Fiske Monthly News

June 2018

Welcome!

Welcome to the home of the Fiske monthly news! We feature great news and updates by grade level and specialist teachers to help keep you informed about what our students are learning. Enjoy your reading!
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News from The Principal, Thomas Martellone

Thank You(s)


Thank you to all the parents and the PTO for the work you did at the Fiske Fair last weekend. The weather was great and students from Fiske had a lot of fun. An event like that, and other large events such as the talent show, Fiske Frost, etc. do not happen without the dedication of many parents. We're truly appreciative of all that you do.


Also, thank you to parents who have continued to be able to support Big Backyard Walks, Field Trips, end of year parties, and lots of other work that has been happening here at school. We truly appreciate your time and commitment to our students!


Summer Mailing


This summer, we will be sending our summer mailing home to you electronically. After speaking with Middle School Administrators last year, we realized we can be more efficient by sending out our mailing to you, and then sending home a few documents on the first day of school. This allows you to get the mailing directly, no matter where you are, it saves a lot of paper and is better for the environment, and we save the district a significant amount of postage. Generating the summer mailing electronically will also be significantly faster for the school.


In the summer mailing, you can expect to receive:

-Principal Summer Letter

-Classroom Teacher Letter

-PTO Welcome Letter and associated Flyers


On the first day of school, you can expect to get the following per family, via paper:

-Fiske Insiders Guide 2018-2019

-Parent Handbook Sign Off

-Volunteer Form

-Student Technology Contract


As we have done over the past few summers, once the summer mailing goes out, we will ask you to give us your child/ren(s) dismissal information for the first day of school.


Happy Summer!


Thank you for partnering with us this year as we all worked collaboratively to provide children the very best experience possible. The Fiske School Community is generous with time, attention and resources that help us meet the needs of all children academically and socially/emotionally. For that, the staff and I are extremely grateful!

News from the Assistant Principal, Brian Baker

The end of the school year is a special time for all of us, although it is a bit difficult to believe that June is here already! It is a time to celebrate with our students for all they have accomplished, and to acknowledge the Fiske School staff and families who have dedicated themselves to yet another wonderful school year. It is a time to review all of the ways in which we have been successful and a time to begin making plans to build on that success in new ways that will positively shape our future.


The Fiske students have had a super year. This would not be possible without the committed and enthusiastic Fiske faculty. Our teachers and staff members give freely of themselves, without hesitation, to provide many opportunities for our students to take on different challenges and enjoy new experiences. We have an outstanding school staff, and I am honored to be working with them.


I would also like to express heartfelt appreciation to our families for whom we are very thankful. It is because of your dedicated presence, your time, energy and your generosity that we have such a great school community. Our school is not only a center of academic learning, but also a special place in which each student is empowered to excel academically, show compassion toward others, as well as, becoming model citizens. We are very fortunate to have families who provide us with constant support of these endeavors. “Thank you” for your committed partnership in the education of our students.


At Fiske School a sense of community and pride is evident in everything that we do. You notice it immediately. You feel it as soon as you walk into the building or attend a school function: the quality, the tradition, the pride, and the history of being “family.” Whether in the classroom or on the playground, participating in a community service project or performing at an All School Meeting, our students' pride for their school and for themselves shines through.


Our desire for continuous improvement is because of the Fiske staff, students and families. You make me proud to be an administrator of this school. And so, to our students, staff and families I would like to say, “thank you” for another amazing year. I wish everyone a safe, restful and wonderful summer vacation!


Sincerely,


Mr. Baker

Kindergarten News, from Mrs. Button, Mrs. Maestri and Mrs. Shanahan

Our Community Field Trip to Lexington Center was a memorable event. Thanks to all the wonderful parents who joined us on this trip. Special thanks to Lexpress, Cary Library, the Post Office and Rancatores.


We also had a fun and successful Field Day on Thursday June 7th. Thank you to Mr. Spiller and all the parent volunteers who helped out. Classes will be wrapping up their year with classroom celebrations. Be on the lookout for a Summer Activities packet with resources and suggestions to help your child continue developing the skills they learned in Kindergarten.


It has been a fabulous Kindergarten year. Have a fun and safe summer.

Grade One News, from Mrs. Shew, Mrs. Torpey, and Mrs. Wallace

It is hard to believe that June is upon us! The end of the year has snuck up on us! First grade is such an amazing year! The amount of growth and progress that happens is just unbelievable! We are so proud of each and every one of them!


