Thursday, September 22, 2016

Weekly Bulletin September 23,2016

Weekly Bulletin, September 23, 2016
Upcoming Events:
September 26 - 12pm - Confidentiality Meeting
September 27 - Homework Club Session #1 begins
October 4 - Grade 4 Rocket Launch
October 3 - 14 - Community Outreach Pet Food Drive 
*more info to follow
October 6,7 - Grade 3 Field Trip - Burlington History
October 13 - Grade K Field Trip - Franklin Park Zoo
October 14 - Grade 1 Field Trip - Drumlin Farm

Welcoming some new faces to our Francis Wyman family!

Mrs. Carol Nicholas has joined FW as our new physical education teacher replacing Mr. Magee, whose family relocated at the end of last school year.  Mrs. Nicholas is starting her 12th year of teaching, formerly working as a Physical Education teacher and the Adaptive PE teacher at other schools here in Burlington.  Her passion for PE and commitment to each student's overall wellness is evident in her daily interactions with students of all grade levels.  We are excited to have her join our FW team!
Ms. Lauren Vigneau is a new addition to our art department at Francis Wyman.  She is currently teaching all 1st grade students, replacing Mrs. Finkle who retired at the end of last year.  Ms. Vigneau has a degree in Art with a specialty in graphic design.  These skills have already served our school well as Ms. Vigneau has helped us design our new graphic posters displaying our SOAR motto and school wide expectations.  She is creative and committed to helping all of her students discover their inner artist!
1st grade students listen attentively as Ms. Vigneau explains their project of the day using warm and cool colors.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Weekly Bulletin September 16, 2016

Weekly Bulletin

We were glad to welcome our new Kindergarten class this week! They are the Class of 2029!  It was a seamless transition for students and teachers, and all have settled into a structured routine thanks to our dedicated & enthusiastic Kindergarten teaching team.

It was wonderful to see so many parents at FWS for Back to School Night.  We reverted back to having classroom visits only with the entire school in one night.  Please let us know if you liked this style or have any concerns about how the evening was run.

If you are in need of attending a Confidentiality Meeting, one has been scheduled for September 20th at 8:00am in the Main Office. Please attend if you would like to volunteer at FWS. Confidentiality meetings and CORI reports must be completed before you are scheduled to volunteer. Thank you.

Our CARES motto has changed!  Since adopting the Falcon as our mascot last year, a committee of staff members developed a new motto to align with this called "FW Falcons SOAR".  Ask your children about our new behavior acronym:
                             S = Self Control
                             O = Outstanding Effort
                             A = Acts of Kindness
                             R = Respect
We are all now SOARing into the 2016/2017 school year!


The Burlington Education Foundation is pleased to announce:

2016 BEF Fall Raffle

Please consider purchasing a Fall Raffle ticket to support the BEF. Your donation will help fund grant requests for creative and innovative curriculum enrichment programs.

*** Over $5,000 in Prize Values ***

1st Prize – Island Creek Oyster Bar: “The ICOB Merroir-Terroir Extravaganza” for a party of 10 ($2,000 value)
“Experience includes a Fun and Educational Tasting of Wine and Oyster Varietals”

2nd Prize – Mercedes-Benz of Burlington: “Mercedes-Benz Luxury Vehicle for a Week” ($1,000 value)

3rd Prize – Papa Razzi Metro: Neapolitan Pizza-making class with Complimentary Beverages for 10 ($750 value)

4th Prize – Tuscan Kitchen: Exclusive Chef’s Table Dinner at Tuscan Kitchen for 8 ($750 value)

5th Prize – Redstone American Bar & Grill: “Dinner On Us” Gift Certificate ($750 value)

*** Enter to win! Take a chance to support the BEF ***

Raffle tickets can be purchased online through our secure donation website at the link below.

Thank you and good luck!

The Burlington Education Foundation (BEF) is a non-profit organization supporting educational excellence in Burlington PublicSchools. Our mission is to channel donations from businesses and individuals to provide Burlington educators with an additionalsource of funding for creative ideas that demonstrate innovation, collaboration, and have a potentially broad impact upon students and the school district.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Weekly Bulletin - September 9


Just before school began, Mrs. Conley and a very dedicated group of Francis Wyman families got together to beautify the entrance of our school.  They added mums and mulch to make our school look fabulous!  THANK YOU to the following families - we are so grateful for your support!  With appreciation to the Brady, Fricke, Stefanowicz, Woodbury, Gray, Tedesco, Abbott, DeRosa, and Walker families for your time & commitment to our Francis Wyman community!

A new butterfly bush, mums, and mulch were added and the entrance
to FW looks fresh and inviting!  Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2016/17 school year!

Grade level assemblies were held to review our new school motto -
Francis Wyman Falcons SOAR!
Students get right back to the business of learning as an
exciting new school year gets underway!

Back to School Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, from 6:00 - 8:00pm.  Be on the lookout for an informational flyer that will go home with all students on Monday with more details.  We look forward to seeing our Francis Wyman parents for this informative evening.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The Burlington Board of Health will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, September 24, 2016 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. All materials should be transported in sturdy containers. Medical sharps and expired/unwanted medications will not be accepted; however, a sharps kiosk is available at the Fire Department and 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, Departments A-M, Health or call 781-270- 1955.