Husky Highlight

Monday, October 12, 2020


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إذا كنت تستخدم جهاز كمبيوتر ، فافتح هذا في صفحة جديدة. بعد ذلك ، لترجمة هذه النشرة الإخبارية ، انقر فوق الارتباط الموجود على اليمين.

إذا كنت تستخدم الهاتف ، فالمس الشخص الموجود في الدائرة السوداء للحصول على زر الترجمة. (Arabic)

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Եթե ​​համակարգիչ եք, բացեք սա նոր էջում: Ապա, այս տեղեկագիրը թարգմանելու համար կտտացրեք աջ հղմանը:

Եթե ​​հեռախոսով եք, դիպչեք սև շրջանի անձին ՝ թարգմանության կոճակը ստանալու համար: (Armenian)

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Note from Ms. Moulton

Good Evening, Families!


Wow! This past Friday we distributed almost all of the kits for students in Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 - that's between 250 and 280 kits!). A big thank you to our staff members for making this possible and to all of the parents and families who created time to stop by the school. We know that this may not have been easy for you to do! If you were not able to get here, we understand. The remaining kits can be picked up at the Main Entrance during school hours in the coming days (7:30 am -3:00 pm).


Last week we held our October PTO meeting. During the Principal's Report, I shared information regarding the work that has been happening in the building to get the school year up and running and to prepare for a possible hybrid return. You can access the slides that I shared here. Thank you in advance to the Hosmer PTO for their contribution of recess supplies for each cohort. This is VERY appreciated!


Tomorrow evening we have our "Not-So-Open" Open House, which is being held via zoom. The intent of this evening is for teachers to provide an overview of the curriculum for the given grade level and to share any other important information with parents. Children are not expected to attend. The evening will be structured with the first half taking place as a full grade level and the second half in homerooms.


Grade level curriculum Brochures can be found here:

K| G1 | G2 | G3 | G4 | G5


The Open House schedule if as follows:

4:30 - 5:30 - 5th Grade

5:00 - 6:00 - 3rd Grade

5:30 - 6:30 - 1st Grade

6:00 - 7:00 - Kindergarten

6:30 - 7:30 - 4th Grade

7:00 - 8:00 - 2nd Grade


THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for your support of our students, and our school Hosmer is a special place because of this fantastic community.


Sincerely,

Erin Moulton

Follow HosmerSchool on Instagram and Facebook

There are many more photos of our awesome community there!

Morning Announcements with Ms. Moulton

Families are invited to participate in daily "Morning Announcements" with the Principals every day Monday through Friday at 8 am.


As we did last year, there will be a theme for each day:


- Motivational Monday (Discussing an Inspirational Quote)

- Mathematical "2s-day"

- Wacky Wednesday (Sharing a Joke)

- Thankful Thursday

- Feel Good Fri-YAY! (Celebrating the Week)


We will also celebrate community birthdays, observe the Hosmer construction, end each meeting with the Paws Promise.


Join through this zoom link!

Meeting ID: 979 2023 1528
Passcode: paws

Attendance is Mandatory

A reminder that attendance is mandatory. Children must attend on Mondays and core instruction days from 8:15 - 12:15. Appointments should be scheduled outside of this time.


We will be taking formal attendance each day at Morning Meeting as well as in all specials classes (Art, Music, PE, Library and Spanish). If your child is not present, you will receive a call from the absence line.


Work that is assigned on Extension days and after 12:15 is expected to be completed by the next core instruction day.

Absence due to Dr. appointments

If your child is absent due to a doctor appointment, please forward the note from the doctor's office to janet.shaw@watertown.k12.ma.us so the absence can be excused.

Meet the Guidance Counselors and explore resources!

Simply click here to explore their virtual office.
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English Learner Parent Advisory council meeting - Next week

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-- Technology Information --

Ed-Tech Info for Families

The Digital Learning Team members
are now offering
Educational Technology LIVE HELP SESSIONS via Zoom.

Both staff and families are welcome to click into any of the sessions to receive immediate assistance with their technology needs.


Tues-Fri 1:30-2:30PM - Link to Elementary Library Media Specialists' Zoom

After School Hours - Link to Full Schedule of Educational Technology Support Sessions.

We look forward to supporting you with your educational technology questions.

Please visit the WPS Family Ed-Tech for ALL websites for weekly 10/09 Family Ed-Tech for All Newsletter, Live support sessions, Resources, Tutorials & tips that are curated and created, especially for YOU. Please complete the WPS Ed-Tech Support Request Form if you have any questions. We look forward to supporting you.


The following are links to the WPS Family Guide to SeeSaw and WPS Seesaw Resources Hub for additional tips & tutorials, along with Spanish & Portuguese family guides.


Thank you,

Rashmi Pimprikar (District Ed-Tech Coordinator) & George Skuse (District IT Manager)

Seesaw Platform for Students in K, Grade 1, and Grade 2

Seesaw is an interactive online learning platform that we will soon be utilizing. Students will use this platform to submit assignments. With Seesaw, students can post various modes of work, including photos, drawings, videos, etc. They will also be able to receive feedback from me on the work that they submit.


Please click here to watch a short video introducing Seesaw and its various features. Directions for how to login to Seesaw can be found by clicking here. More information on Seesaw will be provided at our Open House on Tuesday, October 13th.


*If you do begin to explore Seesaw with your child, please bookmark the page for easy access.

Please Completely Shut Down Your Chromebook Once a Week

-- WPS Covid Related Resources --

-- Community Resources --

Free Meals Program Continues!

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Watertown Tips for a Safe(r) Halloween

WELCOME BACK TO HOSMER: SNEAK PEAK