February 17, 2017
All School Meeting & Spirit Day
Feb 20-24: February Recess
Mar 1: Early Release
Mar 1: Pop-Up Explorers - Ski Trip to Blue Hills
Mar 9: Gr. 5 - Aquarion Workshop & Field Trip
Mar 9: Hobby Night
Gr. 3 - Guest Speaker - Meteorologist Michael Page
Mar 15: PTO Board Meeting - 9:15am
Mar 17: All School Meeting & Spirit Day
Gr. 3 - GSAA
Mar 17: Gr. 5 - GSAA
Mar 20-24: Spring Book Fair
Mar 22: Ice Cream Social at the Spring Book Fair
Mar 23: Gr 4 - Museum of Science Field Trip
Mar 23: Gr 5 - MFA Outreach Program, Art in the Americas: Colonial America
Mar 24: Gr. 3 - GSAA
Mar 31: Gr. 3 - GSAA
East School News
Sweetheart Dance Recap
Thank you to Brianne Jarvis & Heidi Collins for organizing and running a fabulous Sweetheart Dance!! Despite the pending snow storm over 100 people attended! The cafeteria never looked so good with 200 balloons adorning the ceiling and DJ Cubey spinning the tunes. Boys stay tuned for information on your special person day.
East Kids Care Fun Run Recap
Thank you to everyone that supported the East Kids Care Fun Run!! While a little delayed the excitement of the run was finally felt on Valentines Day! What better day to have your heart pumping! The East Kids Care campaign was a true success!! The children reached their goal (and then some) of $12,000 and will be sliming their Principals on field day!! We will have a final tally of funds raised for the next newsletter as well as what the East kids were able to donate to the Hingham Police Department's K-9 unit. Pablo & Pedy, the K-9 officers will be very happy! Thank you again to all of the parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousins, and friends that support your children and made our fun run so successful!!
Make March Matter Book Drive
Two Hingham students are working on their Girl Scout Silver Award initiative by collecting used and new elementary level reading books (grades K-5) to benefit and bring literature to the students at Arnone Elementary School in Brockton. East School is joining in on the efforts! A collection bin will be located in the school from March 1-31. Please consider clearing your bookshelves of any extra books, purchasing your favorite stories to donate to our cause, and helping us promote literacy and the love of reading. Questions? email@example.com or Heather Bastardi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Tops Submission deadline February 24th
Your school's Box Tops Coordinator needs time to bundle and submit everyone's clipped Box Tops by the Fall deadline of March 1st. Box Tops do expire, so please send in your saved Box Tops by Friday, February 24th. Thank you so much for your support!!!
Announcing Get Smart About Art!
Throughout the winter and spring, your child will participate in GET SMART ABOUT ART: a series of in-class, parent led workshops in which a particular artist and corresponding art style is introduced and a follow up art project is completed. Your grade level coordinators organize the workshops and each session includes a parent volunteer presenter and several parent volunteer art project assistants. Runs January - June with a culminating Art Show & Film Festival June 7, 2017 at 5:30PM. We need over 40 volunteers per grade (including those of you who love to present) to make these workshops a success so please be on the lookout for an email from your grade level liaisons closer to your grade's start date.
Get Smart About Art Leaders are:
WAHLBURGERS FundFare - Tuesday, March 14th
East School has partnered with Wahlburgers at the Shipyard
to help raise funds for our school. Please join this
FundFare Event for lunch, dinner or both (take-out is included) on
Tuesday, March 14th from 11:30 am -9:30 pm. While highlighting East School - Wahlburgers will be donating up to 20% of sales.
This event is an awesome way to raise funds but also a way to get to enjoy friends and family with good food, good conversation, and a good cause all at the same time. A voucher will be sent home, please bring it with you in order for East School to receive
the donation. Thank you for your support!
PTO Information & East School Quick Links
2016-2017 PTO Board of Directors:
President: Suzanne Kracunas
Vice-President: Julie Robinson
Secretary: LouLou Healey
Treasurer: Kate Newth
Assistant Treasurer: Sarah Kuzniar
Communications Chair: Sarah D'Souza
Activities Chairs: Brianne Jarvis & Heidi Collins
Fundraising Chairs: Jen Doan, Michelle Paterniti & Julia Whitney
Enrichment Chairs: Laura Accettella, Karen Deane & Deirdre Anderson
Support Chair: Julie Robinson
Member-At-Large: Yvette Kanter
Spring Leadership Opportunity: Field Day
PTO is seeking 2-3 volunteers to be Field Day - Subcommittee. Parent Volunteers will shadow the current Field Day Committee this year, be assisted by the current committee for 2017-2018 and become the committee chairs for 2018- 2019. This is the leadership opportunity for you if you enjoy event planning and have school spirit. This is a beloved event by all students and teachers and is very rewarding! Planning begins in late January/Early February until the event in June which is historically held the day before the last day of school. The responsibilities will include developing theme, planning schedule of events, scheduling volunteers and booking entertainment. If you are interested, please contact: Jennifer Doan at
for more information. Thank you!
East School PTO Facebook
Check out the NEW East School PTO Website!
The new East School PTO Web site is your ONE STOP for all news and items related to the East School PTO. Go to
to learn more and sign up for volunteer opportunities, upcoming PTO meetings including notes from previous meetings, PTO operating budget, current and archived East Newsletter and Digest, student activities, East Events Calendar, and more!
East School Web Calendar
heck out the East School Web Calendar for the upcoming activities and events.
East School is Now on Twitter!
To follow East School, please go
@EastSchoolHing. There is an approval process so please expect a delay while we confirm your request.
Town-Wide School News
Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) Happenings
Save the Date:
Friday, March 31st
Black Rock Country Club HEF's Spring Event: Recapture the Magic of your Prom from days gone by all while raising funds to support Hingham Education Foundation. DJ, Silent Auction, Raffle and More! Limited Tickets so buy early. For more information visit us at
SNAP Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Movie Slapshot - March 2nd
Thursday March 2, 2017
Where : Rebook Crossfit Bare Cove, $40 per person includes Food and a beer or wine
Come enjoy a night out view your favorite scenes from the movie and much more.
Register online at
click on the SNAP tab.
Derby Academy presents "How do we raise Caring, Ethical, and Happy Children?" - March 2nd
Derby Academy will host it's next Speaker Series event on
Thursday, March 2
- Dr. Richard Weissbourd, author of
The Parents We Mean To Be
, will be at Derby to present "How do we Raise Caring, Ethical, and Happy Children?" a discussion about why it's more important than ever to help our kids develop empathy and tolerance.
Dr. Weissbourd is a child and family psychologist on the faculty of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and School of Education. He is also a dad.
Stay tuned for more Community News...
The East School PTO Newsletter is issued every two weeks on a Tuesday.
The newsletter delivers announcements from the PTO, the office, and teachers, letting you know what special events are coming to East School and the Hingham community. Click here for distribution dates http://www.east-pto.com/calendar.html.
E-mail submissions to
. The deadline is
(by 5:00 PM) prior to the Tuesday newsletter realease. Entries should be brief, no longer than 5 sentences and should include event/announcement, date,
time, location, and
contact person's phone, e-mail and website URL if available. Please do not send attachments.
* Please see our Web site for further information about submission guidelines.