Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

May 19, 2017

This Wednesday was our final scheduled MCAS testing day.  Hooray! Students in grades 3-6 have demonstrated their newly acquired academic skills in Mathematics and English Language Arts. Fifth grade also tested in Science, Technology and Engineering.   One younger grade teacher proctored a small group of fourth graders and commented on their amazing powers in use of technology, effective effort, and prolific writing.  Hatherly students are impressive scholars!

Summer crept up on us Thursday just in time to make us all attentive to our sun safety presentations.  Thanks to Katie Labadia each grade level had an age appropriate presentation on sun safety by the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation.  Sun Aware flyers went home with everyone too.  Even the adults were surprised to learn that SPF 30 is high enough to use and we don’t need expensive higher SPF levels.  Also surprising was to apply sunscreen indoors and do not rub it in- let the cream dry on your skin before going out.  Hopefully these life lessons will protect us all for life!  Mrs. Labadia is still looking for help installing our sun shade for the lower wing playground.  Let her know if that’s a skill you could share.  Please email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Not a dry eye was seen in our kindergarten classes today as students shared their composition about their “special person”.  Their guests enjoyed this moment of joy and celebration!  We had moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and good friends.  It was a heartwarming day (body warming too!). 

Speaking of celebrations, our third graders shared their new instrument and choral skills on Tuesday afternoon and evening.  They played their recorders with so many solo performers we had a lineup for afternoon and a second lineup for the evening.   A very talented group indeed!  The concert closed with the third grade favorite “Del Gato”.

**Update** Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) survey.  Hatherly School has 219 families and we need 40% of families to complete this survey.  We are half way there! Currently 56 families have completed the survey which is 25.6%.  Please take 20 minutes to complete the CSCI survey.  Here is the link: http://www.schoolclimate.net?l=e&t=p&v=4&c=1173432.

Note: Mrs. Fandel is requesting used books for the Used Book Sale which is during the week of June 13-16 during Library times.  The more books the better!    

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future School Events

Monday 5/29/17: Memorial Day- No School

Tuesday 6/6/17: New Kindergarteners Orientation @ 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Hatherly

Thursday 6/8/17: New Kindergarteners Screening @ 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Friday 6/9/17: Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/13/17-Friday 6/16/17: Hatherly Used Book Sale

Tuesday 6/13/17: Grade 5 Wax Museum @ 9:00 a.m.

Thursday 6/15/16: Bike to Egypt Beach @ 3:00 p.m.

Monday 6/19/17: Field Day

Tuesday 6/20/17:5th Grade Recognition Night @ 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 6/21/17:6th Grade Recognition Night @ 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 6/22/17: 5th & 6th Grade Yearbook Breakfast

Thursday 6/22/17: LAST DAY of School! Dismissal is @ 11:00 a.m.

Future Field Trips

Friday 5/26/17: Kindergarten Dalby Farm 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. *Note change of date

Wednesday 6/7/17: Grade 5 & 6 Gillette Stadium 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday 6/8/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 5 Freedom Trail Field Trip 8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

Thursday 6/15/17: Grade 2 Minot Beach 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Future Concerts

Tuesday 5/23/17: Grade 5 & 6 Concert 8:45 a.m. @ Hatherly and then 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. @ the New Performance Center

Tuesday 5/30/17: Grade 2 Concert 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. @ Hatherly (a.m. concert only)

District Happenings

Wednesday 6/14/17: The Scituate Education Foundation: Screenagers @ 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. @ Scituate Performing Arts Center 

 

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

May 12, 2017

Everyone at Hatherly School feels very appreciated and maybe a few pounds heavier this week!  We did feel lighter on Monday as students entered with flowers and Tuesday with appreciation notes. They were heartwarming!  On Wednesday each homeroom wore their teacher’s favorite color and on Thursday every staff member was gobbling up snicker doodles, coconut cake, cookies, and yes sandwiches and salads too!  Karen Shea, Tina Greene, and Deb Whitaker kept the sandwich platters coming at all 4 lunches. We have some amazing cooks at Hatherly!  The staff also appreciated the beautiful Hatherly coffee mugs from the PTO.  Several other Scituate principals saw them and were jealous!  Also the front of the school was treated to beautiful pansies donated by the Dockray family and planted by the Kindergarten Daisy’s.  Thank you to all our families for the super Teacher Appreciation week and all your support and kindness all year! On behalf of the entire staff, thank you!

The sun came out just in time for the Run4Sciture race this past Sunday morning as over 153 Hatherly students, 10 staff members, and many families participated in the  event! The Fun Run, 5K or 10K offered a way for everyone to enjoy the experience.  We may have started and continued some running careers on Sunday.  Thank you to Emily Anderson and Erin Blind for representing Hatherly on the district wide race committee again this year and Janet Taylor for her race committee work. They promoted the race at lunches several weeks ago and returned to Monday’s lunches with a race video and popsicles for everyone at Hatherly.  The school was full of proud runners wearing their Run4Scituate t-shirts.

On Monday you all should have received an email from the district about applying for transportation for the 2017-2018 school year by no later than June 30, 2017.  Please remember that ALL bus students need to fill out an application for transportation, regardless if you resided in a fee or no fee zone.  In addition there is a new document on the website for GATES GRADE 6 STUDENTS. If you are interested in transportation for your Grade 6 student, please check and see if you reside in a fee or no fee zone.  ALL OTHER GATES STUDENTS IN GRADES 7 & 8 MUST PAY THE TRANSPORTATION FEE.  Attached is a list of streets highlighted in pink that are in the current Hatherly FEE ZONE but are in the GATES NO FEE ZONE.

Lunch Around the world took us to India on Thursday!  India is home to 122 major languages and it is the country that developed Pi!  Students saw pictures and learned about the Taj Mahal, Gold Temple, the Floating Post Office, and the National Bird; the Peacock. There was a quiz for students to participate in! Thank you to Mr. Trehan, father of Mahika and Tanvi Trehan for coming to Hatherly and sharing about his culture and heritage with us!

Spring for the Arts was held last night at the new Performing Arts Center. All choral and instrumental ensembles across the Scituate Public Schools performed at this wonderful event in our new performing Arts Center!  Thank you to our dedicated music teachers, Mr. Mundt, Ms. Gilman, Mrs. Teague, and Mr. Gruschow for their commitment to our students.  Mrs. Berton also displayed a piece of beautiful art work for every Hatherly student.  Thank you to Mrs. Berton for your commitment to our student’s creativity.

As the weather begins to get warmer here are a few reminders about summer attire for recess.  Please do not send your child in with flip flops or sandals for recess.  Sneakers are the best choice for recess.  Also, although the long skirts and dresses are very stylish, they are not a good choice for recess.  They become caught on the play structures and tripping is also a concern.  Also please remember to send your child in with a snack each day as Mrs. O’Reilly is getting low!  Thank you in advance for your assistance.

**Update** Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) survey.  Hatherly School has 219 families and we need 40% of families to complete this survey.  Currently 39 families have completed the survey which is 17.8%.  Please take 20 minutes to complete the CSCI survey.  Here is the link: http://www.schoolclimate.net?l=e&t=p&v=4&c=1173432.

Mark your calendars!  Field day is on Monday, June 19th, and volunteers are needed to help throughout the day.  There are two different shifts to choose from, a morning 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. shift or an afternoon 12:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. shift.  If you are interested in volunteering please email Mrs. Karen Shea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Mr. Mark Puzzangara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   If you haven’t volunteered yet this school year this is a fun event to participate in! Let’s make this day great together.

PTO Meeting: This Wednesday Evening 5/17 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Hatherly Cafeteria!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future School Events

Tuesday 5/16/17: School Council Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Hatherly Library

Wednesday 5/17/17: PTO Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. in the Hatherly Cafeteria

Friday 5/19/17: Kindergarten Special Person Party @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/6/17: New Kindergarteners Orientation @ 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Hatherly

Thursday 6/8/17: New Kindergarteners Screening @ 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Friday 6/9/17: Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/13/17-Friday 6/16/17: Hatherly Used Book Sale

Tuesday 6/13/17: Grade 5 Wax Museum @ 9:00 a.m.

Thursday 6/15/16: Bike to Egypt Beach @ 3:00 p.m.

Monday 6/19/17: Field Day

Tuesday 6/20/17:5th Grade Recognition Night @ 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 6/21/17:6th Grade Recognition Night @ 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 6/22/17: 5th & 6th Grade Yearbook Breakfast

Thursday 6/22/17: LAST DAY of School! Dismissal is @ 11:00 a.m.

Future Field Trips

Friday 5/26/17: Kindergarten Dalby Farm 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. *Note change of date

Wednesday 6/7/17: Grade 5 & 6 Gillette Stadium 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday 6/8/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 5 Freedom Trail Field Trip 8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

Thursday 6/15/17: Grade 2 Minot Beach 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Future Concerts

Tuesday 5/16/17: Grade 3 Concert @ 2:15 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Tuesday 5/23/17: Grade 5 & 6 Concert 8:45 a.m. @ Hatherly and then 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. @ the New Performance Center

Tuesday 5/30/17: Grade 2 Concert 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. @ Hatherly (a.m. concert only)

MCAS Testing Schedule

Grade 5 Dates: (STE) 16, 17

Grade 6 Dates: (Math) May 16, 17

 

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

May 5, 2017

On Tuesday our versatile fourth graders after a morning of Math MCAS entertained the school with the fourth grade concert.  The band led by, Ms. Robin Teague, performed “Forward March” and “Star Wars” with great skill.  No one believed they just started instruments in October.  Then the fourth grade chorus, led by, Mr. Peter Mundt, performed 7 numbers with many soloists.  The finale was the favorite “Nifty Fifty”. 

Hatherly has been very busy this week with over 125 family members who joining students for lunch.  Thank you to Mrs. DeMello, Mrs. McWilliams, Mrs. Graffeo for cooking all the extra lunches and to Mrs. Gaffey and Ms. Vecchi for hosting all our guests.  Heathy School lunch week is always fun!

Our sixth graders have had a wonderful week at Camp Bournedale.  They dissected a shark, learned about nature cultures, pond study, lobster tails and many more science and outdoor education activities.  Students loved the recreation activities and evening events also.  Thank you to all the parents who chaperoned overnight.  We couldn’t go to camp without your support. Thank you to the sixth grade teachers, Mrs. Suddath, Ms. King, and Mr. Wigman for chaperoning all week.  Ms. King did an exceptional job as Hatherly’s Bournedale Coordinator.  

Grades 3 and 4 have completed all their state Assessments (MCAS). Grade 5 is up for Math next week.  We’ll give grade 6 a week for “re-entry” to school life before their math MCAS.  We know those sixth graders need a lot of sleep this weekend! As do their teachers!

You should have all received an email on Monday with the link to complete the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) survey.  Hatherly School has 219 families and we need 40% of families to complete this survey.  Currently 15 families have completed the survey which is 6.8%.  Please take 20 minutes to complete the CSCI survey.  Here is the link: http://www.schoolclimate.net?l=e&t=p&v=4&c=1173432.

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future School Events

Thursday 5/11/17: Spring for the Arts @ SHS

Friday 5/19/17: Kindergarten Special Person Party @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/6/17: New Kindergarteners Orientation 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Hatherly

Thursday 6/8/17: New Kindergarteners Screening @ 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Friday 6/9/17: Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/13/17-Friday 6/16/17: Hatherly Used Book Sale

Tuesday 6/13/17: Grade 5 Wax Museum

Thursday 6/15/16: Bike to Egypt Beach @ 3:00 p.m.

Monday 6/19/17: Field Day

Tuesday 6/20/17:5th Grade Recognition Night @ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday 6/21/17:6th Grade Recognition Night @ 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 6/22/17: 5th & 6th Grade Yearbook Breakfast

Thursday 6/22/17: LAST DAY of School! Dismissal is @ 11:00 a.m.

Future Field Trips

Friday 5/26/17: Kindergarten Dalby Farm 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. *Note change of date

Wednesday 6/7/17: Grade 5 & 6 Gillette Stadium 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday 6/8/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 5 Freedom Trail Field Trip 8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

Thursday 6/15/17: Grade 2 Minot Beach 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Future Concerts

Tuesday 5/16/17: Grade 3 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Tuesday 5/23/17: Grade 5 & 6 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. @ New Performance Center or Hatherly (if performance center is not ready)

Tuesday 5/30/17: Grade 2 Concert 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ Hatherly (a.m. concert only)

MCAS Testing Schedule

Grade 5 Dates: (Math) May 9, 10, and (STE) 16, 17

Grade 6 Dates: (Math) May 16, 17

District Happenings

Tuesday 5/9/17: Pizza Palooza!  @ 5:00 p.m. SHS Large Gym

Wednesday 5/10/17: Collettey’s Cookies @ 7:00 p.m. Jenkins Library 

 

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

April 28, 2017

We came back from vacation Monday and hit the ground running right back to work. We had a week off from MCAS as we re-oriented back to school routines and finished our English Language Arts makeups.  Sixth Grade goes to Camp Bournedale next week, Healthy school lunch week, Math MCAS are all signs that we are now in the home stretch of the school year.  Today is day 142 and we have 38 days left in the school year.

Please watch for an email on Monday May 1st about our second year taking a school climate survey.  The Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) measures school climate in two important ways. First, it evaluates virtually all of the dimensions that scholars and researchers believe color and shape school climate. Second, it is a 360 degree measure that recognizes the perspective of K-12 students, their parents/guardians and school personnel. The CSCI will take students and adults only 15 to 20 minutes to complete and it evaluates four major dimensions of school climate: safety, teaching and learning, relationships, and environment. The CSCI findings will again be utilized by the Hatherly School to build community, promote student participation, develop school-home-community partnerships, and inform the ongoing development of a collaborative plan for school improvement.

Grades 3 and 4 take their final Math MCAS assessments on Tuesday and Thursday. The list of the remainder MCAS testing dates for grades 5 and 6 are listed at the bottom of this email.  Everyone has worked hard and we know they are so ready to persevere through the rest of their assessments. Please be sure they go to bed early, have a good breakfast, and arrive to school on time test days (and every day!).   Give positive messages as you send them off too!

We want parents to be aware of concerns about a new Netflix series called “Thirteen Reasons Why”.  If you have not heard about it in the public media, or want more information please read the letter from our counselors at the end of this Happenings.

Healthy School Lunch Week is next week! We won’t turn anyone away without a reservation- but advanced reservations really help us know how much food to cook!  Thank you for your cooperation and we hope you can join us for lunch!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future School Events

Monday 5/1/17-Friday 5/5/17: Healthy School Lunch Week @ Hatherly

Monday 5/1/17-Friday 5/5/17: Grade 6 @ Camp Bournedale

Thursday 5/11/17: Spring for the Arts @ SHS

Friday 5/19/17: Kindergarten Special Person Party @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/6/17: New Kindergarten Orientation Time TBD @ Hatherly

Friday 6/9/17: Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/13/17-Friday 6/16/17: Hatherly Used Book Sale

Tuesday 6/13/17: Grade 5 Wax Museum

Thursday 6/15/16: Bike to Egypt Beach @ 3:00 p.m.

Monday 6/19/17: Field Day

Tuesday 6/20/17:5th Grade Recognition Night 

Wednesday 6/21/17:6th Grade Recognition Night 

Thursday 6/22/17: 5th & 6th Grade Yearbook Breakfast

Thursday 6/22/17: LAST DAY of School! Dismissal is @ 11:00 a.m.

Future Field Trips

Friday 5/5/17: Kindergarten Dalby Farm 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Wednesday 6/7/17: Grade 5 & 6 Gillette Stadium 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday 6/8/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 5 Freedom Trail Field Trip 8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

Thursday 6/15/17: Grade 2 Minot Beach 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Future Concerts

Tuesday 5/2/17: Grade 4 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Tuesday 5/16/17: Grade 3 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Tuesday 5/23/17: Grade 5 & 6 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. @ New Performance Center or Hatherly (if performance center is not ready)

Tuesday 5/30/17: Grade 2 Concert 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ Hatherly (a.m. concert only)

MCAS Testing Schedule

Grade 3 Dates: (Math) May 2 & 4

Grade 4 Dates: (Math) May 2 & 4

Grade 5 Dates: (Math) May 9, 10, and (STE) 16, 17

Grade 6 Dates: (Math) Ma y 16, 17

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We hope this email finds you well.  We wanted to make you aware of a new Netflix series called Thirteen Reasons Why, that was launched on March 31st and is being viewed by many teens and preteens across the country, including Scituate.  Please be aware that the show contains graphic content that most elementary aged students will find disturbing.  The series graphically depicts a suicide death, and addressed in detail a number of difficult topics including bullying, depression, self-injury, rape, drunk driving, substance use, and dating violence.

The TV series is based on a fictional novel by Jay Asher centers around the suicide of the main character, Hannah Baker.  The series depicts how Hannah leaves behind audio recording for 13 people who she says in some way were a part of why she killed herself.   Hannah’s friends and family struggle with the aftermath of her suicide.  – Unfortunately, there are no successful examples of the characters reaching out to adults in the series.

