Friday, June 14, 2019

Office Days In Summer

14-Jun
6/24-6/28


7/1-7/3
7/8-7/11
7/17-7/19
7/23-7/24
7/30-7/31

16-Aug
8/20-8/22

Thursday, June 6, 2019

End of Year Updates

Good Morning Everyone,

We only have 4 and 1/2 days of school left. I wanted to remind families of a few things prior to the last day of school. Grade 3 field day will be tomorrow. We thought it was going to rain today! Monday is the grade 3 field trip to Odiorne point. On Tuesday, we are having an All School Meeting to wrap up the end of the year and it will be Island day. Students are welcome to dress in Island wear and the PAC has provided all students with leis to wear and keep. A letter was sent out earlier this month that all students will also receive a snow cone from Kona Ice.

Wednesday will be the last day of school and it is an early release day. Please be patient for dismissal as we usually have a lot of car riders on this day. No lunches will be served and there is no CARES. Also, I kindly ask that all parents do exit into your cars on Wednesday or move your cars to a different location if children are gathering. We need to be able to get the buses out so that all students can get home in a timely manner.

Report cards will go home on Wednesday. Please note that all supplies are listed on our website and have been updated. These are only suggested and students will be supplied with anything that they do not bring in.

Lastly,  I am happy to announce that we have found an administrative assistant for the Shawsheen Elementary. Thank you to my committee who helped during the interview process: Mrs. Reilly, Mrs. Burke, Mrs. Gibbs, Mrs. Doherty and Mrs. McDougal.

Jennifer Sirois is a graduate of Bridgewater State College with a BA in Elementary Education. She taught for several years but decided to leave the teaching position and utilized her computer and interpersonal skills to take on a receptionist job. She has skills in software, customer service, Microsoft word, google docs, and much more. She is flexible and understands the safety and security of the main office. She also is well versed about being a teacher, understanding families and the communication, organization and urgency that can take place in a school setting. She has a wonderful personality and will be a great fit for the Shawsheen.

You may see Ms. Sirois over the next week or so as she begins the transition process. Her first official day will be July 1st!

Please note that I will post my summer days on the blog and that I am also reachable by email. Also, students are welcome to send me postcards all summer long. I love reading them and writing back!

Mrs. King

Saturday, May 25, 2019

May Updates

Good Morning Families,

We have so many May updates I did not want to delay this message for planning purposes for families. We have had a very busy month so far with field trips, class projects, the third grade learning showcase and much more. We only have about 13 days left of school!  The last day will be June 12th and no lunches will be served.  There is also NO CARES in the p.m so please plan accordingly and make sure the office is aware of how your child is going home if it is different than normal. Within those days we will have field day, the third grade field trip, Kona Ice day and we will squeeze our last All School Meeting In. 

I want to thank all the families who helped out during our Teacher Appreciation Luncheon and that week. The food was delicious and the desserts were great. Thank you to the PAC for always taking such good care of us! We appreciate it. 

We do have some staffing changes coming up and I will update families before school lets out with any new hires. I did want to let families know that Mrs. O'Reilly our Administrative Assistant is transferring over to the Woburn Street School secretary position. We will miss her and wish her the best of luck. She will be a great addition to the Woburn Street School.

Lastly, report cards will be going out the last day of school.  Students must be in school to receive the report card or it would need to be picked up that afternoon. Otherwise we will mail it to your house. I will post my work days for families during the summer and I am always available via email unless otherwise stated.

Also, remember that students are welcome to send post cards to the principal during the summer months. I love reading them, creating a bulletin board and I write back to all students who write to me. 

Below is the list of upcoming dates and enjoy your weekend,

Monday, May 27, 2019 Memorial Day - No School All
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Grade 3 Move-Up Time @ West 9:15 Grade 3
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Grade 3 Class Picture Taken All Together 11:00 Grade 3
Thursday, May 30, 2019 Gr. 1 Davis Farm Field Trip Grade 1
Thursday, May 30, 2019 Senior Walk Through Shawsheen Halls @10:30 Gr. 2&3
Friday, May 31, 2019 Young Authors Day @ Shawsheeen for Grade 2 Grade 1
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Field Day for Grade 2 Gr. 2
Wednesday, June5, 2019 Field Day for Grade 1 Gr. 1
Thursday, June 6, 2019 Field Day for Grade 3 Gr. 3
Friday, June 7, 2019 Field Day - Rain Date if Necessary ?
Monday, June 10, 2019 Field Day - Rain Date if Necessary ?
Monday, June 10, 2019 Gr. 3 Field Trip to Odiorne State Park Grade 3
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Kona Ice Truck for Shawsheen Students 11:45-1:30 All
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Last Day of School - Early Dismissal All

Thanks all,

Mrs. King

Saturday, May 4, 2019

May News and Upcoming Dates

Dear Families,

Next week is teacher appreciation week. Our PAC is sponsoring a luncheon on Friday and we are so thankful for that and appreciative of all our families do for us.

