Monday, November 18, 2019

News to Use - November 18, 2019

Dates to Remember    
School Council, 11am                                                                      November 20
Family Movie Night: new date                                                  *November 22* 
Make a Difference Club 2nd meeting, 3-4pm                             November 26
Thanksgiving early release @11:15am, no lunch served           November 27
Thanksgiving recess, No School                                                     November 28 & 29
Absentee/Retakes School Picture Day                                         December 3 
Make a Difference Club, 3-4pm                                                     December 17
Winter Recess, No School                                                               Dec 23rd -Jan 1st
School resumes, Thursday                                                              January 2nd

Thank you!
Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who came together to make this year's Ski, Skate and Board Sale such a success! This event continues to grow in amazing ways, bringing together the community while funding the Friends of Cutler's yearly budget. Special thanks to everyone who has worked for months especially chairpersons Jeannine Ryan and Dabney Smith to make this event so successful.

School Photos
School pictures were sent home late last week.  Please check your student's envelope as some were given the wrong class photo.  You could send those back to school in a homework folder, and we will get you the correct class photo.  If your student was missing their pictures altogether, I've sent an email to O'Connor Studios, but you could also reach out to them at: Thank you for your patience while we straighten this out, and sorry for the inconvenience.

Make a Difference Club with Mrs. Ahearn and Mrs. Grassin is meeting again next week. Tuesday, Nov. 26 Make a Difference Club meeting 3:00-4:00. December meeting is December 17 from 3-4pm.

REMINDER: Students will be dismissed early on Wednesday, November 27 at 11:15 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Lunch will not be served.

A message from the Health Office
With the upcoming holidays, a reminder that if you are aware of your student’s planned absence and notifying teachers, please also inform the nurse via the safe arrival line (978)468-8472.  The nurse is responsible for attendance and absence investigation.  Ensuring the nurse is informed of planned (and unplanned) absences will prevent any calls home to you to check on the safety of your student. Thank you for your help with this!

Music Notes from Mrs. Clark-Family Music Mornings are back!
The music students from grades 2 & 3 look forward to sharing some of their favorite songs with their families on:
Wednesday December 4, 2019
8:45 - 9:30 AM
Cutler Cafeteria

An update from the Learning Commons on accessing the blog
The Learning Commons new Cutler Blog is off to a great start! Fourth and fifth grade students have been working diligently to share interesting Cutler news, as well as create artistic and inspiring content. In addition, they are visiting other grades to capture important moments in the younger classrooms as well. Check out the new Cutler Blog at the following link. Use the guest code to access the blog and select "follow". Thanks!

Guest Code: 8st93y5

Holiday Assistance Fund information:
As the holiday season is approaching, we want to notify families of the Hamilton-Wenham Holiday Assistance Fund. This confidential program is coordinated by a dedicated community volunteer and is supported by the generous donations of many community members. The Holiday Assistance Fund has been established to assist Hamilton and Wenham residents and their families who have experienced hardship due to unemployment, illness of a parent or some other unusual circumstance. Due to limited funds, it is not intended to be a long-term assistance program or for families to use repeatedly unless there are extenuating circumstances. If your family meets the criteria stated above and you would like to request assistance, please contact Ann Creilson, School Adjustment Counselor, to discuss this program and eligibility in further detail. Ann can be reached at 978-468-8475 or via email at Assistance will be in the form of gift cards for winter clothing and/or food or in some instances, gifts of essential clothing such as winter coats, hats, pajamas, socks etc. Requests for assistance should be made before November 20th. If you would like to donate to this fund, please made checks payable to: Hamilton-Wenham Holiday Assistance Fund. Thank you!

Electronics Drive to help support HW Regional High School Class of 2022!

December 7th from 10:00-2:00 at the Hamilton Wenham Regional High School.
All profits go toward the Class of 2022.

We accept:
Cell phones, video games and systems
Plastic and Wooden TV’s
CPU boxes, laptops, computers, monitors
Household Appliances
Freezers and Refrigerators
Basically anything Electronic!

There is a fee to dispose of items.

 Early Childhood Partners of Hamilton, Wenham, Manchester, and Essex
Join us for FREE Parent/Caregiver-Child Playgroups, Story Times and Parent Enrichment.  Groups include play, songs, stories, hands-on activities, and opportunities to connect with other families from your Community.  We offer age appropriate books and interactive experiences, with a focus on early literacy, child development, and social/emotional development.  Early Childhood Partners is funded by the Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant awarded to the Hamilton-Wenham RSD and serving Hamilton, Wenham, Manchester, and Essex. 
To learn more, please go to or call 978-468-5489.

Ski, Skate and Board: Ski, Skate and Board was a huge success! It’s been incredible to see this event grow so much over the years. It is the main fundraiser for the Friends of Cutler, and it is also a great event for the community. A sincere thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated and shopped, and a special thank you to the event’s chairs, Jeannine Ryan and Dabney Smith! 

Movie Night: It’s finally here! After being postponed in October due to weather, our 3rd annual Movie Night will be this Friday, November 22nd! Doors open at 5:45 and the family friendly movie will start promptly at 6:00. We will show a shorter movie for younger kids in the library. A donation of $20 per family is suggested and popcorn, waters and snacks will be provided. Please feel free to wear pjs and bring a blanket to sit on.

We hope you can join us, and also that you are able to help out with donations or by volunteering your time at the event! Please see the following link: Friends of Cutler Movie Night - Volunteers and Donations!

We will also be collecting donations for Acord Food Pantry. Any non-perishable items are welcome, but at this time of year, they are especially looking for the following:
Coffee/Hot Chocolate
·         Baking Items (brownie, cookie, bread mixes, oil, etc.)
·         Meals in a can (chili, beef stew, hearty soups, etc.)
·         Cereal (hot or cold)

School Store: The School Store is open THIS WEEK - Monday, November 18th – Friday, November 22nd.  Students may spend up to $3 – small bills and coins please! 

December Friends of Cutler Meeting: Our next Friends of Cutler meeting will be on Wednesday, December 11th, at 9:15. These meetings are open to all parents of Cutler students – they are a great way to find out about FOC activities and events and to get involved. We hope to see many new and familiar faces there!