As always, if you have any concerns or questions about your child, please do not hesitate to reach out to your student’s School Adjustment Counselor (Linda Nathan) or School Psychologist (Jennifer Fine).

Thank you for your attention to this important message.  We feel it is important to make you aware of what your child may have heard or seen.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Fine & Linda Nathan

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

April 13, 2017

The Science Spectacular was a great learning experience for the participants and the spectators.  It even was for the judges!  Here is an excerpt from an email from one of the judges:  “On April 6 I was an Ambassador Judge at the STEAM event at SHS.  I had the pleasure of “judging” projects of kindergarten students through 6th grade students.  It was a pleasure.  The highlight of my day, however, was the 20 minutes I spent with Mrs. Suddath’s 6th grade science class.  They did a group project on the skeletal systems.  All of them were enthusiastic, well spoken, knowledgeable, and quite eager to explain their work to me.”  He went on to compliment Mrs. Suddath’s inspiration and the whole group’s excitement.  Thank you to Mrs. Caroline Hine, one of the main forces in the Science Spectacular, for creating this amazing celebration of the sciences!   

Hatherly has some amazing talent and it was in full bloom last Friday night.  Thanks to Dotti Gayoski (Savanna Garabedian’s grandmother) and Susan Jackson with the committee of Lisa Garabedian, Shari Young, Erin O'Donnell, Kristina Lynch, Melissa Boynton, and Maria DePass and a cadre of other supporters.  Over 63 students performed songs, dances, guitar, violin, trombone, piano, gymnastics, jump rope, basketball, lip syncing and we even had a cup act.  The entire ensemble performed a finale of "True Colors" "Get Back Up Again" featuring Savi DePass on vocals and the entire cast dancing to "Can't Stop the Feeling" with balloons, balls, and poppers.  Thank you to Dotti and Susan for your dedication and patience on all these Tuesday afternoons to make this showcase happen.

Our third, fourth, fifth, and sixth graders hit homeruns completing their MCAS ELA assessments throughout the week. Their hard work and determination was evident and proved that their effective effort, confidence, and persistence accomplished a huge goal.  We will do a few makeup sessions when we return then we’ll start Math MCAS!  The math MCAS dates are at the end of the newsletter. Great work by all students completing their MCAS ELA assessments!  

Fifth grade students will be creating a Louise Nevelson inspired sculptures later in the year with Mrs. Berton during their art classes.  Louise Nevelson was an American sculptor best known for her monochromatic assemblages created from found objects during the 1950’s.  Mrs. Berton is asking families to send in bottle caps and lids, bread tabs, tape dispensers, lost game pieces, small broken toys, and anything plastic, wood, metal, or cardboard (size of your hand and smaller) with interesting shapes and textures. For more information about Louise Nevelson click on here: http://www.louisenevelsonfoundation.org/.

Healthy School Lunch Week is the first week of May. We will take reservations until Wednesday, April 26th. We won’t turn anyone away without a reservation- but advanced reservations really help us know how much food to cook!  Thank you for your cooperation.  The reservation form is attached!

LAST CALL! If you haven’t ordered your child’s yearbook there is still time!! Soft cover year books are $22.00 per book. You may order your yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com with the yearbook ID code: 11258617 by TOMORROW April 14th. There are some options for hard cover, foil names, and stickers for an additional cost.  

Enjoy your vacation week!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

*Reminder placement letters are due by this Thursday, April 13th.

Future School Events

Monday 4/17/17-Friday 4/21/17: April Vacation No School

Monday 4/24/17: Bay Colony Educators visit grade 5 @ 9:15 a.m.

Monday 4/24/17: PLC/ILC field trip to Trader Joes @ 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday 4/25/17: School Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. and PTO meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Monday 5/1/17-Friday 5/5/17: Healthy School Lunch Week @ Hatherly

Monday 5/1/17-Friday 5/5/17: Grade 6 @ Camp Bournedale

Thursday 5/11/17: Spring for the Arts @ SHS

Friday 5/19/17: Kindergarten Special Person Party @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/6/17: New Kindergarten Orientation Time TBD @ Hatherly

Friday 6/9/17: Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/13/17-Friday 6/16/17: Hatherly Used Book Sale

Tuesday 6/13/17: Grade 5 Wax Museum

Thursday 6/15/16: Bike to Egypt Beach @ 3:00 p.m.

Monday 6/19/17: Field Day

Future Field Trips

Friday 5/5/17: Kindergarten Dalby Farm 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Wednesday 6/7/17: Grade 5 & 6 Gillette Stadium 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday 6/8/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 5 Freedom Trail Field Trip 8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

Thursday 6/15/17: Grade 2 Minot Beach 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Future Concerts

Tuesday 5/2/17: Grade 4 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Tuesday 5/16/17: Grade 3 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Tuesday 5/23/17: Grade 5 & 6 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. @ New Performance Center or Hatherly (if performance center is not ready)

Tuesday 5/30/17: Grade 2 Concert 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. @ Hatherly (a.m. concert only)

MCAS Testing Schedule

Grade 3 Dates: May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 4 Dates: May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 5 Dates: May (Math) 9, 10, and (STE) 16, 17

Grade 6 Dates: May (Math) 16, 17

 

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

April 7, 2017

The Red Sox won their home opener this week and our Hatherly third to sixth graders are hitting their ELA MCAS out of the park too!  Grade 3 and 4 have finished two of their three sessions and our fifth and sixth graders will finish their second and last section this Monday.  We have talked about Growth Mindset this whole school year and it is so rewarding to see the effective effort, confidence, and persistence the students demonstrate as they tackle their MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System).  Their writing skills have grown so much and their sustained reading and comprehension is impressive.  They all walk a little taller as they complete each session, their accomplishments are evident!

Last week’s PBIS assembly was a play, “Stand Up for Your Friends” written and directed by fifth grader, Ellse Konecko.  The fifth grade girls did an outstanding job acting out how to address bullying behavior and telling a trusted adult.  Thank you to Ms. Nathan and Miss Fine for their guidance with this production. The stars of the play were Olivia Marinucci, Megan Catlender, Ellse Konecko, Lindsay Thurling, Sydney Cataldo, Evelyn Flynn, Bella Lanza, Nora Foley, McKenna Berard, Anneliese Sturdy, Bella Burns, and Clare Jodka. Great job by all!

Student Government would like to thank the Hatherly Community for supporting them in their recent fundraising efforts. In February, they raised $224 by selling Valentine’s Day pencils.  This money will be donated to the Scituate Food Pantry as voted upon by the Student Government.  This past Monday, it was fantastic to see all of the Red Sox apparel being worn on Opening Day.  Thanks to your generosity, Student Government was able to collect $303.50 for the Jimmy Fund.

On Monday, Neil Nichols visited our second, fourth, and fifth graders and presented a wonderful geography enrichment program. Students were highly engaged and learned about landmarks such as the Amazon Rainforest, the 7 continents and 5 oceans. Some fourth graders reported that they learned "Hawaii and Alaska became a state in the same year” and that “The person who created the first kindergarten was from Germany. The first Kindergarten in the United States was in Wisconsin."  Thank you to our PTO for funding such a brilliant program.

Healthy School Lunch Week is the first week of May when the sixth graders are at Camp Bournedale.  Hard copies of the menu and registration forms will go home next week.  Advanced reservations are extremely helpful!  Join your child for lunch the week of May 1st.  It’s always a fun time!

We are so proud of how many Hatherly students took part in last night's Science Spectacular!  The turnout was amazing.  If anyone took a photo that they'd like to submit to the yearbook, we are now adding a page just for this wonderful event.  If you haven’t ordered your child’s yearbook there is still time!! Soft cover year books are $22.00 per book. You may order your yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com with the yearbook ID code: 11258617 by April 14th. You may send in your order form with payment. There are some options for hard cover, foil names, and stickers for an additional cost.  

Tonight is the much awaited HATHERLY TALENT SHOW!  Sixty seven students have practiced and prepared their individual acts and a finale that would rival AMERICA’S GOT TALENT.  Be sure to be at Hatherly by 6:30 p.m. tonight for a great evening...and it’s free too!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

*Reminder placement letters are due by this Thursday, April 13th.

** Reminder the Scituate Beautification Commission's Poster Contest ends on Thursday, April 13th. Posters will be collected from each school by the end of that school day.

Future School Events

Wednesday 4/12/17: One hour delayed start, school begins @ 9:30 a.m.

Friday 4/14/17: No School

Monday 4/17/17-Friday 4/21/17: April Vacation No School

Monday 5/1/17-Friday 5/5/17: Healthy School Lunch Week @ Hatherly

Monday 5/1/17-Friday 5/5/17: Grade 6 @ Camp Bournedale

Thursday 5/11/17: Spring for the Arts @ SHS

Friday 5/19/17: Kindergarten Special Person Party @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/6/17: New Kindergarten Orientation Time TBD @ Hatherly

Friday 6/9/17: Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/13/17-Friday 6/16/17: Hatherly Used Book Sale

Tuesday 6/13/17: Grade 5 Wax Museum

Thursday 6/15/16: Bike to Egypt Beach @ 3:00 p.m.

Monday 6/19/17: Field Day

Future Field Trips

Thursday 4/13/17: Grade 5 Music of the Underground Railroad 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. SHS Performance Center

Friday 5/5/17: Kindergarten Dalby Farm 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Wednesday 6/7/17: Grade 5 & 6 Gillette Stadium 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday 6/8/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 5 Freedom Trail Field Trip 8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

Thursday 6/15/17: Grade 2 Minot Beach 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Future Concerts

Tuesday 5/2/17: Grade 4 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Tuesday 5/16/17: Grade 3 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Tuesday 5/23/17: Grade 5 & 6 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. @ New Performance Center or Hatherly (if performance center is not ready)

Tuesday 5/30/17: Grade 2 Concert 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. @ Hatherly (a.m. concert only)

MCAS Testing Schedule

Grade 3 Dates: April (ELA) 12 and May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 4 Dates: April (ELA) 11 and May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 5 Dates: April (ELA) 10, 12 and May (Math) 9, 10, and (STE) 16, 17

Grade 6 Dates: April (ELA) 10 and May (Math) 16, 17

 

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

March 31, 2017

A sign of spring in spite of the expected snow, is the Red Sox home opener on Monday, April 3rd. Once again this year, we will be participating in the Rally for the Jimmy Fund.  Students are invited to show their support of our hometown team by wearing their Red Sox gear and making a voluntary $1 donation or more to support the Jimmy Fund.  Student government members will be placing donation boxes in each homeroom.  An online donation page has also been set up, if you would prefer to donate that way.  The link is below (You can click on the “Give to Team” on the right hand side.) http://www.rallyforthejimmyfund.org/2017/hatherly

The “home opener” of MCAS is also on Monday.  Grade 4 leads off on Monday taking the new computer based MCAS 2.0.  The MCAS testing dates for grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 are listed at the bottom of this email.  We take English Language Arts in April and Math in May.  Everyone has worked hard and grown so much this school year, we know they are so ready to do a super job.  Please be sure they go to bed early, have a good breakfast, and arrive to school on time test days (and every day!).   Give positive messages as you send them off too!

On Tuesday, the fifth graders traveled back in time to 1750's Colonial America.  With the help of the Bay Colony Educators, the students learned what it was like growing up in Pre-Revolutionary War New England.  Be sure to ask your fifth grader how many outfits colonists owned or what some of their chores might have been.  Some of the students might appreciate and better understand the fact that they don't spend all day making a few bars of soap, or chopping firewood to keep their home warm during the winter months.  By the way, most children had two outfits: one for every day and one for Sundays.  Additionally, most homes rarely went above 54 degrees in the winter.  The colonists truly were the definition of hearty New Englanders. This great program was funded by our PTO, thank you.

Our fourth graders were lucky enough to further our understanding of sound as we discussed vibrations, waves, and a sonic boom with a visit from the Museum of Science on Wednesday.  The most exciting part was the opportunity to see a glass shatter because of sound!  Students were extremely engaged during the entire presentation! Thank you to the PTO for funding such a wonderful enrichment program.

The calendar for the 2017-2018 school year has been updated with school hours and late start dates. A professional development day has been updated as well.  The school hours are 8:35 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.  Late start days are; 9/13, 10/18, 11/15, 12/13, 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, and 5/9. There is a professional development day for teachers on 10/6.  Veteran’s day will be observed on 11/10 (a change from previous calendar sent out).

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future School Events

Monday 4/3/17: Neil Nichols Geography Program

Thursday 4/6/17: Science Spectacular @ SHS 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday 4/7/17: Talent Show @ Hatherly in the Cafeteria/Stage 6:30 p.m.

Friday 4/14/17: No School

Monday 4/17/17-Friday 4/21/17: April Vacation No School

Monday 5/1/17-Friday 5/5/17: Healthy School Lunch Week @ Hatherly

Monday 5/1/17-Friday 5/5/17: Grade 6 @ Camp Bournedale

Thursday 5/11/17: Spring for the Arts @ SHS

Friday 5/19/17: Kindergarten Special Person Party @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/6/17: New Kindergarten Orientation Time TBD @ Hatherly

Friday 6/9/17: Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/13/17-Friday 6/16/17: Hatherly Used Book Sale

Tuesday 6/13/17: Grade 5 Wax Museum

Thursday 6/15/16: Bike to Egypt Beach @ 3:00 p.m.

Monday 6/19/17: Field Day

Future Field Trips

Thursday 4/13/17: Grade 5 Music of the Underground Railroad 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. SHS Performance Center

Friday 5/5/17: Kindergarten Dalby Farm 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Wednesday 6/7/17: Grade 5 & 6 Gillette Stadium 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday 6/8/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 5 Freedom Trail Field Trip 8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

Thursday 6/15/17: Grade 2 Minot Beach 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Future Concerts

Tuesday 5/2/17: Grade 4 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Tuesday 5/16/17: Grade 3 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Tuesday 5/23/17: Grade 5 & 6 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. @ New Performance Center or Hatherly (if performance center is not ready)

Tuesday 5/30/17: Grade 2 Concert 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. @ Hatherly (a.m. concert only)

MCAS Testing Schedule

Grade 3 Dates: April (ELA) 4, 7, 12 and May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 4 Dates: April (ELA) 3, 6, 11 and May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 5 Dates: April (ELA) 5, 10, 12 and May (Math) 9, 10, and (STE) 16, 17

Grade 6 Dates: April (ELA) 5, 10 and May (Math) 16, 17

 

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

March 24, 2017

Spring arrived on Monday...but the spring weather was fleeting.  However, we are setting many of our spring event dates.  Please take a note of the extended calendar at the bottom of this email.  Events like concerts, field day, and field trips are noted. Though I hope we are done with snow days, the last day of school and fifth and sixth grade recognition nights will be finalized in April!

The fifth graders had an explosively exciting visit from the Museum of Science this week! Upon their completion of their unit of study on States of Matter, students were able to witness a variety of experiments that used such substances as dry ice, liquid nitrogen, and gallium. The presenter demonstrated how states of matter undergo various physical changes when the molecules speed up or slow down due to temperature changes. The event ended in flames as the students were able to burn a piece of paper using only water! Amazing! It was a wonderful culmination of their studies.

We are actively beginning our planning for the transition of our fifth and sixth graders to the new Gates Middle School in September.  Mr. Lynch, Gates School Principal, met with each grade on Thursday. He told them about the team structure used in Middle School, their foreign language choices and orientation on September 1st.  Parents should have received a letter on Monday night in their inbox from Mr. Lynch with similar information.  He will be having a Parent Information Night on May 16th.  Room Parents in both grades are reaching out for help to finalize the yearbook (going to press April 14th) and planning the June Recognition Nights.  If you can help, please contact them. Grade 5 Room Parents: Christine Cappadona, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Lianne Cataldo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Megan Foley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and Jacqui (Smith) McDermott, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Grade 6 Room Parents: Michelle Kendall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Noelle Brindamour, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Report Cards were posted last Friday and sign up’s for conferences began on Monday evening.  Go to the “2016-17 Parent Teacher Conferences” RED BUTTON on our web page or go to the following link: https://hath.schoolappointments.com/admin/ to choose your conference time if you have not already done so.  Your fall log on and password will still be active.  We look forward to meeting with families to discuss student growth and successes on Thursday, March 30th from 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

Kindergarten had an amazing enrichment opportunity on Friday with a presentation by Marianne Long, from the Atlantic Shark Conservancy.  Mrs. Arruda's class was filmed for a TV documentary as they learned about the great white shark, which is an apex predator, during their lesson!  Hatherly goes Hollywood!

