Education Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
11/26/08        Early Dismissal at 1:40 p.m. for Thanksgiving Break
11/27 & 11/28            No School
Notice to all Parents/Guardians: Work on our heating system has to be performed in Room 9 (Mrs.
Custodio’s grade 2 classroom) beginning Saturday, 11/8. We anticipate that we will have heat next week in
spite of this work, but there is a possibility that we may not. Please send your child dressed appropriately for
the weather of the day, but please send an extra sweater/sweatshirt for layering if it is cool in the classrooms.

A very special thank you to the Lillie B. Haynes Beautification Committee--They came and
raked, picked up sticks and generally cleaned up the school yard on Tuesday, November 4th
(Election Day) with their hardworking students. Thank you so much Gretchen, Quenten, and
Sierra Dean; Becky, Steven, and Christopher Carpenteri; Pam, Meghan, and Ryan McCauley;
Dawn and Nicholas Cricco; Annemarie Gucwa and Anna Yuhas; Jen and Gillian McMahon;
Kathy and Ann Doherty; Kris, Gretchen, and Erik Stelter; Olivia Facchini, Nav, Amrita, and
Suneal Lall for taking the time to make the school look wonderful!!! Bravo!!

Thank you to all parents and “bakers” that baked for the PTA Bake Sale at the Community Center on
Election Day—Everything looked “yummy” and the PTA raised over $500.00 to help support programs for
our children at Haynes.

The Integrated Preschool is looking for 2 individuals to work each day from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you
are interested, please contact the Haynes Main Office, 739-2922.

Grade 2 News: As part of their study of Veterans’ Day, second grade students will be participating in a
Walkathon on November 11th. This Walkathon is taking place to raise awareness of the need for funds for the
Veterans’ Hospital of Rocky Hill. Any donations may be sent to the front office, or to the second grade
classrooms. Thank you for supporting this worthy cause!

11,430 Box Tops went in the mail on Friday, 10/31/08! It must be a record for our school and it was obvious families
and staff were doing their best to get in as many as possible before the October 31st deadline for submission. Thank you
to everyone who sent box tops in and special thanks to the group of people (including the afternoon pick up parents -
you know who you are) who spent hours helping to cut, paste, tape, etc. the multitude of box tops on the submission
forms! Stay tuned for the final amount of money this submission will earn for the PTA and our school. And . . . keep
those box tops rolling in! The next/final submission date for this school year is at the end of February.
Save your quarters! The School Store is here! The next date for the School Store is Friday, November 7th from
8:45 to 9:15 am in the cafeteria. The school store sells popcorn, school supplies, and novelties including holiday-
themed items priced from 25 cents to $1.50 and is run by parents of fourth graders. We have many new items
arriving and had a great opening day on October 24th. Thank you for your support!

(This fourth grade fundraiser runs one to two Friday mornings a month and supports the fourth graders' Star Auction
that is an incentive program rewarding kindness, respect and responsibility. The money made may also be used to
offset the expenses for the fourth grade trip to Hartford and the fourth grade's lass Gift to LBH at the end of the year.
This is not a PTA sponsored fundraiser.)

    We have had several events lately, Fall Fest, Book Fair, Bake Sale, Fall Clean Up and BoxTops. I
would just like to thank everyone who has been involved in these events for volunteering their time, talents
and support, it’s greatly appreciated.
    We have had more questionnaires come in and I will be collating the details over this weekend – if you
haven’t returned yours yet, you can still do so, I want as many as possible!
    Our next PTA meeting is on Thursday, November 13th, 7pm in the library (please note the date
change from the 10th to the 13th). The agenda will include time for discussion of the results of the
questionnaire. The teachers coming to this meeting will be from Special Ed and Speech. If you want
something added to the agenda please let me know.
    Don’t forget, you can join the PTA at any time during the school year, membership forms are on the
PTA board in the school lobby and can be emailed to you to print out or sent home with your child. It’s $7 for
For more information on LBH PTA go to click on Our schools - LBH - PTA link
For more information on PTA go to or Many thanks, Paula

MOVIE NIGHT                                    MOVIE NIGHT

On November 21, 2008, Friday The LBH PTA presents KUNG FU PANDA.
This event will be held in the LBH cafeteria from 6.30pm- 8.30pm.
Popcorn and snacks will be available for purchase at 50 cents each.
Admission will be $1 per person. (Under 4 free.)
Admission for one person free with the purchase of a PTA Gift Card.
Please note, this is a family event, you must stay with your child/children

We will have PTA Gift cards for sale for $20. LBH PTA will receive $2 from each card sale. These Gift Cards can be
used to purchase DVDs from the PTA Video Store @
**Bring a soft blanket to be comfortable in the cafeteria. We will be one of the first groups of people to see
this new release DVD


