NEWS & NOTES FROM ESTABROOK SCHOOL | FEBRUARY 4, 2018
REPORT CARDS AND PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
- Friday, February 9: Report cards will be available to parents and guardians via student ASPEN accounts
SPRING PARENT CONFERENCE SCHEDULES
- Tuesday, February 27: Parent/Teacher conference sign-ups will be available to parents online
- Wed. March 28, Thur. Mar. 29 , Wed. April 4, Thur. Apr. 5: Students will have a half-day dismissal (12:15 pm)
- Please contact our office for questions or assistance 781-861-2520.
ANNUAL STATE REPORT CARD
Estabrook School is pleased to share our annual state "report card."
Click here to read an overview message from Mrs. Trach.
Click here to review our "report card" from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
In addition, you can click here to access a summary overview of our "report card."
GLOBAL SCHOOL PLAY DAY - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Global School Play Day
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
On Wednesday, February 7, Estabrook School will participate in Global School Play Day!
Global School Play Day is a worldwide event started in 2015. The event encourages children to engage in a school-based session of unstructured play, where teachers foster free play separate from teacher-led activities. Global School Play Day will take place in all K-5 classrooms at Estabrook, and many schools worldwide. Learn more at: http://www.globalschoolplayday.com/.
Global School Play Day provides children with a safe environment to practice self directed, unstructured play. Play improves language development, social growth, peer interactions, emotional regulation, and social coordination. During Global School Play Day, students have the opportunity to practice authentic problem-solving and empathy skills, and collaboratively explore innovation and creativity.
Students are invited to bring safe items for indoor play that are appropriate for school.
Below are some examples of items your child may bring to school (please make sure to mark your child’s name on all items):
- Legos, blocks
- Board games, cards, puzzles
- Recycled materials for building and creating
- International games
- Arts and crafts
- Puppets, stuffed animals
Students are kindly asked to keep electronic devices and outdoor toys at home. Thank you for helping us celebrate!
MAKER SPACE COLLECTION - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15
HELP US STOCK THE MOBILE MAKER CARTS FOR OUR STUDENTS!
Thursday, February 15
8:15-8:45 am at arrival time
Come see our new Mobile Maker Carts on the patio
generously sponsored by the Lexington Education Foundation! Thank you LEF!
Maker activities help students "learn by doing" in self-directed ways
by combining tools, resources, design, engineering, and peer partnerships.
Collecting a wide assortment of materials allows us to support student inquiry and design/construction for a wide range of interests
Volunteers will accept and sort donations.
Below is a partial list of donated items we could use:
Please note: All materials should be clean and dry. Please do not send in glitter, glass, or liquids. If you have questions about the appropriateness of a donation,
please email Mark Taggart at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to sending them in.
Safety goggles/glasses and alcohol wipes for cleaning,
large plastic storage bins with lids, batteries (all sizes - do not need to be new, but need to work), buttons, spools of thread, flower pots, cardboard tubes, clay/Play-doh, aluminum foil, craft sticks, gears, googly eyes, hand tools (hammer, screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, sandpaper), K’nex, Legos, Magnatiles, magnets, marbles,
ping-pong balls, golf balls, pulleys, pvc pipes, rubber bands, glue (all kinds), string, rope, yarn, masking tape, duct tape, wheels, glue guns, glue gun sticks,
boxes (no larger than 1.5 feet in any dimension), building blocks, bubble wrap, CDs,
foam trays, plastic bottle caps, rubber bands, springs, gears, drinking straws,
board game pieces
PRINCIPAL COFFEE: FRIDAY, MARCH 2 - CLASSROOM VISITS
A GLIMPSE OF JANUARY AT ESTABROOK SCHOOL
Grade K reads in partnerships to practice sounds, words, skills, and concepts about text
Grade 1 explores the environment on their Big Backyard winter walk
Grade 2 hypothesizes how to keep ice solid using a variety of approaches
Grade 3 learns about wind, water, and temperature from the Museum of Science
Grade 4 studies primary source documents to learn about immigration
Grade 5 enriches their writing by brainstorming and exchanging strategies
Thank you Mr. Willis for presenting "Parenting in the Age of Video Games" at the Principal Coffee
Congratulations to our Grade 4 and 5 students on their band, orchestra, and choral concerts
Our schoolwide door decorating contest was fun for everyone!