The Scituate Beautification Commission is sponsoring a poster contest; open to students in grades K-6, as part of this year's 50th anniversary Ship Shape Day celebration.  The posters should highlight the issues that have made Ship Shape Day an important reminder to take care of our environment. The judges will be looking for slogans and designs about recycling, anti-pollution, and anti-litter. There will be ribbons awarded at all grade levels and selected posters will be displayed at Town Hall. The deadline for all entries is April 13.  So be creative and help celebrate 50 years of Ship Shape Day and 50 years of keeping the town of Scituate litter-free.

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future School Events

Tuesday 3/28/17: Bay Colony Educators Grade 5

Wednesday 3/29/17: M.O.S. Now Hear This: The Sound of Science Grade 4

Wednesday 3/29/17: PBIS Assembly @ 2:30

Monday 4/3/17: Neil Nichols Geography Program

Thursday 4/6/17: Science Spectacular @ SHS 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday 4/7/17: Talent Show @ Hatherly in the Cafeteria/Stage 6:30 p.m.

Friday 4/14/17: No School

Monday 4/17/17-Friday 4/21/17: April Vacation No School

Monday 5/1/17-Friday 5/5/17: Healthy School Lunch Week @ Hatherly

Monday 5/1/17-Friday 5/5/17: Grade 6 @ Camp Bournedale

Thursday 5/11/17: Spring for the Arts @ SHS

Friday 5/19/17: Kindergarten Special Person Party @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/6/17: New Kindergarten Orientation Time TBD @ Hatherly

Friday 6/9/17: Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 6/13/17-Friday 6/16/17: Hatherly Used Book Sale

Tuesday 6/13/17: Grade 5 Wax Museum

Thursday 6/15/16: Bike to Egypt Beach @ 3:00 p.m.

Monday 6/19/17: Field Day

Future Field Trips

Thursday 4/13/17: Grade 5 Music of the Underground Railroad 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. SHS Performance Center

Friday 5/5/17: Kindergarten Dalby Farm 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Wednesday 6/7/17: Grade 5 & 6 Gillette Stadium 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday 6/8/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 3 Scituate Historic Sites 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday 6/14/17: Grade 5 Freedom Trail Field Trip 8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

Thursday 6/15/17: Grade 2 Minot Beach 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Future Concerts

Tuesday 5/2/17: Grade 4 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Tuesday 5/16/17: Grade 3 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Hatherly

Tuesday 5/23/17: Grade 5 & 6 Concert 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. @ New Performance Center or Hatherly (if performance center is not ready)

Tuesday 5/30/17: Grade 2 Concert 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. @ Hatherly (a.m. concert only)

MCAS Testing Schedule

Grade 3 Dates: April (ELA) 4, 7, 12 and May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 4 Dates: April (ELA) 3, 6, 11 and May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 5 Dates: April (ELA) 5, 10, 12 and May (Math) 9, 10, and (STE) 16, 17

Grade 6 Dates: April (ELA) 5, 10 and May (Math) 16, 17

 

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

March 17, 2017

The Museum of Science visited our second graders on Wednesday.  The Lifecycles program highlighted the cycles of life stages of humans, reptiles, a giant sequoia seedling, and a tree frog.  The Museum of Science staff traveled to Scituate on the frigid morning with a bearded dragon lizard and a white tree frog.  The students enjoyed watching these unique animals.  Thank you for our PTO funding of the Museum of Science programs.  Next week the fifth graders have a program on States of Matter.

The ninth annual Pi Memorization at Hatherly School yielded a new record in 2017.  Sixth grade student, Molly Ryan, memorized Pi out an incredible 375 decimal digits.  Lily Bergin held the previous record of 265 digits set in 2015.  In addition to Molly’s impressive record breaking feat, three other students also broke the 300 mark.  Emily Love came in second place with 319 decimal digits memorized, Jackie Kenney memorized 315 digits, and Rebecca Mullahy memorized out 301 decimal digits. Eighty-Eight percent of the sixth grade participated. This year was special in that we also allowed 5th graders to participate in the contest for the first time since it is their last year at Hatherly.  Eighty-three percent of the 5th graders participated in this optional contest and five students memorized Pi out 50 digits or more.   Jack Curreri came in first place with memorizing a remarkable 166 digits in Pi and Evelyn Flynn memorized an impressive 140 digits.  Ellse Konecko memorized 81 digits for a third place finish and honorable mentions went to Wesley Hine and Olivia Marinucci who each memorized 50 digits.  What an epic celebration for Pi Day!  See the attached photo.

Report cards will go home in Grades K-3 and will be available in the Aspen Portal for Grades 4-6 today.  The sign up for conferences will open on Monday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m.  Go to the “2016-17 Parent Teacher Conferences” RED BUTTON on our web page or go to the following link: https://hath.schoolappointments.com/admin/  to choose your conference time.  Your fall log on and password will still be active.  Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 30th from 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

There are many great advances integrating technology into our students learning.  For example, the sixth grade Ancient Civilization project, the fourth grade story quilts with QR Code Recordings, and the first through sixth graders are working in google classroom.  Our faculty even worked remotely during the snow day in our own google classroom.  I know your head can spin with all the new tech platforms, but there is one area we really need parents to be ever vigilant and monitor closely which is texting and online chatting. Our students are learning how to get along in real time, face to face, and we are all alert and working to help keep this positive and kind.  Many students with their own devices or access to a device need that same support and monitoring.  Please monitor your students online actively and regularly. We use the acronym THINK.

T- is it true?

H- is it helpful?

I – is it inspiring?

N – is it necessary?

K – is it kind?

Thank you for all of your ongoing support in this area.

Our lobby displays are always a treat with museum quality art work.  The current display is by the fifth graders with collages to represent the food chain, a great collaboration between Science and Art.  Thank you to Miss Henderson and Mrs. Berton for creating such a great opportunity.  The fabulous third grade coil pots are on display in front of the food chain.  If you can’t drop by we’ve attached a photo! 

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

This Week’s Events

Tuesday 3/21/17: Museum of Science Grade 5: States of Matter Presentation @ 9:15 a.m.

Tuesday 3/21/17: School Council Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. and PTO Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday 3/23/17: Principal Lynch talks to Grade 5&6 about their transition to Gates

Thursday 3/23/17: Guiding Good Choices Program @ Hatherly 6:30 p.m.

Friday 3/24/17: Atlantic White Shark program visits Kindergarten @ 9:00 a.m.

Future Events

Tuesday 3/28/17: The Childs Life in Colonial America-Bay Colony Educators visits Grade 5 @ 8:45 a.m.

Wednesday 3/29/17: Museum of Science Grade 4: Now Hear This: The Sound of Science Presentation @ 9:15 a.m.

Thursday 3/30/17: Guiding Good Choices Program @ Hatherly 10:00 a.m.

Thursday 3/30/17: Parent Teacher Conferences @ Hatherly from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

MCAS Testing Schedule

Grade 3 Dates: April (ELA) 3, 4, 7, 12 and May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 4 Dates: April (ELA) 3, 6, 11 and May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 5 Dates: April (ELA) 5, 10, 12 and May (Math) 9, 10, and (STE) 16, 17

Grade 6 Dates: April (ELA) 5, 10 and May (Math) 16, 17

 

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

March 10, 2017

The Acts for Animals class led by sixth graders, Gridska Flynn, Abby Falvey, and Laryssa O’Donnell wrapped up on Monday afternoon.  This four-week program was open to students in K-5 to learn about and how to care for different pets such as, dogs, cats and guinea pigs.  Forty-eight students participated. The sixth grade girls are passionate about their own pets and the work of the Scituate Animal Shelter.  They put these two passions together to create this after school experience for younger students. All funds collected for the program were donated to the Scituate Animal Shelter. During Monday’s last class Marianne Regan and Diane St. Ours from the Scituate Animal Shelter received the $1,290 donation. Monday evening all three sixth grade girls presented about the program in front of the Scituate School Committee and were acknowledged for their great accomplishment. You have to be 18 years old to volunteer at the animal shelter, but Gridska, Abby, and Laryssa, at 12 years old, have had a big impact on the shelter already.

During Monday’s lunches Ms. Heidi Harris Lemmel, METCO Director, and two SHS students from Boston spoke to students about the METCO program.  Third grader, Gia, and first grader, Gerome, were full of smiles when their older brother, Quian, spoke about his experiences in the program and all the support he received from the Schneider family over these many years.  It was clear by both the SHS students comments to our students that the friendships they and their families develop in Scituate are key to their academic success and happiness in the program, making their VERY early wake-up time and long travel time worthwhile. We hope our students and parents will grow to understand the program and reach out to facilitate friendships with the Boston students in your child’s grade level. The students at lunch were very attentive and asked many great questions.  Here are a few facts they learned:

METCO stands for Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity. Scituate has been a member since 1968, 2 years after it started. We have 75 students in the Scituate Public Schools.  The program is a state funded voluntary desegregation program.  This partnership provides diversity and opportunity for all students, both from Boston and Scituate.  For more information, you can log onto the METCO page on the SPS website here: http://www.scituate.k12.ma.us/index.php/metco-home .

The Sixth Grade Ancient Civilization Fair was on Tuesday morning. Families were invited to see their children’s presentations which were done using Google slides. The slideshows were fantastic. Younger students also visited the fair, so you may hear your children talking about the Ancient Persians, Mongols, Babylonians, Israelites and more. Every presentation included a thesis statement about the civilization with supporting evidence and concluded with a quiz to see if their audience was listening.  Knowing there was a quiz kept me on my toes!  When the research paper and project were introduced in January, students were overwhelmed and not sure they could complete such a large task, but with perseverance and clear steps and goals they accomplished great success.  This was a true example of growth mindset at work!

Our second term closes today.  Report cards will go home in Grades K-3 and will be available in the Aspen Portal for Grades 4-6 next Friday, March 17th.  The sign up for conferences will open on Monday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m.  Go to the “2016-17 Parent Teacher Conferences” RED BUTTON on our web page or go to the following link: https://hath.schoolappointments.com/admin/  to choose your conference time.  Your fall log on and password will still be active.  Conferences will be held on Thursday March 30th from 4:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

The School Committee voted the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year on Monday night.  School opens on Tuesday, September 5th.  The three vacation weeks are set and the calendar is attached. Please make every effort to plan family trips during those vacation weeks, thank you.  School hours and late start dates will be determined at a later time.

Don’t forget to purchase your ALL school yearbook! 5th and 6th grade students still need to order a yearbook if they want one because the cost will NOT be in the 5th & 6th Grade Recognition Night fee. Soft cover year books are $22.00 per book. You may order your yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com with the yearbook ID code: 11258617 by April 14th. You may send in your order form with payment. There are some options for hard cover, foil names, and stickers for an additional cost.  Currently we have sold only 71 yearbooks! 

*See information about the Scituate STEAM Collaborative (science) news below!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

This Week’s Events

Monday 3/13/17: Public Hearing Lead in School Drinking Water @ 7:00 p.m. SHS Library

Tuesday 3/14/17: 5th/6th Grade Recognition planning Meeting @ 9:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 3/15/17: Museum of Science Grade 2: Lifecycles Presentation @ 9:25 a.m.

Thursday 3/16/17: Guiding Good Choices Program @ Hatherly 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Future Events

Tuesday 3/21/17: Museum of Science Grade 5: States of Matter Presentation @ 9:15 a.m.

Tuesday 3/21/17: School Council Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. and PTO Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday 3/23/17: Principal Lynch talks to Grade 5&6 about their transition to Gates

Thursday 3/23/17: Guiding Good Choices Program @ Hatherly 6:30 p.m.

Friday 3/35/15: Atlantic White Shark program visits Kindergarten @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 3/28/17: The Childs Life in Colonial America-Bay Colony Educators visits Grade 5 @ 8:45 a.m.

Wednesday 3/29/17: Museum of Science Grade 4: Now Hear This: The Sound of Science Presentation @ 9:15 a.m.

Thursday 3/30/17: Guiding Good Choices Program @ Hatherly 10:00 a.m.

Thursday 3/30/17: Parent Teacher Conferences @ Hatherly from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

MCAS Testing Schedule

Grade 3 Dates: April (ELA) 3, 4, 7, 12 and May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 4 Dates: April (ELA) 3, 6, 11 and May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 5 Dates: April (ELA) 5, 10, 12 and May (Math) 9, 10, and (STE) 16, 17

Grade 6 Dates: April (ELA) 5, 10 and May (Math) 16, 17

Scituate STEAM Collaborative news:

•       Registration is still open for the free Mentorship Program starting March 8th. Go to www.scituateSTEAMcollaborative.com for more information.

•       Student Exhibitor Registration for this year's Science Spectacular is now open! Students who wish to create and present a project of their own, we encourage you to register now! Registration closes on March 23rd.

•       Thanks to the work of Ann Lattinville and Sue D'Arcangelo and the Scituate Town Library, the Children's Department will be hosting two special SciSpec Brainstorming Session with an Ask-a-Librarian Station on Tuesday March 7th and Thursday March 9th.

•       Save the date: come and see all that our students, teachers, and community presenters have to show at the Scituate Science Spectacular on Thursday, April 6th, 4-7pm at Scituate High School.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

March 3, 2017

Welcome back from a very warm and spring like February break!  This week we were very busy with our “Happy Camper” Literacy Celebration and Book Fair. Ms. Victoria Coe, author of Fenway and Hattie, celebrated with us by presenting with writing perspective to grades K-2 and grade 6 on Tuesday and with grades 3-5 on Wednesday. She also had lunch with small groups of students.  Ms. Coe also joined us at our Book Fair Thursday evening and signed her new sequel.  Thank you to our PTO for funding such a delightful event. Our annual Read Across America Day on Thursday, was a huge success!  We had many guest readers including, Superintendent McCarthy, Assistant Superintendent Proulx, Principal Lynch, Sergeant Steverman from the Scituate Police, as well as Officer O’Shea and Officer Fantasia, and various parents joining us in our celebration.  Mrs. DeMello and Mrs. Graffeo’s mini s’mores were a huge hit during lunches which complimented our camping theme!  Thank you to Mrs. Whitman for helping cut and serve the 314 s’mores!  Mrs. Hunnefeld and friends manned our huge Book Fair that was both a financial success and everyone has many new books to read, this a literacy success! Thank you to all the teachers and guest readers who made this day and evening such a wonderful literacy celebration.

On Tuesday your children may have commented that many different teachers were in observing their classes.  Tuesday was Hatherly’s turn to host the District Instructional Rounds.  Seventeen administrators, Department Heads and teachers observed and analyzed instruction at Hatherly.  The feedback was very positive.  The Rounds team noted our emphasis on growth mindset, high levels of differentiation, clever ways students are self-assessing, student engagement, and high expectations.  They concluded Hatherly students and staff love their school. 

The Museum of Science visited our fourth graders on Wednesday and presented Electromagnetism.  PTO funds these amazing presentations that provide equipment and experiences that are so informative and engaging.  We had a mini Van der Graaf Generator right in the Hatherly cafeteria!

A public forum is scheduled for Monday, March 13th at 7:00pm in the high school library to discuss the lead and copper found in the water throughout the various schools. As you recall traces of lead and or copper elements were found in 3 sinks tested at Hatherly.  They have been shut off.  Mark your calendars if you wish to attend.

Don’t forget the Sixth Grade Ancient Civilization Fair will be held this Tuesday, March 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Families are invited to see their children’s presentations that are a result of their hard work. Many grade levels will tour also! 

*See information about the Scituate STEAM Collaborative (science) news below!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

This Week’s Events

Monday 3/6/17: Acts For Animals Makeup Class from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday 3/7/17: Grade 6 Ancient Civilization Fair from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Wednesday 3/8/17: On hour delayed start, school begins @ 9:30 a.m.

Thursday 3/9/17: Parent Social Thinking Group from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Friday 3/10/17: PTO School Store during lunches

Future Events

Wednesday 3/15/17: Museum of Science Grade 2: Lifecycles Presentation @ 9:15 a.m.

Thursday 3/16/17: Guiding Good Choices Program @ Hatherly 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday 3/21/17: Museum of Science Grade 5: States of Matter Presentation @ 9:15 a.m.

Tuesday 3/21/17: School Council Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. and PTO Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday 3/23/17: Principal Lynch talks to Grade 5&6 about their transition to Gates

Thursday 3/23/17: Guiding Good Choices Program @ Hatherly 6:30 p.m.

Friday 3/35/15: Atlantic White Shark program visits Kindergarten @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday 3/28/17: The Childs Life in Colonial America-Bay Colony Educators visits Grade 5 @ 8:45 a.m.

Wednesday 3/29/17: Museum of Science Grade 4: Now Hear This: The Sound of Science Presentation @ 9:15 a.m.

Thursday 3/30/17: Guiding Good Choices Program @ Hatherly 10:00 a.m.

