Sunday, October 18, 2015

Weekly Bulletin October 16, 2015

Upcoming Events:

October 19 - Coding Club begins after school. Dismissal is 3:30pm

October 21   6:00 - 8:00pm   Science Night
All Francis Wyman students and their families are invited to come back to school for an evening of hands-on science exploration sponsored by the Burlington Science Center.  Come in to watch some cool demonstrations, participate in awesome experiments, and make some interesting crafts.  Watch this quick video for more information! 

Volunteers dedicated to helping out in our community!
A coordinated effort on the part of Building Impact resulted in an amazing display of volunteerism at Francis Wyman last Thursday afternoon.  A group of 50 community volunteers from a local business, VHB,  along with assistance from Burlington Parks & Recreation, helped to bring a fresh new look to the grounds of Francis Wyman School.  Some folks weeded and planted in the community garden, while others landscaped the gardens out front.  Be watchful in the springtime for the tulips and iris' to pop up and speckle the school grounds with color.  Thank you Building Impact and all of the volunteers from VHB and Parks & Rec for your efforts and enthusiasm in helping to spruce up our school!

A perfect day for volunteering & meeting new friends

3rd grade students show their appreciation by offering "Thank-you"
notes to the many volunteers working in the front gardens.

State House Members Visit Francis Wyman

Francis Wyman School made the local headlines this past week as we hosted Representative Ken Gordon and the community outreach nonprofit organization, HELPIS.  Last spring, a group of Burlington families and Joyce Deliyiannis (founder of HELPIS) presented a bill to congress to designate May as the month of kindness in Massachusetts.  On Tuesday this week, Rep. Gordon and other members of this subcomittee conducted a formal public hearing to listen to testimonials from the students in support of the bill.  It was a fabulous civics lesson for our 4th and 5th graders to be able to learn the process of how a bill may eventually become a law. 

FW Used Bookstore looking for volunteers. 
We are looking for volunteers to give one morning a month for one hour to our used bookstore.  Duties include coming before school time, 7:40am, setting up the used books on the cafe tables, helping students purchase the books, and packing the books up again.  If you are new to our school, we have a used bookstore once a month where students can purchase any book for 25 cents or trade a gently used children's book from their home.   Kids have been asking to start, but I need more volunteers to begin.  Thanks for your help.
Donna Murphy, Reading Specialist

Burlington’s 3rd Annual
   Pumpkin Patch
Daily during the month of October, pumpkins, gourds, scarecrows and more are being sold at 10 St. Mark’s Road, Burlington with all profits going directly to People Helping People.
The Pumpkin Patch is staffed entirely by volunteers from local organizations, including civic organizations, local businesses and houses of worship in Burlington, all recognizing the importance of the services People Helping People make to local families year round. People Helping People runs the Burlington Food Pantry, puts together holiday meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas and runs a holiday gift giving campaign.
Get your pumpkins today and support a great cause!
For more information:
·        Email us at
·        Check out
·        Go to – the organization that provides the pumpkins and how-to’s of running a pumpkin patch fundraiser
·       “Like” us on our Facebook: Burlington Pumpkin Patch

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