We would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of you for helping to make our American Symbols Performance such a success! The students looked great in those costumes! Thank you for taking the time to make them extra special! The first grade teachers can’t say enough about how proud we are of this crew! They worked so hard to learn the songs, the lines, and everything else that came with the show! It was heartwarming to see them do the sign language for America as well! We are beyond impressed!


Our last new unit of the year was in Social Studies. We have learned a lot about China! The students learned about Chinese culture and compared rural and urban China to our lives here in the United States and Lexington. The children also watched a few brief videos, and participated in a “trip to China” where they spent the morning learning about and participating in different activities like calligraphy, the Great Wall of China, and mapping skills. They also got to read some fantastic books that our ELL students received from a school in China. What a treat!


As you can see, there is no slowing down now that it is June! We are going to keep on chugging until they are official second graders!


The first grade teachers would like to encourage your child to read and write over the summer. Every day is a good day to read a book! We wish you all a very happy summer vacation! It has been our pleasure to get to know all of the first graders this year! We will miss them dearly!

Grade Two News from Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Dinsmore, Mrs. Gobiel, and Mrs. Johnson

We are going out with a BANG!


Although the year is almost over, we are still working hard to get in all the learning we can.


Some of our most fun units, like Poetry and Engineering, are during the month of June.

Going STRONG is our motto. Here is just a sampling of what we will be focusing on.

Review is the name of the game for our last Math unit. We will focus on skills that require

a little more practice and ones that we may just be struggling with. Reading clocks,

working with timelines and delving further into the concept of multiplication are just a fewof the topics.


As we roll into the final few weeks students will continue their investigations around our

Painted Lady butterflies and our Brassica Plants we grew. Along with learning about both

organisms’ life cycle, we will study the relationship between the two and how pollination isneeded to continue growth. We will also be using our engineering skills to create our own “hand pollinator”. This has become a highlight of our scientific practices this year!


Seeing the world through the “eyes of a poet” is engaging the students in reading and writing their own poetry. They are tapping into their creative verse style of writing and enjoying this less restrictive type of script. Learning about types of figurative language, the impact of line breaks and the strength of the use of repetition are just a few of the techniques they are practicing.


As we come to a close of the school year our 2nd grade team would like to thank all their families for the overwhelming support we have received all year. Two-way communication has proven to be the backbone for such a successful year and we wanted to encourage this to continue as we finish off our last few weeks. Mixed emotions for students, families and staff are elevated at this time, but the greatest emotion of all is PRIDE. Your children have shown amazing effort and the fruit of their labors is all they have learned. We know this love of learning will continue

into 3rd grade. Just know we will always be your child’s teacher even when they have moved on so please feel free to reach out to any of us at anytime.


Please be sure to check the Fiske Calendar for all the exciting end of year activities such as Field Day and our Museum of Science in school presentation on life cycles

Grade Three News from Mrs. Aufiero, Mr. Halfond, Mrs. Owen and Ms. Williams

Math

The third grade mathematicians have been immersed in a context unit, “Muffles Truffles”. The story of our befuddled truffle-maker, Muffles, inspires students to solve Muffles’ problems using efficient multiplication strategies. They learn about the distributive, commutative, and associative properties of multiplication as they package hundreds of truffles into rectangular boxes (open array combinations). Throughout this unit, the students demonstrate and articulate their math strategies by creating posters (a map of their thinking). We then hold a “math congress” after each lesson to share and discuss important strategies and concepts.


During the final weeks of third grade, the children will be learning the “Trades First” algorithm for subtraction in preparation for fourth grade.


Social Studies: Lexington 1775

How fortunate we are to live in the birthplace of America, Historic Lexington, where the “shot heard around the world” occurred! For the past few weeks our students have been learning about aspects of everyday life in 18th century Lexington including: family life, homes and farms, and jobs. The children have found it very interesting to compare and contrast life in 18th century Lexington to their own lives today.


In order to fully grasp what it was like to live in Lexington in the 1770s, our students have transformed themselves into true Lexington residents of that time period. Each child is part of an historic Lexington “family” group, and has taken on the persona of one child in that family. The children, along with their “siblings,” are exploring his/her family structure, daily responsibilities, and position in society. Your child’s new “namesake” may even sound a bit familiar…. Clark, Harrington, Brown, Estabrook, and Parker.


Our study of life in 18th century Lexington allows the students better understand the events that led up to the American Revolution and how Lexington residents contributed to the beginning of the American Revolution. The children will learn about significant events that led up to the American Revolution, and the importance of the shots fired on the Lexington Green and in Concord on April 19, 1775.


