Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Weekly Bulletin - December 23, 2015

Upcoming Events-

January 4 - Return to School
January 5 - Confidentiality Meeting, 8:00am

A request from the cafeteria... Food Services is looking for helpers in the BHS kitchens.  The pay is $10 per hour.  If interested, please call Karen Damaso, 781-270-8167.  

One of Francis Wyman's Favorite 
Holiday Traditions!
The 5 Kindergarten classes at FW performed their version of the classic
 Nutcracker dances for parents, staff & students to enjoy!
The performance is a yearly tradition that we look forward to
eagerly each year!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Francis Wyman!
Enjoy the vacation with your family & friends.
My best,
Mrs. McDonald

Friday, December 18, 2015

Weekly Bulletin - December 18, 2015

Upcoming Events
December 21 - 23 - Eversource Lightbulb Pick-up, Orders are in!
December 22 - 8:45am Kindergarten Nutcracker Show for parents
December 23 - Full Day of School
December 24 - January 1 - Winter Vacation, no school
January 4 - Return to school

Additional PTO news... Spiritwear orders will be at Francis Wyman School early next week.  Check the PTO enews for an update and be on the lookout for the items in your child's backpack. We are aware that some items are for holiday gifts.  Those items will remain here at school for parents to pick-up. 

Service Learning Club
Mrs. Casey and Mrs. Schnee are leading the Monday afternoon Service Learning Club here at FWS.   These grade 2 - 5 students work together on community projects.  To check our their projects, click this link:

Winter Concert 
~Season of Light~
The 4th and 5th grade band and chorus classes showed off their musical talents this week in a stunning musical performance called The Season of Light!  Dressed in festive holiday outfits, the students played a variety of instruments including violins and cellos, and sang their hearts out to a packed auditorium of both classmates and families alike!  Their enthusiasm and talents, led by our dedicated music and band teachers, never cease to amaze me!
A talented 4th grade strings ensemble.

Students shine their lights brightly for all the
"world" to see!!

 First grade students show off their reindeers after listening to Mrs. McDonald read A Christmas Wish.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Weekly Bulletin - December 11, 2015

Dates to Remember

December 16 - Winter Concert (4th grade @ 6pm and 5th grade @ 7pm)

December 18 - Ugly Sweater Day - Bring a donation for Cradles to Crayons

December 24 - January 1 - Winter Vacation (return to school on January 4)

Hour of Code a Great Success at FW!

Francis Wyman students of all grade levels participated in various coding activities throughout the week.  The children were excited to participte in computer programming activities and loved watching their finished product in action!  All students were highly motivated and engaged in helping each other experience a high level of success with coding.  Thanks to Mr. Schersten and all the teachers that took part in this exciting learning opportunity!

Blossoming Broadway Stars!

Miss Gilbert's 2nd grade reading superstars, Connor & Delaney, act out the Piggy story Invited to a Party for their 2nd grade classmates and Mrs. McDonald.  Complete with character voices, costume changes, and props, these students did an amazing job showing off their hard work in reading to a captive audience.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Student Council Announcement

The Francis Wyman Student Council is running a clothing drive for Cradles to Crayons.  Please Help Us!  We are collecting gently used and new toys, books, shoes, socks, coats, hats, mittens, clothes, and scarves from now until December 18. If a student brings in an item to donate, they will be able to participate in Twin Day this Friday (12/11) and Ugly Sweater Day next Friday (12/18).

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Weekly Bulletin December 4, 2015

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Upcoming Dates to Remember

December 7   - Last Day for the Scholastic Book Fair in the library
                       - Service Club begins after school
December 10 - Homework Club Session 3 begins
December 16 - Used Bookstore Open from 8:00am -8:30am for students
                                                        WINTER CONCERT
                                           - 6pm Grade 4 Winter Concert
                                           - 7pm Grade 5 Winter Concert
                                                       (in FW auditorium)

Questions about Special Education Laws?
Do you know your special education rights?  Ever have questions about what rights you have as a parent?  

Join us for a night of question & answer with Special Education Attorney, Joseph Presti, Esq. Learn the basics of the special education process and your rights as a parent while asking questions that pertain to your own child or experience.

Tuesday, December 8th
7:00 pmMarion Tavern
Presented by Special Education Attorney, Joseph Presti, Esq.
*doors open at 6:30

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Weekly Bulletin Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Upcoming Events
November 30 - Report Cards Go Home
November 30 - New Coding Club begins after school
December 1 - 8:00am Confidentiality Meeting 
December 3 - No School for students, Parent Conferences
December 4 - 8:30am Math Title I Coffee Hour

Third Grade classes entertained us on Tuesday with a Concert for our Tummies.  The new violinists joined the concert and gave us a wonderful treat to start our holiday season.

CARES Assembly!
A whole school assembly  celebrated our compassion, enthusiasm, and accomplishments today with awards, singing, dancing and a "pin the tail on the turkey" relay with the entire school cheering them on!  A fun, festive way to bring our Francis Wyman community together and share all that we are thankful for.


