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     May 2018


    Kindergarten Concert

    Our Kindergarten students will be preforming in their spring concert on Wednesday, May 9th. Students in rooms 3, 6 & 8 will perform at 9:00am. Students in rooms 2, 4 & 7 will perform at 10:30am. Please mark your calendars and don’t forget to bring your cameras!

    Boutwell Baseball Day

    On Tuesday, May 15th, students and staff will be participating in Boutwell Baseball Day! Mrs. Bishop, our physical education teacher has been busy teaching students about baseball and we’re going to show off our skills! We will play a friendly game of baseball with our friends. Please have your child bring in his/her baseball/softball glove to school on that day. In addition, they are encouraged to wear their favorite baseball t-shirt, hat, sunscreen and sneakers!  

    Behavioral Health Provider Fair

    Join us on Tuesday, May 15th from 5:00-7:30pm at Wilmington High School for our annual behavioral health provider fair, “Mind, Body and Goals”. The keynote speaker, Lynn Lyons will be presenting “Preventing Anxiety and Depression: Skills We Can (and Should!) Be Teaching Our Children. In addition, there will be tables and vendors available with valuable resources. Child care will be available. 

    Shawsheen “Move Up Day”

    On Wednesday, May 23rd our Kindergarten students will visit the Shawsheen Elementary School. They will visit classrooms, meet teachers and take a tour of the school. Please make sure to return your child’s permission form. All students must have a signed permission form in order to attend.

    Kindergarten Screening

    Kindergarten screening for current preschool students who will be attending Kindergarten this fall will take place from May 29th-31st at Wilmington High School. If your child does not already have an appointment, please contact Kristin O’Toole, Early Childhood Screening Coordinator by email at Kristin.otoole@wpsk12.com.

    Parent Advisory Council

    Our next PAC meeting will be Wednesday, May 23, 2018 beginning at 12:00pm in the Boutwell conference room. We look forward to seeing you!

    Recess – Sunscreen

    The children are enjoying the sunshine during outdoor recess now that Mother Nature is cooperating! Sunscreen must be applied at home before your child comes to school. Teachers are unable to apply sunscreen for students. Also, please pack your child an additional water bottle. As the temperatures begin to rise, students will be encouraged to drink more fluids to stay hydrated.

    Thank You

    I would like to thank all the students, families and staff who donated items to the WHS Local Heroes Club. Our donations were delivered to local Veterans Hospitals, Walter Reed National Military Center and to our troops serving overseas. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

    May 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.  


    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

    May 9th – Kindergarten Concert

    May 11th – Early Release – Dismissal at 10:15am

    May 15th – Behavioral Health Provider Fair at WHS 5:00-7:30pm

                      Baseball Day (details above)

    May 21st – School Advisory Council Meeting at Wildwood – 9:30am

    May 22nd - Allergy Transition Meeting at Shawsheen – 8:00-8:30am

    May 23rd - Move Up Day to Shawsheen – 9:30am

                     PAC Meeting at 12:00pm

    May 24th – Boutwell Spring Fling - 6:15-7:30pm

    May 25th – PreK Parent/Teacher Conferences

    May 28th – No School – Memorial Day

    May 29th-31st – Kindergarten Screening at WHS Media Room

    June 7th – Incoming First Grade Parent Orientation at Shawsheen – 6:30pm

    June 12th – Field Day (details to come)

    June 13th - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 9:00-10:00am

    June 21st – Last Day of School – Dismissal at 10:15am

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