Monday, October 2, 2017

News to Use, October 2, 2017

Dates to Remember      
Parent Meeting about Kids and Company                                       October 2, 6:30pm
No School, Teacher Professional Day                                  October 6
No School, Columbus Day                                                        October 9
Early Dismissal, Parent Conferences, no lunch served                 October 24 & 31, 11:15am
Halloween Parade, grades K-2                                                           October 31, 9am

FRIENDLY REMINDER: There will be no school this Friday, October 6, or Monday, October 9. Don't forget about our early dismissal days on October 24 & 31 as well!

Halloween Parade
Mark your calendars...our annual kindergarten-grade 2 Halloween parade will take place on October 31 at 9am

  • Parents are invited to the front driveway to cheer on their costumed children. K-2 children should come dressed in as much of their costume as possible, with the rest in a labeled bag. Since costumes will not be worn for the remainder of the day, be sure your child has an appropriate change of clothing.  Please remember to emphasize non-violent costumes, with no weapons, gore or blood. Halloween School-Wide DEAM (Drop Everything and Move) will directly follow the parade outside on the hill.

Attention Gr 4/5 Parents!
Music and Band Lessons begin this week!

The Elementary Instrumental Program is offered to 4th and 5th grade students.  We have had great success with this program, offering group lessons in a variety of instruments, and an elementary ensemble for students with previous musical instruction, and an elementary chorus. 

As your child pursues his/her musical education, they will have the opportunity to participate in the Middle School and High School bands and choral groups. The BCW Elementary Ensemble is directed by Michael FerreiraKendall Clark is the director of the BCW Elementary Chorus.  
Lessons and Ensemble start this week! Don't miss out.  Follow this link to see the instrument demos and to register!

Kids and Company Program

Kids & Company Together for Safety
Parent Forum Night 

TONIGHT, October 2nd from 6:30 –7:30 pm, we will hold a parent forum at the Cutler School in the dining hall to discuss the district's safety curriculum, Kids and Company: Together For Safety.  This is a comprehensive program taught in grades K-2 that provides children with the skills, information, self-confidence, and support necessary to guard against abduction and sexual abuse.  The program takes a positive and constructive approach in helping children respond to various situations and make safe decisions.  
Kids and Company has been taught in the district for the past sixteen years.  The forum will provide parents, who are unfamiliar with the program, an overview of the skills that are taught and a chance to view the materials used.
If you have any questions about the program or the forum, please contact Dolly McIlvaine @ 978-468-8475.  

Request from the Health Office-Nurse Lynne Nardella
If you have small, elastic waist pants for changes of clothes, please donate to the health office.  Please remember to send medications and EpiPens with a trusted adult and finally please be sure to check your student for head lice regularly and check them for ticks daily, especially after outside play time.  
Thank you for your cooperation.  Lynne

Please see this link from the Hamilton Wenham Library about some upcoming children's programs.

HW League of Women Voters event
The League of Women Voters of Hamilton Wenham is hosting an exciting, free event about decoding fact from fiction in the media in 2017, featuring five distinguished panelists on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, 775 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA. 


Modell’s Team Weeks Program: Modell’s will be giving Cutler 5% back on all purchases made from the coupon that was sent out in your welcome packet.  If you’ve misplaced it, don’t worry – it can found on the Friends of Cutler Facebook page as well.  The coupon expires THIS THURSDAY 10/5/17 so hurry and get all of your sporting goods!

Movie Night:  Save the date – Friday, October 13th (spooky!) for Cutler’s 1st Family Movie Night!  We will be showing Hotel Transylvania at 6pm in the cafeteria (doors open at 5:45 – be sure to arrive on time)!  A donation of $20 per family is suggested.  Popcorn, drinks and bake sale items will be available for purchase.  Students may wish to bring a blanket to sit on; chairs will also be available. PJs are welcome! 

Spirit Day: It was so great to see all the red and Cutler apparel last Friday!  Our next spirit day will be Friday, October 13th – PJ DAY!!  Come to school in PJs and keep them on to stay cozy for Movie Night.

Friends of Cutler Meeting with Dr. Harvey: Save the date for our next FOC meeting on Monday, October 16th at 7pm.  Dr. Harvey, HWRSD Superintendent, will be presenting.  Please make every effort to attend this important meeting!

Fund Drive:  Our 1st tri-school Parent’s Night Out was a HUGE success.  It was SO wonderful to see so many new and familiar faces.  If you attended and haven’t yet made your donation, PLEASE do so at:

Ski, Skate & Board Event: Save the date for our BIGGEST fundraiser of the year! Our Ski, Skate & Board consignment event will be taking place on November 18th & 19th.  We will be sending out information in the upcoming weeks on ways that you can help contribute to this amazing weekend.

Gardening & Grounds Club (GGC):  Part of our school improvement efforts this year will to be further enhance Cutler’s grounds.  Want to get involved?  Email Kristen Degnan at to be added to committee. 

Free Money: So many ways to help!!
§  Box Tops: The Summer/Fall Box Top deposit is due by October 31st.  Cutler earns 10 cents a top and they add up fast!  Put them in an envelope/baggie marked with your child’s name and classroom teacher and send them into school.
§  Crosby’s/Henry’s Receipts:  Every receipt counts towards free school equipment.  Please send them into Cutler in your child’s backpack at any time.  There is a collection box in the school’s front entrance foyer. 
§  Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards: Time to register your Stop & Shop card online at and select Savings & Rewards.  Follow the prompts.  You’ll need your 13-digit S&S card number and the School ID is #09092.  No need to register again if you have already done so.  The program begins October 6th.

§ When shopping Amazon (and who doesn’t?!) first visit and click on the Amazon Logo from our page.  An Amazon window will open  - shop  you normally would, but now you’re also supporting Cutler!