Monday, February 11, 2019

News to Use - February 11, 2019

Dates to Remember      
School Vacation Week, No School                       February 18-22
Gr.4 & 5 Family Music Morning 8:30-9:30am  (new date)March 7
No School, Teacher Workshop Day                       March 11
Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night @Buker   March 18,  6:30pm
Cutler School Open House                                     March 25, 5-7pm
School Vacation week, No School                        April 15-19              

Run Across America - Family Challenge
The Manganaro family (Mallory - 4 Anderson) just got back from a trip to Disney and asked if they could record the miles they walked toward the Run Across America!  Keeping track with Fit Bits, the family walked 171.95 miles!  The goal of our Run Across America is to get us all moving and to watch our progress on the map as we travel from coast to coast.  Our miles in school have slowed down a bit with the winter months so the challenge is now on!  If you walk or run outside of school, keep track of the miles earned and submit them into our Run Across America mailbox!  All miles count.

Safe Arrival Notification 
With the upcoming school vacation, a reminder that if you are aware of your student’s planned absence and notifying teachers, please also inform the nurse via the safe arrival line (978)468-8472.  The nurse is responsible for attendance and absence investigation.  Ensuring the nurse is informed of planned (and unplanned) absences will prevent any calls home to you to check on the safety of your student. Thank you for your help with this!

A message from the health office
What is the difference between a cold and flu?
Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more intense. Colds are usually milder than flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. Flu can have very serious associated complications(https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/complications.htm).
How can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?
Because colds and flu share many symptoms, it can be difficult (or even impossible) to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Special tests that usually must be done within the first few days of illness can tell if a person has the flu.
What are the symptoms of the flu versus the symptoms of a cold?
The symptoms of flu(https://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/symptoms.htm) can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue (tiredness). Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems.


Incoming Kindergarten Information
Parent Orientation Night for incoming HW Kindergarten students will be held at Buker School on Monday, March 18th at 6:30pm 

2019-2020
Kindergarten Registration Timeline

PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
Monday, March 18th in the Buker Multi-Purpose Room 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Please complete your registration packet and return with all required documentation (partial registration packets cannot be accepted) to Donna Bunk, District Registrar @ 5 School Street, Wenham during the hours listed below. Your child will not be considered officially registered and you will not receive notification of school assignment until registration documents have been submitted.

Required Documents to bring with you when registering:
1. Proof of residency (utility bill OR fully executed Purchase & Sale; if you have just moved in and do not have a utility bill OR your rental agreement (copies are accepted) 2. Birth Certificate (copies are accepted) 3. Most recent Physical & Immunization certificate (copies are accepted)
REGISTRATION WEEK Monday, April 1st - Friday, April 5th 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon Wednesday, April 3rd 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon & 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM


                    

Adult Social: Save the date – Friday 4/26 from 7-11pm. More information to follow! 

5th Grade and Cultural Enrichment: Now through March 15th, 5th graders are accepting donations to give to Cradles to Crayons. Cradles to Crayons is an organization that collects new or gently used donations of clothing, toys, school supplies and books "to give to children from birth through aged 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive". The 5th Grade Kindness Committee have designated the following items to be donated for each grade: 
  • Kindergarten: Toys (NO STUFFED ANIMALS)
  • 1st Grade: Pajamas (must be new)
  • 2nd Grade: Books
  • 3rd Grade: Socks and Shoes (must be new socks)
  • 4th Grade: School Supplies
  • 5th Grade: Clothing: infants through age 12 
5th graders will bring all of the collected items to the Cradles to Crayons warehouse in late March to help them sort and organize donations. Thank you for your help in supporting 5th graders' leadership in this very important cause.

Cultural Enrichment: A big thank you to the Cultural Enrichment Committee and Friends of Cutler for bringing Artists for Humanity to our school last week.  The kids really enjoyed the presentation and working on the Cutler Mural, which will hang at the Wenham Museum in June alongside some individual students’ work. 


Free Money: See our skiers in the Cutler Gallery. Box Tops Winter Incentive - The grade that sends in the most Box tops will earn an extra recess!  Please send in all of your Box Tops in a baggie or enveloped marked with classroom grade. 

 

Monday, February 4, 2019

News to Use - February 4, 2019

Dates to Remember      
School Vacation Week, No School                                                         February 18-22
Gr.4 & 5 Family Music Morning 8:30-9:30am  (new date)              March 7
No School, Teacher Workshop Day                                                       March 11
Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night @Buker                    March 18,  6:30pm
Cutler School Open House                                                       March 25, 5-7pm

Ski Bradford -Last day this Wednesday, 2/6

Thank you to our Family Game Night organizers! Books, games and dancing ensured a fun time was shared by many Cutler families.

