East School
PTO Newsletter
January 31, 2017
East Explorers
Valentines for Seniors

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

Thank You to our Boosterthon Sponsors

Spring PTO Leadership Opportuntiy - Field Day Subcommittee

 East School News
 PTO News

Town-Wide School News

Community News



Feb 1: Early Release

Feb 1: K - GSAA

Feb 3: Gr. 4 - GSAA 

Feb 7:  Gr. 5 - Boston Children's Theater Workshops

Feb 10: Gr. 4 - GSAA

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.

East Elementary School PTO Sweetheart DanceSweetheartdance
Girls bring an important person in your life to come and spend a special afternoon dancing and having fun as DJ Cubey spins some tunes.

Date: Sunday, February 12
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: East School Cafeteria 

Music, dancing, refreshments and more!!!  Special event coming for boys soon! Stay tuned...

Box Tops Submission deadline February 24thBoxtopsubmissiondeadline

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!!!

Valentines for SeniorsValentinesSeniors

The East School Community Service Committee is once again organizing the making and delivering of Valentines cards for local Hingham senior citizens.  Blank Valentines will be distributed to the classrooms next week and need to be returned by  Thursday, February 9th.  Students can bring them back to the classroom and they will be delivered to the office for distribution.  Volunteers are needed for making individually bagged/wrapped cookies to deliver with the Valentines to local nursing homes.  Volunteers are also needed to deliver the Valentines to the local nursing homes.  If you are interested in making cookies or having your children help with delivering the Valentines please contact Colleen Timmons at  Colleen.Timmons@yahoo.com or Heather Bastardi  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:

Thank You to our Boosterthon Corporate SponsorsBoosterthonSponsors
On behalf of East Elementary School and the East Kids Care initiative, we would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for partnering with us for our  1st Annual Boosterthon Event:  Best Chevy,    Aquarion Water,  Leland Dental,    The Corner Stop Eatery,  DLA Piper, J ones Kelleher,  The Bar Method,  Challenge Rocks,  Mathnasium  and the  Fluency Factory. Thanks to their charitable donations to our school, the monies raised were used to pay for the event t-shirts, which every child, teacher and volunteer received. Their generosity has helped make this event a sucess! 

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

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 News TownWideSchooNews

SEPAC Updates

The next SEPAC meeting is Wed, 2/8 at 7 PM in the School Admin conference room at Town Hall. All are welcome. Contact Zoe Pirnie, East SEPAC Liaison for more information  zpirnie@gmail.com

SEPAC Monthly Parent Coffee is Thursday 2/9 at 9:30am at Brueggers Bagels 211 Lincoln St, Hingham. This is a great, informal way to connect with other parents of Special Ed students. All are welcome.

Notice to parents of Special Education students! If you have not been receiving X2 emails regarding SPED updates, including the meetings hosted by Assistant Superintendent Jamie LaBillois, please email SEPAC Liaison Zoe Pirnie at zpirnie@gmail.com with your name and email so that we can make sure the list is updated.

Community News CommunityNews

Guitar Lessons at Hingham Community Center

Hingham Community Center  is excited to offer 2 new Guitar workshops taught by Chris J. Carter.  Chris is a 1996 graduate from the UMASS Lowell music business program. He has 20 years of teaching experience and performs as a solo acoustic guitarist. This 2 hour guitar workshop will cover:
  • The 35 most commonly used chords in open position
  • Chord switching exercises to help you make smooth transitions
  • Strumming patterns with ties and rests to spice up your rhythm playing
Requirements: at least one to two years of guitar playing experience;including the ability to read chord diagrams.

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. 

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 hingham.eastschool@gmail.com. The deadline is Thursday (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 one contact person's phone, e-mail and website URL if available.  Please do not send attachments.
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