Monday, June 25, 2018

News to Use - June 25th, 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 1-5                                                            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:  What relative do you love seeing the most?

Leadership Day
Last Wednesday, June 20, we held our first Leadership Day! Students in fifth grade served as leaders for almost 30 different groups of students from all grade levels for two 45 minute sessions. Students learned how to play baseball, solved the Rubik's cube, studied Harry Potter and played card games! We are looking forward to this new activity becoming a favorite yearly tradition, and are even exploring how to do more sessions!

Class Lists
Cutler students met with the teachers that are teaching their grade levels last week, with an opportunity to learn not only a little about the upcoming grade but also about the individual teachers.  We are hoping to have the last day of school focus on bringing together this year's learning communities in a culminating fashion, without focus on next year. Report cards will be released on the afternoon of June 26th and will indicate the name of each student's assigned teacher for next school year. Due to the school district’s privacy policy, Cutler School is not able to share class lists with families. Therefore, The Friends of Cutler is putting together a Google Doc to help families share this information with each other, if they choose to. Please be aware that anyone who has the link to the Google Doc can view it. Feel free to share as much or as little information as you would like, and please only input information for your own child. Look for the tab at the bottom of the Excel Spreadsheet and click on your child's teacher for next year to begin filling in the appropriate information.  We hope this helps students find new connections even before the school year starts!  2018-2019 Cutler School Class Lists

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 d.mcilvaine@hwschools.net 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
   
School Supply Ordering: 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.

ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH JUNE 26TH, 2018
1)    Go to www.shopttkits.com
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 leslie@supportingstrategies.com.

Ultimate Frisbee
If you like Ultimate Frisbee....check out H.W. Ultimate this summer on Fridays @6:15pm behind the library. Gr 3 girls and boys, free to check it out! Find us on Facebook.

Please check out the information about the Acord Summer Food Program