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 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.


1)    Go to
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

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!