Thursday, April 17, 2014

Weekly Bulletin

School News:
A great big thank you to all for a wonderful Spring Art and Music Show!  Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. Finkle, Mrs. Gendron, Mrs. Peabody, and Ms. Potts put on a fantastic show for all the parents.  Thanks for all the extra time and effort!! Students have been working diligently on their artwork all year and the hallways look gorgeous.  And congratulations to the 4th and 5th graders who wowed the audiences with their outstanding music shows.  Parents...thanks for joining us! The art work will be decorating our main lobby for a few weeks if you would like to view it! Check out these pics...

Community News:

Francis Wyman Pre-K Social
Do you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten this fall at Francis Wyman?  Burlington Mother-to-Mother is organizing socials for future Kindergartners, which are free and open to everyone.  The first Francis Wyman social will be on April 25, 2014 from 3-4 pm at the school's playground.  To rsvp, please contact Sharleen Davis at

Adopt-A-Class 2016 FUNdraiser to Mohegan Sun

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Trip Includes: R/T motor coach, Wine/beer and cheese & crackers served on the way to Casino, Host comedian: 
Chris Zito to entertain you on the drive to the Casino, 5+ hours at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, $15 voucher for dinner, $15 gaming package ($15 free bet), Discount admission to spa and health club at Mohegan Sun-Admission is just $10 (regularly $25) for use of the locker room, pool and hot tub area, Pizza on ride home, Tax & Gratuities (driver, trip leader & wait-staff)

All this for just $69pp
Departure: St. Margaret’s at 1:30 PM Returns around 11:30 PM
To reserve your seat, please mail checks payable to: ADAC 2016 to:
Michelle Tigges
4 Ellen Rd.
Burlington, MA 01803
If you have any questions: contact Michelle at 781-272-5187 or email:

Adopt-A-Class 2025
Class of 2025 Parents...
You are invited to a planning meeting for the first fundraiser for the Class of 2025.  Come and learn how you can begin to earn hours toward scholarship money for your son or daughter.
The Class of 2025 business partner is Newtowne Grille/Olde Towne Liquors

April 29, 2014
Tuesday 7-8pm
Panera@Crossroads Plaza In Burlington
Contact Joanie Tremblay or Cathy Perry with any questions @ 

BPD radKids Week 

Your kids will be in a fun and very active program that stresses safety awareness through role-play, self-defense and other activities. Burlington Police D.A.R.E. will incorporate risk awareness skills (strangers, publicsafety etc.) with radKIDS, a program that offers defense against abduction. RadKIDS teaches all kinds of cool things, like what you can do to be safe from fires, or how to be safe when you're out shopping, even what to do if a strange dog scares you. The radKids portion of the class (defense against abduction) is a 15-hour class to be integrated with the D.A.R.E. safety awareness teachings.  Due to a generous grant from Lahey Clinic, classes will 
be free for all attending residents. Donations to the Burlington D.A.R.E. Program are appreciated. As per the radKIDS organization, each child thereafter will be able to re-attend the class on an unlimited basis for free.  The program is intended for children ages 8-12. The course will be held at the Memorial Elementary School gymnasium Mon. – Fri. (9am-12noon) July 14-28, July 21-25 and July 28-August 1. All 5 classes must be attended. Full time Burlington Police officers will teach the class! Registration forms will be made available at the Burlington Police Web Site: and 
may be dropped off at the Police Station. Limited space available! For questions, call Officers Keith Sheppard or Steve Cross at (781) 505-4919.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Weekly Bulletin

School News:

Francis Wyman was pleased to host the 1:1 Technology Summit today.  Seventy-five teachers from all around Massachusetts visited our school to learn how we integrate technology in the classroom.  Our students were excited to demonstrate all their various projects. We were proud to be hosts and very proud of our school.

The first round of PARCC is officially over. Besides a few small glitches, the process was smooth. Our students were flexible with this new test,  and our teachers did a fabulous job executing it!  We are currently scheduling the May testing dates and will send home the details very soon.

The grade 5 Science MCAS is scheduled for May 7 and May 8.  All fifth grade students will take this test both days.  Please have the students to school on time these two days. Get plenty of sleep and have a good breakfast.

Spring Concert and Family Art Night is scheduled for next Wednesday, April 16.  The Art Exhibit, created by students in grades 1 - 5, can be viewed anytime from 6pm - 8pm.  Grade 4 Spring Concert will be in the auditorium at 6pm and Grade 5 Spring Concert will be in the auditorium at 7pm.  Mrs. Gendron, Miss Potts, Mrs. Peabody, Mrs. Kerr, and Mrs. Finkle hope to see you all there!  This is a family event and all are invited!  Please see the music blog for details.
If you would like to visit Orange Leaf after this event, they will donate a portion of sales to the Francis Wyman Music program!!

Francis Wyman raised $1,839.73 for Pennies for Patients to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The money that was donated will go to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Thank you for donating to this worthy cause. 

Community News:

Family Skate Night: Come out and skate for a great cause. Relay for Life Team, The Fighting Irish Families is hosting a family skate night on Friday, April 25th, 7:00 - 9:00pm at the O’Brien Ice Rink, 55 Locust StreetWoburn. $5.00 per skater. Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be available for sale. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life of Burlington. Thank you for your support! 

Burlington PTO’s 
Have partnered with 
Bay State Textiles 
Invite your family, friends, & neighbors to participate! 
Generates $$$ for the PTO’s—town saves $$$ on disposal fees — Helps the environment 
All of the following are accepted in any condition 
as long as it’s clean and dry 
Donate, Recycle, Don’t Throw Away 
PTO’s generate a rebate of $100 per ton for textiles collected 

Stuffed Animals 
Visit for a detailed list of items 
Boxes located outside of 
each Burlington School 
Ongoing Textile Recycling Fundraiser 
Spread awareness to the problem of textile waste.—Educate on acceptable items for textile recycling. 
Keep the revenue generated in our school community. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Weekly Bulletin - Grade 6 Summer Enrichment Save the Date

School News

Community News

Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Saturday April 26, from 8:30 - 12:00pm at Francis Wyman Elementary School.  Burlington residents only.  For more information please visit the Board of Health's website at