Bravo! Our 4th and 5th grade members of the orchestra, band, and chorus dazzled on Monday evening! Together with the many families in attendance, I was so proud of their wonderful performances and the debut of our jazz band was a fantastic addition to the program! Congratulations once again to our young musicians and many thanks to our music teachers, Suzanne Greene and Doug Zantay, for preparing our students so well!
The Arts Festival looked beautiful in the Anne Hutch gymnasium! Families and students enjoyed viewing the many artworks created under the expert guidance of our excellent art teacher, Gina Zohar. Thank you to our PTA, especially the Japanese Activities Committee, as well as the custodial team for helping to set up and dismantle the show!
We were thrilled to welcome STEM Educators from the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey this week! 3rd graders thoroughly enjoyed an Owl Pellet Dissection Workshop that was full of interesting discoveries! Thank you to our ever generous PTA for providing such a valuable learning experience for our students.
The Tuckahoe Public Library recently held their Annual Poetry Contest and we are very proud to announce the following winners from Anne Hutchinson School: Alana Shea Bondi and Kiara Wasilewski, both 4th graders. Congratulations to Alana and Kiara, whose poems were selected from over 260 submitted by the many talented students in our community!
We are proud to share that 3rd graders, Samantha and Julia Kempkes, recently led a very successful donation campaign to benefit the Humane Society of Westchester in New Rochelle
Samantha and Julia engaged their teachers and friends at Anne Hutchinson School in donating blankets, pet beds, toys, cases of cat and dog food, leashes and even grooming supplies!
As a reminder, our classrooms are nut-free environments and all classroom snacks that are brought from home should be nut-free. If you provide food containing nuts in your child’s lunch, it may be eaten in the cafeteria, but please remind your child that it should not be eaten in the classroom. Teachers and monitors will be reminding and supervising the students at school as well. Thank you for your cooperation!
We are looking forward to presenting our spring concert alongside the art exhibition on the evening of Monday, May 13th! The concert will take place in the auditorium and the art exhibit in the gymnasium of Anne Hutchinson School.
As a reminder, to accommodate our audience, we will have two separate concerts on that evening. At 6:30 pm, the orchestra and band will perform and at 7:30 pm, the chorus will perform.
The art exhibition will be available for viewing before the concert and during the intermission between concerts!
The Anne Hutchinson School’s 2nd Grade Reading Minutes Celebration BBQ will be held on Tuesday, June 18th from 10:30am-12:00pm! Please note: The rain date is Wednesday, June 19th.
Huge thanks, once again, to our amazing PTA for providing our entire school community with Anne Hutch has H.E.A.R.T. t-shirts! The new shirts were distributed ahead of Tuesday’s H.E.A.R.T. assembly and we will remind students to wear them on future assembly days to show our school spirit. Go Anne Hutch!
In the month of May, the weather gets warmer and our learning and playtime at school become more active in many ways. And so, it is the perfect time to emphasize the importance of making good choices as a school community. At our recent H.E.A.R.T. Assembly, we examined how the skill of making good choices connects very closely to self-control, a habit we introduced in September and worked hard to practice all year.
We also discussed how the work of showing self-control and making good choices is challenging and it’s important to rely on helpful tools (like H.E.A.R.T.) and other strategies to guide us. In the month of May, we will focus on asking ourselves three important questions – Is it safe? Is it respectful? Is it kind? – before making a choice.
This month’s schoolwide read-aloud for making good choices is What Should Danny Do? by Ganit and Adir Levy. In this book, students will meet a boy named Danny who makes a lot of poor choices across the day, but then reflects, “I wonder what I could have done to make my day better?” It will be up to our thoughtful students to help him find the answer! It is our goal that as the children examine how Danny’s choices impacted his day, they will also learn a great deal about their own power to choose.
Please keep in mind that state testing in mathematics will take place in grades 3-5 on Wednesday and Thursday of next week. Families can help children prepare by making sure they are well rested and eat a healthy breakfast before school. This is an exciting opportunity for our young mathematicians to “show what they know” and we wish them the best of luck on next week’s exam!