Hello Hardy Families:

Please join us in celebrating all our students and each of their multicultural contributions to our community! For the first time ever, Hardy will be hosting a multicultural festival on Friday, April 28th from 6 to 8 p.m., open to all K-5 students in Wellesley in partnership with World Of Wellesley. We still need representation from the following: Eastern Europe, Europe-UK/France, South America, Africa, The Gulf-Mexico etc., Japan and Hawaii. If you can, please consider running a 20-minute workshop for 12 to 14 students featuring cultural hands-on activities. If you are interested or want additional information, please email Rama: silver0483. This is an exciting opportunity to share the diversity of our Hardy community.

As many of you know our art teacher Sarah Kess is expecting her first child during April vacation. We are so excited for her and wish her and her new family all the best. She will be returning to Hardy in the fall.

Taking her place for the rest of this year will be Amanda Hockensmith. Amanda completed her elementary education licensure at Shady Hill School Teaching Training, and also holds a K-8 Art Teaching Certificate. She most recently was a long term art substitute at Schofield and Upham Elementary Schools and has taught art at both private and public schools, as well as a summer program for low-income Boston students. Amanda is a practicing artist who is an oil painter with a studio in Somerville and loves reading, travel and birdwatching.

Parent-teacher conferences are taking place on March 29 and April 4 and 5 between roughly 12:45 and 3:15. Teachers have already started to schedule these or will be shortly. I will be available during these times, too, so feel free to stop in. This is the second and final parent teacher conference for the year. However, if for any reason you want to set up a time to meet with any of your child’s teachers or me just reach out with an email or call. The family-school connection is very important and we look forward to meeting with all of our families.

Thank you,

Charlene Cook

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