We have had a another great week and have some exciting events coming up. This week we received a certificate for participating in the Ella's Way program in recognition of our efforts in stomp out bullying week. Although, the official week ended we are continuing on with the message of respect, resilience and responsibility.
We are also going to reuse our kindness chains for the Shawsheen WEF tree for Festival of Trees. We will be donating a tree as we have traditionally and the theme is Fill Your Bucket. Under the tree will be buckets full of books. We are extending the donations this year to include students if any families would like to donate a book. This is completely voluntary. Please have your child or a member of your family write a note on the inside cover for the lucky recipient. We will be collecting these through the month of November.
Next week we have the Eyes on Owls presentation coming in for grade 3. This coordinates with the science curriculum and it has been a tradition for years to have this program come. In addition, we will be having the Fire Safety program for all students next week in the cafeteria. Lastly, we will be scheduling our practice ALICE drill for sometime in early November.
Some amazing news is that we ordered through the PAC a weather station! It is now located on our roof and Mr. McInerney is our official weather reporter.
You can click the link below to see current temps, wind speeds and most importantly, the real-feel temp for recess! Please add the link to your bookmarks for future reference.
You may wonder why it brings you to Pattenville, MA... We are not 100% sure. Apparently the East Billerica/RT 129 Wilmington area and a small part of Tewksbury are referred to the "Pattenville" neighborhood. I've yet to find an exact reason why but this "neighborhood" includes our Shawsheen School. If anyone discovers anything about this, please let us know as this will be a fun fact to share with the students.
Also, coming up is Picture day on November 2nd and on November 4th is the Shawsheen/West PAC Winter Festival being held at the Shawsheen. The PAC is still looking for volunteers for bake sales, set up and much more. Please consider helping out and below is a sign up link that will go directly to the PAC representatives.
Lastly, I just want to thank and acknowledge all of our parent volunteers. This past month we have had parents come in and support the Stomp Out Bullying efforts, Vision and Screening, Mystery readers, Read for the Record, Field Trips, PAC support and much more. WE truly appreciate it, so thank you.
Below is an updated list of dates: