Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Weekly Bulletin ~ November 23, 2016

Dates to Remember
November 28 - December 2 - Book Fair
November 30 - Picture Make Up Day*
December 1 - No School for students, Parent Conferences

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all our Francis Wyman Families!  May you enjoy time together with family and friends and treat yourself to some yummy foods. Please look for student report cards in backpacks on Monday, November 28. Parent Conferences will be taking place this week, so if you're not sure about your appointment, please reach out to your child's teacher.  

*Picture Make Up Day is scheduled for November 30.  If your child was absent on the original picture day, we have forms in the office. Simply send a note to the teacher to request a form and we'll send one home.   If you'd like your pictures retaken, please return the entire package.  New forms are not necessary for retakes.  Please call the office if you have questions. 781-270-1701

Grade 3 entertained us last week with a wonderful concert including vocals and violins.  Amazing job kids!  Thank you Mrs. Samuels, Mrs. Peabody, and Mrs. Canzano for putting together a wonderful program!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Weekly Bulletin November 19, 2016

Upcoming Dates to Remember

November 23 - 1/2 Day of School 11:15 dismissal
November 24/25 - No School, Thanksgiving
November 28 - Report Cards Go Home (corrected date)
November 28 - December 2 - Scholastic Book Fair in the Library, parents welcome
November 30 - Picture Make Up Day
December 1 - No School, Parent Conferences

PTO Family Fun Run
Thank you PTO for organizing the first annual FW Fun Run! This was a wonderful event which included a warm-up with My Gym, followed by a .8 mile run around the school, and post race goodie bags.  Fifty students joined the fun!
Warming up...

And they're off...

Following our first SOAR behavior incentive this year, the FW students earned an extra recess today.  To make things a little more interesting, a dance party was thrown in the mix. So much fun!

Kindergarten Dance Party...

Student Council had another successful food drive for the Burlington Food Pantry and we are grateful for the support of our FW families!  Twelve boxes of canned goods and non-perishable items were collected.  To celebrate, students in each grade wore a special color.  Here's Grade 3 showing off their blue. 
Way to go Francis Wyman!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Weekly Bulletin November 9, 2016

Upcoming Dates to Remember

November 11 - No School, Veteran's Day
November 16 - Grade 3 goes to Plimoth Plantation
November 16 - Used Book Store, 8:10am
November 17 - Grade 3 Concert, 8:40am show for parents
November 22 - Report Cards Go Home
November 23 - 1/2 Day of School 11:15 dismissal
November 24/25 - No School, Thanksgiving

First Used Bookstore:  Wednesday, November 16 at 8:10am. Students should check into their homerooms before they come down to the cafeteria to select books. They may bring a book to trade or 25 cents to buy a book.  

Lost and Found is FULL!  Parents - Are you missing sweatshirts, jackets, water bottles, hats, or other items from home?  They could all be here at school.  Please encourage your children to check the lost and found or better yet, stop in during school hours to have a peek yourself.  Everything will be donated before Thanksgiving. 

Our first Veteran's Day Ceremony was held on Wednesday, November 9 at the FW flagpole while the sun was brilliantly shining. We were honored to be joined by 5 local veterans all related to students or staff.  Levi DiFranza, David Nelson, Saul Portillo, Daniel Thornell, and Sean Henrikson took time out of their busy schedules to be part of this celebration. FW students sang patriotic songs, honored the flag, thanked the veterans, and listened to Taps, played on the trumpet by Mrs. Gendron A huge thank you to Mrs. Peabody and Mrs. Samuels, our music teachers, for helping to put this ceremony together.  From our Francis Wyman family, "thank you" to all our veterans for serving our country and keeping us safe!  

Friday, November 4, 2016

Weekly Bulletin November 4, 2016

Upcoming Events
November 6 - PTO Family Fun Run, registration 10:15am/Run @ 11:00am
November 8 - No School, Election Day
November 9 - 9:15am Veteran's Day Ceremony for students *see below
November 10 - No School, Professional Development
November 11 - No School, Veteran's Day

*On November 9, we will be having our first Veteran's Day Ceremony at Francis Wyman School.  This small ceremony will honor our veterans and active duty soldiers and will expose our students to a more "formal" Veteran's Day service.  In honor of the event, if your child is a scout, they are encouraged to wear their uniform to school on Wednesday.  Thank you to our veterans and active military personnel for their service to our country and for keeping us safe.

Thank you Mr. Moriya & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Francis Wyman School was honored to receive a $500 grant from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care last week.  Mr. Arif Moriya (FWS parent)  has nominated us for this award for two years.  Since we are in the beginning stages of updating our library/media center into a learning commons, the funds will be used to supply new materials for all students using this space. Mrs. Ardizzoni and Ms. Carney are seen here proudly accepting the grant.

Continuing our Fall celebration, Mr. Doiron, our new Assistant Principal, engaged these students in an integrated literacy/math activity.  He shared the story Five Little Pumpkins with all our Kindergarten students over the past week.  Thanks Mr. D!

Food Drive
The 5th grade Student Council is running their annual Food Drive supporting the Burlington Food Pantry. Please bring in canned goods and nonperishable items from now until Tuesday, November 22. Students who participate will be encouraged to participate in a themed dress up day every Friday from now until Thanksgiving. Thank you in advance for your generosity & support!

Toothpaste and Toothbrush Drive
The Burlington Food Pantry is also looking for new toothbrushes and toothpaste to fill their stock. Please consider making a donation. Collection boxes are in the main lobby of school. Thanks Again!!

What is...Adopt-A-Class?
The Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation-Dollars for Scholars will be holding an informational meeting on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:00 PM. Come find out how the Adopt a Class program works, and how you can start earning scholarship money for your student. The meeting will be held in the theatre at Kings Burlington. After the meeting, join the committee for bowling and pizza! This meeting is for Adults ONLY. Please RSVP to Debbie Keene at or call 781-272-3373. You can also visit our website for more information at:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Looking for Veterans

Francis Wyman School is putting together a small Veteran's Day ceremony for November 9th at 9:15am.  We would like to honor some local veterans and are wondering if there are some veterans who are connected to our own FW families.  Would you happen to have any veterans in your life? Please let us know!  Call Mrs. Conley in the main office at 781-273-7613.  Thank you!