Thursday 3/30/17: Parent Teacher Conferences @ Hatherly from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

MCAS Testing Schedule

Grade 3 Dates: April (ELA) 3, 4, 7, 12 and May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 4 Dates: April (ELA) 3, 6, 11 and May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 5 Dates: April (ELA) 5, 10, 12 and May (Math) 9, 10, and (STE) 16, 17

Grade 6 Dates: April (ELA) 5, 10 and May (Math) 16, 17

Scituate STEAM Collaborative news:

•       Registration is still open for the free Mentorship Program starting March 8th. Go to www.scituateSTEAMcollaborative.com for more information.

•       Student Exhibitor Registration for this year's Science Spectacular is now open! Students who wish to create and present a project of their own, we encourage you to register now! Registration closes on March 23rd.

•       Thanks to the work of Ann Lattinville and Sue D'Arcangelo and the Scituate Town Library, the Children's Department will be hosting two special SciSpec Brainstorming Session with an Ask-a-Librarian Station on Tuesday March 7th and Thursday March 9th.

•       Save the date: come and see all that our students, teachers, and community presenters have to show at the Scituate Science Spectacular on Thursday, April 6th, 4-7pm at Scituate High School.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

February 17, 2017

Vacation week is upon us - not that we need it after 3 snow days and 2 late starts in the past month.  However,  I do hope everyone enjoys the sunny warmer weather ahead in Scituate, or all the powder in the North.  As we prepare for a very busy “Happy Camper” Book Fair the week we return, and the wrap up to our Literacy Celebration, be sure to keep reading over vacation and fill out s’more tents and fires for our Camping Bulletin Board.   We hope everyone is enjoying Fenway and Hattie by Victoria Coe.  Ms. Coe will be here at Hatherly to meet with grades K-2 and grade 6 on Tuesday and with grades 3-5 on Wednesday when we get back.  She’ll also be back at our Book Fair Thursday evening signing her new sequel.  Thursday is our Annual Read Across America Day.  We celebrate with assemblies and many guest readers.  Mrs. DeMello and Mrs. Graffeo will also be serving mini s’mores at lunch to complement our Camping theme.  There is a lot to do and enjoy next week.  As part of our Literacy Celebration this week we had buddy reading throughout this week.  On Tuesday grades 1 and 4 read together, on Thursday grades 2 and 5 read together, and on Friday grades 2 and 6 read together.  Save the date for our literacy night on Thursday March 2nd from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  The Scholastic Book fair will be here and lots of games and activities are planned!  We hope you can join us!

The Sixth Grade Ancient Civilization Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Families are invited to see their children’s presentations that are a result of their hard work. Many grade levels will tour also!  Grade six Social Studies is moving on to study Ancient Egypt.  I encourage all families to visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  It has a world renowned Ancient Egypt collection.  Students have information sheets stuffed somewhere in their backpacks!  Don’t miss this curriculum connection. 

Please note that I have added MCAS dates to the calendar below.  Yes we are returning to MCAS this year.  It is a new computer based MCAS 2.0 and we are so skilled and ready to do computer based testing.  

In celebration of Black History month our Boston students read about famous statues located in and around our very own Boston, Massachusetts.  The following sculptures were honored throughout the week:  Rise, located in Mattapan; Father Reading to Son, located in Roxbury; Harriet Tubman, located in the South End; Emancipation, located in the South End; Free At Last, located at Boston University; and Eternal Presence, located at the Museum of the National Center of African American Artists in Roxbury.  We will have two more readings about the Bill Russell sculpture located at Boston City Hall Plaza and the 54th Regiment Memorial Sculpture located opposite the State House when we return from February vacation. Next time you are in Boston or its surrounding towns look for these famous sculptures!

Don’t forget to purchase your ALL school yearbook! However 5th and 6th grade students still need to order a yearbook if they want one because the cost will NOT be in the 5th & 6th Grade Recognition Night fee. Soft cover year books are $19.00 until February 18th (tomorrow) and then go up to $22.00 per book. You may order your yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com with the yearbook ID code: 11258617 by tomorrow for the $19.00 price. Or you may send in your order form after vacation for the $22.00 price. There are some options for hard cover, foil names, and stickers for an additional cost.  

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Extension For Talent Show:  If your child would like to participate in the talent show, please email the completed registration form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or drop it off at her mailbox at 122 Summer Street by Tuesday 2/21.  If you have a conflict with the deadline, please email Mrs. Garabedian. See the attached flyer!

Future Events

Monday 2/20/17: No School President’s Day

Tuesday 2/21/17-Friday 2/24/17: No School February Vacation Week

Monday 2/27/17: Loved Ones Raising Loved Ones Group @ 6:00 p.m. Jenkins School

Monday 2/27/17: School Committee Meeting @ SHS 7:00 p.m.

Monday 2/27/17-Friday 3/1/17: Scholastic Book Fair during Library times

Tuesday 2/28/17: Grades K-2; 6 Author Victoria Coe presentations

Wednesday 3/1/17: Grades 3-5 Author Victoria Coe presentations and Grade 4 Museum of Science presentation

Thursday 3/2/17: Read Across America Day

Thursday 3/2/17: Guiding Good Choices 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday 3/2/17: Literacy Night @ Book Fair 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Pizza for dinner too!

MCAS Testing Schedule

Grade 3 Dates: April (ELA) 3, 4, 7, 12 and May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 4 Dates: April (ELA) 3, 6, 11 and May (Math) 2 & 4

Grade 5 Dates: April (ELA) 5, 10, 12 and May (Math) 9, 10, and (STE) 16, 17

Grade 6 Dates: April (ELA) 5, 10 and May (Math) 16, 17

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

February 3, 2017

Hearts were warm despite the snow flying on Tuesday afternoon and evening as large audiences listened to our first graders perform their "I Am Special" concerts, and special they truly are.  Each student stood with a beautiful self-portrait while their recorded interview shared who the members of their family are, (including pets), what their favorite activities are with their family and in school, what they want to be when they grow up, their favorite instrument, and their favorite food wrapped up each interview.  Mr. Mundt creates the recordings with a background accompaniment of the student’s favorite instrument. Mrs. Berton assists the students in creating memorable self-portraits.  Every family leaves with a treasure of the completion of class interviews on a C.D. and they will take home their self-portrait in the spring.  Thank you to Mr. Mundt, Mrs. Berton, Mrs. Gillen, and Mrs. Bretagne for their wonderful work with our first graders!

Wednesday's snow delay was a surprise, but it is better to err towards safety.  We had our Hatherly Hornet Assembly right after arrival and were treated to Ms. Yates-Berg's class video teaching us all to SPEAK UP if we see someone discouraged about learning or being unkind.  They did a great job and you can enjoy the video here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0ZVw5Acc3kMV05Ed0Q2SHEwcTQ/view?usp=sharing

We also celebrated our fourth graders who were chosen to represent fourth graders across the United States and take the National Assessment of Education Progress, aka the Nations Report Card.  They took their task very seriously on Thursday and the school received a certificate of recognition.  See their big smiles in the attached photo!

Hopefully we will not need any more snow delays, but according to groundhog’s Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania, and Ms. G in Massachusetts, they saw their shadows and there will be six more weeks of winter. When we have a 2 hour delay, we arrive to school at 10:30 a.m.  Some students go to lunch at 11:30 a.m. so we do not have recess on these days since we all had a 2 hour recess in the morning.  Therefore, on any two hour snow delays you do not need to send snow gear for recess.  But be sure to send it in the next day, because if the snow is still here we will be out playing in it with our friends!

Today we celebrated the Patriots hard work and success to make it to Super Bowl 51.  We hope they show effective effort on Sunday to bring home their 5th Super Bowl win.  We sent Ms. DiStefano off to Houston with a big poster everyone signed wishing the Patriots well.  Our Student Government led the rally with arranging interviews, trivia questions and cheer leaders.  We raised the roof off the gym!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Student Government wants to share some holiday spirit by selling Valentine pencils.  During lunches this week on Tuesday the 7th, Wednesday the 8th, and Thursday the 9th, Student Government will be selling pencils to all grades.  Each pencil will be sold for 25 cents.  The profits of the pencils will go to the Scituate Food Pantry.  Student Government decided to donate to this cause because they believe that this money will go to local families who need our Hatherly community support.

Also, a quick reminder that Valentine’s parties are in grades K-4 and we are asking that only one drink and one snack is provided at the party. Some suggestions for snacks are whole fruits, popcorn, pretzels, and Goldfish. All food must be checked by the school nurse prior to entering any Peanut Free classrooms.  Please remember when purchasing Valentines that no extra candy is to be sent into school (no candy attached to valentines).

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

This Week’s Events:

Saturday 2/4/17: School Budget Working Session @ 8:30 a.m. SHS Library

Tuesday 2/7/17: Homework Survival Guide Presentation for Parents @ SHS Library 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday 2/7/17-Thursday 2/9/17: Student Government selling pencils during lunches $.25

Wednesday 2/8/17: One Hour Delayed Start School begins @ 9:30 a.m.

*Registration is open for the AlphaBEST Explorations Winter Break STEM Camp offered at Cushing Elementary School from Feb. 21 – 24. Students from all four Scituate elementary schools are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please feel to contact Michael Cappelli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Future Events

Monday 2/13/17: School Committee Meeting @ SHS 7:00 p.m.

Monday 2/27/17: Loved Ones Raising Loved Ones Group @ 6:00 p.m. Jenkins School

Monday 2/27/17-Friday 3/1/17: Scholastic Book Fair during Library times

Thursday 3/2/17: Literacy Night @ Book Fair 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

January 27, 2017

Word travels almost as fast as the torrential rain we had Tuesday.  We did have significant leaks in rooms 15, 16, and smaller leaks in the library, gym and lobby during the nor’easter.  The roofing company was right out Wednesday and Thursday patching all the areas. After Thursday night’s rain we arrived to dry classrooms. To add to the fun the boiler went out on us Wednesday night.  Luckily we are in a warm stretch.  It was up and running mid-morning.  Thank you all for your concern and support for the condition of the school.  The district administration sent repair crews as quickly as they could.  They have been very responsive and very busy at Hatherly this year! Maybe we need to hire Bob Villa from This Old House!

Books are arriving for our All School Read of Fenway and Hattie. Teachers in grades K-3 will read the story aloud in class.  Grades 4-6 can check a copy out of the library.  (The PTO has donated 6 copies, 4 more to come.)  Any family can order their own copy- see the flyer on the website, for $5.59 per copy. The author, Victoria J. Coe will be here February 28th and March 1st.

Our fourth grade students have been chosen to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP.  You may be thinking that NAEP is just another test, but it’s not.  NAEP is different from our state assessments because it represents students across the country.  Ever head of The Nation’s Report Card?  That’s NAEP.  The assessment results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, and they help the President, Congress, and all of our educators make decision about how to improve our education system.  NAEP is what the general public will hear about on the news when reporters discuss what students are learning.  

The Scituate School District has engaged the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) to assist them in the search process for a new Superintendent of Schools.  Parent and community participation is an important part of this search process.  There will be focus groups which will allow participants to share their input about what aspects they seek in a new Superintendent such as experience and knowledge.  The focus groups for parents and the community to participate in will be at the Gates Library on Tuesday, January 31st at 11:30 a.m. and at 7:00 p.m.  Each group will last approximately one to one and a half hours.

Don’t forget that this year Hatherly is offering an ALL school yearbook since our 5th and 6th graders will be graduating in the spring!  Each class K-6 will be represented and we will have photos of fun events and activities throughout the year.  Soft cover year books are $19.00 until February 18th and then go up to $22.00 per book.  You may order your yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com with the yearbook ID code: 11258617. There are some options for hard cover, foil names, and stickers for an additional cost.  Fifth and sixth grade students need to order a yearbook if they want one.  The cost will not be in the Recognition Night fee. 

AlphaBEST Explorations is excited to announce a Winter Break STEM Camp that will be taking place at Cushing Elementary School from Feb. 21 – 24. Students from all four Scituate elementary schools are welcome to attend. Registration opens on January 30th. If you have any questions, please feel to contact Michael Cappelli  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Save the date for the Homework Survival Guide Presentation for parents on Tuesday, February 7th, at the Scituate High School Library from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. presented by Dr. David Murphy.  Come learn about helpful tools and strategies for parents and children to overcome homework challenges.  If you would like to attend this free workshop, please RSVP to Jennifer Novak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching us and Mrs. O’Reilly wanted to remind parents of the Scituate Health and Wellness policy regarding parties. Valentine’s parties are in grades K-4 and we are asking that only one drink and one snack is provided at the party. Some suggestions for snacks are whole fruits, popcorn, pretzels and Goldfish. All food must be checked by the school nurse prior to entering any Peanut Free classrooms.  Please remember when purchasing Valentines that no extra candy is to be sent into school (no candy attached to valentines).

This coming Friday afternoon our Student Government will lead the school in a Patriots Super Bowl Pep Rally!  Wear your Patriots gear or red, white, and blue to school on Friday to get into the spirit!  Go Pats! 

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

This Week’s Events:

Monday 1/30/17: Homeroom Box Top Contest begins! Deadline Friday 2/17/17

Tuesday 1/31/17: Winter Concert for Grade 1, “I Am Special”. Mrs. Gillen’s class show starts @ 3:30 p.m. and Mrs. Bretagne’s class show starts @ 4:45 p.m.

Thursday 2/2/17: Grade 4 NAEP Testing

Thursday 2/2/17: Parent Social Thinking Class @ 9:30 a.m.

Friday 2/3/17: Patriots Pep Rally!

Friday 2/3/17: PTO School Store during lunches

Saturday 2/4/17: School Budget Working Session @ 8:30 a.m. SHS Library

 Future Events

Tuesday 2/7/17: SEPAC Homework Survival Guide for Parents @ 7:00 p.m. SHS Library  

Tuesday 2/7/17: Homework Survival Guide Presentation for Parents @ SHS Library 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday 2/8/17: One Hour Delayed Start School begins @ 9:30 a.m.

Monday 2/13/17: School Committee Meeting @ SHS 7:00 p.m.

Monday 2/27/17: Loved Ones Raising Loved Ones Group @ 6:00pm Jenkins School

Monday 2/27/17-Friday 3/1/17: Scholastic Book Fair during Library times

Thursday 3/2/17: Literacy Night @ Book Fair 

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

January 20, 2017

Hatherly School was ready to cheer on our New England Patriots today wearing a sea of red, white, and blue Patriots gear.  We even got the Rob Gronkowski cutout out of the closet to great the students.  Speaking of closets… thank you to the O’Connell Family for donating a skeleton from their closet for our sixth grade science classes!   Thank you to Dr. Ben Ryan who has volunteered to work with our sixth grade students over the next few weeks in class on creating 2-D representation of the human body.  See the attached pictures. Go Patriots!

We are very excited to report that the "Lose Your Shoes Day" community service project we participated in last week raised almost $4,000 district wide and doubled their goal! Hatherly contributed $871 towards that $4,000.  Claire Flaherty, Lauren Kenney and Annelise Sugar appreciate everyone's effort to raise money and to provide hundreds of children with shoes. Thanks again!

Acts for Animals will be held at Hatherly Monday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., starting on January 23rd running for 4 weeks.  To sign up it is $30.00 per person and all money will be donated to the Scituate Animal Shelter.  Please write any checks out to the Scituate Animal Shelter.  Send payment to the office with the name of your child attending and they will be added to the after school program. This program is the idea of three sixth grade girls, Gridska Flynn, Abby Falvey and Laryssa O’Donnell.  They will teach students about different pets and how to care for them.  They will have support from a few Hatherly teachers and we hope some visits from the Scituate Animal Shelter.  We may be able to make a visit to the Scituate Animal Shelter on the last day.    

Save the date for the Homework Survival Guide Presentation for parents on Tuesday, February 7th, at the Scituate High School Library from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. presented by Dr. David Murphy.  Come learn about helpful tools and strategies for parents and children to overcome homework challenges.  If you would like to attend this free workshop, please RSVP to Jennifer Novak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See the attached flyer for more information!

Registration for AlphaBEST Explorations after school enrichment workshops is currently open. There are lots of fun and exciting offerings for the winter session and workshops are filling up fast! Enrollment closes on Sunday, January 22nd so please visit www.alphabestexplorations.com today and follow the registration link at the top of the page to register your child.

In addition, AlphaBEST is excited to announce that they will be running a Winter Break STEM Camp during the upcoming winter vacation in February. They will be offering a number of science and technology workshops for grades K-6 such as: Robotics Discovery-Creature Craze (Grades K-2) Join Elisa the Honey be as she leads students to explore an animal habitat and build an inspired LEGO Model. Animate with DotBot (Grades K-2) Students create their very own clay character and join fellow animators on an exciting journey of digital storytelling! Minecraft for the Budding Inventor (Grades 3-6) Welcome to the World of Minecraft! Students will pair up to assemble a Rasberry Pi computer and create their own Minecraft challenges! Maker Lab Discovery with Little Bits (Grades 3-6) Unleash your inventor with Little Bits! Create a joy buzzer, a remote-controlled pet feeder, or maybe a security system for your room! Wonder League by Dash and Dot (Grades 3-6) Using Dash and Dot robots, explore the Wonder League global challenge, Animal Habitat Rescue! Flyers will be distributed soon with full descriptions, dates, and times so please keep a lookout for them! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michael Cappelli at any time at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Keep exploring with AlphaBEST Explorations!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Monday 1/23/17: School Committee Meeting @ SHS 7:00 p.m.