MON. FEB. 5 | LHS WINTER ORCHESTRA 3: GRADE 5 STRINGS
WED. FEB. 7 | GLOBAL SCHOOL PLAY DAY!
WED. FEB. 7, 3:30-4:15 PM| SITE COUNCIL, ESTABROOK CONFERENCE ROOM
THUR. FEB. 8 | METCO EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM (MELP)
FRI. FEB. 9 | REPORT CARDS AVAILABLE
WED. FEB. 14, 8:15-8:45 AM | SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL DAY - WALK, CARPOOL, BUS
THUR. FEB. 15, 8:15-8:45 AM | MOBILE MAKER SPACE COLLECTION
THUR. FEB. 15 | METCO EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM (MELP)
MON. FEB. 19 - FRI. FEB. 23 | NO SCHOOL - FEBRUARY VACATION
TUE. FEB. 27 | PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN-UPS POSTED ONLINE. LINK WILL BE SENT HOME TO PARENTS.
TUE. FEB. 27, 2:15-2:45 PM| GRADE 1 STUDENTS HOST THE ALL-SCHOOL ASSEMBLY, GRADE 1 PARENTS INVITED, ESTABROOK CAFETERIA
FRI. MAR. 2, 8:45-9:30 AM | PRINCIPAL COFFEE - CLASSROOM WALKING TOUR. PLEASE SIGN UP THROUGH THE ESTABROOK PTO "MY SCHOOL ANYWHERE" LINK THAT WILL BE E-MAILED TO PARENTS.
WED. MAR. 7, 3:30-4:15 PM | SITE COUNCIL, ESTABROOK CONFERENCE ROOM
THUR. MAR. 8 | METCO EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM (MELP)
FRI. MAR. 9, 8:45-10:00 AM | PRINCIPAL COFFEE: JOIN PRINICPAL TRACH AND K-12 DIRECTOR OF COUNSELING VAL VISCOSI TO DISCUSS THE YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY RESULTS OF LEXINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR ELEMENTARY-AGED STUDENTS.
WED. MAR. 14, 8:15-8:45 AM | SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL DAY - WALK, BUS, CARPOOL
THUR. MAR 15 | DISTRICTWIDE KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION FOR NEW, INCOMING KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS ENROLLING IN LEXINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN FALL 2018. EVENING MEETING FOR PARENTS. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE SENT HOME. HELD AT HARRINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
THUR. MAR. 22, 8:15-8:45 AM | JAM THE VAN
THUR. MAR. 22, 11:00-11:30 AM | GRADE 2 ALL-SCHOOL ASSEMBLY. PARENTS OF GRADE 2 STUDENTS INVITED, ESTABROOK CAFETERIA
SUN. MAR. 25 | ESTABROOK SPAGHETTI DINNER - ALL ESTABROOK FAMILIES INVITED. GRADE 5 STUDENTS HOST. SPONSORED BY THE ESTABROOK PTO. FLYER WITH DETAILS WILL BE SENT HOME.
WED. MAR. 28, 11:15-11:45 AM | GRADE 4 ALL-SCHOOL ASSEMBLY. PARENTS OF GRADE 4 STUDENTS INVITED, ESTABROOK CAFETERIA
WED. MAR. 29, 12:15 PM | HALF-DAY DISMISSAL - PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
THUR. MAR. 29, 12:15 PM | HALF-DAY DISMISSAL - PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
THUR. MAR. 29 | METCO EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM (MELP)
FRI. MAR. 30 | GOOD FRIDAY, NO SCHOOL, SCHOOLS & OFFICES CLOSED