We have a very busy schedule in the upcoming 6 weeks with field trips, special days at schools, field days, concerts and projects. Please be sure to double check with your classroom teacher if you are unsure on anything specific related to your child's classroom for projects or field trips.

With the nice weather approaching, (hopefully) we are still in need of small water bottles for the students. We like to stock up in the nurses office and the main office. This will also help us out in the fall. Please feel free to drop off water bottles at car rider or bring them to the main office.

This week we have grade 3 Math MCAS taking place. This will be from Monday-Thursday and you should have your individual class schedules for that from your teacher. Friday will be a 1/2 day for our C.I.T day. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 and no lunches will be served. As always if your child is going home by a different means of transportation that day then we will need a note.

We will be having Island day again this year on June 11th. It has been a tradition for students and staff. We are ordering leis this year through the PAC for all students. It will take place after lunches and we will be sending out a letter to describe the day as we have in years past.

Just to make parents aware we are going down to five first grade classrooms next year due to enrollment and we will maintain the same amount of classrooms for second and third grade. In addition, Mrs. Lauren Cameron will be teaching third grade and Ms. Sadowski will be teaching second grade next year.

Please see the upcoming dates:
May 6-10, 2019 MCAS Math Testing - Grade 3 Grade 3
Friday, May 10, 2019 Early Dismissal Students 12:00 - No Lunch All
Thursday, May 23, 2019 Learning Showcase - Grade 3 Students Grade 3
Friday, May 24, 2019 Museum of Science Field Trip - Grade 2 Grade 2
Monday, May 27, 2019 Memorial Day - No School All
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Jazz Band Performance @ Shawsheen 9:15-9:45 Gr. 2 & 3
Thursday, May 30, 2019 Gr. 1 Davis Farm Field Trip Grade 1
Friday, May 31, 2019 Young Authors Day @ Shawsheeen for Grade 2 Grade 1
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Field Day for Grade 2 Gr. 2
Wednesday, June5, 2019 Field Day for Grade 1 Gr. 1
Thursday, June 6, 2019 Field Day for Grade 3 Gr. 3
Friday, June 7, 2019 Field Day - Rain Date if Necessary ?
Monday, June 10, 2019 Field Day - Rain Date if Necessary ?
Monday, June 10, 2019 Gr. 3 Field Trip to Odiorne State Park Grade 3
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Kona Ice Truck for Shawsheen Students 11:45-1:30 All
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Last Day of School if NO More Snow Days are Used All

Thanks for all you do to support our students and have a great week,

Mrs. King

Teacher Appreciation Week is Next Week

Whose Child is This?

Author Unknown
"Whose child is this?" I asked one day
Seeing a little one out at play
"Mine", said the parent with a tender smile
"Mine to keep a little while
To bathe his hands and comb his hair
To tell him what he is to wear
To prepare him that he may always be good
And each day do the things he should"

"Whose child is this?" I asked again
As the door opened and someone came in
"Mine", said the teacher with the same tender smile
"Mine, to keep just for a little while
To teach him how to be gentle and kind
To train and direct his dear little mind
To help him live by every rule
And get the best he can from school"

"Whose child is this?" I ask once more
Just as the little one entered the door
"Ours" said the parent and the teacher as they smiled
And each took the hand of the little child
"Ours to love and train together
Ours this blessed task forever."

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

WHAM walk reminder

Wilmington Public Schools

Joins the 7th Every Kid Healthy Celebration Week

Tomorrow at 2:10-2:40 we will be walking around the outside of the building for 30 minutes. Parents are welcome to join in on the walk or watch from the parking lot. 



The Every Kid Healthy national movement celebration promotes and reinforces the WPS beliefs in healthy eating, physical activity, nutrition education and physical education for academic success.  
During this week long celebration all students will participate in W.H.A.M. Wilmington Healthy Actively Moving walk at their school.  Each school will schedule the W.H.A.M. walk for thirty minutes of physical activity.  The walking will demonstrate the importance of 60 minutes of daily physical activity for health and wellness.
All children will participate in the W.H.A.M. walk with classmates, teachers and family.