Monday, May 20, 2019

News to Use - May 20, 2019

Dates to Remember      
Elementary Chorus/Band Concert at Buker 6:30    May 20
Memorial Day, No School                                                May 27
Volunteer Appreciation All School Meeting                 May 29, 9am
Family Fun Night                                                               May 31, 4:30-6:30pm                 

Lost and Found items:
Please check the lost and found area along the cafeteria windows for missing clothing items or water bottles.

Incoming Kindergarten Siblings
If you have a child who plans to attend the District's kindergarten in the fall and still haven't registered, please do this as soon as possible.  You will find the necessary paperwork at www.hwschools.net under the side tab Student Registrations and can register between the hours of 8-4 at the school district office at 5 School Street in Wenham. Please spread the word to any families that this may affect. Thank you!


Gently Used Books Wanted
We are continuing our end of year tradition 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!

News from The Cutler Health Office

Postural Screening
Grade 5 students will have their postural screenings done during their PE classes on May 31st and June 3rd.  If you have any questions, please call the health office.




Please remember to check your child for ticks after outdoor activities. Ticks can transmit Lyme and other diseases. Information on Lyme disease can be found here on the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/

Avoid Direct Contact with Ticks 
Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter. 
• Walk in the center of trails. 
Repel Ticks on Skin and Clothing 
• Use repellent that contains 20 percent or more DEET, picaridin, or IR3535 on exposed skin for protection that lasts several hours. 
o Always follow product instructions. Parents should apply this product to their children, avoiding hands, eyes, and mouth. 
• Use products that contain permethrin on clothing. Treat clothing and gear, such as boots, pants, socks and tents with products containing 0.5% permethrin. It remains protective through several washings. Pretreated clothing is available and may be protective longer. 
• The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an online tool to help you select the repellent that is best for you and your family. 
Find and Remove Ticks from Your Body 
• Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors (preferably within 2 hours) to wash off and more easily find ticks that are crawling on you. 
• Conduct a full-body tick check using a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body upon return from tick-infested areas. Parents should check their children for ticks under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, behind the knees, between the legs, around the waist, and especially in their hair. 
Examine gear and pets
 Ticks can ride into the home on clothing and pets, then attach to a person later, so carefully examine pets, coats, and day packs. 
• Tumble dry clothes in a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill ticks on dry clothing  If the clothes are damp, additional time may be needed.

Also, from the Health Office All 4th grade students are required by MA State Health regulations to provide a current physical exam for their School Health Record. Please send in, fax or email to the health office at your earliest convenience.
*Any 5th grader students who did not provide a physical last year also need to provide one as soon as possible                 
Thank You,  Lynne Nardella, LPN


Melody Miles Information



The weather forecast is in and Saturday is looking like the perfect day to join the Hamilton-Wenham Friends of the Arts (FOTA) for Melody Miles! Let the sun shine down on you while you run/walk the streets of Hamilton and Wenham, all while being serenaded by some of our schools’ best musicians and singers.
Race details:
·       Registration starts at 9am at Winthrop Elementary School (325 Bay Road) on Saturday, May 25th
·       5k and 5mi races start at 10am
·       Advanced registration is $25, day-of is $30 (we accept cards, cash, or check)
·       You do NOT need to be a runner to participate! You can walk, skip, jump, and even push a stroller. Kids of all ages are welcomed and encouraged to join!
·       The first 200 registrants will get a super cool t-shirt, so sign-up now at www.melodymiles.org
If there is a musician in your family – or someone who just likes to make noise, sing songs in the shower, or turn a pan into a drum – then sign-up to play along our race route! Secure your spot at www.melodymiles.org
And finally, if you can’t make it for the race but still want to support the arts in our schools, consider a $25 donation to become a “Melody Maker” and be recognized on our sponsorship banner displayed on race day. Become a contributor at www.melodymiles.org
Questions? Email info@hwfota.org or contact Lexie Riordan at Alexandra_riordan@hotmail.com.

Thank you for your support!


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Registration for the WVIS Summer Park Program at the Tea House Park is open!  Our program will run Monday through Friday, June 24th - August 16th. We have several exciting changes this year.

      *New hours 9am-12pm
      *Rain or shine attendance
      *All registered families will get access to an early release babysitter list
      *Professional tennis instruction

We are always working to make our program better but we are still the same "come-as-you-can" park program that you have known and loved since 1935. For over 80 years, Wenham and Hamilton children ages 4-12 have enjoyed free play, field games, tennis instruction, arts and crafts and much more!

