News of the Schools

EAST HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL

 Parent-teacher conferences are now underway at East Hampton High School.
On Wednesday, Adam Fine, the principal, will host his monthly parent breakfast. It begins at 8 a.m. in the high school's library. Parents are encouraged to take brown-bag breakfasts.
Finally, two theatrical events are in the works. The drama club has scheduled a staged reading of "Spoon River Anthology" for Dec. 10 and 11 and selected a musical, "Once Upon a Mattress," for the spring.

EAST HAMPTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
Picture retakes for students at the East Hampton Middle School are being snapped later today.
Mark your calendars. A PTA meeting and principal's breakfast is planned for next Thursday at 9:30 a.m. A panel of middle school guidance, psychology, and social work staff members will discuss their role in helping kids learn about healthy behaviors. They will also discuss coping strategies when students make poor choices.
Middle school students raised $386 from a recent Halloween costume fund-raiser. The money will help provide Thanksgiving dinners for local families in need. Students will assemble the food baskets the day before Thanksgiving break.

JOHN MARSHALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Students at the John M. Marshall School honored local veterans with songs and special presentations at an all-school meeting on Friday.
Parents of elementary students have been advised to check their child's backpack tomorrow, when report cards will be sent home. Parent-teacher conferences are planned for Tuesday and Nov. 25.
All this month, the activities club is asking that students take in canned goods to help with a forthcoming food drive.
Meanwhile, students are on the hunt for nutrition labels, from items such as granola bars, cereal, frozen pizza, and more. Students will use them during their science lab, as part of Healthy Food for Life, an in-school nutrition program. Parents, who are also welcome to participate, can contact Ginny Reale at the Wellness Foundation, which sponsors the program, for more information.
The fifth grade also took a field trip to the Grace Estate in Northwest Woods on Tuesday for a forest investigation. And this week and next, the first grade will take turns visiting the East Hampton Library.
Lastly, during Native American month, the school's art club is examining the woodland-style art of Norval Morriseau, also known as Copper Thunderbird, a Canadian artist.

BRIDGEHAMPTON SCHOOL
On Friday, students at the Bridgehampton School honored veterans during a special assembly, which featured the school band and several special guests.
Parent-teacher conference day for students in prekindergarten through fifth grade is Nov. 25. As such, prekindergartners will be dismissed at 11 a.m., with other grades dismissed at 11:15 a.m. First quarter report cards will be provided during individual student conferences.
Finally, the school is looking for community members to serve on its wellness and budget advisory committees. Those interested should send a letter to Tammy Cavanaugh, the district clerk, via e-mail, tcavanaugh@bridgehampton.k12.ny.us. The deadline is Nov. 25.

HAYGROUND SCHOOL
Last week, the Hayground School in Bridgehampton hosted an evening of math, which was facilitated by the school's math consultant, faculty, and students. Parents explored Hayground's approach to math, which utilizes hands-on activities and small-group discussion.
Students in Marybeth Pacilio's class recently read a book called "The Matchbox Diary." The story features a little girl who, while visiting her great-grandfather, discovers a set of matchboxes, with each one containing a memento and a story related to his boyhood journey from Italy to America. The story has inspired a class-wide book project, with each student creating a memoir from cherished objects and images.