Monday, June 18, 2018

News to Use--June 18, 2018

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Dates to Remember     
Last Day of School, early release @11:15am, no lunch served       June 26
First Day of School, Grades 1                                                                August 29th
Kindergarten Visit                                                                                   August 30
Kindergarten Orientation                                                                      September 4
First Day of School-Kindergarten                                                        September 5
                                         
Conversation Starters 
This week's question for kids:  If you could make up any holiday – what would it be called?

Leadership Day
This Wednesday, June 20, our first Leadership Day will be held! Students in fifth grade will be leading a variety of choice groups for two 45 minute sessions. The fifth graders have created their proposals, arranged for their materials, and are planning on leading small groups of students from all grade levels. The fun activities range from learning the basics of ukulele, to making slime, or playing ultimate frisbee!


Some end-of-year items

  • Please return all library books to the school library. 
  • Please check the lost and found. All unclaimed items will be donated.

A Message from Mrs. McIlvaine-
Calling all Cutler Families!!!  Please consider becoming a "Welcoming Family" as we think about helping new students and families join our school community for the 2018-19 school year.  This is a fun way to get involved with a minimal commitment.  In mid August, Welcoming Families will be assigned a family who will be new to Cutler School next year.  The primary role of a welcoming family would be to reach out via phone and email to offer help in getting settled in at Cutler and the greater Hamilton/Wenham community.  There will also be a few meetings scheduled throughout the year that we would ask you to attend as you are able.  

If you are interested, please email Dolly McIlvaine as soon as possible at d.mcilvaine@hwschools.net with the following information:
Parent Name(s)
Current Students and grade level
Home and cell numbers
Email address

Please contact Dolly if you have any questions:  978-468-8475

End of year planning
While we hope to have students with us through the last day of school, if you know that your child(ren) will finish school prior to the last day, please let Katie Parker know. We would like to be able to plan to have their completed work ready for them to take with them. Similarly, if your family is moving out of the district over the summer, please let Katie know so we can be sure to get records to your new school district in a timely manner.

Please check out the information about the Acord Summer Food Program

                       
SchoolKidz: The Friends of Cutler have partnered with SchoolKidz in an effort to take the shopping for school supplies off your plate!  These kits are ordered online and will be hand delivered to your child’s classroom for the first day of school.  Get your supplies ordered with 5 easy steps!  Order forms with more information will also be sent home in backpacks.

ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH JUNE 26TH, 2018

1)    Go to www.shopttkits.com
2)    Enter in Account No. 86130
3)    Choose the kit you need based on your child’s grade they are entering next year
4)    Enter your child’s first and last name
5)    Add kit to cart; confirm order and check out; (the default shipping address is the school; keep that selection as the kits will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom)

Please direct any questions regarding this program to Leslie Jorgensen at leslie@supportingstrategies.com.


Free Money: It is June collection time for Box Tops!  Please send in your Box Tops, marked with name and grade to Cutler.  For this school year, Cutler received two checks totaling $825.90.  Our school’s lifetime Box Tops earnings total an amazing $9,357.41!  Thanks for clipping Box Tops all year and over the summer, too! 

Monday, June 11, 2018

News to Use - June 11, 2018

Follow us on Twitter! @CutlerSchool

Dates to Remember     
Last Day of School, early release @11:15am, no lunch served       June 26
First Day of School, Grades 1                                                                August 29th
Kindergarten Visit                                                                                   August 30
Kindergarten Orientation                                                                      September 4
First Day of School-Kindergarten                                                        September 5
                                         
Conversation Starters 
This week's question for kids:  If you could make any animal talk – what would it be?

Classroom Teacher Assignments
Students will be able to learn their classroom teacher assignment for next year on the report cards released on the last day of school into Aspen. For now, we are planning on all teachers remaining at the same grade levels with the exceptions of Ms. Valentine will move to fifth grade, Mrs. Adamik will move to first grade, and Ms. Stueve will move to second grade.


A Message from Mrs. McIlvaine-
Calling all Cutler Families!!!  Please consider becoming a "Welcoming Family" as we think about helping new students and families join our school community for the 2018-19 school year.  This is a fun way to get involved with a minimal commitment.  In mid August, Welcoming Families will be assigned a family who will be new to Cutler School next year.  The primary role of a welcoming family would be to reach out via phone and email to offer help in getting settled in at Cutler and the greater Hamilton/Wenham community.  There will also be a few meetings scheduled throughout the year that we would ask you to attend as you are able.  

If you are interested, please email Dolly McIlvaine as soon as possible at d.mcilvaine@hwschools.net with the following information:
Parent Name(s)
Current Students and grade level
Home and cell numbers
Email address

Please contact Dolly if you have any questions:  978-468-8475


End of year planning
While we hope to have students with us through the last day of school, if you know that your child(ren) will finish school prior to the last day, please let Katie Parker know. We would like to be able to plan to have their completed work ready for them to take with them. Similarly, if your family is moving out of the district over the summer, please let Katie know so we can be sure to get records to your new school district in a timely manner.

Please see this link for information about a special Friends of the Arts event coming up at the HW Library.

