Monday, September 24, 2018

Weekly Bulletin September 21, 2018

Upcoming Events
9/25 - Homework Club Session 1 begins
9/26 - School Photos*
10/8 - Columbus Day, No School
10/17 - Box Top Collection  - Last Day
10/26 - PTO Halloween Party

* School Photos will be taken by O'Connor Studios on Wednesday, September 24.  All students will have their photo taken.  If you would like to have prints of the school photos, please return the photo form that went home last week.  Do you need an additional form?  Come to the office. 
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New Website and New Principal's Blog
Burlington Public School has a new website! 
Click here to check it out! 
Also, Francis Wyman School has a new blog starting next week on finalsite.  This Blogger will no longer be in use, but please check out the new site and sign up to receive weekly updates. We'll send a link later this week through our school email system. Thank you for your patience as we develop this new system of communication.  The Blog and Website will be linked together to share information. 

Pumpkin Contest
Final notice...The Burlington Science Center growing contest pumpkin cut-off “weigh date” will be Friday, September 28th.  All entries must be turned into the Science Center by Friday, October 5, 2018.  Please include a photo of your pumpkin! You can get the entry form and information here
We will host a group picture with all the pumpkins on the Burlington Town Commons on Wednesday October 3rd at 3:30. Bring your pumpkin!

Wednesday, 9/19 was National Talk Like a Pirate Day

Destination Imagination Club (not affiliated with FWS)

Interested in  finding out more about Destination Imagination? Join us  for our kick off meeting at the Burlington Public Library on Monday, September 24 at 7:00.  Do a Google search on Madi kids challenge previews 2019 to see this year’s challenges.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Weekly Bulletin - September 14. 2018

Dates to Remember
September 20 - Back to School Night, begins at 5:30pm, see letter in backpacks
September 26 - School Photos

Science Center News
Did you participate in the Burlington Science Center pumpkin growing contest this summer? The pumpkin cut-off “weigh date” will be
 Friday, September 28th.
All entries must be turned into the Science Center by Friday, October 5, 2018.  Please include a photo of your pumpkin! You can get the entry form and information here
We will host a group picture with all the pumpkins on the Burlington Town Commons on Wednesday, October 3rd at 3:30pm. Bring your pumpkin!

Building Strong Partnerships!

Both staff and students are excited to get back to learning and building a strong community together here at Francis Wyman Elementary.  I am so thankful to have a committed, enthusiastic team that works together to help everyone thrive here at our school.  Looking forward to a great year! 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Weekly Bulletin - September 6, 2018

Dates to Remember
September 12 and 13 - Grade 5 goes to Camp Bournedale
September 20 - Back to School Night
September 26 - School Photos - All Grades

Thumbs Up for a Great First Week
~Welcome Back to the 2018/19 School Year~

Students and staff were all smiles after an exciting first week back to school.
Besides the record heat, students were happy to get back to school to share their summer adventures,
greet old and new friends, and learn about their new teachers!
The excitement level was high and students expressed having a great 1st week as they prepared
to board the buses at the end of a very busy week!

FW Families - Thank you for your patience as we iron out the kinks in the bus routes.  Each day this
week our bus times have improved, so we look forward to a quicker, smoother pick-up and dismissal process in the weeks ahead. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Welcome Back Falcons! Happy 2018-2019

It's Back to School Time

We hope all our students and families are enjoying what remains of your summer vacation!  We here at Francis Wyman are working hard to get everything in order for another exciting school year. 

A few dates to add to your calendar:
September 3: Labor Day ~ No School
September 4: 1st Day of School for grades 1-5
September 5: Kindergarten Orientation, refer to your letter for times
September 6: 1st Day of School for Kindergarten
September 12/13: Bournedale Trip for Grade 5
September 20: Back to School Night

School begins promptly at 8:35am and dismissal is at 2:40pm.  The Kindergarten will dismiss at 1:10pm.  

It was a hectic finish for us here in June so I wanted to share a few photo highlights from the end of the year that feature some of our final celebrations! 

