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Principal's Notes

Subject: “Don’t Miss Out! | Our Martinson Fun Run Details!

Martinson Elementary School families!

We’re only ONE week away from our Martinson Fun Run and our students and staff are so excited! We’re looking forward to having fun and building community together.

⭐️ Log into MYBOOSTER.COM today to get started! ⭐️

Register & share today to help our school reach our goal of $22,000 for students & staff.

PLUS, there are only a FEW DAYS LEFT to register before 03/24/2023. This year if we get 65% of our whole school registered by the Martinson Fun Run, our WHOLE SCHOOL gets a PJ day!

Check out this 30 second video about our upcoming event >> Click for Fun!

Thank you for supporting our school - we are grateful for our amazing school community!

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Kindergarten and second grade danced the Irish jig together!

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Sneak Peek at Upcoming Events

Tues. March 21: Teacher conferences (6PM-8PM)

Wed. March 22: Teacher conferences (1PM-3PM)

Fri. March 24: Enrichment - April Prince (Gr. 1, Gr. 2 & Gr. 4)

Boosterthon Kick Off

Talent Show at MHS

Wed. March 29: Enrichment- Inspire Yoga - Gr. 3

Thurs. March 30: Around the World Lunch- Brazil

Red Sox Day- Wear your favorite Red Sox gear or red, white and blue

Fri. March 31: School Spirt Day- Wear green and white

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for the 2023-2024 school year!

Kindergarten registration for the next school year is now open. Please be sure to complete your child’s registration no later than Friday, March 17, 2023.

Children entering Kindergarten must be five (5) years old by August 31, 2023.

Click here to visit the Kindergarten Registration webpage.

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 March lunch menu.

From the Nurse


We follow the Safe to School protocol and track attendance very carefully each day. Please be sure to call your child's absence into the front office 781-834-5025 each day that they will not be in school, even if you notify the classroom teacher by email. Emails may not be seen until later in the morning or if the teacher is absent they may not be seen until the next day. If your child has an appointment and will be tardy it is also very helpful to notify us as well in advance, either by a note the day before or a phone call on the morning of the appointment.

Any questions or concerns about attendance please feel free to contact the school.

A Dr's note must be provided to medically excuse any absences.

Illnesses: If you are keeping your child home for more than a day or 2 due to illness- please contact Nurse Mudge, especially if the illness is something that is of a contagious nature. There has been an uptick in illnesses at school, (Seasonal Allergies, Strep throat, Influenza, Gastro-intestinal issues, and Covid- to name a few) please be vigilant in monitoring your children for any symptoms prior to sending them to school.

If you have concerns about illness/ symptoms in the morning- please call the Nurse to discuss before sending them in, as well as questions regarding absences or attendance issues- I am happy to discuss.


BMI screenings will be taking place this month in the Nurse's Office- if you have any concerns about the process, please contact Nurse Mudge

Start the day with breakfast! Research confirms that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For children’s health, academic achievement, cognitive development and mental health. Healthy eating is an important life skill. It helps children grow, develop and do well in school. It prevents childhood and adolescent health problems such as obesity, dental cavities and iron deficiency anemia. It lowers the risk of chronic disease such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

Students have been reminded to choose snacks that are from the 5 food groups: Protein, grains, fruits, vegetables and dairy- spicy/ salty chips and sugary treats often lead to belly aches and blood sugar spikes that cause children to not feel well at school.



BOOSTERTHON IS UPON US! Registration opens *today*! Visit to get started! We will kickoff events for the students with a morning pep rally on March 24, followed by a week of fun social emotional lessons and team building before the main even on April 4! We are hoping the weather cooperates for an outdoor event so that the kids will have lots of family and friends to for them!

Tickets are now available for MES LIVE! The talent show is back and better than ever, now in the high school auditorium on March 24! Tickets here: Rehearsal dates are 3/8, 3/15, and 3/22.

We could use more help with decorating, sales tables, and coordinating the kids’ comings and goings (using a wristband system). Contact or check your email for messages from


We still have urgent need for an Enrichment Coordinator for grades 3-5 for the remainder of the year. Many, many thanks to Allie Devaney for all the time and effort she has spent shaping this role and bringing amazing programming to our children! She has definitely set her replacement up for success!

In addition, we are also seeking a Treasurer to begin serving their two-year term next school year. The sooner we find the right person, the more time they will have to shadow the fabulous Ali Goodrich as she prepares to exit the position.

Finally, save the date for some grown-up fun as we host our first inaugural cornhole tourney at Stellwagen on April 12!

Library News

This week in library class we read "Malala's Magic Pencil" written by Malala Yousafzai herself. Malala, an education activist, is the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. This uplifting and empowering true story follows the life of Malala as she advocates for girls' rights to education in Pakistan.


Technology Troubles: Too much time online!


Please join the Special Education Parent Advisory Council for an important presentation.

Technology Troubles: Too much time online!

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 6:30PM

Where: Seth Ventress Building, 76 South River Street, Marshfield

Who: Parents, Educators, and Administrators

With children ages 8 to 18 spending nearly 50 hours per week in front of screens, parents are increasingly concerned that screen time is robbing them of real world experiences. Technology has become a part of everyday life in and out of the classroom. When is it too much? Is an hour a day okay? Two? Join us for an honest look at how technology is impacting our children’s health, mood, and social development, and learn strategies to help children interact with technology in a balanced way.

For planning purposes, please click here to RSVP if you plan to attend.

Marshfield’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council is looking for volunteers! Click here to learn more about SEPAC leadership opportunities.

Presentation Flyer

MEF- St. Patrick's Day 5K

The Marshfield Education Foundation is excited to share that registration for the 13th Annual Marshfield St. Patrick's Day 5k is OPEN! We hope you can join us on Saturday, March 18, 2023, for another great day! When you register by February 11th you'll also receive a free race day shirt

You can register at

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