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PTO Newsletter
March 16, 2017
East Explorers
Recycle, Reuse & Reduce

Make March Matter Book Drive

 East School News
 PTO News

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Mar 17: All School Meeting & Spirit Day

Mar 17:  Gr. 3 - GSAA

Mar 17: Gr. 5 - GSAA

Mar 23: Gr. 5 - MFA Outreach Program, Art in the Americas: Colonial America

Mar 24: Gr. 3 - GSAA

Mar 31: Gr. 3 - GSAA

Apr 3: Gr. 1 - MOS Engineering Bridges Workshop

Apr 3 - 4: Gr. 3 - MCAS

Apr 5: Early Release

Apr 6: Gr. 3 - MCAS

Apr 7: Gr. 5 - GSAA

Apr 7: K - GSAA

Apr 10: Gr. 5 - MCAS

Apr 11:  Gr. 3 - Guest Speaker - Meteorologist Michael Page

Apr 12-13: Gr. 5 - MCAS

Apr 14: Good Friday

Apr 17-21: Spring Recess

Apr 24: Gr. 1 - GSAA

Apr 25-27: Gr. 4 - MCAS

Apr 26: PTO Board Meeting

Apr 28: All School Meeting & Spirit Day

Apr 28:  Gr. 3 - Visit by Sheryl Faye (Historical Performer)

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Green Team Reminders: Recycle, Reuse, ReduceGreenTeamRecycleReuseReduce

GSAA Project Leaders: Please collect unused craft paper scraps or other supplies from GSAA that could be used for future projects. Some art projects actually call for random scraps!  Please c ontact  jenclow@comcast.net  if you have left over supplies so we can add them to our PTO art supply bin.

TRASH-LESS TUESDAY: Please send your student in with a trash-less lunch on Tuesdays.  Reusable lunch containers on sale at the school store.

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

Calling all East School Readers -- Spring Scholastic Book Fair March 21st - 23rdSpringBookFair

We invite you to visit our Spring Book Fair and get lost in a book with our featured theme, Happy Camper Book Fair: S'more Fun with Books!  Readers of all ages can celebrate the journey of being lifelong readers!

* Tuesday, March 21st:   8:30 - 9:30am &  2:30 - 4:30pm.
Wednesday, March 22nd 8:30 - 9:30am  &  5:00 - 8:00pm .  Ice Cream Social -  5:30 - 7:30pm .  Literacy and Math Night -  6:00 - 7:30pm .
Thursday, March 23rd :   8:30 - 9:30am 2:30 - 4:30pm  &  6:00 - 7:30pm .

Please contact Maria Hall at   mfederico103@yahoo.com with questions or interest in volunteering.

Join us for the 5th Grade Ice Cream Social - March 22ndicecreamsocial 

On March 22nd from 5:30 - 7:30pm - after shopping at the Book Fair - head down to the cafeteria and enjoy Menchie's frozen yogurt or nut-free sorbet while supporting the 5th  graders.    Buy a bowl for just $3.00 - including an expanded toppings bar!   

The 5th Grade will also be selling 10 RAFFLE TICKETS for $5, for a chance to win a $150 Gift Certificate to any Hingham Rec program.  All proceeds help support the 5th Grade graduation, yearbook and end of year celebration.

4th Grade Field Trip to Museum of Science - March 23rdfourthgradeMOSFieldTrip

The 4th grade class will be going to the Museum of Science on Thursday, March 23rd. Buses will depart at 9:00am. Please make sure your child is on time for school. Children will return around 1:30pm.

Please send your child with a large, nut-free brown bag snack in the morning. They will eat this snack at the Museum at 10:00am. Please also pack a separate lunch.  They will eat this when they return to school.

NOTE: Please have your child wear his/her 4th Grade Spirit Day Shirt or orange color shirt.   This will make it easier for us to keep the children together while at the Museum.   

Hingham Girls Scouts Sock HopGirlScoutSockHop

Please join us on March 31, 2017 for Hingham's Girl Scouts - Sock Hop.  This year is Ladies Choice.  Pick your favorite Aunt, Uncle, Grandparent or Parent for a fun filled night of dancing to 1950's music by Zeal DJ, crafts and face painting.  This event will be held at the East School cafeteria from 7pm to 9pm.  $5.00/person or $10.00/ family.

