Happy Friday Foster's Finest,
As I have been preparing this newsletter I began to reflect upon the entire school year. Our school is so fortunate to have the volume of parents volunteering their time to help us in so many ways. Our staff truly appreciates all that you do throughout the year to support us. There is not a day that goes by in which I do not encounter a parent volunteer in our school. There has not been a month in which there were no special events for our students. The last two months of school have multiple events, enrichments, field trips, and opportunities to just have fun as a community. We are fortunate to have so many people willing to step up and contribute to our school and the experiences that our students are provided. I know it is not yet over and there is much work to be done as we finish the final weeks of school but it is important to reflect and be thankful.
We had our kindergarten screening this past week. We are thrilled to have met with our incoming kindergarten friends. This was our first "normal" screening in a number of years due to the pandemic. Our staff had the opportunity to spend some time with each child and complete the screening with them 1:1. We also had the opportunity to watch them interact and engage in activities with one another. This is so helpful for us to be able to meet the students to support our making of classroom lists for next year. A big thank you to our parents for making the time to bring our new friends to school.
I wish you all a fantastic weekend!
Hingham High Tennis Fundraiser
The HHS girls tennis teams are holding a fundraiser on May 20th, from 12-3, by offering an hour of lessons and games to the town's elementary students. These will take place on Cronin courts (behind town hall).
There is no cost, but donations would be greatly appreciated, and half the proceeds will go to Maddie's Promise.
To sign up, parents should fill out this google form. Availability is first come first serve, and each time slot will be capped at 30 players. Please reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions.
We hope you will support the girls' team and a good cause!
Pennies for Poppies
Next week in honor of Memorial Day we will be collecting donations for The Hingham Veterans Council who will be providing the school Poppies for our Memorial Day Celebration. There will be a jar in the lobby for students and staff to donate money through the end of next week. Thank you for supporting our Veterans and remembering those who served and lost their lives fighting for our Country.
Math Olympics Celebration
Congratulations to all our Math Olympians! Students who participated in the program and earned a certificate and medal will receive both from their classroom teacher on Thursday, May 25th. All students will be recognized at our Memorial Day Celebration! A number of students in grade 5 will also be recognized for their participation in Math Olympics throughout their years at Foster School.
Gr. 1-5 2023 Summer Acceleration Academy
During the summers of 2021 and 2022, Hingham Public Schools utilized federal grant funding to offer a Summer Acceleration Academy program, designed to address pandemic learning loss and provide an additional opportunity for reading and math interventions. This summer, the district will use some remaining funding to continue this offering for one final year. Invitations will be issued based on district-wide reading and math data collected through our multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) and 30 district-wide seats will be available per grade level for rising Gr. 1-5 students. The program will be held at East School on Monday-Thursday from 8:30-11:30 AM during the weeks of 8/7, 8/14 and 8/21. Transportation will not be provided. Invitations will be issued during the week of May 15th.
If you have not signed up yet, there is still space available!
Calling all inventors...Camp Invention® is BACK at Foster School for our 11th summer hosting the program! This year, we are offering the all new WONDER Program. Click here for a sneak peek!
Where: Foster School
When: July 10th - 14th, 9:00am-2:30pm
What: Inquiry based, hands-on activities focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Who: Open to students entering grades 1 through 5
Registration is open! The price for the week is $335 per child. More information & registration can be found at fosterinvents.weebly.com
Reach out to Camp Director, Michelle Katnani, with any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org
We can’t wait to see you at
Camp Invention 2023!
WE NEED YOUR RSVP’s!
Wednesday 6/7, 6pm @ Local 02045 in Hull.
“PTO End of Year Volunteer Social” – (Adults Only)
We are welcoming all volunteers to thank them for such a wonderful year and anyone wanting to learn more about what the PTO does & opportunities to get involved next year.
RSVP HERE: https://forms.gle/kYifRnASwXHg141x5
On Friday, June 2nd, all Hingham Elementary Schools will have their own 'Salad Party' during lunch. Both 3rd & 1st Graders across all Hingham Elementary Schools have been doing a wonderful job planting lettuce & radishes with Holly Hill Farm at their respective school gardens. Thanks to the support of our Cafeteria Staff, the harvested veggies will be an integral part of the school meal.
We're looking for 'Salad Party' parent volunteers excited to share the freshly harvested salad with Foster's Finest during lunch. And yes, this does include daring the kids to try at least one tiny leaf!
Sign Up Here: https://forms.gle/rFHB89s8HU2fA1Fb8
Lunch session I: 10:50am -12:00pm (Grade 3, Grade 2, K)
Lunch session II: 12:05pm - 1:10pm (Grade 1, Grade 4, Grade 5)
Exciting News! The PTO is looking to start LEGO Clubs next year!
Please take a moment and fill out this form and let us know if your kid(s) would be interested! Lego Robotics & Lego Club Link: https://forms.gle/fMawwKNNoKjLpvHR6
Are you interested in being a “Big Buddy” parent for incoming Kindergarten Families or Families new to Foster?
Looking for an easy volunteer opportunity? The PTO is putting together a "Big Buddy” program for all new incoming Foster Families. The responsibility of a big buddy is to field questions parents new to Foster may have. How many recesses does my child get? How do kids order lunch? How do I navigate the loop? What is the PTO? Encourage them to go to a PTO meeting or PTO sponsored event. Lastly, to be a familiar face to them around the Foster community. Please email Renee Cedorchuk for more information. email@example.com
Room Parents Save the Date, Friday June 2nd, 9am – Room Parents Mtg all grades K-5, Foster Presentation Room – We are redefining the room parent’s role for next year and need your help & feedback. Please make sure both or at least 1 of your room parents from your class can attend we would really appreciate it.
Field Day Volunteers = We still need station volunteers and afternoon movie volunteers!
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE CORI’D: