Friday, June 15, 2012

June 15th Bulletin

June 15, 2012

June 18 – 6pm  - 5th Grade Celebration
June 20 –  8:30am – Used Book Store for all grades and parents
June 21 – 11:45am Last Day of School, Dismissal 11:45am

Please pick up your child’s medication in the nurse’s office no later than Wednesday, June 20, 2012.  All remaining medications will be discarded.

Used Book Store
The last used bookstore for the year will be on June 20th from 8:30-9:15 for ALL students (we will not have a separate afternoon one).  Parents are welcome to attend this last bookstore to help their children pick out books for summer reading.  All books are 25 cents or bring a book to trade.  Hope to see everyone there.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - Thank You PTO!

This past Thursday, the Francis Wyman School staff was treated to a luncheon that would have made all of Red Sox Nation proud! Thanks to the leadership of Mrs. Becky Icken and the support of the luncheon volunteers, the entire staff enjoyed a delightful lunch in a room that was transformed into Fenway  Park. As teachers arrived, they walked down the hallway with green grass under their feet and red banners on the wall. Each banner highlighted each staff member and was attached to a thank you letter that was personally written by a student. The art room was covered with Red Sox decorations, including a wall to wall banner that looked like baseball fans sitting in the stands looking in at the teachers. There was popcorn, soft pretzels, ice cream, hotdogs, nachos, and even cotton candy. The selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees was extensive, each one delicious. The desserts were absolutely incredible tempting all to sample a variety as they couldn’t have just one! There were even raffle tickets for prizes for staff. During this one lunch period, everyone felt like they were at a party and truly had a wonderful time. Teachers could not stop talking about all the time, thought, effort and creativity that went into planning and hosting this event. The next day they couldn’t wait to check the teachers’ room for leftovers! Speaking for all the staff, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Becky and her team. We truly felt so special and appreciated. The luncheon was a grand slam!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Weekly Bulletin

Today's bulletin has been posted.  Have a safe and enjoyable weekend. 

A Time for Goodbye

It seems that most every year there are a few faculty members who leave Francis Wyman School for new adventures. This year we have three people who are leaving us. All have contributed greatly to the school community. These occasions are bittersweet as we share in their excitement but are also saddened to see them leave us. The reality is that change is inevitable.

Three years ago, Mr. Michael Giurlando came to Francis Wyman School to be the Assistant Principal/Team Chair. “Mr. G.”, as the students like to call him, is about to begin an exciting new time in his life. He is getting married in July and relocating to New Mexico!  Mr. Giurlando’s bride is originally from New Mexico and they are looking forward to building their new life together near family and friends. Of course all of us wish him the best, but he will surely be missed!

Ms. Christine Lyons is retiring after over 38 years of teaching. Wow! What an accomplishment! Ms. Lyons has taught several grades but her longevity in grade three is what we remember most. Her talent and dedication is most appreciated by her students, our teachers, and the many families she has been connected to throughout the years. Congratulations to Ms. Lyons! We wish her many years of enjoyment in retirement!

There is another teacher retiring! Mrs. Bonnie Gilman, one of our special education teachers, has been teaching for over 34 years. This longevity is a tremendous accomplishment! Mrs. Gilman has positively impacted so many students through her years here. Her dedication to her students has made an important difference in their lives. We will miss her expertise but share in her excitement as she begins the next chapter of her life. 

Congratulations to all! You will always be part of the fabric of Francis Wyman Elementary School!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Weekly Bulletin

Please take a moment to review the bulletin page.  Please note that our last day of school is June 21, and we will be having an early dismissal.  Have a wonderful weekend.