Friday, February 17, 2017

Weekly Bulletin Friday, February 17, 2017

Upcoming Dates to Remember
February 20 - 24 - No School, Winter Vacation
February 27 - General PTO Meeting, 6:30pm @ FW
March 2 - Read Across America Day!
March 2 - All Town Band Concert, 7pm
March 3 - Grade level raffle basket donations due
March 11 - Family Carnival 10am - 2pm

Falcon Times - Read the latest school newspaper here.

Lost Hat  ~ During the second grade concert this week, a Patriots hat was left behind in the auditorium.  Could it belong to you?  Call the office...781-273-7613

Friendship Club created yet another blanket...

SOAR INCENTIVE DAY  - Outstanding Effort Coupons were earned by students over the last month and the culminating  event was held today... PAJAMA DAY!  Check out these pics...
Mrs. Duncan's "presidents" wearing their pajamas!
Mrs. Lynch's 5th graders joining in the fun!

Miss Farmer's 1st graders lounging in their pajamas!
Mrs. Jefferson's 1st grade class enjoys story time in their comfy pj's!

Second grade students get in on the fun in music class today!  
Mrs. Janis's 4th grade students take a moment to strike a pose while showing off their favorite pajamas!

Fifth grade friends!

Ms. Marion's 5th grade students are excited about their Friday pajama day!
Kindergarten students happy to be cleaning up in their pajamas before February vacation begins!

First grade students enjoying pizza in their pajamas!

Second grade students say "HOORAY FOR PAJAMA DAY!"

It was a great way to celebrate our accomplishments and outstanding effort here at Francis Wyman Elementary!  Students enjoyed wearing their pajamas to school today as we wound down in preparation for February break.  Please enjoy the vacation ~ be safe & stay healthy!
My best,
Mrs. McDonald

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Spirit Day - Friday, February 17, 2017

Good Morning FW Parents,
As a culmination to our second behavior incentive this year, we will be having a school-wide PAJAMA DAY* on Friday this week.  Our students have been striving to earn coupons for "Outstanding Effort" and have achieved numerous over the last few weeks!  If you are unaware of our new school behavior incentive, here's a brief summary.  We are now the Francis Wyman SOARing Falcons.    
S = Self Control
O = Outstanding Effort
A = Acts of Kindness
R = Respect

*Pajama attire includes tops, bottoms and appropriate foot attire for outdoor recess.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call the office at 781-270-1701.
Thank You,
Julie Conley
Senior Administrative Assistant

Monday, February 13, 2017

Weekly Bulletin February 10, 2017

Upcoming Dates
February 14 - Grade 2 Patriotic Concert, 8:45am
February 20 - 24 - Winter Vacation, No School
February 27 - PTO meeting - All parents invited. 6:30 in FW Library
March 2 -  Read Across America Day! 

 1st Grade Students are
 Busy Exploring Science

First grade students in Mrs. Jefferson's class explored "sound" with a wide variety of both genuine and student made instruments.  They practiced vocabulary such as friction, pitch, tone, and vibration.  It was "music to my ears" to hear students explore and talk about their scientific discoveries about sound.

 Superfish Day in Kindergarten...

Mr. Musselman joined our Kindergarten students for a presentation on ocean life.  He displayed a wide variety of ocean animals, describing both vertebrates and invertebrates to the crowd.  The presentation was made complete with the fresh smell of squid adding to the authentic ocean experience!  
Thanks to Mr. Musselman and the Kindergarten team for supporting this learning opportunity.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Weekly Bulletin February 3, 2017

Upcoming Dates
February 6/7 - Kindergarten Registration - 9am -11am
Feb. 8 - MATH NIGHT - 7pm, Memorial School, all parents invited to come learn about Homework Advice
February 14 - Patriotic Concert, 8:45am, Grade 2
February 20 - 24 - Winter Vacation, No School
February 27 - PTO meeting - All parents invited. 6:30 in FW Library
March 2 -  Read Across America Day! 

                                                      Grade 5 had a special World War II Veteran visit...
After completing the core book Number the Stars in Mrs. Agostino's and Ms. Marion's classes, Emery Loiselle came to school to talk about his role in the service during WWII. The students had an opportunity to ask questions and learn about life in the 1940's.  We are grateful he took the time to share his life experiences with our students.

Helen Keller Visits FW
Grade 3 also had a special visitor this week.  "Helen Keller's" life was depicted on stage and the third graders relived her experiences and learned firsthand about the daily challenges she faced!


                           ~Mrs. Casey's Class earned Kindness Awards~
I am so proud of Mrs. Casey's 4th grade class that made the extra effort to go above and beyond this week to demonstrate 
acts of kindness toward others and acknowledge others around them for being kind.  What a great way to celebrate our SOAR motto at Francis Wyman!

Community News
Burlington Dog Park Fundraisers:

1)    Lego Batman Movie
Please join us and help spread the word! (We need to sell a minimum of 75 tickets for a private showing.)

Lego Batman – Burlington AMC Movie Tickets
$12.00 – $15.00

View Trailer on YouTube –

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made "The LEGO® Movie" a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble - LEGO Batman - stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
MPAA Rating: PG

Date: Monday, February 20, 2017 (Presidents’ Day)

Time: 1:00 PM EST

Where: Burlington AMC Theater – 20 South Ave, Burlington, MA

***Tickets Must Be Purchased At the Burlington Dog Park Online Store and Receipt Must Be Presented to Enter the Theater. A Portion of Each Ticket Will Be Donated to The Construction of The Burlington Dog Park.***

2)      Brick Fundraiser
 We are raising money to help pay for the construction of the Burlington Dog Park at Rahanis Park.  The bricks will be placed at the entrance to the large and small entry areas of the park.  4x8 Bricks will cost $55.00 and 8 x 8 Bricks will cost $105.00.  All engraving will be done in capital letters.
Please visit to complete an order form.