East Hampton School News, November 21

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East Hampton High School

Newsweek Magazine has named East Hampton High School No. 1560 on its list of the top 2,000 public high schools in the United States. Go Bonac!

Students fundraising for Camerata’s trip to sing at the Vatican and other places in Italy in the spring will hold a yard sale at the middle school on Saturday, December 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are asking the community to gather toys, books, clothes, furniture, and other items, and drop them off at the Middle School after 4 p.m. on Friday, December 6. Donations of baked goods to sell would also be appreciated.

The Life Skills class will be hosting the East End Edible Garden group for the first time this afternoon, with other districts and community members attending. The guests will see a slide show and engage in discussions about the school’s sustainable gardens and the success of the inclusion model. Refreshments will be served, including student-made pumpkin soup and fresh mint tea.

On Monday, the entire student body held a bake sale to send money to the Philippines Red Cross. Hundreds of dollars were raised.

East Hampton Middle School

The student government association is sponsoring a canned, non-perishable food drive to support the East Hampton Food Pantry during the holiday season. Students can bring donations in until the Thanksgiving break, and the homeroom that collects the most will be treated to a free breakfast.

Even though it’s turkey time, the eighth-grade parents and staff are already making plans for eighth-grade graduation in 2014. As always, it will be a day full of fond memories and exciting thoughts of high school.

Parent-teacher conferences are this week: November 20 from noon to 2:40 p.m., and November 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. The conferences will be held in the gymnasium.

John M. Marshall Elementary School

Students in kindergarten to grade 12 who bring four items to the East Hampton Food Pantry’s Harvest Food Drive will be entered into a raffle for prizes provided by local store owners.

The next PTA meeting is on Tuesday, November 26, at 9 a.m. Box tops will be collected, along with orders from the fruit sale.

The next parent-teacher conference date is on Monday, November 25. Contact the office to arrange a meeting.

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