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Finn Monahan from Mrs. Kamdar’s third grade class read to Gus Zaremba in Mrs. Moon’s Kindergarten class! 

You Are Important!     

We are celebrating “Read Across America” at Cushing throughout the month of March!  All of the Cushing Cats (in every class, in every grade) have rocked reading this month, whether it be reading independently, with assigned “Book Buddies,” or in small groups! 

image6-18.jpgCaroline Gonsalves and Tommy Anderson in Mrs. Moon’s Kindergarten class enjoyed reading with Patrick Rae in Mrs. Kamdar’s third grade class!

image1-37.jpgJohnny Cunningham from Ms. Conrad’s 5th grade class loved reading with Kaitlyn Mendez from Mrs. O’Toole’s 2nd Grade class!  

LIT Bedtime Stories 

Scituate Public Schools is offering bedtime stories, presented by the Love, Inclusion and Trust Parental/Caregivers Advisory Group. Bedtime stories will be offered weekly (March 7th through March 28th) on Tuesday evening Zoom calls at 7:15 PM (all stories are suitable for elementary students).

  • March 14th: The Three Rs: Reuse, Reduce and Recycle by Nuria Roca
  • March 21st: Change Sings by Amanda Gorman
  • March 28th Just Try One Bite by Adam Mansbach & Camila Alves

ZOOM Meeting ID 875 1070 9225 Passcode: 758432

image5-20.jpgElla O’Brien from Ms. Conrad’s 5th grade class read with Clara Waggener from Mrs. O’Toole’s second grade class! 

Cushing MCAS Testing Dates:

Parents of 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders:  Please mark your calendars for important MCAS testing dates, as follows:


It is important for children to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and drink plenty of water during test administration!  Scheduling family vacations is strongly discouraged during this important testing window.  We appreciate your support! 

image9-6.jpgDylan Holland from Ms. Conrad’s 5th grade class enjoyed reading to Kinley Mandeville in Mrs. O’Toole’s second grade class, celebrating “Read Across America!” 

image7-9.jpgJuniper and Maeve Craddock loved reading to each other, as did Molly Cave and Maisie Davis in Mrs. Kamdar’s third grade classroom on the “Book Buddy Bench!”

image2-25.jpgEmilia Visco from Ms. Conrad’s fifth grade classroom read to Ben Durkee in Mrs. O’Toole’s second grade classroom. 

Upcoming Important Dates at Cushing: 

  • Thursday, March 9th:  Early Dismissal, 12:35
  • Friday, March 10th: Wear “Blue and White Cushing Colors” Spirit Day! 5th Graders Vs. Cushing Staff Basketball Game! (Doors open at 6:00; game starts at 6:30, Scituate High School) 
  • Sunday, March 12th: Daylight Savings Time Begins (Clocks Ahead 1 Hour)
  • Monday March 13th - Friday, March 17th: Scholastic Book Fair at Cushing
  • Friday, March 17th: Happy St. Patrick’s Day - wear green to Cushing today! Report Cards posted in Aspen today
  • Monday, March 20th:  First Day of Spring! 
  • Thursday, March 23rd:  First Day of Ramadan 
  • Friday, March 24th: Wear “Something With A Pattern” Spirit Day! PTO Sponsored Enrichment Assembly, “Stunt Masters!” 
  • March 29th & March 30th: Fifth Grade MCAS Testing (English Language Arts) 
  • March 31st:  “Crazy Socks” Spirit Day at Cushing!

Visit our Cushing Cats Calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Thank you for your continued support, and we hope to see you in 2023 at Cushing!

image8-10.jpgMaille McLoughlin from Ms. Conrad’s fifth grade class read with Sadie Levin from Mrs. O’Toole’s second grade class!  

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