If your child will be absent from school, please call the main office at 978-694-6070 and choose option 1. 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.
Change of Transportation
If your child needs to change his/her dismissal transportation to a car rider, a letter must be sent in your child’s backpack to the teacher. Please do not email the teacher in the event she is absent. Please include the name of the person picking up your child in your letter. Remember, we will require photo identification upon pick up.
Joanne Benton WEF Walk
I would like to thank the many sponsors who donated to the Joanne Benton WEF walk. The students looked very festive in their costumes and had a lot of fun during the parade. Your thoughtfulness and generosity is greatly appreciated!
Little Free Library
Our Little Free Library at the Boutwell is up and running! 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.
I would like to thank all the students and teachers who wrote letters to the members of the WPD and WFD for our community project. The letters were delivered to the safety building for all to enjoy. Students are currently making thank you cards for the Veterans in Wilmington. We will deliver our cards to Wilmington Veterans Agent, Lou Cimaglia for distribution.
November Community Project
This month students will be collecting food for the Wilmington Food Pantry. Please send in non-perishable items to be distributed to families in need.
Wilmington Community Event
In an effort to broaden the community conversation around issues impacting our teens and tweens, an event has been planned for Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Wilmington Middle School. The focus is intended to center on how we, as an entire community, can best support our teens and tweens. All members of the Wilmington community are welcome to attend. A flyer about this event is located on the district website www.wpsk12.com.
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 our new mailbox located outside our front door. Visit www.boxtops4education.com for a product list.
Parent Advisory Council
Our next PAC meeting will be Wednesday, November 20, 2019 beginning at 9:30am in the Boutwell conference room. We look forward to seeing you!
The monthly lunch menu is available online at www.wilmington.k12.ma.us under the resources then food service tabs.
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
November 5th - No School for Students – Professional Development Day
November 11th – No School - Observance of Veterans Day
November 12th – Secret Lives of Teens & Tweens Event – WMS 6:00-8:30pm
November 18th – School Advisory Council meeting at Wildwood ECC at 9:30am
November 20th – PAC Meeting at Boutwell beginning at 9:30am
November 26th – Picture Retake Day (details to come)
November 27th-29th – No School – Thanksgiving Break
The mission of the Wilmington Public Schools is to educate and develop students academically, socially, and emotionally to be active, civic-minded contributors to our global society.