Barbieri Bulletin

Family Edition: May 7, 2021

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Message from the Principal

Good evening Barbieri Families,


I hope you all enjoy the beautiful weather ahead and show some extra love to the special women in our lives! I will spend the weekend with my son, husband and mother in law! I haven't seen my mother in law in person since February of 2020. I hear Mr. Quincy has a special brunch planned for us :-).


I want to THANK OUR PTO for thinking outside of the box and completely hosting the best Staff Appreciation Week ever! Coffee truck, signs, sidewalk messages, raffle prizes, hot coffee and croissants, what a week! THANK YOU for appreciating our staff and supporting their work, especially this year!


All results from Barbieri School's pool testing this week are NEGATIVE!!!!


Con mucho aprecio,

Maria

MCAS 2021 Dates

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Professional Development Session, Thursday May 20, 2021

K-8 Dual Language educators will participate in a professional development opportunity. Elissa Washburn will be presenting on metalinguistic awareness. Elissa Washburn is a grade 2 ESL teacher at our school.


Thank you Elissa!

Parent/Teacher Conferences


Parent Conferences May 13th (next date is 27th)

We will continue to host parent conferences on 5/13. Please be sure to connect with your child's classroom teacher to schedule a conference.

We have ONE MORE scheduled conference date on May 27th!


When parent conferences are hosted we have early release days and dismissal is at 12:55PM. Lunch IS SERVED.

Early Release Day Schedule, Thursday, 5/13

My Med Bot

PLEASE REMEMBER YOU MUST COMPLETE MYMEDBOT attestation forms everyday. This MUST be completed each morning before school!


ALL FAMILIES received My Med Bot app invitations by now! Please direct your questions HERE if you require assistance. You can also call the COVID center line at (508) 782-6633


Each time students come to school with an incomplete form the administrative team along with the support team will call all of the families of those students. This is a long process that takes a lot of time as we will ask every question on the form to every family. We need to support our teachers and students in classrooms, the bistro, gym, recess, etc. OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF NEED US NOW MORE THAN EVER WITH A FULL REOPENING SO PLEASE COMPLETE THE MY MED BOT FORM each day! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR FAMILIES FOR MAKING A CONSCIENCE EFFORT!!!!!!!!!


Thank you for your help! ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF MUST COMPLETE MYMEDBOT attestation EVERYDAY!

Student Pool Testing


Student pool testing will continue on WEDNESDAY MAY 12th 9:30AM-12:00PM !This will occur by " testing carts". Test administrators will come to classrooms with testing carts and complete testing as quickly as possible in the hallway. ONLY STUDENTS WHO HAVE RETURNED A SIGNED CONSENT FORM WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN POOL TESTING.


Forms available HERE: (English, Spanish, Portuguese)

Joelie Rivera, Assistant Office Manager

We are pleased to announce that on Monday, May 10th we will welcome Joelie to the Barbieri Family as she starts in her role of Assistant Office Manager! We are thrilled to have Joelie join us! We are extremely THANKFUL TO FATIMA for all of her help during the last couple of months! Fatima stepped right in and began to work with Diane as if they had always been partners. THANK YOU!!! Fatima is not going anywhere, in fact, you will see more of her! She is excited to be in classrooms assisting as a classroom supervisor.


Please continue to email Fatima and Diane in the main office and COPY Joelie jrivera@framingham.k12.ma.us.

This will be helpful to her as she settles in and Fatima transitions into the classrooms.

Thank you!!

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Hello! My name is Joelie Rivera, I was born and raised in Framingham. I'm Hispanic. I have a 4 years old son who I love to spend time with, family is everything to me. I love music, riding my motorcycle and my favorite food is Chinese food. Looking forward to learning and growing in this new field with the support of kids and parents.

Message from your Barbieri Art Teachers!!! (Grade 5 families)

To celebrate the 5th Grade graduating class and their time here at Barbieri, each student in-person and remote will create a self-portrait tile to be displayed in our lobby. All students will draw a self-portrait on a 6x6" sheet of white drawing paper to be collaged onto a painted tile. Remote artists will be provided with a Self-Portrait Art Kit to complete the first part of this project. Remote students will artistically direct in-person students in the painting of their tile using a buddy system. It has been a challenging year and we are excited to see the looks of pride on your childrens' faces upon completion of their masterpiece!

Message from your Barbieri Music Teachers!!! (Grade 4 families)

5th grade Instrumental Sign Ups for the 2021-2022 School Year


ENGLISH:

On Wednesday, May 5th, 5th grade Instrumental sign-ups for the 2021-2022 school year will begin. If your child is interested in playing an instrument next year, please visit our instrumental websites for information and to sign up!



SPANISH:

Inscripción para clases de instrumentos de 5º grado para el curso escolar 2021-2022

El miércoles 5 de mayo se comienzan las inscripciones para clases de instrumentos de 5º grado para el curso escolar 2020-2021. Si su hijo está interesado en tocar un instrumento el próximo año, por favor, visite las páginas web sobre instrumentos para obtener más información y realizar la inscripción.



PORTUGUESE:

Inscrições para aulas instrumentais na 5ª série no ano letivo de 2021-2022

Na quarta-feira, 5 de maio, começarão as inscrições para as aulas instrumentais na 5ª série no ano letivo de 2020-2021. Se o seu filho está interessado em tocar um instrumento no próximo ano, por favor, visite nosso website instrumental para mais informações e inscrição!


(Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion) www.fpselementaryband.weebly.com


(Violin, Viola, Cello)

www.fpselementarystrings.weebly.com

Counselor's Corner

There are some opportunities that are available to you and your family on Saturdays. The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box, with the collaboration of the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, Framingham Public Schools, and the general public will provide well-balanced, pre-packaged perishable food boxes which contain 35 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, and meat products.


Distribution will continue this Saturday May 8th 2021 and every week following on Saturdays, from 10:00AM-12-PM at Framingham High School, 115A Street. All you need to do is visit:


https://mmsfi.org/farmers-to-families/


And register to receive a food box. Recipes using the contents of the boxes are included here.


I also wanted to share that the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) announced that on May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.


Beginning on May 12 households can apply in three ways:


1. Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application

process.

2. Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.


3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with proof of eligibility to:

Emergency Broadband Support Center

P.O. Box 7081

London, KY 40742


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Warm regards,


Liannys Alvarez

School Counselor

lalvarez@framingham.k12.ma.us


Mask Wearing/Other Restrictions

As the state of MA begin to lift restrictions and fully reopens we still have an FPS mandate in place for mask wearing inside all of our schools and outside at recess. MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES DURING THE SCHOOL DAY unless of course you are eating at a 6 foot distance.

DATES TO REMEMBER

MAY


13- Early Release Day, Dismissal at 12:55PM- Parent Conferences, lunch will be served

19- Barbieri School Council Meeting 8:00AM-8:45AM join HERE!

20- Early Release Day, Professional Development Day, K-8 DL Staff, Hosted by OME, Presented by Elissa Washburn

24th-26th- ELA MCAS Testing

27- Early Release Day, Dismissal at 12:55PM- Parent Conferences, lunch will be served

31- NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day