East School
PTO Newsletter
January 17, 2017
East Explorers
EAST UPDATES
Information for Parents to Get No School/Delayed Start Notifications 2016-2017

Boosterthon Fun Run is Coming to East

Final Appeal Update

Grade 5 Boston Children's Theater Workshops and Performance
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 East School News
 
 PTO News

Town-Wide School News


Community News

PTO LINKS
 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Jan 16: Martin Luther King Day

Jan 18: PTO Board Meeting

Jan 18: PTO General Meeting - CANCELLED



Jan 25 & 26: Pre-school Conferences


 
Jan 27: Gr. 4 - GSAA
 

Feb 1: Early Release

Feb 1: K - GSAA

Feb 3: Gr. 4 - GSAA 

Feb 10: Gr. 4 - GSAA

Feb 13: Gr. 5 - Boston Children's Theater Workshop - Dress R ehearsal

Feb 15: Gr. 5 - Boston Children's Theater Workshop - Final Performance

Feb 15: PTO Board Meeting - 9:15am

Feb 17: All School Meeting & Spirit Day

Feb 17: Gr. 4 - GSAA 

Feb 20-24: February Recess

Feb 28: Gr. 5 - Aquarion Workshop & Field Trip
East School NewsEastSchoolNews

Information for Parents to Get No School/Delayed Start Notifications 2016-2017NoSchoolAnnouncement

Please check these sites for information regarding school delays and no school announcements.
 
Final Appeal UpdateFinalAppealUpdate

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who made the Annual Appeal a huge success!  Although we accept contributions through the end of the school year, we have wrapped up our main fundraising effort and have awarded the class and grade with the highest participation percentages with special prizes.  

Congrats to first grade and all the winning classes listed below.  We are at 78% overall participation with $47,453 coming in compared to a goal of $38,820.  Thanks to all of you, we will be able to fully fund all field trips, author visits and other Enrichment activities for all grades for the entire year.  We thank you and all the kids thank you!!


By Grade


Overall Grade

By Overall Percentage


K
Day
86%
90%
K - 84%
1
Amster
85%
100%
K
Lucas
76%
81%

2
Dugan
89%
94%
K
Sibbald
67%
81%

3
Breen
78%
92%
1
Amster
85%
100%
1 - 88%
K
Day
86%
90%
1
Hyman
85%
85%

4
Jennings
85%
90%
1
Morrison
84%
82%

5
Briody
83%
87%
1
Martin
70%
75%

1
Hyman
85%
85%
2
Dugan
89%
94%
2 - 82%
4
Fahey
75%
85%
2
Keif
76%
82%

1
Morrison
84%
82%
2
Yodzio
58%
79%

2
Keif
76%
82%
2
Walsh
74%
74%

3
O'Neill
71%
82%
3
Breen
78%
92%
3 - 79%
K
Lucas
76%
81%
3
O'Neill
71%
82%

K
Sibbald
67%
81%
3
Hanseth
59%
74%

4
Doolittle
70%
80%
3
Vernon
70%
70%

2
Yodzio
58%
79%
4
Jennings
85%
90%
4 - 83%
1
Martin
70%
75%
4
Fahey
75%
85%

4
DeMarco
75%
75%
4
Doolittle
70%
80%

2
Walsh
74%
74%
4
DeMarco
75%
75%

3
Hanseth
59%
74%
5
Briody
83%
87%
5 - 70%
3
Vernon
70%
70%
5
Joyce
68%
68%

5
Joyce
68%
68%


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:

Grade 3 Field Trip Reminder!HarvardMuseum
 
Grade 3 will be visiting the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, Massachusetts on January 25th (Breen/Hanseth) and January 26th (O'Neill/Vernon).  Students are encouraged to wear their East School spirit shirts or a red t-shirt/sweatshirt to assist the chaperones. Please remind your children that once they leave East School they are ambassadors for East School and for the Town of Hingham and their best behavior is expected. 

