WINTER CONCERT

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!

 

DECEMBER’S FOCUS: GENEROSITY

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.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Thank you to our supportive community of families for attending parent/teacher conferences this November. At Anne Hutchinson School, we know our families well and value their contributions in order to best support student learning. Thank you for your ongoing partnership in your child’s education!

WINTER CONCERT

We are excited to present our winter concert this Thursday, December 6th in the Anne Hutchinson School auditorium! At 6:30 pm, the orchestra and band will perform and at 7:30 pm, the chorus will perform!

CHANGE IN DISMISSAL ROUTINE

Please note that if your child must leave early for any reason or if your child is not following their regular dismissal routine for the day, we need a note written to the teacher’s attention the morning of the change in dismissal routine. It must be dated and signed. For your child’s safety, email or voicemail will not be accepted as a change of dismissal routine notification.

News from Your Anne Hutchinson Library

Library class is back at Anne Hutchinson School! I’ll be seeing your children every week during this quarter. Please remember to return your books on the day of library. Be in the know. Ask your student what he/she has learned.

Our Online Library Catalog

Our 3rd grade classes will be learning how to use our online catalog in library this quarter. However, you can help your child look for a library book, from your home computer, anytime.  Click Here  You are now on our online library catalog where you can find books from all of  the libraries in the Eastchester School District.

Choose Anne Hutchinson Elementary from the location drop down menu. You may search the catalog by title, author, subject or keyword. Don’t see the book you’re looking for? Go back to the front page of the catalog and change the location menu from “Anne Hutchinson” to “Elementary Schools” to see if we have the title at Greenvale or Waverly. (Changing the dropdown menu to “Eastchester Union Free School District” will also show books from the Middle or High School.)

Knowing that we have a book (or need to request it from another school) before your child comes to library class frees up your child’s time to look around for other books that he or she might be interested in. I am happy to provide further direction and/or answer any questions – just email me at mdaitch@eastchester.k12.ny.us .

Important Dismissal Notice

There will be an 11:30 dismissal and no afterschool clubs on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 21st
  • Tuesday, November 27st
  • Friday, December 21st

If your child is not a bus student, please have a plan in place for your child to be picked up from school. Thank you for your cooperation!

Good Deed of the Month

On Friday, November 30th, Anne Hutchinson School will participate in a sports-themed Spirit Day! Our Student Council is encouraging students of all grade levels to wear their favorite sport outfit or team shirt in exchange for $1 donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Please send your donation by November 28th in an envelope marked with your child’s name. Thank you for your continued support of our Good Deed of the Month!

Winter Concert

We are excited to present our winter concert on the evening of Thursday, December 6th in the Anne Hutchinson School auditorium! At 6:30 pm, the orchestra and band will perform and at 7:30 pm, the chorus will perform. If your child is a member of the orchestra, band, or chorus, click here for more information that was previously emailed about the evening. Please keep in mind that although fourth and fifth graders comprise our orchestra, band, and chorus, families of children in all grade levels may attend this event!