Husky Highlight

January 23, 2021

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Note from Ms. Moulton

Greetings Hosmer Families,

Grand Opening Celebration

Mark your calendar for the official Grand Opening of the New Hosmer Building on Tuesday, February 1st. I can't believe that is in only two weeks! While we will not yet be moved into the building, families and community members are invited to come in to see the amazing new building. If you are interested in volunteering to help during the event, please complete this form.

At the most recent School Committee meeting, the team voted to include Harriet Hosmer, an esteemed artist, in the dedication along with her family members, Alfred and Hiram. We are excited to include her in the celebration of the Hosmer family, for whom our school is named.

In-House Field Trips

Beginning this week (and running through the next few), each grade level will participate in an in-house field trip related to science. These programs will be put on by the Audobon Society and Wingmasters. Dates of these enrichment programs are below. These presentations have been graciously funded by our PTO and the Watertown Community Foundation. THANK YOU.

Report Cards

Report Cards and iReady results will go home with students next Friday, February 4th. Included with those will be a letter providing information about both of these reports and Watertown's approach to Standards-Based Grading.


Please continue to provide our nurse, Michele Cardarelli with copies of your child's vaccination cards once they are fully vaccinated.

If you discover a case of covid in your home through an at-home test or other means, please communicate that to the nurse as well as administrators or teachers.


Our PTO is meeting tomorrow evening, Monday, from 6:30-7:30. The Zoom link is in the calendar below.

Truly, there is a LOT happening right now at the Hosmer. Thank you for your ongoing support of our teachers, staff, and students.

With a grateful heart,

Ms. Moulton

Mark Your Calendar!

Monday, January 24th - PTO Meeting 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Link to meeting

Friday, February 4th - Report Cards go home

Friday, February 18th - NO SCHOOL - Faculty/Staff Unpack in our New Building!

Monday, February 21st - Friday, February 25th - NO SCHOOL - February Vacation

In-House Science "Field Trips"

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February Vacation Program

Mark your calendars, online registration for Community Education's 2022 February Vacation Program opens at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 19th! Click the link to their flyer below for full details

Please reach out to Debi Cornelius at and Jeff Bodner at with any questions regarding the 2022 February Vacation Week Program.

News From the PTO

Hello Hosmer Families, we have 2 updates for you this week:

Our next meeting will be on Monday, January 24 at 6:30 pm on Zoom (log-in link, Meeting ID: 950 8040 7309, Passcode: 4fj1t4).

Truffles Fundraiser: support our 5th graders! Truffles are from Dan’s Chocolates ( and will be available for pick up outside at Hosmer before the February vacation. Purchase online at or return paper form students will bring home in backpacks to school before Friday, January 28. If you use the paper order form, please include a check made out to Hosmer PTO and your name and email address. We will email you with pick-up logistics. Flavors are gluten-free and come with 16 truffles per pack:

  • o Lot-a-Choc: Milk chocolate with a core of 64% cacao dark chocolate.
  • o Caramel River: Silky milk chocolate with gourmet caramel.
  • o PB Ecstacy: Creamy milk chocolate with peanut butter.
  • o Peppy-R-Mint: Fragments of peppermint candy canes in 64% cacao dark truffle balls.
  • o The Caffeinator: 64% dark cacao chocolate laced with dark coffee beans and caffeine.
  • o Orangadu: Deep, dark 70% cacao chocolate infused with orange zest.

As always, please contact us with any questions and suggestions: and We wish you all a healthy and happy new year, Christina Murphy and Theresa Flaherty

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This Week's Lunch Menu

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Help Wanted - Instructional Assistants

We have several full-time Instructional Assistant positions available. If you are interested in applying or know someone who may be, please visit the posting on SchoolSpring and/or contact Ms. Moulton or Mrs. Fitzpatrick.
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