Monday, May 21, 2018

Revised Calendar of Events

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Incoming Gr. 1 Food Allergy Transition Kinder Shawsheen
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Grade 3 Dress Rehersal for Concert 3 Shawsheen
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Grade 3 Concert 9:30 & 11:30 3 Shawsheen
Monday, May 28, 2018 Memorial Day - No School All Shawsheen
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Mosquito Presentation (C21, C22, B13)   Shawsheen
Thursday, May 31, 2018 Senior Walk Thru @ 10:30-10:45 All Shawsheen Hallways
Friday, June 1, 2018 Middle School Jazz Band Concert 9:15-9:45 3, 1 Shawsheen
Friday, June 01, 2018 Grade 2 Field Trip to Museum of Science 2 Boston
Friday, June 01, 2018 Grade 1 Orgranism Project Viewing 2-2:30 1 Shawsheen Gr. 1 Classrooms
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Grade 3 Field Trip to Odiorne in Rye, NH 3 Rye, NH
Thursday, June 07, 2018 Grade 2 Young Author's Day 2:00-2:45 2 Grade 2 Classrooms
Thursday, June 07, 2018 Grade 1 Orientation for Kindergarten Parents Kinder Shawsheen 6:30-7:30 PM
Monday, June 11, 2018 Grade 3 Field Day 3 Shawsheen
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Wilm. Public Library - promoting summer reading   Shawsheen Library
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Grade 2 Field Day 2 Shawsheen
Thursday, June 14, 2018 Grade 1 Field Day 1 Shawsheen
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Rain Date for Grade 2 or 3 Field Day if Needed 2 Shawsheen
Friday, June 15, 2018 Rain Date for 1, 2, or 3 Field Day if Needed 3 Shawsheen
Monday, June 18, 2018 Kona Ice/Hawaiian Day 11:55-1:30 All Shawsheen
Monday, June 18, 2018 Rain Date for Grade 1, 2 or 3 Field Day if Needed 1 Shawsheen
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Last Day of School - Half Day All Shawsheen

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May Updates

Welcome May!!!

We have a very busy month as you can imagine with winding down from the school year, field trips and concerts!

Today is teacher appreciation day and this week the PAC is providing a luncheon for the teachers on Friday. We all love that so much and appreciate all the families that help out and the PAC.

Tomorrow we are going to do Sports Day! Wear your favorite sports team, hats etc. Maybe the Celtics!

On Thursday evening is the PAC Ice cream social. We sent out a reminder notice the other day. This is a great opportunity to have a special ice cream treat, contribute to the PAC and maybe win a raffle item. Thank you for everyone who contributed to the raffle baskets. They look great!

Friday will be an early dismissal day. Please be sure that your child brings in a note if they are getting dismissed by a different means of transportation. Also, no lunches will be served.

Teachers are beginning the placement process. Just a reminder about the process so that families understand the many components that go into placement. We have several stages prior to it being finalized. Our goal is making balanced classrooms including male/female ratio, service deliveries, reading, classroom size and much more.

MCAS is May 14th and 15th for MATH for grade 3 students. 

We have some community events coming up.

The WPS Behavioral Health Task is presenting the 3rd Annual Behavioral Health Provider Fair, “Mind, Body and Goals” on May 15th. See http://wpsk12.com  headlines for more info! This is a great opportunity for all families. Please consider attending.

The Pan Mass Challenge for kids will be on Sunday, May 20th. We will have a table set up at the Ice Cream social for information on signing up. We are trying to help Ms. Hendee to have more kids signed up than previous years. Below is some information and you can sign up on line. I will be there to cheer on Shawsheen participants with a special sign with all the students name on it!

Lastly as summer approaches if any families need assistance in pursuing summer camps or information, please feel free to contact me.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, May 10th- Ice Cream Social
Friday, May 11th-Early Release Day
Monday, May 14th- Grade 3 MCAS
Tuesday, May 15th- Grade 3 MCAS
Tuesday, May 15th-Behavioral Health Fair
Friday, May 18th-Grade 1 field trip to Davis Farmland
Sunday, May 20th-Kids PMC Ride
Thursday, May 24th-Grade 3 concert and Mass Projects

Thank you all and have a great week,

Mrs. King

Thursday, April 12, 2018

April Updates

Good Afternoon Families,

We have had a such a busy month in April so far filled with exciting school activities in the classrooms and outside of school. The third grade students completed the ELA MCAS testing last week and will have the Math MCAS in May. All grade three classrooms went to the State House Field trip this week and they got to take a tour.

