Thursday, March 28, 2013

ExxonMobil Grant

Today, Francis Wyman School was the proud recipient of the Educational Alliance Math and Science Grant from ExxonMobil Corp. This $500 donation will be used to support our math and science instruction. Thank you to the ExxonMobil station on Bedford Street for nominating Francis Wyman and supporting our students.

Technology Night

Tuesday, April 2 from 6:00 - 7:30pm Francis Wyman School will present our Annual Technology Night.  This is a curriculum-based evening of discovery for all of our Francis Wyman students and their families.  Come and explore the vast technology options which support Math and Literacy.  Discover all the mathematic and literacy connections that surround us every day.  All students who attend receive a homework pass!

Weekly Bulletin 3/28/2013

March 28, 2013

Important Dates: 
March 29 – No School, Good Friday
April 2 – Technology Night
April 3 – Parent Coffee, @ True North, Cambridge Street, 9:00 – 10:00, All Welcome
                    Scrip orders are due!
April 4 – Harlem Superstars, BHS 6:30 PM
April 10 – Used Bookstore Open

Used Bookstore
Donations Welcome for FW Used Bookstore:  As you do your Spring cleaning, please think of us.  We are looking for donations of children's books and magazines.  We accept chapter books and picture books.  Please, NO board books. Drop the boxes or bags at the front desk of the school.  Thanks for your help.

PTO Scrip Orders
Scrip orders are due next Wednesday, April 3th.  Your order will be returned to you before April vacation. For the form, see the Francis Wyman PTO site. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Weekly Bulletin

March 22, 2013

Important Dates: 
March 25 – Grade 4 MCAS, Long Composition
March 26 – Grade 4 MCAS, Reading
March 27 –Grade 5 MCAS, Reading
March 28 - Grade 5 MCAS, Reading
March 29 – No School, Good Friday
April 2 – Technology Night, All Welcome
April 3 – Parent Coffee, @ True North, Cambridge Street, 9:00 – 10:00,  All Welcome
April 4 – Harlem Superstars, BHS 6:30 PM

Reminder to Parents Regarding Morning Drop-off
From the student handbook-
A.M. Drop-Off  (8:20 – 8:30am) - will occur in the back of the building. All cars entering school grounds to drop off students will go to the back of the building around the parking lot and pull along the sidewalk parallel to the gym and Reading Garden. The students will disembark along the sidewalk and enter the school through the doors at the end of the Reading Garden walkway and gym doors.  Please pull cars all the way up to the corner.  For safety, obey teachers directing you and your child.  The cars will then exit the parking lot the  way they entered into the parking lot, continue down to the second right between the islands in front of the building and exit left to Terrace Hall Ave.
After 8:30am, once duty teachers go inside, parents must park and walk their children to the main office. The back entrance may be used.

Technology Night
Come and explore the vast technology options which support Math and Literacy.  Discover all the mathematic and literacy connections that surround us every day.  All Francis Wyman families are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please join us from 6:00 – 7:30pm.  See you then!

Massachusetts Parent Involvement Survey 2012-2013
We need your help to make Massachusetts 2012-2013 Parent Involvement Survey a record success!  Each year the Mass Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MADESE) surveys parents to determine how well your child’s school is partnering with you and promoting your involvement in your child’s education.  All states must collect these data as part of their State Performance Plans required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Make your voice heard!
·        The web-based survey is open through March 29th, 2013.
·         You can complete the survey online at:
Your feedback is important in helping the state and local school systems to continue to improve education programs for children with specialized needs.

Last weekend the show!!  This is a MUST SEE event! Tickets are still available at or 781-A-FUN-TIC.

Burlington’s first ever DANCING WITH THE STARS fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Burlington. Come see our local celebrities: Julie Conley, Sonia Rollins, Faydeen Sateriale, Charley Murphy, Bob “Moose” Kirshner and Patrick Larkin compete against one another in a dance contest. Celebrity judge is the beloved Dottie Yeadon and the evening will be hosted by Jack Ferren. Friday, April 26, 7-11 pm, Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Wheeler Road in Burlington. Appetizers, dessert, cash bar, competition and dancing. An evening not to miss. Tickets are going fast. Contact Cheryl Shafman 781.771.6410 or Julie Quinn 617.909.5060 to purchase tickets. $25.00 per person.

SAVE THE DATE:  AAC 2021 will be hosting a fundraiser on April 21 in conjunction with Earth Day at Flatbread Pizza.  More information to follow.

