Foster's Finest from our Kindness Club have designed cards for the residents at Harbor Nursing home.
Here are this week's Foster's Finest students! (L-R)
Eliza P. - 2S
Henry D. - 4P
Henry B. - 5M
Avery S. - 3M
We are building a pumpkin patch and we need your help! If you want to participate please have your kids decorate (not carve) any type of pumpkin (big or small) and place it on the white rocks on your way into school. Don't forget to put your name and grade on the bottom as there will be a prize for best pumpkin. The winner will be announced at the end of October alongside our trunk or treat class winners!
Hello Foster's Finest,
It has been a busy week of school here at Foster. We have just about completed our data meetings, reviewing our current school data from beginning of the year assessments. As I mentioned in a prior letter, we are implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS). Dedicated blocks of instruction during Mathematics and English Language Arts classes will be used to instruct students in small groups to accelerate students’ learning based on the data analysis. This allows us to tailor the instruction to individual student needs, be it remediation or enrichment. It will be all hands on deck during this block of time while we break into small groups led by Interventionists, Reading Teachers, Math Coaches and Classroom Teachers.
This is not a special education initiative, it is considered a general education initiative. One of my colleagues said, "It is giving every child what- they- need time." The best part about this time is that no new material is being introduced to students, so they do not miss direct instruction in these content areas. It is exciting to see this work beginning in all of our classrooms. More information can be found here about MTSS.
The final Town Hall meeting on the Building Project is going to be held at 10:00 AM tomorrow. We will also have tours of Foster tomorrow afternoon from 1-3 PM. Please encourage anyone who is interested to attend, especially friends in town who live in the other school zones not districted to Foster.
It was exciting to finally meet Farmer Jon, who has been working with students in the garden this week. I love to see the connection that is created between an expert and the students as we learn about gardening and harvesting. I hear there is garlic bread coming our way soon along with some other tasty things from our garden.
Thank you always for your support of our school.
Tuesday 10/25 SEPAC Meeting @ Hingham Public Library Whiton Room 7-8:30 PM
Join us for an insightful discussion of dyslexia with Speech-Language Pathologist/Literacy Specialist Lauren Parker and Special Education Attorney Kate Sullivan. Their presentation will cover diagnostic testing and assessments, role of a speech evaluation, navigating the IEP process and progress monitoring.
Friday 10/28: School Picture Retake Day
Friday 10/28 Trunk or Treat 3:30-5:30 PM
Sunday 10/30 Reminder for families who signed up for your Mini-Photo Sessions @ Bathing Beach Today
Tuesday 11/1 Special Town Meeting Vote on New Foster School and Public Safety Meeting - 7PM @ Hingham High School. Need child care? Now available for K-6 through Hingham Recreation Department - sign-up here: https://hinghamma.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.ASPX?ProgramID=29911
Wednesday 11/2: Next Green Team Early Release Class 11:30-12:30
Friday 11/4: Foster School Spirit Day - Wear your new grade colored shirts
Monday 11/7 - Sunday 11/13 -FRUIT CENTER SHOP WEEK - Mention "Foster School" at check-out & 20% of all proceeds support our Foster's Finest! Shop as many times as you want. This is valid for all family and friends too. Print your vouchers here to bring with you and be entered to win every time you shop. One lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card to Fruit Center.
Social Media Update
Follow the PTO on Instagram: @Foster_PTO_02043, Facebook: @Foster PTO
Be sure to join our Facebook Group too: Foster PTO News
UPCOMING PTO MEETING - NEW DATE Tuesday 11/15
Our next General PTO Meeting will be Tuesday, November 15th, 7pm
@ The Range Bar & Grille, 306 Whiting Street, Hingham, MA
Please RSVP to Missy Sadler via text: 508-380-1536 or email: Sadler.Melissa@icloud.com
FOSTER SWAG IS BACK
Please see this flier and place your orders today! Hats, T-Shirts, Long Sleeve T's, Zip up Sweatshirts, Pull over Sweatshirts (2 different designs!) and introducing for the first time ever FLANNEL PANTS!
TRUNK OR TREAT IS ONE WEEK AWAY
Foster Families: dress up in your Halloween costumes & come join us on Friday, October 28th from 3:30-5:30 at The Foster School Parking Lot & Playground. Please no "toy weapons" during this event. All 21 Foster Classrooms will sponsor a Trunk or Treat Car which will be parked in the parking lot closest to the playground. Each class will have a dedicated parking space number. We need parents to help our Room Parents stock the class cars full of nut free candy and Halloween goodies. There will be a class contest for best decorated trunk or treat car. Dance, play and sing with DJ Cubey who will be set up in the playground area. *This event is rain or shine, nut free, is NOT a drop off event, no dogs please and parking will be limited so please try your best to plan accordingly.* Any questions please contact Missy Sadler @firstname.lastname@example.org
Foster Building Update
This link (Building Project Information) will bring you to the information sheets, the dates of the upcoming Open House sessions, and the Foster Tours. Please share this information with family and friends who reside in Hingham. This is a great opportunity for the public to learn more about the project and provide them with the information needed to make informed decisions.
Under federal and state special education regulations, Hingham Public Schools (HPS) has a responsibility to locate, identify, refer, evaluate and, if eligible, provide a free, appropriate, public education to students with disabilities who reside in the town of Hingham. For this purpose, we offer screenings twice per year, in November and February. Our first screening of the 2022-2023 school year will take place on Thursday, November 3rd at East Elementary School. If you would like your child screened, please call Darcy Greene, Administrative Assistant at 781-741-1570, x4967 or email email@example.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Early Childhood Coordinator Elizabeth Costanza, at firstname.lastname@example.org.