Monday, April 26, 2021

News to Use - April 26, 2021

Upcoming Important Dates:

Monday, May 3rd - Friday, May 7th        Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 31st                                        Memorial Day Holiday

Wednesday, June 16th                                Anticipated Last Day of School (170 days)

MCAS Update 
This year's assessment schedule has been shortened to one day per grade level, per subject. These dates have changed a few times since we started scheduling this spring, but we hope that this schedule is set! Sessions are planned for the morning of each of these days, and students have the remainder of the day to finish if time is needed. 

English/Language Arts: 
Grade 5: May 11
Grade 4: May 13
Grade 3: May 14

Grade 5: May 18 
Grade 4: May 20
Grade 3: May 21

Grade 5: May 25

Placement for 2021-2022 School Year
Dear Families,

Each spring we begin to think about the placement of students for next fall. This process is complex and takes into consideration a number of factors. Your child’s teacher(s) has a wealth of knowledge about each student.  Consultation with the specialists gives us more information about your child and how s/he interacts in different instructional settings. We seek
to create balanced groupings at each grade level. All of us recognize this complex process as an important part of our professional responsibility to your children.

If you would like to offer your thoughts about your child’s placement with us, please respond in writing to the questions below and submit your response by May 12th  to your child’s teacher. This information will be helpful to us as we work to create classes that best match your child’s learning style and personality. We ask that you refrain from requesting a specific teacher by
name especially because our teacher assignments for next year are not yet final. Please understand that the entire placement team will view the information you share.

We recognize that the partnership between home and school is vital to your child’s educational success. Your continued support makes our school an exciting and enriching learning environment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Jennifer Clifford

  1. What are your child’s greatest areas of success in school?
  2. What are your child’s greatest challenges in school?
  3. What does your child like most about coming to school?
  4. How would you describe your child’s learning style?
  5. What type of learning environment would provide your child with
  6. the best opportunity for success?
  7. Is there anything else that you would like us to know about your child?

Regular School Hours

ArrivalMorning supervision starts at 8:15 daily, with classes starting at 8:25 in the classrooms

DismissalMondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 2:57pm, 

WEDNESDAYS: 12:05pm (no lunch served at school, but a bag lunch option will be available for students to order and take home to eat, no eating on the bus will be allowed)

Daily Symptom Checker Reminder
Here is some information on how to use our daily symptom checker.

Please remember that we are asking families to log in to our parent portal to complete our symptom screening each morning.

You should have received log-in information from for how to access the portal. 

If you have not received an email, check your junk folder. When logging in for the first time, please ensure you type in your child's date using the following format with slashes:  mm/dd/yyyy.

Here is a How To video demonstrating the process.

If you are having any technical issues, please email Lynne Nardella, Cutler School Nurse at or call at 978-626-8545.

Please make it part of your morning routine to complete this symptom checker.

Thank you,
Lynne Nardella

Bus Transportation

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

Lost & Found
If you notice any items, please email so we can send home with their owners.

Friends of Cutler

We are excited to celebrate our “Out of This World” Cutler Staff during Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3-7! Information regarding activities for each day can be found in your email and on the Friends of Cutler Facebook group. Thank you for your support!"

Hamilton Wenham Edfund Golf Tournament




Dear Friends, 
Here’s a wonderful opportunity for you to support the Hamilton Wenham Edfund and our schools while enjoying a day of golf on the legendary Myopia Hunt Club golf course! 
Our golf tournament fundraiser will be a bramble format with plenty of additional contests to keep the spirit of competition high!  Registration begins at 10:00 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:00 noon.
There will be prizes for the top three scoring teams, closest to the pin, longest drive, and a unique challenge featuring a grand prize trip for two to Pebble Beach.  
Our fun day of golf will be followed by an outdoor reception with light bites and drinks, raffle prizes and a silent auction all taking place next to Myopia’s iconic clubhouse overlooking the 18th green.  All safety guidelines will be followed to ensure everyone has an enjoyable, healthy day on the course. 
Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting the Edfund! 
Coastal Capital - Outdoor Reception Sponsor
J. Barrett & Company - Box Lunch Sponsor
Team Impact - Golf Cart Sponsor
MMB - Drinks at the Turn Sponsor
Institution for Savings - Golf Prizes Sponsor
Please follow the link below to register as a foursome or individual golfer.  The price to play is $1,800 per foursome, or $500 for an individual player. You will also find information on how you may become a family or corporate sponsor of our golf tournament fundraiser.  

All proceeds go to support the Hamilton Wenham Edfund’s mission to grant advantage to our students and teachers today and well into the future. 
We’re excited about our golf tournament fundraiser and looking forward to seeing you on May 17th!   
Ed Schatz                                                           Lia Wainwright
HW Edfund Co-President &                          HW Edfund Secretary &
Golf Fundraiser Co-Chair                              Golf Fundraiser Co-Chair 

Hamilton-Wenham Human Rights Coalition Virtual Meeting, May 8th

Is your family interested in having more conversations about social justice and acceptance? Join the Hamilton-Wenham Human Rights Coalition Family Book Club. For more information regarding this meeting, click here: HWHRC May Meeting

HW Girls Basketball Team Electronics & Appliance Recycling Fundraiser 
Saturday, May 8 - 9:00am - 1:00pm @ Winthrop School
For a nominal fee electronics and appliances will be taken for environmentally safe recycling. See flyer for details.

Incoming Kindergarten Registration
If you have an incoming kindergarten student, and haven’t already done so, please register them for kindergarten ASAP. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors. This will help with planning for our staffing needs for next year. 2021-2022 On-Line KindergartenRegistration information and link.