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  • The 4th Grade Literacy Night

    We want to send a big thank you to all the 4th graders and their families that attended the literacy night on 10/25.   We had a huge turnout and we hope you all had a great time learning about new strategies and resources to support literacy! Each station focused on a different element of reading to promote family-student literacy interactions at home. We had Barbara Raab representing resources  from the Wilmington Public Library, Mrs. Provensal (Technology Coordinator K-5) sharing digital resources via the computer, as well as 10 other engaging stations including one where students got to take home a free “just right” book! The Scholastic Book Fair was open for families to shop for books as well. Thank you for a very successful third annual literacy night!



















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    2018 - 2019 Supply Lists have been posted.  You can view them on the Supply Lists page.



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  • Winter 2018

    Posted by Web Master on 12/19/2018

    Winter Updates


    Hello West Parents,


    With the onset of winter, and the variations in weather it brings, I would like to take a moment to remind you all about how we approach outdoor recess. We use the Child Care Weather Watch Chart (http://www.c-uphd.org/documents/wellness/weatherwatch.pdf) to determine whether we will go out or stay in. Mrs. Hannigan, our school nurse, and I, check the outside temperature and wind using a weather app, then together we check the chart and make a decision. When we do go out, our challenge has always been trying to determine if children are dressed appropriately for the weather, while at the same time respecting your decision as a parent regarding what your child wears to school. Adding to the situation, many garments now are of technologically advanced materials that in fact are much warmer than they look. Therefore, from this point forward, we will make the assumption that the outer garments a child wears to school are also approved by you for outdoor recess.  If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact me. Thanks.


    Students regularly take their math assessments (pre- and/ or post-topic) online.  They have visited the computer lab or have taken the tests right in class on the Chromebooks.  This adjustment to an online format will be helpful in preparation for our Spring MCAS testing, especially for students in Grade 4 who will be completing their MCAS in ELA and Mathematics on a computer-based format.  Please note that the testing window is longer this spring in order for us to coordinate the use of our testing devices.  The MCAS 2019 testing window is April 1st through May 2th.  A more detailed calendar for specific grades will be sent home in January.


    Coming Soon:

    • 5th grade Advanced Band will be performing on December 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the WHS Auditorium
    • Rob Surrette, Artist- School-Wide Assembly January 15
    • Early Release: Friday, January 25 at NOON (CIT for staff)
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  • Fall 2018

    Posted by Web Master on 10/12/2018

    Hello West Community,


    Fall is here already! We truly have had a great beginning to the school year.  Students are acclimated to their teachers, our expectations, and the regular routines of the building.  One area where I could use some help is securing some parent volunteers to cover recess duty on Fridays. This coverage gives grade level staff members the opportunity to meet weekly and examine student data. If you are interested, email Mrs. Quinn at danielle.quinn@gmail.com .  Thanks!  


    Later this month, we will again have our Joanne Benton WEF Walk fundraiser.  It will be on Wednesday October 31st at the West, with each grade walking laps around the building, recess yard, and parking lot for 20-30 minutes. The Boutwell students may also join us at some point, which is always extra fun for us. This is the WEF’s largest fundraiser of the year, and the monies are shared between each school, and the funding of various grants biggest school fundraiser of the year.  The event was renamed this year in honor of our former superintendent, the late Joanne Benton. It was her favorite event of the year! Please be sure to ‘sponsor’ your child in this fun event!


    Thank you!


    Dennis Shaw

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  • August 2018

    Posted by Web Master on 8/3/2018



    Hello West Families,

    I can’t believe the new school year is fast approaching!  Mrs. Collings  has been busy ordering supplies and materials to be ready for opening day. The custodians are working on getting the building ready for the upcoming year. Many of our teachers are attending workshops, classes and trainings to continue their own learning this summer, so our students can look forward to more hands-on learning opportunities, group collaboration, and engaging, interactive activities throughout the curriculum.  The Shawsheen/ West PAC is already booking enrichment programs and social events to enrich our students’ school experience.

    Don’t forget that the teachers’ Supply Lists are posted here our West Intermediate web page.  If you have any questions, send me an email at dennis.shaw@wpsk12.com. Please remember if you are purchasing any cleaning supplies for classrooms, they must be Green Works, Seventh Generation, or other EPA registered brand. 


    We have several upcoming dates to share with all of you for August/ September:

    • Monday, August 27:  Building Walk-Thru for new parents/students to visit classrooms and drop off supplies from 4:00-5:00 PM. Teachers are not present


    • Tuesday, August 28:  FIRST DAY OF CLASSES


    • Friday, August 31:  NO CLASSES


    • Monday, September 3:  NO CLASSES-Labor Day


    • Thursday, September 6:  OPEN HOUSE - Grade 5 6:00-6:30 PM/Grade 4 6:30-7:00 PM


    • Thursday September 13:  Picture Day


    • Friday, September 28:  CIT-Early Dismissal @ Noon


    Open House Schedule- Thursday September 6

    Grade 5 classroom presentations 6:00-6:30

    Grade 5 Special Education presentations 6:30-7:00

    Grade 4 classroom presentations 6:30-7:00

    Grade 4 Special Education presentations 6:00-6:30


    Hopefully this info helps in planning for our opening of school on August 28. See you all soon!!

    Dennis Shaw


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