January 26th, 2023
Thank you so much for following our new parking lot routine. I am so thankful for your partnership with this safety initiative. I also appreciate the positive responses from your as well and your understanding that any changes made for the Reeves Elementary community are done so with the intentions of always doing what's best for kids. That is the driving force of my role as your principal. Thank you, truly, for your help in keeping our parking lot safe.
Please join us for our February PTO Meeting on Thursday, Feb 2nd at 7:00 pm. A reminder: the front two visitor parking spots are raffled off every month for attendees! Come learn about important school updates and put your name into the highly sought after visitor parking spots.
Conferences & Progress Reports
Progress Reports will be sent home in backpacks tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 26th. Please be sure to check your students folders. Parent conferences are being held on Tuesday, Jan 31 from 2:50-4:50 and Wednesday, Feb. 1st from 12:50-2:50. Please sign up for a meeting with your teacher(s). This is the last schedule parent conference of the school year. A reminder that Wednesday, Feb . 1st is an EARLY RELEASE day with a 12:30 dismissal. Lunch is served. There will be no PM Preschool on this day.
If you plan to change your dismissal routine, the office must be notified by 2:00 pm that day. Dismissal changes called after 2:00 pm cannot be guaranteed. Certainly, accommodations will be made for emergencies.
We have had an increasing number of tardy students that are entering the building without parents. When your student is late for school, meaning they are entering the building after 8:25AM, they must be signed in at the main office by a parent. It is a policy across the district. It is making it difficult for the office staff to account for the children that are entering the building unnoticed, therefore delaying attendance. Please refer to page 10 of the Elementary Handbook regarding the tardiness policy.
Colder weather is upon us and we ask that you please dress students appropriately for colder temps. Students spend a lot of time outside during the winter months and should be in pants, jackets, and warm weather gear. Students should not be wearing shorts at this time and if they are not dressed appropriately, they will need to borrow clothing from the nurses office to be able to go out to recess. Please see the guidelines that we follow above. If your child is in need of some winter gear, please email nurse Allison as we have items available in our donation closet.
We are excited to announce Reeves Elementary School will be collaborating with Conor’s Kindness Project for the months of February and March! During these months we have a wide variety of kindness activities and themed days planned to help spread kindness throughout Reeves and the Woburn community. Some of these include a kindness challenge partnered by Conor’s Kindness Club, writing kindness cards, a themed kindness week, making flowers for senior citizens, creating kindness rocks, and finishing it all off with an all school celebration at the end of March!
Please click this link to learn more about Conor’s Kindness Project and see the attachment below for our themed Kindness Week beginning February 13th.
Mrs. Moisan’s February School Counseling Update
This month we are celebrating NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK from the 6th-10 at the Reeves. Ms. Gillian (school counseling intern) and I are honored to be the school counselors at the Reeves and help students be successful with making friends, solve problems, express feelings and be successful overall with their social/emotional well being.
As always, Please reach out to me with any social/emotional questions or concerns.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-937-8240 x 13302
Reeves Elementary in Woburn installs 'Calming Corner' to support students' needs - The Boston Globe
At the beginning of Kelley Hurley's career as an early childhood educator, she would calm a rowdy student by taking the child on a walk. Sometimes this would effectively prepare the student to reenter the classroom and get back to learning, she said. Other times, it would solve nothing at all.
“Turning 3 Essentials” - Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30pm “Section 504 Plans”- Wednesday, February 16th at 6:30pm The Section 504 Workshop provides and explains the rights and responsibilities of a 504 plan. Presenter Leslie Leslie, from the Federation for Children with Special Needs, will give the background on Section 504, talk about who qualifies for a 504 plan, accommodations, strategies for success, and more. Registration is required. 2023 Virtual Visions of Community Conference, February 27th-March 4th The Federation’s full-day annual conference will take place on Saturday, March 4th. Follow this link to see their conference event schedule. For our families, all pre-conference events are free and open to the public. Follow this link to see the pre-conference schedule. Woburn SEPAC College Fair - March 28, 29 and 30 Save the Dates! This year’s annual Woburn SEPAC College Fair will be expanded to three days of helpful information, presentations, and networking opportunities. More details to follow in our February newsletter.
