Friday, October 20, 2017

October Updates

Good Morning Families,

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:

Monday, October 23, 2017Make-up Day for Vision and Hearing Screening
Tuesday, October 24, 2017Fire Safety Program
Wednesday, October 25, 2017Grade 3 Eyes on Owls Presentation
Tuesday, October 31, 2017Benton WEF Walk 2:00-2:20 @ Shawsheen Elem.
Thursday, November 02, 2017Shawsheen Picture Day
Tuesday, November 7, 2017Students No School - Teacher Prof. Development Day
Friday, November 10, 2017No School - Holiday
Monday, November 20, 2017Grade 2 Field Trip to Plimoth Plantation
Wednesday, November 22, 2017Early Dismissal 12:00
Thursday, November 23, 2017No School - Holiday
Friday, November 24, 2017No School - Holiday
Thursday, November 30, 2017Gr. 1 Starlab Enrichment Program
Thursday, December 07, 2017Early Dismissal - Parent Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, December 12, 2017Gr. 1 Dress Rehearsal for Concert
Wednesday, December 13, 2017Grade 1 Concert @ Shawsheen
Wednesday, December 20, 2017Snow Date if Needed for Gr.1 Concert
Friday, December 22, 2017Early Dismissal 12:00
Dec. 25, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018No School - Winter Break

Monday, October 16, 2017

An IEP for My Child

An IEP for My Child

A Workshop for Parents and Professionals

An IEP for My Child: Explains the Individual Education Program (IEP)

document, its development, how to articulate a vision, write

measurable annual goals, monitor a child’ progress and understand how

the document will support a student

This workshop will be presented by the Federation for Children with
Special Needs

Date: Monday October 23, 2017

Location: Wilmington High School Large Media Room

Time: 6:30-8:00PM


Sponsored by the Wilmington Special Education Parent Advisory Council

The Wilmington Special Education Parent Advisory Council (Wilmington SEPAC) provides education and support to parents, school personnel and the broader
community on special education issues and services. The Wilmington SEPAC works towards creating an environment of respect, support and appropriate education for
all children with special needs in our community and to ensure that student needs under Chapter 766 and other applicable laws are being met. The Wilmington
SEPAC’s mission is to promote and support an innovative educational environment where children with special education needs have equal access to opportunities and
are encouraged to reach their full potential.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Joanne Benton WEF WALK

No automatic alt text available.The Joanne Benton
WEF Walk 

In honor of the late Joanne Benton, former Superintendent of Schools, we have decided to officially rename the WEF Walk after Mrs. Benton. She created this fundraising event which has become a tradition in our schools. The walk reinforces the Wilmington Public School’s belief in physical activity, healthy eating, nutrition and physical education for all students’ academic success.
What is WEF? The Wilmington Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to supporting innovation and excellence in the Wilmington Public Schools. Our goal is to enhance and increase educational opportunities for all Wilmington students by providing funds for innovative programs that are not otherwise funded through the school budget.
This K- 5 fitness walk has become the largest fundraiser supporting WEF and the many grant programs WEF offers every year. One half of the funds raised at each school will be given back to the school in the form of a School Grant in order to fulfill the needs and wishes of the school.
Students are encouraged to ask family and friends to sponsor them in this walk.  They are invited to wear Halloween costumes, favorite sports team shirts, or orange and black colors for the walk.  Each school will conduct the walk on Tuesday, October 31st.
The fitness walk rain date will be Friday November 3, 2017.
On the reverse side of this form is the sponsor sheet each student should use and return with funds prior to the Walk on Monday, October 30th. You can also make an online donation here:
For more information, please visit the Wilmington Educational Foundation’s site:

Joanne Benton WEF Walk
Student Name: _________________________________________________________
School: ________________________________________________Room # ________
Sponsor’s Name
Sponsor Donation


Checks can be made payable to Wilmington Educational Foundation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion,  national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Amazing Job Today!




Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

All School Meeting-September

All School Meeting

We had our first all school meeting today! The students did a terrific job. We talked about the 3 R's which included respect, responsibility and resilience! We also talked about kindness week "filling people's buckets" and Stomp out Bullying day on Monday.

Here is a link to a song and video that we watched. The students really enjoyed it.

kindness song

Have a great day,

Mrs. King