Foster's Finest Students
Sophie Y. - 1BL
Giselle S. - 2D (Absent for last week's photo)
Henry D. - 4P
Ava H. - 2MU
Peter B. - 1BL
The PTO planted 21 Mums last week at our school sign...1 for each class at Foster! By next week or so the colors should be in full bloom. We are also 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,
First and foremost, I want to extend a big thank you to everyone who has been involved in the events taking place during the last week. The PTO Social was a HUGE success. We are very grateful for our families’ support of our school curriculum enrichment program. The "Bike to School" event was so wonderful to watch as our students arrived at school yesterday. Thank you to all of the parent volunteers and staff that helped to make this such a success. One of the reasons I wanted to be the Principal of Foster was the sense of community and this really shone thorought this event! Finally, I want to thank the Green Team parent volunteers for their help with the program that took place on the half-day on Wednesday. What an absolutely incredible week that our school community has had! Things are starting to feel like normal again for our students, our families, and the staff. It certainly has been my favorite week so far to be a part of this school.
Our staff has worked hard this week during our professional development day and our grade level data meetings. As we do this work to implement our Tiered Systems of Support for Students, I am reminded that some of the easiest changes that we administrators implement are technical changes. The work we are doing has technical parts to it, but this is truly an adaptive change that we are making to improve the instruction we provide our students. Adaptive change is challenging, and it takes time for us to have the professional conversations needed to make this effective. The professional development time is important for us to do this work. Half days are not always easy on families, but know that this is not down time for our staff, but instead time for us to become better at our craft.
As we head into this weekend, I am proud to be a part of this school community. Speaking of being proud, today was our first Spirit Day, and it was so exciting to see everyone wearing their Foster "swag" proudly.
We had over 200 participants with 108 on wheels at our Foster Walk/Bike & Roll to School Day yesterday! Thank you to all of the Foster families, Volunteers, Hingham Police Department and the Foster School Administration for making this such a great day! A very special shout out to Christin Eigenmann, Jamie Amaral and Patricia Wanty for organizing everything!
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 - SAVE THE DATE 11/14
Our next General PTO Meeting will be Monday November 14th, 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 BACK
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. 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.