Hello Foster's Finest,
Happy Friday Everyone! It looks like we are heading into what will be a fantastic fall weekend. I want to acknowledge the work so many of you have done to support the building project. If you were at Town Meeting (I have been to many in my lifetime), what occurred last Tuesday was nothing short of miraculous. We do not want to count chickens before they are hatched. There is an additional vote this coming Tuesday. Please continue to encourage all community members to participate in the voting process.
One of the initiatives that we are going to implement is a game drive. It is that time of year when many people look at their children's closets and toys and start to purge before the holiday season. Believe me, we all want the students to get outside as much as possible to get some fresh air and burn some energy, but we may have to have some indoor recesses. Starting next week we will have a box in the lobby for donated games that your children may no longer play or have outgrown. With the support of the PTO, we will be distributing the games to the classrooms for students to use, not only on extremely wintry days, but also during the construction of the temporary playground. We are looking for games (Uno, Boggle, card games, board games) that are fairly simple and fun to play. Thank you so much in advance for supporting this initiative.
A HUGE shoutout to our Foster's Finest Fifth Graders! They have raised $2,500 to help the endangered tigers at the Franklin Park Zoo! This is simply amazing!!!! I love that our students actively worked together to accomplish this feat. Additionally, this proud principal stopped by the 5th Grade Bowling event this week to find that the same amazing students were great representatives of how students should be behaving: the word from the manager of the bowling alley was that our students were one of the best behaved groups that they have seen! Thank you to the PTO and 5th Grade Parents for sponsoring this event!
If you have a family member who is a Veteran who would like to be a part of our Veteran's Day assembly next week, please email Mrs. Farrel email@example.com for more information.
The First Grade Kindness Club will be making care packages for the military for our November project. We need your help! We will be collecting items for the packages in the lobby. Here is a list of items needed:
Candy (that won't melt)
Individual powder drink mix
Single serving beef jerky
Travel size toiletries (no aerosol cans)
Decks of cards
Small travel size games
Have a great weekend!
Thank you to our amazing Foster Community for making Trunk or Treat such a
wonderful day for our families.
Congratulations Trunk or Treat Winners:
1 ST PLACE Prize = Extra Gym
HEALEY GRADE 5, GARDEN OF DOOM
2 ND PLACE (for 2 nd year in a row!) = Extra Recess
RAPSON KINDERGARTEN, SPOOKY SAFARI (JUNGLE)
3 RD PLACE Prize = Pajama Party
SINANAN GRADE 3, JURASSIC PARK
HONORABLE MENTIONS – TOO CLOSE TO CALL, Prizes = Popsicle Parties
BIXBY GRADE 3 - BIXBY’s TWISTIES - A Twister Themed Car
THOMPSON GRADE 5 - CREEPY CARNIVAL
KATNANI GRADE 5 - SHREK’S SWAMP
Congratulations Pumpkin Patch Winners:
BELLA PRIMO – 1 ST GRADE - BESSOUD
BRENNICK WAY – 4 TH GRADE – PRAVIA
Both winners received a Nona’s gift card and a new foster hat!
11/8 Election Day: Polls are open 7:00am to 8:00pm.
The 11/1 Town Meeting was part #1 of the process to build the new Foster School and the Public Safety Building. 1,369 Hingham voters came to the high school and had a near unanimous vote!! The Ballot Vote is the next step. Questions 5 (Foster) & 6 (Public Safety) are on the back of the ballot. There has been some confusion on the way the questions are worded. To clarify for you: A ‘YES’ vote is the Pro-Vote to support these projects.
UPCOMING PTO MEETING - 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 using this google form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1w4CBw-
or simply email: Sadler.Melissa@icloud.com
FOSTER SWAG NEW ONLINE STORE NOW OPEN
Ordering your SWAG just got a whole lot easier! – Direct Shipping to your house now
available! START YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING TODAY.
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 & friends too. Print 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.
Foster Cares Food & Gift Card Drive 11/2 to 11/11
Support our Foster families in need this Holiday Season by signing up to donate here:
Save The Date: Foster Annual Harvest Lunch Thursday 12/8 (Prep Day 12/7)
Harvest Lunch is a special lunch in December where each Hingham Elementary School gets to celebrate their school garden Harvest. PTO volunteers will prepare & serve a local & organic garden snack with produce that has been planted, grown, and harvested by K-5 students during their yearly Holly Hill Farm Gardening Program. If you’re interested in volunteering to help prep the food and serve the lunch please email: firstname.lastname@example.org & Caitlin.email@example.com
Save The Date: Holly Fair Saturday 12/10 – more information coming soon
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