Thursday 1/26/17: Unity Council Presents: Community Conversations @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Scituate High School Library (Town wide event)

Tuesday 1/31/16: Winter Concert for Grade 1, “I Am Special”. Mrs. Gillen’s class show starts @ 3:30 p.m. and Mrs. Bretagne’s class show starts @ 4:45 p.m.

Tuesday 2/7/17: Homework Survival Guide Presentation for Parents @ SHS Library 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday 2/8/17: One Hour Delayed Start school begins @ 9:30 a.m.

Monday 2/13/17: School Committee Meeting @ SHS 7:00 p.m.

Monday 2/27/17: Loved Ones Raising Loved Ones Group @ 6:00pm Jenkins School

Monday 2/27/17-Friday 3/1/17: Scholastic Book Fair during Library times 

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

January 13, 2017

The Roller Coaster weather has been a recess challenge and we thank all families for being faithful in sending boots and snow pants in each day.  You are welcome to leave them at school if you have extras, just let the teacher know.  Monday we were freezing and doing Polar Bear walks, Tuesday we were out playing in the snow, the rest of the week we had mud puddles and other puddles as big as a swimming pool with sunny days and warm breezes!

Today was "Lose Your Shoes Day" and we raised $815.00 dollars to buy 54 pairs of shoes that grow for children in Africa.  Three SHS students, Lauren Kenney, Annelise Sugar, and Claire Flaherty organized this fundraiser as part of their Community Service Learning class at SHS.  On Thursday students learned about the health and safety need for good shoes.  Everyone needs to have shoes so they can attend school.  Also there is a need to have shoes that will grow with them because they can’t afford new shoes. The students were very responsive to the young ladies presenting. Hatherly students who brought a donation for theshoethatgrows.org were allowed to wear slippers in school on Friday!

Keep reading and filling out the S'Mores sticks, tents, and or cabins for our Literacy Celebration “Happy Camping, S'More Fun with Books”.  Our PTO has funded a BIG treat for the end of the celebration!  We will do an All School Read culminated with an author visit on February 28th and March 1st!  Right before our Read Across America Day!

This year Hatherly is offering an ALL school yearbook since our 5th and 6th graders will be graduating in the spring!  Each class. K-6, will be represented and we will have photos of fun events and activities throughout the year.  Soft cover year books are $19.00 until February 18th and then go up to $22.00 per book.  You may order your yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com with the yearbook ID code: 11258617. There are some options for hard cover, foil names, and sickys for an additional cost.  Fifth and sixth grade students need to order a yearbook if they want one.  The cost will not be in the Recognition Night fee. 

Our 6th graders have been studying body systems.  On Thursday, January 19, Dr. Ben Ryan has volunteered to work with students in class on creating a 2-D representation of the human body. As a culminating activity, students with further interest would like to work with Dr. Ryan to create a 3-D model using a skeleton as a base.  Students have come up with the great idea of donating the final product to the new Scituate Library.  We are looking for a plastic skeleton that someone may be able to donate to our efforts. Please let us know if you have a “skeleton in your closet” you would like to donate!  

See the attached flyer for an after school program Acts for Animals, led by Hatherly students Gridska Flynn, Abby Falvey and Laryssa O’Donnell (with the support of Hatherly teachers). Acts for Animals will be held at Hatherly Monday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  starting on January 23rd running for 4 weeks.  To sign up it is $30.00 per person and all money will be donated to the Scituate Animal Shelter.  Please write any checks out to the Scituate Animal Shelter.  Send payment to the office with the name of your child attending.

Registration for AlphaBEST Explorations after school enrichment workshops is currently open. There are lots of fun and exciting offerings for the winter session and workshops are filling up fast! Enrollment closes on Sunday, January 22nd so please visit www.alphabestexplorations.com today and follow the registration link at the top of the page to register your child.

In addition AlphaBEST is going to be offering a February vacation program hosted at Cushing School.  More information will be out soon!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Monday 1/16/17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School

Tuesday 1/17/17: School Council Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Library

Thursday 1/26/17: Unity Council Presents: Community Conversations @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Scituate High School Library (Town wide event)

Tuesday 1/31/16: Winter Concert for Grade 1, “I Am Special”. Mrs. Gillen’s class show starts @ 3:30 p.m. and Mrs. Bretagne’s class show starts @ 4:45 p.m.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

January 6, 2017

Hatherly School opened on Tuesday, with many new and exciting surprises!  Students entered the school through the newly painted bright blue doors into a lobby and office with the holes in the ceiling tiles replaced and a shiny waxed floors.  Both the upper and lower wing bathrooms have new partitions installed with doors that lock!  The new water fountains with water bottle filling stations are installed in the cafeteria and upper wing, so be sure to send in a labeled water bottle with your child to keep them hydrated and ready to learn. Mr. Jeff Lawson and his company, Creative Business Design, donated file cabinets, chairs, and dividers for many of the teachers, another treat! The teachers were also surprised to have new copiers! We also welcomed Mrs. Megan Hastie, a new paraprofessional in the lower wing, filling a vacancy that was open when Mrs. Pestone retired.  Mr. Whitlock and his helpers were busy last week unloading a "sleigh" full of upgrades for Hatherly!

On Tuesday, we eased into the new calendar year and kicked off our Annual Literacy Celebration with an all school read for 2017seconds! Kindergarteners were read to by Mr. Tarpey and Mrs. Arruda and first graders were delighted to all be reading to themselves!  Everyone else enjoyed the quiet time to be immersed in a good book!  See the attached photos! Our Literacy challenge theme is "Happy Camping! S'More Fun With Books".  Students will be asked to create a book summary on a tent or a s'mores stick documenting the great books they read this winter.  Our celebration culminates with a Scholastic Book Fair the first week of March and Read Across America Day on March 2nd.  We will have a special Book Fair Night on March 2nd too!

Three seniors, Lauren Kenney, Annelies Sugar, and Claire Flaherty at Scituate High School are taking a course called Community Service Learning. In this class they identify problems in our community and then collaborate on a way to improve these issues. Their group became concerned with the issue of poverty in third world countries. They found that over 300 million people don't have the funds to afford shoes. The three students came across a wonderful organization, "Shoes that Grow". They are hosting a fundraiser at Hatherly on Friday January 13th to raise money for this cause. Please see the attached letter with more information.

All students are expected to go out to recess. The following clothing items are required when snow is on the ground; grades in K-4 need coats, snow pants, boots, hats, and mittens/gloves; grade 4 (if they only have boots they stay on the blacktop and if they only have sneakers and its clear, they can stay on the blacktop), grades 5 & 6 need coats, boots, hats, and gloves.   When there is no snow on the ground snow pants are still required for your children in grades K-3 to keep them warm.  Only unsafe conditions such as ice or temperatures below 25 degrees with a wind chill will keep us inside.  Even when it is 25 degrees or below hearty souls are challenged to do a “Polar Bear” walk of 10 minutes outside. Temperatures change from 8:00 a.m. to recess, so it is good to send students prepared for outdoors every day! Be sure to LABEL all their clothing because they “wander” from their coat hooks. Thank you for your assistance in sending in clothing your children need so they can get the fresh air and activity! 

Kindergarten Registration is this coming Thursday, January 12th, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Jenkins School. Be sure you are ready with all your materials to secure a spot in your neighborhood school.  Late registrations can result in attendance at another school if your neighborhood school is full.  Hatherly enrollment was low last year and we have 5 students from other elementary schools that were full.  Here is the information you will need to register: Children who are 5 years old on or before September 1, 2017 are eligible for kindergarten. Questions regarding registration can be directed to Jeanne Mullin, (781) 545 8750 ext. 336 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The following materials are required for a complete registration:

Birth Certificate - Original copy, no photocopies (we will photocopy it)

Proof of Residency - see Residency Requirements below

Immunization Record - see Health Requirements Checklist below

$300 Deposit for Full Day Kindergarten Registrants

SPS Registration Form (completed)

Kindergarten Supplemental Form (completed)

Developmental History (completed)

A Helpful Parent Check List for Kindergarten Registration is available by clicking here:

http://www.scituate.k12.ma.us/index.php/kindergarten-registration

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Sunday 1/8/17: AlphaBEST After School program registration beginning @ 9:00 a.m. through 1/22/17, classes run from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday 1/11/17: One Hour Delayed start, school beings at 9:30 a.m.

Thursday 1/12/17: Kindergarten Registration @ Jenkins School 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday 1/13/16: Lose Your Shoes/Slipper” Day Donations of $1. 00 - $5.00

Monday 1/16/17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School

Tuesday 1/17/17: School Council Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Library

Tuesday 1/31/16: Winter Concert for Grade 1, “I Am Special”. 1st show starts @ 3:30 p.m.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

December 23, 2016

Hatherly has been extremely spirited this week with sports, tall socks, crazy hair, colleges, and holiday cheer!   Our sixth grade chorus wowed the crowds at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday!  Online sales for our Barnes & Noble Book fair will be on until December 25th at 11:59 p.m.  Kindergarten celebrated Polar Express on Thursday and our Room Mothers at all grades out did themselves in Holiday parties with crafts and snacks that are Pinterest worthy! 

The fourth grade has been having an Accelerated Reader non-fiction challenge over the past 2 weeks. Every time a student has read a non-fiction book and passed an AR quiz they were able to add a link to their classroom's chain. The challenge ends Friday.  As of Thursday the fourth grade has read 384 non-fiction books in just under 2 weeks! Attached is a picture of the fourth graders showing off their chains.

On Friday grades 3-6 had the opportunity to hear local author and Hatherly grad Ben Sturdy share his experience writing and publishing his first novel.  There are two more in the works!  I anticipate many students were inspired to start their own writing! 

We are off to our annual singalong to close our day.  Enjoy our photo collage – it’s been such a busy week!  Happy Holidays to all and a Peaceful New Year too! I close with our opening words from this morning.

“The whole world is filled with bright holiday spirit. 

You can see it and feel it and touch it and hear it.

It’s in every smile and each merry hello!

Hope the goodwill will find you wherever you go!”

Dr. Suess

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Monday- Monday 12/26/16- 1/2/16: December Vacation

Tuesday 1/3/17: School Back in Session

Sunday 1/8/17: AlphaBEST After School program registration beginning @ 9:00 a.m. through 1/22/17, classes run from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Save the Dates:

Thursday 1/12/17: Kindergarten Registration @ Jenkins School 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday 1/31/16: Winter Concert for Grade 1, “I Am Special”. 1st show starts @ 3:30 p.m.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

December 16, 2016

Today was a great day for polar bears!  Both outside and inside of Hatherly for a little bit.  The town of Scituate had a problem with gas- but our heat was up and running from stern to stern by 11:00 a.m.  Many of us kept warm wearing hats, gloves, and kept moving and busy.

This coming week we have our Student Government planned “Spirit Week.”  On Monday students wear their Boston Sports gear, Tuesday wear tall socks, Wednesday is crazy hair day, Thursday is Scituate Spirit day or your favorite college gear, and on Friday wear your favorite holiday themed clothes.

On Tuesday the 20th, please join us at The Barnes & Noble at the Derby Shoppes at 10:30 a.m. for a Grade 6 Concert and Book Fair. The Barnes and Noble Book Fair will be in the store on Tuesday, but it is also on-line until Sunday the 25th at 11:59 p.m.  Go to: BN.com/bookfairs and use this code at checkout: 12055182.

Mark your calendars for the 2017-2018 ONE day Kindergarten registration on Thursday January 12th from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Jenkins School.   Children who are 5 years old on or before September 1, 2017 are eligible for kindergarten. Questions regarding registration can be directed to Jeanne Mullin, (781) 545 8750 ext. 336 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The following materials are required for a complete registration:

Birth Certificate - Original copy, no photocopies (we will photocopy it)

Proof of Residency - see Residency Requirements below

Immunization Record - see Health Requirements Checklist below

$300 Deposit for Full Day Kindergarten Registrants

SPS Registration Form (completed)

Kindergarten Supplemental Form (completed)

Developmental History (completed)

A Helpful Parent Check List for Kindergarten Registration is available by clicking here (last year’s date- will be updated soon!):

http://www.scituate.k12.ma.us/images/district/docs/forms-parentstudent/Parent_Check_List_for_Kindergarten_Registration.pdf

The Holidays are quickly approaching and Mrs. O’Reilly wants to remind parents of the District’s Health and Wellness Policy in regards to parties.   Students are allowed one healthy snack. Examples are (fruit, popcorn, items with no artificial coloring) and one drink (water, 100% fruit juice, no artificial sweeteners) each. If your classroom is peanut free, those restrictions still apply and all food brought into the classroom must be checked by the nurse.  Please remember that NO EXTRA candy is to be brought in to be sent home. Please do not hesitate to call Mrs. O’Reilly with any questions.

Friday will be an exciting day at Hatherly.  Grades 4-6 will gather at 8:50 a.m. for an assembly to hear from former Hatherly Student and now author, Ben Sturdy talk about his new book, The Winter.  Ben is an 8th grade student at Catholic Memorial School. Then at 2:20 p.m. the entire school will gather for a sing along with Mr. Mundt to send us off to winter vacation in good spirits!  School dismisses at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23rd.  We return on Tuesday, January 3rd

As you start entering dates on your 2017 calendar I highly recommend you take the time to sign up for the “Social Thinking” for parents of students in K-3 or for “Guiding Good Choices” for parents in grades 4-6.  Parenting is NOT easy these days and both programs help build your parenting “bag of tricks.”  We also will have some of our industrious sixth grade students planning to offer an after school class “Acts for Animals” on Mondays starting in mid-January.  So stay tuned!   And stay warm this weekend!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Week of 12/19/16-12/23/16: For A Day Auction winner’s week and Spirit Week

Tuesday 12/20/16: PTO Morning Meeting 9:15 a.m.

Tuesday 12/20/16: 6th Grade Barnes & Noble Concert 10:30 a.m. @ Barnes & Noble located at the Derby Shoppes

Thursday 12/22/16: K Polar Express/ Pajama Party @ 1:30 p.m.

Friday 12/23/16: Ben Sturdy Assembly @ 8:50 a.m. and sign along 2:20 p.m.

Monday- Monday 12/26/16- 1/2/16: December Vacation

Tuesday 1/3/17: School Back in Session

Save the Dates:

Thursday 1/12/17: Kindergarten Registration @ Jenkins School 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday 1/31/16: Winter Concert for Grade 1, “I Am Special”. 1st show starts @ 3:30 p.m.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

December 9, 2016

Many families have been to Hatherly several evenings this week!  Our new doors have gotten great compliments as families came to concerts and conferences!  A little "face lift" is great when you are 53 years old and have been home to over 150,000 students!  Tuesday's concerts were amazing.  We had an in school concert in the afternoon and then an evening one.  The Fourth grade chorus rocked it with a finale of "Technicolor" that was accompanied by a slide show of their Technicolor Art work, a fantastic example of collaboration between Mr. Mundt and Mrs. Berton as amazing as our first grade "I Am Special."  The band was in super form with saxophone & flute solos and the Hallelujah chorus as their finale.  Our fifth and sixth-grade chorus is really strong this year and closed with Winter Wonderland. The sixth grade chorus will be doing a Caberet performance at 10:30 on Tuesday, December 20th at Barnes and Noble at the Derby Shoppes.  Barnes and Noble will be donating 15% of any purchases made on December 20th to Hatherly.  You have to give them a coupon with your purchase which we will send out next week!

Wednesday morning we had our Hatherly Hornet assembly.  Ten student’s names were drawn from those who met their Accelerated Reader Goal first term.  Those students were given ten dollar gift cards to Barnes and Noble compliments of Susan Barber from AXA Advisors.  The school was then treated to a video created by Ms. George's homeroom on Self-Compassion.  As part of our emphasis on Growth Mindset, Ms. George’s class showed how to use positive self-talk to be compassionate to one self.  Calvin was a great model in the video of a student who had negative thinking about his academic challenges and then contrasted with what positive thoughts can do for him.  We have their video posted on our website.   By the way you can ALSO see our slide show of the student government's “Take a Veteran” to Lunch presentation to School Committee

Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth grades are participating in a MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE at the end of lunches.  Believe me, this is much quieter than BOTTLE FLIPPING and just as much fun.

We tried to display our growing LOST AND FOUND collection during parent conferences and a few items were claimed.  We now have the items hanging in the lobby.  If you are missing any items please come by or encourage your child to check.  We have items that are practically brand new.  We donate the Lost and Found items to charity at each vacation break.  So check it out before December 23rd!

