Annette Keane

From the Principal's Desk

Annette Keane, Principal

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News from Anne Hutchinson......October 20th, 2017
by David O'Neil - Friday, October 20, 2017, 3:17 PM

Dear Families,

Harvest Festival 

It’s autumn and time for our Harvest Festival at Anne Hutchinson School! Please join us tomorrow, Saturday, October 21st @ 12:30 pm. Please click HERE for more information

Halloween Parade at Anne Hutch


As we prepare for the annual Halloween parade at our school, I would like to provide some helpful information and important reminders. As always, thank you for your continued support and cooperation!

  • If your family does not participate in Halloween festivities, please inform your child’s teacher. Students who do not participate will enjoy supervised time in our school’s computer lab during the parade.

 Our parade will take place outside on Tuesday, October 31st at 2:15 pm.

○     To ensure our children’s safety, parents/spectators should not be in masks or costumes.

○     In the event of rain:

  • Grades 4 and 5 families should sit in the auditorium to view the parade.
  • Grades 2 and 3 families should gather in the gym to view parade.
  • Please plan for your child to follow his or her normal dismissal routine. Students will not be dismissed to families from the parade.

 Halloween Candy and Treats

Please keep in mind the dangers to children who suffer from peanut/tree nut allergies or any other kind of allergy. For classroom celebrations on Halloween, please remember that our classrooms are nut-free environments. Following the holiday, candy and treats should remain at home.

 Halloween Costumes

  • Costumes should be easy to change into and brought to school on Tuesday, Oct. 31st. 
  • Costumes should be age appropriate for young children.
  • Props that are of a violent nature or resemble a weapon will not be permitted.
  • Masks or heavy make-up which make your child unrecognizable is not allowed in school.
  • Slenderman, Freddy Krueger, scary clowns and any other costume that depicts a violent character are not permitted in school.

Make a Difference!

In partnership with The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation, Anne Hutchinson School is joining many organizations and schools across the country by making caring cards for patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Optional donations of $1 will also be collected to fund a treatment/literacy room at St. Jude. Please see the attached flyer to learn more about how Anne Hutch students will make a difference as well as the Make a Difference Day Celebration on Saturday, October 28th!

Facility Updates

  • You have probably noticed the large fence recently erected on our front lawn. Our building’s oil tanks are being replaced, so the fence will remain there for some time.

  • The basketball hoops were removed from the parking lot to promote safety (and prevent students from playing in an active parking lot). Please know that a new hoop is scheduled to arrive soon and will be added to the newly paved side yard. The side yard will also have playground stencils added soon!

Arrival Routine

2nd and 3rd graders gather in the cafeteria, while 4th and 5th graders gather in the side yard. Students have time to socialize with their friends before their teachers collect them at 8:33 am. These new routines have reduced our transition time to the classrooms tremendously and ensured students are not rushed to attend their first “special” class. Thank you for understanding our new  structures for a prompt and calm arrival routine.   

Eastchester’s Wellness Initiative

Our first 2017-18 Wellness Initiative event will take place on Wednesday, October 18th at 7pm in the EHS/EMS library. The topic is Student Stress: What is it and how do you reduce it? presented by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Westchester. Please join us for this informative meeting!

Anne Hutchinson Book Fair 

Please click HERE to learn about the Book Fair coming to Anne Hutch on October 24th and 25th.  

Please click HERE to view when your child's class is attending the Book Fair

News from the Library

Remaining library check out and return weeks for first quarter are: October 10th, October 23rd and November 6th. Second quarter begins November 13th.  Library class will start and check out will be every week.

Math Night

Anne Hutch Families: Mark your calendars! Math Night is Thursday, October 26th. The evening will highlight our math curriculum as well as present engaging math games you can enjoy with your child at home. Math Night will begin in the auditorium at 6:30 pm and then parents and students will have the opportunity to attend 3 different 15 minute sessions with teachers in classrooms. I hope you will join us for Math Night! Please be sure to register via email to Lia Fogliano at lfogliano71@gmail. I look forward to an evening of joyful learning with students and families! 

Have a great weekend,