East Hampton School News, November 14

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East Hampton High School

Two theatrical events are in the making: the Drama Club’s staged reading of “Spoon River Anthology,” which will be performed on December 10 and 11, and this year’s high school musical, “Once Upon A Mattress,” with performances in the spring.

High school parent-teacher conferences are this week on Wednesday and Thursday.

Principal Adam Fine will hold his monthly breakfast with parents on Wednesday, November 20, at 8 a.m. in the high school library. Parents are free to bring a brown bag breakfast and participate.

East Hampton Middle School

The student government has reported that $386.07 was raised through its Halloween Costumes-for-a-Cause fundraiser. This money will be used to help provide Thanksgiving dinners for local families in need, part of a Student Government collaborative with Bonac on Board to Wellness. Students will help assemble food baskets for families the day before Thanksgiving break.

The next PTA meeting and principal’s breakfast will be held on Thursday, November 21, at 9:30 a.m. At this meeting, a panel of middle school staff members—guidance, psychology, social work and health—will discuss their roles in helping kids learn about healthy behaviors, and what how they react when students make poor choices.

Picture retakes are on Thursday, November 14.

John M. Marshall Elementary School

Report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, November 15. Parent teacher conferences are on November 19 and 25.

This month marks the Activities Club’s food drive for hunger. Students are asked to bring in any canned goods to contribute to the drive.

On the subject of food, students can begin to collect nutrition fact labels from items like granola bars, cereal, macaroni and cheese, frozen pizza, and more, to bring to the science lab.

The Healthy Food for Life program continues at the school; parents are welcome to participate with their child. Contact Ginny Reale at the Wellness Foundation for more information, or check the Gingerbread Express.

The Art Club is examining the woodland-style art of Norval Morriseau, aka “Copper Thunderbird,” during Native American Month. The fifth grade took a field trip to the Grace Estate on Tuesday, November 12, for forest investigation, while the first grade is traveling to the East Hampton Library today, November 13, and next Wednesday in separate class groups.

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