Friday, January 27, 2017

Weekly Bulletin January 27, 2017

Upcoming Dates
January 31 - Grade K goes to Aquarium
February 3 and 6 - Grade 4 goes to Lowell Historical Museum
February 6/7 - Kindergarten Registration - 9am -11am 

It's Fish Day!
Our Kindergarten students celebrated "Fish Day"
this morning reading stories, exploring sea life, 
and creating their own colorful sea creatures for display!
Thank you to the Kindergarten team and class volunteers 
for helping our students learn about the big blue sea
in preparation for their upcoming field trip to the New England Aquarium.

Mrs. Duncan reads a fish tale to her captive Kindergarten audience.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Weekly Bulletin ~ January 20, 2017

Upcoming Events

January 26 - Grade 3 goes to the Synphony
January 27 - Grade 2 goes to Mary Poppins
January 31 - Grade K goes to Aquarium
February 3 and 6 - Grade 4 goes to Lowell Historical Museum
February 6/7 - Kindergarten Registration

Sharing Family Artifacts
 Upon the invitation of Mrs. Ski & Mrs. Leary's 1st grade class, Mrs. McDonald shared her personal artifact called a "dream jar" with these students.  The class then drew a picture and wrote a museum caption to describe the artifact and its importance.  These students are learning about their own family's heritage and preparing to share a personal artifact with their class.  I can't wait to see the finished artifact journals that each student is creating!

Community Events

Friday, February 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, 123  Cambridge St, Burlington. Burlington Community Concert Series presents The Capital Jazz Orchestra, Clayton “Skip” Poole, Music Director, in “A Centennial Celebration to the “First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald! Featuring Count Basie alum and Ella Fitzgerald protégé Ms. Carmen Bradford. Free interactive workshop/lecture from 6-7 by jazz educator, Ms. Nanette Perrotte. Tickets: $25 adults, $20 senior citizens, $5 students; includes light reception;, 781-A-FUN-TIC, and at door.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Weekly Bulletin

Upcoming Dates to Remember

January 23 - Kindergarten Report Cards go home
January 27 - 2nd grade field trip to see Mary Poppins
January 31 - Kindergarten field trip to NE Aquarium
February 6,7 - Kindergarten Registration at FW

Francis Wyman students continue to "SOAR" as they work to earn coupons for continuously demonstrating Outstanding Effort.  These coupons are randomly selected across all grade levels and students are given the opportunity to spin the "Wheel of Wyman" to uncover the school wide prize waiting to be revealed on our puzzle.  This is what has been uncovered so far ~ any guesses?
Building our Enrichment Opportunities
Enrichment math activities

Students have many opportunities both during the day and after school to participate in extension and enrichment activities.  Students practice math and critical thinking skills on their iPads, dress warmly to participate in the ski club on Tuesday afternoons, get assistance with their homework in the FW Homework Club, and can also join the Service Learning Club, Friendship Club, or Math Olympiad.  There are always numerous opportunities for students at FW to further develop their talents and interests!

Ski Club members
Mrs. Goguen offers help to a student in Homework Club

Community News
Dear Francis Wyman parents--Please consider joining Burlington Womenade, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) non-profit) for a fun, potluck social event on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:00pm to benefit a Francis Wyman third grader, Jaiden Mohan-Monestere, who has been fighting a rare blood disorder.  The event will be hosted at the home of fellow Francis Wyman parents, Megan and Steven Worsham, 7 College Road, Burlington, MA 01803.  To find out more about the event, including how to rsvp, please visit our event facebook page (  Can't make the event but want to help?  Tax deductible donations can be made by making a check out to Burlington Womenade, Inc., 7 Anna Rd., Burlington, MA 01803.  Thank you!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Weekly Reminder 1/9/17

Upcoming Dates to Remember

January 11- Kindergarten Information Night @ BHS 7:00pm
January 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
February 6 and 7 - FW Kindergarten Registration 

Lock down practice drill - Today at Francis Wyman, in conjunction with the Burlington Police Department, we practiced a lock down drill which helps students and staff prepare for an emergency within our school.  Teachers reviewed these procedures with all students and reinforced the message that our number 1 priority is to help kids be safe at school.  This drill took place at approximately 9:20 am and lasted 15 minutes.  Teachers and local police officers were available to support students and answer any questions they might have.  My goal is to make you aware of the importance of this drill and to help reinforce to your children that our job is to help them feel safe and protected here at school.  If you have any questions or need more information, please do not hesitate to call the school.

        Francis Wyman community celebrates "Acts of Kindness"
                             at our last SOARS Assembly...
Soar Squad performs a skit to teach students KINDNESS!
All students helped to create an "Act of Kindness"  chain.
This was a reminder to all students that one small act of
kindness can start a chain reaction!
Students from all grade levels participated in a relay 
to create Teacher Snowmen. 

The final "snowmen" up on their platform to receive
their students' recognition!

Our students and teachers are amazing and I am so proud of
the acts of kindness that are displayed every day here at FW!