FAMILY FUN NIGHT is this Friday, 10/19.
Don't miss Buker's annual carnival-style event this Friday, October 19th from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy games for all ages, great food, arts and crafts, raffles, and more!
If you are interested in helping out, check out our SignUp Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4caaa922aa8-family
Unable to attend Friday's event but want to get in on the raffle action, which includes fabulous class baskets plus a one-of-a-kind Buker basket?
School Picture Retakes
If your child was absent on Picture Day, please be aware that Wednesday, November 7th is the day for retakes. If you need another form, please contact the office. If you would like your child's picture retaken, please
SEND IN THE ORIGINAL PICTURES with your child on Wednesday, 11/7/18.
WINTER ASSISTANCE FUND
The impending arrival of winter and the holiday season is an exciting and joyous time. For many, however, it can also be a source of financial stress. The additional financial burdens placed on families during this time of year can be overwhelming. With the increase in heating costs, holiday expenses and other winter essentials, it can be hard to manage everything.
There are two wonderful resources in the Hamilton/Wenham area that can provide assistance to families who may be experiencing financial burdens. The Hamilton-Wenham Holiday Assistance Fund is a confidential program that was established to assist Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District students and their families who have experienced a hardship due to unemployment, family illness, or some other circumstance. Due to limited funds, it is not intended to be a long term assistance program or for families to use repeatedly, unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Assistance would be in the form of gift cards for clothing and/or food or, in some instances, gifts of essential clothing such as winter coats, hats, pajamas, socks, etc. If your family is having financial difficulties and you would like to request assistance, please contact Kathleen Hughes, Adjustment Counselor, immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 978-626-0873. If you are interested in making a monetary donation to the program, you may also contact Kathleen Hughes.
The other program is the WISSH (Wenham Issues of Social Service and Housing) Program, which offers confidential financial and social service assistance to Wenham residents in need of help in emergency situations. Any Wenham family that meets the basic financial requirements may apply for up to $500 per year for such things as utilities, medical bills, food, etc. If you are interested in applying for assistance or looking for more information, please contact the WISSH Director at 978-468-5520 at extension 9.
EarlyAct sign up forms were sent home last week. Ms. Reed and Mrs. Gray are excited to launch another productive year with the EarlyAct Club!
EarlyAct is a community service club sponsored by our local Rotary. EarlyAct provides students the opportunity to gain an increased awareness and knowledge of our communities and the world. The mission of EarlyAct is to promote goodwill, understanding and peace through the active participation of its student members in monthly before school meetings and the planning of community service projects and events. At a young age, all students can easily be encouraged to be caring and helpful!
EarlyAct teaches respect, empathy, tolerance, caring, citizenship, compassion, responsibility, leadership, friendship and teamwork.
Please fill out the form if you are interested in having your child(ren) participate in the EarlyAct Club.
Our first meeting date will be Friday, October 26th at 7:30am in Mrs. Gray's classroom!