Sunday, April 30, 2017

Weekly Bulletin April 28, 2017

Upcoming Dates
May 1 - 5 - Spring Book Fair in library
May 4 - Grade 1 Field Trip to Wheelock Theatre
May 4 - Spring Art Show for Grades 1 - 5
6pm concert - Grade 4
7pm concert Grade 5
May 5 - Spring Photos ** forms will go home in backpacks on Monday

We were happy to invite all incoming kindergarten students to story hour on Thursday.  We read stories about growing,  moved to an activity with the Kindergarten teachers, and then ended the afternoon with a seed planting project.  Great to see so many new smiling faces!

Burlington Education Foundation STAR awards recognize the effort and achievements of many of our amazing staff and students!

Mrs. Cook & Eshan are recognized by a proud parent.

Gabby and Isabella presented Mrs. Christiansen 
with a BEF Star Award, and  

Evelyn presented Mrs. Schnee with a STAR award, too!  

The FW PTO sponsored Dialed Action Sports Team on Wednesday for curriculum enrichment.  This BMX bike team presented an Anti-Bullying Show for all our students to enjoy! While grabbing their attention with some wild bike stunts, the team taught lessons about responsibility and respect. Thank you to our generous PTO for offering this opportunity to all our students!
Take a look at this video:

Burlington Community Concert Series presents World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Looking for a great Mother’s Day activity for the entire family? The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform in Burlington on May 14 at 3:00 pm in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School. Hosted by the Burlington Community Concert Series, co-sponsored by Burlington Public Schools and the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets: $5-$25., 781-A-FUN-TIC, and at the door.

Tuesdays in May – Head to Not Your Average Joe’s in Burlington and Support the Burlington Dog Park!
Not Your Average Joe's - 4C Wayside Road • Burlington
Present this certificate to your server and your cause will receive
15% off your total purchase* every Tuesday during May.
Name of Organization: Friends of the Burlington Dog Park
Valid: Tuesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th of May.

*Excludes Alcohol, Tax, and Gratuity

Monday, April 24, 2017

Parent University

Please join us for Burlington's Parent University...

Burlington Public Schools is proud to host Burlington’s first ever Parent University! Parents will have the opportunity to attend workshops and interact with education and health professionals regarding a variety of topics including:
  1. Stress Management
  2. Athletics: From Youth Sports to Varsity
  3. RAD Kids
  4. The Adolescent Brain and many more!

Please save the date and join us on Saturday, April 29 at Burlington High School from 8:30-12:15 pm for this first-time event. In order to better serve our parents who attend, childcare will be offered and provided by the Burlington High School’s Child Development students and staff. Parents who are looking to utilize this offering must register their child prior to attending Parent University.
Please check the website at the end of next week when information on workshops will be listed and registration will be officially open.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Weekly Bulletin - April 13, 2017

Dates to Remember
April 17 - 21 - No School, vacation
April 26 - Used Book Store Open for students
*books are now 50 cents each
April 26- PTO presents BMX Anti-Bullying Show for all grades
April 27 - Grade 2 Field Trip to Franklin Park
May 1 - 5 - Spring Book Fair in library
May 4 - Grade 1 Field Trip to Wheelock Theatre
May 4 - Spring Art Show for Grades 1 - 5
6pm concert - Grade 4
7pm concert Grade 5
May 5 - Spring Photos

So much fun this week at Francis Wyman!  At the Kindergarten Art Museum, every student displayed numerous pieces of art. We welcomed parents and gave them individualized tours around each room.  Great job students, teachers, volunteers, and parents for such a successful event!
Also, the PTO hosted two wonderful Book Bingo Days this week after school.  Many students attended and played game after game of Bingo!  Students were happy and numerous books were won. Thank you PTO and volunteer teachers. 
Another edition of the Falcon Times came off the presses this week.  It makes for a fabulous read.  Click here to view!
Today, the entire school celebrated a SOAR incentive. After weeks of achieving coupons for Acts of Kindness, the students solved another puzzle on the "Wheel of Wyman" board revealing game day. They had a choice of playing a basketball game in the gym called Knockout or board games in the library.  Students in all grades demonstrated their sportsmanship skills as well as a strong sense of community, which is what makes Francis Wyman Elementary School such a great place to be!

See pictures below for all these fun times!

I hope you all enjoy a healthy and fun-filled Spring vacation with your children!  We look forward to seeing all our students back on Monday, April 24th for the final stretch.
My best, 
Mrs. McDonald

BPS Cafeteria is HIRING The Burlington Public Schools Cafeteria is looking for applicants for daily substitute positions.   The hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pay rate is $12.00 per hour.  If interested please contact Karen Damaso, Director of Food Services at 781-270-1756

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
The Burlington Board of Health will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:30 am to 12 pm at Francis Wyman Elementary School, 41 Terrace Hall Avenue. This collection event is for Burlington Residents only and provides an opportunity for proper disposal of household quantities of hazardous materials. Proof of residency will be required. Oils, gasoline, pesticides, pool chemicals, propane tanks, car batteries, and mercury containing materials will be accepted for proper recycling or disposal.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Weekly Bulletin ~ April 7, 2017

Dates to Remember
April 10 - Book Bingo 2:30 - 3:30 Grades K - 2 (cafeteria)
April 12 - Book Bingo 2:30 - 3:30 Grades 3-5 (cafeteria)
**Pick up will be from the black top area at the cafeteria doors
April 11 - 8:30 - 9:15 am Kindergarten Art Museum
April 12 - Grade 3 Field Trip to Minuteman Nat'l Park
April 14 - No School, Good Friday
April 17 - 21 - No School, vacation

Grade 1 Nursery Rhyme Concert was a smashing success this morning! Thanks to Mrs. Peabody and Mrs. Potts for their outstanding effort putting this show together.  All students were engaged and excited to perform in their first official concert. 

Today, I had great fun teaching Grade 1 reading in Ms. Farmer's classroom. We read The Seed and the Giant Saguaro, followed by an activity creating our desert saguaros in bloom.  I am hoping this will help to bring a little sunshine next week after all the rain we've had!