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    April 2018

    Every Kid Healthy Week

    Students and staff will be participating in Every Kid Healthy™ Week from April 23rd-27th. This special week shines a spotlight on the great efforts our school partners are making to improve the health and wellness of their students and the link between nutrition, physical activity, and learning – because healthy kids are better prepared to learn! On Tuesday, April 24th parents are invited to join us as we walk around our school to promote health and wellness. A schedule with the time of the walk will be sent home with students as the date gets closer. We look forward to walking with you on April 24th.

    Little Free Library

    We are opening a Little Free Library at the Boutwell. It will be up and running on Monday, April 23rd.  The purpose of the library is to promote literacy and to give students the opportunity to add books to their personal collections.  We know having access to a variety of books helps improve reading skills while promoting a love of reading.  Children, like adults, develop a favorite author, subject or genre.  This is a great opportunity to explore the many types of literature available.  The idea of a Little Free Library is to leave a book, take a book and read it.  Students should bring in a book that they have enjoyed but no longer want.  They will then select another book to take home.  The students can keep the selected book or they can read it and bring it back for another book.  The books that the students bring must be in excellent condition and age/grade appropriate.  Favorite family read-a-louds, non-fiction books, poetry and easy readers are all excellent choices to share.

    The library is a rolling cart located in the lobby.  Your children can visit the library any day during snack or indoor recess.  The library will be outside the front doors every Wednesday from 7:30am – 2:00pm for families to use - weather permitting.

    A special thank you to Mrs. Barry, Mr. & Mrs. Welch, Mrs. Parisi and Mrs. Costello for their vision, ideas, and creativity.

    Change of Season – Recess

    The children will be going outside daily (weather permitting) for recess. During this time of year, the temperature can vary from cold in the morning to warm in the afternoons. Please dress your child appropriately for the weather. Dressing in layers is best. Make sure to label their clothing so it doesn’t get lost.

    Thank You

    I would like to thank all the students and staff who donated birthday supplies to Birthday Wishes. Many children within our community will benefit from our generosity.

    April Community Project – iPod for Wounded Vets

    This month we will be supporting the WHS Local Heroes Club donation drive by collecting games for local Veterans. Some suggestions include: crossword puzzles, word searches, playing cards, travel games, books, etc. Please refer to the notice that was sent home with your child. The donations that are collected will be sent to the wounded Veterans that are in our local Veterans Hospitals, Water Reed National Military Center and sent to our Military serving overseas.  The donation drive will run from March 26th-April 6th.

    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 which will support educational opportunities for all students.

    Absence Reminder

    If your child is absent from school, please call the main office at 978-694-6070. When you leave a message, please be sure to include the room number and the reason for your child’s absence. Remember, your child needs to be symptom free for 24 hours before they return to school after an illness. Thank you!

    Parent Advisory Council

    Our next PAC meeting will be Wednesday, April 25, 2018 beginning at 6:45pm in the Wilmington Public Library conference room. 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

    April 5th & 6th – Enrichment Program: Explore the Ocean

    April 11th - Spring School Photos

    April 12th – STEM Fair at WMS 6-8pm

    April 16th-20th – April Vacation

    April 24th – Healthy Walk

    April 25th – Parent Advisory Council Meeting 6:45pm @ Wilm. Public Library

    April 30th - School Advisory Meeting @ Boutwell 9:30am

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