Daniel Webster Elementary School
Weekly Update - Week of:
A Message From Mrs. MacNeil
Hello DWS Families!
We are finally in the home stretch! What a great year! I want to thank the DWS staff, students, and families for an amazing first year as principal. The welcome and partnership I have felt from you all is nothing I have ever felt before. I have been saying since the day I was hired that I feel so lucky to have part of this community and that could not be more true. I look forward to our continued work together.
To our fifth-grade families who are graduating from DWS, we wish you well in middle school!
This will be the last newsletter from me for the summer. However, I will be available by email throughout the summer.
I wish you all a warm, happy, and family-filled summer!
Medication Pick Up
Medication Returns: For students with medications in the health office please contact our school nurse, Kim Campbell by June 21st
- Medications will need to be picked up from school, during school hours, on June 22nd and June 23rd.
- If your child has an epipen and/or inhaler and you would like it to be sent home in their backpack, please send in a signed note to my attention by June 21st.
- Any other prescription medications must be picked up by a parent or guardian and CANNOT be sent home in backpacks.
- Any medication that is left after the close of school will be discarded appropriately.
If you have any questions reach out at anytime kAcampbell@mpsd.org or 781-834-5045.
Getting ready for summer reading and math challenges!
The following website contains all the information you need to participate in the summer reading and math challenges. Paper copies will also be sent home.
DWS Happenings and Events
DWS Field Day 2022
DWS Celebrates the Arts
Missing Cell Phone?
We Are DWS Kids!
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: Nash in Ms. Doria’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he worked hard during Phonics centers.
Grade K: Dhyan in Ms. Doria’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he helped a friend in the lunchroom.
Grade 1: Jackson in Mrs. Kabilian’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he stayed focused and worked hard on Fundations with Ms. Hastry.
Grade 1: Dom in Mrs. Wiedemann’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he made good decisions in the classroom.
Grade 2: Nycolle in Mrs. Redman’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she was being a writing expert!
Grade 2: Gianna in Mrs. Bertulli’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she was a role model all day!
Grade 3: Faith in Ms. Mulligan’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she got started on her work.
Grade 3: Maggie in Ms. Mulligan’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she worked quietly and stayed on task. right away.
Grade 4: Cam in Mrs. Robatzek’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he was polite, kind and cooperative.
Grade 4: Charlie M. in Mrs. Farrell’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he kindly worked through a conflict with his friends.
Grade 5: Marie in Mrs. Auriemma’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she showed amazing growth in Reading and Math.
Grade 5: Cora in Mrs. Gentile’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she did a super job on her SRI.
Congratulations! Keep up the GREAT WORK DWS KIDS!
Message From the Nurse
2022-23 School Nutrition Free Lunch/Breakfast Update
Please see the email that was sent to the district on May 11, 2022.
We want to update you regarding the free school meals that the Marshfield Public Schools have been able to serve to your children since the beginning of COVID in March 2020. When COVID started, the federal government created a national policy that allowed schools in the entire country to provide free meals to all students. As of now, it is likely that this national policy will end on June 30th, and we want our families to be prepared and give ample time to prepare for this change.
What this means for Marshfield Public School families is that next school year we may return to the traditional system, where students receive free, reduced-price, or full-price meals based upon income status. In order to ensure we can provide free or reduced-price meals to as many families as possible, we will need families to complete the household Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals in August 2022 for next school year. Please note that this does not affect the remainder of the current school year. We will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch to ALL students until this school year ends June 23, 2022.
The most important thing that you can do to prepare for the start of school is to complete the 2022-23 Massachusetts Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals, which will be available online in August 2022 at www.mpsd.org. We strongly encourage all families to submit this form as it is important for the district’s records, and allows us to also waive certain district fees for those who qualify. We will be in touch again in August with the application information and form.
In addition, please consider applying for SNAP, the federal nutrition program that provides eligible residents with monthly financial assistance to purchase groceries. While the 22-23 MA Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals is not available to complete until August, the application for SNAP is available now. SNAP information and application can be found at www.gettingsnap.org .
To put money on your child’s account for lunch or a la carte items, we encourage you to log onto www.myschoolbucks.com where you can pay online and check your child’s account at any time. All funds on account are rolled over from year to year.
The School Nutrition Department at Marshfield Public Schools thanks you for your patience during this anticipated change and we understand the burden that this may place on many families. As always, we are grateful for the opportunity to provide nourishing and healthy meals to all our students, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-319-3812 with any questions or concerns.
Marshfield Public Schools School Nutrition Department
The Daniel Webster Fun Run was a huge success! THANK YOU for sharing and donating so generously. We sincerely cannot thank you all enough. We surpassed our goal of $10,000 and cannot wait to get the ball rolling on our upgrades at DWS!
Summer is fast approaching and before you know it, we'll be back in the Fall! We have some events in the works for the beginning of the year! Be on the lookout for Facebook posts and emails over the summer with what's happening next at DWS. If you haven’t followed DWS PTO on Facebook yet please do.
Open donations to PTO are welcomed year-round. They are tax-deductible for you. Some companies 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!
Summer Reading Kick Off Party
Holly Hill Farm Educational Programs
BONUS Bucks for SNAP
Relevant Information From Previous Newsletters
Incoming Kindergarten News
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR IS OPEN!
Click here to visit the Kindergarten Registration webpage. For planning purposes, please be sure to complete your child’s registration as soon as possible. After March 31, you will need to contact your child’s school directly to arrange registration.
Children entering Kindergarten must be five (5) years old by August 31, 2022.
Kindergarten screening will take place on May 16 and May 18. Information has been sent to families who have registered. If you haven't made an appointment for your child's screening, please contact the DWS office.
Notes from the Nurse
Information regarding COVID-19 is continually being updated and shared with our school district. On the district's “Health Services” webpage you will find links in RED with the most up to date information regarding our district’s policies as well as updates from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
If your children are unwell and require testing for COVID-19 we encourage you to reach out to the school nurse to discuss further.
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. Due to COVID the water fountains are not available for one time use but the bottle filling station can be used 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 K thru 5: Vision Screening (October - December)
Grade K thru 3: Hearing Screening (October - December)
Postural screening for grade 5 on October
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.
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 hand held 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.
MPS COVID-19 Links
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
Registration & Pricing Options:
2 Days - $30 per week
3 Days - $45 per week
5 Days - $75 per week
All participants must be registered Club Members with an annual $25 membership fee.
To register click here.