Friday, September 12, 2014

Weekly Bulletin

Bridges Program
We would like to introduce you to a program taking place at Francis Wyman this year.  BRIDGES:  Growing Older, Growing Together is an award-winning intergenerational program that promotes mutual respect, understanding, and friendships between elementary school students and older adults in the community.
In this program, adult senior volunteers from the community visit students once a week for six weeks. Working in small groups under the guidance of the classroom teacher, the students and seniors discuss and compare life experiences, share their thoughts and observations about themselves, and enjoy learning from one another.
For this program to be a success, we need volunteers from our community. We have found grandparents of students attending the school are particularly wonderful!  We are asking all parents of Francis Wyman students, (not just fourth graders) to ask grandparents, neighbors, or friends over 55 years of age if they would be willing to participateThis program is fun and rewarding for all. 
Below are the dates for the sessions.  To register,  volunteers should contact Marge McDonald, Director of the Burlington Senior Center, at 781.270.1950, or sign up online at:, by September 29, 2014.
Bridges Together • Francis Wyman Elementary • 2015
Thursday afternoons from 1:00-2:00 PM at Francis Wyman Elementary School
Six consecutive weeks: October 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20.
Reunion with students at Burlington Senior Center on a Monday morning, date t.b.d.
Thanks very much for your support!
The Bridges Together Leadership Team

Truck Day
A & F Bus Company invites you to help us FILL THAT BUS with non-perishable, unexpired food to benefit the Burlington Food Pantry.

Please bring your donation to Burlington Truck Day on Sunday September 14th between 10am & 3pm.

Look for the A&F school bus parked on the Burlington Common! 

Donations are also accepted at Shaw’s Supermarket - there will be a school bus at Shaw's too!

Items most needed at this time:

Peanut Butter, Jelly
Cereal and oatmeal
Pancake syrup, 
Beef soups, clam chowder
Personal hygiene items: razors, bars of soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes
Canned veggies: corn, peas, sliced potatoes, beets, mixed veggies, carrots, etc.
Snacks: crackers, granola bars, cake mix, brownie mix, raisins, trail mix, etc.
Baked beans, kidney beans, black beans, etc.
Coffee, tea, and cocoa
Juice (100% juice)
Spaghetti sauce

Adopt-A-Class 2019
Sunday, October 12th at Burton’s Grill – private Patriots football viewing party from 11:30-4:00 PMTickets are $25 and include appetizers, cash bar, and the chance to participate in raffles/silent auctions.Mail check to Denise Griffin c/o Adopt a Class 2019 (payable Adopt a Class 2019) or purchase at door.
Credit card info coming soon!
For more information:

Friday, September 5, 2014

An Exciting Start to a New Year!

The students arrived to a new school year on Tuesday bringing with them a high level of energy and excitement!  They were eager to show off their back to school outfits and share their summer adventures with friends and teachers.  As the new Principal of Francis Wyman I am  looking forward to working with famililies, teachers, and support staff to ensure a great year for every student, and share in their enthusiasm as they learn and grow.   I would also like to express my gratitude to the school secretaries, Julie and Donna, for their amazing skill at coordinating all the tasks necessary to get families and staff off to the right start.  They are amazing and I am truly grateful.  Also, another big "thank-you" to Bob Marsh and his custodial staff for working tirelessly all summer to get the entire school cleaned, polished, and looking brand new in time for the morning bell on Tuesday.  This is an amazing feat considering the amount of people that travel through here on a daily basis.  The students returned to a beautiful, safe school environment thanks to their tireless efforts.  Again, thank-you to all the staff that make Francis Wyman the amazing school that it is!

Friday Tidbits of INFO

4th and 5th Grade Instruments -
If you have questions about renting an instrument this year, please visit Mrs. Gendron's blog at

Sunflower Questions?? - Please visit the science blog at

**FWS starts our dismissal process at 2:15pm. Students will be ready for pick-up and buses at 2:25pm

Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

New Lunch Pricing for 2014-2015 School Year

BPS Food Services would like to inform you that the price for lunch in all elementary schools this year has been increased to $3.00 per lunch.  Milk, juice, water, cookies and snacks will be $.60.  Free and reduced lunch forms will be sent home the first day of school.  These forms need to be completed every year.  As usual, please call the office if you have questions.