Thursday, May 18, 2017

Believe In Boston--Show Celtics Pride

Let's show some Boston Spirit Tomorrow!
Feel free to wear the color green, Celtics Wear, hats or any other favorite team!
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May Updates

Good Morning Families.

We have about 5 weeks of school left! I can’t believe how fast the year has gone by and how much the students have grown academically, socially and physically. First grade students learned Fundations and will continue on with this phonemic awareness program for second grade. Also, first grade students worked on the Envisions math program and began reader’s workshop. Students are doing great with this and have improved on their sustained reading time and comprehension. I love going into the classrooms and talking to students who are reading independently on what they are reading or about the characters in the story. Second grade students are also implementing Fundations this year and have started planning lessons and trialing a few to begin reader’s workshop for next year. Third grade is also implementing Readers Workshop and the students are participating in sustained reading time, mini lessons, and conferring with the teacher. This will continue in all grades for next year. Third grade students also just completed the ELA MCAS test and will be taking the Math MCAS on May 16th and 17th. Teachers will be completing their end of the year assessments in the upcoming month in reading and math.

Next week students have an early release day on Friday, May 12th and the teachers will have a curriculum improvement afternoon. Teachers will begin the first of many placement phases. Please note that many factors go into placement such as class size, girl/boy ratio, students on an IEP, students with reading services, students on a 504, relationship mapping/social skills and much more. Teachers consider all aspects and try to formulate the best class group as a whole so that all students have a successful year. We review these lists several times before finalizing placement which will appear on your child’s report card the last day of school.

Some last minute reminders about entering and exiting the school especially with all the upcoming projects. If the projects are in the cafeteria or we have a concert someone will be standing at the back door to let parents in and out. If you are dismissing your child and it is the end of the day, the teacher will have a sign out sheet available. Also, please be mindful when pulling in and out of the parking lot at arrival and dismissal to exit the exit only. It is very dangerous if cars exit while the buses are pulling in. We appreciate your cooperation with this.

Here are a few more upcoming dates:

Thursday, May 4th-Dinosaur Showcase Grade 2 in Cafeteria
Thursday, May 11th-Incoming first grade orientation 9:30 and evening for parents at 6:00 p.m
Tuesday, May 16th-Grade 3 MCAS
Wednesday, May 17th-Grade 3 MCAS
Tuesday, May 23rd-Grade 1 Field Trip to Davis Farm
Thursday, May 25th-Grade one parent viewing of projects at 2:15
Friday, May 26th-Grade 3 concert and project viewing, Grade two field trip to Museum of Science

Thank you all and have a wonderful week,

Mrs. King

Friday, April 28, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Happy April Break and Upcoming Dates

Good Afternoon Families,

I can't believe it is already April vacation. The students have had such a wonderful month so far with the exploration on the playground with new recess equipment, the grade three state house field trip, and the Bug World Presentation for grade one. This is a reminder that the Ice Cream Social is this evening. The PAC is collecting food for the food pantry in Wilmington at the door. Also, there will be lots and lots of raffles for anyone interested! Lastly, there is no school this Friday and school will resume on April 24th. 

On April 24th, the WEF will be supporting the WHAM walk this year. Students were sent home with flyers for donating to the walk. All students and staff will be participating in walking around the school from 10:00-10:30 on Monday. All families are invited to attend and watch or walk with us.

On April 27th the Town of Wilmington will be hosting the Special Olympics. This should be a very special day for many of our students and families.

Below is a list of more upcoming events that we have scheduled until the end of the school year. Please note that we will be updating this as the school year comes to a close.

