Friday, October 9, 2015

Weekly Bulletin - October 9, 2015

Visiting Mosaic Artists Create Our New School Mascot

Working in conjunction with Mrs. Kerr and Mrs. Finkle, the students at all grade levels here at Francis Wyman had the opportunity this week to work with our visiting mosaic artists.  Mrs. Betsy Rodman and Mrs. Suzanne Owayda worked patiently with our students to create a beautiful mosaic image of our new mascot, the Francis Wyman Falcon.  The children were excited to learn more about this creative technique and excited as the falcon "came to life" over the course of the week!
First grade students observe the mosaic process
firsthand and work with the tile pieces to create
their own works of mosaic art.
A big "Thank-you" to Mrs. Kerr and the Francis
Wyman PTO for supporting and fostering the
love of art with this new experience!  The finished
falcon mosaic will be hung in the front lobby of our
school for all to see.

Diverse Learning Opportunities
Students in 5th grade have multiple opportunities to work with partners to complete reading and writing assignments that allow them to create projects, journals, and writing pieces that reflect their understanding of the core books used within the classroom.  We are discovering that students are great "teachers" with their peers and help foster success in each other!

Please Join us for our first event of the year

Burlington Public School Special Education Department Open House
Marion Tavern
55 Center Street, Burlington Ma

Come and meet this years PAC board and hear what the PAC has planned for the 2015-2016
school year. Also in attendance will be Louise D’Amato, Director of Special Education
as well as special education staff from each school. Hear about new developments in special education
including new and improved programming, added staff positions and where we are
headed as a district. There will a brief discussion of special education programming,
time for q&a as well as the opportunity to speak with some of our special education
staff. Don’t miss this informative night out!

Refreshments will be served.
*Doors open at 6:30pm

Join us for Burlington's first ever Bark For Life (a division of American Cancer Society's Relay for Life). Our event will be on October 31st from 10 am - 1 pm at Fox Hill School.
Bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day of walking, pet demonstrations, contests, and games! The best part? It's on Halloween! So be sure to show off your dog's best costume, and you can wear one too! Animal vendors will be there with treats, supplies and information. For more information, and to sign up please visit our website at Or contact Co-Chairs: Cheryl Shafman:, Julie Quinn: or Sue Colwell: Vendor spots are still available.

Please come out to join in the fun and support one of our own Francis Wyman families! 

Friday, October 2, 2015


Upcoming this week...

Artists in ResidenceSuzanne Owayda & Betsy Rodman, will be in house to complete a mosaic dipiction of our new FWS Falcon mascot.  They will be working with all  students during their scheduled art time.  We are excited to host Ms. Owayda and Ms. Rodman and look forward to learning about mosaic artistry.  A big thank you to the PTO for funding this curriculum enrichment program.

PTO Meeting - Oct. 6th 6:30pm, Tavern in the Square. Please join the PTO executive board to learn about PTO sponsored activities and fundraisers.  

Board of Health Offering Flu Vaccine for Children

The Burlington Board of Health will be offering flu vaccinations for children 6 months - 18 years old by appointment only during the month of October.  Injections are available for 6 months  - 18 years and nasal spray flu mist is available for 2 - 18 years.  All children are eligible for a free flu vaccine regardless of insurance status and must be accompanied by an adult. To schedule an appointment, please call the Board of Health at 781-270-1955.

The Burlington Fire Department will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 10th, from 10am-1pm at Burlington Fire Headquarters.

Scheduled activities will include:

Interactive Hose Stream Demonstrations
Vehicle Extrication
Search and Rescue Exercises
Interactive Demonstrations using our “Hazard House”
Blood Pressure Screenings
Boston Medflight Ambulance and Crew

Stop by with the entire family to meet the firefighters and learn more about your local fire