East School Super "SON" Day - April 9thSuperSONDay

East School Boys get ready to spend an afternoon with your favorite girl or other special person building and erupting your very own volcano!

Sunday, April 9th
East Elementary School Cafeteria 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
East School Boys get ready to spend an afternoon with your favorite girl building and erupting your very own volcano!! Each group will build their own safe, nontoxic volcano with items easily found around the house and will go home with a framed picture as a nice memory from the day.  Don't miss this fun event - PLEASE RSVP the number in your party at the link below.  
$25 per family at the door!
Please sign up your son/s and their special person on SignUp.com:  http://signup.com/go/dYGTSb
Any question please contact email Heidi Collins heidicollins2@gmail.com or Brianne Jarvis bljarvis318@gmail.com

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:

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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.

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Kids In Action Before and After School Registration

Kids In Action Before and After School grades K-2,  will be holding registration for the 2017/2018 school year from  April 10 to  April 14. Registration will be held at South School from  4:00 - 6:00. Please enter South through the Kids In Action door, located by the playground.  Registration forms are available on line or at the event. A $25.00 registration fee (checks only)  is required to secure a spot. registrations after  April 14th  by mail only, sent to 220 Central Street.

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)

HHS Sponsors the 30th Annual Hingham Antique Show and Sale at  Hingham Middle School

The Hingham High School is proud to sponsor the 30th Annual Hingham Antique Show and Sale for two days at the Hingham Middle School, Saturday, March 25th, 11-5pm and Sunday, March 26th, 11-4pm.

This year the show is celebrating 30 years of displaying antiques and vintage items including furniture, artwork, tools and jewelry.   This annual Hingham Antique Show & Sale is promoted by Goosefare Antiques & Promotions of Saco, ME. 

This year's sponsor is Hingham High School. All Hingham High School Classes will benefit directly from the show through ticket sales, a bake sale, the Show's program book and café. All fundraising proceeds help underwrite costs for Class gifts, Senior Prom and Graduation for all the classes.

Tickets will be sold at the entrance. Admission to the show is $7, but only $6 with the yellow discount cards available at Whitney-Gordon Jewelers, Bare Cove Auctioneers in Hingham and other local Hingham stores. Please bring your yellow discount cards for admission into the Show as it credits all the Classes.  

SNAP  Events and Programs
South Shore SNAP (Special Needs Athletic Partnership) is pleased to offer exciting recreational and athletic programs for students ages 4 - 22 who receive special education services.  The spring programs will include:  baseball, bowling, crew, track, and yoga/Zumba.  To learn more, please visit our website:   www.hinghamsports.com and click on the "SNAP" tab.  Please direct any questions to:  southshoresnap@gmail.com

SNAP Events include:
*PizzaPalooza - Wednesday, March 29thth,  5:30-7:30pm at Hingham High
*Paint Afternoon, Saturday, April 8th at Hingham Connunity Center, Preschool to Elementary 12:30-1:25pm, Middle to High School 1:35-2:30pm
*Bowling Spring  2017  April 11th - May 23rd   on Tuesday's   4pm-4:45pm - at SSCC
*Crew Spring  2017 April 12- May 24th  on Wednesday's  3pm-4:00pm  at HMC
*Yoga/ Zumba Spring 2017 Continues until  June 16th   Friday's   3:30-4:30pm  at the Rec
*SNAP Summer Program at SSCC  June 26- July 29th   12:30-4pm  

Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) Happenings

Tuesday , March 21st: Please join us, along with Hingham Sports Partnership, at 7:30pm at HHS for an unforgettable speaker event with Kathi and Chris Sullivan. They will share their family's personal experiences with substance abuse as well as strategies for students to make more positive choices. Parents are encouraged to bring their children.

Wednesday , March 22nd 4-8pm Chipotle Derby Street Shoppes. 50% of all purchases will be donated to HEF when mentioned to cashier.

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

Hingham Education Foundation can be visited at  www.hinghameducation.org as well as followed on Facebook and Instagram.

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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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