Boutwell Early Childhood Center
In the event of a school closing or delayed opening due to severe winter weather, information will be available on the Wilmington Public School website, Twitter and local news outlets. In addition, families will receive an automated call. If there is a delayed opening, All AM Preschool programs and before school CARES programs are cancelled. Below are the start times in the event of a delayed opening:
2 hour delay - School begins at 10:00am. Students may be dropped off beginning at 9:45am.
If your child will be 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. Any child that arrives after 8am, is considered tardy and must be signed in at the front office.
I would like to thank all the students, families and staff who donated warm winter hats, mittens and gloves for our January community project. Our donations have been sent to homeless shelters across Massachusetts. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
February Community Project – “Project Valentine”
This month the students will be making Valentine’s Day cards for local senior citizens. With the help of Miss O’Toole, Mrs. Tildsley and a parent from Room 2, a “Valentine Creation Station” was created and students are busy making wonderful valentines!
Classroom Valentine’s Day Celebrations
Many classrooms will be having a Valentine’s Day celebration on Valentine’s Day. Just a reminder the district policy is NO CANDY will be allowed on the Valentine’s Day cards. Thank you!
Preschool and Kindergarten Registration Orientation Meeting
I will be hosting a Preschool and Kindergarten registration orientation meeting at the Boutwell on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Information regarding Preschool will be shared from 6-6:30pm and Kindergarten from 6:30-7pm.
Preschool and Kindergarten Registration
Preschool and Kindergarten registration will take place at the Boutwell ECC.
Forms for registration can be found on the WPS website: www.wpsk12.com.
Parents are invited to attend registration from 8:30-10:30am and 12:15-2:15pm.
Please contact Mrs. Buco if you have any questions.
Preschool Registration: Week of March 6th-9th
Kindergarten Registration: Week of March 13th-17th
Parent Advisory Council
Our next PAC meeting will be Thursday, February 9, 2017 beginning at 9:30am at the Boutwell in the café. 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
February 2nd – Preschool Patriots Pride Day
February 3rd – Kindergarten Patriots Pride Day
February 8th – Preschool “In School Snow Day” Celebration 9-10am
February 13th – Dental Health Enrichment Program
February 16th – Preschool & Kindergarten Registration Orientation Meeting 6-7pm
February 16th & 17th – Explore the Ocean Enrichment Program
February 20th-24th – February Vacation – No School
Parent Workshop: Navigating the Cyber World
“Geared for parents, this workshop reviews the challenges and dangerous situations that may arise through use of the Internet, social media and smart phones. It is important for parents to be aware of the popular apps, social media sites and programs used by youth online. This workshop explains the issues and possible consequences from cyber bullying, sexting and revealing identifying information to strangers.”
Tuesday January 31st 6:30pm
Wilmington Middle School Auditorium
Presented by: Middlesex Partnerships for Youth
The Wilmington Public Schools provides a challenging, relevant, personalized educational experience that promotes both the academic success and the social and emotional well-being of all students. Well-trained and highly qualified staff provide students with multiple ways to demonstrate individual learning and growth, and prepare them for success in school, work, and life.
Notice of Non-Discrimination - All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.