We are all looking forward to our field trip to Historic Lexington, when we will visit and tour the Hancock-Clarke House, the Old Burying Ground, and participate in the Lexington Historical Society’s lesson, “What Did Reverend Clarke Eat?’ It is sure to be fun-filled day!


Science

We are very excited for our Big Backyard Walk to Granny Pond for a day of ponding. This experience complements our studies of Food Chains and Life Structures. The children will have many thrilling stories to share about their exploration of pond life!


Writer’s Workshop: Informational Writing

The children are finalizing their informational writing pieces. Every student chose a topic that he/she feels knowledgeable and enthusiastic about. Through various writing exercises and lessons, the students learned how to plan, revise, and refine their topics. They were very thoughtful about the chapter topics (subtopics) and how to effectively present the information. They should be very proud of their writing!


The students have learned so much this year in third grade! It has been exciting to watch them grow as readers, writers, scientists, mathematicians and historians. Thank you for all of your support.


We wish you all wonderful summer!

Grade Four News from Ms. Hoffman, Mrs. Jaffe, Ms. Michael, and Mr. Wilde

Our year long study of North America is culminating with our annual Fiske Fourth Grade Fiesta! The students have researched various aspects of Mexican culture in preparation for the big event. A special thank you to the ACT Committee for hiring our mariachi band, to the Whitson’s Food Service folks for preparing a delicious feast of Mexican fare, and all of the parent volunteers and participants. This festive celebration is a great way to wrap up our learning this year.


We wish all of our fourth grade families a relaxing and fun-filled summer ahead. Please keep your child reading this summer! In addition, try to keep your child writing this summer by writing postcards, emails, keeping a journal or diary, etc. With regards to math, students can continue to strengthen and solidify their fact power, knowledge of fractions, and other concepts covered this year as they prepare for 5th grade. Keep an eye out for some resources coming home at the end of the year.


It’s hard to believe our year is coming to an end and that our students will be entering their last year at Fiske. They have so much to look forward to as fifth graders next year, and we look forward to watching them learn and grow as we have seen them do throughout this school year.

Grade Five News from Mrs. Belletti, Mrs. Gavrin, Mrs. McMahon and Ms. Springfield


In science we are working on making ecocolumns. An ecocolumn is the same as an ecosystem except it’s in a soda bottle. An ecosystem is a place outside where living and nonliving things interact. We started off by putting gravel and soil in the top of the ecocolumn. Next we put mustard seeds in the soil. Then we added elodea and duckweed to the aquarium. After that we added animals. We put in crickets and pill bugs in the terrarium and fish and snails in the aquarium. We’ve observed that the fish and snails eat the elodea and duckweed and the pill bugs like to hide and the crickets always climb on top of the mustard plant. We also learned about consumers, producers, and decomposers. A consumer is anything that consumes something. For example, all animals are consumers. A producer is something that produces food. For example, all plants are producers. A decomposer is something that decomposes things into the ground. For example, worms and bacteria are decomposers (Savanna, Ms. Gavrin’s class)


In writing we are working on our memoirs and then we made posters. To make the posters we brought in old items and some photos. Then we put the photos on the posters. Then we put the items on our posters and my classmates all made posters. Then we will hang the posters up in the hallways before our Moving On Ceremony. When we started writing, we wrote about our theme and then we put in small moment stories to illustrate our theme. First we wrote on paper and then we started typing our memoirs on our laptops. Then we revised and edited our memoirs on the computer and then we submitted them. (Ray, Ms. Gavrin’s class)


Earlier in the year we did a book ad on a fiction book. In case you're wondering, a book ad is kind of like a book report. We did a fiction book ad earlier and now we're doing a book ad on a leader. I picked Andrew Jackson. Other students in my class picked people like George Washington and Steve Jobs. First we had to find 2-3 sources. One had to be a book. Then we have 15 days to read and take notes. After that we have to write a speech about our leader and the speech has to include why he or she is considered as a leader. We also have to make three visuals like a drawing or a slideshow. Then we make our notecards, which are small parts of your speech so you can remember it. We sign up for when we do our book ad on a website. And finally we do our book ads. It might sound hard, but as long as you do a little bit each day, it is not that difficult. (Jeffrey, Ms. Gavrin’s class)


