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    Boutwell Early Childhood Center

    March 2019


    Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

    Preschool and Kindergarten Registration will take place on March 5th, 6th & 7th. Parents are invited to attend registration from 8:30-10:30am and 12:30-2:00pm at the Boutwell ECC. Additionally, there will be an evening registration on March 5th from 5:00-8:00pm at Wilmington High School. Forms for registration can be found on the WPS website: www.wpsk12.com. Please contact Mrs. Buco if you have any questions.

    Celebrating Dr. Seuss

    To celebrate reading, we will be participating in Dr. Seuss week from March 4th-8th.

    Monday 3/4 – Wear stripes and/or your favorite hat

    Tuesday 3/5 – Wear something green

    Wednesday 3/6 – Get wacky! Wear your clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatched

    Thursday 3/7 – Wear silly, crazy or mismatched socks

    Friday 3/8 – Wear pajamas or comfy clothes that are school appropriate

    Thank You:

    I would like to thank all the students and staff who created beautiful Valentine’s Day cards for our February community project. Our cards were delivered to our friends at the Wilmington Senior Citizen Center.

    I’d also like to thank Dr. Semonelli, DMD for visiting the students to discuss Dental Health. She provided us with a lot of helpful information and donated generous goody bags. The students loved them!

    March Community Project – Wilmington Food Pantry

    This month we will be collecting donations for the Wilmington Food Pantry. Canned protein-rich items like Tuna, Beef Stew, Chili, canned fruit, juice boxes, mayo, ketchup, brownie & cake mix, sugared cereal, Spaghettio’s, coffee, Ramen noodles and oatmeal will be collected. Please visit www.commfund.org/food-pantry for a complete list of items needed to replenish their supply

    Box Tops for Education

    Help support the PAC by clipping box top coupons from hundreds of your favorite products and bringing them to school. Each box top is worth 10 cents and they add up! You may send them in with your child or place them in the mailbox located next to our front door. Visit www.boxtops4education.com for a product list.

    Wilmington Educational Foundation Clothing Bin

    If you have clothing, shoes, stuffed animals, etc. you would like to donate, you may place them in the WEF clothing and shoe bin located at the driveway of the school. Please make sure your donations are in bags. For every ton, the WEF will receive $100 that will support educational opportunities for all students.

    Parent Advisory Council

    Our next PAC meeting will be Wednesday, March 20, 2019 beginning at 9:30am at the Boutwell. We look forward to seeing you!


    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

    March 5th- 7th – Preschool & Kindergarten Registration

    March 8th – Early Release at 10:15am – Curriculum Improvement

    March 10th – Daylight Saving Time begins – Spring forward 1 hour! J

    March 18th – Kindergarten Report Cards sent home

    March 20th – PAC Meeting at Boutwell beginning at 9:30am

    March 21st – Early Release at 10:15am – Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Conferences

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  • books  Wilmington Memorial Library has provided the flyer, Starting Kindergarten with books for incoming Kindergarten students.



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  • Our 2017 - 2018 Preschool Handbook is now available.  Click here to go to our Handbooks page.

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