Friday, October 21, 2016

Weekly Bulletin October 21, 2016

Upcoming Events

October 28 - Spirit Day - FW Falcon clothes or colors!
October 28 - PTO Halloween Costume Party (advanced ticket sales only) Friday 6:00-8:00pm.
October 31 (Monday) - Annual Halloween Parade, 9am,                                               Grades K - 5*
November 3 - Parent Safety Protocol Meeting.  7pm                                       Memorial School Cafeteria. All Welcome!
November 6 - PTO Fun Run

*The Halloween Parade will be at 9am on October 31st.  Students may come to school dressed in their costumes and bring a change of clothes.  It is highly advised that students leave all costume accessories at home as school is locked after hours.  Items lost or left behind at school may greatly increase parent's stress levels at home on Halloween night!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Weekly Bulletin October 14, 2016

Upcoming Events
October 17 and 18 - Grade 2 to Boston Children's Museum
October 19 - School Photos
October 28 - PTO Halloween Costume Party (advanced ticket sales only)

Burlington Science Center - 
Tomato Growing Contest Winners! 
 Two FW students took home ribbons for the tomatoes they grew at home this summer.  Check out the Science Center blog to read all about it. Click here Tomatoes are yummy!  Congrats to Chloe and Emma!

Chloe, grade 3, First Place...

Emma, grade 5, Third Place...

Although tomatoes are nice, Mrs. McDonald challenges the science center to
a DAHLIA growing contest for next year!
Dahlias are unique flowers that are sure to spread a little sunshine where ever they are found!


Students are working hard to earn SOAR coupons for demonstrating SELF CONTROL in all school settings.  After turning in their SOAR tickets, students from various grade levels are being randomly drawn to spin the wheel revealing a new letter to the puzzle.  When all letters are revealed, the students will earn the prize revealed from the secret puzzle.  

Any guesses?

Help Wanted!
We're looking for Substitute Cafeteria Workers!  Must be available on an as-needed basis to work in all Burlington schools.  Hours are generally 10am-1pm, but can vary depending on school.  Must be reliable, flexible, and able to work in a team environment.Pay is $11.00 per hour.  Apply online at

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Weekly Bulletin October 7, 2016

Upcoming Events:

October 7-14 - Pet Food Drive Continues (great job so far!)
October 13 - Grade K Field Trip - Franklin Park Zoo
October 14 - Grade 1 Field Trip - Drumlin Farm
October 17 and 18 - Grade 2 to Boston Children's Museum
October 19 - School Photos

Volunteers needed for FW Used Bookstore:  Can you spare one hour a month from 
8:45 - 9:45am to help with our used bookstore?  Duties include: coming before school (kids can come with you), setting up the books in the cafe, helping kids find and pay for the books (25 cents or trade in a book), and helping pack up the books at the end.  We are open on Wednesdays once a month.  Please email me at if you can help.  It is a lot of fun to watch the kids excitement in choosing their own books.  Thanks.  Donna Murphy, Reading Specialist.

Mrs. McDonald reads Ghost-Eye Tree 
to Ms. Farmer's 1st grade class

Students enjoy creating scenes with their own "ghost eye trees" following the story.  They were happy to add their own spooky details including bats, owls, pumpkins and ghosts!

Welcome to "the zoo"!
Mrs. McDonald and Mr. Doiron were invited to Mrs. Duncan's Kindergarten classroom where we joined in singing the song "We're Going to the Zoo" in preparation for their upcoming field trip next week.  The students made great alligator and monkey puppets for us to share and sing along with. Thanks for sharing your artistic and musical talents with both of us.