Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Weekly Bulletin November 26, 2014

We hope you have an enjoyable Thanksgiving Day!  Today at FWS, the Kindergarten classes celebrated with a Thanksgiving Celebration, all donning either Pilgrim or Native American costumes. The entire school gathered for a CARES Assembly, which included activities like, Accelerated Reader Awards, a Turkey Relay Race, and a surprise visit by Ms. Pavlicek and her Peregrine Falcon.
Enjoy the long weekend.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Weekly Update - 11/21/2014

School News and Pics:
**November 26 is a 1/2 day of school!  Dismissal is approximately 11:15am. Thanksgiving Break is Nov. 27 and Nov. 28.  Enjoy your holiday!**
Nurse's News
The nurse's office is in need of gently used sweatpants for all children's sizes.  Please consider making a donation if you happen to be cleaning out your closets!  Thank You!! Also, please remember to have your children dress appropriately for the winter weather. Coats, hats, mittens, boats and snowpants if it's snowing are all recommended. Happy Winter!

Student Council is collecting gently used warm winter coats in all sizes for people in need. We are accepting donations from December 1 - 19. If you donate, you can participate in Ugly Sweater Day on December 19! Thank yoiu for all the donation to the Burlington Food Pantry this week.  We proudly delivered 9 boxes of food to the pantry this afternoon.  

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Shabari Khaire is an active volunteer in the Art Room with students of Grades 5, 4, & 3. Shabari is a former art teacher, and enjoys spending her available time in creating art. Several students have received individual design assistance with the guidance of Mrs. Khaire. Any parent wishing to volunteer at Francis Wyman School needs to receive a CORI background check through the Superintendent's Office and also meet with our principal, Mrs. McDonald.

Click the link below to watch Shabari weaving a belt. Students in grade 5 will be practicing various weaving techniques over the next few weeks. 

3rd Grade Students Perform 

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Many families and students enjoyed a musical treat performed by the FW 3rd grade students on Friday morning.  We greatly appreciate the time and talent that our dedicated music teachers, Mrs. Peabody & Ms. Potts, provide to all of our students.  Great Job 3rd grade!!

Thank-you to the PTO for supporting a community fund-

raiser event at Flatbread Pizza this week.

Good food, good friends, good times had by all.

Student accident insurance is available through ISI New England.  If you are interested in purchasing insurance for your child, information and enrollment forms are available online at  When you reach the home page select MASSACHUSETTS Enrollment Form (Voluntary).

Friday, November 14, 2014

Weekly Bulletin November 14, 2014

School News and Pics
November 26th is a half day of school before Thanksgiving break. Dismissal is approximately 11:15AM.  

School Mascot Coming Soon The school vote for a new mascot continued this week.  All the entries were counted last week, and the top ten were placed on the ballot.  Students voted for one of the following:  Flamingos, Fish, Wizards, Tigers, Falcons, Huskies, Bulldogs, Devils, Patriots, and Phoenix.  The votes will be counted by next Monday and then students will have an opportunity to submit a drawing for our new mascot design.  We're hoping for the unveiling of our new mascot logo at our school-wide CARES assembly on November 26th!!

Picture Retake Day - is scheduled for November 21st.  If your child missed picture day in October, please be prepared for pictures on 11/21.  If you would like to have your child's picture retaken, the entire package must be returned on 11/21.  If you have questions, please call O'Connor Studios at 978-640-6250

PTO members Shannon Tedesco and Andrea Gray helped Mrs. Conley paint the FW sign near the flagpole on Tuesday.  It was in desperate need of a face lift.  The blue sign near the entrance will be replaced later this year!  Lookin' Good FW!
                    Thank-you ladies for all of your efforts in making the front of our school look fabulous!
Library News - 
The Francis Wyman Book Fair will be held fromcember 1 - 9, 2014
Online shopping will begin Nov. 26th and run through December 12th.  
The link below is for our Book Fair Homepage and will also allow for ON-Line shopping:

Please stop by the Fair before or after your teacher/parent conference.

Please join us for our upcoming presentation:  ____________________________________________________
Monday, November 17th
Marion Tavern*
Presented by Naomi O’Brien M. Ed
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), BPS

This workshop will discuss how to help bridge the gap between school and home behavior and create positive behavior systems for any environment. We will explore and discuss the four areas of the Life Skills Curriculum which is currently implemented throughout the district:  Instruction-Following, Functional Language Skills, Tolerance Skills, and Empathy Skills.  Strategies around how to teach these skills, reinforce them at home, as well as differentiate both the teaching and skill selection will be discussed.
*Marion Tavern is located next to the Burlington police department. 
Doors open at 66:30 presentation begins at 7:00
If you have any questions please contact Lisa DeRosa at

Second grade students in Mrs. Screnci's class explore their new manipulative tens and ones blocks before getting down to the serious business of adding groups of 10 to a number.  Great teamwork was demonstrated by all the students!

4th and 5th graders take time to read, discuss, write and share their ideas with their classmates.  Francis Wyman students are motivated readers and demonstrate their enthusiasm for reading in many ways including the Accelerated Reader program which is recognized weekly at Francis Wyman.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Weekly Bulletin November 7, 2014

School News
Francis Wyman is in pursuit of a new mascot and we need the help of students and parents.  This week at school, our first goal was to think of a name.  All students had an opportunity to think of a new mascot.  Some ideas were the Francis Wyman Eagles or Francis Wyman Cougars or Francis Wyman Little Devils.   The office will compile a list of the top ten selections and the entire school will take a vote next week.  Once decided, students will have an opportunity to draw our mascot.  All decisions will be made prior to the Thanksgiving break and announced at the CARES assembly on November 26th.  

Volunteers needed for our school used bookstore.  Can you offer one hour a month on a Wednesday morning from 7:40 - 8:40AM to help at our bookstore?  We are looking for parent volunteers to put out books, help students choose books and clean up.  Please email Mrs. Murphy, Reading Specialist at or call 781-238 6859.  Thank you.

Francis Wyman Food Drive
Please donate to the Burlington Food Pantry!
They are currently in need of:
canned sauce, canned tomatoes, canned vegetables, microwave popcorn, trail mix, crackers, toothpaste, and toothbrushes, as well as other nonperishable items.
If you donate, you can participate in Silly Hat Day on November 26.

PTO News