Anne Hutch students and staff treated the senior citizens of our community to a delicious, freshly prepared breakfast last Friday morning. It was amazing to observe our 5th grade students demonstrating our ethical habit of generosity as they volunteered their time and talents to take breakfast orders, serve our guests, and provide holiday entertainment.

I would like to thank Felicia Maldari and Bobbi Iacovelli, our Student Council moderators, for organizing this wonderful event as well as our faculty and staff members who volunteered to cook and serve at this breakfast.

I would also like to recognize our talented music teacher, Ms. Greene, for leading the orchestra and chorus through a program of holiday favorites, as well as Mrs. Hendry, for leading our Irish Step Dancers, and last, but certainly not least, our Japanese Activities Committee, for leading our beautiful children’s choir.

The seniors showed great appreciation for the kindness of our wonderful students.

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In the annual fundraiser to support The Eastchester School Foundation, the Eastchester All-Stars are preparing to take on the Harlem Wizards on Friday, January 25, 2019! Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, 12/17 and sell out quickly! Click here first thing on Tuesday morning to order tickets for your family! Thank you for your support of the ever generous Eastchester School Foundation.


I was so very proud of the performances of our school’s band, orchestra, and chorus last evening! Under the guidance of Ms. Suzanne Greene and Mr. Doug Zantay, and with the support of their families, the students did amazingly well and a wonderful time was had by all! Thank you to all of our families and community members for attending our winter concert and celebrating the holiday season with us!



The month of December, which hosts holidays such as Hanukkah and Christmas, is a time of giving for many of us. At our school this month, through the Anne Hutch has H.E.A.R.T. program, we are guiding students to understand how the willingness to give – to share of one’s time or resources – without an expectation that the gift will be returned, will help us lead richer, more meaningful lives all year round. Throughout the month of December, we will learn to recognize opportunities to be generous with our time, talents, and treasures in our lives in and out of school.

As we launched our study of the ethical habit of generosity, we quickly came to realize the best gifts in life are free. In our school’s Book of the Month, Patrick McDonnell’s The Gift of Nothing, Mooch the cat searches for the perfect present for his friend, Earl the dog, who already has everything he needs. (Sound familiar?) In this warm and thoughtful tale, our students, along with Mooch and Earl, discover that friendship is one of the most valuable gifts one can give or receive in life.

If, as a parent, you are interested in taking this journey with us and digging deeper into your practice of generosity, you may enjoy this post about 20 Ways to Give Without Expectations in our adult lives.