McGovern News

January 13, 2020

Welcome Back!

Welcome 2020! I hope this year is filled with good health, lots of laughter, and joyful memories for you and your loved ones. We would like to welcome Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Cronan back from maternity leave!

No School~ Jan. 20th and 21st!

Please remember that in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, there is no school on Monday, January 20, 2020. In addition, Tuesday, January 21st is a district-wide professional development day that our entire staff will participate in. School will resume on Wednesday, January 22nd.

Preschool registration

The preschool lottery, for community peers, will take place on February 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. In order to be considered for the lottery you need to complete either the online or paper Lottery Registration Form (both will be available on January 24th). If completing the paper version, the lottery application should be returned to the McGovern School no later than February 18, 2020. Online submissions must also be received by February 18, 2020. We will notify families of lottery results by February 28, 2020. Finally, registration for students attending the Integrated Preschool will be on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 3:30 PM-6:00 PM and on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at the McGovern School. Registration packets can be picked up at the Superintendent's Office or the McGovern Main Office after January 24, 2020.

Parent Pick-Up

Please remember that Preschool pick-up is at 2:30 PM. If you are a kindergarten or 1st grade parent, please do not get into the pick-up loop until after 2:40 PM. This will alleviate any flow of traffic issues.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Cold Weather Reminders!

As the weather starts to get colder, we make every attempt to get students outside for fresh air and exercise each day. While we do not like to call indoor recess, there are times when we must to ensure the safety of our students and staff. When making this decision, we consider the actual temperature, the wind-chill factor and the condition of our school yard. Please also remember that recess is 25 minutes long. When sending your student to school, please ensure that your child is prepared to go outside for recess. Weather conditions change frequently during the course of the day and it is difficult to predict what the weather will look like during recess time.Parents are asked to put student names or classroom numbers on all winter gear so that we can help reunite items with owners should they get separated.

Changes to Transportation Routines

Please take a moment to read the following reminders about changes to transportation routines for students:

  • For safety reasons, children are not permitted to ride home on another child’s bus.
  • If you need to change your child’s typical dismissal or transportation routine, please send a note into school that morning with your child's full name describing the change.
  • If you are calling the office to make an unexpected change to transportation routines, please do so before noon.

Tips for Reading at Home!

Please watch the quick video clip below that gives you tips for reading at home by Mrs. Baldiga, our English Language Arts Curriculum and Instructional Leader.
Reading with your Child

Charles River Bank

It’s never too late! Enroll your child in the Charles River Bank School Savings Program today!

Charles River Bank can help your child in learning the importance of saving and lifelong money-management skills. School Banking is a fun, engaging way for McGovern and Burke-Memorial elementary students to learn how to grow their savings. And it all happens right in the school lobby! With the help of the CRB Super Squad, they are ready to lead your child on a savings adventure this school year!

Enroll your child today and Charles River Bank will deposit the first $5 right into their account! To sign up, simply stop into the Medway branch of Charles River Bank and sit with a Personal Banker. For more information, call Catrina Lopes at 508-533-8661.


Wellness Newsletter!

January Parent Wellness Newsletter

In this month’s edition of the Medway Wellness Newsletter, you will find information about the MHS healthy vending, eating healthy on a budget, Rachel’s Challenge, and more.

70's Dance Party - Saturday, January 25th


Come as a couple, group, or fly solo...Dress the part though not required! $20 per person

*Space is limited! Buy your tickets today!!!

Payment options: (Please note with all forms of payment: 70's Dance, Full name, email address, # of tickets purchasing)
Cash or check: made out to MEPTO, returned to school.
PayPal: (please pay through Friends & Family so that we do not incur fee, don't forget the
"R" at the end of treasurer!)

Please allow 2-3 days for a MEPTO confirmation for online payments, longer for cash & check payments. If you do not
receive a confirmation email from MEPTO then we did not receive your payment!
Thank you!

Providence Bruins!

Grab some friends or make it a fun family day out!!

Sunday, February 9th at 3:05pm

Access the flyer here for more information!

Shamrock Shuffle Registration

Get ready to Shuffle! Please join the Medway Elementary Parent Teacher Oganization for the 9th annual Shamrock Shuffle on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The race will kick off and end at Medway High School.

Register here by February 15th to get a free t-shirt!

Bib pick up will take place on March 6th from 4-7pm at TC Scoops or the morning of the race at Medway High School.

Basket Raffle & Ice Cream Social!

Mark those calendars for March 20th because the Basket Raffle is Coming Back!!

One of the most fun nights of the year with MEPTO so don't miss out!!

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Important Dates

Jan 20: No School, MLK Jr. Day

Jan 21: No School, District-Wide Professional Development Day

Jan 22: School resumes

Jan 28: School Site Council, 3:15-4:15 PM

Feb 5: No Preschool classes

Feb 17-21: No School, February Break

Feb 24: School Resumes

Feb 25: School Site Council, 3:15-4:15 PM