 
Kindergarten Behind the Scenes Cafeteria Tours KindergartenTours

Our East kitchen Manager, Megan O'Hara has kindly agreed to give each Kindergarten class a special "behind the scenes" tour of the cafeteria. The goal being to connect how the cafeteria staff is working hard to provide students with healthy lunches to fuel their day. There will be discussions about how healthy food will help you do your best in school, in sports, and to grow and stay strong. Tours will take place January 13th, 20th, and 27th at 10am.

Boosterthon Fun Run is Coming to East!Boosterthon

The Boosterthon Fun Run is coming to East in early February.  We are seeking corporate sponsors to cover the costs of t-shirts for the kids to wear during the day of the race and thereafter.  Please let us know if your business is interested in being a sponsor.  If so, your business logo will be included on the backs of the kids' t-shirts.  Please contact Michelle Paterniti at 617-283-1199 or at micdampat@gmail.com for more details if you are interested in being a sponsor.  More info on the Boosterthon Fun Run to follow in early January.


Fundraising Event: Vineyard Vines & East School - January 26th VineyardVines

Save the date, January 26th at 6pm!  Vineyard Vines and East School are getting together for a fun night of snacks, music, and discount shopping.  A flyer with full details will follow.


Grade 5 Boston Children's Theater Workshops and PerformanceBostonChildrenPerformance

January 24,25,31, 
February 3, 7,10 
Four sessions per day:
  • session 1 9:15-10:15
  • session 2 10:20-11:20
  • session 3  12:05-1:05
  • session 4 1:50-2:50
February 13 at 2:00 pm (dress rehearsal)
February 15 at 9:15 am (final performance)

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


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 News TownWideSchooNews

 
SOLD OUT - Documentary "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" - January 25th screeangers

This is event is SOLD OUT: "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age"  Wednesday,  January 25th  to the Hingham Middle School Auditorium to allow for more seating.   Parents are encouraged to bring their 5th grade, middle, and high school aged students.  Open to the community Please visit  http://www.hinghameducation.org/speaker-series  to learn more and register for complimentary tickets.

Save The Date:  HEF's Spring Event will be held Friday, March 31st.    To learn more about Hingham Education Foundation visit us at  www.hinghameducation.org  or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
 
 
Hingham Mother's Club Meeting - January 25th!

Are you looking to get more involved in the Hingham community in 2017?
Looking for a way to give back?  Meet new friends?  Come and join the Hingham Mothers' Club! Whether you just moved to town or are a long time resident, the HMC has a way for you to get involved, no matter how large or small.   Join us at our next meeting s on Wednesday, January 25th at 7:30pm to hear more about our fundraising and community service efforts that benefit Hingham and our surrounding community. To learn more about HMC, please visit our website www.hinghammothersclub.org.  If you would like to attend our next meeting, RSVP to Darleen Lannon, dlannon@yahoo.com.


Community News CommunityNews

Guitar Lessons at Hingham Community Center

Attention parents and children!  The Hingham Community Center is offering a class Wednesday, February 8th from 6:30 to 8:30 for guitar players.  It is perfect for kids and adults who have 1 to 2 years experience.  Please go here if you are interested  https://www.hinghamcommunitycenter.org/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29656
 
 
SNAP "A Morning at the Movies" - February 4th

South Shore Special Needs Athletic Partnership (SNAP) will be hosting "A Morning at the Movies."   Join SNAP on Saturday, February 4, at the Hingham Shipyard Patriot Cinema for a 10:00 a.m. showing of the movie "STORKS" (rated PG).   This is a great opportunity for your child with special needs to enjoy a stress-free outing at the movie theater, as the volume can be turned down and the lights can be turned up.  No admission charge to special needs student and their families.  Parents/guardians must stay with their child for the duration of the movie.  Please contact SNAP at southshoresnap@gmail.com to RSVP or with any questions. 
  

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