Friday, April 13, 2018

Weekly Bulletin - April 13, 2018

Dates to Remember
April 16 - 20 - Spring Vacation Week, no school
May 1 - Spring Art Show and Grade 4/5 Concert
May 9 and 10 - Math MCAS Grades 3,4,5
June 21 - Field Day
June 26 - Last day of School (1/2 day)

**Missing your Yankee Candle Order?  All candles will be sent to Francis Wyman next week and can be picked up after vacation.  Thank you from Adopt-a-Class!

Today, we celebrated Principal and Assistant Principal for the Day.  Emily M. and Sarika A. enjoyed their roles as administrators of Francis Wyman.  Both girls won this prize at the Francis Wyman Spring Carnival. They spent their day    making announcements, conducting the assembly, writing "evaluations" and "thank-yous" for teachers, talking with the Superintendent, and working on school projects. Great job ladies! 

SOAR Assembly - All About RESPECT

In celebration of baseball season, our second and third-grade students loudly sang 
Take Me Out to the Ballgame during today's assembly.

Mrs. McDonald, Mr. Doiron, and their student helpers celebrate students in grades K-5
who received SOAR awards for modeling RESPECTful behavior each and every day!
We are so proud of all of our students for demonstrating SOAR values at Francis Wyman School!
The 5th grade Student Council members announce a new activity for all students to participate in . . .
Winners will be revealed at the beginning of May.

Teachers did a Dizzy Bat Relay Race for entertainment and at the end, Miss Mozzicato and Miss Agarwalla helped Mrs. McDonald and Mr. Doiron compete against each other.  It was an amazing finish ~ but guess who won!?!

Lost and Found!
Parents - if you are missing snow pants, jackets, hats, gloves, boots, lunch boxes, water bottles, sweatshirts, etc. please come take a look at the Lost and Found in the main lobby. All items will be donated to Cradles to Crayons following the Spring Arts Night on May 1.  Please know, we have made many attempts to get these items back to their rightful owners.

Please enjoy your Spring vacation with your families.  I hope you all find time to relax and enjoy the days doing whatever makes you happiest.  See you back at school on April 23rd!
My best, Mrs. McDonald

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Weekly Bulletin April 6, 2018

Dates to Remember
April 9 - Book Bingo 2:20 - 3:30pm for Grades 3,4,5
April 11 - Used Book Store Open for students 8:00-8:30am
April 16 - 20 - Spring Vacation Week, no school
May 1 - Spring Art Show and Grade 4/5 Concert
June 26 - Last day of School (1/2 day)

Cribbage Anyone?
These 5th-grade ladies have learned how to play
cribbage this year and spend indoor recess time
competing against each other and Mrs. McDonald.

Mrs. McDonald shared her love of cribbage and a cribbage board family artifact with Mrs. Ski's 1st-grade class.  Many students and their family members have shared personal family artifacts throughout the year as they explore cultures and family traditions.

Book Fair Help Request...
The Francis Wyman Library Learning Commons is looking for adult volunteers to help at our Spring Scholastic Book Fair, which is scheduled for Monday, April 30th-Friday, May 4th. The fair will be open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-2:15pm and on the evening of May 1st during the Spring concert. We’re looking for volunteers for morning shifts (8:15am-11:00am) and afternoon shifts (11:30am-2:15pm) to help with cash registers, student wish lists, and general traffic control in the library during this busy week. If you’re interested in volunteering and have had a CORI check and attended a confidentiality meeting with Mrs. McDonald, please contact Megan Carney at or (781) 238-2849. Thank you!

Artist in Residence
This week our first graders enjoyed a guest Artist in Residence Program! Ms. Courtney Fallon, art teacher at Pine Glen School, shared her expertise on still-life drawing. Each student brought in their favorite stuffed animal and drew it, using Ms. Fallon's techniques. We will be displaying the masterpieces during our Spring Art Show on May 1, from 6:00 - 8:00pm, and hope you will be able to join us for this special event!

Summer Camp
The forms for 2018  Burlington Public Schools Summer Camp came home this week.  If you'd like to get a head start on the process, the forms may also be found on this blog, under the Summer Camp tab. There is a camp for Reading/Math, Writing, Robotics for Grade 2/3, and Robotics for Grade 4,5,6. 
If you have questions, please call the office.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The Burlington Board of Health will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8:30 am to 12 pm at Francis Wyman Elementary School, 41 Terrace Hall Avenue. This collection event is for Burlington Residents only and provides an opportunity for proper disposal of household quantities of hazardous materials. Proof of residency will be required.  

Oils, gasoline, pesticides, pool chemicals, propane tanks, car batteries, and mercury containing materials will be accepted for proper recycling or disposal. Do not bring latex paint; it can be dried and put into the trash. All materials should be transported in sturdy containers. Medical sharps and expired/unwanted medications will not be accepted; however, sharps kiosks are available at the Fire and Police Departments. A medication kiosk is available at the Police Department.

Brochures will not be mailed to residents.  For event details and a list of accepted materials, please visit the Board of Health website at or call 781-270-1955.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Weekly Bulletin - March 29, 2018

Dates to Remember
March 30 - No School, Good Friday
Enjoy the long holiday weekend!
April 2 - Book Bingo 2:20 - 3:30pm for Grades K,1,2
April 4 and 5 - MCAS ELA, Grades 3,4,5**
April 9 - Book Bingo 2:20 - 3:30pm for Grades 3,4,5
April 16 - 20 - Spring Vacation Week, no school

Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students will be taking the ELA MCAS exam this upcoming week. Here are a few reminders for parents and students to ensure the best possible testing environment:

1. Help your child to relax; children need to feel confident and comfortable to perform well.

2. Be sure your child gets a good night’s rest and has a healthy breakfast. 

3. Children should arrive at school on time so as not to miss important instructions or rush into the testing setting. 

4. Be sure your child is present for the testing. Makeup tests are available, but we feel children perform better if the test is taken with their own class as scheduled.  

It's Maple Sugaring Season!

The students in Miss Farmer's and Mrs. Maiorano's
1st-grade classes joined Miss P. from the science center in tapping our maple trees in search of some sap.  Students
learned about the tree's layers and then helped to drill into
the bark with the hope of capturing some of the sweet maple sap buried within.  Happy Spring!

This week, many Francis Wyman students made paper cranes to support a BHS student who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.  As a school community, we are happy to be able to show our support.  Congrats to Aswad V. in grade 5 who made 31 cranes in one night!

Burlington Recreation April Vacation Activities...