Friday, September 26, 2014

Weekly Bulletin Sept. 26, 2014

Principal's Notes
The students have all strapped on their "thinking caps" here at Francis Wyman and have gotten down to the serious business of reading and writing within all subject areas.  Students are engaged in telling their individual stories, adding details, and writing personal narratives.  Editing and rewriting are also part of this process with many final products being published on student IPads.  The effort displayed by all students is evident in their published written work and I am impressed with the development I see in their writing every day!   See this weeks pictures below!  I hope you get the chance to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend and take in the New England fall festivities!

School News:
Due to scheduling conflicts this school year (4th and 5th grade lunch/recess does not overlap) , student council will be a Grade 5 activity.  We apologize for the change.  

Burlington Parent Advisory Council welcomes you to the 2014-2015 school year!
PAC is a resource providing support and education to parents and families on Special Education issues and services.
Mark your calendar for our first event:

PAC and Special Education Department Open House
October 1, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Marion Tavern*, Burlington MA

Join us for a night out in your community and kick off the new school year at the newly restored Marion Tavern. Come and meet this year's PAC board and hear what the PAC has planned for the 2014-2015 school year. Also in attendance will be Louise D’Amato, Director of Special Education as well as special education staff from various schools. Hear about new developments in special education including new and improved programming, added staff positions and where we are headed as a district.  There will be a brief discussion of special education programming, time for question and answers as well as the opportunity to speak with some of our special education staff. Don’t miss this informative night out! Refreshments will be served.

*Marion Tavern is located on Center Street next to the Burlington Recreation Department

This year the PAC has a variety of informative topics and speakers planned so keep an eye out for our calendar of events. Be sure to check our website for updates at


Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Help fight breast cancer through dance, music and community while you raise funds for global research that could ultimately save millions of lives worldwide.

Join us for the Party in Pink!--Zumba for Breast Cancer! Grab a friend, wear your pink & come join the fun while supporting a wonderful cause!

Mark your calendar!
When:  October 17th 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Francis Wyman Gym
What:   Zumba class taught by certified Zumba instructor and Francis Wyman mom, Elise Abbott
How much: $10.00 cash at the door.

-75% of the proceeds will go to Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention (in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation)
-The remaining 25% will go to the Francis Wyman PTO.

Registration is limited, so don't delay! Email  to reserve your spot today!

***This event is for adults only****

FANTASTIC PUMPKIN FAIR at Fox Hill ... Friday night, October 17, 2014 - 6-9 pm at the Fox Hill School. Come join in the fun of our annual fall tradition. Great games, fall crafts, fabulous prizes and a few good scares. 
The ever popular Haunted Hallway will be sure to fright, along with many old favorites: Moon Bounce, Cake Walk, Pumpkin Painting, Spin Art, Face Painting, Duck Pond, Pizza, Cupcake Decorating, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, 
Raffles, plus lots more games and activities. Admission is free; tickets for each activity/game can be purchased at the door. Open to the public. For additional information, contact Julie Quinn at

Pictures of the week!


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