Monday, March 1, 2021

News to Use - March 1, 2021

Upcoming Important Dates:

School picture re-takes                                                                            March 2

Kindergarten 2021-22 Parent Information Night (via Zoom)         March 11, 7pm

No School, Professional Development Day                                         March 15

No School, Good Friday                                                                           April 2                                   

Bus Transportation

There are still some seats available on some bus routes. If you are interested in having your child ride the bus, please fill out the HWTransportation Registration form.

Kindergarten Information Night/Registration

Please join kindergarten teachers and administrators for an information night for incoming kindergarten parents. Please help us spread the word to families and neighbors who have students who will turn five by August 31 and plan to enroll in kindergarten!

Incoming Kindergarten Parent 

Information Webinar

Thursday, March 11, 2021

7:00 pm on Zoom

Kindergarten Orientation Webinar Link: 

Webinar ID: 950 2555 8969

Passcode: 680535

Or Telephone:  301 715 8592

Kindergarten Registration (online only)

2021-2022 School Year

March 15-19, 2021

Registration Information and Link

  • Please use the checklist on page 2 to identify the required documents and ensure that you have a completed packet before submitting.

  • Evidence of Residency and Occupancy must be dated within 45 days of submission.

  • When the registration packet is complete, please attach it and all supporting documents as a separate file(s) to an email and send it to


Counselor's Corner
Spring is almost here!  And while we are all trying our best to remain positive as the pandemic drags on, COVID fatigue is upon us.  In her latest podcast, therapist and anxiety expert Lynn Lyons discusses the importance of continuing to model optimism for our children.  This isn’t easy right now!  She lays out three ways to help us do this and push our way through the rest of this pandemic.
Also, as many of you are aware, children often experience worry through physical symptoms like stomachaches, digestive issues, or headaches. In the podcast, Ms. Lyons also details the physiological process of anxiety and shares how understanding the mind body connection can help us manage the physical symptoms of anxiety.  I hope you will have a listen and please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional resources in this area.
Office Hours
I am still offering office hours for parents or students on Thursdays from 10-10:30 through Zoom.  It has been a pleasure to see some of you there and I look forward to connecting with more of you!  To ensure privacy, I will have the waiting room feature enabled and will be sure to message anyone waiting.  Ms. Creilson’s Zoom Link
And as always, feel free to call or email with any concerns or questions you might have.
Ann Creilson
Cutler School Adjustment Counselor

Community Book Club Opportunity

Is your family interested in having more conversations about social justice and acceptance?

Join the Hamilton-Wenham Human Rights Coalition Family Book Club.

Saturday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m.

We’ll meet monthly with other elementary students and their families to discuss books and focus on action that we can take locally. Additional resources to support these conversations at home will also be provided. To register, go to and click on the March 6th Family Book Club event link.

If you have any additional questions, please contact:

Tinamarie Sheckells

Lorraine Der