30 October 2009

reminders for next week!

  • Book Fair is going on today and all next week. Teachers will give specific browsing and shopping times.

  • There is NO SCHOOL for students on Wednesday, November 4.

  • Friday Nov. 6 is Unit 3 Math test for all classes. Students will receive study guide on Tuesday.

  • Quarter 1 ends Friday, Nov. 6.

  • If you haven’t seen the Diversity Project and returned the signed slip, please ask your child for it and send in Monday! This is an at-home project due Nov. 19. Make sure your child knows the country he/she will study and the food item they will bring for the feast by Monday, please.

  • Burch/Highum classes have Social Studies test on Monday. Review sheet went home Wednesday.
Have a great weekend!

27 October 2009

Gourdfest Friday!!

Just a reminder that we have our Gourdfest on Friday! We are still in need of gourds, craft supplies, and tacky glue! If you plan to send in these items, please let your child's teacher know. Thanks a bunch!! :)

26 October 2009

Diversity Projects!

Diversity Projects are being assigned in all four classes today. This is an at-home project due November 19. Each student will be responsible for learning about their heritage (a country outside the US) and completing a book about themselves. Please look over the requirements and return the signed slip to your child's teacher.

We will be celebrating with a Diversity Feast on Friday, November 20. More details to come regarding the feast, but start thinking of a recipe you will make and share that day. (The recipe is one of your booklet pages.)

Have fun with this!! :)

15 October 2009

Destination ImagiNation

There is a Destination ImagiNation Informational Meeting on Wednesday, October 21, at 7pm in the Highlander Way Middle School Cafeteria. If you need any more information about the program, you can check out the Destination ImagiNation website www.idodi.org or contact Karen Dzierwa at 734-878-0831.

14 October 2009

P.T.O. volunteers

The Hutchings P.T.O. needs parent volunteers for the Hutchings Hurricane Hustle on October 23rd from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. to help assist with counting envelopes, the walk, and the photography area. Even if you can’t work the entire 3 hours, any amount of time you could work we would truly appreciate.

If parents are available, please have them contact us by email at hutchingsptoinfo@sbcglobal.net or call Cathy Shields at 517-202-3765. Thanks!

09 October 2009


MEAP testing will begin on Tuesday, October 13. All 4th grade classes will be testing Oct. 13 (Tu), 15 (Th), 20 (Tu), and 22 (Th). Please refrain from making appointments or picking up students during the day on those days. Students will have to make up any missed portion during regular class time. PTO will provide a small snack on testing days, however we want to make sure all students are well rested and have a good breakfast!

Students are bringing home Original Works today. Orders are due no later than October 16. If you are ordering, you will need to return your child's artwork, with their order form. Make checks payable to Hutchings PTO.

Hurricane Hustle pledges are still being accepted! Please remember, this is our main fundraiser this year! Envelopes can be turned in each Friday for collection/prizes. The last collection day is the day of the Hustle...October 23!

Have a nice weekend! :)

06 October 2009

Gourdfest & Halloween Info

On Friday, October 30, we will be holding our annual Gourdfest in the morning. This is a fun Math & Science activity that goes with the holiday! We are in need of a few donations for our Gourfest, including Tacky Glue, gourds, and craft supplies to decorate. Donations can be sent in beginning October 21. Thanks in advance! Each classroom will also be in need of three volunteers. Contact your classroom teacher if you are interested in assisting.

The Hutchings Halloween Parade will begin at 1:45. Our classroom parties will follow. More details to come.

05 October 2009

Unit 2 math test

Study guide will be given Monday, October 12th. Review will be on the 13th. Unit two test is on Wednesday, October 14th for ALL fourth grade classes. Please review math boxes and study links.

02 October 2009

Science Packets For Highum and Burch ONLY

Moon observations are due on October 16th. Weather observation packet due October 28th. THIS IS ONLY FOR HIGHUM AND BURCH CLASSES!

Book orders

Bradner and Highum book orders are due the 9th of October. Palo book orders are due the 23rd! Read for Book it!

Hurricane Hustle

Just some clarification....this is our MAIN fundraiser for our school this year. Pledges are being collected at school every Friday until the Hustle on the 23rd of October! Send in only one pledge and earn a prize!:) Go Hutchings!