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PTO Newsletter
February 28, 2017
East Explorers

Make March Matter Book Drive

Spring PTO Leadership Opportuntiy - Field Day Subcommittee

 East School News
 PTO News

Town-Wide School News

Community News



Mar 1: Early Release

Mar 9: Gr. 5 - Aquarion Workshop & Field Trip

Mar 9: Hobby Night

Mar  10:  Gr. 3 - GSAA 

Mar 14:  Gr. 3 - Guest Speaker - Meteorologist Michael Page

Mar 15: PTO Board Meeting - 9:15am

Mar 17: All School Meeting & Spirit Day

Mar 17:  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 NewsEastSchoolNews

Wednesday, March 1st - East School Ski to Blue Hills Has Been CancelledBlueHillsSkiTrip

Due to the recent weather, Blue Hills will be closed on Wednesday, March 1st.  As a result, the East PTO Ski Trip to Blue Hills will be cancelled.  All checks will be returned. There will be no Pop Up Explorers this Wednesday. 

Make March Matter Book DriveBookDrive

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? makemarchmatter@yahoo.com or Heather Bastardi at heather.bastardi@cardio.chboston.org

Announcing Get Smart About Art!GSAADescription

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:

Hobby Night - Thursday, March 9th HobbyNight

Attention All East School Students K-5! Come Join Us for Hobby Night - Thursday March 9th.  The 5th Graders will be selling Pizza ($2.00 for a slice and a bottle of water)!!!
- Thursday, March 9th, 2017-East School Cafeteria
- Time: 5:30 pm -- 7:00 pm (Set-up begins at 5:00 pm for Hobbyists)
- Questions: Contact Kate Vaughan Smith 617-331-3513, kvs414@gmail.com, or Heather Vaughan Smith 617-331-6616, heather.smith@wbmason.com

Come join us for some pizza, show off your hobby and support our hobbyists and the 5th grade fundraisers.  Here are some ideas to get you thinking...

Lego's, Stamps/Card and & Coin collections, Dance & Gymnastics, Cooking, Music, Puzzles, Games, Artwork, Car & Train Collections, Jewelry Making, American Girl Dolls, Stuffed Animal collecting, book making, sports.

We have some very talented and interesting hobbyists in our East School community. Tell us about you and yours!

Grade 4 - In-Class Writing Workshops - Gregory Mone - Revising the Writer - March 10thGregoryMone
Famous children's book author, Gregory Mone will provide an in-class writing workshop on Friday, March 10th. Mr. Mone will work with the children to tear apart and reconstruct The Adventures of Super Q, a story he created in the  seventh grade. Children will start with the big picture, then zoom in and run through exercises that will give them a deeper understanding of voice, sentence structure and fluency, word choice, and more. This is a great way to show kids what revision actually looks like on the page, and how to make a mediocre story shine. The exercises change based on the grade.
*9-10am Presentation to entire Grade in Cafeteria then In-Class Workshops
Class Workshops:

WAHLBURGERS FundFare - Tuesday, March 14thWahlburgers

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 LinksPTO

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 PTOLeadershipFieldDay

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  917-693-8678  or  jpd315@gmail.com  for more information. Thank you! 

East School PTO Facebook

East School PTO has its own Facebook page! Click the link  https://www.facebook.com/EastSchoolHinghamPTO . "Like" us on Facebook and keep up to date with all our goings on!

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
http://www.east-pto.com/ 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 NewsTownWideSchooNews

SNAP Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Movie Slapshot - March 2nd

When:  Thursday March 2, 2017
Time:  6:30pm-9:00pm 
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  www.hinghamsports.com  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, at  7 p.m. - 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.

Hingham Chess Club Meeting - March 4th  

The Hingham Chess Club is ramping up!  The next meeting is Saturday, March 4th, at the Hingham Public Library, Whiton Room.  National Chess Master Farzad Abdi will lead an instructional meeting from 1-2 pm, with a $10 dues contribution requested.  From 2-3 pm, open match play begins and we will pair you off with a partner to try your skills (no cost).  Come both or either hours.  All ages and skill sets are invited--Kindergarten to Senior Citizens!  Please bring a chess set if available.  Those interested can also follow the Hingham Chess Club by liking our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Hingham-Chess-Club-1975260229371212/

5th Annual Hingham Sports Partnership Fashion Show Luncheon - March 24th
Date: Friday, March 24th, 2017
Time: 11:00 - 2:00
Location: Black Rock Country Club

Ticket price is $85 until March 15th ($95 after).   Ticket price includes: three course lunch, wine, raffle ticket & Fashion Show.

Please use the following link to register for the event  http://www.hinghamsports.com/
Questions may be directed to  Liz Bienfang( thebienfangs@comcast.net),  Kerry Erickson ( kburns25@yahoo.com), or  Mary Farrington ( mary.farrington@gmail.com)

Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) Happenings - March 31st

Save the Date:  Friday, March 31st 7-11:00pm 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  https://www.hinghameducation.org/spring-event

Community News CommunityNews

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.
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