Daniel Webster Elementary School
A Message From Mrs. MacNeil
Greetings DWS Families!
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful, safe holiday!
Do you need dinner tonight?
Kindness Vocabulary Word of the Week
This week our vocabulary word was GRATITUDE.
DWS Holiday Assistance
DWS All Stars
DWS staff members can award any student with a DWS ALL STAR when they see students being Dedicated, Welcoming, or Safe. All of the DWS ALL STAR awards are put on display in the front lobby. The following students were featured in the morning announcements last week for being DWS ALL-STARS!
Grade K: Charley D. in Ms. Doria’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she raised a quiet hand.
Grade K: Preston B. in Ms. Hastry’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he always uses kind words and manners.
Grade 1: Cody C. in Mrs. MacDonald’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he was dedicated when we worked through a tough problem in Math.
Grade 1: Emily H. in Mrs. Wiedemann’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she worked hard during Reading centers.
Grade 2: Brody N. in Ms. Mulligan’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he worked hard during Writing.
Grade 2: Dylan Y. in Mrs. Redman’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he was a good student in Music class.
Grade 3: Charlotte H. in Mrs. Hines’ class is a DWS ALL STAR because she helped push in chairs in the cafeteria.
Grade 3: Gianna F. in Mrs. Hanson’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she thought about the feelings of others by being kind.
Grade 4: Matthew M. in Mrs. Robatzek’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he shared great thinking during word work.
Grade 4: Reni B. in Mrs. Farrell’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she was dedicated to sharing her Writing practice.
Grade 5: Maeve H. in Ms. LaForest’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she was dedicated to her work all day and had great behavior.
Grade 5: Charlie M. in Mrs. Auriemma’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he updated the calendar grid for the month of November.
What's happening around DWS?
Primary Wing Hallway Project Displays
Ms. Smith's PreK Class
Ms. Wiedemann's First Grade Class
Ms. Shiro's PreK Class
Ms. Doria's Kindergarten Class
Mrs. Prendergast's Kindergarten Class
Ms. Hastry's Class
Kindergarten Fun Fall Activity Friday
Grade 3 Turkey Project
Ventress Library Fall Young Writer's Program
DWS Staff of the Week
In partnership with our PTO, each week we will be introducing you to two staff members in order to familiarize our families with all of our amazing staff members at DWS!
Looking for DWS Swag?
Marshfield Community Events
Marshfield Road Runners Update
The Marshfield Road Runners Youth Track Club, Marshfield Boys and Girls Club, Marshfield Districtwide PTO and Furnace Brook Middle School XC/Track & Field are excited to announce the that the 5th Annual Marshfield Elementary School Invitational will take place Wednesday 11/30/2022 at the Marshfield Boys and Girls Club (37 Proprietor's Drive, Marshfield) with check-in beginning at 2:00 PM. Races begin at 2:30. A fun, free event for all Marshfield Elementary students! Please register in advance here: https://forms.gle/Kzve6VCUcqcv1Gv18
2:30 PM GIRLS GRADES K-2 * 0.62 MILES
2:45 PM BOYS GRADES K-2 * 0.62 MILES
3:00 PM GIRLS GRADES 3-5 * 1.24 MILES
3:15 PM BOYS GRADES 3-5 * 1.24 MILES
WEAR YOUR SCHOOL COLORS!
DWS – WHITE
TROPHIES FOR TOP SCHOOL TEAM IN EACH RACE (5 MUST FINISH TO SCORE)
MEDALS TO TOP FIVE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS IN EACH RACE, PLACE RIBBONS TO 6 - 20 AND PARTICIPANT RIBBONS FOR ALL FINISHERS! AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT 4:30 PM
ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL: MRRYOUTHTRACK@GMAIL.COM
MFE Fall Giving Campaign
For over ten years, Marshfield Education Foundation has provided opportunities for enhanced learning by working in partnership with Marshfield’s educators to fund grants that complement the social, emotional and academic development of our students. As we enter the season of giving, we hope you’ll consider supporting the Marshfield Education Foundation with a donation to our 3rd Annual Fall Giving Campaign. Donate Today!
DWS PTO News
DWS PTO News
Next meeting Monday 12/5/22 @ 7pm in the DWS Library
Square 1 Art online ordering closes on 11/28/2022. To search online for your student's art, use this link: Art Search, and enter state, school name, and your student's last name. If you have questions, reach out to us or contact customer care online.
Yup Sup will be hosting a Snack & Shop night to support DWS on Thursday, 12/1 from 6-8pm. 10% of all sales will be donated to the DWS PTO. Come mingle and get some shopping done early!
Sand & Water has generously offered to partner with us and provide some spirit ware options year-round. A large portion of the sale goes directly to the DWS PTO.
