Friday, January 27, 2012

Weekly Bulletin January 27, 2012

The weekly bulletin has been posted. Enjoy the weekend.

The 10th Annual Francis Wyman School Family Carnival

We hope that you and your family will be able to join us for this huge fun family event and PTO fundraiser!The Annual Francis Wyman Family Carnival will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012.The PTO Carnival Committee could really use your help to make this a great time for all:

- Volunteer to help out at the Carnival
- Decorate a Cake for the Cake Walk (no nuts)
- Donate a themed Gift Basket or Prize for the Raffle
- Bring in individually wrapped goodies for the Bake Sale (no nuts)

Sign up for any of these at
Questions? Email

Note: If you would like to volunteer to help out at the Carnival, please get CORI checked through the BPS Superintendent’s Office – See the Burlington Public Schools website and CORI FAQs for details. We would also like volunteers to attend a brief confidentiality meeting with the principal. There will be opportunities to attend a meeting just prior to the Carnival.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Confidentiality Meeting with the Principal

As you are probably aware, if you'd like to volunteer at school, such as chaperone a field trip or help in the classroom, you must complete a CORI form at the Burlington Central Office and attend a confidentiality meeting with the principal. There are many field trips fast approaching and the carnival is just around the corner. We have scheduled a confidentiality meeting for this Friday, January 27, at 9:00am in the main office. Additional confidentiality meetings will be scheduled as we get closer to the carnival. As always, please contact the main office if you have any questions.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Go Patriots!!

Please enjoy this week's bulletin. "Wee" have posted information about the upcoming "Wee Deliver" program and the next Used Book Store. Have a great weekend!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Weekly Bulletin January 13, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th! Today's bulletin is available by clicking the link below. Please be advised that there is no school on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Go Patriots!!

A Focus on Classical Music - "Orchestrating Kids"

This year at Francis Wyman, the music department decided to expose our students to as much classical music as possible. This started by playing classical music over the loudspeaker every morning as the students enter the building. Already students have been exposed to composers such as Bach, Tchaikovsky and Copland. We also are teaching the students about form and themes found in music through our daily Move It, also done to classical music.

This project is continuing through an outside program called Orchestrating Kids through Classics. On Tuesday, four musicians visited the 3rd graders of Francis Wyman Elementary school to share their musical talents. The children were excited to see the quartet perform. We were visited by a violinist, violist, clarinetist and tuba player. The children were able to see the four perform as a group as well as individual as the musicians talked about different composers as well as the families of instruments. We were complimented on our student’s knowledge, wonderful questions as well as their superb behavior throughout the entire performance. The next phase of this program is in the form of a field trip. The 3rd graders will be visiting the Lexington Symphony Orchestra to see a classical concert developed for children. We our excited for the upcoming adventure!

We would like to thank both the Burlington Education Foundation as well as the Massachusetts Cultural Council for supporting our upcoming program through grants. Due to their generosity, the entire 3rd grade will be able to participate without cost.

For more information about our ongoing music curriculum, please visit
www.franciswymanmusic.wordpress .com

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Videos of the Elementary Report Card Parent Meeting held Nov 30

For parents who were not able to make the Superintendent's meeting regarding the elementary report cards, I have posted the following two videos from the meeting.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Weekly Bulletin

The Friday bulletin is now available. It contains important information about all of the Francis Wyman after school clubs. Please click the link below to access the document.  Have a wonderful weekend!