January Parent Newsletter

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 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.

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.

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:

Winter is upon us 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 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. They 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 9-23rd. 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 box under the PAC bulletin board in the front hallway. 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 18, 2017 beginning at 7:00pm at the Wilmington Public Library in the 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 12th – Preschool Patriots Pride Day and Preschool Report Cards Sent Home

January 13th – Kindergarten Patriots Pride Day

January 16th – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20th – Preschool Parent/Teacher Conferences

January 27th – Early Dismissal at 10:15 – Curriculum Improvement