PTO donations are welcomed year-round and are tax deductible. Some companies even match donations, ask where you work to see if they will help. Contact us for our Tax ID.
Thank you for all of your support!
Square One Art is Here!
School Nutrition Information
One breakfast and one lunch are Free for the 2022-2023 School year for all students.
A la carte items cost extra.
A la carte items can not be charged to a student's account.
2nd Lunch - $2.75
Milk - .75 cents (milk comes with lunch) on its own, it's an a la carte item and cost
Water - .50 cents
Ice Cream - $1.25
WAYS TO PAY
Preferred method of payment:
After you log in or register (if new) than you can
use your child’s Birthday for the
ID Number to add your child’s account.
Check payable to:
Town of Marshfield
(child’s First/Last name in Memo)
Cash: please put in an envelope
marked Lunch Money with your
child’s name on it.
Important Dates to Note
November 23 - Half Day - Dismissal at 12:10
November 24 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
November 25 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
December 2 - Elementary Term 1 Ends
December 5 - DWS DEI Committee Meeting 6:00-7:00 pm
December 5 - DWS PTO Meeting 7:00 pm
December 6 - Picture Retake Day
December 9 - Report Cards posted to ASPEN
December 12 - Elementary Conferences 6:00-8:00 pm
December 13 - School Site Council Meeting 4:00-5:00 pm
December 14 - Elementary Conferences 1:30-3:30 pm
December 16 - DWS Winter Concert @ 10:00 am
December 23 - Early Dismissal
December 24 - January 2 - Holiday Break
Boys and Girls Club Before School Program
The registration for the Before School Care is now available for Children in grades K-5 offered on site at each of the Marshfield Elementary Schools.
Our Before School program provides a wholesome environment that promotes social/emotional, physical and character development in addition to supporting the educational efforts of both the parent and school. We encourage children to balance learning and fun through homework help, physical activity and arts & crafts. Our focus areas give your child limitless opportunities to reach their full potential.
Hours: 7am until school day starts
Program & Activities include:
- Homework Help
- Games & Activities
- Arts & Crafts
To register click here.
Information From Previous Newsletters
News from the Nurse
We have had a great start to the school year!
Just a reminder -
Please remember to send your students to school with a reusable water bottle and filling snack daily!
All students have a snack break during the day. Please pack a healthy snack EVERY DAY! Great snacks include easy to eat fruits and veggies like apples, oranges, carrots and cucumbers as well as whole grain snacks including granola bars, crackers. Cheese sticks and yogurts are another great option. These ideas help keep hungry bellies at bay and students ready to learn!
Have your child bring a water bottle (or two) from home EVERY DAY. Students are able to use the bottle filling stations throughout the day to refill bottles as needed.
Mandated Health Screening Information:
The following state-mandated screenings of students will be completed this year by the school nurse.
Grades PK thru 5: Vision Screening (October - December)
Grade PK thru 3: Hearing Screening (October - December)
Postural screening for grade 5 in October - a letter will be sent home with more information.
Grades 1, 4: Heights and weights with BMI calculations per DPH regulations (October -December)
A parent/guardian may opt out of these mandated screenings only through written notification to the school nurse by October 8th.
These are only screenings and NOT a diagnostic service. Failures or concerns regarding the results will warrant further assessment by the child's physician. Specific recommendations will be sent home in writing/phone call for vision, hearing and postural screening.
Don’t hesitate to reach out at anytime - 781-834-5045, ext 42500 or via email - kAcampbell@mpsd.org
All GRADE 4 students must send in a physical exam dated within the past year. Thank you to those who have already sent in their forms.
Please log in to your child’s Aspen account and update the medication consent portion, this is something that needs to be done yearly. *This cannot be done on your handheld device/cell phone*
All medical documentation can be faxed to 781-834-5072 to the attention of the School Nurse.
Do not hesitate to call with any school health-related questions or concerns at 781-834-5045. I can also be reached by email at: kAcampbeLL@mpsd.org.
MPSD Has an App
The Marshfield Public Schools are thrilled to announce our new app for mobile phones! Stay up-to-date with access to events, documents, news from administrators, student stories, and even emergency notifications.
You can download the app for free on Google Play or Apple App Store.
Download for Android https://bit.ly/3yOktQ8
Download for iPhone https://apple.co/3nVNlzs
DWS Security Updates
As a security measure, we will not be letting visitors into the building unless you are volunteering. Visitors who have a scheduled meeting will wait in the vestibule and be escorted by the host to the meeting.
All visitors must present a valid ID - no exceptions! We understand that we know many parents/guardians, but we will be requiring ALL visitors to present their ID when they volunteer and/or pick up a student - EVERY TIME. This will be frustrating at first, but we are working hard to maintain the safety of our students.
Arrival & Dismissal Protocols
The new policy can be found here.