Saturday, January 27, 2018

Weekly Bulletin - January 26, 2018

Dates to Remember
January 29 - Feb. 2 - Soup for the Superbowl! 
Please help us in collecting cans of soup for donation to the Food Pantry.
January 31 - PTO Paint Night.  Come out and support a good cause! (See PTO website for details)
February 5 and 6 - Kindergarten registration for 2018-2019 
February 19 - 23 -  No School, Winter Vacation 

Francis Wyman students get ready for next week! We will be collecting cans of soup to benefit the Burlington Food Pantry.  It's a "Soup for the Superbowl" campaign.  We'll be collecting soups of all varieties, but ready-made soups are preferable!  Thanks FW Families for your generosity and

Students in Mrs. Guanci's Kindergarten class practice important social skills including positive communication, sharing, and problem-solving during their morning play time.

Writing consultant, Kelly Boswell, shares her expertise with Grade 2 and 3 teachers today!

Teachers in grades 2 and 3 observed a writing lesson modeled by Kelly Boswell and then helped support students as they tried out this new strategy. Both students and teachers benefit from Ms. Boswell's expertise with the Non-Fiction writing program implemented across all grade levels at Francis Wyman.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Weekly Bulletin - January 19, 2018

Dates to Remember
January 24 - Used Bookstore open (50 cents each)
January 31 - PTO Adult Paint Night, Visit FW PTO for info
February 5, 6 - Incoming Kindergarten Registration 9 - 11am
February 13 - 6:30pm Math Night, see flyer below*

Francis Wyman received a fresh, new layer of snow this week.  Thank you to our DPW, Recreation Department and FW custodial staff who worked hard to clear the roadways, driveways, and sidewalks of our school in a timely manner.  In addition, I would like to add a HUGE thanks to our parents for your understanding and patience as we all continue to endure this cold, snowy season.  Please continue to give yourself a couple extra minutes during drop off and pick up times, in addition to a couple of extra deep breaths, as we are all doing our best to ensure student safety while appreciating the "beauty" of this long winter season.  

Highlights of the week:

Mr. Doiron pitches in during ELA in Mrs. Lynch's class...
Mrs. Ski's first-grade readers are eager to read their space stories to Mrs. McDonald! 

Grade 2 students eagerly explored liquid properties and collected their data displaying their findings in their science journals. Students worked in teams to discuss their observations, apply scientific vocabulary, and record their findings on their data sheets.  

Grade 2 students in Ms. Screnci's class, with support from Ms. Sacco, our district's ELA Coach, worked on a writing lesson demonstrating how they could utilize two-column notes before writing a compare/contrast essay.  

All of our schools in Burlington are committed to student success.  We agree that each student's consistent attendance at school is essential to helping them achieve their highest potential.  Please review the enclosed letter from District Attorney Marian Ryan regarding Truancy and School Attendance guidelines in Massachusetts.  

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Weekly Bulletin - January 12, 2018

Dates to Remember
January 15 - No School, Martin Luther King Day
January 16 - Red, White, and Blue Day!
January 17-  Incoming Kindergarten Info Meeting -7pm BHS
January 18 - Kindergarten Report Cards Go Home

Francis Wyman Pride!
This week, Kelly Browne, former FW graduate and daughter to Mrs. Browne Grade 3 teacher, played hockey for the USA women's U18 team in Russia.  Students in third grade donned their red, white, and blue to support Kelly and Team USA.  At the time of this post, the Women's U18 team has won all of their games, making it to the final game on Saturday morning.  Kelly scored in today's game against Canada to tie the game up and bring it to overtime.  USA won the game in a shootout!  The gold medal match is set for Saturday morning.  GO TEAM USA!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Weekly Bulletin - December 22, 2017

Happy New Year!
All of us at Francis Wyman wish you and your families a peaceful, prosperous 2018!

A quick look back at our year end activities . . .

Grade 2 and 3 Learn Engineering Skills

Before the winter break, all 2nd and 3rd grade science classes tested their teamwork and engineering skills.  Here, Ms. Screnci's second grade classroom constructed bridges with some basic materials. They used their creativity and ingenuity to make suspension bridges. Mrs. Browne's third grade class worked hard in their teams to build levitating "railroad" cars that would run on a track. We have engineers in the making!

 Kindergarten Classes Sparkle in the Nutcracker 

All kindergarten classes participated in their annual representation of the Nutcracker ballet.  Thank you to all our guests that joined us for this memorable performance!

First Grade Students Celebrated Pajama Day
 with the Polar Express

Thank you PTO!
The office staff would like to express our appreciation to the PTO and all our families that extended holiday greetings, warm wishes, and tasty treats (including these tasty chocolate covered strawberries) throughout the holiday season!  We are grateful for our thoughtful FW community!