Friday, September 12, 2014

Weekly Bulletin

Bridges Program
We would like to introduce you to a program taking place at Francis Wyman this year.  BRIDGES:  Growing Older, Growing Together is an award-winning intergenerational program that promotes mutual respect, understanding, and friendships between elementary school students and older adults in the community.
In this program, adult senior volunteers from the community visit students once a week for six weeks. Working in small groups under the guidance of the classroom teacher, the students and seniors discuss and compare life experiences, share their thoughts and observations about themselves, and enjoy learning from one another.
For this program to be a success, we need volunteers from our community. We have found grandparents of students attending the school are particularly wonderful!  We are asking all parents of Francis Wyman students, (not just fourth graders) to ask grandparents, neighbors, or friends over 55 years of age if they would be willing to participateThis program is fun and rewarding for all. 
Below are the dates for the sessions.  To register,  volunteers should contact Marge McDonald, Director of the Burlington Senior Center, at 781.270.1950, or sign up online at:, by September 29, 2014.
Bridges Together • Francis Wyman Elementary • 2015
Thursday afternoons from 1:00-2:00 PM at Francis Wyman Elementary School
Six consecutive weeks: October 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20.
Reunion with students at Burlington Senior Center on a Monday morning, date t.b.d.
Thanks very much for your support!
The Bridges Together Leadership Team

Truck Day
A & F Bus Company invites you to help us FILL THAT BUS with non-perishable, unexpired food to benefit the Burlington Food Pantry.

Please bring your donation to Burlington Truck Day on Sunday September 14th between 10am & 3pm.

Look for the A&F school bus parked on the Burlington Common! 

Donations are also accepted at Shaw’s Supermarket - there will be a school bus at Shaw's too!

Items most needed at this time:

Peanut Butter, Jelly
Cereal and oatmeal
Pancake syrup, 
Beef soups, clam chowder
Personal hygiene items: razors, bars of soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes
Canned veggies: corn, peas, sliced potatoes, beets, mixed veggies, carrots, etc.
Snacks: crackers, granola bars, cake mix, brownie mix, raisins, trail mix, etc.
Baked beans, kidney beans, black beans, etc.
Coffee, tea, and cocoa
Juice (100% juice)
Spaghetti sauce

Adopt-A-Class 2019
Sunday, October 12th at Burton’s Grill – private Patriots football viewing party from 11:30-4:00 PMTickets are $25 and include appetizers, cash bar, and the chance to participate in raffles/silent auctions.Mail check to Denise Griffin c/o Adopt a Class 2019 (payable Adopt a Class 2019) or purchase at door.
Credit card info coming soon!
For more information:

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