Friday, March 31, 2017

Weekly Bulletin March 31, 2017

Dates to Remember
April 3 - Red Sox Spirit Day
April 4,5,6 - MCAS for Grades 3,4,5
April 7 - 8:45 - Grade 1 Nursery Rhymes Concert
April 11 - Kindergarten Art Museum
April 12 - Grade 3 Field Trip to Minuteman Park
April 14 - No School, Good Friday
April 17 - 21 - No School, Vacation

Students should wear their RED SOX gear to school on Monday in
honor of Boston's opening day for baseball season!

Garrett Reisman - Retired NASA Astronaut
I had the privilege of attending the ASCD education conference this past week and attended a presentation from retired astronaut, Garrett Reisman.  Astronaut Reisman flew aboard the Endeavor space shuttle, spent over 90 days on the International Space Station, and took part in several space walks.  He was grateful for the teachers he admired and reminded me of our important role as educators to provide inspiration to our students and help foster their determination to succeed at any task they set their minds to.  His personal story helped to remind us all of the powerful combination of inspiration and determination!

Burlington Parks & Recreation Dept is sponsoring a Youth & Human Services Day. The event is taking place throughout the day on April 8th.  The event will allow community members to visit and interact with different organizations in the town to see what programs, services, groups, and parks the town has to offer.   The hub of organizations will be setting up booths and activities at Simonds Park; we have an array of who will be in attendance, from an obstacle course being set up by the Army to an informative booth being set up by the food pantry.  We also have some organizations setting up at their own locations.  The full schedule of events and list of organizations that will be involved can be found on our flyer which I have attached.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Weekly Bulletin, March 24, 2017

Upcoming Events
March 28 - Homework Club Session 5 begins
April 4,5,6 - MCAS (ELA) for Grades 3,4,5
April 11 - Kindergarten Museum
April 14 - No School, Good Friday
April 17 - 21 - No School, Spring Vacation

BHS Theatre Department presented a few songs from their upcoming show Peter Pan this week.  It was great to see former students and our own third grader Boris B. on stage!  Shows are scheduled for March 24, 25, 31 and April 1 and 2.  If you are interested in going to the show, click here. Peter Pan

Bus Monitors needed to ride bus to and from school for in-district routes.   


s​ (approx 7:30-9:00 am

or​ afternoons 

(approx 2:00-3:30 pm depending on route) 

Responsibilities include:
  • monitor students behavior on bus as directed
  • morning and afternoon routes
​  $11.00 per hour

Permanent and substitute positions available.

​For more information, please call the Special ​

​Education office at 781-270-1822.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Weekly Bulletin, March 17, 2017

Dates to Remember
March 29 - Kindergarten Story Hour (for incoming K students)
April 4,5,6 - Language Arts MCAS for Grades 3 - 5
April 7 - Grade 1 Concert 8:45am
April 14 - No School, Good Friday
April 17 - 21 - No School, Spring Vacation

Student Council News
Student Council's annual Pennies for Patients drive has officially kicked off! The drive runs until March 31, 2017. Francis Wyman's goal is to raise $1,500.00.  The winning classroom will receive a pizza party!  

Francis Wyman staff and students SOAR as they celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
A special shout out to all the students and staff at Francis Wyman for their constant display of our SOAR values which include Self-control, Outstanding effort, Acts of kindness, and Respect.  Our students are amazing and each and every day we feel privileged to be a part of their lives!

A few 5th grade students were happy to join in the celebration on Friday morning.

All 2nd grade classes performed a RESPECT rap to reinforce the theme of
our assembly.  They were enthusiastic while showing off their musical talents!

The 5th grade SOARing squad paid tribute to 4 Francis Wyman teachers with personalized essays that highlighted how teachers demonstrate RESPECT for their students each and every day.  At this assembly, students honored Mrs. Goguen, Mrs. D"Amico, Mr. Rebelo & Mr. Stead for role modeling "respect" in many ways!
Many teachers joined the fun when they jumped up to participate in a flash mob dancing to Aretha Franklin's Respect! 
Even the Francis Wyman Falcon got into the spirit and couldn't resist 
shaking her feathers to the music!
Students from all grades and specialist areas were selected by staff to receive
SOAR awards for their respectful nature each and every day at FW!
Congratulations to all of our award winners!

