Fall is here! Thanksgiving is four weeks away and Christmas and Chanukah are just around the corner. The anticipation and excitement of the holiday season will soon be evident in the children. All of our monthly newsletters and calendars are posted on our website:
            There are many important dates to note on your November calendar:
November 1st - Monthly tuition payments are due this week.
November 1st and November 2nd - A visit from Hingham Police Safety Officer, John Walden (Ashley’s dad) on             Wednesday morning and a visit from Hingham Fire Captain, David Nickerson (Savannah’s dad) on Thursday morning. They will be talking to the children about safety.
November 9th (Thursday) - PTAB Parents Night out at Mezzo Mare in Hull. Please sign up and pay by November 7th. The cost is $10.00 per person which includes a bunch of great appetizers. Dolly’s will cover the first round of cocktails.
November 9th (Thursday)-The last day to order books from the November Firefly Book circular. You can order on line as well. Use code is H936P.
November 10th (Friday) - VETERAN'S DAY-SCHOOL IS CLOSED.
November 13th and 14th - (Monday and Tuesday) -Show and Tell Days- Each child may bring in one item to show             his/her classmates.
November 15th - Second Quarter Tuition Payments are due by this date.
November 15th and 16th (Wednesday and Thursday) – We will have a real Thanksgiving dinner here at school in the morning sessions only. Children will sample turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, carrots, stuffing, muffins and dessert. If your child comes in the afternoon he or she can attend either morning. There will not be any afternoon dinners. Note: All children staying for lunch will still need to bring a lunch.
November 15th (Wednesday) PTAB Meeting 7:30p.m. -  8:30p.m.  The meeting will be held at school. Any parent is
November 20th through 24th - No School. Thanksgiving recess.
November 29th – (Wednesday) – “Awesome Robb”, the Pirate Show at 10:00 a.m.
December 7th (Thursday) - PTAB Meeting 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m. See below.
December 9th (Saturday) - Our Twenty-first Annual Holiday Pageant. See the section below.
December 15th (Friday) - The last day of school before Christmas recess.
December 16th through January 1st - Christmas recess. See below.
January 2nd - (Tuesday) -School resumes. Happy New Year 2018!
            Reminder, please turn around in our driveway or at the end of our street if our driveway is not accessible, and park facing toward Rte. 228. We must keep traffic moving and keep parking spaces available especially at 9:00 a.m.  We need you to pull as far forward as possible. The first car to park should park alongside the picnic tables on the playground.  Please try to limit your time at school to keep spaces available for other parents.  If you wish to stay at school for a bit, please arrive a few minutes late instead of early. This will keep spaces open during the busy time. The speed limit on Pine Street is 10 MPH. Thank you for your cooperation!
            Our Twenty-first Annual Holiday Pageant. This show will be held on, Saturday, December 9th at 3:00 p.m. The show will be held in the Plymouth River School auditorium off High Street in Hingham. All children are welcome to be in the show. We will have each class do three songs. We will begin practicing our songs right after Halloween. Please have your child at the hall at 2:45 p.m. The show will start at 3:00p.m. We may have a visit from Santa after the show. Note: No food or drinks are allowed in the hall.
            Pizza Day will be on TUESDAYS in November. McDonald’s Happy Meal Day will be on FRIDAYS in November.
            Snow Cancellations. If we have snow, an email will be sent to all parents announcing that school is either canceled, opening late or open regular hours. NOTE: We do not always follow the decisions of the Hingham/Hull /Cohasset Public Schools. Our decisions are also posted on our website at on the Storm Center page.                                        
            This year’s Christmas, February, and April vacation week’s dates are as follows: The Christmas recess will begin on Monday, December 18th and we will return on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. February Vacation will start on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 and children will return on Monday, February 26, 2018. April Vacation will be from April 16, 2018 through April 22, 2018. Please mark your calendars!
            Please note the following schedule change: As we did last year, we will remain open for an extra week at the end of the school year. We will be open through Thursday, June 14th instead of closing on Thursday, June 7th as we have in the past. Unless you are paying tuition weekly, there is no charge for the extra week. Note: We are delaying the start of camp until June 25th. Please mark your calendars.
            The feedback from Sauchuk Farm has been very positive. The Dad’s Football Night at Dolly’s was also a great success! The game was great and the crowd was enthusiastic!
            Enclosed is a pledge sheet for our PTAB Silent Auction and Basket Drawing. We are asking each family to donate an item. High valued donations (In the past this has included Patriots, Bruins, Red Sox, and Celtics  tickets, tables, art works, video games, dinner certificates, etc.) will be auctioned off at a Silent Auction at the show.  Last year, we received over $2,900.00 worth of sports event tickets, gift certificates, lottery tickets, bottles of wine, small toys, children’s books, etc. (anything is wonderful!) from our families and local businesses. Dolly’s will donate some books and tapes, and other items. Please send in your pledge sheet as soon as possible (by November 14th). Donated items can be dropped off at school any time up through December 7th. Thirty (30) PTAB Drawing Tickets are also attached to this newsletter. Tickets sell for $1.00 each. We ask that you bring the tickets to work, friends, relatives etc., and try to sell as many as possible. Be sure that each person buying the ticket fills out the Name, Address, and Telephone section of each stub. If you need more tickets, we'll have more tickets here at school. We will have the drawing at the Holiday Pageant on December 9th. We would like have all the tickets and money returned by December 8th (We will also have a table selling tickets at the pageant.). The PTAB will divide the donated items evenly into beautiful baskets and the winners (if present) can take a basket home. If a winner is not present we'll hold the basket for them and contact them after December 9th. Note: We only allow one winning basket per immediate family. The PTAB thanks you for your continued generosity and support!
            Attached to this month's newsletter is a Parent Suggestion/Opinion form. Please fill out the form and return it as soon as possible. We value your comments and suggestions. You will receive a similar form at the end of the school year.