Monday, September 30, 2019

News to Use - September 30, 2019

Dates to Remember     
HWRSD Leadership Team Meet & Greet @ 6:30, Buker                 October 2nd
No School, Teacher Professional Development Day                          October 11
No School, Columbus Day                                                                       October 14
School Picture Day                                                                                    October 16
Friends of Cutler Movie Night                                                               October 18
Parent/Teacher Conference Days, early release @11:15am          Oct. 29 & Nov. 5         (no lunches served)
Halloween Parade, grades K-2                                                            October 31 @ 9am

FRIENDLY REMINDERS: There will be no school on Friday, October 11th for a teacher workshop day, and Monday, October 14 is a holiday. Also, don't forget about our early dismissal days on October 29 & November 5 for parent-teacher conferences.

School Council

We are looking for two parents interested in serving on the Cutler School Council. School Council reviews school improvement plans and school goals, as well as other issues relevant to daily operations.  Meetings are held five times during the school year.  Please send an email to Jenn Clifford at j.clifford@hwschools.net if interested.

School Picture Date Change Reminder 
School picture day is now on Wednesday, October 16th. Envelopes from O'Connor Studios will go home soon.  Please note that if there are financial concerns around ordering photos, please contact Ann Creilson via email, a.creilson@hwschools.net.  

CORI/Fingerprinting
We recommend completing the CORI form found here  and on the Cutler website under the "For Parents" side tab if you are interested in chaperoning field trips or being a volunteer.  There is no cost to the CORI and it is a quick process. Simply bring the completed form to the Cutler office and Mrs. Parker will take a copy of your driver's license.  CORI's are good for 3 years.  If you would like to chaperone on field trips, then you will need to have fingerprinting done through this link. The information about fingerprinting is also on the website. Fingerprinting has a one time fee for volunteers and never expires.  Any questions, please call the office. Thank you!

Halloween Parade
Mark your calendars...our annual kindergarten-grade 2 Halloween parade will take place on October 31 at 9am! This event is weather permitting...in the case of inclement weather, it will be cancelled (we have had hurricanes and snowstorms before...let's hope for sunny skies this year!).


  • 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.

New (optional) after school activity for students in grades 3-5
Would your third, fourth or fifth grader like to participate in a new after school program?
The focus will be on “Making a Difference” by supporting: Veterans, needy children, the elderly or animals in shelters. Our goal will be to have fun while making a positive impact in our community and beyond. Mrs. Ahearn and Mrs. Grassin will be leading this program. We will meet on Tuesdays from 3-4 p. m. about 6 times this year. (Parents are responsible for transportation at 4:00.) There is no fee but we may ask for donations at times. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 21.
If your child is interested in participating, please have them get a permission slip in the office to sign and return before the first meeting.

HWRSD Wellness Fair Please see the following link: HWRSD Wellness Fair for information about the upcoming event at the Miles River Middle School on Saturday, October 5th.




Movie Night:  Save the date – Friday, October 18th for Cutler’s 3rd Family Movie Night!  Come and enjoy popcorn, drinks and candy with the whole family.  Students may wish to bring a blanket to sit on; chairs will also be available. PJs are welcome!  We still need volunteers to help make this event a success.  More information will be coming soon! 

Spirit Day: This coming Friday, October 4th, will be our first Spirit Dress Day! We invite your child to dress in Cutler gear, or the school color, red! 

Friends of Cutler Evening Meeting: Our next Friends of Cutler meeting with be Wednesday, October 23rd, at 7 PM. We hope to see many of you there!

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 16th& 17th.  We will be sending out information in the upcoming weeks on ways that you can help contribute to this amazing weekend.

Free Money:  Exciting news from Amazon! You can now support Friends of Cutler in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations:

·         If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
·         View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
·         Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process.
·         If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App in the Play Store. 

AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users