Friday, October 31, 2014

Weekly Bulletin - October 31, 2014

Weekly News & Pics
Francis Wyman will once again be collecting Treats for Troops.  Please send any left-over candy to the office next week.  We will have a large orange collection bin here.  Our soldiers love the treats, but they also like pictures and letters, too.  

Student Council members conducted a door decorating contest in school this week.  The doors could be Halloween themed and had to display something the students were learning.

More Halloween Fun!  Mrs. Ruggieri (gorilla) greeted students this morning at drop-off!

THANK YOU to the PTO for a wonderful Halloween Party last Friday night.  It was great to see so many families come out to enjoy the festive evening!  A special thanks goes to Shannon Tedesco, Cheryl Johnson, Lisa DeRosa, Andrea Gray, and Tracey Stevens for coordinating the games, music, raffle, decorations and everything else!

Library volunteer Cathi Myer has been a Francis Wyman volunteer for the past 5 years.  We are all grateful for her dedication and help!!

Amanda Hogue-Lavalle visited Grade 1 this week to talk about special programs at the Burlington Public Library.  

She also visited with our Kindergarten on Friday October 24th

Community News:
The Burlington Food Pantry is looking for donations of TOOTHPASTE and TOOTHBRUSHES. If you can contribute, please place your donations in the Food Pantry Box in the Main Office.The Burlington Food Pantry provides food to approximately 120 needy Burlington families every month.Thanks so much!!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Weekly Bulletin October 24, 2014

Another busy week of learning activities at Francis Wyman!
Students in Mrs. Goguen's class were busy testing their knowledge of how light waves work and stepping up to the challenge of creating a "light maze".  Great brains working together to solve a problem is always exciting to watch!

Mr. Musselman observes this 3rd grade group and checks whether their light beam passes through each of the pieces of the maze represented in their
 "light challenge".
Be sure to ask the 3rd graders about their new knowledge of how LIGHT works!

A Season for Scary Stories!

1st grade students listened to the well rehearsed "cackles" of Mrs. Jefferson as she read a scary story aloud to her students.  The students closed their eyes and covered their ears in anticipation as they enjoyed every minute of the scary storytelling experience.  This helped students brainstorm and write their own scary stories which they were happy to share with me on Friday morning.

Mrs. McDonald shares her home grown "Big Pumpkin" as she reads this story aloud.  Each student received 2 giant pumpkin seeds to grow their very own giant pumpkins next Spring!

Giant Sunflower Contest Winners!

Alex, Tommy and Scott were the proud winners of the contest sponsored by the Burlington Science Center.  Their individual sunflower plants were twice as tall as each of them and with flowers that were easily bigger than their heads!  All students that participated demonstrated impressive gardening skills.  
Congratulations to the winners and all of the contest participants!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Weekly Bulletin October 17, 2014

School News
Halloween Parade - The FW tradition continues!  The Halloween parade will be held on October 31, 2014. Kindergarten Parade will be at 9:00am - viewing for parents is in the main lobby. Grades 1 - 5 is at 1:30pm - viewing for parents is in the gymnasium.

Our first Used Book Store will be October 29. If your children would like visit the "store", please bring 25 cents or a book to trade.

Francis Wyman School is once again joining other Burlington schools in collecting Halloween Candy for our troops overseas. Over the last few years we have been able to send over 6000lbs of candy to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Please join again and donate some of your Halloween candy or pick up an extra bag at the store and help us send a little Halloween cheer overseas! Soldiers love getting cards and letters from kids back home. If 
you would like to send a special message to a soldier overseas, please put your letter in the Orange Collection box along with your candy and we will make sure it gets to a soldier! If you know of a soldier stationed overseas who would like to receive a box, please email their info to Thank you!

Community News
Burlington High School Athletic Boosters Annual Craft Fair and Shopping Extravaganza. Sunday, October 18th from 10am to 3pm in the BHS Cafeteria.  Crafters, vendors, bake sale, concession stand, raffles. Free admission. Join us and support the athletes of Burlington !

Join the Burlington PAC at our next event:
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. October 23, Library, Marshall Simonds Middle School
Presented by Joel M. Ristuccia, a certified School Psychologist with over twenty-five years experience working in the public schools. 

Come hear Joel talk about Anxiety in students k-12, why it happens and what you can do about it. 

For more information please contact us at