SPRING CLEANING!!
ELECTRONIC & APPLIANCES
RECYCLING FUNDRAISER
Proceeds to support the Hamilton Wenham Girls Basketball Team
When:  SATURDAY June 16, 2018
9:00AM- 1:00PM
Where:  WINTHROP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 325 BAY RD. HAMILTON MA
**For a nominal fee any of the following items will be taken for environmentally safe recycling**


$10:  Servers CD Rom/DVD Drives,Copy/Fax/Scan/Printer, Camera/Video/Audio Equipment, VCRs, Stereos, Phones and phone systems, toaster, iron, hair dryers.
$15:  Laptops, CPUs, Computer Monitors, Dehumidifiers, Metal desks, Microwaves,
$20: Air conditioners, Refrigerators, Freezers, Dehumidifiers, Hot Water Tanks, Heaters, Washing machines, Dryers, Stoves and Dishwashers, BBQ grills(no propane tanks)

Lawnmowers, snow blowers, water tanks, other Appliances are acceptable. Due to HAZ-MAT regulations all liquids (water, oil, gas) must be drained

  $25:  TV’s Below 27 inches   
  $30:  TV’s over 27 inches
  $40:  Projection or Wood                             Console TV’s
FREE(with paid drop off): Speakers, Mice, keyboards, plugs, wires, Walkman, ipods and phones. No Batteries
Questions please contact:
Lisa Fibbe Lmfot@comcast.net

Please check out the Early Childhood Partners website for lots of special events.  www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.weebly.com


                       
School Supplies: The Friends of Cutler have partnered with SchoolKidz in an effort to take the shopping for school supplies off your plate!  These kits are ordered online and will be hand delivered to your child’s classroom for the first day of school.  Get your supplies ordered with 5 easy steps!  Order forms with more information will also be sent home in backpacks.


ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH JUNE 26TH, 2018

1)    Go to www.shopttkits.com
2)    Enter in Account No. 86130
3)    Choose the kit you need based on your child’s grade they are entering next year
4)    Enter your child’s first and last name
5)    Add kit to cart; confirm order and check out; (the default shipping address is the school; keep that selection as the kits will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom)

Please direct any questions regarding this program to Leslie Jorgensen at leslie@supportingstrategies.com.

School Store:  The last week of the school store will be THIS week, Monday, June 11th – Friday, June 8th. 
Teacher Experience:  Thank you to all of the Cutler staff that spent their Friday evening with our children for the first Friday Film Fest!  Much fun was had by all that attended!! 

Cultural Enrichment:  The committee was excited to bring Project Adventure back to Cutler School TODAY Monday, June 11.  Project Adventure has been working with young people in the field of Adventure Education since 1971.

Our students worked in their classroom groups with a lead facilitator from Project Adventure.  The groups worked on initiatives or problem-solving activities.  Our groups only had a short time for this program, but these activities lend themselves to camaraderie among participants, self-discovery of leadership styles, and communication in a group.  Through creative and cooperative problem-solving activities, students had the opportunity to have an experience, reflect on their performance, refine their process, and work towards excellence.  This is the idea behind the Experiential Learning Cycle, and it’s a lot of fun!

Possible questions for your child:
* What helps you be successful in a group?
* What might you think if you aren't successful on the first or second try?

Free Money: It is June collection time for Box Tops!  Please send in your Box Tops, marked with name and grade to Cutler.  For this school year, Cutler received two checks totaling $825.90.  Our school’s lifetime Box Tops earnings total an amazing $9,357.41!  Thanks for clipping Box Tops all year and over the summer, too! 

Monday, June 4, 2018

News to Use - June 4, 2018


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Dates to Remember     
Volunteer Appreciation All School Meeting                                  June 6, 9:00am
Friends of Cutler Meeting                                                                 June 6, 9:30am
Last Day of School, early release @11:15am, no lunch served   June 26
                                           
Conversation Starters 
This week's question for kids:  If you could live anywhere – where would you live?


All School Meeting for Volunteers
Please join us thisWednesday, June 6th, at 9:00 am for our annual All School Meeting to honor our school volunteers. Students are looking forward to saying thank you! 

Gently Used Books Wanted
We are hoping to start a new end of year tradition this year with a Cutler Book Swap! Please consider sending in your gently used books that can be enjoyed by other students. During the last week of school, students will be allowed to peruse the used books and bring home 'new to them' books for summer reading and enjoyment! All donations can be brought to the front office. Please limit your donations to books appropriate for students in K-5. Thank you!

Reminder-Please send your children with water bottles everyday, but especially for these warm-weather days.

End of year planning
While we hope to have students with us through the last day of school, if you know that your child(ren) will finish school prior to the last day, please let Katie Parker know. We would like to be able to plan to have their completed work ready for them to take with them. Similarly, if your family is moving out of the district over the summer, please let Katie know so we can be sure to get records to your new school district in a timely manner.

Please check out the Early Childhood Partners website for lots of special events.  www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.weebly.com


                       

Family Fun Night:  Thank you to all of the volunteers and families that came back to Cutler on Friday night!  Despite the unpredictable weather which had us scrambling inside and outside, the sun ended up shining on us!  Much fun was had by all and our playground was filled with excitement.  The kids enjoyed eating hot dogs from the Good Dogs Cart and kept cool by slurping up Kona Ice!  Lawn games were played, frisbees decorated, photos were snapped, and many cakes were won during the Cake Walk.  It was wonderful to see the Cutler Community come together to mingle and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed atmosphere. 
Meeting: Each year, our last Friends of Cutler meeting follows the All School Meeting, which begins at 9am THIS Wednesday, June 6th.  Please join the entire Cutler School (kids, students, staff, and volunteers) in this culminating assembly which celebrates all of the dedication YOU as volunteers have given to Cutler this year.  The Friends meeting will follow the assembly at 9:30.  We hope to see you there! 
Teacher Experience:  The Friday Film Fest will be held THIS Friday, June 8th from 3:15-5pm.  Students whose parents sign them up ($10 per student) can come and enjoy popcorn, popsicles and activities with some of their favorite teachers and staff members.  Permission slips went home in your child’s backpack last week.  Be sure to get them in ASAP so that we can have a rough count!  Attached at the bottom is another copy of the permission slip that went home. 
School Store:  The last week of the school store will be next week, Monday, June 11th – Friday, June 8th.