January Parent Newsletter

Parent Newsletter

Boutwell Early Childhood Center

January 2019


Weather Advisories

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 is the start time in the event of a delayed opening:

2 hour delay - School begins at 10:00am. Students may be dropped off beginning at 9:45am.

Attendance Notice

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.

No Idling Reminder

I’d like to remind all families when dropping off or picking up your child, please be sure to turn off your engines to reduce the amount of unnecessary air pollution near our building.

Aspen Updates & Emergency Cards

Now that the New Year is upon us, please make sure your child’s contact information is up to date in Aspen. It is imperative we have this current information to ensure your child’s safety.

Winter Clothing

Old Man Winter has arrived and the temperatures continue to drop. I would like to remind parents to have their child wear a warm winter jacket, hat and mittens/gloves. We go outside for recess when temperatures are not frigid and we want them to stay warm. Please make sure to label their clothing as well.

Lost and Found

If your child has lost an article of clothing or a personal item, please check the lost and found box located near the front door at the office.

Thank You

I would like to thank all the students, families and staff who graciously donated toys to the Toys for Wilmington Children Holiday Drive sponsored by the Wilmington Fire Department, Toys for Tots, and pajamas for our Pajama Drive. All recipients were very appreciative of our generosity and willingness to give back to our community!

January Community Project – Mittens & Hat Drive

This month the students will be collecting new winter hats, mittens and gloves for children and adults. Our donations will be sent to homeless shelters across Massachusetts. Donations can be placed inside the box at the front office from January 2-30th.Thank you!

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 the mailbox located next to our front door. Visit www.boxtops4education.com for a product list.

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 that will support educational opportunities for all students.

Parent Advisory Council

Our next PAC meeting will be Wednesday, January 16, 2019 beginning at 9:30am in the Boutwell 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

January 16th – PAC Meeting 9:30am at Boutwell

January 10th - Preschool progress reports go home

                        Patriots Pride Day  

January 18th – Preschool Parent/Teacher Conferences

January 21st – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 25th – Early Dismissal at 10:15 – Curriculum Improvement


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.