Sunday, November 27, 2011

Report Card Meeting for Parents Nov 30

Report Cards are Changing!

Dr. Conti will be hosting a Report Card Meeting on November 30 at 6:30pm here at Francis Wyman to discuss with parents the new standards-based report cards. The report cards have a new format and grading system. This meeting is in preparation for report card distribution on December 7th. We are encouraging parents to attend so that when they receive their child’s report card they will be familiar with the format and have a better understanding of how student progress is being reported to parents.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today's bulletin for November 23 has been posted.  Have a wonderful weekend full of family, food and fun! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Weekly Bulletin November 18

Today's bulletin has been posted. Please note that Wednesday, Nov. 23 dismissal time is 11:30am. Have a terrific weekend!

Changes in Paypams Lunch Program

We have been informed by Burlington Food Services that if parents wish to prohibit their children from purchasing snacks in the cafeteria, they should contact Karen Damaso in Food Services. Mrs. Damaso will disable the purchase of all "a la carte" items through the Paypams System. Students will be able to purchase lunch only. Please tell your child/children that you have prohibited snack purchase so that is is not a surprise when going through the lunch line. To make this change, please call Karen Damaso at 781-270-1756 or email In addition, I would just  like to send parents a friendly reminder to check your Paypams account to assure that there is money on the account.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Circus is Coming! Support the BEF!

The Burlington Education Foundation is hosting a Circus presented by Cirque Du Jour this Saturday, November 19, 2011. Three show times at 11, 1:30 and 4 with entertainment for all. Former Ringling Bros. performers, acrobats, daredevils, BMX bike team and more. Tickets are $10 each, or a 4-pack for only $30. Tickets are available on-line at or at the door.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Message from Burlington Special Education Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Dear Parents,
The Burlington PAC will hold an open meeting next Tuesday November 15 in the Burlington High School lower library at 7:00 P.M. We were considering Wednesday night, but the middle school has parent teacher conferences that night and I want to keep in touch with families before the holidays roll around. Please pass the word. This meeting can be whatever you as members want it to be. The topic for the night is up to you, the parents. Possibilities include the following.

1. The challenges you and your kids are facing.

2. Your feelings about RTI and how services are being provided.

3. The intervention process and the part you play as a parent.

4. What you want from your PAC.


Dennis McCarron PAC Chairman


New FWS Website

Burlington Public Schools has a new website and so does FWS! Take a moment to check it out and add it to your favorites at

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bulletin November 10, 2011

Please view the weekly bulletin by clicking the link below.  Have a very enjoyable long weekend!  Thank a Veteran tomorrow!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall Marketplace at Francis Wyman this Wednesday Night

Our school will be transformed Wednesday night into a shopping mecca!  The PTO is sponsoring the Fall Marketplace on November 9th from 5pm to 9pm.  There will be vendors lining the gymnasium, cafeteria, and hallways with crafts galore.  Get ready to shop and support our PTO.  See you there!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Weekly Bulletin November 4, 2011

Today's bulletin is now available.  Please click below to access it. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pumpkin Patch of Characters

This month, the fourth grade book report focused on studying character development. All students chose a picture book to read and then complete a character study of one of the characters form the story. In addition to the writing assignments, each student decorated a pumpkin to illustrate the character. Enjoy these photos of some of the Pumpkin Patch of Characters!

You may ask, “Why are fourth graders using picture books?”

Picture books are not just for young children. In fact, they can be effectively used at all grade levels. High quality picture books are carefully written, exposing students to high level vocabulary and beautifully crafted language. Story elements are artfully developed and therefore support instruction well. Many books contain poignant themes and moral messages and therefore provide a powerful means to examine life. In addition the illustrations are purposeful as they extend the story effectively and are visually delightful.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Annual Halloween Parade

The annual Halloween Parade will be held on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 1:45. Parents are welcome to view the costumes as the parade comes through the gym. Parents should park in the back parking lot and may enter the gym through the gym doors.