With this weekend's arctic blast I want to remind you that we go out to recess EVERY DAY if the weather is 25 degrees or above with the wind chill. (It was 26 degrees today at recess!). So check the forecast and dress appropriately!  Those students who LOVE to wear shorts...can bring pants to wear over the shorts at recess time.  They may not go outside in shorts if it is below 40 degrees.  Let's hope we aren't talking about snow clothes until January!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Wednesday 12/14/16: One hour delayed start, school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Week of 12/19/16-12/23/16: For A Day Auction winner’s week

Tuesday 12/20/16: PTO Morning Meeting 9:15 a.m.

Tuesday 12/20/16: 6th Grade Barnes & Noble Concert 10:30 a.m. @ Hingham Barnes & Noble

Tuesday 12/20/16: School Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Friday 12/23/16: Sign along 2:20 p.m.

December Vacation 12/26/16- 1/2/16

Tuesday 1/3/17: School Back in Session

Save the Dates:

Tuesday 1/31/16: Winter Concert for Grade 1, “I Am Special”. 1st show starts @ 3:30 p.m.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

December 2, 2016

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!  We were very busy in that short week.  Our Student Government presented a summary of their "Take a Veteran to Lunch" event to the Scituate School Committee on Monday evening.  They did an outstanding job speaking to the committee while the cable TV cameras were rolling.  Their presentation is attached.  I know you will enjoy their creative work.  On Tuesday, fourth and fifth graders and many families got to enjoy the fifth grade Speak Off Finals. Patrick Hale, Cole Boynton, Conor Flaherty, Olivia Marinucci, Clare Jodka, Tyger Smith, Anneliese Sturdy, Ellse Konecko, Lindsay Thurling, Teddy Yardley, Riley Nidositko, Ashley Doherty, and Jack Cappadona presented their memorized poem, and responded to an impromptu topic in front of an audience of 75.  Hatherly is home to some creative and confident public speakers.  The "Speak Off" experience is a foundation to that success of our students.

Today we are sending home and or are opening up REPORT CARDS.  Students in K-3 will bring home a hard copy.  All students' report cards will be available in the ASPEN PARENT PORTAL at 3:00 p.m. today.  If you cannot access yours you may contact Aspen help at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Students in grades K-3 are graded in a 1-4 scale rating on how the student is performing in relation to the amount of support needed.  All students are growing towards independent work.  A common analogy is learning to ride a bike, from training wheels to riding off on your own.  Attached is a graphic that is a great visual to help understand the 1-4 scale. Thank you Mr. Puzzangara for sharing this!

AlphaBEST is in its second year of providing our after school activities and are looking for parent feedback to improve their program and increase participation.  Please take their survey to let them know what you would like to see in after school programming.  They have set their dates for winter and spring sessions, which should help for your planning and scheduling. Winter Session; 8 weeks: January 30 – March 31 (No classes February 20 – 24 due to Winter Break).  Spring Session; 4 weeks: May 1 – May 22. Here is the link to their survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Scituate_Parent

Science Spectacular is offering a science exploration club. It's time to sign up your young students for the STEAM Exploration Club—a FREE, four week activity-based, hands-on program geared for kids from grades kindergarten through third who are excited to learn more about the world around them. Registration for this popular program opens this Saturday, December 3rd, at 9:00 a.m. at scituatesciencespectacular.com and spaces are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Our programs rely on the involvement of many volunteers, and the Exploration Club has the greatest need for your help. Please consider donating your time, sign up by clicking here, to help us with this fantastic and fun four evenings of STEAM programming. Volunteering for this event will guarantee your student, and four other children, a spot in January.

Mark your calendars for Ms. Fine and Mrs. Nathans' popular Social Thinking class is coming back! You can learn the language we use at school to support students in reaching their potential as learners and as people!  Parent feedback has been very positive and the class has been very valuable to families.  It will be offered once a month on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. starting January 12th.  The other dates are as follows, February 2nd, March 9th, April 6th, and May 25th. Babysitting will be offered if needed.  See attached flyer!

Tomorrow is our much awaited Hatherly Holiday Fair!  Visit the fair between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. This fun family event will include crafts, games, photos with Santa, a bake sale, music with Mr. Mundt, a kid’s only shopping room, a basket raffle, the Scholastic Book Fair and much more!  In addition, the Original Works art can be picked up in the Art room anytime during the fair.  We hope you can make it!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Saturday 12/3/16: PTO Holiday Fair @ Hatherly 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday 12/6/16: Winter Concert for Grades 4, 5, 6. Day Concert times: 1:50 p.m.- 2:50 p.m.  Evening Concert times: Grade 4 @ 6:00 p.m. and Grades 5 & 6 @ 6:45 p.m.

Wednesday 12/7/16: All School Assembly @ 8:35 a.m.

Thursday 12/8/16: Parent Conferences 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday 12/9/16: PTO School Store during lunches

Wednesday 12/14/16: One hour delayed start, school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Week of 12/19/16-12/23/16: For A Day Auction winner’s week

Tuesday 12/20/16: PTO Morning Meeting 9:15 a.m.

Tuesday 12/20/16: 6th Grade Barnes & Noble Concert 10:30 a.m. @ Hingham Barnes & Noble

Tuesday 12/20/16: School Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Friday 12/23/16: Sign along 2:20 p.m.

December Vacation 12/26/16- 1/2/16

Tuesday 1/3/17: School Back in Session

Save the Dates:

Tuesday 1/31/16: Winter Concert for Grade 1, “I Am Special”. 1st show starts @ 3:30 p.m.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

November 18, 2016

In education we speak a lot about "teachable moments".  Well, we have had one in the past 10 days.  On Election Day the front entry was removed for replacement of our front doors.  The construction continued on Wednesday when students returned.  Everyone was very flexible in entering the building through the music room or the gym. Unfortunately, Wednesday the door company discovered that the new doors were made two inches too big.  Thursday morning I told students about the importance of Math in our everyday life.  Students were reminded about being careful in measurement AND in handwriting.  Were the doors measured wrong? Or were the numbers written illegibly?  Teachers followed up in math classes and many students have shown extra care in their math and handwriting since!  This was a great teachable moment.  The new doors were installed last Saturday and will be painted blue soon!  Many of our other egress doors are also being replaced. They all look great.

Today students in grades 1-6 saw the School Bus Evacuation video reviewing the safety procedures during a bus emergency.  Monday morning we will have Peaceful School Bus meetings, where students gather by bus number with their driver and teachers to review safe bus behavior.  They then go outside to practice a bus evacuation.  Walkers and Car & Van Riders will meet in the cafeteria with Officer O'Shea and Officer Fantasia to review walking and car safety.  They will also practice bus evacuation since they ride buses on field trips.

We are looking forward to our grade 5 Speak Off Finals on Tuesday. The finalists will perform their poem of choice from memory and then will respond to an impromptu topic in front of their classmates, families, and grade 4 students.  This will allow our fourth graders to get excited about their Speak Off next year.  Thank you to Ms. DiSalvio and Ms. Henderson for teaching this great life skill to our fifth graders.

Thank you to all of the families who helped at the can and bottle drive this past week!  Julie Long, Joanne Leate, Laurie Schneider, Deborah Whittaker, Mark Bissell, Chris Mulcahy, Matt Labadia, Cara Hills, Jeanine Chisholm, Emily Matthews, Noelle Brindamour, Kathleen Toomey, Jess Lane, Melissa Davenport, Heather Moses, Mandy O’Shea, Katie Bacon, Alexa Daaboul, Joe Harrington, Karen Shea, Jamie Davenport, Colette Stevens, Ann Marie Minichiello, and Mike Long.  The homeroom with the most shifts at the Bottle and Can drive will win an iPad for the class.  As of today there is a 4-way tie with Mrs. Arruda, Miss Yates-Berg, Mrs. Cramer, and Mrs. McGrath’s homerooms.  Mrs. Gillen’s class is in a close second!

It is now time to register your family for a School Appointments on-line account. Every family must register every year. You may register your family by going to the following link on our homepage: http://www.scituate.k12.ma.us/index.php/hatherly and click on the “2016-17 Parent Teacher Conferences” RED BUTTON.  This will bring you to the School Appointments website.  In the grey box on the far right side of the screen you will need to click on “Click Here to Register” this is where you register your family. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. on November 28th you may select your conference time.  Fifth and Sixth Grade families may make only one appointment with either fifth or sixth grade homeroom teacher. Specialists will attend conferences for students they work with.  Parents may also email specialists directly if you want to set up a conference separately.

We have a very short week next week.  Please don't forget that on Wednesday school dismisses at 11:00 AM and no lunches are served.  On behalf of the entire staff at Hatherly, all 71 of us, we wish your families a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Wednesday 11/23/16: Early Release @ 11:00 a.m. dismissal (no lunch served)

Thursday 11/24/16: Thanksgiving, No school

Friday 11/25/16: Thanksgiving Recess, No School

Tuesday 11/29/16: Scholastic Book fair begins during library classes

Wednesday 11/30/16: Grades K, 2, 4: Native American Perspectives Presentation (*New Date)

Saturday 12/3/16: PTO Holiday Fair @ Hatherly 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Save the Dates:

Tuesday 12/6/16: Winter Concert for Grades 4, 5, 6.  Grade 4 @ 6:00 p.m. and

Grades 5 & 6 @ 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday 1/31/16: Winter Concert for Grade 1, “I Am Special”. 1st show starts @ 3:30 p.m.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

November 10, 2016

Hatherly students hosted over 30 Veterans for Lunch today.  What a joyous day! We had grandparents, uncles, aunts, friends, and moms and dads join their student for a patriotic lunch topped off with a red white and blue parfait.  Our Student Government greeted our Veterans and helped seat them for lunch.  They also created a beautiful bulletin board where we posted photos of Veterans who served our Country.  In addition, students wrote notes and cards thanking the Veterans for their service.  One Veteran, as he identified himself and his service, remarked that looking at the students reminds him of why he served. You can honor our Veterans tomorrow by attending the town ceremony sponsored by the Scituate American Legion Post #144.  The ceremony begins at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at the flagpole at the Scituate Country Club, 91 Driftway, Scituate, MA.  Enjoy a few of the photos attached and watch for the Scituate Mariner for a story!

The lessons learned from our greatest generation are not just about our Veterans, but also aligns with our emphasis of Growth Mindset.  Their generation’s message was that hard work and effort yields results.  At that time there was a fixed mindset in relation to intelligence that research has disproved, but the hard work remains.  We are working to develop understanding in our students that they need to put in effort and how to effectively deploy that effort, not just reiterating the message to "just try harder".   We are encouraging the students to re-assess a better strategy that may be more useful than additional effort spent doing the same thing that didn't work before.

Our fifth graders showed Growth Mindset tackling public speaking, a task that put fears in many adults.  They worked with Ms. DiSalvio and Ms. Henderson to master presenting a memorized poem, a self-selected poem, and then impromptu speaking!  Our finalists are: Patrick Hale, Cole Boynton, Conor Flaherty, Olivia Marinucci, Clare Jodka, Tyger Smith, Anneliese Sturdy, Ellse Konecko, Lindsay Thurling, Teddy Yardley, Riley Nidositko, Ashley Doherty, and Jack Cappadona. They will present at the speak-off finals on November 22nd at 9:00am.

The Turkey Trot challenged our fifth and sixth graders to push their limits and run a 1/2 mile race against students at their grade level from the other elementary schools in town.  Congrats to all who participated on Wednesday.  Special congratulations to Mia Lovering who got third place for the sixth grade girls.

Thank you to all of the families who helped at the can and bottle drive the past two weeks!

Jonathan and Rachael Fussell, Julie Long, Karen Shea, Duncan Routh, Susanne Hofmeister, Allison Harrington, Kathleen Toomey, Caroline Hine, Stu Withrow, Trish Houlihan, Polly O’Brien, Melissa Davenport, Jessica Lane, Kristin Sciucco, Terry Cahalane, Carol and Morgan Humphrey, Renata Hajzler, Jamie Fessenden, Meredith Laban, Brendan Collins, Katie Bacon, Deb Whittaker, Karen Shea, Joanne Leate, Katie Bacon, Kathleen Toomey and Jess Everett.

I have also attached a flyer from the Scituate Police about guidelines for children’s seating in cars.  I was surprised to learn that children under 12 should be in the back seat due to the danger of airbags impact! They did a spot check on Monday morning at drop-off and shared this flyer.  Be Safe!

Have a great long weekend!  We will see you Monday with new front doors at Hatherly...we hope!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Tuesday 11/15/16: Grade 5 & 6 Parent Recognition/Yearbook Planning Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Hatherly Library

Tuesday 11/15/16: PTO Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. in the Hatherly Library  

Wednesday 11/23/16: Early Release @ 11:00 a.m. dismissal (no lunch served)

Thursday 11/24/16: Thanksgiving, No school

Friday 11/25/16: Thanksgiving Recess, No School

Tuesday 11/29/16: Grades K, 2, 4: Native American Perspectives Presentation

Tuesday 11/29/16: Scholastic Book fair begins during library classes

Saturday 12/3/16: PTO Holiday Fair @ Hatherly 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Save the Dates:

Tuesday 12/6/16: Winter Concert for Grades 4, 5, 6.  Grade 4 @ 6:00 p.m. and

Grades 5 & 6 @ 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday 1/31/16: Winter Concert for Grade 1, “I am special”. 1st show starts @ 3:30 p.m.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

November 4, 2016

We have survived one of the two big challenges of fall, Halloween.  This weekend when the clocks fall back is our second challenge!  Hopefully, no school on Tuesday for Election Day and Friday for Veteran’s Day will help us all adjust to the change in our body clocks!  The students were wonderful on Halloween day.  Thank you to all the Room Parents for their clever treats and activities. Students were focused in the comfort of our typical school routines for a majority of the day.  We all enjoyed the sight of our Kindergarteners parading throughout the school.  I know you will enjoy the attached photos.

School Council had several guests at their meeting on Tuesday night.  John McCarthy, Superintendent of Schools, informed the council about the current and future facility plan for Hatherly School.  He was accompanied by Kevin Kelly, Town Facilities Director, and Paul Donlan, SPS Director of Business and Finance.  Mr. McCarthy's thorough power point is attached to today's Happenings. Your representatives on the council are: Andy Gill, Kate Labadia, Anne Roman, and Julie Long.  You may contact me or any of your representatives if you have any questions.  It is exciting that we will be seeing new doors and bathroom stall partitions installed during the next month!

We are working throughout this school year to cultivate a growth mindset in our students.  Research shows that the brain can get stronger and smarter with new learning.  Wednesday’s Project Wisdom reading challenges student’s to have courage to learn new things.  Here is a link to a Growth Mindset video from the Kahn Academy. https://www.khanacademy.org/youcanlearnanything

Report cards will go home for grades K-3 on Friday December 2nd.  They will also be available to view in the Aspen portal for students in K-6 that same afternoon.  Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday December 8th from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  The first step in order to select a teacher conference time is to register your family.  This is done fresh every school year.  You may register your family beginning on November 15th by going to the following link on our homepage: http://www.scituate.k12.ma.us/index.php/hatherly  and click on the “2016-17 Parent Teacher Conferences” RED BUTTON.  The second step is to select your teacher conference time beginning at 7:00 p.m. on November 28th when the teacher appointment calendar will open.  Fifth and Sixth Grade families you may make one appointment with either homeroom teacher. Specialists attend conferences for students they work with.  Parents may email specialists directly if you want to set up a conference with them. We look forward to meeting with you to further our partnership in the education of your child!

Veteran’s Day is coming up! As a sign of Hatherly’s appreciation, our Student Government has decided to dedicate a lunch to all of our brave Veterans on Thursday, November 10th. If you have a relative, neighbor, friend, or know anyone who proudly served our country, we are pleased to invite them.  Make sure to arrive for your child’s normally scheduled lunch time.  Please call the office or send in a note with your child if a guest is attending. If your Veteran is unable to attend you may send in a photo with their name to honor them. 

Lunch Times:

Kindergarten: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

1st & 6th Grade: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

3rd & 5th Grade: 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

2nd & 4th Grade: 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Scituate Science Spectacular is growing! The Scituate STEAM Collaborative (formerly known as the Scituate Science Spectacular) will be holding one more information session to provide an update about our expanded programming for students and community members in Scituate.  We're much more than just a science fair!  Learn about our S-Games design competition for grades 6-12, the upcoming Exploration Club for K-3 graders, our STEAM TEAM and Mentorship programs for grades 4-12, and our keystone event, the Science Spectacular for the entire community. 

Session Date: November 10th at 9:00 a.m. at Jenkins School Cafeteria

Please join us to learn about the many ways our students benefit and which free programs are best suited for your children!

Hatherly School collected 5,900 box tops which equals $590.00!  Great job!  The homeroom winners are Miss Harbert’s class and Miss George’s class.

