Dear Boutwell Families,
The Fall Book Fair schedule is below. You are invited to join your child during their library times. Please contact the school if you have any questions. We hope you are able to join us!
Thursday, September 19th
Room 11 - Mrs. Smith AM Session only - 9:00-9:30am
Room 1- Ms. Healy - 9:30-10:00am
Room 12 - Mrs. Vrakatitsis - 10:00-10:30am
Room 11 - Mrs. Smith PM Session only - 11:30am-12:00pm
Friday, September 20th
Room 6 - Mrs. DeFlumeri - 8:20-8:50am
Room 2 - Ms. O'Toole - 8:50-9:20am
Room 3 - Mrs. Duchesney - 9:25-9:55am
Room 4 - Mrs. Bucknam - 9:55-10:25am
Room 7 - Mrs. Andersen - 10:35-11:05am
Room 8 - Mrs. O'Connor - 12:35-1:05pm
On the evening of Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control will be spraying all outdoor school areas, including but not limited to playgrounds and athletic fields. The scheduled timing of the spraying will be after 7:00pm at all schools except for the High School, which will be after 8:00pm. More information regarding the spraying can be found by clicking on this file: www.wpsk12.com/BoutwellMosquito. A hard copy is also available for viewing at the main office of the school.
If your child is a car rider during arrival, you may walk your child to the front door beginning at 7:45am where a staff member will greet you. Only AM Pre-K parents may bring their children into the cafeteria.
Change of Transportation
If on any day your child needs to change his/her dismissal transportation to a car rider, please write a letter to the teacher. Include the name of the person picking up your child in your letter. We will require photo identification upon pick up and the person picking up your child must be listed in ASPEN.
New Staff Members
I would like to welcome the following new staff members to our team:
Mrs. Arlene Poeck – Educational Assistant
Ms. Megan Healy – Long Term Substitute
Ms. Kelly Ayers – Physical Therapist
Parent Advisory Council
Our first PAC meeting will be Wednesday, September 18, 2019 beginning at 9:30am in the Boutwell café. If you are interested in becoming an active member and hearing about the exciting opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year, please join us! We look forward to seeing you!
You are cordially invited to attend our Open House on Thursday, September 26, 2019.
Your child’s teacher will share grade-level curriculum, classroom routines and procedures. Please report directly to your child’s classroom. This event is intended for parents/guardians only.
Emergency Contact Information – ASPEN
Please be sure to enter/update your child’s emergency contact information in Aspen. As mentioned during orientation, we utilize these telephone numbers frequently in the event of an emergency. If you have any trouble, please email email@example.com
September Community Project
Each month, students at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center will participate in a community project. This month, we will be reading the story, Only One You by Linda Kranz and learning about the importance of being kind, safe, thankful, and always trying your best even when it’s hard. This book supports our goal of implementing School Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports at the Boutwell. Students will be creating a colorful bulletin board for our front lobby. Keep an eye out for our artwork!
Fall Book Fair
Our annual Fall Book Fair is scheduled for Thursday, September 19th for preschool and Friday, September 20th for kindergarten. Parents are invited to join their child at the book fair during their scheduled time. Book fair information and the schedule will be sent home in your child’s backpack.
Physical Education Reminder
To ensure your child’s safety, we ask that your child wear sneakers on the days he/she has gym class. Thank you! J
The monthly lunch menu is available online at www.wilmington.k12.ma.us under the food service resource tabs.
Please follow the school’s Twitter account Boutwell School@Boutwell36 for school updates, general information and sneak peeks into the classrooms!
Upcoming Dates to Remember
September 16th – Picture Day (details to come)
September 18th – PAC Meeting at 9:30am in Boutwell café
September 19th and 20th – Book Fair
September 25th – Early Release – Dismissal at 10:15am
September 26th – Open House
Dear Boutwell Families,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited you’ll be joining our Boutwell family! Throughout the summer, the staff has worked tirelessly to prepare for our first day of school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
Along with the dedicated staff, I will work diligently to support the academic, social, and emotional growth of your child, and maintain personal connections with families. All children are more successful when we work together as a team to achieve educational goals.
I invite you to become an active member in our school community by volunteering, joining the Parent Advisory Council or the School Advisory Council, and attending school activities and events whenever possible.
There are many ways to stay connected and up to date on all the wonderful learning taking place within the building. To communicate efficiently with families, information will be shared on the district and school websites – www.wpsk12.com, Twitter-@Boutwell36, Blackboard Connect School Messenger-phone messages and emails, and monthly newsletters sent home in your child’s backpack.
As a reminder, Kindergarten and Preschool orientation is on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. I look forward to meeting with you and having a very positive and productive year together.
Director, Boutwell Early Childhood Center
The mission of the Wilmington Public Schools is to educate and develop students academically, socially, and emotionally to be active, civic-minded contributors to our global society.