Click here to register campers.

Click here to register CITs.
Please contact us at wvissummer@gmail.comwith park program questions or visit us at www.wenhamvillageimprovementsociety.org.
Best regards,
The WVIS Park Program 

                    

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 20th-24th! Here is an overview of the schedule for the week. To get things started, join us this Friday the 17th after school for classroom door decorating and Monday  morning the 20th at 7:45am to create chalk designs along the pathway to Cutler's main entrance! Watch for more info throughout the week from Classroom Liaisons..

Please see the link below:

Teacher Appreciation Week is here! Here is an overview of the schedule for the week. if you would like to help us with supplies or prep work we would truly appreciate it!  We are in need of snacks, treats, raffle prizes and creative hands. Please click on the link below for more details and to sign up. Thanks in advance for your help!https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4BA9A923A2F94-teacher

Family Fun Night:  Mark your calendars for Family Fun Night, May 31st.  We will need lots of volunteers to make this day happen, so watch for a sign-up genius coming soon.  
Spirit Day:  Friday, May 31st show your school spirit and wear your Cutler red!  Go Cutler cardinals.

Great Gatherings
At the Adult Social/Cornhole Tournament at the end of April, we offered the chance to sign up for our Cutler Great Gatherings. These events are hosted by Cutler families, and are a wonderful chance to enjoy a fun event while supporting Cutler School; all proceeds go to the Friends of Cutler for the school. We still have some spaces so please sign up if you are interested!

This year, we are offering:
  • A Wine and Food pairing (hosted by Sarah and Bill Olson - $25 PER PERSON) 
  • A Family Pool Party (hosted by Leslie and Greg Potter - $25 PER FAMILY)
  • An "Around the World" night for cocktails and snacks (hosted by the McClain, Bilenchi, Gilpin and Bielik families - $20 PER PERSON).

Monday, May 13, 2019

News to Use - May 13, 2019

Dates to Remember      
Gr K/1 Family Music Morning @8:30-9:30              May 15
Elementary Chorus/Band Concert at Buker 6:30    May 20
Memorial Day, No School                                                May 27
Volunteer Appreciation All School Meeting                 May 29, 9am
Family Fun Night                                                               May 31, 4:30-6:30pm

MCAS dates: 
Gr. 3 Math                                                                  May 13 & 14
Gr. 5 Science                                                              May 16 & 17                         

Important Cutler Family Survey
At Cutler School, we view families as integral partners in their child(ren)'s education. We hope you will take this quick 5-minute survey so we can learn what is going well and in what areas we can improve. This survey was designed by our School Council and will inform us as we draft our school improvement goals for next year. Thank you for your feedback!

Incoming Kindergarten Siblings
If you have a child who plans to attend the District's kindergarten in the fall and still haven't registered, please do this as soon as possible.  You will find the necessary paperwork at www.hwschools.net under the side tab Student Registrations and can register between the hours of 8-4 at the school district office at 5 School Street in Wenham. Please spread the word to any families that this may affect. Thank you!


Gently Used Books Wanted
We are continuing our end of year tradition 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!
Cutler School Music Notes
Our third and final Family Music Morning will be held on Wednesday May 15, 2019 Grades K & 1 8:45-9:30 AM

News from The Cutler Health Office
Information about Measles
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), since January 2019, there are over 700 confirmed cases of measles in 22 states, including Massachusetts. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.  Below is a list of important facts about Measles compiled by Public Health Nurses from North Shore communities.

1. Measles can be serious. Some people think of measles as just a little rash and fever that clears up in a few days, but measles can cause serious health complications, especially in children younger than 5 years of age.

2. Measles is very contagious. Measles spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It is so contagious that if one person has it, 9 out of 10 people around him or her will also become infected if they are not protected.

3. You can still get measles in the United States. Every year, measles is brought into the United States by unvaccinated travelers (Americans or foreign visitors) who get measles while they are in other countries. Even if your family does not travel internationally, you could come into contact with measles anywhere in your community. Anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk.

4. You have the power to protect yourself and community against measles with a safe and effective vaccine. The best protection against measles is measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. MMR vaccine provides long-lasting protection against all strains of measles.  

The CDC considers you protected from measles if you have written documentation (records) showing at least one of the following:

·         You received two doses of measles-containing vaccine, and you are a(n) —

o    school-aged child (grades K-12)

o    adult who will be in a setting that poses a high risk for measles transmission, including students at post-high school education institutions, healthcare personnel, and international travelers.

