FAMILY EDITION: March 4, 2023
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Good afternoon Barbieri Families,
At Barbieri we have lots of fun and exciting events going on! Yesterday, the grade 4 team enjoyed a presentation about Anne Frank sponsored by our wonderful Barbieri PTO. This week part of the grade 4 team enjoyed a field trip to the Ecotarium. The rest of the team will go in April. This week the grade 2 team enjoyed an Animal Adaptation presentation. Next week the grade 5 team will visit the Ecotarium and grade 3 will enjoy a Power Squad presentation in our auditorium! Lastly, grade 1 has already scheduled an in-school ocean animal presentation for June. Lots of fun!!! Kindergarten and Grade 1 teams have submitted out of school field trip proposals as well so information is forthcoming. We want to ensure all grade levels enjoy in-school field trip experiences as well as out of school field trips. A HUGE thank you goes to our PTO creative arts committee for supporting these experiences for our students!
Please consider making a donation if you are able to for our Dual Language Scholarship. Our Barbieri PTO oversees a Dual Language Scholarship award that is granted to a Framingham High School Senior. This senior is a Barbieri, Walsh and FHS dual language graduating student. Last year we were able to award TWO $500 scholarship awards. All applications are due on March 15th. Please view the flyer below for more information.
Disfruten el fin de semana,
Barbieri Drama Club Presents: HONK! 🦆
El Club de Teatro de Barbieri Presenta: HONK!
Barbieri Drama Club presents HONK! JR. a delightful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic The Ugly Duckling. After being ridiculed by his father DRAKE, his family, and his neighbors because of his odd, gawky looks, UGLY leaves the barnyard in search of happiness, only to be pursued by a hungry CAT. Lonely and afraid, Ugly must find his way home, with only his loving mother IDA searching for him. On his journey, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out that being different is not such a bad thing to be.
El club de Teatro de Barbieri presenta HONK! JR. una versión encantadora del cuento clásico de Hans Christian Andersen, El patito feo. Después de ser ridiculizado por su padre DRAKE, por su familia y por sus vecinos debido a su aspecto extraño y torpe, UGLY abandona su hogar en el corral en busca de la felicidad, y de pronto es perseguido por una GATA hambrienta. Solito y asustado, Ugly debe encontrar el camino de regreso a casa, donde solo su querida madre, IDA, lo está buscando. En su viaje, Ugly se encuentra con una multitud de personajes únicos y descubre que ser diferente no es tan malo.
HONK! Performances Open to the Public! Come and Enjoy!
Presentaciones de HONK! para el publico! Vengan a disfrutar!
March 25th- 25 de marzo
YELLOW CAST-/ EL ELENCO AMARILLO 10:00AM
GREEN CAST- / EL ELENCO VERDE 1:00PM
March 26th- 26 de marzo
GREEN CAST-/ EL ELENCO VERDE 10:00AM
YELLOW CAST- /EL ELENCO AMARILLO 1:00PM
MCAS Year 2023
MARCH MCAS TESTING DATES
MCAS Message for Barbieri Families in Grades 3-5
During MCAS testing season please ensure that your child has a good night's sleep and full breakfast! Please remember that breakfast is available at school for all students! ALL STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE TO SCHOOL ON TIME!
STE- Science Technology and Engineering
ELA- English Language Arts
During testing ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE PROHIBTED. This includes cell phones and apple watches, etc. Please be sure that you discuss with your child that if they chose to still bring these devices to school they will need to give these devices to their classroom teacher/testing proctor BEFORE testing begins and they will receive them AFTER the testing session has ended. This is a non-negotiable. If any device is set off (rings, vibrates, etc.) during testing we risk having to invalidate tests.
Thank you for all of your support at home and for understanding!
NO SCHOOL-- Professional Development Day, Thursday 3-9-23
Sage Screening at Barbieri Grade 1
Sage Screening for ALL Grade 1 students at Barbieri will take place on March 6th due to the snow day on Tuesday 2/28/23, when it was originally scheduled. Thank you for understanding!
Sage Services Program Description
All children possess gifts and talents. Some children may be academically advanced, others may be musically inclined, while still others may excel in sports. The Framingham Public Schools defines giftedness as a combination of high academic ability, abstract thinking preference, and a divergent learning style. Since the goal is for every student to maximize his/her learning potential, it becomes necessary for children who possess special needs associated with giftedness to receive modifications in the teaching/learning environment. These modifications may be handled in the classroom or through a pull-out service, dependent upon individual need. Therefore, services of the Sage Department are two-fold: an integration component and a pull-out component.
