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PTA Updates


Green Team

Call for Lunch Volunteers! The Green Team is in need of parent and caregiver volunteers to assist with sorting, recycling, and compost during lunch periods. This program was in full swing pre-pandemic and in order to start it up again we need your help! This is a great way to see your child and meet their friends during the school day. You don't have to be a recycling or composting expert as you will mainly provide oversight to the kids. Lunch locations have changed and expanded this year due to COVID protocols so we will be starting with the younger grade levels and expanding to the older grades as our volunteer force grows. We need volunteers every Monday-Thursday between 10:45 and 1:15. Help out for half an hour or the entire lunch period if you are able. Follow this link to sign-up! Questions? Contact: Jill Ward, harringtongreenteam@gmail.com.


Big Backyard

Big Backyard IS happening this fall. The first walks are going out this week and next. AT LONG LAST. Hooray!

Signups are being done through SignupGenius and distributed by each classroom teacher. Yes, we still need parent volunteers! Parents can sign up through the link that their child's teacher sent OR by clicking through to the appropriate grade level here: https://sites.google.com/lexingtonma.org/harringtonbigbackyardprogram/grade-levels

No experience necessary. Parent training for each walk will take place immediately before the walk with the kids. Depending on when folks last volunteered for Big Backyard, this may be different than before. (The goal is to save parents the hassle of going back and forth and back and forth to school for the walk & training.)

Like all volunteer activities, parent volunteers need to submit proof of vaccination and have a current CORI check on file. If parents haven't done this yet, please start by filling out this Google Form, and then contact Jennifer Minasian in the Harrington front office to complete the process: jminasian@lexingtonma.org or 781-860-0012.

Spirit Wear

Hello Harrington Families,

It's time to order your spirit wear! The PTA is hosting a spirit wear sale at Tricon sports. This is a great chance to get Harrington tees, hoodies, hats, and more to wear on spirit days. Attached is the flyer.

Order online at:
https://harringtonfall21.itemorder.com/

Orders must be placed by October 15th.

Report of COVID-19 LPS Cases & Quarantine

This report includes the weekly snapshot of the total counts of LPS students and staff under quarantine or who have tested positive for COVID-19. It is important to note that staff and students may be in quarantine due to exposure outside of school. This report also features data published by the state of Massachusetts (MA's COVID-19 dashboard). Coding corresponds to criteria and key indicators for COVID-19 suppression described by the Harvard Global Health Institute. LPS will update these numbers every Friday. Click here for the report!

COVID-19 Testing in Lex

On August 20, 2021, Lexington School Community received this letter regarding updated COVID-19 Back-to-School Protocols, which included FAQs related to LPS COVID-19 testing. For the 2021-22 school year, our testing program will be multifaceted and include:

  • Individual testing on symptomatic individuals: is a nasal swab performed by the school nurse when individuals present symptoms while at school

  • Individual testing on close contacts (Test and Stay): for asymptomatic close contacts and is a daily nasal swab performed by the school nurse or other qualified healthcare professional for 5-7 days following exposure.

  • Routine COVID-19 safety check (previously referred to as “pooled testing“): collecting and performing a test on a group of samples for routine testing. For efficiency and similar to our program last year, any necessary follow-up individual testing would happen on the same individual samples already sent to the lab. LPS will provide more details in the coming weeks about how staff and students will participate in routine safety checks.
Please note for students and staff to participate in any aspects of our testing program, we must have a signed consent on file before any testing can occur. If we do NOT have a consent form on file, students will need to be quarantined for a minimum of 7 days in the event they are identified as a close contact or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Action Needed: To view and complete the state provided COVID-19 testing consent form for yourself or on behalf of your child, please click here (and then click “consent now” to sign). Families with more than one child enrolled in LPS must complete a consent form for each child.

We will continue to update and maintain information about LPS COVID-19 TESTING testing on the district website, where community members can always look for updates and information about LPS health and safety measures.

Connecting with the PTA

If you’ve wondered what’s happening or would like to connect with the PTA, feel free to join our regular monthly PTA Board meeting on Thursday, February 4th at 7 pm. Any PTA member who wishes to attend can email HarringtonConnects@gmail.com for access prior to 5 pm on Feb. 4th.

Harrington Hawk Monthly – Submit your Photos!

Hawk families, please share your snow day, Valentine’s, and remote learning activities from this past month. Send pics with a caption of the first name of the student and grade to our Hawk Monthly editor Jane Reynolds at: janearey11@gmail.com.

LPS COVID Updates

Stay up to speed with any LPS changes here: https://sites.google.com/lexingtonma.org/lps-covid19-return-to-school/home. Questions about LPS protocol? Contact Dr. Hackett or Principal Daley. Any health-related questions should be directed to our school nurse Pam Vaughn.

Welcome to Our New Website!

We’re thrilled to share the new Harrington PTA website with you as a one-stop place to find information or connect! Thank you to our web team of seven talented high school students, who responded to a call for help on this project and spent their weekends learning state-of-the-art technology. Thank you to our very own VP of Communication, Dr. Wei Ding, who took the time and shared her expertise with these students! See Dr. Hackett’s remarks about this collaboration from her Dec. 8th report!


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