Friday, January 11, 2019

January News

Good Afternoon,

Thank you to all our families and staff for all the many contributions over the past months. Between Festival of Trees, Donations for Wilmington Families, and donations for the PAC fundraisers, it has been much appreciated. Please be sure to check the PAC's Facebook page and web page for upcoming events such as Trivia Night on March 22nd. I know it sells out fast!

This month we have many exciting things happening in the school. Rob Surette is coming in on Monday for an enrichment program for all students. This should be very exciting. Rob has traveled around the world exploring education through his art. This is his you tube video link below

On Friday we will be having our All School Meeting where we will continue to discuss upcoming events, PBIS and an incentive for filling up our Piggy School Bank from the PAC. Thank you so much for any families who have sent in bags of coins. The students are having a blast handing them in and filling the piggy bank up.  Please have students wear their Shawsheen t-shirts or Shawsheen gear on Friday for the All School Meeting!

Also in January we will be having our first Grade 1 music informances. The notice has been sent out to families from Ms. Rene on what this is. Ms. Rene in accordance with the music department is excited to try this out with students and families this year. We hope to see families attend their child's session in January and there will be an opportunity to provide feedback to Ms. Rene.

Just a few reminders that it is getting cold out there and we do go out for recess unless it is in the warning zone on our weather guide. Please be sure students come in properly dressed with warm jackets, hats and gloves. Also, if any families need any extra jackets, hats or gloves please let me know. We always keep extras here and are happy to confidentially supply whatever families may need.

For grade 3 families, information about MCAS dates and background information will be sent out in the next week or so. 

Please see the back for upcoming dates.

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy January!

Mrs. King

Upcoming Dates Revised 1/11/19

Monday, January 14, 2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
Rob Surette Enrichment
ALL Schoool Meeting (wear shawsheen T-Shirts)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
Friday, January 25, 2019 Early Dismissal for Students - 12:00 No Lunch
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Grade 1 Music Informances (Snow Date 2/5/19)
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Grade 1 Music Informances (Snow Date 2/6/19)
Thursday, January 31, 2019 Grade 1 Music Informances (Snow Date 2/7/19)
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Dental Program 9:30-10:30 AM
February 18-22, 2019 School Vacation Week - Return on 2/25/19
Friday, March 08, 2019 Early Dismissal for Students - 12:00 No Lunch
Sunday, March 10, 2019 Daylight Savings Time - Spring Ahead!
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Early Dismissal for Students - (12:00 No Lunch) PAREN/TEACHER CONF.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 Learning Showcase - Grade 3 Students
March 26, 27, 28, 29, 2019 Grade 2 Music Informances
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 Grade 2 Dig Into Dinosaurs Enrichment Program
Thursday, April 04, 2019 Grade 2 Dig Into Dinosaurs Enrichment Program
April 8-11, 2019 ELA MCAS Testing - Grade 3
April 15-19, 2019 April Vacation - Return April 22nd.
May 6-10, 2019 MCAS Math Testing - Grade 3
Friday, May 10, 2019 Early Dismissal Students 12:00 - No Lunch
Monday, May 27, 2019 Memorial Day - No School
Monday, June 10, 2019 Gr. 3 Field Trip to Odiorne State Park
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Last Day of School if NO Snow Days are Used

Friday, December 21, 2018

December Updates and Happy New Year

Thank you to all the parents who have contributed to the staff, students and community in some way this December. Between the many collections with Festival of Trees, Toys for Wilmington Children, Craft Parties, Volunteering, PAC contributions and much more. We truly appreciate it.
We have had a very busy month in December and we have a well needed break coming up. Just a reminder that tomorrow will be an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 and there will be NO cares and No lunches will be served. Please be sure that your child has a note on how they are getting home if it is a different means of transportation than usual. Also, tomorrow car rider will be very busy in the p.m. due to CARES not being available. Please be patient with the process tomorrow so that all students are safe in the parking lot.
Lastly, the PBIS team has been going strong and the students now have completed all the lessons on respect, resilience and responsibility.  The Shawsheen PBIS team is looking to add a parent volunteer. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. It is a proactive and interactive approach to establish a social culture in a school that supports social emotional and academic success. The purpose is to establish a school climate where appropriate behavior is the norm. The team meets twice a month. Some meetings are on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 and some meetings are on Thursdays from 3:00-4:00. The volunteer should be able to commit to most meetings. If you are interested in joining the team please let the team know by completing the Google Form below.

I want to wish everyone a happy, safe and restful break. We will see you in the New Year!

