Friday, September 30, 2016

Weekly Bulletin - September 30, 2016

Weekly Bulletin - September 30, 2016

Upcoming Events:
October 4 - Grade 4 Rocket Launch
October 3 - 14 - Community Outreach Pet Food Drive *see below
October 6,7 - Grade 3 Field Trip - Burlington History
October 13 - Grade K Field Trip - Franklin Park Zoo
October 14 - Grade 1 Field Trip - Drumlin Farm

Welcome Mrs. Ardizzoni & Mrs. Carney

Two additional new members of our Francis Wyman team include Michelle Ardizzoni, IT Specialist, and Megan Carney, school librarian.  These two ladies make a dynamic team working together to support teachers and students alike with integrating technology, exploring research tools, and sharing high quality literature across all grade levels and throughout all areas of the curriculum.  We are so fortunate to have them here to share their enthusiasm and love of learning!  Welcome aboard.

Camp Bournedale 2016
Grade 5 students enjoyed their adventure at Camp Bournedale last week. Many smiling faces were found where students helped on a lobster boat, completed an adventure course, and disected a shark.  Family style meals were served and the students enjoyed bunking in cabins together.  This tradition will surely be their favorite FW memory!

Hungry Bowl Pet Food Drive Community Outreach -- Please help reach our goal!

During the first 2 weeks of October, Francis Wyman Elementary School is participating in a community outreach program called the Hungry Bowl Pet Food Drive.

This drive is sponsored by PSI (Pet Sitters International) and is an international effort to collect pet food for local shelters throughout the month of October.

A Better Way Pet Sitting Service will be hosting the Hungry Bowl® Pet Food Drive at Francis Wyman from October 3 through October 14. All pet food collected will be donated at the end of the month to Northeast Animal Shelter and MSPCA Nevins Farm. Thank you to Wendi Dellemonico for helping coordinate this effort.

If you would like to participate, please have your child bring into school any dog or cat food that you would like to donate and place it in the pet collection barrel located in the lobby of Francis Wyman. (See photo below) Any type of dry or canned food is acceptable.

Shelters are experiencing greater need than ever before—but we feel confident that the students at Francis Wyman can help make a huge difference in the lives of shelter pets while they await their "Forever Homes".

Thank you for consideration of this effort.  We appreciate any donation you can provide!
 Mrs. Dellemonico and her toy poodle Toby greeted the Kindergarten and 1st grade classes of FW.  They learned about his journey and how he became a therapy dog before getting a chance to meet him up close and personal.  Toby has many new friends after his Francis Wyman visit!

**Board of Health offering Flu Vaccine for Children by Appointment
During September and October

The Burlington Board of Health will be providing influenza vaccinations for children ages 6 months – 18 years by appointment only. Flu injection is available for ages 6 months to 18 years. All children are eligible for free vaccine regardless of insurance status and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. To schedule an appointment, please call 781-270-1955. As per the CDC, the nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) will not be available this flu season.

Pumpkin Patch
Help support the Burlington Food Pantry by purchasing a pumpkin at the 4th annual People Helping People Pumpkin Patch from October 2 through October 31. The Pumpkin Patch is located at St. Mark’s Church, 10 St. Mark’s Road in Burlington. The patch is open Monday through Friday from 12 to 6PM and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11-6PM. 100% of the profits benefits People Helping People and the Burlington Food Pantry.

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