Friday, February 28, 2014

Weekly Bulletin

School News:
Today was a very special Dr. Seuss -  Read Across America Day!  Thanks to Mrs. Murphy for organizing the entire event.  We were very fortunate to have some special visitors, including: Selectman Hartling, Chief Kent, Dr. Conti, Town Administrator Petrin, Selectman Grattan, State Representative Gordon, Mr. Larkin, Captain Skeehan, Senator Donnelly, Officer Cross, and School Committee Member Kristin Russo.   Thanks, also, to all of our parent volunteers who came to read.  The students were very excited to have everyone at school!                                                                                                                                                                    
On February 7, the Francis Wyman Staff showed their support of the American Heart Association... 

Calling All Francis Wyman Parents: Please Help With This Year's School Carnival on Saturday, March 8th
The PTO needs Your Help with any of the following:
1) Volunteer to help out at the Carnival on Saturday, March 8th - Sign up at or email
2) Donate a Cake for the Cake Walk! Can be Store-Bought OR Made/Decorated at Home. Contact with any questions.
3) Donate a Themed Gift Basket, Tickets or a Raffle Prize for the Raffle Table! Any theme is welcome - Feel free to collaborate with other families! Contact with any questions.
4) Donate Individually-Wrapped Items for the Bake Sale. NO NUTS please. Contact with any questions.

Not sure what to do with your kids this summer? 
We’d like to help!The Memorial Elementary School PTO will be hosting a Summer Activity/Camp Fair to get the word out on fun summer activities for Burlington children. Please join us to get more information on the many activities in the local area!
What: Summer Activity Fair 
When: March 20, 2014
Where: Memorial School, 125 Winn St
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Other: If you or someone you know has a local camp or business that would like to promote at this event, please contact Laura Vittum at

Other News:
Burlington Girl Scout Troop 77235 is working on their Bronze Award. The troop is hosting a food drive to benefit the Burlington Food Pantry. From February 28th until March 13th,food donation boxes will be set up in the lobbies of  Fox Hill School, Pine Glen School, Francis Wyman School, and Memorial School. The food pantry is in need of pasta, pasta sauce, breakfast foods such as oatmeal and cereal, and any other non-perishable foods. The troop will also be at Shaw's in Burlington on March 8th from 12pm -4pm to collect food for the pantry. Please help this great cause.
The next session of the Burlington Public Schools Early Learner Series is Thursday, March 6th.  We have pushed back the time slightly to help make it more convenient for everyone, so the session will take place from 7:00 - 8:00pm in the Room B3 of the Burlington Early Childhood Center (BECC).  The topic for this month’s discussion is fine and gross motor skills.  We will cover specific components in each area, how they impact student learning, and how you can help facilitate growth at home.  As usual, we will leave ample time to answer questions, address concerns, and troubleshoot any existing challenges you may come across in this area.  We look forward to seeing everyone Thursday night!

-Tiffany D’Abbraccio, M.S.Ed. and Naomi O’Brien, M.Ed, BCBA

Friday, February 14, 2014

Weekly Bulletin

At School
Thank you to Mrs. Peabody and Ms. Potts for a wonderful Grade 1 Winter Concert.  The students did a terrific job and all the hard work paid off!  We also had a very successful Invention Convention in Grade 4 today.  Great job students and teachers!  

Calling All Francis Wyman Parents: the PTO needs your help with this year's School Carnival! Please volunteer to help out on Saturday, March 8th - Sign up on the Carnival Site ( or email

Around Town
This March, BBSA is excited to host 4 Junior Softball Clinics geared toward 2nd grade girls, first year players, or to any girl wishing to improve their skills. This is a no cost clinic to be held at the Francis Wyman Gymnasium Saturday March 15, 22, 29 and April 5th from 4 - 5:30pm.  Requirements:  Your child must be registered for the 2014 season through BBSA Online to be eligible and must bring a glove and a drink.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Correction to the Art Blog site...

The art blog was incorrectly posted last week.  Instead, please 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Weekly Bulletin

At School

Please visit Mrs. Kerr's Art Room blog.  It is loaded with information about our recent ceramic Artist in Residence.

A reminder about Valentine Cards.  Please do not send any food items, gum, candy, etc in with student Valentine Cards.  Thank you for you attention to our current policy.

Please prepare your children for outdoor recess every day.  We do try to have recess outside whenever we can.  (We require a clear play area and 20 degrees to go out).  Hats, mittens, snow pants, and jackets are proper attire for recess. Thank you!

The nurse's office is in need of gently used sweatpants for boys and girls size 6 - 12.  When cleaning out your closets at home, please think of the FWS nurse's office.

Around Town
BHS HOCKEY TO PURPLE THE PALACE: On Wednesday February 12, 2014, the BHS Red Devils and the Stoneham High School Spartans will participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer game for the American Cancer Society.
Both teams are dedicating this game to helthe American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. The teams will play in honor of two young men who have both been courageously battling cancer, Marty Wells of Burlington and Brandon McCarthy of Stoneham. Raffle items, purple bracelets, 50/50 will all be included in this fun evening. The games will be held at the Burlington Ice Palace on February 12th. The Boys’ game begins at 6:15 p.m.and the Girls’ game at 8:00.