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    Welcome to the Maria Hastings School website. The Hastings School, one of six elementary schools in Lexington, provides a multi-disciplinary and differentiated educational experience for 440 students. Our school motto: Everyone Belongs, Everyone Learns, is at the heart of our work. The entire staff believes that all children can learn. We put our mission into practice by matching teaching strategies with children’s learning needs.  Our school community includes a highly supportive and active Parent Teacher Association.

    This website is a communication tool designed to provide you with information about the school system, the Hastings School, and the students, staff, and families who make up our vibrant school community.

    Louise P. Lipsitz, Principal






  • Reminder- 12:15 Dismissal
    Please note that on October 24th, 25th, 31st and November 1st, students will be dismissed at 12:15 PM for parent/teacher conferences.
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  • Conference Babysitting
    The 5th grade is offering babysitting services between 1-4 pm on October 24th, 25th, 31st and November 1st.  The cost is $5.00 per half hour with a family cap of $15.00.  No need to sign up- just come to the gym!
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  • Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
    Please send all donations for UNICEF into school by Tuesday, November 13th.  Remember to convert all cash donations into a check made out to UNICEF.
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  • LEF Trivia Bee
    Come on down to the LHS auditorium on Monday, 11/5 at 7:00 PM to cheer on our team.  Good luck to all, especially our Hastings team with Ms. DeSantis, Mrs. Knight, and Mrs. Lipsitz!
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  • No School
    There will be no school for students on Tuesday, 11/6 as staff participates in Lexington Learns.
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  • Multicultural Pot Luck Dinner
    Join us right here at Hastings on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:30-8:30 PM for a scrumptious celebration of cultures!
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  • School Improvement Plan
    Click here to view the Hastings SIP for the 2017-2018 school year. 
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  • Volunteer Training
    Thanks to Hastings' teachers, we have created a video that replaces the mandatory in-school volunteer training. You must watch the video and then complete the verification at the end.  Click here to view the video. 
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  • Absentee Line
    To report student absences, please call our absentee line: 781-860-5802. This line is accessible 24 hours a day. When leaving a message, please include your child’s name, teacher, and reason for the absence.
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