The pullout component is developed in a prescriptive sense to address and support the needs of identified students. In this setting, Sage provides a differentiated program of work that is based on abstract and divergent thinking skills, independent investigation and the 16 Habits of Mind developed by Dr. Art Costa and Dr. Bena Kallick. The social-emotional and self-advocacy needs which impact motivation and learning are also an important component of these services. Sage classes are part of the core academic program essential for proper growth and development.
The integration component not only provides for the modifications necessary for the individual needs of identified students, it also provides opportunities for thinking skill development for all students. The Sage staff serves as a resource for classroom teachers through collaboration and the provision of materials, lessons, and learning centers/projects based on the integration of higher order thinking skills into the grade level content.
Read Across America MONTH!📚📕📗
Message from our Literacy Coach and Reading Teachers!!!
Dr. Lauren Foley, Bilingual Literacy Coach
Ms. Luz Vallejo-Spillane, Bilingual Reading Teacher, Grades K-2
Ms. Margaret Fawley, Bilingual Reading Teacher, Grades 3-5
Hola a todos,
-Read Across America- cae el 2 de marzo. Sin embargo, aquí en Barbieri, ¡estamos celebrando la lectura durante todo el mes de marzo!
¡Como escuela, veremos si podemos llegar a los 50,000 minutos de lectura este mes!
El rasgo de carácter del mes es la confianza, entonces, ¡trabajaremos para desarrollar lectores seguros! ¡Para celebrar esto, nuestro día de espíritu, el 31 de marzo será vestirse para impresionar y posar con tu libro favorito!
Como clase, lleve un registro de la cantidad de tiempo que está leyendo (leer en voz alta, lectura independiente, etc.). ¡Mantenga un registro de su termómetro de lectura! Cada semana, los minutos en toda la escuela se contarán para la suma de la semana.
En casa, cuente sus minutos en su calendario. ¡Se entregarán premios a los sal
Read Across America falls on March 2nd. However, here at Barbieri, we are celebrating reading throughout the whole month of March!
As a school, we will see if we can get to 50,000 minutes of reading this month!
Since the character trait of the month is confidence, we will work on building confident readers! To celebrate this, our spirit day on March 31st will be to dress to impress and strut with your favorite book!
As a class, please keep track of the amount of time you are reading (read aloud, independent reading, etc.). Keep track on your reading thermometer! Every week, the minutes across the school will be tallied for a sum of the week.
At home, please tally your minutes on your calendar. Prizes will be given out to classrooms and individuals who are reading the most!
Language Opportunity Coalition Biliteracy Awards for Barbieri Grade 5 Students
REUNION PARA LAS FAMILIAS DEL QUINTO GRADO DE BARBIERI
MEETING FOR BARBIERI GRADE 5 FAMILIES
Grade 4 Team learning about Anne Frank
Thank you to the Barbieri PTO Creative Arts Committee for planning this special event!
🦷😬 Dental Cleanings!
Nurse Luke and Rebecca Salguero, Wraparound Coordinator, have been working to ensure that all families of the 70 students receiving cleanings this week (2/27-3/3) are aware so students are in school. Students will be called down to Nurse Luke's office for cleanings. We will work around field trips, recess and lunches. We will do our best to also work around specials schedules but that is not guaranteed. All 70 students families received a written letter home and phone calls to inform them. Thank you all for your work in making this possible!
UPDATE: Two days need to be rescheduled as the dentist was not able to come to Barbieri to complete cleanings. We will update everyone once we know when those cleanings will be.
5th Grade Parents/Guardians ONLY
Ms. Kinsella returns this year with her puberty talk for all 5th grade families and this time it will be an in-person event! 5th grade team please share this information wit your families!
DATES TO REMEMBER:
6- Grade 3 Power Squad presentation, in-house field trip
7- Grade 5 Ecotarium field trip
9- NO SCHOOL, Professional Development Day
9- Grade 5 Families LOC Awards Zoom Meeting at 7:00PM information above
12- Daylight Savings Time--SPRING FORWARD, set your clocks AHEAD one hour!
15- Barbieri School Council Meeting, 8:00AM-8:50AM, Library Conference Room
23-24- HONK! In-School Play Performances for all grades K-5
25-26- HONK! Performances open to public!
29- Let's Talk Puberty Meeting w/Mrs. Kinsella 7PM-8:30PM, McCarthy School Cafetorium
31- Community Grade Level Meetings
31- Spirit Day!: Details shared soon!