    The LBH Fall Book Fair ended Friday October 24th. What a huge hit it was! Our profit was close to $2700. The
proceeds from this Book Fair will be used throughout the year towards playground upgrades and support of various
PTA funded activities such as movie night and Families in Motion just to name a few.
    Without the support from thoughtful Parent and Student volunteers, our fair wouldn’t have been so successful. The
book fair committee would like to thank the following parents for volunteering their time to help out during the week:
Felicia Waites, Tanya Deveau, Paula Page, Kimko Bessiere, Rose Mary Littlefield, Chaitra Venkatesh, Larry Fenn,
Rina Alir, John Klinefelter, Lisa Cohen, Nancy Sylvester, Sue Fenn, Patricia Johnson, Kirsten Davey, Janice Agbayani,
Marty Hausberger, Mary amEnde, Jenine Toback, Amy Napierala, Cindy Groff, Wendy Fiore, Jody Rubino, Pam
McCauley, and Angie Hausberger.
     Along with our parent volunteers, we were fortunate to have some student helpers too. The committee would also
like to thank former LBH students Michael Fenn, Shaye Deveau , Jacquline Santos, and Camden Hausberger, current
LBH second graders Saige Deveau, Amelia Kozlowski, Audrey Hausberger, LBH first grader Julia Fenn, and LBH
Kindergartner Amanda Hausberger.
     Thank you for all the time and energy you devoted to our event. The Book Fair was the best ever, and it would not
have been possible without all the dedication and help from our generous volunteers.

Community News:
Help the East Lyme High School Bands: Donate your Deposit Bottles and Cans!

Where?       East Lyme High School Parking Lot, behind the Baseball Field
When?        The 2nd and 4th Sat. of Every Month, 9am to 1pm
Upcoming Dates?       Nov. 8th, Nov. 22nd, Dec. 13th, Dec. 27th
Why?         Support the Arts, 100% of the money earned goes to support the ELHS Concert and Marching Bands!
             Save the time and hassle of returning deposit bottles and cans to the supermarket. Volunteers will
             collect the bags from your car! Recycling helps the environment!
Questions?   Call Rick Connell @ 739-8481

East Lyme Youth Wrestling season will begin soon! Wrestling is held Tues and Thursday evenings, in the
Flanders gym. Registration will be at the E.L. Community Center - near the Library entrance, on the
following dates:
November 13, November 18, November 25---All from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Please contact Corey Reitmeyer ( or 739.3229) with any questions.

Dining for Dollars
4-8pm, Monday, November 10th ~ The Shack
Flanders PTA is excited to announce its first ever Restaurant Night! The Shack Restaurant has generously offered to
host Flanders Night on this coming Monday between 4 – 8 pm.
Participating is a fun and tasty way to get involved. So come out, eat dinner, and have a great time! While you enjoy
great food with your purchase, a portion of the proceeds goes directly to the Flanders School new playground.

Poinsettia & Wreath Sale – Proceeds to benefit the ELHS Senior Class Party Class of 2009 A Drug-
Free & Alcohol-Free Graduation Event.

Poinsettias are florist quality from Vaiuso Farms in Branford, CT.
Poinsettia: 6 ½” pots wrapped foil, choice of red, white or pink flowers
Wreath: 12” opening, balsam, double faced
Price: $12 each or 3 for $30 – Mix and Match Plants and Wreaths!

Orders must be received by Thursday, November 20; download an order form at our website or pick one up at the Haynes school. Send completed form & check to:
       ELHS Senior Class Party, PO Box 941, East Lyme, CT 06333

Pick up your order at the Craft & Gift Fair, Saturday, December 6, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at ELHS.
Questions, please contact Ginny Murray @691-0281 or Laura Rotchford @ 691-0327
    Got an old Cell Phone, Empty Inkjet or Toner Cartridge? Recycle it today!
  Support Lillie B. Haynes Elementary School by donating these items today. This
       fundraiser is easy, free and helps us earn hundreds, even thousands of dollars.
       The more we collect the more we earn. Just ask neighbors, friends, family and
       coworkers for these items and they will be happy to donate them. Recycling these
       items today builds a strong future for our kids and ensures a clean environment;
       it’s up to you to make a difference today.

  *Please pass on this flyer to your employer, family and friends or anyone that can help.

Did you know over 80
million cell phones are
                                                         Did you know over
retired in the United States                             400 million printer
each year, with less than
10% being recycled?
                                                        cartridges are sold in
                                                          the United States
                                                        each year, with less
                                                           than 20% being

                 Drop-off location: Lillie B. Haynes Elemetary School
                               Or call (860) 739-1579 For more details
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