News from the Cutler Health Office
The Health Office is again in need of gently used clothing sizes 5 and up. Elastic waist leggings and sweatpants are the most useful items.  We are also in need of both girl and boy undergarments.  Thank you again for your continued kindness and generosity. 

Incoming Kindergarten Information
Parent Orientation Night for incoming HW Kindergarten students will be held at Buker School on Monday, March 18th at 6:30pm 

2019-2020
Kindergarten Registration Timeline

PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
Monday, March 18th in the Buker Multi-Purpose Room 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Please complete your registration packet and return with all required documentation (partial registration packets cannot be accepted) to Donna Bunk, District Registrar @ 5 School Street, Wenham during the hours listed below. Your child will not be considered officially registered and you will not receive notification of school assignment until registration documents have been submitted.

Required Documents to bring with you when registering:
1. Proof of residency (utility bill OR fully executed Purchase & Sale; if you have just moved in and do not have a utility bill OR your rental agreement (copies are accepted) 2. Birth Certificate (copies are accepted) 3. Most recent Physical & Immunization certificate (copies are accepted)
REGISTRATION WEEK Monday, April 1st - Friday, April 5th 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon Wednesday, April 3rd 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon & 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM

Cultural Enrichment: Artists For Humanity This Thursday
As part of the Friends of Cutler Cultural Enrichment Committee Programming, this Thursday, February 7th, our students will welcome representatives from the rapidly growing Boston-based non-profit Artists For Humanity (AFH) for a morning assembly and participatory program. AFH's mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self- sufficiency through paid employment in art and design.

Teens and staff from AFH will be delivering a brief presentation about their program and how it has enabled them to produce hundreds of student leaders in the arts. Last month, each grade selected a word that they felt defined the qualities of student leadership: Wonder, Compassion, Courage, Kindness, Responsibility, and Bravery.
AFH will be bringing their artistic interpretation of this in the form of a word cloud painting, which will be collaboratively completed by student representatives from each grade on site during the assembly.  The final piece will be permanently hung at Cutler. In addition, each student will have an opportunity to create a small version of the piece on their own, for a grade-level group art gallery.

We look forward to our Cutler students connecting to the AFH mission around their two philosophies related to student leadership: engagement in the creative process as a powerful force for social change and creative entrepreneurship as a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people and their communities. Please ask your child about the program when they come home Thursday, and feel free to share their take-aways with your child’s teacher.

                    

Scholastic Book Fair & Family Game Night Wrap Up: Many thanks for all of the hard work, time, and enthusiasm brought forth by the book fair committee!  The week-long fun of the book fair was another huge success, and many many books have already been purchased for our school.  And thank you for helping us make Family Game Night so awesome. With close to 90 families in attendance a lot of fun was raised! And, thanks to your generosity, the 5th graders collected a whole bin’s worth of winter clothes for Cradles to Candles. A huge thank you to all of you who volunteered your time to put this event on!

Free Money:  Box Tops Winter Incentive - The grade that sends in the most Box tops will earn an extra recess!  Please send in all of your Box Tops in a baggie or enveloped marked with classroom grade. We have received over 500 Box Tops in the past three months! Thank you!
  
School Store: The School Store will be open THIS WEEK from Monday, February 4th  – Friday, February 8th from 8:15-8:30.  The store is set up on the stage in the dining hall, selling notebooks, pencils, pens, and erasers.  Students may spend up to $3 in small bills and coins.

Cultural Enrichment: Artists for Humanity: This Thursday, February 7, Cutler will welcome representatives from the Boston-based non-profit, Artists For Humanity (AFH), for a morning assembly and participatory program. Artists For Humanity’s (AFH) mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self- sufficiency through paid employment in art and design.

Adult Social: Save the date – Friday 4/26 from 7-11pm. More information to follow!