The PTO needs help for sorters and runners for the Bottle and Can Drive particularly for this Friday and Saturday.  If you can help out please contact Mrs. Fussell,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Tuesday 11/8/16: Election Day, No school

Wednesday 11/9/16: Grades 5 & 6: Turkey Trot SHS Track from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Thursday 11/10/16: Bring a Veteran to Lunch & Turkey Trot rain date

Friday 11/11/16: Veteran’s Day, No School

Tuesday 11/15/16: Grade 5 & 6 Parent Recognition/Yearbook Planning Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Hatherly Library

Tuesday 11/15/16: PTO Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. in the Hatherly Library  

Wednesday 11/23/16: Early Release @ 11:00 a.m. dismissal (no lunch served)

Thursday 11/24/16: Thanksgiving, No school

Friday 11/25/16: Thanksgiving Recess, No School

Tuesday 11/29/16: Grades K, 2, 4: Native American Perspectives Presentation

Tuesday 11/29/16: Scholastic Book fair begins during library classes

Saturday 12/3/16: PTO Holiday Fair @ Hatherly 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Save the Dates:

Tuesday 12/6/16: Winter Concert for Grades 4, 5, 6.  Grade 4 @ 6:00 p.m. and

Grades 5 & 6 @ 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday 1/31/16: Winter Concert for Grade 1, “I am special”. 1st show starts @ 3:30 p.m.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

October 28, 2016

There was a 6 foot tall T-Rex in the halls of Hatherly at Friday night’s Halloween party!  He was seen with a gaggle of Kindergarteners with preschoolers in hot pursuit.  Witches, Dorothy of Oz, Scooby Doo, and many other creative characters were dancing in the cafeteria or playing games in the gym.  Many parents pitched in to run games, chaperone the entry and doorways, or give out popsicles, all making the event a success. Thank you to Trish Houlihan Gibbons for coordinating this fantastic evening.

Monday our kindergarten went on their first field trip!  They all went on a bus to our Scituate Police and Fire Stations. They learned about dialing 911 in case of an emergency, the different tools that these emergency personnel use and the different tasks they do on a daily basis. In addition, all the students got the chance to squirt a fire hose and sit in a police car with the flashing lights on!  Everyone had a great time!

It is harvest season and the Hatherly Garden, despite the drought, is yielding some produce for our cafeteria.  All students were given the opportunity to taste salsa made from our own tomatillos and garlic at lunches on Monday.  Thank you to Laura Griffin for coordinating a group of mothers to make and serve the salsa.  It was delicious!

Nona's Scoop Night was Monday night.  There was a steady stream of students getting ice cream from their favorite teachers at Nona's.  Everyone including all the students and teachers were smiling and enjoying the event.  I was happy to see all the teachers return to Hatherly on Tuesday; I was afraid we were going to lose a few to new careers in ice cream scooping!  Thank you to Cammie Cook for coordinating this event and to Krissy Donohue from Nona's for donating proceeds to the Hatherly School PTO.

I have seen students working diligently this week writing cultural diffusion essays in grade 6, practicing descriptive writing to compose a personal narrative about a day in their favorite season in grade 5, Roald Dahl story element quilt in grade 4, personal narratives about a special moment in time in grade 3, beginning Pourquoi tales in grade 2, writing about character traits in Marc Brown books in grade 1, and their alphabet where letters have names and sounds, in Kindergarten.  We all are becoming prolific writers!

This coming week will feature Halloween on Monday, with a Kindergarten costume parade at 9:00 a.m.  All the rest of us celebrate wearing black and orange. On Monday we will also start a collection of change or donations for the Town Library.

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Monday 10/31/16: Kindergarten Halloween Parade @9:00 a.m. NOTE: Only Kindergarten students wear costumes, everyone else wears black and orange to school that day.

Tuesday 11/1/16:  Grade 3 Field Trip: Plimoth Plantation 8:40 a. m. -1:30 p.m.

Tuesday 11/1/16: School Council Meeting @ 6:00 pm in the Hatherly Library

Friday 11/4/16: PTO School Store during lunches

Save the Dates:

Thursday 11/10/16: Bring a Veteran to Lunch Day

Tuesday 12/6/16: Winter Concert for Grades 4, 5, 6.  Grade 4 @ 6:00 p.m. and

Grades 5 & 6 @ 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday 1/31/16: Winter Concert for Grade 1, “I am special”. 1st show starts @ 3:30 p.m.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

October 21, 2016

Hatherly students enjoyed this week's summer weather during recess and outdoor P.E. classes!  Mr. Puzzangara had 13 classes down on Flannery field practicing soccer kicking skills. The field was much cleaner this week thanks to the hard work of Rudy Brindamour, the golden retriever, and his side kick, Bella Schneider "goose busting" for us in the mornings. 

Students are really excited about tonight’s Halloween Party.  The party is from 6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m. with a $5.00 student admission or a family cap of $15.00.  D.J. Melissa Trainor is returning for fun in the cafeteria.  Games crafts will be available in the gym. Costumes are encouraged, but masks and weapons are not allowed.  Students must be accompanied by an adult; it is not a drop off event.

Our student government elections were held this week.  Students have given speeches to their classmates for officers and homeroom representatives in grades 5 and 6.  Their first big school-wide event will be our second annual Bring a Veteran to Lunch on Thursday, November 10th.  Any student in the school will be able to bring a family member, neighbor, or friend who is a Veteran to lunch!  Student Government will honor their service during each lunch.  Our Student Government this year is made up of the following students. Sixth Grade Officers are: President, Kieran Brenner; Vice President, Sophie Jennings; Secretary, Lulu O’Brien; Treasurer, Hope Demers.  Mrs. Suddath’s Homeroom Representatives are: Zoe D'Onofrio, Mia Lovering, and Molly Ryan.  Miss King’s Homeroom Representatives are: Brandon DeBarros, Kelly Granatino, and Jackson Moses.  Fifth Grade Homeroom Representatives are:  Miss Pescatore’s class: McKenna Berard and Sydney Cataldo.  Miss Henderson’s class: Anneliese Sturdy, and Tyger Smith.

Fifth grade was very busy Thursday with elections and completing the Water All Around You program facilitated by the North South Rivers Water Shed Association and Greenscapes.  While one homeroom was on a field trip to Scituate's water treatment plant the other experienced 6 informative stations learning about pollution, water usage,  natural filtration, watershed locations in Scituate and the different tastes and smells of bottled water, Scituate tap water and distilled water.  At the water treatment plant they viewed the reservoir and, the treatment process from beginning stage until it is pumped to their homes.  They saw the emergency generator, the filtration tanks and it was reported back was that students asked thoughtful and insightful questions!  The tour was run by our water department chemists.

Holly Hill Farm teachers had a fun, informative and productive day on Thursday teaching with grade 5 and kindergarten. At the school garden, the tithonia flowers are producing seeds. The kindergartners learned about where seeds come from and they saved some seeds to plant in the spring. The fifth graders discussed the drought, studied the water cycle, and how plants adapt and adjust for the fall and winter. The fifth graders also sifted compost and helped transplant some perennial herbs which will come back for many years- a nice parting contribution as they get set to graduate from Hatherly this spring. The fourth grade will be next to learn, plant, and grow garlic in early November.

We are in a very busy time of year as you can see with the upcoming events.  This Monday is International Harvest Day.  Mrs. DeMello and Mrs. Graffeo will be using herbs grown from the Hatherly Garden to flavor the chicken we are serving.  Mrs. Griffin and some parent volunteers will be making salsa from our own tomatoes, onions, and garlic.  Our Box top collection ends next week. Send in your saved box tops for your homeroom.  We earn enough funds for one or two iPad’s each year!  Keep saving!

 Monday evening teachers will be doing one of our favorite PTO fundraisers, scooping ice cream at Nona's in Scituate Harbor.  Here are the tentative shifts: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Mrs. Bretagne, Mr. Tarpey, Mr. Puzzangara, Mrs. Suddath, Mrs. Dwyer, Miss King, Mr. Wigman.  5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Miss Pescatore, Miss Harbert, Miss DiStefano, Miss Dyer, Miss George.  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Mrs. Burns, and Miss Grace.

In Library classes next week, Mrs. Fandel will be sharing the plans, building process, and how far our new Town Library is progressing!  The week of October 31st all elementary schools are participating in a SAVE YOUR SPARE CHANGE FOR OUR NEW LIBRARY COLLECTION.  Spare change and donations will be collected to donate to the Town Library.  We look forward to their spring opening and hope to have EVERY grade level walk over and visit!

While you are saving...save redeemable cans because November is Hatherly's month at the Transfer Station.  Also they will be doing a SAVERS collection in the next weeks with items going into the container in the lower parking lot.  PTO sent out a list of items that they will be collected.  PTO gets reimbursed by the pound.

Our lockdown drill went very smoothly this morning.  Officer Goyette and Officer Prouty arrived at 8:45 a.m.  All classes were secured, quiet, and quickly settled into a safe space. The officers and I then unlocked each classroom in the school.  The entire drill was done by 9:05 a.m.  The officers were kind enough to stay and visit each homeroom after to see if the students had any questions.  Officer Goyette said they did an awesome job.  He will be back in the spring to do another drill.

We hope to see you tonight at the Hatherly Halloween Party!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Monday 10/24/16: K Field Trip: Police & Fire Stations 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Monday 10/24/16: PTO’s Scoop Night @ Nona’s 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Monday 10/31/16: Kindergarten Halloween Parade @9:00 a.m. NOTE: Only Kindergarten students wear costumes, everyone else wears black and orange to school that day.

Tuesday 11/1/16:  Grade 3 Field Trip: Plimoth Plantation 8:40 a. m. -1:30 p.m.

Tuesday 11/1/16: School Council Meeting @ 6:00 pm in the Hatherly Library

Save the Dates:

Thursday 11/10/16: Bring a Veteran to Lunch Day

Tuesday 12/6/16: Winter Concert for Grades 4, 5, 6.  Grade 4 @ 6:00 p.m. and

Grades 5 & 6 @ 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday 1/31/16: Winter Concert for Grade 1, “I am special”. 1st show starts @ 3:30 p.m.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

October 14, 2016

Sadly, the Red Sox retired David Ortiz this week with their quick exit from post season play.  Hatherly School retired our David Ortiz cut out and our Helpful Hornet award on Wednesday.  Mikey Kostek took home David Ortiz, his prize won at the PTO Auction, and we drew our final Hornet winners at the Assembly.  Maeve Humphrey, Madelyn Juenemann, Gia Adams, Ian Crocker, Patrick Hale, and Conor Flaherty were our final Helpful Hornets.

Mrs. Sheahan and her homeroom introduced our new recognition theme, “Bee All you Can Bee.” Our Hornet now graces our “wing moment” where students self-identify or staff recognizes special achievements and moments were students grow their “wings”.  The students shared the story of the bee, when years ago a scientist said bees shouldn’t fly due to its size and weight and small wingspan.  However through hard work, effective effort, and determination bees fly!  Our first wing moment was given to Ms. Pescatore for her determination and effective effort finishing her first marathon last weekend!

We will all recognize student wing moments this school year! 

Our Expected Behaviors video and Mrs. Sheahan’s class presentation will be uploaded to the website next week and available to view.

On Thursday, Grade 3 went to the Hatherly garden with Jon Belber from Holly Hill Farm. They dug potatoes they had planted as second graders and harvested corn and beans.  Since they are going to Plimoth Plantation on November 1st, this was a nice opportunity to learn about crops for harvest to last during the winter and to save for next spring. They also planted lettuce seed for a late fall salad! 

I do want families to be aware we will conduct a lockdown drill with the Scituate Police Department in the morning on Friday October 21st. Teachers will prepare their students as we do with routine fire drills.  We will announce it as a drill Friday morning.  Classes sit in a “safe spot” in their classroom.  This drill takes about 20 minutes.  I will return to the classrooms with a Police Officer to answer any student questions.  Please feel free to call me with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Tuesday 10/18/16: PTO Meeting @ 9:15 a.m. in the Hatherly Cafeteria

10/18/16: Grade 4: Field Trip to the Scituate Glades 8:45 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday 10/18/16: Fire Safety Day Grades K-3

Tuesday 10/18/16: School Council Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Hatherly Library

Wednesday 10/19/16: Fire Safety Day Grades K-3

Thursday 10/20/16: Grade 5: Field Trip to the Scituate Water Treatment Plant 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Friday 10/21/16: Picture Retake Day

Friday 10/21/16: Evening PTO Halloween Party from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Monday 10/24/16: K Field Trip: Police & Fire Stations 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Monday 10/24/16: PTO’s Scoop Night @ Nona’s 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Monday 10/31/16: Kindergarten Halloween Parade @9:00 a.m. NOTE: Only Kindergarten students wear costumes, everyone else wears black and orange to school that day.

Save the Dates:

Thursday 11/10/16: Bring a Veteran to Lunch Day

Tuesday 12/6/16: Winter Concert for Grades 4, 5, 6.  Grade 4 @ 6:00 p.m. and

Grades 5 & 6 @ 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday 1/31/16: Winter Concert for Grade 1, “I am special”. 1st show starts @ 3:30 p.m.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

October 7, 2016

Wednesday's Walk to School was a record breaker!  Almost 250 students and teachers and many family members enjoyed the beautiful morning as they walked from the Purple Dinosaur Playground, Woodland Road, or Three Ring Road.  The fresh air, exercise and comradery supported everyone arriving wide awake and with big smiles too!  The smiles and positive energy lasted all day.  Some students learned how close their friends lived as we walked and picked up other students along the way. Many students commented that it was fun to walk to school.  I assured them that they can walk to school any day!   However, I do need the teachers to come right to school to set up for the school day.

Jon Belber, from Holly Hill Farm, has been working with classes in the Hatherly Garden this week, and he will continue for the next few weeks.  The first grade added Hatherly's own compost to enrich the soil and they planted beets and carrots by seed.  We look forward to having them for lunch in 60 days.  The first graders also remembered the sunflowers they planted in Kindergarten and they looked at those sunflowers and saw the seeds. They now understand the seed cycle through first-hand experience. Second grade planted spinach by seed and transplanted some spinach plants.  They compared and contrasted the seeds and plants and discussed that they will be ready to harvest at different times.  October 24th is International Food Day and we will serve our own oregano with herbed chicken.  We have already harvested garlic and our own tomatoes.  The tomatoes were in the salad at last week’s lunch.

You may have heard about the internet sensation of Bottle Flipping!  Well, we have decided not to ban it but embrace it.  If you check the Boston Globe’s article from Friday September 30th there is some science behind it!  At lunches, if it is quiet, and if no one flips bottles at a lunch table, (which can get very messy with spilled chocolate milk) and they have cleaned up, then 3 students at a time will do bottle flipping demonstrations at a table in the center of the lunch room.  It has been a lot of fun and there are some very skilled students!

Walking to school, playing in the dirt, and flipping bottles!  What a fun week.

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Monday 10/10/16: Columbus Day: No School

Wednesday 10/12/16: One Hour Delayed Start School begins @ 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday 10/12/16: PBIS Assembly after announcements

Friday 10/14/16: Grade 3: Plimoth Plantation Classroom visit

Tuesday 10/18/16: PTO Meeting @ 9:15 a.m. in the Hatherly Cafeteria

10/18/16: Grade 4: Field Trip to the Scituate Glades 8:45 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday 10/18/16: Fire Safety Day Grades K-3

Tuesday 10/18/16: School Council Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Hatherly Library

Wednesday 10/19/16: Fire Safety Day Grades K-3

Thursday 10/20/16: Grade 5: Field Trip to the Scituate Water Treatment Plant 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Friday 10/21/16: Picture Retake Day

Friday 10/21/16: Evening PTO Halloween Party from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Monday 10/24/16: K Field Trip: Police & Fire Stations 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Monday 10/24/16: PTO’s Scoop Night @ Nona’s 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Monday 10/31/16: Kindergarten Halloween Parade @9:00 a.m.

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

September 30, 2016

October is upon us and one of our favorite teams, the Boston Red Sox, are entering post-season play.  As David Ortiz arrived back in our lobby (the Ortiz cutout will be auctioned off into retirement at Saturday night’s PTO Parents Night Out) we celebrated growth mindset.  The Red Sox, through hard work and effective effort moved from 2 years of last place finish to first place in their division.  All that batting practice, fielding practice, and training at the gym, has paid off.  Just like our hard work at school practicing math facts, and reading helps us succeed.

This Wednesday, October 5th, is International Walk to School Day.  Meet teachers at 8:00 a.m. at Woodland Rd., Three Ring Rd., or Purple Dinosaurs Playground and walk to school at 8:00 a.m.  The rain date will be held the next day, Thursday, October 6th, at the same time and places.

Next week families with students currently in grades 4-6 will get copies of their PARCC reports. We are excited to get this information back so quickly.  Last year we mailed the reports in December.  Fifth grade will also receive Science MCAS reports.  Teacher teams have reviewed the student data, and made plans to help students move forward and grow in both interventions and acceleration. If you have any questions about your reports please reach out to Mrs. Sturges for ELA or Ms. Huntress for Math.

