Malcolm White Family Updates

May 26th, 2023

A Note from the Principal

We just returned from the whole MW walking to the high school to see the SpongeBob play. We got to see 29 MW kids in the cast. They were AWESOME. The other students were an attentive and respectful audience and we all had a lot of fun and laughs.

For anyone interested there is a show tonight at 7pm and tomorrow at 4pm. You would enter through the main entry of the high school.

For your calendar

  • Memorial Day -No school on May 29th
  • June 1st Early Release Day- 12:30 Dismissal- No School for Kindergarten
  • June 8th- Spring Show at 9am and 1pm

MW Multi- Cultural Night

Please join us at the MW for Multi Cultural Night on June 8th from 5:30-7:00pm. It will be a celebration of the many cultures and countries that our MW families, students and staff represent. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Please click the link below for more information. A paper copy will be sent home on Monday.

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Field Day June 23rd- If you would like to volunteer please make sure you haVe an up to date CORI

CORI Check

If you are interested in volunteering at the school at any time this year, either for a big event like Field Day or a smaller thing like reading to your child's class, YOU HAVE TO FILL OUT AND PASS A CORI CHECK. Please find the form below, follow the instructions and return it to, along with a copy of your drivers license.

Reminder from the Student Handbook

For the safety of each child, all shoes should have a closed or strapped back. Since all children play outdoors each day weather permits, flip flops should not be worn to school.

PAWSitive Behavior Challenge Update

Congratulations to all of our students for reaching our next school wide goal of earning 1,500 coins! We reached this goal today and students were rewarded with PAWS t-shirts. Now onto our next goal of reaching 2,000 coins!

As you may have heard your student talk about, we have started a new school-wide positive behavior system at the MW. Students either individually or collectively as a classroom, have the opportunity to earn coins for showing positive behavior, specifically related to our PAWS core values. For every 5 coins a class receives, they earn a classroom specific reward.

PAWS stands for: Practice Respect, Act Responsibly, Work Hard, Safety Matters

Students see this PAWS acronym all over the building, and hear about PAWS each day on the morning announcments, during our monthly character trait assemblies, and everyday in their classrooms. As a whole school, we are working towards earning a total number of coins throughout the year to earn our school wide reward.

Opportunity for Families in Need

Food Insecurity is a concern for many in our MW Community. Below are two options for help.

2 Merrimac Street, Woburn, MA 01801 Open to Woburn and Winchester Residents Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:45am – 12:00pm and 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Woburn Recreation Department Flyer

Free Summer Meals for All Kids

Please check out DESE and Project Bread's initiative to ensure all kids have access to food throughout the summer. For more information call 1-800-645-8333 or

WPS Pre-School

Please click the links for information on WPS Pre-School

Woburn ECP Neighborhood Peers

Woburn ECP At Risk Peers

Youth Mental Health Parent Webinar Series

Dear Parents and Guardians;

Woburn Public Schools is excited to announce the Youth Mental Health Webinar Series through McLean Hospital. Throughout this series McLean clinicians will provide skills used for emotion regulation, general well-being and mental health awareness for parents to use for themselves and with their children.

Please click the link below for more information.

Medical Notes from Nurse Cathy

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you probably know, there are many different Viral Illnesses around right now (RSV, Flu A, Flu B, new COVID variants) as well as some Bacterial Strep Throat infections. I am asking that parents/ guardians do not send their child back to school too soon after an illness.

Please keep your child home from school if…

  • Your child is constantly coughing (truly can't stop), particularly if not wearing a mask or the child is so young he/she does not understand to cough in his/her elbow

  • Your child has a persistent runny nose (particularly if the nasal drainage is not clear)

  • Your child wakes up with conjunctivitis in one or both eyes

  • Your child requires a fever reducer such as Motrin.

  • If your child is telling you they truly don't feel well they may need another day at home

If your child, who doesn't feel well, comes to school and immediately puts their head on their desk because they feel too sick to participate, you should expect a call to come and pick up your child.

These past few weeks I have had many children walk in the front door and start their day in the Nurse's office before even making it to class.

If you are wondering if your child should come to school or stay home an extra day, please call me, send me a message through the REMIND app, or email me and I will help you make a determination.

Please remind your child that it is critical to hand wash any time he/she touches his/her nose, mouth or eyes, before eating, after recess and any time he/she uses the bathroom. We all need to work together to keep our staff and students healthy. Thank you all very much for your cooperation.

Nurse Cathy

WPS Elementary School Handbook

Please click here for the

Woburn Elementary Handbook

Sneakers are necessary for your child’s physical education class.

Crocs, boots and sandals are not appropriate footwear for the gym.

If you prefer your child to wear boots due to the weather, please have sneakers in their backpack to change into at school the day they have physical education.

Thank you!

Mrs. Hatch

Here’s a reminder of the day your child has physical education:

Monday -----------------Tuesday ----------------Friday

Gr. 5 Williams------- Gr. 5 Delaney ---------Gr. 5 Bonsignore

Gr. 4 Russo----------- Gr. 4 Renna -----------Gr. 4 Ciasullo

Gr. 2 Makinen -------Gr. 2 Bedoya ---------Gr. 2 Allen

Gr. 3 Sheehan -------Gr. 3 Dodge -----------Gr. 3 Angers

K Raposa --------------K Briere -----------------K Malloy

Gr. 1 O’Riordan -----Gr. 1 Dionne ----------Gr. 1 Camadeco

Arrival and Dismissal Information

Some things to remember...

  • The school's doors open at 8:15am- There is no supervision before 8:15
  • Any student who arrives after 8:25 is late and an adult is required to sign the student in to school as tardy.
  • School dismisses at 2:40pm. Please ensure you are on time for pick up.

We are making some changes to the traffic flow for morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Please look at the image below.

  • If you are dropping off/picking up your kindergarten or 1st grade student off you are represented by the Green Line. After drop off you will merge with the other traffic and be allowed to exit through the first left.
  • If you are dropping off/picking up a 2nd through 5th grade student you are represented `by the Blue Line. You will proceed as you have in the past however you will be dropping off near the sidewalk.
  • If you are dropping off/picking up children from both categories please follow the green line. EX. if you are dropping off/picking up a 1st and 3rd grader please drop off/pick up at the traffic circle.
  • Please only drop students off in the Red Drop Off Zones.
  • If possible students should only exit/enter from the right side of the vehicle.

Students will enter the building as follows...

  • All bus and van students will enter through the gym doors.

Students who are walkers or are dropped off...

  • Kindergarten and 1st graders will enter through the side door near the traffic circle
  • All other students will enter through the front door.