Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Building Projects and Improvements

The custodians have been working hard throughout this hot and humid summer to clean, repair and refresh the building. As usual the building looks fabulous thanks to our dedicated crew. Replacing the auditorium seating was our biggest project and  involved many steps. First the old chairs were removed followed by  the old tile floor. Currently the floors are being prepared for the installation of the new tile and rug.The final step will be the installation of the new chairs, once they arrive. This project will not be finished by the start of school , but should be complete by the end of September. The main office has a fresh look with colorful new carpet. The back walkway has been repaved, a much needed update now that we regularly use the back entrance. Sturdy fans have been purchased for the upstairs classrooms to help with the heavy, humid air that is present whenever the air temperature goes up. As teachers come back to organize their classrooms, the building is buzzing with activity for the final  push to get the building ready for the return of our students.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kyle and Jillian Throw Out the First Pitch for the Lowell Spinners

The sky was overcast and threatened of more rain, but the hearts of the Francis Wyman School families were warm with pride as Kyle and Jillian threw out the first pitch. Last spring, Kyle and his family sent a letter to the Spinners explaining why Francis Wyman School should be recognized for being a caring school. The Spinners chose Francis Wyman School for this honor. Kyle and his friend Jillian were chosen to throw out the first pitch at tonight's game. It was so special to see Kyle and Jillian out on the mound, to hear their names announced along with FWS, and to hear the fans cheer as the pitch was thrown. The damp weather did not dampen the spirits of the families who attended as it was a night of fun and a special moment to remember.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Staffing Change

Due to staffing changes over the summer, Mrs. Melanie Duncan will be remaining in Kindergarten instead of teaching grade 5. I am currently interviewing and have many wonderful candidates interested in this grade 5 position. As soon as I have hired the teacher, I will inform the families in the grade 5 class who are impacted by this change. Please be reassured that the hiring process will be completed in a timely manner and the new teacher will be prepared and ready to welcome the students on the first day of school.