Monday, November 23, 2015

A note from the Nurse

Second Post From the Nurse's Office:

There have been a few cases of lice in some of the schools.  The nurses would like to remind the parents to check their children's heads at least once a week.  Remind your children to avoid sharing personal items (i.e., combs, brushes, hats, helmets, hair accessories).  Also, please remind the girls to put their hair up or pulled back. We would appreciate all communication about any cases of lice.  If your child has lice or has recently been treated for lice, please notify the school nurse. All children who are absent due to lice must be checked by the school nurse before re-admission to school.  An adult must accompany the students to the nurse's office the morning of return.  Thank You.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Weekly Bulletin, November 20, 2015

Upcoming Events

November 24 - 8:30am - Grade 3 Thanksgiving Concert  
November 25 - 1/2 day of school, dismissal at 11:15am
November 26, 27 - No School - Thanksgiving break

The Student Council asked all students at Francis Wyman to share what they are most thankful for and created a colorful holiday display of our "thankful thoughts".  Thank-you to Ms. Kalsi & Mrs. Heald for their continued support of the student council and also for sponsoring our most recent food drive that collected multiple boxes of food to be donated to the local food pantry.   Great job FW!

The Bridges Program Wraps Up Another Successful Year!

Fourth grade students and the senior volunteers from the Bridges Program celebrated their final session together sharing each other's perspective of what they consider the "perfect age".  Thank-you to Katie Bercury and the 4th grade teachers for providing this positive experience and opportunity to build intergenerational connections that will last a lifetime!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Parent Advisory Council

Burlington PAC presents
Tuesday, November 17th
7:00 PM at the Marion Tavern
Presented by Jenn Scheffer

Do you feel as though you're struggling to stay ahead of the technology curve?
In this session, designed for parents of k-12 students, you will learn about the latest technology tools your child may be using.
You'll walk away understanding how to guide and support your child in today's digital world.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Weekly Bulletin November 13, 2015

Upcoming Events

November 17 - Picture Retakes and Absentee Day.  For more information, see the previous post.
November 18 - Grade 3 goes to Plimoth Plantation
November 18 - Used Bookstore Open (if you're interested in volunteering, please call Donna Murphy at 781-238-6859)
November 24 - 8:30am - Thanksgiving Concert for Grade 3
November 25 - 1/2 day of school, stay tuned for dismissal time
November 26, 27 - no school, HAPPY THANKSGIVING

LOST and FOUND will be donated to Cradles to Crayons before Thanksgiving.  Here's a picture of all the lovely items.  Please encourage your children to check it for lost coats, hats, sweatshirts, etc. Anything look familiar?

Thanks again to the PTO for providing an Artist in Residence (Mosaic Oasis) who completed the Francis Wyman Falcon Mosiac tile art.  It is now on display in the main lobby!  

FAMILY FUN ALERT!!! The Burlington Community Concert Series presents “A Holiday Pops Concert, featuring the Lexington Symphony,” on Sunday, December 6 at 3:00 pm. The holiday event takes place in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street. It promises to be a fun filled family concert with popular seasonal carols, sing-alongs and a visit from the man in the red suit! For young and old, bring ‘em all! Tix: $5-$25,, 781-A-FUN-TIC and at the door.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Weekly Bulletin - November 6, 2015

Upcoming Events:
November 10: Professional Development, no school for students
November 11:  Veteran's Day, no school
November 12:  Carnival Planning Meeting, 6:30 FWS library
November 17:  Picture Make-up or Re-takes*
*For students who were absent on the original picture day, please pick up a form in the office.  For those who need their portrait package retaken, please return your entire package (class photos can be kept).  Order forms are not necessary for retakes.  Please call the office if you have questions. 781-270-1701

Thank-you to the PTO for sponsoring a fun, frightful evening of festivities with the FW Halloween Dance last week!  Throughout the week students celebrated with door decorating, a costume parade, dancing, arts & crafts, and games.  As the calendar turns to November, we are grateful for the mild weather and all the people that make Francis Wyman such a wonderful place to learn and grow!

Used Bookstore Volunteers Needed
Bookstore Volunteers Urgently Needed to begin the program.
Please volunteer one hour on one Wednesday morning a month.  You come to the school at 7:45 and go to the cafe.  You put the used books on the tables, the kids come in and you help them buy the books.  Then we repack the books.  You can bring your children with you.  Please consider this program.  We may not be able to continue it with the limited volunteers that we have.  Please call or email Mrs. Donna Murphy- or 781-238-5859

The Burlington Education Foundation is pleased to announce:
 2015 BEF Fall Raffle
 Please consider purchasing a Fall Raffle ticket to support the BEF. Your donation will help fund grant requests for creative and innovative curriculum enrichment programs.
                                            *** All Prize Values $500 to $1,000 ***
 Grand PrizeMercedes-Benz of Burlington:  “Mercedes-Benz Luxury Vehicle for a Week”  ($1,000 value)
2nd Prize – Papa Razzi Metro: Neapolitan Pizza-making class with Complimentary Beverages for 10  ($750 value)
3rd Prize – Tuscan Kitchen: Exclusive Chef’s Table Dinner at Tuscan Kitchen for 8  ($750 value)
4th Prize – Redstone American Bar & Grill: “Dinner On Us” Gift Certificate  ($750 value)
5th Prize – Osteria Nino: Roman Dinner and Regional Wine Pairing for 4  ($500 value)
 *** Enter to win! Take a chance to support the BEF ***
 Raffle tickets can be purchased online through our secure donation website at the link below.
 The Burlington Education Foundation
The Burlington Education Foundation (BEF) is a non-profit organization supporting educational excellence in Burlington Public Schools. Our mission is to channel donations from businesses and individuals to provide Burlington educators with an additional source of funding for creative ideas that demonstrate innovation, collaboration, and have a potentially broad impact upon students and the school district.