Welcome to Hindley Elementary School
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year, and to all that it has in store for our students, staff, and families! The beginning of school is always very exciting and hopeful!
Hindley School exists for children. We are proud to be the recipient of the National Blue Ribbon, awarded to highest performance schools in the country. Our teachers are dedicated leaders and educators who place a high priority on empowering all children to become active, engaged learners. They hold high expectations of themselves, as well as their students, while maintaining a strong positive belief that everybody can be successful!
We will begin our school year with approximately 565 students Kindergarten - Grade 5. Learner-centered classroom environments will prevail as our knowledge of students become the main focus of all teaching, and as our instruction centers on inspiring student thinking, problem solving and learning.
Our Hindley Parent Teacher Organization is an active group of parents who generously contribute to all aspects of our school community. The PTO is strongly committed to supporting, enhancing and enriching instruction by way of providing additional programs, projects and extended activities connected to the core curriculum. The Welcome Center supported by the efforts of the PTO, acts as a reception and information center for all who enter our school building. The Welcome Center is managed by parent volunteers and has become a popular place to contribute your time! A Campus Monitor is an integral component to our Welcome Center and plays an important role in screening all visitors who enter our building.
Our goal at Hindley School is not just to create a better school, but, most importantly, to create a better world for children. I am excited about the possibilities that a new school year always brings and look forward to working with our outstanding students, staff and parents.
Rita M. Ferri
Information from Hindley School
This year, the Smarter Balanced assessments replace the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) in reading, writing and mathematics. All Connecticut students enrolled in grades 3-8, and grade 11, are being scheduled to participate in these assessments between March and June.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL PARENTS
School Phone System changes...
Phone extension at Hindley have been changed in an effort to unify communications within the district. Please see the school directory for the latest changes.
Expanded use of ASPEN for
Student Contact & Medical Emergency Information
Sharing Directory Info & Email/Text Notifications
Darien is now using ASPEN, a secure Web-based information management system to collect contact and medical emergency information and for parents to request non-disclosure of directory information for students. School Messenger will be used for email/text notifications in place of Ed Alert.
Please click here for more information
Please click here for a 2014-2015 Important Alert
Weather-related Procedure Information
Safe School Climate Plan
As required by Connecticut Public Act 11-232, “An Act Concerning the Strengthening of School Bullying Laws”, on December 13, 2011 the Darien Board of Education approved a Safe School Climate Plan. To view click here. This plan is a supplement to Board of Education Policy 5245, Bullying Prevention and Intervention. To view click here.
Web Prepayment system for school meals available now!
With LunchPrepay.com you never have to worry about lost lunch money again. LunchPrepay.com is a secure, easy and convenient way to apply funds directly to your student's account online. You can even check the account balance and keep an eye on what your student is buying! As an added convenience, parents can receive a Low Balance notification email alerting the parent that the student’s account will need another payment applied soon.
www.LunchPrepay.com has been designed to make it easy for you to know exactly what information you need to provide and to guide you through the process.
- $10 Membership fee (one-time only)
- Deposit money with ease using your debit or credit card
- Flexibility to deposit money into multiple student accounts with one payment
- View Account Balances
- View 90 day Meal History
- Low Balance Notification via email
To learn more visit www.LunchPrepay.com to register, you simply need your student’s district student Id #. If you do not have this number you may obtain it from your student’s school.
Green Cleaning Programs in Schools (CT PUBLIC ACT 09-81)
The State of Connecticut is requiring that each local and regional board of education implement a green cleaning program for all school buildings and facilities in its district.
The Darien Public Schools is committed to the implementation of this law by providing the staff and the parents and guardians of each child enrolled in each school with a written statement of the school district’s green cleaning program as well as making it available on its web site annually.
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