Friday, January 25, 2013

January 25 Bulletin

January 25, 2013

Important Dates:
February 4, 5, 6 – Incoming Kindergarten Registration
February 4 – 15 – Jump Rope for Heart, see below
February 18 – 22 – Winter Vacation, No School
March 911th Annual Francis Wyman Family Carnival, 10:00am-2:00pm

FW Safety
We will be conducting a Code Blue practice drill sometime next week.  We want you to be aware of this because the teachers will be discussing the procedure with their students. In addition,  the police department will be involved and on-hand for the practice.  Please do not be alarmed if you see a police car in our parking lot.  As usual, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office.
“Wee Deliver”
Neither rain nor sleet nor dark of night will interrupt Francis Wyman’s “Wee Deliver” mail service.  Students throughout the grades write letters as our third graders deliver them in a small-scale simulation of a postal system. This activity encourages student writing in an authentic setting.   While students learn to properly write and address a letter, “Wee Deliver” encourages a sense of community between the grades.  “Wee Deliver” will begin Friday , February 1 and run through Thursday, February 14.  Each room will have its own address so if you would like to mail a letter to your child (no packages or food please), drop it off in the mailbox by the office.  It must be properly addressed and must include a make-believe stamp, such as a sticker or a drawing.  School room addresses will be ready next week. “Wee Deliver” is more than a slogan – it’s a guarantee!!
Jump Rope for Heart
The Francis Wyman School and Physical Education Department is proud to announce the Jump Rope for Heart event to raise funds for the American Heart Association will take place February 4-15, 2013.  The money our school raises will help fund potentially lifesaving research into heart and blood vessel disease and stroke, which are our nation’s number 1 and 3 killers, according to the American Heart Association. It will also fund the development of materials that teach the importance of heart health and staying fit. Please contact our PE teachers if you have questions:
Neil Rebelo, 781-238-6847 or   Pat Magee 781-238-6837
Francis Wyman Elementary School’s 2013 Family Carnival
Save the Date! The Carnival will be held Saturday, March 9th from 10am-2pm. Be sure to join us for Francis Wyman Elementary School’s biggest social event of the year! We’ll have games and prizes for the kids, raffles, refreshments and a whole lot more!
The Carnival Committee Needs Your Help. Please Volunteer to Help at the Carnival, Donate a Gift Basket or Prize for the Raffle, Bake or Buy a Cake for the CakeWalk, or Make Some Goodies for the Bake Sale…
Visit to sign up and find out more about this year’s Carnival!
Scouting for Food
Scouting for Food is coming to your neighborhood doors, so be on the lookout. The scouts from Pack 555 will be dropping off plastic bags on neighborhood doorways with a special request to collect Boxed Cereal donations for the food pantry.  If you know a scout in your neighborhood and you would like to contribute, let them know.  This philanthropic event is something simple but extremely rewarding to our scouts. Your grateful contributions keeps them participating every year. So if you get that friendly bag on your doorknob, please help them assist the needy families in our community with their most demanded commodity--Boxed Cereal! Thank you in advance.
Burlington PAC
Burlington Special Education PAC invites you to join the upcoming meeting on “Transitions Between Schools” on Monday, February 4th 7pm -9pm in the school committee room at Burlington High.  Parents will have the opportunity to discuss the transition process for each school with representatives from special education staff members.  Team chairs from various schools will be hosting tables where they will provide parents with information regarding their respective schools and programs.  Tables will include transitions from Early Intervention to Preschool, Preschool to Elementary School, Elementary to Middle School, Middle to High school and High school to post secondary. Also available for families will be Danielle Flaccavento, Guidance Memorial, Kim Settelen, Psychologist at Fox Hill, Joe Attabato, Director of Guidance at BHS, and Chrissy Robinson, Social Worker at BHS. This is a great opportunity to learn what is in store for your child as well as gain information about the various departments in schools that take part in special education programming. For more information on this event or the Burlington PAC please contact Lisa DeRosa at or 781-365-0124

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