Mrs. McDonald celebrated the end of a very busy day with
some students in Ms. O'Meara's class!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Weekly Bulletin March 10, 2017

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Dates to Remember
March 11 - 10am - 2pm Family Carnival
March 13 - Report Cards Go Home
April 7 - 8:45am - Grade 1 Concert

Come one, come all to the Annual FW Spring Carnival this Saturday!  It will be held at school from 10am - 2pm... stop in any time!  Games, prizes, cake walk, yummy treats, and tons of raffles.  Loads of fun for the entire family!

We're looking for Substitute Cafeteria Workers!  Must be available on an as-needed basis to work in all Burlington schools.  Hours are generally10am-1pm, but can vary depending on school.  Must be reliable, flexible, and able to work in a team environment.

Pay is $11.00 per hour.  Apply online at

Burlington High School is pleased to announce that it will present Broadway’s timeless classic musical, Peter Pan. The performances will take place on March 24, 25, 31 and April 1 at 7:30 pm, and on April 2 at 2:00 pm, in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School.

Based on JM Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved family favorites of all time. This high flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and has delighted audiences for over 60 years
Be prepared to be whisked away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up! Tickets for Peter Pan are $10 for students and senior citizens and $15 for adults. They can be purchased at, 781-A-FUN-TIC, and at the door.

Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, an accessible venue, is located at 123 Cambridge Street on the campus of Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA.

Dog Park News!

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.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Weekly Bulletin - March 3, 2017

Dates to Remember
March 10 - Grade 1 Field Trip to Museum of Science
March 11 - 10am - 2pm - FW Family Carnival
March 13 - Report Cards go home for Grades 1 - 5

PTO Box Top Classroom Competition has concluded, but you can still clip them and send them in. PTO conducted the annual classroom competition over the last few weeks. 
Ms. Agostino's class won a pizza party after collecting the most box tops... 1489!  Each box top is worth 10 cents and together they are redeemed for much needed playground equipment. When clipping your coupons, please use scissors to cut around the edges and be sure to check the expiration dates.   Thank you!!
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IMPORTANT USED BOOKSTORE NOTICE:  Due to the higher cost of replacing books for our used bookstore, we will be raising the price of a book to 50 cents starting at our next bookstore on Wednesday, March 22.  Since we have not raised our price in close to 15 years, I think we have done well.  It costs $1 for me to replace each book that we sell. As always we love any book donations you would like to send in.  If you are cleaning out unused children's books, please consider donating them to us.  We also take children's magazines.  Just send them to the main office or to my office.  Our new USED BOOKSTORE PRICE IS 50 CENTS a book.
Thank you, 
Donna Murphy, Reading Specialist.

Francis Wyman staff and students celebrate
Read Across America - Dr. Seuss' Birthday! Thursday, March 2

Chief Kent reads to the 1st grade
Safety Officer Sheppard reads Green Eggs and Ham
Ms. Pavlicek reads Owl Moon and brings a live owl to share

Mr. Mason returns again this year to share his favorite story with K students
Captain Skehan shares Green Eggs and Ham with second graders
Mrs. Ciccolini from Central Office visits with Scooter the therapy dog

First Lady Laura Baker joins us to read to third grade classes and answer questions about Massachusetts state government... Thank you for taking the time to visit with us at Francis Wyman!

Mr. Doiron shares his favorite story with a Kindergarten class

Green Eggs and Ham for lunch... thank you cafeteria ladies!

Mr. Musselman adds a little science twist to Read Across America Day
Selectman Chris Hartling joins us too!

Mr. Marsh always enjoys reading to the kindergarten students.
We had a great time celebrating Read Across America Day!

State Representative Gordon joins the FW ladies in starting the Read Across America festivities!

                 What a bunch of Seuss "characters" Mrs. Cummings 4th grade class became after reading Horton Hatches an Egg!

A sincere "thank you" to all of our distinguished readers both from within our own school and those who joined us from our community to help celebrate this annual tribute to Dr. Seuss and reading. The students were gracious hosts and enjoyed interacting with all of our special guests!  My gratitude to Mrs. Murphy, FW Reading Specialist, for reaching out to our community and coordinating this special event!