Monday, January 28, 2019

News to Use - January 28, 2019

Dates to Remember      
Spirit Day at Cutler -wear your pj's to school (optional)                 February 1
Kindergarten report cards available on Friday                                February 1
Family Game Night                                                             February 1, 4:30-6:30pm  
School Vacation Week, No School                                                         February 18-22
No School, Teacher Workshop Day                                                       March 11
Incoming Kindergarten Parent Night @Buker                    March 18,  6:30pm
Cutler School Open House                                                       March 25, 5-7pm

Ski Bradford equipment drop-off UPDATE:
THIS WEEK ONLY- due to the Book Fair being set up in the gallery, please plan to bring your Ski Bradford equipment (skis, boots, bags, etc.) to the Cutler Gymnasium.  Next week, we will be back to the gallery for equipment drop-off.  Last day for Ski Bradford is February 6th (unless there is a Wednesday snow day). Thank you~

MCAS - various dates during the weeks of:
April 22 - Grades 3,4 & 5
April 29 - Grades 3 & 4
May 6 - Grades 4 & 5
May 13 - Grades 3 & 5

News from the Cutler Health Office
The Health Office is again in need of gently used clothing sizes 5 and up. Elastic waist leggings and sweatpants are the most useful items.  We are also in need of both girl and boy undergarments.  Thank you again for your continued kindness and generosity. 

Friendly reminder:
Please encourage your students to dress in layers.  The temperatures can vary considerably throughout the building and outside during the day. We do our best to make it outside every day for recess, weather permitting, so having boots, hats & mittens or gloves will help students feel more comfortable. Finally, if your child has lost anything while at school, please check our lost and found area along the back of the dining hall near the windows. If your child believes they left something on a bus, please check with the bus driver.  Salter Transportation's policy is for leftover items to be brought to the front of the bus.  Thank you!


Kindergarten registration information 

2019-2020
REGISTRATION TIMELINE

PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
Monday, March 18th in the Buker Multi-Purpose Room 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Please complete your registration packet and return with all required documentation (partial registration packets cannot be accepted) to Donna Bunk, District Registrar @ 5 School Street, Wenham during the hours listed below. Your child will not be considered officially registered and you will not receive notification of school assignment until registration documents have been submitted.

Required Documents to bring with you when registering:
1. Proof of residency (utility bill OR fully executed Purchase & Sale; if you have just moved in and do not have a utility bill OR your rental agreement (copies are accepted) 2. Birth Certificate (copies are accepted) 3. Most recent Physical & Immunization certificate (copies are accepted)
REGISTRATION WEEK Monday, April 1st - Friday, April 5th 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon Wednesday, April 3rd 9:00 AM until 12:00 Noon & 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM

Wind Down Wednesdays
Beginning Jan. 9th and continuing for each Wednesday until our February break, School Counselor Dolly McIlvaine will be hosting an alternative lunch recess entitled, “Wind Down Wednesdays".  This will be open to any student in grades K-5. Students will need to sign up for each Wednesday morning with their classroom teacher.  They do not need to commit to participating every week.  This will be a time for participants to slow down and develop a practice of mindfulness, using self-calming strategies, self-reflection, and yoga.  Please contact Mrs. McIlvaine at 978-468-8475 if you have any questions.  



                    
Scholastic Book Fair: The book fair is THIS WEEK!  Thank you to all those who signed up to volunteer, there are still slots left:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aaeab2aa2f49-cutler1

Please also feel free to just show up when your child has book fair hours!  We are encouraging students to bring cash (in the envelope that was sent home last week) but we welcome parents that are present to swipe their credit cards as well.  If your child is interested in pre-ordering Jeff Kinney’s new book coming out April 9, “Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid” there will be order forms available at the book fair.  It is $8.99 for the paperback. 

Monday, January 28h

Tuesday, January 29th

Wednesday, January 30th

Thursday, January 31st

Friday, February 1st

4th Grade

5th Grade
9:40-11:20

3rd Grade
1:05-1:30 3A
1:30-1:55 3H

2nd Grade
2:00-2:25 2S
2:25-2:50 2B

 KL
8:50-9:30

KG
9:30-10:00

 1st Grade
1:05-1:30 1G
1:30 – 2:00 1P
2:05-2:35 1A
Before School Hours
8:15-8:30

After School Hours
12:45-1:15

Before School Hours
8:15-8:30

After School Hours
3:00-3:30

Before School Hours
8:15-8:30

Family Game Night
4:30-6:30pm


Spirit Day: Friday, February 1st is a pajama-themed Spirit Day at school.  You can wear pj's to school for a cozy day of learning.

Family Game Night:  We are looking forward to our annual Family Game Night! It is this  Friday, February 1st from 4:30 to 6:30. This fun-filled night is a wonderful opportunity for Cutler families to enjoy all types of games, dancing and activities with their children, have some pizza or visit the 5th grades’ snack shack. Bring the whole family! No need to register ahead of time, and a suggested donation of $5 per family can be made at the door.  

Adult Social: Save the date – 2nd Annual Corn Hole Tournament! Friday 4/26 from 7-11pm. More information to follow.

Free Money: You can earn Free Money for Cutler School by using the Amazon.com link found at www.FriendsofCutler.org