Friday, December 15, 2017

Weekly Bulletin - December 15, 2017

Dates to Remember

December 21 - Kindergarten Performs the Nutcracker 9:00am
December 25 - January 1, 2018 - Winter Vacation
December 29 - 11:00am - PTO Family Skate at O'Brien Rink in Woburn. See PTO website for details.
January 2, 2018 - Return to School

Student Council wrapped up the Pajama Drive on Wednesday!  We teamed up with Scholastic this year, who will provide a new book to all pajama recipients. Grade 1 collected the greatest number of new PJs and therefore wins a Pajama Day on Friday, December 22.  Congratulations to the entire school for collecting over 240 sets of PJs.  Thank you for your generosity and supporting this worthy cause!

Name the Alligator Contest Winner!
Congrats to Madelyn in Mrs. Scott's 2nd-grade classroom who named the alligator, Elbert. Thank you to Mrs. Pavlicek and the Science Center Team for bringing us fabulous animals, lessons, and experiments. Be watching for a "DIY" snow experiment for the winter break. 

Hour of Code in Action

Mrs. Guanci's kindergarten students work together with a partner to practice new coding skills they are learning in the Library/Learning Commons.  It's never too young to start coding!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Weekly Bulletin - December 8, 2017

Dates to Remember
December 21 - Kindergarten Performs the Nutcracker 9:00am
December 25 - January 1, 2018 - Winter Vacation
January 2, 2018 - Return to School

Winter Concert Highlights!
Great concert presented by the Grade 4 and 5 chorus, band, and orchestra this week! Thank you to Mrs. Peabody, Mr. Dugan, Mrs. Gendron, and Mr. Samulak for all their hard work during the fall to get ready for the show.  A special thanks goes to Deb Gruber for volunteering her time to accompany the chorus.  Terrific job by all!

Hour of Code
When students visited the Learning Commons (library) this week, they used their time in the maker stations to CODE.  The programs they used were:

Hands on: Kibo

Educational App with Manipulatives: Osmo Coding

Friday, November 17, 2017

Weekly Bulletin November 15, 2017

Upcoming Events
November 22 - Half Day of School, 11:15am dismissal
November 23, 24 - No School, Thanksgiving
November 28 - Report Cards go home for Grade 1 - 5
November 30 - Parent Conferences, no school for students
December 7 - Grade 4 (6:00pm) Winter Concert
                                         Grade 5 (7:15pm) Winter Concert

Francis Wyman Spiritwear!  
Flyers went home with students last week, and we'd like to remind parents that orders are due by November 22, 2017.  To see all the items and to place an order, please visit Falcon Spiritwear.

Today we celebrated the culmination of our SOAR incentive for Self-Control.  Over the last month, the students earned 4827 SOAR coupons for demonstrating self-control in the classroom, hallway, cafeteria, and bus line.  The students got to wear silly hats and enjoy extra recess with sidewalk chalk and a dance party!
Here are some pics of the crazy hats...


More Pictures from Grade 5 at Camp Bournedale...


Friday, November 10, 2017

Veteran's Day Assembly

Francis Wyman Honors its Veterans!
All Francis Wyman staff and students gathered together this past Wednesday to celebrate and honor our veterans who represented all branches of the armed services.  Across the grade levels, students sang songs, read poems and letters, learned about the meaning of our American Flag, and took time to personally say "thank-you" to each of the veterans that joined us.  We were honored to celebrate this special day with Fathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, and Husbands that took the time to join us for this Veteran's Day celebration.   THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

Weekly Bulletin November 9, 2017

Upcoming Dates to Remember

November 14 - 8:45am - Grade 3 Thanksgiving Concert
November 22 - Half Day of School, 11:15am dismissal
November 23, 24 - No School, Thanksgiving

Congratulations to this month's SOAR award winners!

These students from all grade levels were selected by their teachers to receive an award for demonstrating Self-Control as part of our schoolwide SOAR values. 

In addition, Principal Pride awards were distributed to our students participating in the Service Learning Club and all the 4th grade classes for their active participation in the Bridges program.  Also,  Mr. Stead was recognized for his work in facilitating the development of our Francis Wyman school/community garden.  Thank you to all of these students and staff members for their positive impact on our school.