Mrs. King

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

December Updates

Good Morning Families,
We have had another very busy month! Over the past few weeks we had our Author Visit for the entire school. First grade had the Starlab enrichment program and second grade went on their annual field trip to Plimouth Plantation. We also have many amazing things to celebrate such as our new buddy bench. We will be debuting our buddy bench video at the school committee meeting on December 12th if any families would like to tune in at 7:00 p.m. We also had the Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks deliver our annual dictionaries gift to our third graders. This is such an amazing tradition that they started about 12 years ago with the schools and it is very much appreciated. In addition, as a school we participated in Festival of Trees over the past weekend and we won for most spirited school tree! Below is a picture of our tree. Thank you to everyone for helping to make this tree happen. 
This week we had bus evacuation and the students all had an opportunity to practice and had a review on bus safety with Officer Moon. Also, on Thursday of this week are parent/teacher conferences. There will be an early release day on Thursday and no lunches will be served. Students will be dismissed at 12 noon. If your child is going home by a different means of transportation, please send in a note. In addition, please be sure to enter and exit through the front door during conferences. CARES is still going on and we will have students in the building so all doors will be locked. Someone will be at the office to let families in.
We are collecting Toys for Wilmington children for one more week. If you have any donations you would like to drop off during conferences or send in with your child the bin is in front of the office. 
December 13th is picture retake day.
Upcoming dates

Thursday, Dec 13th
Retake for Picture Day

Thursday, December 06, 2018
Early Dismissal - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday, December 21, 2018
Early Dismissal at 12:00
December 22-Jan 1, 2019
Winter Break - No School
Thank you all and have a great week,
Mrs. King

Friday, November 16, 2018

Wildcat Gear!!!

This isn't the best snow for a snowman, so stay inside and shop for your Wildcat Gear!!
TODAY is the last day to order, shop closes at midnight!
All important info is on the sale page, please make note of delivery dates, etc. as this page will be inaccessible when the sale closes.
Thank you to all those who've ordered, $500 in sales so far!!!

Shawsheen Updates

Good Morning,

Thank you to all the families who have contributed to the Festival of Trees. We have plenty of items now for under the Snow Day Tree. Please be sure to stop by the first weekend in December at the hall to check out all the amazing trees. All the proceeds as you know go to the WOW foundation, which helps to support our community in so many ways. After Thanksgiving we will be leaving our yearly bin outside of the office to collect toys for the Wilmington Fire Department to Support Wilmington Children as well.

This week we had our practice Alice Drill. The students and staff followed all the procedures and protocol. They did a great job. We will continue to practice all our safety drills throughout the year including different scenarios.

Next week is a busy week. Second graders have a field trip on Monday to Plimouth Plantation. The second grade team will be sending out a reminder regarding attire and details for Monday. We will have an All School Meeting on Tuesday so please have students wear their shawsheen t-shirts or Shawsheen gear! We will be reviewing our 3 R's of respect, responsibility and resilience pertaining to different locations in the school such as bathroom, hallways and recess. In addition we will be showing a video which I will share with parents after the students view it on our Buddy Bench and how to utilize it.

On Wednesday we have an early release. Students will be released at 12:00. No lunches will be served and no afternoon cares. Please be sure if your child is going home by a different means of transportation that they have a note.

Also, the week after when we return we have the Author Visit on  the Wednesday and we have Star Lab coming in for First graders on Thursday.

Thank you for all your support and have a great Thanksgiving,

Mrs. King

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, November 21, 2018Early Dismissal for Students. 12:00 DismissalAll
Thursday, November 22, 2018No School - Thanksgiving HolidayAll
Friday, November 23, 2018No School - Thanksgiving HolidayAll
Thursday, November 29, 2018Star Lab Enrichment for Grade 11
Saturday and Sunday, Dec 1-2Festival of Trees (WOW)
Monday, Dec 3rdReport Cards Go Home
Thursday, Dec 13thRetake for Picture Day
Thursday, December 06, 2018Early Dismissal - Parent/Teacher ConferencesAll
Friday, December 21, 2018Early Dismissal at 12:00All
December 22-Jan 1, 2019Winter Break - No SchoolAll

Monday, October 22, 2018

Festival Of Trees 2018

Dear Families,

This year the Shawsheen will be contributing to the Festival of Trees for the WOW foundation who does so much for our families and schools! The theme will be Snow Day and the students at the Shawsheen have helped to come up with some ideas on what to contribute for donations. I am sending this out early as the Festival is the first weekend in December and I know how busy things can get.

If any families can make a donation we would much appreciate it. All donations can go to the main office from now until November 21st.

We would like to split up the donations by Grade levels. Please see below for suggested donations:

Grade 3: Things to do inside on a snowy day.
                       * Snuggle up with a blanket
                       * Movies, popcorn and snacks
                        * Books
                        * Baking goods or Hot Chocolate
Grade 2: Things to do outside.
                     * Snow Gear (mittens, gloves, hats)
                     * Sleds
                     * Snow fort tools
                     * snowman making

Grade 1: Things to do with your family.
                     * Arts and Crafts
                      * Card Games
                      * Board Games
                     * fake snow for under the tree

Thank you all,

Mrs. King