Monday, June 19, 2017

Looking for a Few Garden Volunteers!

Francis Wyman Community Garden

This spring, our students planted a vegetable and flower garden next to the Burlington Community Garden.  It's going to be beautiful and productive with a little help from you! We are looking for Francis Wyman families to take responsibility of the garden for a one week time slot over summer vacation.  We will have simple instructions for you, but basically the garden will need some watering and weeding.  Families will be able to earn documented service hours. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Conley at 781-273-7613 or

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Weekly Bulletin June 16, 2017

Upcoming Dates
June 19 - Volunteer Brunch, 9am FWS Library
June 22 - Grade 5 Celebration, Families Welcome
9:00am in the auditorium
June 23 - Last Day of School, 11:15am Dismissal

Spring Strings!
Congratulations to our 3rd grade students who performed their final violin concert this week for families and friends alike.  They were also joined by our 4th and 5th grade students in the end for a demonstration of what's to come in the years ahead if they stick with their violin lessons!  It is so impressive to watch such an amazing display of talent develop in such a short period of time.  Thank you to Mrs. Canzano for sharing your time and talent with these students!

  Friendship Club wraps up their year long
 program at Kings Bowling...

A great way to celebrate the end of a successful endeavor.  Thank you to Mrs. Casey and Mr. Stead for coordinating this cross-age friendship group and celebrating their efforts with a special get together at Kings!

A Picture Perfect Day in Boston!

It was a wonderful day to be exploring Boston, strolling in the Public Gardens and taking a leisurely ride on the swan boats with the Kindergarten classes on Wednesday this week.  We all  strolled through Louisburg Square, explored the statues around the State House, and enjoyed a picnic lunch in the Boston Common.  Thanks for the invite from the K students - I enjoyed every minute of our special day! 

A few reminders:
1) Our parking lot and outdoor lighting will be completely redone during this summer beginning on June 28th.  No summer programs will be held at Francis Wyman due to this construction, and parking will not be available at this site until after mid-August. 
2) We are looking for a few families to help keep an eye on our school garden during the summer months.  Our garden is planted next to the community garden in the back of FW.  If you are interested in volunteering for 1 week to help water & weed as needed while earning community service hours, please reach out to Julie to sign up for a specific week.  Thanks for helping to keep our garden growing! 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Weekly Bulletin June 9, 2017

Upcoming Events
June 12 - Grade 5 Beach Day 
June 15 - Strings Concert
June 19 - Volunteer Brunch, 9am FWS Library
June 22 - Grade 5 Celebration, Families Welcome
9:00am in the auditorium
June 23 - Last Day of School, 11:15am Dismissal

Lego Robotics has come to an end.   Click here to check out the students' hard work!  Congratulations to all the students that participated and worked extremely hard to program a robot that completed a specific task - well done!  Thank you to Mrs. Lynch & Mrs. D'Amico, along with their former student Henry who helped out, for supporting these learners.

Grade 5  Going to Camp Bournedale in the fall...
Next year's Francis Wyman fifth grade will be going to the annual Camp Bournedale overnight field trip on NOVEMBER 6-7.  All information and meetings for the trip will be given in September.  Please be on the lookout in the fall for Bournedale information, permission slips, chaperone sign-ups, etc. 

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Lynch ( or visit the Bournedale blog to browse (

Field Day Festivities 

Thank you Mr. Rebelo and Mrs. Nicholas for organizing a VERY successful Field Day once again!  Hours of preparation are needed to ensure a fun and smoothly run all day event, and we are grateful for their efforts.  We are also fortunate the weather was perfect today!    
Check out our activities...