In math this year, the kids from Ms. Gavrin’s class have learned many things. The units that the fifth graders have learned about are Number Theory; Place Value; Standard Algorithm Multiplication/Partial Quotients Division; Geometry with 2D figures; Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Fractions; Coordinate graphs; Order of Operations and a little Algebra; Conversions; Line plots, Measurement and Volume, and we had Math MCAS. The unit that took up most of the fifth grade year was fractions. Math is one of the subjects in school that will be very helpful. For example, Eoghan Murphy, a fifth grader from Ms. Gavrin’s clas,s once said, “Math helps you learn things you will need to know when you grow up.” The next unit Ms. Gavrin’s class will be learning about is called “Hands Down Algebra”. To sum it all up, Ms. Gavrin’s students have learned a lot in Math and enjoy learning useful skills for later in life.


(Emerson, Ms. Gavrin’s class)

Specialist News

Counseling News from Mrs. Pirone

Summer is here. Time to slow down, take in the fresh air and eat lots of ice cream! Enjoy your summer. Rest, relax and renew! ~Mrs. Pirone


11 Ways to Reclaim a Relaxing Summer for Your Family

By Grown And Flown and Jennifer Breheny Wallace


Summers start with the best intentions. We fantasize about long, peaceful days at the beach building sand castles with our toddlers or playing tennis with our teens. Casting off a busy school year, we’re excited to finally relax the rules. Yes to the ice cream cones with insanely sugary toppings just before bedtime (heck, what bedtime?). Yes to the car keys (so what if it’s three late nights in a row?). Breakfast brownies? Why not? Another TV show? Sure, go ahead. It’s summer vacation, right?


Then, in Week Three, reality sets in: the bedtime routine now takes twice as long, everything has become a negotiation, and those idyllic days at the beach — well, they’ve become the setting of the sunscreen wars. How did these relaxing summer days get so... stressful?


Whether your kids are having a throwback 1970s summer, a Free-Range or a Hovering Helicopter summer, beware of the ever-tempting “summer slide.” The summer slide is the parenting equivalent of the “summer brain drain,” where what we know as parents slides, well, down the drain. In an effort to keep our summer fantasy alive, we sometimes bend our rules just a little too much and then suddenly... SNAP.


Before things get totally out of control, let’s get back to the basics, kindergarten-style — and start digging our way out of this sand pit to avoid getting buried alive. It’s worth reminding ourselves that summer is a break from routine, after all, not a break from parenting.


Here are 11 things you can do now to reclaim your relaxing summer:


1. Stop with all the choices.

Teachers offer “choice” in small doses. They don’t offer a range of snacks and they don’t ask kids if they’d rather go to art class or gym class. Giving too many choices gives up too much control, and teachers know to do that sparingly.


2. Go ahead, disappoint.

You-Get-What-You-Get-And-You-Don’t-Get-Upset. Don’t be afraid to disappoint. Resilience, learning how to bounce back, is a skill that can be taught, but not if we’re smoothing over every conflict just to avoid a momentary tantrum or mommy guilt. We need to learn to live with the short-term discomfort and concentrate on the long-term gain.


3. Sloooow down.

Seeds grow slowly; chicks hatch when they are ready; important things take time. Children and teens don’t understand time — they want what they want when they want it. We too often react by jumping on their timeline. When we contort ourselves to suit their whims, we not only upend our lives, we give away the opportunity to teach them about patience.


4. Stop asking permission, OK?

“Mommy just has to run this quick errand, OK?” Teachers don’t ask permission. Ending declarative sentences with question marks is giving power to a little person who doesn’t actually want it. What children want is the security of limits and parents who know when to say no, even in the summer.


5. Let them clean up.

Overscheduled children don’t have time to clean their rooms or do their chores. Teens with summer jobs and SAT prep are just too busy to pick up their clothes off the floor. In school, if you haven’t cleaned up your mess, then you cannot move on to your next activity. By failing to insist upon this at home, we let our kids control the disorder in our houses and in our lives.


6. Revisit Oz.

The single most exciting thing that happens in kindergarten is that children take their first steps on the way to reading — starting on a yellow brick road that leads to a vast magical world they can now visit on their own. And then we and our kids get busy and forget about the Emerald City because life is too rushed and there is already too much reading assigned at school. Take back Oz; remember how lucky our kids felt when they first decoded the printed page.


7. Circle time.

It’s important to ask our kids about their day, every day. Create your own version of “circle time” at home. Tell the kids about your day, your challenges and triumphs, and ask them about theirs. This becomes even more important with teens, who will know that sharing what they are up to with their parents is just part of the deal.


