Martinson Messenger

1/23/2023-1/27/2023

Principal's News

This week our fifth graders enjoyed a program called "A Revolution of Her Own" in which they learned about Deborah Sampson and her quest to join the Continental Army and fight in the American Revolutionary War. Thank you, PTO, for providing this enrichment opportunity for our 5th graders!

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Upcoming Events

Thurs. Jan 26: Around the World Lunch Presentation- Greece by Mrs.Tsoumbanidis

Fri. Jan 27: School Store

Fri. Jan 27: School Spirit Day: Wear Green & White

Tues. Jan 31: Enrichment Meterologist Sarah Wroblewski- Gr.3- 5

Fri. Feb 3: Enrichment Animal Adventures - Gr. K-2

Fri. Feb10: Enrichment Plimoth Patuxet's - Gr. 3

Mon. Feb 20- Fri. Feb 24: February vacation- No School

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From the Cafe

Announcing Free Lunch for All Marshfield Students through June 2023


The Marshfield Public Schools are pleased to announce the availability of one free lunch daily for every student in Marshfield through June 2023.


Please click here for the January lunch menu.

Nurse's Notes

Here's what's happening in the MES Health Office.


Annual School Health Screenings are in progress

Vision : Grades K-5

Hearing: Grades K-3

Height and Weight: (with BMI calculations per DPH regulations) Grades 1 and 4

Physical exams: for students in grades K and 4- please submit if you have not already done so this school year.


Illnesses and absences:

Please call Nurse Mudge if your child has any illness that requires an extended absence - otherwise please send in a note or email upon returning to school.

Elementary aged children can easily spread and pick up germs and viruses. If your child has developed symptoms or has been sent home from school with symptoms that are of a concern, such as Flu (seasonal or Covid ) Strep Throat or Hand Foot and Mouth aka HFM or Coxsackie virus--- which are all communicable illnesses -please contact your Pediatrician for advice and /or evaluation before returning to school. Please be mindful of illnesses/ coughing that are easily spread through respiratory droplet transmission.


Checklist for returning to school:

  • must be symptom free / fever free - without the aid of any over the counter medications such as Acetaminophen ( Tylenol ) or Ibuprofen ( Motrin or Advil)
  • slept well the night before ( fatigue or sleep deprivation may have a negative effect on your child's ability to successfully get through the day)
  • eaten a healthy breakfast- being hungry can lead to stomach aches , headaches and fatigue
  • well hydrated- dehydration can lead to headaches as well as contributing to illnesses


A Dr's note documenting illness and /or medical evaluation must be provided to school in order to medically excuse any absences.

PTO NEWS

MES LIVE!

We are so excited to announce that our annual Talent Show is back on Friday 3/24 and will be

held at Marshfield High School! Sign-up sheets for acts will be going home this week as well

as an email from the PTO with more details. Get ready to see your name in lights!


Do you own a local business or know someone who does? MES LOVES LOCAL and we are actively seeking Boosterthon sponsors. Katie Cashman is doing the legwork for this effort; please reach out to her directly or contact us through ptomartinson@gmail.com to volunteer to help Katie or to become a sponsor!


Speaking of volunteering, we have urgent need for an Enrichment Coordinator for grades 3-5 for the remainder of the year. Many, many thanks to Allie Devaney for all the time and effort she has spent shaping this role and bringing amazing programming to our children! She has definitely set her replacement up for success!


Thank you to all who donated for our Happy Healthy New Year yogurt parfait bar! It was a sweet treat for “halfway day” and the staff thoroughly enjoyed it!

THANKS PTO- the parfait bar was a huge hit!

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Library News

Here are just a few of the brand new books that we have purchased with the profits from the Scholastic Book Fair! I like to ask students which books they would like to have in the Library so that we have a good selection of high interest books to check out. Thank you again for your generosity during December's Book Fair!

DISTRICT NEWS

MEF- St. Patrick's Day 5K

The Marshfield Education Foundation is excited to share that registration for the 13th Annual Marshfield St. Patrick's Day 5k is OPEN! We hope you can join us on Saturday, March 18, 2023 for another great day! Register today!


If you register prior to January 1st, the cost will be $25. After the new year, the cost will be $30. https://racewire.com/register.php?id=13247

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