Harlem Superstars!
Thursday, April 4th  6:30PM
BURLINGTON High School Gymnasium
Come join us on April 4th for a great family fun and entertaining show! This night of family fun includes: a comedy basketball show with the Faculty Dream Team made up of your favorite Burlington Teachers, a fun half-time show, and spectacular dunks, long shots and trick shots.  Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
Ticket Purchasing Options
1. Buy at Burlington Recreation Department by April 3rd
2. Buy at the door on night of show starting at 5:30pm.
3.  Mail order via form below for Will Call Tickets
    (a) Mail order form and check to BHS DECA 123 Cambridge St
          Burlington, MA. 01803 attn:  Deb Deacon, Associate Principal
    (b) Checks payable to BHS DECA
    (c)  Pick up tickets at will call table the evening of the game.
For questions, please call Deb Deacon at 781-2701-1844

# of Tickets Requested
Total Amount Enclosed

Contact email:___________________________________________

Contact Phone # _________________________________________
Admission Prices:  $8 advance, $10 at Door
Make checks payable to Burlington High School
ORDERING in Advance:
Mail order form by March 30th to Deb Deacon 123 Cambridge St. Burlington, MA 01803

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The 11th FW Family Carnival - Fun for All!

The Annual Francis Wyman School Family Carnival was a fabulous success! Thank you to Cathy Perry and Joanie Tremblay for all their hard work in chairing this important event. Thank you also to all the  Chairs of the various components of the Carnival. The snowstorm on Friday   kept everyone on their toes as we scrambled to make plans to ensure that the Carnival could go on as planned.  It was a true testimony to the dedication of all involved. Thank you to the  over 130 parent, teachers, and high school students who volunteered their time and efforts to make this run so smoothly.

If you enjoyed this event, please look into volunteering next year. Many of our current leaders of the program have children in grades 4 and 5.  We are looking for Kindergarten and Grade 1 parents to come on board and keep the Carnival moving into the future! If you are interested in getting involved, please go to the PTO website Francis Wyman PTO and send us an email.

Thank you FW PTO !!!!

Read Across America Day

Thank you to all our celebrity readers for joining Francis Wyman students on Dr. Seuss  - Read Across America Day! We appreciate you giving the students your time and attention. By reading to our students, you are supporting their reading development and modeling a life-long love of reading.

School Committee member Mrs. Kristen Russo read to grade two students. She encouraged students to read for enjoyment.

DPW  Mr. John Sanchez read to our grade four class and answered many excellent questions from the students. The students were learning about measurement and enjoyed hearing about the gallons of water Burlington uses on a daily basis.

Selectman Runyan read Green Eggs and Ham to grade two students. The students enjoyed hearing about being both a fire fighter and a selectman.

Senator Donnelly read Sneetches to grade 3 students. He encouraged them to run for Student Council as a way to become involved. It could lead to a life of public service!
Representative Gordon read his favorite Dr. Seuss book The Lorax to grade 5 students. He too encouraged students to become involved through the Student Council.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

School Connect: a New Way for Families to Get Updates from the Burlington Public Schools

We are excited to add the School Connect app  as  a new way for Burlington families and staff to get updates from Burlington Public Schools! The School Connect App is now live and it will allow users to get updates on school closings and other important news sent directly to their smart devices. This service can be accessed through an app on the Apple or Android market or on the school connect website.
In addition, there is a web-based service that also allows for users to get the same information. As we move forward, this will also allow individual schools, individual teachers, and clubs and activities to send out updates to interested parties.

Monday, March 18, 2013

MCAS Schedule Amendment

Due to the impending severe weather for March 19, 2013, the Department of Education has canceled the Grade 4 Long Compostion.  The revised schedule is:

March 20  Grade 3 MCAS, Reading
March 21  Grade 3 MCAS, Reading
March 22  Grade 4 MCAS, Reading
March 25 – Grade 4 MCAS, Long Composition
March 26 – Grade 4 MCAS, Reading
March 27 – Grade 5 MCAS, Reading
March 28 -  Grade 5 MCAS, Reading
March 29 – No School, Good Friday

Friday, March 15, 2013

Weekly Bulletin

March 15, 2013

Important Dates:
March 15      Grade 5 DARE Pizza Party, Fox Hill School, 6pm – 8pm
March 19 – Grade 4 MCAS, Long Composition
March 20  Grade 3 MCAS, Reading
March 21  Grade 3 MCAS, Reading
March 25  Grade 4 MCAS, Reading
March 26 – Grade 4 MCAS, Reading
March 27 –Grade 5 MCAS, Reading
March 28 - Grade 5 MCAS, Reading
March 29 – No School, Good Friday

Francis Wyman PTO is on Facebook and Twitter!
Search on Facebook for Francis Wyman Elementary PTO and “LIKE” our page to follow events and updates for the school.
And on Twitter @FrancisWymanPTO

50th anniversary of BHS Musicals is looking for alums from past 50 years. Join past cast/crew members immediately following March 22nd performance of Hairspray at a reunion/reception in the lobby of BHS. Former directors will be in attendance, too! For show tickets: or 781-A-FUN-TIC.

Pack 105 Den 2 Wolf Cub Scouts
Project Smile community service project.  Stuffed animal donations.  Collection dates March 25 - April 5.  The donations will be given to local police and fire departments to give out to traumatized children.  Collection boxes will be located in the school lobby.  For stuffed toy donation guidelines go to