8. Teachers, not friends or fairy godmothers.

When we try to be our child’s friend, we not only cede authority, we actually cheat them out of a more important relationship. We are there to teach and love and guide, not to grant their every wish.


9. Rest time.

Teachers know the importance of rest. Regular and adequate sleep is essential for kids at every age. Even tweens and teens should have a regular bedtime right up through high school. The end of summer should not be like a bad bout of jet lag, with no one able to get to sleep at night or up in the morning.


10. Mind their manners.

Manners never stop mattering. As parents, we all too often rush, cut corners, forget to be as polite as we could and let our kids get away with the glib manners of the 21st century. Nothing has changed; manners are still magical and it is within our power to teach them.


11. Summer doesn’t equal spoiling.

At every age, kids think getting everything they want will make them happy, and it will be a very long time before they learn this isn’t true. We know the truth, and if we don’t teach this lesson early and often, the unbridled greed inspired by media can soon overwhelm our family’s true values. Days at the beach are a treat. A family vacation is something special. Summer doesn’t have to equal spoiling.


Summer is just a different season, not a different childhood. It can be so easy to confuse the two.

Art News from Mrs. O'Leary and Ms. Walker

Wow! Where has this year gone!


Grade K

We are working on “My Art Books”. The activities in this book are a review of all things we’ve learned this year.


Grade 1

We have started to design decorations for the American Symbol Parade. This 2-3 week project will focus on lettering and decorating American Icons. Look for this art when the parade comes to town on 5/25! Soon to come - a small Matisse like painting. We will also be working on what to pack for summer vacation.


Grade 2

We are now working on a “Bug’s” eye view of a flower, with the flowers inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe. We will be designing the ultimate dream house project inspired by the Taj Mahal.


Grade 3

Students have been working on sculpting a self-portrait of what they want to be when they grow up, inspired by Dr. Seuss’ “Maybe you should fly a jet! Maybe you should be a vet! The students will be making clothing and set them in an illustrated scene. Hopefully, we will also be working on a silhouette type painting of warm colors.


Grade 4

We have looked at the work of Paul Klee and design a painting using overlapped symbols for planets with black paint, fluorescent colored paint and iridescent glitter. We will be working on a Celtic stained glass like design as well as a giant face card.


Grade 5

We will soon be designing starbursts with our names for graduation, based on the Pop Art style of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Look for your son or daughter’s during graduation. We have been practicing drawing a city in one point or two point perspective.


We hope you all have a great summer, relaxing and having fun together.


Creatively,


Mrs. O’Leary and Miss Walker

ELL News from Mrs. Hine and Mrs. Murphy

This past month our ELLs participated in the Global Art Project in which all of our students contributed to a book that we sent to our partner school in China. The Global Art Project is a bi-annual program that partners schools across the world. The purpose is to make global connections and to promote the message of world peace to students of all cultures. We had a wonderful time reading through all the bilingual books that our Chinese partners made for us. Many of our students were able to read the texts in Chinese and that was exciting to watch!


Also, we had a wonderful end of year celebration for our Peer Leadership Project. We had many ELL families, mentors, and students in attendance. Our peer leaders and newcomers all received certificates for their community leadership here at Fiske. In addition, we had a very inspiring guest speaker, Emily Francis, who spoke about her experience as an immigrant and the importance of maintaining her native language. Emily is an ELL teacher in North Carolina who gained notoriety with her appearance on the Ellen show this fall. Ellen congratulated her on her hard work and advocacy and gave her money to buy bilingual books for her students. It was wonderful for parents, teachers, and students to hear her speak about her journey.


We hope you have a wonderful summer! We encourage you to talk to your children about your summer adventures and read as much as you can. Talking at the dinner table and asking questions during long car rides all help to build background knowledge for our students. We also encourage you to visit Cary Library with your children, and explore books your students will love to read. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

PE News from Mr. Spiller and Ms. Murphy

We want to wish all students a wonderful Summer. Be as active as you can be and enjoy the school break. We wish our 5th graders all the best next year and look forward to seeing all returning students in September!

Music News from Mr. Hart and Mrs. London

News from the Music Room:


Our end-of-year performances are almost over!

One more set of concerts!

Fiske Spring Concert: 4th and 5th grade Strings! 5th grade Band! The 5th Grade Chorus!

Wednesday, May 30 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.


If you walk by Room 129 right now, you might see….


Kindergarten: Playing instruments to the Frog In the Meadow game and singing solos in The Green Grass Grows All Around.