A great big "SHOUT OUT" to all our 5th grade PE helpers that came out in the morning to assist the younger grades at each station, as well as all the parents who volunteered to help make our FW Field Day a great success.  I am also in awe of all the teacher volunteers who willingly take a turn in the Dunk Tank - thanks to all who participated today, it's always a favorite stop for the students!  Finally, thank you to the PTO for supplying popsicles, cutting a ridiculous amount of watermelon, and providing FW Falcon water bottles for each student to have during the day.  Such a shining example of a school wide, community effort!
With much appreciation . . . Mrs. McDonald

Friday, June 2, 2017

Weekly Bulletin June 2, 2017

Upcoming Events
June 5, 6 - Lego Robotics Club
June 9 - Field Day (rain date 6/16)
June 12 - Grade 5 Beach Day 
June 15 - Strings Concert
June 19 - Volunteer Brunch, 9am FWS Library
June 22 - Grade 5 Celebration, Families Welcome
June 23 - Last Day of School, 11:15am Dismissal

Read All About It... Next Edition of the Falcon Times

Pictures from Family Math Night 2017...

We are so fortunate here at Francis Wyman to have such an invested team of teachers and parents that support all of our academic endeavors.  It was great to see so many students and parents participate in our evening of math activities, demonstrating their ability to think logically, play cooperatively, and solve challenging math problems.  A special "thanks" to Mr. Pera, Mrs. Fortunato, Mrs. D'Amico,  Mrs. Lynch, Mrs. Marsh, Mrs. Smith, and Ms. Torres for coordinating this successful, engaging math event!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Weekly Update - 5/26/17

Dates to Remember
June 9 - Field Day (rain day June 16)
June 19 - Volunteer Brunch, 9am FWS Library
June 22 - Grade 5 Celebration, 9am FWS Auditorium
June 23 - Last Day of School, Dismissal at 11:15am

FW Falcon Math Team participated in a regional math competition held at Memorial School last Saturday.  Our team finished 5th overall and 1st among Burlington elementary schools.  Congrats to our fabulous mathematicians - Kelsey C, Anthony S, Shreya I, Grace M, Nathaniel C, and Collin I.

Summer Art Camp for Grade 5

This summer, students entering grades 6-8 for the 2017/2018 school year can enjoy time to create art and have some fun at the Burlington High School Art Department. 

The art camp will consist of time to create, design, and explore art techniques. This includes drawing and painting. Students will use their imagination and observation skills to create one of-a-kind masterpieces. They will work collaboratively in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with many opportunities for self-expression. 

: $90

Dates: Monday- Thursday,  July 17-20, 2017    
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.            
Instructor: Christina Chang             

Location: Burlington High School                    
Transportation: Arranged by parents

To enroll your child please click the link below.

Space is limited - please register as soon as possible.  

On Display at Lahey Hospital, our Spring Tulips brightened the room during their annual Silent Auction.  Lookin' good grade 5!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Family Math Night - Tuesday 7pm - Math Fun for All

Upcoming Dates to Remember

May 23 - Family Math Night 7:00-8:00pm
May 24 - Used Book Store (50 cents)
May 29 - No School, Memorial Day
June 9 - FIELD DAY! (rain date June 16)

Principal Brady and Assistant Principal Bruno 
Miss Brady and Miss Bruno were up to the daunting task of sitting in as Principal & Assistant Principal for the day at FW!  They were the lucky winners of the raffle prizes at this year's Spring Carnival.  They spent a busy day covering recess duties, answering phone calls, sharing positive notes with their teachers and classmates, helping out with a reading activity in Kindergarten, and even visiting with Scooter, our favorite therapy dog!  They did a great job making sure the day went smoothly - thanks ladies!

Get ready for our next WHEEL OF WYMAN puzzle which will be revealed for the students starting on Tuesday this week.  Students will be earning incentive coupons for demonstrating "Respect" throughout all areas of the school.   So far our students have earned extra recess with a dance party option, a special movie, and a grade level game day with board games in the library or basketball games in the gym!  Looking forward to our next reward when the WHEEL OF WYMAN reveals the secret message.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to the PTO Teacher Appreciation Committee and all of our FW families that contributed to a fabulous luncheon in honor of our amazing staff here at Francis Wyman.  The "picnic" themed teacher appreciation luncheon was amazing and greatly appreciated by all of us who had the opportunity to enjoy the delicious spread!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Weekly Bulletin May 12, 2017

