Tuesday, June 1, 2021

News to Use - June 1, 2021

 Upcoming Important Dates:

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

Fifth Grade Information

Our fifth graders are preparing for their next steps beyond Cutler School.  5th-grade families will receive the link directly from MRMS. 5th Graders will visit MRMS on Tuesday, June 8th. Fifth-grade week activities are being planned and we are thrilled to announce that a modified version of our Fifth Grade Leadership Day will be planned for Friday, June 11.

Health Office News
Please remember to check your child for ticks after outdoor activities. Ticks can transmit Lyme and other diseases. Information on Lyme disease can be found here on the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/

Avoid Direct Contact with Ticks 
Avoid wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter. 
• Walk in the center of trails. 
Repel Ticks on Skin and Clothing 
• Use repellent that contains 20 percent or more DEET, picaridin, or IR3535 on exposed skin for protection that lasts several hours. 
o Always follow product instructions. Parents should apply this product to their children, avoiding hands, eyes, and mouth. 
• Use products that contain permethrin on clothing. Treat clothing and gear, such as boots, pants, socks and tents with products containing 0.5% permethrin. It remains protective through several washings. Pretreated clothing is available and may be protective longer. 
• The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an online tool to help you select the repellent that is best for you and your family. 
Find and Remove Ticks from Your Body 
• Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors (preferably within 2 hours) to wash off and more easily find ticks that are crawling on you. 
• Conduct a full-body tick check using a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body upon return from tick-infested areas. Parents should check their children for ticks under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, behind the knees, between the legs, around the waist, and especially in their hair. 
Examine gear and pets
 Ticks can ride into the home on clothing and pets, then attach to a person later, so carefully examine pets, coats, and day packs. 
• Tumble dry clothes in a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill ticks on dry clothing  If the clothes are damp, additional time may be needed.

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.

Kindergarten Readiness Workshop

Friends of Cutler - End of Year Meeting

The FoC will be hosting an end of the year meeting via Zoom on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 7p.m.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!  

Guest speaker, Jennifer Caufield - Family & Community Engagement Liaison, will be joining us.  She is eager to introduce herself, explain her role, and meet our Cutler community.  

This is a wonderful way to wrap up the year, see your friends, ask questions, and hear about how you can get involved next year.  It will also be an opportunity to wish a fond farewell to our beloved Ms. Clifford.  

Zoom ID and password will be sent out closer to the date. We look forward to seeing you all there! 

Warm regards,

Lauren, Marie, Shannon, Erin & Mariel

FoC Executive Board 2020-2021

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

HWHRC Book Club June Event