Thursday, March 29, 2018

Weekly Bulletin - March 29, 2018

Dates to Remember
March 30 - No School, Good Friday
Enjoy the long holiday weekend!
April 2 - Book Bingo 2:20 - 3:30pm for Grades K,1,2
April 4 and 5 - MCAS ELA, Grades 3,4,5**
April 9 - Book Bingo 2:20 - 3:30pm for Grades 3,4,5
April 16 - 20 - Spring Vacation Week, no school

Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students will be taking the ELA MCAS exam this upcoming week. Here are a few reminders for parents and students to ensure the best possible testing environment:

1. Help your child to relax; children need to feel confident and comfortable to perform well.

2. Be sure your child gets a good night’s rest and has a healthy breakfast. 

3. Children should arrive at school on time so as not to miss important instructions or rush into the testing setting. 

4. Be sure your child is present for the testing. Makeup tests are available, but we feel children perform better if the test is taken with their own class as scheduled.  

It's Maple Sugaring Season!

The students in Miss Farmer's and Mrs. Maiorano's
1st-grade classes joined Miss P. from the science center in tapping our maple trees in search of some sap.  Students
learned about the tree's layers and then helped to drill into
the bark with the hope of capturing some of the sweet maple sap buried within.  Happy Spring!

This week, many Francis Wyman students made paper cranes to support a BHS student who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.  As a school community, we are happy to be able to show our support.  Congrats to Aswad V. in grade 5 who made 31 cranes in one night!

Burlington Recreation April Vacation Activities...

Friday, March 23, 2018

Weekly Bulletin - 3/23/2018

Dates to Remember
March 30 - No School, Good Friday
April 2 - Book Bingo 2:20 - 3:30pm for Grades K,1,2
April 4 and 5 - MCAS ELA, Grades 3,4,5
April 9 - Book Bingo 2:20 - 3:30pm for Grades 3,4,5
April 16 - 20 - Spring Vacation Week, no school

Read the latest issue of our student-generated Falcon Times here.

BPS is looking for Substitute Cafeteria Workers!  Must be available on an as-needed basis to work in all Burlington schools.  Hours are generally 10am-1pm, but can vary depending on the school.  Must be reliable, flexible, and able to work in a team environment.

Pay is $12.00 per hour.  Apply online at or contact Karen Damaso at 781-270-1756.

 Grade 1 Nursery Rhyme Concert Fun

All Francis Wyman Grade 1 students sang their hearts out in this week's Nursery Rhyme performance!  Students eagerly recited and sang nursery rhymes while even getting the audience involved moving and grooving to the silly lyrics.  They put on an amazing show and great fun was had by all.  Thanks to our 1st-grade teachers and music instructors for their collaborative efforts!

                           SOAR Incentive Day...
Congratulations to all students for earning their 3rd schoolwide SOAR incentive for consistently demonstrating
Acts of Kindness.  Today students got to choose between playing board games in the library or playing volleyball 
or knockout in the gym.  Both students and teachers were highly invested in their choices and students demonstrated
great teamwork, cooperation, and good sportsmanship throughout the day.  Great job Francis Wyman!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Weekly Bulletin ~ March 16, 2018

Upcoming Dates

March 20 - Last Session of Homework Club begins
March 21 - Used Book Store open for students 8:00am - 8:30am
March 22 - 8:45am - Grade 1 Concert (Family Welcome!)
March 28 - 1:15pm - Incoming Kindergarten Story Hour
March 30 - No School, Good Friday

Francis Wyman Carnival a Huge Success!
I would like to extend my sincerest THANK YOU to the PTO Carnival planning committee, the extensive network of parent volunteers and supporters, the generous community businesses, the FW staff members, and of course all our families who supported this extravagant event!  The cotton candy smiles, balloon hats, raffle & game prize winners, and proud cake baking participants were all a testament to our fun-filled, successful family carnival.  
It is truly a privilege to be a part of this wonderful Francis Wyman community!

Welcome Harlem Superstars

Two players from the Harlem Superstars joined us at Francis Wyman this morning to show off their basketball talents and take the opportunity to recruit future superstars with 5th-grade students John & Alyssa.  They shared an entertaining performance while spreading the serious message of how important it is for students to stay in school and take advantage of every opportunity to learn and be the best students they can be.  Thank you to the BHS DECA students for helping to coordinate this event.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Carnival This Weekend!

Francis Wyman Carnival 

March 10   10am - 2pm
Fun for All Ages!
Games, Raffles, Cake Walk, Food, and Prizes

Please Come to support the FW PTO!
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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Weekly Bulletin - March 2, 2018

Dates to Remember
March 6 - 7pm - All Town Band Concert
March 8 - Report Cards for Grades 1 - 5 go home
March 10 - FW Family Carnival 10am - 2pm

Francis Wyman Celebrates Read Across America Day!
Dr. Conti visits Mrs. Lynch's 5th-grade class to share his favorite Dr. Seuss story.

Mrs. Logan shares her enthusiasm with the students as
they enter Francis Wyman!!

Thing 1 joins in the fun as we greet our students on Read Across America Day!

Many Dr. Seuss "characters" pose in front of
the truffula trees from the story of The Lorax.
Ms. Simon, Burlington School Committee Member,
shares a favorite story with Mrs. Scott's 2nd-grade

Additional Highlights from our SOAR Assembly
Four talented 5th-grade ladies demonstrate their gymnastic talents and outstanding
effort as they perform a routine that they worked together to create! 

These 5th grade PALS club students received a "Principal Pride" award for
their dedication and commitment to helping students in our LABBB classrooms.

Members of our Service Learning Club are recognized with a
"Principal Pride" award for their efforts in resanding &
repainting our playground sandboxes.  Way to go!

FW Family Carnival
Please help to support our upcoming PTO Carnival event scheduled for this Saturday from 10am-2pm.  There are so many ways to volunteer and make this the best event of the year!  You can help by volunteering an hour or two of your time, baking a cake for the "cake walk", sending in items to add to the grade level raffle baskets, or just attending to help support this school fundraiser.  Thank you in advance for your continued commitment to making Francis Wyman School such a great place to be!

High School Musical
BHS is proud to present Stephen Schwartz' Tony Award-winning musical, "Pippin," the story of how one man finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day! March 16, 17, 23, 24 @ 7:30March 25 @ 2. Students/Sr Citizens $10, Adults $15., 781-A-FUN-TIC, at the door. Fogelberg Performing Arts Ctr of BHS, 123 Cambridge St. Accessible.