Husky Highlight

June 14, 2020 - Homebound Edition

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Note from Ms. Moulton

Greetings, Hosmer Families,


I cannot believe that this year is coming to such an unusual end. As I complete my first year as principal of our fantastic school, I want to thank all of you for your tremendous support this year - both while we were in school and during our remote learning. In a weird way, I feel that I have gotten to know so many of your families in even better ways as you have quite literally welcomed all of us into your homes for the last three months. We have a truly amazing staff and an equally amazing community.


A HUGE thank you to all of those who participated in the "Wave Parade"! It was such a show of community and meant a great deal to the faculty and staff. There are MANY pictures posted to ou school facebook page!


Take your "End -of- Year" Picture this weekend!

Our walkway has been decorated for YOU to take your "last day of school photos". Due to the upcoming move and construction, this *may* not be accessible after today. (Sorry!) See the photos below. If you take some, please share them with us! We would love to see and share them!


Spirit Week

Last week I sent a special "Spirit Week Smore". Instead of inserting all of the details here, I ask that you simply reference this link. Our theme days are:


  • Monday: Make Someone Smile Day (if your child wants to share a joke during tomorrows Morning Announcements, please email it to me TODAY)
  • Tuesday: Hosmer Pride Day and Final Class Meeting


Please add photos in the comments of our daily Facebook posts or send your pictures to melissa.reohr@watertown.k12.ma.us.


End of Year Happenings

  • June 15 (Mon) - Celebration Meetings, No Class Meetings (reading sessions will still be held) Interpreters Available for Celebration Meetings
  • June 16 (Tues) - Final Community Meetings for all classes
  • June 16 (Tues) - Pick up and drop off school materials - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • June 17 (Wed) - Pick up and drop off school materials - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Summer "Weekly Announcement"

As we move into the summertime, I will continue holding "Weekly Announcements" for students on Wednesdays at 9am. During this time, we will celebrate the summer birthdays, I will share any "construction news" and we will, of course, end with the PAWS promise".


This will begin next Wednesday, June 24th and can be joined using this Zoom invitation:


https://zoom.us/j/93804303160

Meeting ID: 938 0430 3160

Password: paws


Summer Storytime

I also intend to continue the Facebook read aloud, through our school Facebook account, on Fridays at 10:30.


Stay well, continue to be kind to yourselves, and please tell your children that we miss them and say hello. As always, thank you for your support of our fantastic school!


Sincerely,

Erin Moulton

Take your "Last Day of School Photo" this weekend!

June 16th - Final Class Meeting Schedule

9:00 Butera (1st)

9:00 McIsaac (1st)

9:00 Massa(1st)

9:30 Psychoghios (5th)

9:30 Stone (2nd)

9:35 Mandile (1st)

9:45 E Mattson (K)

9:45 McCarthy (2nd)

10:00 Salvucci (1st)

10:00 Tan (K)

10:30 Fletcher (3rd)

10:30 Hinds (2nd)

10:30 M Mattson (4th)

10:30 Graves (4th)

11:00 Doherty/Wandicho (4th)

11:00 Donato (3rd)

11:00 Blackwood (K)

11:15 Casciano (4th)

11:15 Dommermuth/Fantasia (5th)

11:30 Madden (3rd)

11:45 DeBaie/Nickl (3rd)

12:00 Bellis (5th)

12:00 Pearse (2nd)

12:00 O'Connor (2nd)

1:00 Segreve (K)

1:15 Landay (1st)

1:30 Twomey (5th)

1:30 Monfette (3rd)

2:00 Beatty/Quinn (K)

Morning Announcements! - Weekdays at 8:45am

It has been wonderful seeing so many students and families for Morning Announcements each morning at 8:45, right before classes begin. It is a great way to start our school day by being together even though we are not in the same place. Each day we celebrate birthdays, join in reciting the Paws Promise, and do some sort of fun activity together. To join, simply log in using the Zoom link below


I will continue to share photos of what we are all doing at home during "What's Up Wednesdays". Continue to send me your photos with a one-sentence description - erin.moulton@watertown.k12.ma.us


I also continue to lead storytime on Facebook Live Fridays at 10:30.

Grade 5 Sidewalk Celebrations were AMAZING!

This past Thursday and Friday, grade five teachers went to each students home to deliver yearbooks, certificates, and a gift bag containing the MS "One School, One Read" book, cupcakes, and a gift card to Moozy's. Thank you to our parent volunteers for fundraising and making these gifts possible. A major shout-out to the amazing grade five team for their efforts at celebrating our fantastic fives. They are an exceptional group of students who will be greatly missed at the Hosmer!
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Virtual PTO Meeting - Tuesday, June 30th 6:30 pm

Mark your calendar - Zoom Link to Come!

PLEASE COME GET YOUR THINGS! Do you still need to Pick-Up or Drop-Off School Materials

Do you still need to pick up student belongings?

Do you need to drop off

  • Library Books?
  • Borrowed classroom materials?
  • ChromeBooks?
If your student might be using the Chromebook over the summer for enrichment or summer programming, please read the Watertown Chromebook Parent/Guardian Contract (http://bit.ly/WPSChromebookSummer2020) and complete the form linked here (https://forms.gle/36gzwFr8g3WmywnY8). The Chromebook will then be due back no later than Aug 7th and you will receive an email over the summer with drop off times/dates at your child’s school in early August.


Staff will be at school on:

  • Tuesday, June 16th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 17th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Come to the Flagpole door on Concord Rd and ring the buzzer.

If no one answers, call 617-926-7740

Are You Moving?

Parents of students in grades PreK - 4th grade,

If you are planning to move out of Watertown or the Hosmer School District, please complete this form as soon as possible. This information helps us to accurately plan for the fall.

Once we receive the information, we will email you the WPS Release Form for you to fill out and return to the school secretary via email. We will use this information to send your child(ren)s records to the receiving school when staff return to school.

Please submit this information as soon as possible as record transfers require time to process.


Thank you. You will be missed!

Before School and Extended Day Programs 2020-2021 Registration Information

Watertown Community Education


Registration for NEW students entering Prekindergarten or Kindergarten with Watertown Public Schools in the fall of 2020 and elementary students interested in registering for the Before School and/or Extended Day Program for the first time

opens at 8:00 am on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Click here for more details

Food Support for Families

Meals will be distributed in the faculty parking lot on Barnard Ave behind Watertown High School, Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch for two days will be provided.


Please note that all meals must be taken and consumed off-site. If assistance is needed to access the food station, please contact lunch_line@watertown.k12.ma.us or call (617) 926 7766. Additional food resources can be found at https://www.watertown-ma.gov/250/Watertown-Food-Pantry.

Watertown Community Resources

Watertown Free Public Library Summer Reading Program

The Watertown Free Public Library is here to help keep students on track with their annual Summer Reading Program. Just like last year, they’re playing Bingo this summer. Bingo cards will be available beginning June 16 for all students entering grades K-5 in Fall 2020. We will be placing WFPL Bingo cards in all of the student belongings bags so that you can get started right away!


Please visit THIS website for book lists organized by grade level, and more information.

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Follow HosmerSchool on Instagram and Facebook!

We will continue Facebook Live read-alouds and also post some more fun activities, so keep checking!

We Miss You!

One Hosmer