Friday, May 27, 2016

Weekly Bulletin - May 20, 2016

Upcoming Events
May 30th - Memorial Day *No School*

Francis Wyman Math Wizards
Check out our 5th grade Math super stars that recently competed in a community math competition
hosted at Memorial Elementary School.  Mrs. Lynch entered 2 fifth grade teams who sacrificed
a Saturday morning to complete these math challenges.  I am so proud of these enthusiastic, motivated students from Francis Wyman.  Thank-you to Mrs. Lynch, Mrs. Myer (parent volunteer), and our FW Math coach, Mr. Pera, for your support of these students!

Weekly Bulletin May 27, 2016

Upcoming Events
May 30 - No School, Memorial Day
June 3 - Field Day (rain date 6/8)
June 8 - Last Used Book Store - Families Welcome
June 13 - 5th grade Beach Day (rain date 6/14)
June 16 - 9am Grade 5 Celebration - Families Welcome
June 17 - 9:00am Grade 1  -  Dinosaur Show
June 20 - Last Day of School - 1/2 Day

Last Used Bookstore June 8 -  8am  For the last used bookstore of the year, we invite parents to come with their children to help pick out books for the summer.  It's a great chance to get books at the lowest price around.  Any book for 25 cents!  Hope to see everyone there.  Please have students check in with their homeroom teacher before coming down to the cafeteria.

Spring Art Show and Concert
Thank you to our Music and Art teachers for their extra efforts in hosting a wonderful Arts Night last Wednesday. Mrs. Peabody, Ms. Potts, Mrs. Gendron, Ms. Berger, Mrs. Kerr, and Mrs. Finkle worked diligently to put this evening together!  Music filled the air while art decorated the halls.  The artwork created by students in grades 1 through grade 5 will be on display in the hallways through next week.  Parents, if you did not have the opportunity to come last Wednesday, please come view the colorful display anytime during regular school hours. 

Fourth & Fifth Grade Students Present an Evening of Performing Arts
Fourth grade students perform on their violins & cellos.

-- Positive Behavior School Reward -- 
KICKBALL for EVERYONE!  After earning over 300 CARES coupons in each grade over the past several weeks, students from every grade level received the opportunity to play a rewarding game of kickball today.  Fun was had by both students and teachers!  Thank you Mrs. Logan for working out all the details that helped make today a great success!

A Beautiful Butterfly Garden Emerges!
The Service Learning Club, with the help of Mrs. Casey and Mrs.
Schnee, built an amazing butterfly garden in the front of Francis Wyman. The garden is designed to beautify the school grounds as well as provide a perfect spot to release all our hatching butterflies!  Great job to all the club participants!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Weekly Bulletin May 13, 2016

Upcoming Dates to Remember

May  9 - 20 - Jump Rope for Heart during PE
May 16 - Grade 4 on Duck Tour
May 17, 18 - Grade 5 Science MCAS
May 22 - BEF 5K Road Race
May 23 - Grade 5 visits MSMS at 9am
May 23 - Grade 5 Parents visit MSMS at 7pm
May 24 - Spring Concert and Art Show: 6pm for Grade 4,
7pm for Grade 5
May 25 - Grade 2 to Franklin Park Zoo
May 26 - Grade 3 Violin/Recorder Concert at 8:30am
May 30 - Memorial Day *No School* 
State Representative Ken Gordon reads
the official proclamation declaring May
the Month of Kindness to the 4th and
5th grade students at Francis Wyman

Representative Gordon & Dr. Conti share a few "kind"
words following the assembly.
 May is the Official Month of Kindness, thanks to some of our Francis Wyman students.  It takes a long time for an idea to become law as our students found out this past year.  Governor Baker officially signed a law recently proclaiming that May is the Month of Kindness.  "There isn't enough kindness in the world and we all need a reminder..." said Representative Ken Gordon who came back to Francis Wyman to share this proclamation with our students who have been invested in getting this law passed for over a year.
Here's the official document:
And here's a picture of the FW students at the State House with Governor Baker the day he signed this law:

Way to go kids!  You make us PROUD!