Upcoming Dates to Remember
May 16 and 17 - Grade 5 Science MCAS
May 23 - Family Math Night 7:00-8:00pm
May 24 - Used Book Store (50 cents)
May 29 - No School, Memorial Day
June 9 - FIELD DAY! (rain date June 16)

Highlights from the Grade 5 Pirate Show, matey!
Students and music/band teachers worked diligently for the past two months to prepare for their band performance and Pirate musical.  Their instrumental, singing and dancing talent was top notch and their enthusiasm was contagious as they performed for parents and students.  We are so proud of all of their hard work!

And some great shots from the 4th grade characters performing in the Muppet Show...

These creative 4th grade muppet characters also performed for their senior friends from the "Bridges" program who thoroughly enjoyed the creative, musical performance.  Well done 4th grade!

There us still space available in the Lego Robotics Summer Camp!
If you'd like information or to register for the class click here...Robotics Rule

Burlington Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and Venturing Crew Scouts are having their eleventh annual scouting expo at Rahanis Park, Sunday May 21 from 9-noon…… Come and Join in the Fun!

Scouting age boys and girls (Grades 1-12) are invited to come and check out the scouting programs in Burlington.  Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing Crew members will demonstrate the spirit of teamwork, camaraderie, respect and responsibility that scouting is about. Join with the scouts in the “MINECRAFT Live” followed by Burlington’s largest cardboard recycling event, experience live animal demonstrations by the Burlington Science Center, build and launch your own water rocket and many other games and challenges. Leadership from all of the towns scouting units will be on hand to answer any questions about the Scouting Programs in Burlington and accept new registrations. Join us for a morning of “Fun with a Purpose” Sunday May 21 from
9:00 am to noon.

Call Chet Maguire 781-229-2235 with any questions.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Weekly Bulletin - May 5, 2017

Upcoming Events
May 9, 10 - Grades 3,4,5 MCAS Math
May 11 -  Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Thank You Parents!!
May 16,17 - Grade 5 MCAS Science
May 21 - BEF 5K Road Race and Fun Run

A huge thank you to our teachers who facilitated a fabulous Art's Night this week.  Mrs. Peabody, Mrs. Samuels, Mrs. Gendron, and Mrs.  Canzano put together a fabulous music show, including the orchestra and band, the 4th Grade Muppet show and the 5th Grade Pirate show.  Well done!  Mrs. Kerr and Miss Vigneau spent the last few weeks hanging and displaying art in our hallways. This fine display of student art will be hanging for parent viewing over the next few weeks. Come during school hours to check it out! And lastly, thank you to Ms. Carney and Mrs. Ardizzoni for hosting another successful Scholastic Book Fair!  It was a wonderful celebration of our students' year long investment in art and music.
Mrs. Samuels, Mrs. Peabody & Jules celebrate at the end of the 5th grade Pirate show!
(More photos to follow in next week's BLOG)
Mrs. Goguen's class takes a closer look at 
animal & plant adaptations...

Students in 3rd grade took a close look at animal skins, bones, and parts of plants to better understand how they are adapted to survive in the wild.  Students predicted with partners, took pictures, and created journals using the Notability App on their iPads.  Examining these items up close prompted lots of scientific conversations and questions to explore.  
Great job 3rd grade!

Miss Sullivan, Mrs. Kucha and Miss Doherty earn 
                     BEF Star Awards... 

       Congratulations Ladies - well done!                                         

Mrs. Kucha's students show their artwork during a special show on Wednesday!

BEF - Road Race 
Please join the Burlington Education Foundation for the Annual 5K Road Race and Family Fun Run on Sunday May 21st. This is a USATF sanctioned 5K road race and fundraiser for the BEF. We have a wonderful day planned including the race for runners/walkers and a 1/2 mile Family Fun Run. Wegmans and Kings will be on-site with plenty of giveaways. Party Central will provide a moonbounce, and AMP 103.3 will bring us the tunes!  Register Today at