Thursday, June 21, 2018


Field Day 2018 was a huge success!! Thank you Mr. Rebelo and Ms. Nicholas for all the extra hours of preparation and dedication to this happy day.  We couldn't do it without all the support of our volunteer parents, too! Thank you for stepping up to help our school and students.  The weather was perfect for this special day. Check out these pics...

Friday, June 15, 2018

Weekly Bulletin June 15, 2018

Dates to Remember
June 21 - Field Day
June 25 - Grade 5 Celebration, 9:00am ALL WELCOME
June 26 - Last Day of School, 11:15am Dismissal

Thank You Grade 1 Dinosaurs
Today, our first graders performed in the Annual Dinosaur Show.  Check out these pics of Supersaurus, Tryceratops Rocks, Walk the Dinosaur, and more... 

Friendship Club spends their last day together at Altitude!  Students enjoyed spending time together jumping, playing, and helping each other through the foam pit. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Weekly Bulletin June 8. 2018

Dates to Remember
June 13 - Grade 5 Beach Day
June 13 - Final Used Book Store! All Books 25 cents
June 15 - Grade 1 Dinosaur Show, 9:00am
June 21 - Field Day
June 25 - Grade 5 Celebration, 9:00am ALL WELCOME

June 26 - Last Day of School, 11:15am Dismissal
Climbing High- Our students had the opportunity to practice
their rock climbing skills in PE this week!
Third-grade students participated in their annual
WEE DELIVER program carrying hundreds of
written letters to eager recipients throughout
the week.

Middle School After School Program

Brand new club style after school program starting September 2018 at the Marshall Simonds Middle School.  Program designed for students in grades 6, 7 and 8th grades. Bridging the gap between school and home while supporting students both socially and educationally.  Our tween friendly club format allows students to make choices, giving them more control of their afternoon. Daily Homework time with staff support as well as enriching activities, like cooking, crafts, sports and more!
The Middle School Program supports working families by running from school dismissal until 6:00pm Monday through Friday during the regular school year and from 7:30am to 6:00pm school vacation weeks.  Choose the day or days, that work best for you, with flexible enrollment options.

For more information or to sign up for the program contact Donna Sullivan at or call the After School Program Office at 781-270-1708.

Click on the link to access the registration form.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Weekly Bulletin - June 1, 2018

End of Year Dates
June 13 - Grade 5 Beach Day
June 15 - Grade 1 Dinosaur Show, 9:00am
June 21 - Field Day
June 25 - Grade 5 Celebration, 9:00am ALL WELCOME
June 26 - Last Day of School, 11:15am Dismissal

Looking for Garden Volunteers

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The students at FW spend time planting, watering, and maintaining a vegetable garden on the back of our property.  We are looking for families to be garden caregivers over the summer.  This job includes watering, weeding, and harvesting! We will assign one family to each week during the summer beginning on June 24th.    If you are interested, please email Mrs. Conley in the office at THANK YOU!

Mrs. Logan's second-grade groups created their own gardens! Students painted pots, grew flowers, and learned about honesty and creating their own happiness.

Heroes in action from Grade 1!  
First graders in Mrs. Ski's/Mrs. Lamprey's homeroom class chose a hero from within our school and presented each person with a picture of themselves and a full description of why they are a hero.  Many adjectives such as "judicious," "unselfish," and "cooperative" were used to describe our own homegrown heroes. 
Thanks for a lovely tribute!

We were proud to have the members of the Class of 2018 join us today for a parade of graduates.  These students all attended Francis Wyman when they were younger.  Lots of laughter and some tears, too, as they walked the hallways, saw former teachers, and heard cheers from our current students! Way to go Class of 2018 ~ FW wishes you great things as you graduate from BHS!

Mrs. Casey's Grade 5 Class working on a Million Dollar Project...
They are planning their future by building math skills and learning how to write checks and balance a checkbook.  Three requirements were to purchase a house for no more than $300,000, purchase a vehicle, and plan a dream vacation!  
Who wouldn't love that assignment??