Farmer's Market Info
"Tips for Going Local without Going Crazy; how to use a local farmers market in shopping and preparing meals for your family” presentation and cooking demonstration at Grandview Farm (55 Center St., Burlington) on Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm. Event features Julia Shanks, local chef and cookbook author. Doors open at 6:30pm to allow you time to check out informational tables from the Burlington Community Victory Garden, Farmer Dave’s CSA, and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Event is FREE!

Burlington Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and Venturing Crew
Scouts are having their tenth annual scouting expo at Rahanis Park,Sunday May 22 from 9-noon…… Come and Join in the Fun!Scouting age boys and girls (Grades 1-12) are invited to come and check out the scouting programs in Burlington. Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing Crew Members will demonstrate the spirit of teamwork, camaraderie, respect and responsibility that scouting is about. Join with the scouts in the “MINECRAFT Live” followed by Burlington’s largest cardboard recycling event, experience live animal demonstrations by the
Burlington Science Center, build and launch your own water rocket and many other games and challenges. Leadership from all of the towns scouting units will be on hand to answer any questions about the Scouting Programs in Burlington and accept new registrations. Join us for a morning of “Fun with a Purpose” Sunday May 22 from 9:00 am to noon.
Call Chet Maguire 781-229- 2235 with any questions.

The Town of Burlington’s Memorial Day Ceremonies
Hosted by the Town of Burlington’s Veteran Service Office & The Allied Veterans Council

Monday May 30th, 2016
8:00 am Flag raising on the Town Common at the
Veterans Memorial
10:00 am Ceremony at Chestnut Hill Cemetery on Bedford

Friday, May 6, 2016

Weekly Bulletin May 6, 2016

Upcoming Events
May 9 - Grade 2 to Ipswich Sactuary
May 10,11 - Grade 3 to Burlington Reservoir
May 10 - Grade 1 to Wheelock Theater
May  9 - 20 - Jump Rope for Heart during PE
May 10 - 12 - PARCC Make-ups
May 16 - Grade 4 on Duck Tour
May 17, 18 - Grade 5 Science MCAS
May 22 - BEF 5K Road Race
May 23 - Grade 5 visits MSMS at 9am
May 23 - Grade 5 Parents visit MSMS at 7pm
May 24 - Spring Concert and Art Show: 6pm for Grade 4,
7pm for Grade 5
May 25 - Grade 2 to Franklin Park Zoo
May 26 - Grade 3 Violin/Recorder Concert at 8:30am
May 30 - Memorial Day *No School* 

Francis Wyman students will be wearing white and the school with the most student participation will be generously rewarded by the BEF.  Please come and show your support for this great cause and help support our school!  Go FW Falcons!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Weekly Bulletin April 29, 2016

Upcoming Events
May 2,3,4,5 -  PARCC Math Test for Grades 3,4,5 
May 6 - Spring Photos
May 22 - BEF 5K Road Race and Fun Run

Attention Parents:  The Burlington District Curriculum Office has developed an RtI parent survey.  If you have a moment, click this link to complete the RtI Survey.  Thanks for your input.

Math Olympiad Team 2016
Congratulations to these mathematicians for competing in the National Math Olympiad and thanks to Mrs. Marsh and Mrs. Kucha for their guidance!

Second grade students with support from their 4th grade partners present... 

Students from Ms. Hayes' & Mr. Stead's classes teamed up together
to show off their knowledge of the water cycle.
Incorporating cross-age social skill development, curriculum
knowledge,  and musical talent they performed "The Water
Cycle Rap".  They were all so impressive it was impossible for
this judge to select a winner!

The integration of science curriculum, cross-age social collaboration,
and musical talents at it's finest.  Thank-you Ms. Hayes & Mr. Stead
for inviting me to witness these students shine!
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra: 3:00 pm, Sunday, May 8, 2016. Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington MA. Returning to the Burlington Community Concert Series for a special Mother’s Day performance, the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra continues to be the most popular and sought after big bands in the world for both concert and swing dance engagements. With a unique and time-honored jazz sound, memorable hits include “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” Tickets range between $5 and $25. Purchase tickets at, 781-A- FUN-TIC and at the box office the day of the performance. All seats are reserved. The Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, a fully accessible venue, is located on the campus of Burlington High School, 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington MA. Co-sponsored by Burlington Public Schools and Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce.