Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Weekly Update - 5/26/17

Dates to Remember
June 9 - Field Day (rain day June 16)
June 19 - Volunteer Brunch, 9am FWS Library
June 22 - Grade 5 Celebration, 9am FWS Auditorium
June 23 - Last Day of School, Dismissal at 11:15am

FW Falcon Math Team participated in a regional math competition held at Memorial School last Saturday.  Our team finished 5th overall and 1st among Burlington elementary schools.  Congrats to our fabulous mathematicians - Kelsey C, Anthony S, Shreya I, Grace M, Nathaniel C, and Collin I.

Summer Art Camp for Grade 5

This summer, students entering grades 6-8 for the 2017/2018 school year can enjoy time to create art and have some fun at the Burlington High School Art Department. 

The art camp will consist of time to create, design, and explore art techniques. This includes drawing and painting. Students will use their imagination and observation skills to create one of-a-kind masterpieces. They will work collaboratively in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with many opportunities for self-expression. 

: $90

Dates: Monday- Thursday,  July 17-20, 2017    
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.            
Instructor: Christina Chang             
Email: chang@bpsk12.org

Location: Burlington High School                    
Transportation: Arranged by parents

To enroll your child please click the link below.

Space is limited - please register as soon as possible.  

On Display at Lahey Hospital, our Spring Tulips brightened the room during their annual Silent Auction.  Lookin' good grade 5!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Family Math Night - Tuesday 7pm - Math Fun for All

Upcoming Dates to Remember

May 23 - Family Math Night 7:00-8:00pm
May 24 - Used Book Store (50 cents)
May 29 - No School, Memorial Day
June 9 - FIELD DAY! (rain date June 16)

Principal Brady and Assistant Principal Bruno 
Miss Brady and Miss Bruno were up to the daunting task of sitting in as Principal & Assistant Principal for the day at FW!  They were the lucky winners of the raffle prizes at this year's Spring Carnival.  They spent a busy day covering recess duties, answering phone calls, sharing positive notes with their teachers and classmates, helping out with a reading activity in Kindergarten, and even visiting with Scooter, our favorite therapy dog!  They did a great job making sure the day went smoothly - thanks ladies!

Get ready for our next WHEEL OF WYMAN puzzle which will be revealed for the students starting on Tuesday this week.  Students will be earning incentive coupons for demonstrating "Respect" throughout all areas of the school.   So far our students have earned extra recess with a dance party option, a special movie, and a grade level game day with board games in the library or basketball games in the gym!  Looking forward to our next reward when the WHEEL OF WYMAN reveals the secret message.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to the PTO Teacher Appreciation Committee and all of our FW families that contributed to a fabulous luncheon in honor of our amazing staff here at Francis Wyman.  The "picnic" themed teacher appreciation luncheon was amazing and greatly appreciated by all of us who had the opportunity to enjoy the delicious spread!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Weekly Bulletin May 12, 2017

Upcoming Dates to Remember
May 16 and 17 - Grade 5 Science MCAS
May 23 - Family Math Night 7:00-8:00pm
May 24 - Used Book Store (50 cents)
May 29 - No School, Memorial Day
June 9 - FIELD DAY! (rain date June 16)

Highlights from the Grade 5 Pirate Show, matey!
Students and music/band teachers worked diligently for the past two months to prepare for their band performance and Pirate musical.  Their instrumental, singing and dancing talent was top notch and their enthusiasm was contagious as they performed for parents and students.  We are so proud of all of their hard work!

And some great shots from the 4th grade characters performing in the Muppet Show...

These creative 4th grade muppet characters also performed for their senior friends from the "Bridges" program who thoroughly enjoyed the creative, musical performance.  Well done 4th grade!

There us still space available in the Lego Robotics Summer Camp!
If you'd like information or to register for the class click here...Robotics Rule

Burlington Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and Venturing Crew Scouts are having their eleventh annual scouting expo at Rahanis Park, Sunday May 21 from 9-noon…… Come and Join in the Fun!

Scouting age boys and girls (Grades 1-12) are invited to come and check out the scouting programs in Burlington.  Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing Crew members will demonstrate the spirit of teamwork, camaraderie, respect and responsibility that scouting is about. Join with the scouts in the “MINECRAFT Live” followed by Burlington’s largest cardboard recycling event, experience live animal demonstrations by the Burlington Science Center, build and launch your own water rocket and many other games and challenges. Leadership from all of the towns scouting units will be on hand to answer any questions about the Scouting Programs in Burlington and accept new registrations. Join us for a morning of “Fun with a Purpose” Sunday May 21 from
9:00 am to noon.

Call Chet Maguire 781-229-2235 with any questions.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Weekly Bulletin - May 5, 2017

Upcoming Events
May 9, 10 - Grades 3,4,5 MCAS Math
May 11 -  Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Thank You Parents!!
May 16,17 - Grade 5 MCAS Science
May 21 - BEF 5K Road Race and Fun Run

A huge thank you to our teachers who facilitated a fabulous Art's Night this week.  Mrs. Peabody, Mrs. Samuels, Mrs. Gendron, and Mrs.  Canzano put together a fabulous music show, including the orchestra and band, the 4th Grade Muppet show and the 5th Grade Pirate show.  Well done!  Mrs. Kerr and Miss Vigneau spent the last few weeks hanging and displaying art in our hallways. This fine display of student art will be hanging for parent viewing over the next few weeks. Come during school hours to check it out! And lastly, thank you to Ms. Carney and Mrs. Ardizzoni for hosting another successful Scholastic Book Fair!  It was a wonderful celebration of our students' year long investment in art and music.
Mrs. Samuels, Mrs. Peabody & Jules celebrate at the end of the 5th grade Pirate show!
(More photos to follow in next week's BLOG)
Mrs. Goguen's class takes a closer look at 
animal & plant adaptations...

Students in 3rd grade took a close look at animal skins, bones, and parts of plants to better understand how they are adapted to survive in the wild.  Students predicted with partners, took pictures, and created journals using the Notability App on their iPads.  Examining these items up close prompted lots of scientific conversations and questions to explore.  
Great job 3rd grade!

Miss Sullivan, Mrs. Kucha and Miss Doherty earn 
                     BEF Star Awards... 

       Congratulations Ladies - well done!                                         

Mrs. Kucha's students show their artwork during a special show on Wednesday!

BEF - Road Race 
Please join the Burlington Education Foundation for the Annual 5K Road Race and Family Fun Run on Sunday May 21st. This is a USATF sanctioned 5K road race and fundraiser for the BEF. We have a wonderful day planned including the race for runners/walkers and a 1/2 mile Family Fun Run. Wegmans and Kings will be on-site with plenty of giveaways. Party Central will provide a moonbounce, and AMP 103.3 will bring us the tunes!  Register Today at burlingtonedfoundation.org.