Husky Highlight

September 14, 2020

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Welcome Back!

Happy Monday, Families!


Hooray! The first day of school is coming soon! If you have not yet received an email from your child's teacher, please let us know as it will indicate an error in our contact information.


This newsletter contains a lot of information about the start of school and our materials pick-up days, which are this Thursday and Friday. You will receive a good number of items, including a Chromebook and charger, so please plan accordingly.


We will host an optional Question & Answer meeting for families on Wednesday evening at 6:30. Please join us if you like.


Thank you for all of your continued support. We look forward to being together again soon!


Sincerely,

Erin Moulton

Re-Opening Q&A for Families

Wednesday, Sep. 16th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Erin Moulton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Hosmer Family Q&A

Time: Sep 16, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://watertown-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/91599920086?pwd=V0FiNWxCT2xSbm5wdHN3bTlCZXFhZz09


Meeting ID: 915 9992 0086

Passcode: 668859

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You Must Verify Your Information!

You should have received an email from the registrar’s office asking you to complete the Student Verification Process online. This verification ensures that your student’s information is updated and that you receive all of the District’s email and phone communications. This must be completed prior to picking up your materials. If you did not receive an email, please contact Terri Stafford, the Registrar, at terri.stafford@watertown.k12.ma.us

Materials Pick-Up - Thursday and Friday

Pictured below is a map of the path that families will follow during Materials Distribution. All families will need to begin by registering at the first tent near the Flagpole Entrance.


Teachers are preparing a kit of materials that your child will need to begin the school year. These materials, along with a school-issued Chromebook, will be distributed on the following dates and times. It is very important that you pick up your child's materials at school during the designated time.


  • 3rd grade - Thursday, September 17th between 8:30 and 10:00.
  • 4th grade - Thursday, September 17th between 10:30 and 12:00.
  • 5th grade - Thursday, September 17th between 1:00 and 2:30.
  • Kindergarten - Friday, September 18th between 8:30 and 10:00.
  • 1st grade - Friday, September 18th between 10:30 and 12:00.
  • 2nd grade - Friday, September 18th between 1:00 and 2:30.


As noted above it is VERY IMPORTANT that you have already verified your information online. If not, you will need to leave the line and do so before you may continue.

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Welcome Meetings

In your child welcome email, you were invited to schedule a zoom meeting for you and your child to "meet the teacher". In the email, there was a link to sign up for a meeting on the following dates.



  • Kindergarten - Thursday, September 17th between 8:30 and 2:30
  • 1st grade - Thursday, September 17th between 8:30 and 2:30
  • 2nd grade - Thursday, September 17th between 8:30 and 2:30
  • 3rd grade - Friday, September 18th between 8:30 and 2:30
  • 4th grade - Friday, September 18th between 8:30 and 2:30
  • 5th grade - Friday, September 18th between 8:30 and 2:30


If you cannot find the link, please go to the following website to find the link for your child teacher.

Meet & Greet Links

Health Message from Nurse Sabrina

Watertown Elementary School Ed-Tech Family Letter

All students grade PreK-5 will be issued a WPS Tech Device (Ipad or Chromebook) this year. Families will need to sign the WPS Tech Device contract acknowledging the responsible use of rules and the financial obligations of having this device.


We plan to offer an online orientation at your school in the coming months for Families to explain the educational rationale and expected use of these devices.


Below is a link to our Educational Technology 1:1 Initiative Website with the WPS Device Usage contract, our acceptable use policy, general care of computer recommendations, and the program overview. Each year students and parents must sign the contract in order to be issued a WPS device (iPad or Chromebook) so please turn these in before the start of school.


For additional questions please reach out to the Principal, AP, or Rashmi (rashmi.pimprikar@watertown.k12.ma.us)

Here is the site with additional information and resources https://sites.google.com/watertown.k12.ma.us/wps-dl-lm/wps-11-initiative


Thank you and please contact me via email with any questions.

Rashmi Pimprikar

District Coordinator for Digital Learning, Library & Computer Science

Watertown Public Schools

Ed Tech Borrowing Agreement

We will ask you to sign this agreement during materials pick-up. If you would prefer to print and complete it ahead of time, feel free to do so.

Hosmer School: Reconnecting Our Dots!

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