Friday, April 29, 2011

April 29 Weekly Bulletin Available on Blog

The April 29th Weekly Bulletin is now available.  Please see bulletin section on the right side of this page.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

District-wide Information Night for Math

District-wide Informational Night for Math
When- Tuesday May 3, 2011 7:00-8:00pm
Where- Francis Wyman Auditorium
Who- Parents ONLY
Why- Learn why computation is different now in the 21st century.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Weekly Bulletin Available on Blog

Many parents have been asking if there is a way to have e-mail notification when the Weekly Bulletins are posted.  The answer is YES!  The Weekly Bulletin is posted each Friday on my blog as well as on the  FW website.  There is a box in the blog to sign up for e-mail notifications.  This e-mail notification will link you directly to my blog where you can find the bulletin section on the right. 

Race to Nowhere

"Race to Nowhere" Thursday, April 28th, 7pm, Fogelburg Performing Arts Center, BHS

The Burlington School District along with the Wilmington School District will be hosting the screening of "Race to Nowhere" on Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Burlington High School Auditorium. This highly acclaimed film about education promises to be thought provoking. Information about the film "Race to Nowhere" can be found on the following website:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The FWS Robotics Club Begins

The excitement filled the air as the FWS Robotic Club members gathered in the school library. The long awaited day was finally here. Mr. Giurlando and Mr. and Mrs. Pothier had been working together for several months planning for this exciting new experience for FWS grade 5 students.Mrs. Pothier had approached me about the idea at one of our Enrichment Committee meetings last spring. The idea grew from there. Mr. G worked on the details and wrote the BEF grant proposal. Thanks to the funding obtained from the FWS PTO and the BEF, the kits and computers were purchased to accommodate the 34 students who are interested in this new club. What a turn-out! Roughly 1/3 of our grade 5 students are interested in spending Monday afternoons expanding  their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). They are ready to get started and excited to work with the high school student/mentors.They look forward to stretching their minds as creativity will be a must! The high school mentors are an inspiration to these young students as they collaborate together on the challenge ahead.  Miss Rigby and Miss Chirco are the teachers who are overseeing this club and guiding the students along.  With commitment and perseverance, a new elementary afterschool program is launched at FWS that promises to be an exceptional opportunity for students to grow in new directions!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lt. Governor Tim Murray Visits FWS

Lt. Governor Tim Murray visited Francis Wyman School to celebrate "Read Across America Day", also known as "Dr. Seuss Day". The students in grades 3 and 5 enjoyed his reading of the book The Lorax by Dr.Seuss. We were very honored to have the Lt. Governor choose to visit Francis Wyman School despite his very busy schedule. Mrs. Donna Murphy, Reading Specialist, organizes this event every year to emphasize the importance as well as the joy of reading. The visit by Lt. Governor Murray was the highlight of this special event.