April 14-23, 2017 SCHOOL VACATION ALL
Monday, April 24, 2017 WEF Walk 10:00  ALL Shawsheen
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Town of Wilmington Special Olympics
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Dinosaur Showcase 2 Cafeteria
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Incoming Gr. 1 Orientation (9:30-10:30) Kinder Shawsheen
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Incoming Gr. 1 Orientation (6:00-7:00 PM) Kinder Shawsheen
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Grade 3 MCAS Math 3 Shawsheen
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Grade 3 MCAS Math 3 Shawsheen
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Grade 1 Field Trip/Davis Farm 1 Davis Farm
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Food Allergy Transition Meeting/Nurse Kinder Shawsheen

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Students view Grade 1 Projects 1-2:15 2,3 Shawsheen
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Grade 1 Parent Viewing of Projects @2:15 1 Shawsheen
Friday, May 26, 2017 Grade 3 Concert (9:30 and 11:15) 3 Shawsheen
Friday, May 26, 2017 Massachusetts Projects-Family's Visit 3 Classrooms
Friday, May 26, 2017 Grade 2 Field Trip - Museum of Science 2 Museum of Science
Monday, May 29, 2017 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day ALL
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Grade 2 - Young Authors Day (Parents Visit) 2 Shawsheen
Friday, June 02, 2017 Grade 3 Odiorne Park Field Trip 3 Odiorne Park, Rye NH
Friday, June 02, 2017 Jr. Jazz Band Performance (Gr. 1 & 2) 1, 2 Shawsheen
Monday, June 5, 2017 Field Day Outside TBD Shawsheen
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Field Day Outside TBD Shawsheen
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Field Day Outside TBD Shawsheen
Thursday, June 8, 2017 Field Day Outside TBD Shawsheen
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 West Allergy Transition 3 West School
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Grade 3 Move Up Day at West School 3 West School
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Kona Ice/Hawaiian Day All Students All Shawsheen


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The Ice Cream Social Is Tonight at the West between 6-8 for Shawsheen and West Families.
Please join us for ice cream and check out the raffle baskets.
The PAC is collecting donations for the food drive at the door.

Sunday, April 2, 2017




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Thursday, March 30, 2017

April News

Good Afternoon Families,

April is finally here and we have so many fun events and field trips coming up for all three grade levels.  I am also hoping the nice weather will allow the students to get some sunlight and exercise in the next coming month! We have ordered and received new recess equipment that we are excited to share with the students once the fields clear up.

Coming up in this month, we have Grade 3 ELA MCAS next week on April 4, 5, and 6th. It is our expectation that all grade students will participate in this and try their best. Notices have been sent out to grade 3 families on preparations for these days.  In addition, grade 1 will have an enrichment program on Bugs on April 11th. They have been exploring this in their science unit and now will have an opportunity to have hands on exploration. During that same week, grade 3 students will be visiting the state house. This has been a traditional trip for grade 3 students and they are looking forward to it.

We will also be having the Ice Cream Social on April 12th at the West. Please see the flyer that went home with the information. The PAC will be collecting for the food drive and providing free admission. Remember to send some items in for the raffle baskets based on the PAC notice sent home.

School vacation week will begin April 14th and last until April 23rd. Once we arrive back, on that Monday students will be doing the WHAM walk. At the Shawsheen we will be all walking as a school at 10:00 a.m for 30 minutes. Families are welcome to attend and walk with their child or surround the outside by the back lot where we will be walking. A flyer was sent home for donations that will go to the WEF foundation which gives back to the schools. Please feel free to send those donations in.

Wilmington is thrilled to host the special Olympics this year. This will be held at the high school on April 27th from 9-1.

For continued up to date happenings, please take a look out our school google calendar on the webpage or the principal blog.

Other Dates:
May 4th- second grade dinosaur showcase
May 11th-Incoming Grade 1 orientation (9:30-10:30) and evening session for parents 6-7
May 16th and 17th-Grade 3 MCAS Math
May 23rd-Grade 1 field trip to Davis Farm
May 26th-Mass Project and Family Visit and Grade 3 Concert Combo
May 26th-Grade 2 field trip Musuem of Science
May 29th-No School Memorial Day
June 1-Grade 2 Authors Day
June 2nd-Grade 3 Ordione park trip
June 5th-8th- Field Day (grade level days TBD)

Thank you all and have a wonderful month!

Mrs. King