Newsletter sponsored by our PTA


Peter on Pelham - his blog on the district website:

Contact Info - Tell us your changes!

Dismissal - changes in hard copy, please!

  - register here 

Absences -  e-mail Ms. Perrino and Ms. McCarthy as well as your child's teacher.

Staff e-mail - click here for directory. 
Tips for Dismissal
A little bit of planning will make for a smooth

@Tell your child about playdates the night before.
@Send a note to the teacher. So there's no need to call the office.
@Work out a plan with a neighbor or friend to pick up your child if you are running late. Please understand that students cannot be left in the office after 3:05pm.
Memorial Day- Just a reminder that school will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in honor of Memorial Day. We wish you all a joyful weekend with family and friends.

Spring Concert - Our Spring Concert for families will be on Wednesday, May 31st at 9:00 am in the Hutchinson School gym. It will include our 4th & 5th grade band, chorus and orchestra. Families may arrive either through the greeter station or the Third Avenue door starting at 8:45 am. Students have been working really hard and you are definitely in for a treat. We are looking forward to seeing you all then! Please note that our K-3 students will be in attendance for the "dress rehearsal" on Tuesday.

Next Delayed Start- Our next delayed start is soon approaching. This is also the last one for the year. The next delayed start will be on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Doors will open for student arrival at 10:15 am.
Next BOE Meeting

When: Tuesday, June 6, 8:15pm
Where: MS Library

Suggested Topic: Retiree Recognition

Next BOE Coffee

When: Friday, May 26, 9am
Where: J Cafe
Suggested Topic: End of Year Wrap-Up 

Delayed Start:
Thursday, June 1
Family BBQ
: Friday, June 2, 6pm, Hutchinson Field
Kindergarten Screening: June 5, 6, 7
Last Day of School (Noon Dismissal): June 23
Calendar Dates for 2017-2018 School Year  
Upcoming Concert Dates

Please note the following schedule for upcoming Hutchinson musical concerts:

4th and 5th grade Spring Concert: 5/31, 9:00am
3rd grade Town Hall recital: 6/ 12, 2:15pm (parents and caregivers welcome!) 
Save the Date: Band and Orchestra Info Sessions

Band Info Night!
Who: current 3rd graders and their parents
When: Wednesday, May 31 @ 6:30pm
Where: Prospect Hill Auditorium

Third grade parents and students are invited to Band Info Night to learn about the 4th grade band program. Please join us for instrument demonstrations and important information! The meeting will last about 45 minutes. Questions? Email: Mr. Madison Martineau: 

Orchestra Info Night!
Who: current 2nd graders and their parents
When: Tuesday, May 30 @ 6:30pm
Where: Prospect Hill Auditorium
Second grade parents and students are invited to Orchestra Info Night to learn about the 3rd grade orchestra program. Please join us for instrument demonstrations and important information! The meeting will last about 45 minutes. Questions? Email: Ms. Marcia Bean:
Orchestra Enrollment for 2017-2018

Please use the links below to sign up for next year's orchestra.

Current 2nd graders may enroll here:

Info letter for current 2nd graders:
Click here

Current 3rd graders may enroll for next year's 4th grade orchestra here:

Current 4th graders may enroll for next year's 5th grade orchestra here:

Need more info? please email Ms. Marcia Bean:
2017-18 Band Sign-Up!  
Current 4th graders - Sign up for 5th grade band here! Even if you didn't do band in 4th grade!
Current 3rd graders - I can't wait to work with all of you! Sign up for 4th grade band here .
Learn more about band here!
Questions? Email me!
Madison Martineau


Where: Hutchinson Field

When: 6-8 pm, June 2nd

What: DJ! Plenty of food: Dads club pulled pork! burgers, chicken, sausages, hot dogs, veggie burgers, sides, drinks! 

Cost: $30 per family pre-pay, $40 at the door. (Teachers' families: FREE! But please RSVP for wrist bands)

RSVP: By May 30th please -- Here is the form to return in your child's folder. Please make checks out to "Hutchinson PTA" and mark the envelope "Hutchinson BBQ." Thank you! 

Bring: Blankets, chairs, balls, picnic gear. We also request volunteers bring a DESSERT (Grades K-2) or a SIDE DISH (Grades 3-5). Thank you!   
Hutchinson Student Wins 2nd in Chess Tourney 
Congratulations to Luis-Joshua Casenas  4S, who won 2nd place at the 25th Annual New York State Chess Open, held in Lake George, NY, on May 20-21.  

Pre-Order School Supplies for Next Year!  
Hutchinson has once again partnered with 1st Day School Supplies to make it easy to order school supplies for the 2017-18 school year.

Please note: The classes labeled "K12" at the top of the list on the website are the Special Ed K-1-2 class supplies. Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade supplies are listed separately.

Click here to order yours!

Headed to 6th Grade? Order Your School Supplies Now 
School supply kits are now available for incoming 6th-8th graders.

Open PTA Positions (Join Us!) 
Want to get involved? Or want to do something different than you did last year? There are a number of PTA committee positions available next year for the taking.  
Please let Kate Carpenter or Stacey Kaplan (current co-presidents) know if you are interested.  

Here is the full list of committees from the current year, including the person who currently holds each position.

You can also find descriptions of many of the committees and their responsibilities here.

Open Positions:

24 Club
Book Fair (we need another co-chair or two to help out)
Committee Coordinator
DeCicco Receipts (2)
Enrichment (co-chair needed)
Membership (2)
Picture Day (co-chair needed)
Plant Sale (co-chair needed)
Science Night (co-chair needed) 
Standardized Test Preparation Courses  

Summer and Fall 2017 

Get the flyer here.      
Pelham Little League Summer Camp: June 26-30 

 Get the flyer here.    
Pelham Youth Rec Tackle Football - Registration Open for 2017 
Help a Child, Change a Life   

Pelham Civic Association's Help a Child, Change a Life Program provides academic and social support to Pelham students from economically challenged households. They work confidentially with district administrators, principals, guidance counselors and teachers across all schools to provide students across all grades access to tutoring, home computers, rental instruments and art supplies, SAT workshops, attendance at college level courses and enrichment classes, assistance with college application and SAT transfer costs and much more.

For more information, please call Shom Bhattacharya, cell 914-500-3689; email:

OR Richard Davidian, cell 914-552-0872, email:  
Please reach out to us if you have something for inclusion in Hutchinson Highlights.