Friday, April 11, 2014

Weekly Bulletin

School News:

Francis Wyman was pleased to host the 1:1 Technology Summit today.  Seventy-five teachers from all around Massachusetts visited our school to learn how we integrate technology in the classroom.  Our students were excited to demonstrate all their various projects. We were proud to be hosts and very proud of our school.

The first round of PARCC is officially over. Besides a few small glitches, the process was smooth. Our students were flexible with this new test,  and our teachers did a fabulous job executing it!  We are currently scheduling the May testing dates and will send home the details very soon.

The grade 5 Science MCAS is scheduled for May 7 and May 8.  All fifth grade students will take this test both days.  Please have the students to school on time these two days. Get plenty of sleep and have a good breakfast.

Spring Concert and Family Art Night is scheduled for next Wednesday, April 16.  The Art Exhibit, created by students in grades 1 - 5, can be viewed anytime from 6pm - 8pm.  Grade 4 Spring Concert will be in the auditorium at 6pm and Grade 5 Spring Concert will be in the auditorium at 7pm.  Mrs. Gendron, Miss Potts, Mrs. Peabody, Mrs. Kerr, and Mrs. Finkle hope to see you all there!  This is a family event and all are invited!  Please see the music blog for details.
If you would like to visit Orange Leaf after this event, they will donate a portion of sales to the Francis Wyman Music program!!

Francis Wyman raised $1,839.73 for Pennies for Patients to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The money that was donated will go to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Thank you for donating to this worthy cause. 

Community News:

Family Skate Night: Come out and skate for a great cause. Relay for Life Team, The Fighting Irish Families is hosting a family skate night on Friday, April 25th, 7:00 - 9:00pm at the O’Brien Ice Rink, 55 Locust StreetWoburn. $5.00 per skater. Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life of Burlington. Thank you for your support! 

Burlington PTO’s 
Have partnered with 
Bay State Textiles 
Invite your family, friends, & neighbors to participate! 
Generates $$$ for the PTO’s—town saves $$$ on disposal fees — Helps the environment 
All of the following are accepted in any condition 
as long as it’s clean and dry 
Donate, Recycle, Don’t Throw Away 
PTO’s generate a rebate of $100 per ton for textiles collected 

Stuffed Animals 
Visit for a detailed list of items 
Boxes located outside of 
each Burlington School 
Ongoing Textile Recycling Fundraiser 
Spread awareness to the problem of textile waste.—Educate on acceptable items for textile recycling. 
Keep the revenue generated in our school community. 

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