Mrs. Flaherty's class was able to go to the firehouse on Tuesday to accept a 1000 dollar donation from BFIT Bruins foundation. The 1000 dollars worth of recess equipment was donated in the form of street hockey equipment, nets and much more. The firefighters in Wilmington were one of the top fundraising teams in the Bfit challenge at TDBank North this year so we are delighted that they chose the Shawsheen to share this grant with. The students had a wonderful time playing hockey against them!

The First graders will be viewing the Animal habitat program from the Museum of science tomorrow during the day. They are very excited to see in action all that they have been learning about in class.

After vacation week on Tuesday, April 24th the Shawsheen will be doing the Get Fit Walk Around the School for about 20 minutes. This will begin at 2:10. Families are welcome to come and walk with their child or watch from the parking lot.

In May, we have the Ice Cream social on May 10th. The PAC has sent out letters for donations toward the raffle baskets. It is a great evening and Fundraising event for the school. Special guests  will be there to scoop the ice cream!

You may notice that your children are coming home to tell you that they Pawsome. We are rolling out our student recognition system where students can earn Paws for showing respect, resilience and responsibility. So far it has been great!

Also, the STEM fair is tonight at the Middle School. Hoping to see families there.

Thank you everyone and have a wonderful vacation week.

Mrs. King

Monday, April 2, 2018

Mrs. Gibbs Survey!


Parents and guardians I want to hear from you! Please take two minutes to fill out my survey so I can provide you with resources as we support your children together!


Thank You



Friday, March 23, 2018

March Updates


Good Morning Families,

Thank you all so much for attending parent/teacher conferences over the past week. I hope that all families were able to reach out to your child's classroom teacher in someway. As you are aware students have been continuing to do reading celebration month here at Shawsheen. To conclude our month of celebrating we are sharing short video clips of teachers talking about books they love. The students did see this at lunches but I promised them I would send the link home for them to re-watch with their families if they wanted to. In addition, I am sending the challenge home to any families that want to create their own flip video. Below are the directions and the link. You would be part of the montage from all other students who complete it. By participating you are giving permission for anyone on the video to be viewed by others. On Thursday, March 29th we will watch the videos that were submitted during lunches.

https://flipgrid.com/30168a

To view teacher videos

or use code


How to Enter Your Own Video


You will need a children’s book or your favorite book to talk about. You may record this video wherever you want as long as your device has a video component.
1.      Go to  https://info.flipgrid.com/
2.      Go to the square that says enter a flip code and click on it.
3.      Enter Flip Code: 
4.      Click on reading celebration.
5. Click on the green plus sign.
6.     You can hit the red record button and start recording.
8.      When you are done with your video, click on the green arrow on the right
9.      Continue with the green arrow.
10.  Step 3 will be to take a selfie and then if you want you can pick an emotion or emoji to add. Hit the green arrow again.
11.  At the end you do have to enter your first and last Initial. Then SCROLL down to hit submit!!!!
**All videos will be approved by me prior to posting for others to see+++

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, March 30th NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 Grade 3 MCAS ELA
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Grade 3 MCAS ELA
Friday, April 13, 2018 Grade 1 Animal Habitats Enrichment Program
April 16-April 20, 2018 April Vacation Week
Friday, May 11, 2018 Early Dismissal @ 12:00
Monday, May 14, 2018 Grade 3 MCAS Math
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Grade 3 MCAS Math

Thank you all and have a great well deserved weekend!

Mrs. King

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Weekly Updates

Good Afternoon,

I hope all our families were able to recover from the most recent snowstorm. Here are some updates and reminders for tomorrow and next week.

* Tomorrow is the second grade concert in the gym. All the classes and times are the same as previously sent home.
* Tomorrow is also HAT day. We are accepting monetary donations from students that will go to the special Olympics in Wilmington. Please see below for details.
* Report cards were supposed to go out on Monday. Due to the two snow days we will be sending home report cards on Wednesday.
* Thursday will be an early release day for parent/teacher conferences. Dismissal will be at 12:00 and no lunches will be served.
Monetary donations of any amount may be sent to the office during the week of March 12th-16th.
Checks may be made out to Special Olympics Massachusetts with Wilmington Unified SDG in the memo.

Hats will still be permitted without a donation.

Thank you all and have a great day,

Mrs. King

Friday, March 9, 2018

Special Olympics Hat Day Friday March 16th

Fundraiser for Wilmington's 2nd annual Special Olympics

Monetary donations of any amount may be sent to the office during the week of March 12th-16th.
Checks may be made out to Special Olympics Massachusetts with Wilmington Unified SDG in the memo.

Hats will still be permitted without a donation.

Thank you