Monday, May 17, 2021

News to Use - May 17, 2021

Upcoming Important Dates:

Monday, May 31st                                        Memorial Day Holiday, No School

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

MCAS Update 
We are almost halfway through MCAS sessions for this spring. This year's assessment schedule has been shortened to one day per grade level, per subject. 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. 


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

Grade 5: May 25

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.

Lost & Found
The lost and found table is filling up. Please email me at if you recognize anything.

Melody Miles Fundraiser

Calling all musicians!

25th Annual Melody Miles Fundraiser May 26 - 31, 2021

We are excited about the Hamilton-Wenham Friends of the Arts (FOTA) 25th Annual Melody Miles fun run/walk! This year our race is virtual, allowing you six days in May to run, walk, or dance your way through any 5k or 5mi route in your neighborhood (or on your treadmill). 

Let’s make some music!

We have always been about fun, family, and music, and hope this year will still be the same. We will be releasing a YouTube playlist of local singers and musicians for runners/walkers to enjoy during their run. 


  • 1-3 minutes of music/song appropriate for listeners of all age

  • Video format, horizontal orientation is best for playback on YouTube

  • Send submissions to

  • Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee all pieces will make the final playlist

We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thank you!

P.S. Cutler School team is currently #2 in the participation rankings... think we can pull ahead? 

Register to run/walk or donate to FOTA as a Melody Maker online at: Please reach out to Lexie Riordan with any questions. We look forward to running with you!