Location: Virtual (Register Online)
The Federation for Children with Special Needs will be presenting Turning Three Essentials, providing information about the procedures for transitioning a child from early intervention (EI) to special education. Presenter Ruth Diaz will discuss the transition planning process, special education process, team meetings, options for resolving differences, and more. Registration is required
Location: Virtual (Register Online)
Presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs.
“Turning 3 Essentials” - Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30pm
“Section 504 Plans”- Wednesday, February 16th at 6:30pm
The Section 504 Workshop provides and explains the rights and responsibilities of a 504 plan. Presenter Leslie Leslie, from the Federation for Children with Special Needs, will give the background on Section 504, talk about who qualifies for a 504 plan, accommodations, strategies for success, and more. Registration is required.
2023 Virtual Visions of Community Conference, February 27th-March 4th
The Federation’s full-day annual conference will take place on Saturday, March 4th. Follow this link to see their conference event schedule. For our families, all pre-conference events are free and open to the public. Follow this link to see the pre-conference schedule.
Woburn SEPAC College Fair - March 28, 29 and 30
Save the Dates! This year’s annual Woburn SEPAC College Fair will be expanded to three days of helpful information, presentations, and networking opportunities. More details to follow in our February newsletter.
Save the Dates
- Fri, Jan 27th: Progress Reports sent home
- Fri, Jan 27th: Discovery Museum K & 1st
- Tue, Jan 31: Parent Conferences, 2:50-4:50 pm
- Wed, Feb 1st: Character Trait Assembly
- Wed, Feb 1st: Early Release, Conferences 12:50-2:50, NO PM PRESCHOOL
- Thurs, Feb. 2nd: PTO Meeting
- Fri, Feb. 10th: Discovery Museum 2nd and 5th
- Tues, Feb. 14th: Change Is Simple, 2nd-5th
- Mon, Feb 20- Fri, Feb 24: School Vacation Week
- Fri, March 3rd: Discovery Museum 3rd and 4th
- Tues, March 21st: Early Release day
- Fri, March 24: Report Cards posted
- Fri, April 7th: No School, Good Friday
Check out the PTO website below
Updated Registration Info
Woburn Early Childhood Program
Information For At Risk Neighborhood Peer Models
Programa da Primeira Infância de Woburn (Português)
Programa de Educación Temprana de Woburn (Español)
The Early Childhood Program is looking for at risk neighborhood peers for the 2023-2024 school year
The Early Childhood Classrooms are located at the Shamrock and Reeves Schools.
At Risk Neighborhood Program Requirements:
There is NO registration fee or monthly tuition for at risk neighborhood peers
Family must qualify for free and reduced lunch
Proof of residency
Proof of immunizations & physical exam dated within the last 12 months
Age 3 by September 1st (for peer models)
Peer models must be toilet trained (or in pull-ups)
Enrollment will be established on a first come first serve basis until a total of 15 slots have been filled
Peer Model Program Schedule:
The Early Childhood Program is scheduled in two half-day sessions. AM Session: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30am to 11:00am OR PM Session: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11:50am to 2:20pm.
Registration Process (the following 4 steps must be completed to be considered fully registered):
To register for the ECP Program, please visit: Registration Link
Family must qualify for free and reduced lunch by completing THIS FORM
Contact Brenda Farren, Administrative Assistant, 781-937-8233 ext 11245, email@example.com, to express your interest in securing a place in the program.
Please complete the attached developmental questionnaire. Developmental Questionnaire or https://woburnps.jotform.com/212864419531861
For further questions please email Nora Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 781 937 8240.
Before School Program
We will be offering before school care for the 22-23 school year. Sign up information is below. Mary North will be the primary contact for this program.
Please use the link below for signup information.
Reeves Elementary School
Matt Comenitz, Assistant Principal
Location: 240 Lexington Street, Woburn, MA, USA