Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Early Release Day Reminder

Good Afternoon Shawsheen Families,

I wanted to send a reminder that Friday, December 23, 2016 is an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 12:00. There is NO afternoon CARES and no lunches will be served. Also, the school will be closed for winter vacation through Monday, January 2, 2017. School will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Also, we are trying to replenish our indoor recess board games, cards and lego selection within many of our classrooms. If you happen to have any gently used or new indoor recess games, we will be collecting them after winter break until the second week of January. Please bring them to the main office and we will distribute them.

Thank you and have a great week!

Mrs. King

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Morning Car Rider Procedures

Good Afternoon,

I just wanted to remind families about our drop off procedures in the mornings. Recently, we have had an increase in the amount of cars dropping off and in order to make this an efficient process we encourage families to do the following:

* When dropping off, utilize the two row system. We have a crossing guard on duty from 8:30-8:55 a.m and she is there to be sure the students proceed safely along the crosswalk.

* Your child can get out of the car even if you are 2-3 cars back on either side and walk down the yellow line to the crossing guard and then proceed onto the white crosswalk. This will help with exiting and moving the cars along.

* If you would like to walk your child to the door, you must park in the lot and walk up to the crossing guard and utilize the crosswalk.

* Lastly, any preparation you can do ahead of time to ensure that your child can exit the car efficiently will help move things along.

As always when the buses arrive we do our best to hold up the car riders to let the students get off the buses. No cars are allowed to pass a bus or are allowed to go around it when the lights are flashing or the students are exiting the buses. An administrator is on duty outside to help facilitate this daily.

Thank you all for helping to make his process work more smoothly,

Mrs. King

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

December Updates

Good Morning,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday break. We had been very busy filling our Thankful Turkeys and this month we will be working on kindness reindeer. Teachers will be adding antlers to the school reindeer when catching students doing kind-full acts. The students have also helped to decorate the Shawsheen Tree for the Festival of Tress this weekend by writing their favorite book or message on the tree.

Coming up in the next week is our parent/teacher conferences on December 8th which is an early release day. All doors will be locked on this day as our CARES program is still going on. Please be sure to use the front door when entering and exiting the building.

Our Shawsheen leaders club has been busy organizing all the lost and found items which are now located on the stage. They have also delivered any clothing with names on it to students or classrooms. Please take a look on the blog for any items that may look familiar. We will be donating the items in the next few weeks if not claimed.

Lastly, we have a Toys for Wilmington Children bin outside the office organized by the Wilmington Fire Department. Students can bring in unwrapped toys or donations up until December 12th.  During parent/teacher conferences would also be a great time to bring these items in. In addition to all the other events we have our second grade concert on December 15th. More information will be sent out to second grade families. We have many events and dates coming up in December, please view the upcoming dates below. You can also view the Shawsheen calendar on our website for events and the Principal's blog for any updates.

November 30th-6:00-7:00 Title One presents Readers Workshop for parents at the Woburn Street School
December 5th-Workshop for parents at the WMS on Anxiety in children 6:30
December 5th-Report cards go home
December 6th-Hour of Code at Woburn Street School 6:30-7:30
December 8th-Early release day due to parent/teacher conferences
December 12th-PAC meeting at 9:30 a.m at West
December 15th-Second grade concert
December 23rd-Early Release for Holiday Break!

Thank you,

Mrs. King

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Please view some of our lost and found items. They will be on the stage for another week and then we will be donating them. We went through all the clothes and handed back all we found with names. 

Thank you to our student leader club for helping with this!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Join the Hour of Code!

Join the Hour of Code!

Wilmington K-5 families are welcome to join us for the Hour of Code Family Event on Tuesday, December 6th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Woburn Street School to celebrate Computer Science in Education Week.  Families can participate in web based coding games, hands on robotics, and offline coding activities.  

Sign up to attend through the attached flyer:  https://goo.gl/b1Q1DF 

Thanksgiving Break

I want to remind you that this Wednesday, November 23, 2016 is an early release day. Lunches will not be served and there is no afternoon CARES program. School will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.