June Wellness Calendar

As we enter our last month of school, I am excited to share a timely new resource in this week’s School Psychologists’ Corner! In our current context, we understand how important it is for children to engage in wellness strategies to help manage the many emotions they experience each day. Toward this goal, Mrs. Gelpi and Mrs. Kline have created this June Wellness Wrap-Up Calendar for students and families. Each day on the calendar contains a link to a developmentally appropriate wellness strategy and we are challenging the children to practice as many as they can throughout the month of June! 

DISTANCE LEARNING

Please know we are keeping the health and safety of the entire Anne Hutchinson School community in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we prepared for distance learning. Our teachers have worked very hard to design lessons and assignments that will support student learning in a manner that is as clear and consistent as possible for their families. 
However, it’s also important to add that this kind of work is unprecedented for us as elementary educators. We promise to adapt and strengthen our approach and practices as students and families engage more deeply in our distance learning program next week. 

When you have a moment, please take a few minutes to share this brief video from Dr. Keane with your child. Stay well.

School Closure

Thank you so very much for your patience, support, and partnership as we navigate the Coronavirus situation in our region. As you know, Anne Hutchinson School is closed for students Monday, March 16th through Wednesday, March 18th and our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Rob Glass, will continue to keep Eastchester families informed of any updates. 

Our teachers have already started to prepare learning activities to engage students at home and these will be shared with families as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that ensuring your child is reading daily will be the most helpful habit. 

Most importantly, we wish good health to the entire Anne Hutchinson School community.   

Coronavirus Update

Below you will find more details about our building level plan for Anne Hutchinson School. Please note that further information was shared with all parents from Dr. Glass and Dr. Urso. 

  • “Staying Healthy” Lessons in PE Class (and Classrooms)
    • Cover Your Cough and Sneezes
    • Wash Your Hands
  • Increased number of hand sanitizing stations 
  • Handwashing* (or sanitizing) before snack, before and after lunch, and after recess
  • Increased signage in toilet rooms and by classroom sinks for hand washing
  • Daily classroom cleaning with electro-static spraying
  • Increased electro-static spraying throughout day, including playground 
  • Screening and Reporting/Travel Questionnaire (China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Japan) for fever, persistent cough, and/or shortness of breath

*Handwashing is preferred over sanitizing, whenever possible

Good Deed of the Month for March

In the month of March, Anne Hutchinson School will be working with a local animal shelter in Yonkers that is in desperate need of supplies for their furry friends. Below is a wish list from the shelter. Please drop off your items by Tuesday, March 31st. Donation boxes will be located in the main hallway of Anne Hutch. Thank you for contributing to our Good Deed of the Month!

Wish List

Cloth towels

Pedigree dog food (dry or can)

Cat food (dry or can, any brand)

Cat treats

Dog treats (no rawhide)

Cat beds 

Dog beds

Dog toys (no stuffed animals)

Laundry soap

Paper towels

Windex

Pine sol 

March’s Ethical Habit: Perseverance

At our school this month, through the Anne Hutch has H.E.A.R.T. program, we will focus on perseverance. We will study the importance of being patient and willing to work hard. We will recognize friends who stay with challenging tasks and do not give up. We will enjoy the pride and satisfaction of completing those tasks. We will appreciate that trying again and again and again is, in fact, learning. 

Too often people – youngsters like Anne Hutch students and grown ups like you and me – think we are either naturally strong or weak in particular areas. What we will really examine and think deeply about this month is that – through the habit of perseverance – we can get better, we can improve, we can reach and exceed any goal we set for ourselves.

4th GRADE LIVING WAX MUSEUM

Our 4th graders presented a very impressive “Living Wax Museum” today! This was the culminating event for a recent research project. The project required students to select a famous person, conduct extensive research, and create a biography poster. Our talented 4th graders used the information from their research to create a monologue to perform! Teachers, students, and special guests enjoyed pushing a button and bringing our “wax figures” to life.

CALENDAR CHANGE

Please note the Social Skills Ceremony will take place for students of all grade levels on Friday, May 15th at 9:30 am. There will be no ceremony on Friday, May 8th.