The Hindley Book Fair

The book fair will be October 24th to October 26th! Please keep an eye out for the prepay form in your child’s backpack. There will also be a BOOKS and Buddies Breakfast on Thursday, October 26th. All are welcome! This is a wonderful Hindley Fundraiser for both parents and children.*

The Book Fair Committee would love any and all help from Monday, October 23rd until Friday, October 27th. It is a fantastic way to spend time with your children and help with Hindley’s fundraising! Click here for the Sign-up Genius. You can find your child’s classroom schedule here.

The Book Fair Committee will be offering quiet times for shopping for those students who would prefer to shop without the distractions of a full class browsing for books. The times set aside are 1:40pm to 2:10pm each day the fair is open. There is no need to RSVP for a time slot. You can simply let your child’s teacher know, and meet your child to help him or her choose some books! If you have any questions, please contact Justine Mullin.

Hindley School is sensitive to children who may require special accommodations at PTO-sponsored events. If you have a special request, please contact Rebecca Laus, Assistant Principal (203-655-1323 or rlaus@darienps.org).

Hindley Directory

This year we will be offering the Hindley Directory in both a print and on-line version.  The price for both is $16.  Be on the lookout for an email from A to Z Directories for instructions on how to order.  Once you sign up for the on-line directory you will automatically be on the list to receive the print copy.  Deadline to order is October 1.  Print directories will be going home in backpacks the week of October 9. If you have any questions please email Bridget Moran.

Hindley Open House Schedule

You are invited to the Hindley Open House on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Please come to meet your child’s teachers, visit the classroom, and learn about this year’s curriculum.

Evening Schedule:

  • 6:30 – 7:00   5th Grade Technology Presentation in the Common Room – All 5th grade parents must attend this presentation.
  • 7:10 – 7:30   4th and 5th Grade Presentations
  • 7:40 – 8:00   2nd and 3rd Grade Presentations
  • 8:10 – 8:30   Kindergarten and 1st Grade Presentations
  • 8:45   Closing Bell

Special Area Teachers and Specialists will be in their classrooms throughout the evening.  Please stop in to say hi and see their learning spaces.

Refreshments will be served in the Common Room and passed around in the main hallways.

Also, be sure to stop by the Farmer’s Market in the Common Room with bountiful produce from our Hindley Edible Garden.

PTO Class Coffees

The PTO Class Coffees are taking place at 9:15 on Monday, Sept. 11th for gradesK, 2 and 4, and at 9:15 on Tuesday, Sept. 12th for grades 1, 3 and 5. To help alleviate parking issues, please consider walking if you live nearby or carpooling. St. John’s Church, next door to Hindley on Post Road, has kindly offered to allow our parents to use its parking lot. If you do use this parking lot, you may only use the back parking lot. Please do NOT park along the driveway that borders the Hindley grounds, and please do NOT park in the front lot that is closest to the church and pre-school, as pre-school will be in session. Please keep these rules in mind if you use the St. John’s parking lot for any Hindley event.

Girls on the Run Returns to Hindley!

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We are excited to announce that Girls On The Run will be returning to Hindley this fall for girls in grades 3-5! Together, we will inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

For more information on the program, visit www.girlsontherun.org. Our 10-week season will meet on Monday mornings from 7:15-8:15 am and Friday afternoons from 2:55-4:00 pm, beginning on September 18. Throughout the sessions we will encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development that culminates in a local 5k race the first weekend in December. Online registration will open on Friday, September 8 at noon, and space is limited. Click here to access the link. Any questions, please contact Christy Byczek.

2017-2018 School Year

The first day of the 2017-18 school year is August 31st, 2017. For a PDF of the school calendar for the entire academic year, please click here.

Although the time to pre-order school supplies has passed, lists of school supplies for each grade are available here.

If you are new to Hindley, subscribe to the Hindley Wire, the PTO email newsletter, which is published every Sunday when school is in session.

See you soon!

June 30th is the Deadline to Order Your 2017-18 School Supplies Online

Help support the Hindley PTO and make life easier by pre-ordering school supplies. Order online at www.SuppliestoPlease.com, click on “parents login” and enter username: Hindley/password: hin2017 (case sensitive). School Supply flyer can be seen by clicking here. Kits will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom for the first day of school. Any questions, please email Sara Ernst.

Click here for the list of supplies included in each kit.

 

Hindley Happening Silent Auction Parking Spot Winners

Have you noticed that special parking spot at Hindley, right in the front row, so close to the front door that you barely have time to get wet in the pouring rain? That spot can be won in the auction at the previous year’s Hindley Happening. This year’s winners are:

For 2017-18

  • September –  Cecily Urenay
  • October – Lauren Collins
  • November Cecily Urenay
  • December – Cecily Urenay
  • January – Sarah True
  • February – Alison Gird
  • March – Justine Mullin
  • April- Kristin Calve
  • May – Chivonne Shmulewitz
  • June – Melissa Baiera

Upcoming Events

Nov
22
Wed
7:35 am Chess Club
Chess Club
Nov 22 @ 7:35 am – 8:25 am
Students in First through Fifth grade are invited to sign up for the Hindley Chess Club! All levels are welcome: from beginners to advanced players and tournament players. Beginners will learn to play a full[...]
7:35 am Chorus
Chorus
Nov 22 @ 7:35 am – 8:05 am
Chorus rehearsals will begin for all interested fourth and fifth grade students at Hindley Elementary on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH at 7:35am in the COMMON ROOM. Parents must complete a permission slip in order for students[...]
Nov
29
Wed
7:35 am Chess Club
Chess Club
Nov 29 @ 7:35 am – 8:25 am
Students in First through Fifth grade are invited to sign up for the Hindley Chess Club! All levels are welcome: from beginners to advanced players and tournament players. Beginners will learn to play a full[...]
7:35 am Chorus
Chorus
Nov 29 @ 7:35 am – 8:05 am
Chorus rehearsals will begin for all interested fourth and fifth grade students at Hindley Elementary on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH at 7:35am in the COMMON ROOM. Parents must complete a permission slip in order for students[...]
Dec
6
Wed
7:35 am Chess Club
Chess Club
Dec 6 @ 7:35 am – 8:25 am
Students in First through Fifth grade are invited to sign up for the Hindley Chess Club! All levels are welcome: from beginners to advanced players and tournament players. Beginners will learn to play a full[...]
7:35 am Chorus
Chorus
Dec 6 @ 7:35 am – 8:05 am
Chorus rehearsals will begin for all interested fourth and fifth grade students at Hindley Elementary on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH at 7:35am in the COMMON ROOM. Parents must complete a permission slip in order for students[...]