Monday, October 30, 2017

UPDATED News to Use, for the week of October 30, 2017

Dates to Remember      
Veterans' Day, No School                                                                     November 10
Ski, Skate & Board Sale                                                                        November 18 & 19
Early Dismissal, Thanksgiving recess, no lunch served                November 22, 11:15am
Thanksgiving, No School                                                                     November 23 & 24
We will be in touch ASAP with new times for parent conferences that were missed yesterday due to the storm!

Connecting with New Cutler School Parents 
As part of our ongoing efforts to be intentional in supporting new families as they transition into our school community, we will be hosting a New Parent Gathering on Monday, November 6th from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Cutler School Learning Commons.  Any parent and or guardian who is new to Cutler School is welcome to join us.  This will be a time to check in to see how everyone is adjusting to their new school as well as to ask any lingering questions that you haven’t had answered yet.   It would be helpful for planning purposes if you could rsvp to d.mcilvaine@hwschools.nethowever, this is not necessary.  If your plans change and you want to drop in, please do so… Hope to see you there.  
Take Time Tuesdays
Beginning in November and continuing for each Tuesday until our December break, our School Counselor, Dolly McIlvaine will be hosting an alternative lunch recess for any student, or staff for that matter…. entitled, “Take Time Tuesdays”This alternative lunch recess activity will take place in the Cutler gymnasium and will be a time for participants to slow down and develop more of a practice of mindfulness, self-calming strategies, and self-reflection.  If students are interested, they may sign up each Tuesday morning in their classroom.  This will be a week to week sign up with no long-term commitment required, however, if a student signs up, he/she must remain with the group for the entire recess period that day.  If students would like to bring in a mat or a blanket on Tuesdays to use during this time, they are welcome to do so, although we will have a few mats available each week for student use.  Please contact Dolly McIlvaine at 978-468-8475 if you have any additional questions.

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

Hamilton Wenham Integrated Preschool Information, please see this flier.
To learn about an upcoming Preschool Fair, please see this link.

A message from Nancy Perkus, Occupational Therapist at Cutler School
All students at Cutler School participate in The Zones of Regulation curriculum.  Attached please find the link to the Cutler OT Parent Blog to learn more about this program.


Please use this flier to help spread the word about the Ski Skate and Board Sale.

Top 10 Things to Know About the Ski Skate and Board Sale
Sale starts Saturday, November 18
 9)  CONSIGN  
 Start cleaning closets now! Collect gear and apparel to consign  (see for details on accepted items and how to be prepared).
Consignors receive 70% of the sale.
Drop off hours are: Tuesday, 11/14 6-8 pm, Thursday, 11/16 9-12 am
and 6-8 pm, and Friday, 11/17 10 am-2 pm.

 8)   DONATE
 Don’t want to consign? Donate! Drop it off and we’ll take care of the rest. All 
 donations are tax deductible and by donating items worth a minimum of $50,
 you will receive a pass to our pre-sale.

 7)  SHOP
Bring friends and family – Find great deals on new and previously used apparel and equipment from consignors and Plymouth Sports, Sport Thoma, Wenham Sports Stop, Alpine apparel, Craft apparel, and more! We have more merchandise every year!!
Shopping supports Cutler AND you can find amazing deals (ice skates as low as $5, ski packages (boots, skis and poles) for cheaper than you can rent!)
 We need your help for the event to be a success! Volunteer for a minimum of 2 hours and receive a pass to our PRE-SALE (Saturday 8-9 am).
Beat the rush and score those coveted kid skis that sell fast! Keep an eye out for volunteer sign-ups in the coming weeks.
·       Hang flyers around town and surrounding communities
·       Post a yard sign if you have good frontage
·       Put the Ski Skate and Board magnet on your car
·       Email flyer to friends and family
·       Connect us with other schools and organization
·       LIKE us and SHARE our posts on Facebook
·       Follow us on Twitter
Own a small business or know someone that does?? Sponsor our event and receive a number of benefits! for more information.
Help us get exciting items to raffle during the sale – ski tickets, apparel, gift cards and more. If you have items to donate for the raffle or connections in the winter sport industry, please let us know.
This community wide event is the BIGGEST fundraiser for Cutler and has contributed over $46,000 to the Friends of Cutler in the last 5 years.
 1)  FUN
This event is a ton of fun to be part of and what communities and friendships are built on.  Join us!