Math Night is this Thursday, October 24th at 6:30 pm at Anne Hutchinson School! The evening will highlight our math curriculum as well as present engaging math games you can enjoy with your child at home. Parents and students will have the opportunity to attend 3 different 15 minute game sessions with teachers in classrooms. Please enter through the main doors to pick up your game schedule. We look forward to an evening of joyful learning with students and families!
In October, we are proud to partner with the Loukoumi Make a Difference Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in our Caring Cards campaign! The Loukoumi Foundation rallies over 100,000 kids each year to make caring cards for patients at St. Jude. The project was taken a step further when many groups, including Waverly, Anne Hutchinson, and Greenvale Schools, also collected $1 donations for St. Jude from the students.
At our recent H.E.A.R.T. Assembly, we welcomed back Anne Hutch graduate and Eastchester High School student Ava Tsapatsaris, to speak to the students about her extensive fundraising efforts for St. Jude. Ava’s powerful presentation reminded our students that good deeds continue throughout our lives as middle school and high school students.
This month, as part of our Anne Hutch has H.E.A.R.T. program, our school community is focused on the ethical habit of self-control. Throughout October, we will learn how strong emotions and personal distress sometimes prevent us from demonstrating kindness and may lead us to make poor choices. This is precisely why self-control, or self-regulation, is a critical skill to learn, practice, and eventually master in life.
At AHS, showing self-control means you are able to:
- Stop what you are doing.
- Think about what you are going to say or do.
- Decide if it will make the situation better or worse.
- Choose the words or actions that make the situation better.
In our schoolwide read-aloud, My Mouth is a Volcano, author Julia Cook presents an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children how to manage their thoughts and words. In our classroom discussions, teachers will be guiding students to understand the value of using self-control to listen respectfully and, of course, wait patiently for a turn to speak!
PTA Membership is another critical step in ensuring we continue the Cultural Arts program, which makes such an incredible impact on our students and their learning. Currently, only 56% of Anne Hutch families have joined the PTA and our goal is 100% of families. Please click here to join the PTA today! When you join the PTA, your child’s class earns a gumball in their hallway display. The class with the highest membership will earn a no homework pass AND extra recess. The 2nd place class earns a no homework pass. The 3rd place class earns extra recess.
Our recent Fun Run fundraiser was a huge success! Our families raised $14,452 to support our Cultural Arts program at Anne Hutchinson School! This extensive program, supported exclusively by our PTA, allows us to provide unforgettable learning opportunities for the children, such as poetry workshops with expert authors like Ted Scheu, “The Poetry Guy,” lab experiences with visiting scientists from Liberty Science Center, a study of circus arts facilitated by the Westchester Circus Company, Colonial Day, and concerts with Grammy award-winning performers like Tom Chapin!