·         You received one dose of measles-containing vaccine, and you are a(n) —

o    preschool-aged child

o    adult who will not be in a high-risk setting for measles transmission.

·         A laboratory confirmed that you had measles at some point in your life.

·         A laboratory confirmed that you are immune to measles.

·         You were born before 1957.

If you’re not sure whether you are fully vaccinated, please consult your doctor. For more information about measles, mumps, rubella viruses or vaccine, you may visit www.cdc.gov/measles.

Lynne Nardella L.P.N.
Cutler Health Office
phone: 978 626 8545
fax: 978 468 5314


Please remember to check your child for ticks after outdoor activities. Ticks can transmit Lyme and other diseases. Information on Lyme disease can be found here on the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/

Avoid Direct Contact with Ticks 
Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter. 
• Walk in the center of trails. 
Repel Ticks on Skin and Clothing 
• Use repellent that contains 20 percent or more DEET, picaridin, or IR3535 on exposed skin for protection that lasts several hours. 
o Always follow product instructions. Parents should apply this product to their children, avoiding hands, eyes, and mouth. 
• Use products that contain permethrin on clothing. Treat clothing and gear, such as boots, pants, socks and tents with products containing 0.5% permethrin. It remains protective through several washings. Pretreated clothing is available and may be protective longer. 
• The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an online tool to help you select the repellent that is best for you and your family. 
Find and Remove Ticks from Your Body 
• Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors (preferably within 2 hours) to wash off and more easily find ticks that are crawling on you. 
• Conduct a full-body tick check using a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body upon return from tick-infested areas. Parents should check their children for ticks under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, behind the knees, between the legs, around the waist, and especially in their hair. 
Examine gear and pets
 Ticks can ride into the home on clothing and pets, then attach to a person later, so carefully examine pets, coats, and day packs. 
• Tumble dry clothes in a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill ticks on dry clothing  If the clothes are damp, additional time may be needed.

Also, from the Health Office All 4th grade students are required by MA State Health regulations to provide a current physical exam for their School Health Record. Please send in, fax or email to the health office at your earliest convenience.
*Any 5th grader students who did not provide a physical last year also need to provide one as soon as possible                 
Thank You,  Lynne Nardella, LPN


Melody Miles Information
Please consider joining the Hamilton-Wenham Friends of the Arts (FOTA) for the 24th Annual Melody Miles 5k or 5mile road race on Saturday, May 25th! The fun run/walk begins at 10am at the Winthrop School and as the miles tick by you will be serenaded by some of our schools’ best musicians and singers. Registration is $25 and all proceeds help support arts education/activities in our schools.

If you are unable to join us for the run but want to support FOTA, consider becoming a Melody Maker with a $25 donation! Your contribution will be recognized on our sponsorship banner displayed on race day.


Register to run/walk or become a Melody Maker online at: www.melodymiles.org Please reach out to Lexie Riordan (Alexandra_riordan@hotmail.com) with any questions. We look forward to running with you!



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Registration for the WVIS Summer Park Program at the Tea House Park is open!  Our program will run Monday through Friday, June 24th - August 16th. We have several exciting changes this year.

      *New hours 9am-12pm
      *Rain or shine attendance
      *All registered families will get access to an early release babysitter list
      *Professional tennis instruction

We are always working to make our program better but we are still the same "come-as-you-can" park program that you have known and loved since 1935. For over 80 years, Wenham and Hamilton children ages 4-12 have enjoyed free play, field games, tennis instruction, arts and crafts and much more!

Click here to register campers.

Click here to register CITs.
Please contact us at wvissummer@gmail.comwith park program questions or visit us at www.wenhamvillageimprovementsociety.org.
Best regards,
The WVIS Park Program 

                    

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 20th-24th! Here is an overview of the schedule for the week. To get things started, join us this Friday the 17th after school for classroom door decorating and Monday  morning the 20th at 7:45am to create chalk designs along the pathway to Cutler's main entrance! Watch for more info throughout the week from Classroom Liaisons..

Please see the link below:

 Family Fun Night:  Mark your calendars for Family Fun Night, May 31st.  We will need lots of volunteers to make this day happen, so watch for a sign-up genius coming soon. 

Spirit Day:  Friday, May 31st show your school spirit and wear your Cutler red!  Go Cutler cardinals.