Stay dry this weekend in this desperately needed rain!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Saturday 10/1/16: PTO Parent’s Night Out 

Wednesday 10/5/16: International Walk to School Day @ 8:00 a.m.

Monday 10/10/16: Columbus Day: No School

Wednesday 10/12/16: One Hour Delayed Start School begins @ 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday 10/18/16: PTO Meeting @ 9:15 a.m. in the Hatherly Cafeteria

Tuesday 10/18/16: School Council Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. in the Hatherly Library

Friday 10/21/16: Picture Retake Day

Friday 10/21/16: Evening PTO Halloween Party from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

September 23, 2016

Today was day 14 of our school year!  The students are well into their routines and look like old pros in their new grade levels.  Grade 5 & 6 instrument lessons started today and Grade 4 will start next Friday. I hope you have been able to digest the Open House information on class work, and homework and can better visualize your child’s day by having seen their classrooms.  They are busy every minute of their day. 

Our first PTO meeting was Tuesday.  The new board is planning the Parent Night Out for October 1st, Halloween Party for October 21st, and the upcoming Bottle and Can Drive.  Thank you to all the parents who volunteered for Room Parents.  The room parent list will be in the directory, which will be out very soon. 

Everyone looked special yesterday with their big smiles for Picture Day.  Thank you to Maureen Hunnefeld for coordinating pictures and the parent volunteers, Mrs. Gibbons, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Long, Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Flaherty. Also a thank you to Mrs. Labadia for stepping in from her library volunteer time so we could take the staff photo.  Students in kindergarten, first and sixth grade enjoyed seeing all the teachers getting their “class” picture in the cafeteria!

Our after school programming with AlphaBEST Explorations, has delayed the start date of their programs until October 11th.  So there is still time to register!  Go to www.alphabest.org/explorations to register.

October 5th is International Walk to School Day.  Watch for next week’s newsletter for the time to meet teachers at Purple Dinosaur Playground, Three Ring Road, or Woodland Road, to walk to school together!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Saturday 10/1/16: PTO Parent’s Night Out  

Wednesday 10/5/16: International Walk to School Day

Monday 10/10/16: Columbus Day: No School

Wednesday 10/12/16: One Hour Delayed Start School begins @ 9:30 a.m.

Friday 10/21/16: Picture Retake Day

Friday 10/21/16: Evening PTO Halloween Party 

 

Hatherly Happenings

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

September 16, 2016

Thank you all for attending our two Open Houses.  It is a great way to establish our partnership in educating your children.  I know the teachers shared our work on Growth Mindset, encouraging children to work hard, and use effective effort to learn and grow.  I have attached a link to an inspiring article by a teacher on the South Shore “If you think you can, you can.”  Please join us in empowering your children to “bee all they can bee.”

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2016/07/22/teacher-thoughts-for-students-how-american/kZufAW6YiUK6Pnd5i2gjKJ/story.html

Ms. Fine and Mrs. Nathan would like to welcome you all back to another exciting school year! They will be starting lunch groups in kindergarten through grade six. The purpose of these groups is to help all children get to know each other and develop friendships. These groups are a great way to foster the development and mastery of a variety of social skills that can be utilized in the classroom, playground, and home environment. The children learn how to work cooperatively together, handle difficult situations (i.e., teasing), and treat each other respectfully. In the older grades, lunch groups provide a way for the children to spend their lunch time in a small group talking and playing games.

Lunch groups will be facilitated by Jennifer Fine, the school psychologist; Linda Nathan, the school adjustment counselor; and Marie Flynn, the school adjustment counselor intern. Lunch groups will be available to all children in kindergarten through grade six. If you would prefer your child not to participate in a lunch group, please email Jennifer Fine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you to Julie Long and Annie Roman for volunteering to be parent representatives on our School Council.  They will join Andy Gill and Katie Labadia representing you.  Our first meeting is October 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the library.  Our first PTO meeting is Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.  I will try to notify Room Parents on Monday so they may attend.  School pictures are on Thursday, be sure your child wears their best Hatherly smile!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Tuesday 9/20/16: PTO Meeting 7:00pm

Wednesday 9/21/16: Instrumental Rental Night @ Cushing School 6:30pm

Thursday 9/22/16: School Picture Day 

Hatherly Happenings  

From Mrs. Fitzmaurice

September 9 2016

Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back!  We are quickly getting into the groove of the new school year.  It’s like we never left!  Summer was beautiful and definitely a joy to be in Scituate with the cool ocean breezes and gorgeous beaches.  Everyone arrived Tuesday with healthy tans and at least an inch taller, if not two or three.  The Hatherly Staff had prepared the week before and had the classrooms decorated and materials ready for all our eager students.  Our focus the first few weeks is to establish routines and build positive, caring, and kind classroom communities.  I have included the Specialists (Art, Music, P.E., and Library) Classroom Expectations at the bottom of this newsletter. We have many new staff for the students to get to know joining the already fabulous Hatherly teaching team.  We also have 30 new students from almost 20 new families!  The housing market must be booming in Scituate.  The secret is out about a great community with excellent schools.

Open House nights next week are the opportunity to meet your child’s teaching team and hear about the year ahead.  Wednesday is the night for Kindergarten to grade 3.  Kindergarteners come visit their classroom from 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., then join the school meeting in the cafeteria from 6:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m., then off to bed to rest up for another big day in full day K.  Students in grades 1 to 3 and their families come to the cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. for an all school meeting and then parents visit the classrooms for a curriculum presentation by the homeroom teacher.  Students join you in the classroom after to show you their new learning environment.  Thursday is Open House for grades 4-6 and students and their families are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 p.m. There will be no all school meeting.  Grade 4 families will go meet with the homeroom teachers and the students will go to the Library with Mr. Puzzangara.  Grade 5 and 6 students will meet with their teachers and parents to review the curriculum for the school year. Grade 5 will be in the cafeteria and Grade 6 will be in the gym.  All families will have time to visit the classrooms before Open House ends at 8 p.m.

The new staff joining Hatherly are: Mrs. Kathy Bretagne, grade 1; Ms. Callie Harbert, grade 2; Ms. Colleen Grace, grade 3; Mrs. Kate Biagini, special education lower grades; Ms. Jane King, grade 6; Mr. Adam Gruschow, instrumental music; Ms. Rose Vaughan, paraprofessional; Mr. Kevin Cyr, paraprofessional; Mrs. Mary Vecchi, cafeteria hostess;  and Mrs. Sue Eagan, district tech paraprofessional.  We welcome them all to our team.  I also want to thank all the teachers who came in to help interview candidates last spring and over the summer.  We are fortunate to have such dedicated staff. Many familiar faces are filling new roles at Hatherly this school year too.  Due to the high summer enrollment in First Grade, Mrs. McKain, paraprofessional, will be working full time in the first grade.  First grade will also have the support of Mrs. Burns, literacy specialist, who was increased a half day to accommodate the needs in our large second grade last year.  That extra time will help in first grade this year.

We have openings for the Parent Representative on the School Council for this school year. School Council is our site based advisory group created by Ed Reform Act of 1993.  It meets once a month during the school year to advise me on budget, safety, and school culture. Please contact Karen Shea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.

Wednesday started my weekly “Wisdom Wednesdays” reading and podcasts.  You can find them on the Principal’s page on our website.  These character based readings come from Project Wisdom Inc. and encourage reflection, critical thinking and encourage students to take responsibility for their choices and actions.  Check out the podcast each week and keep the character conversation going at home!  http://www.scituate.k12.ma.us/index.php/hatherly-our-principal/wisdom-wednesday-podcast

Beginning of the school year also means…lots of forms!  Please remember to make any changes to the information on the blue registration forms.  Emails and phone numbers are vital to keep you in the loop for information and emergency contacts.  The Elementary Handbook form has TWO sides!  Please read and sign both.

Many many students did their required summer reading and exceeded expectations doing bonus reading too.  Everyone received a prize for their bonus reading cards yesterday. Today we drew one bonus card for a Kindle e-reader donated by Horace Mann Company.  Congrats to Mia Fitzsimmons who won the Kindle!

So as I said in my first day of school Wisdom message “as we begin this brand new school year, let’s all make a promise to ourselves and to each other.  Let’s promise to work hard, have fun and keep our eyes wide open to the awesome possibilities that a good education has to offer.  With something to think about, this is Mrs. Fitzmaurice.  Make it a great school year… or not. The choice is yours.”

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Wednesday 9/14/16: One hour delayed start school begins at 9:30am

Wednesday 9/14/16: Back to school night Grades K-3

K- 6:00pm-7:00pm

Grades 1-3 6:30pm-8:00pm

Thursday 9/15/16: Back to school night Grades 4-6 6:30pm-8:00pm

Thursday 9/15/16: Instrumental Demonstration Day 10:00am-10:30am

Tuesday 9/20/16: PTO Meeting 7:00pm

Wednesday 9/21/16: Instrumental Rental Night @ Cushing School 6:30pm

Thursday 9/22/16: School Picture Day 

 

Welcome to Art, Music, Physical Education and Library 2016-2017

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!  We are looking forward to working with your children as they explore Art, Music, Physical Education and Library!  Maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment is a prerequisite for success.  Please take a moment to review the expected classroom behaviors with your child and thank you for your support!

 EXPECTATIONS:                                           

  1. Listen and Follow Directions                    
  2. Raise Your Hand                                      
  3. Hands and Feet to Yourself                                  
  4. Respect Your Classmates and Teacher
  5. Respect Materials, Tools and Instruments

Fulfilling these expectations are always acknowledged in class, however, if needed our consequences are:

CONSEQUENCES:

  1. Reminder
  2. Warning
  3. Time Out
  4. Letter or Phone Call Home

ASSESSMENT:  We embrace the belief that all students can succeed in these specialized areas.  As such, grades in Art, Music and PE, are not determined based on innate ability.  The combination of consistent effort, respect, creativity, content and craftsmanship all are contributing factors to our assessment of each student’s work. Grades are awarded from a whole child and thoughtful approach.  They take into consideration and reflect the entire creative process.  In addition to our subject grades we assign an indicator for conduct and effort.

 As we explore these specialist areas from our youngest Kindergarten learners to our eldest, 6th grade students, we look at the student’s creative process from conception to implementation.  We strive to build and develop our programs from the basic skills taught in Kindergarten, to more independent self-expression by the completion of 6th grade.  At each grade level we review old skills, introduce new skills and constantly explore and review the basic tenants of Art, Music, Physical Education and Library skills.  We greatly value your continued support of our programs.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.  We are looking forward to another wonderful school year!

Mrs. Laura Berton: Art    Mr. Mundt: Music   Mr. Puzzangara: Physical Education   Mrs. Alise Fandel: Library

 

Summer Happenings at Hatherly

August 19, 2016

Summer is flying by and the sure sign of the upcoming school opening is the publishing of class lists.  Today at 3:00 p.m. our ASPEN Portal will open and teacher assignments and homeroom numbers will be available.  If you have any trouble accessing ASPEN email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

There are several new names appearing in our roster of teachers and students and classroom numbers have changed.   We have five new professional staff and twenty four new students.

Ms. Jane King is joining the staff in Grade 6.  Ms. King was highly recommended to me by Matt Meehan, a former Gates Assistant Principal.  She was hired in Weymouth right out of her student teaching.  She graduated Wheaton College with a History major and obtained a Master of Education from Fitchburg State University. Ms. King will be teaching ELA and Social Studies to Grade 6.  She was hired before the end of the school year so students got to meet her at step up day!

A new face in Grade 4, but not at Hatherly, is Ms. Monica DiStefano.  She is starting her third year at Hatherly, the first two were in Grade 6.  Ms. DiStefano has been working closely with Ms. George and Mrs. Sheahan and can’t wait to start in Grade 4.  She also met your students at step up day.

Grade 2 enrollment has expanded to 49 students as of today so we are thrilled to have added a third section to Grade 2.  Ms. Callianne Harbert is a 2016 graduate from the University of New Hampshire obtaining a Master of Education after a full year internship in a Grade 1 classroom.  Her undergraduate work at U.N.H. was in Human Development and a Minor in Education.  She has been very busy setting up her classroom and looking forward to meeting her new students. 

Grade 1 has a familiar face leading homeroom 2 while Mrs. Swope stays home with baby William this school year.  Mrs. Bretagne has worked as a paraprofessional for two years at Hatherly.  Prior to her time at Hatherly she has taught 6 years, mostly in Grade 1.  She has been a teacher technology leader, and a co-teacher in an integrated class.  Mrs. Bretagne began planning with Mrs. Swope and Mrs. Gillen and is ready for those smiling faces she met at step up day to enter Grade 1.

Grade 3 will also have three sections, a great change from only two sections in Grade 2.  There will be one class listed as TBA (to be assigned).  Mrs. Leet is taking a leave of absence for the 2016-2017 school year.  We interviewed candidates this morning and I will send an email to homeroom 8 families when the teacher assignment is finalized.

School Kit Pick Up and Open Building is from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 31st. The new teachers mentioned above will be in their classrooms from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. that day for a quick meet and greet.  They will have to leave at 1:00 p.m. to rejoin the other teachers at district trainings.  All students are welcome to take a peek at their new classrooms between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the 31st

We look forward to seeing students in Grades 1-6 at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6th to start the new school year. Kindergarteners will visit in small groups on September 6th (you will get a letter/email with your appointment time next week) and start Kindergarten on Wednesday September 7th

Enjoy the end of this amazing tropical summer!

Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

 Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Friday 8/19/16: ASPEN student portal opens with class assignments @ 3:00pm

Wednesday 8/31/16: School Kit pick up @ 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Wednesday 8/31/16: New Family Orientation 12:00pm-12:30pm

Tuesday 9/6/16: School Opens for Grades 1-6

Wednesday 9/7/16: School Opens for Kindergarten

Wednesday 9/14/16: Back to school night Grades K-3

Thursday 9/15/16: Back to school night Grades 4-6

 

Hatherly Happenings

June 24, 2016

Field Day was fabulous due to the creativity of Mr. Puzzangara and his support team of Bob and Carol O’Donnell, many teachers, and a huge number of parents and former Hatherly students.  The rain storm cut the teacher obstacle course challenge short to only a few races and Ms. DiStefano was the winner!

Sixth Grade stepped up to Gates on Tuesday to get a peek at next year’s plans.  They celebrated their 7 years at Hatherly Thursday night to the theme “Wave of the Future.”  Thank you to all the parents who have made such a great night possible.  I forgot to mention Kristen Emond, who coordinated recognition and thank you to the sixth grade for the great class gift of a Buddy Bench! Mrs. Bernstein already has it installed in the lower wing playground.  Friday they enjoyed their yearbook breakfast.  The yearbook was the fabulous creation by Dana Blanks.

Beyond report cards you wonder what lessons we learned this year.  Take a peek at our all school video from our last Hornet Assembly: http://www.scituate.k12.ma.us/index.php/hatherly-our-school/hatherly-videos.

Congrats to Patrick Hale, Eddie O’Donnell, Katie Gill, Drew McClellan, Emily Hunnefeld, Molly Ryan, Oliver Jones, Sean Norton, Maryn Bissell, Halsey Wade, Jessica Yardley, Maeve Lynch, Jacques Beal, Lindsay Styles, Ben Guzek, and Brigid Coleman who were the Hornet winners at our last Assembly on Thursday morning. In addition the following students were honored for achieving 700% or more of their Accelerator Reader goal this year, Caitlyn Canepa completed 839%, Evelyn Flynn completed 727%, Michael Kostek completed 731%, and Liam Carey completed 741%. All received gift certificate to Barnes and Noble. Keep reading this summer!  We will draw one Kindle from all the bonus reading bookmarks that come in the first week of school.  Thank you again to Horace Mann for their generosity!

With our commitment to Growth Mindset, we are anxious to review what areas we need to grow.  So, if you haven’t yet, I make one last call to take the School Climate survey at http://www.schoolclimate.net?l=e&t=p&v=4&c=1163173. It closes on Saturday, June 25th.  I will be reviewing it over the summer to make plans to improve Hatherly School. 

Have a wonderful summer enjoy the relaxing time with your families.  As always, thank you for the privilege to educate your children.

Regards,

Mrs. Mari-An M. Fitzmaurice

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

Future Events

Monday 7/17/16: Aspen student portal will be closed until Friday 8/19/16 @ 3:00pm

Next School Year Future Events

Friday 8/19/16: Aspen student portal opens with class assignments @ 3:00pm

Wednesday 8/31/16: School Kit pick up @ 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Wednesday 8/31/16: New Family Orientation 12:00pm-12:30pm

Tuesday 9/6/16: School Opens for Grades 1-6

Wednesday 9/7/16: School Opens for Kindergarten

Wednesday 9/14/16: Back to school night Grades K-3

Thursday 9/15/16: Back to school night Grades 4-6