May 14, 2021
Goodyear Chromebook Device Pickup
ALL IN-PERSON students should return their devices & chargers to school. ONLY Virtual Summer Tutoring participants that indicated they needed to keep their device are exempt. All other students, including Special Education students in the Extended Year Services program, should return their devices.
MCAS testing at the Goodyear will begin next week. Please see the schedule below.
DESE has significantly reduced testing time for students in grades 3 - 8 through a session sampling approach.
English / Language Arts:
Tuesday, May 18 - Grade 5
Thursday, May 20 - Grade 4
Friday, May 21 - Grade 3
Tuesday, May 25 - Grade 5
Wednesday, May 26 - Grade 4
Thursday, May 27 - Grade 3
Wednesday, June 2 - Grade 5
Incoming Kindergarten Family Information
Any child who is a Woburn resident and will be 5 years old before September 1, 2021 is eligible to enroll in kindergarten in the Woburn Public Schools. Please visit the WPS Registration page for more information and contact Brenda Farren (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
In addition, we are happy to share information about our screening process and Get Ready Day:
WPS Free Summer Enrichment Grades K-8
Learn more about the free WPS Summer Enrichment Program open to ALL current K-8 students. Sign up here by Friday, May 7th.
Saiba mais sobre o Programa de Enriquecimento de Verão da WPS aberto a TODOS os alunos K-8 atuais. Inscreva-se aqui até sexta-feira, 7 de maio.
Obtenga más información sobre el Programa de Enriquecimiento de Verano de WPS abierto a TODOS los estudiantes actuales de K-8. Regístrese aquí antes del viernes 7 de mayo.
SEL News: May Trait is HONESTY
The character trait for April was COURAGE. Thank you to Mr. Dandrea and Mrs. Borselli for producing our April Character Trait Awards Video!
The character trait for May is HONESTY:
- be open, trustworthy, and truthful
- admit to and learn from mistakes independently
- do not lie, cheat, or steal
Would you like to help support our work on COURAGE? Here is a good resource:
Woburn Parent Network Support Forum
Social Capital Inc.’s is hosting the Woburn Parent Network Support Forum next Wednesday, May 19th at 6PM.
This month we will have 3 school counselors come to talk about the transition to middle and high school.
We will also have a Q&A discussion with Independent College Consultant Tom O'Hare, who will speak on the college preparation process for families of high school students. Break out rooms for elementary, middle, and high school parents will be available.
WPS English Learners Parent Advisory Council
The Woburn Public Schools' English Learners Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC) is hosting a meeting on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:30pm via Zoom.
Woburn Community Education Foundation
The WCEF hosts many events throughout the year, including the Teacher Tribute, Woburn Hall of Fame, Women's Forum, and Holiday Door Decorating Contest.
Please consider participating and thank you for supporting the WCEF and Woburn Public Schools.
News from the School Nurse
Please continue to contact Nurse Doherty (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any updates to your child's health. If you or your child have been exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive, Nurse Doherty will review the protocols for attending or returning to school.
We will continue to notify families if there are any positive cases of COVID-19 at the school. Please contact the school office if you have any questions about school communication.
Despite the change to Massachusetts' outdoor mask mandate policy, the Woburn Public Schools still require all individuals to wear a mask in school, on school grounds, and while riding the school bus.
In addition, you can find COVID-19 Testing Sites in Massachusetts here. Students who must quarantine or miss school due to medical reasons may participate in remote learning classes with the approval of the school principal. Contact Mr. Kessaris (email@example.com) if you need more information.
The WPS quarantine protocols are available in the following languages:
All students in grade four must submit documentation of an up-to-date physical to the school nurse's office.
Massachusetts has updated its COVID-19 travel advisory. Use the link to access the current information.
Thank you for helping to keep our schools safe!
Thank you to our PTO and families for recent updates around the school including all of the Teacher Appreciation gifts. We appreciate your thoughtfulness.
President: Kristina Peitzsch
Vice President: Patrice O'Keeffe
Treasurer: Rachelle Packard
Secretary: Andrea Hanley
Member-at-large: Tricia Avery
Enrichment Chair: Sharon Crispo
News from WPS Food Services
Woburn Memorial High School (88 Montvale Avenue) is now the only location to pick up school lunch for remote students between 10:45am and 11:45am.
More information is available below:
Transition Resources for Families
It is age-appropriate for young children to have questions and/or worries about changes to their routine or daily schedule. With that in mind, our school counselor has created two presentations with things families can do to ease the transition to full-day instruction at the Goodyear.
Please remember that although some things at school will be different, many will remain the same for your child. Reassurance and problem-solving at home and in school will help with these obstacles.
Coming Soon: Literacy Curriculum Update
Early Childhood Program (Preschool) - Free Screening
Dear Goodyear families,
This flyer is intended to be shared with Woburn families and to serve as a reminder that the Woburn Early Childhood Program conducts screenings for children who have turned 3 years old by September 1, 2020 who present with concerns in one or more areas of her/his development.
What is Preschool screening? Pre-school screening is a brief assessment procedure designed to assess children's developmental levels and to identify children who, because of potential learning disabilities, or cognitive, communication and/or social challenges, may require a referral for a special education evaluation which is a more intensive level of diagnostic assessment.
Who is eligible for screening? Children living in Woburn who have turned 3 years old by September 1, 2020 are eligible to participate in the preschool screenings.
More information is available in English, Spanish (español), and Portuguese (português).
Goodyear Enrichment: Change is Simple
Hybrid Learning Model Schedule:
Wednesday, November 4th
Wednesday, December 9th
Wednesday, January 27th
Wednesday, March 24th
Friday, November 20th
Friday, February 5th
Friday, April 9th
Friday, June 4th