East School News
Information for Parents to Get No School/Delayed Start Notifications 2016-2017
Please check these sites for information regarding school delays and no school announcements.
- TV: Channel 4, 5, 7, 25, 38, 56
- RADIO: WBZ (1030 AM), WRKO (680 AM), WBUR (90.9 FM)
- WEBSITES AND APPS:
- Channel 4 and 38: www.wbz.com, mobile app, or sign up for text alerts at
- Channel 5: wcvb.com, mobile news app, or sign up for email notifications at:
- Channel 7 and 56: www.whdh.com , mobile weather app, or for notification by cell phone, sign up at http://whdh.com/news/sign-up-for-school-closing-alerts/
- Channel 25: www.myfoxboston.com or to receive email or text alerts, sign up at
East Elementary School PTO Sweetheart Dance
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
Location: East School Cafeteria
Music, dancing, refreshments and more!!! Special event coming for boys soon! Stay tuned...
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!!!
Valentines for Seniors
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
or Heather Bastardi
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:
Thank You to our Boosterthon Corporate Sponsors
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:
The Corner Stop Eatery,
DLA Piper, J
The Bar Method,
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 Performance
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 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email so that we can make sure the list is updated.
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:
Requirements: at least one to two years of guitar playing experience;including the ability to read chord diagrams.
- 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
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
to RSVP or with any questions.