East Hampton School News, October 31

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East Hampton High School

The senior class is selling a variety of pies, cakes, and desserts from Gurney’s Bakery beginning this week to raise money for the senior banquet. All will be ready for pickup on Tuesday, November 26, just in time for Thanksgiving. Seniors will be handing out order forms, and they will be available in the high school main office.

The sophomore class is just finishing up a Yankee Candle fundraiser, which ends on Tuesday, November 5.

The first in a series of fundraisers for the choral group, Camerata, to travel to Italy, where they will perform at the Vatican among other locales, will be held at Bostwick’s Chowder House in East Hampton, on Monday, November 4. The public is invited for hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and an auction to help defray the costs of the trip. The event begins at 6 p.m. and admission is $20.

On the subject of music, Maggie Pizzo is in Nashville this week, playing the flute in the All-National Honor Band, featuring the top performing high school musicians in the country. Marilyn Van Scoyoc, Maggie’s instructor, has traveled to the event as well.

Julia Tyson, Emily Matz, Georgia Bennett, Matthew Napolillo and Josh LeClerc all have been accepted into All-County Chorus, with Josh and Georgia accepted into All-State. Congratulations to all involved.

Priscilla Campbell, who is no longer with the district but who actively headed last year’s collaboration with BuildOn to construct a school in Senegal, sent this to Principal Adam Fine: “The primary school in Sénégal, which we started construction on in July, is almost finished. The villagers, as they promised, continued the work after we departed from Sénégal and we are so proud of them and their accomplishments.”

East Hampton Middle School

It’s time again for the annual Costumes for a Cause, a charitable event in which staff and students can make a donation to a specific cause and wear their Halloween costumes to school and showing their support. The minimum donation is $1, and is optional, but the money collected this year will be donated to assist local families during the holidays.

There’s a new environmental club opportunity in the Middle School: the Surfrider Club, which offers students in grade six through eight an opportunity to participate in beach cleanups and other activities geared toward knowledge about pollution and our local environs.

John M. Marshall Elementary School

Ghostly goblins and pretty princesses, along with a roster of other characters, will strut their Halloween costumes around the bus loop on Thursday, October 31, at 2 p.m. Families are invited to cheer on their kids.

The Healthy Food for Life program, taught by Ginny Reale of the Wellness Foundation, has begun for third-graders. This program teaches knowledge about healthy choices, during Tuesday and Thursday sessions.

“Be in a Bee,” a Scripps-style spelling bee for students in grades two through four will be held at the East Hampton Library on Tuesday, November 5.

Fifth-graders will enjoy field trips this week to White Sands Beach in Napeague.

Everyone at school is getting excited about the Veteran’s Day all-school meeting on Friday, November 8. Veterans are invited to join, and children will sell patriotic pins of their own making, with money raised going to the Wounded Warrior Project and Honor Flight organizations.

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