Martinson Messenger

11/28/2022-12/2/2022

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A Note from the Principal

I would like to take this time to express how thankful I am to be part of the Martinson community. Our students make me smile every day and they impress me with their hard work and perseverance - even in the most challenging situations. Their energy and excitement are contagious and make this school such a special place. Thank you to our students, our staff, and our wonderful parents who make MES the best school around. Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

Important Dates

Wed. Nov 30: Cards & Cocoa hosted by the PTO 2:30- 3:30 PM

Fri. Dec 2: Elementary Trimester 1 Ends

Mon. Dec 12: Parent/ Teacher Conferences 6:00PM-8:00PM

Tues. Dec 13: Enrichment Program- Think Kindness with Brian Williams

Wed. Dec 14: Parent/ Teacher Conferences 1:00PM-3:00PM

Mon. Dec 19: Winter Concert @ 1:30 PM: Gr. 5 families and Gr.4 strings/band families-

2 guests per student

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 December lunch menu.

Nurse's Notes

Vision and hearing screenings are still progressing through the month of November- during this time in the health office, students are reminded of the importance of their health and how easy it is to stay healthy with frequent hand washing. As cold and flu season will soon be here, students will also participate in discussions in other healthy habits such as staying hydrated, eating a balanced diet with all 5 food groups, getting plenty of exercise and sleep.

If you have any concerns about your child's health, or illnesses that may occur during the school year, please notify Nurse Mudge at 781-319-3985. or email cmudge@mpsd.org


If your child is absent, please send in an excuse note upon returning to school. Any absences related to an illness that exceed 3 or more days must have a Dr's note of medical clearance before they return.


As we know with the change in the weather and entering the winter months, we will see an increase in the number of respiratory viruses present. Proactive mitigation strategies to help stop the spread of germs

include:

Practice hand hygiene frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer.

Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or if a tissue is not available, cover them with an elbow, not a hand.

Clean high touch surfaces at school and in your home frequently with disinfectants.

Keep children home from school who have fever, especially with a cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, congestion, runny nose, or sore throat, until they are fever-free for 24 hours without medications that reduce fever.

Avoid social gatherings if you or your children are ill.


The current guidelines for Covid Protocols

  • Children and staff who test positive must isolate for at least 5 days. If they are asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving and they have been fever free without the use of fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours, they may return to programming after Day 5 and should wear a high-quality mask through Day 10:
    • If the individual is able to mask, they must do so through Day 10.
      • If the individual has a negative test on Day 5 or later, they do not need to mask.
      • If the individual is unable to mask, they may return to programming with a negative test on Day 5 or later.

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-isolation-and-exposure-guidance-for-children-and-staff-in-child-care-k-12-out-of-school-time-ost-and-recreational-campprogram-settings

Library News

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PTO NEWS


The MES PTO is inviting you to spread some holiday cheer. Wednesday, November 30th, 2:30-

3:30pm in the MES Cafeteria. We will be making holiday cards to distribute to hospitals,

nursing homes, and the Marshfield Council on Aging. You'll bring your creativity and we'll provide the supplies and hot cocoa! The whole family is welcome, including older or younger siblings. Cards made at home can be dropped at the office by 12/1. Please RSVP here https://martinson.ptboard.com/sgnvw?group=&signup=3Eq0-HBtSrO-McK-



Ready to order your holiday cards, or maybe even some nice new stationery for gifting? Please use our link to save 20% off your holiday card order from Minted.com AND have 15% of your order donated to MES! Head on over to minted.com and check out all they have to offer (more than just holiday cards!) and enter FUNDRAISEMARTINSON in the Promo Code field at checkout to save 20% and donate 15% to the PTO!


Speaking of gifting, who doesn’t love fresh Marshfield Gear under the tree? Fifth Grade

Recognition’s apparel sale is ON and there are some really fun offerings available! Order here:

https://bit.ly/3thbenN


Fiesta Shows has taken over the South Shore Celebration of Lights at the fairgrounds this year and has offered us a donation for tickets purchased through our link https://bit.ly/3DEYc9I (ps.This is not the same company than did the Hollowed Harvest.)


Our next meeting is January 10, 2023!

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DISTRICT NEWS

MARSHFIELD EDUCATION FOUNDATION- GIVING CAMPAIGN

A message from the Marshfield Education Foundation(MEF):


For over ten years, Marshfield Education Foundation has provided opportunities for enhanced learning by working in partnership with Marshfield’s educators to fund grants that complement the social, emotional and academic development of our students. As we enter the season of giving, we hope you’ll consider supporting the Marshfield Education Foundation with a donation to our 3rd Annual Fall Giving Campaign. Donate Today!


https://givebutter.com/marshfieldfallgiving

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