Excerpts of a Letter from Mr. Joseph Adams (Dated November 20, 2019)~
"Dear Helen Street School-- Students, Teachers, Principal and Staff:
Helen Street was in fact named for my mother [Helen Adams]. Years ago my mother's parents had a farm in Hamden, right where Helen Street is now. They had a peach orchard and chickens and grew vegetables. When the town was putting in more streets, my mother's parents were allowed to name a few of the streets. Helen Street was named for my mother and William Street for her younger brother.
For me, it was quite a wonderful thing to learn now there's an elementary school on Helen Street! [My mother] always said that there's no better way to spend your time and energy than teaching and helping young people. She especially loved teaching Kindergarten. I'm sending along a picture of her with one of her many Kindergarten classes.
Helen Street School [webpage] looks like a wonderful school! You're all so lucky to have that great learning environment!"