First Grade: Singing Allison’s Camel and exploring Dynamics in different songs.


Second Grade: Playing Cut the Cake, and performing our delicious Le Menus.


Third Grade: What a concert! Congratulations! No more recorders! They can stay home!


Fourth Grade: Holding our own part while playing a canon with one friend, and building a song performance based on The Napping House.


Fifth Grade: Fifth grade chorus!

Library News from Mrs. Kishpaugh

It’s been another wonderful year in the Fiske Library. I love watching students find a new favorite author or series and blossom into avid readers. I enjoy each and every one of your children. They are unique and sweet and thoughtful and amusing. I hope the students have had as much fun in library as I have had with them.


As you have no doubt heard, I am retiring at the end of this year. My husband and I are moving to our house in Orleans where we plan to enjoy a great deal of kayaking, hiking, and biking. It is an exciting time filled with new adventures, but I am also feeling sad about saying goodbye to my inspiring colleagues, my dedicated library volunteers, and most of all to my amazing students.


My history with Fiske School goes back 20 years when my own children were students here. I gravitated to the library and found my calling. I went Simmons College and received my Masters of Library and Information Science in 2006. I was the library teacher at Hastings for one year before transferring to Fiske, where I have been teaching for eleven years. I am a proud alum of Lexington High School and it has given me great pleasure to give back to the community I love so dearly.


My parting wish is that you continue to nurture the love of reading and learning with your children. Stoke that intellectual curiosity. Share and discuss books that foster empathy. Read funny books together and laugh out loud. Let your children see that reading and learning are communal experiences meant to be shared and enjoyed.


Thank you for all the many wonderful memories, laughs, smiles, and hugs you have given so freely over the years. I have so enjoyed being your school librarian! Have a safe and wonderful summer!

Math News from Mrs. Rawding

Books are to reading - as play is to math.... enjoy puzzling, thinking, wondering, and playing with your child!

And here are a couple resources for you and your child to puzzle with:


→ 101 Questions http://www.101qs.com to encourage curiosity! Ask questions then ask some more - and see what questions others asked!


→ Math Before Bed - Looking for awesome, thought-provoking prompts to begin a conversation with your family?? Check out the Math Before Bed collections of images!


https://mathbeforebed.com/180-math-prompts/



See you in the fall - stay tuned for our upcoming Parent Math Night (November 2018) and Parent Math Coffee (December 2018).


Happy Puzzling!

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Literacy News from Mrs. Azeredo, Ms. Jones and Mrs. Kelley

May and June are exciting months for teachers as we start to pile up our own stacks of summer reading books. For many of us, summer is a time that we can sit on the beach or by the lake catching up on the latest professional texts and read children’s literature that we’ll bring to our classrooms in the fall. We hope summer can be a time for your child(ren) and perhaps your entire family to do the same. Whether it’s bedtime reading at the end of a long day of camp, or writing in a summer adventure journal, your child’s literacy can thrive in the summer months.


We encourage you to visit the Cary Library and join their summer reading program. If you’re looking for book recommendations, check out some newly published kids books here: hbook.com/summer-reading-2018


In addition, check the 2018 list of Children’s Choices. This list includes over 100 children recommended titles. www.literacyworldwide.org/reading-lists/childrens-choices/childrens-choices-reading-list


And if that’s not enough:


https://www.literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/reading-lists/teachers-choices/teachers-choices-reading-list-2018.pdf

Health Office News from Mrs. O'Connell

End Of Year Medication Pick Up Reminder


If your child has medication in the Health Office, please make arrangements to have it picked up. Any emergency medications such as Epi Pens or Inhalers can go home in the student’s back pack. Any medication left in the Health Office will be thrown out on the last day of school.

For students who need to have medication available during the school day for the upcoming year:

If your child has a Life-Threatening Allergy, please submit an Anaphylaxis Action Plan.

If your child has Asthma, please submit an Asthma Action Plan.

If your child needs a prescribed medication available for any other reason, please submit a Medication Permission Form.

Medication forms can also be found at: https://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/1485


If your child has a Seizure Disorder, please submit a Seizure Action Plan, found at

https://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/1487


If your child has Diabetes, please submit doctor’s orders and bring all supplies the first day.

All plans must be renewed yearly. Your child’s Primary Care Provider must complete the form. You must include your written permission per state law.


Please submit the form when your child starts school in August.


I hope you all have a great summer!


Claire O’Connell RN