Farley Elementary School's Weekly Family Update
THOUGHTS and THANK YOUS
This week's praise goes to three incredible third grade students in Mrs. Gaffney's class. About two months ago, Beatrix Johnson, Michelle Crisobal, and Emilly (with two Ls) Damascena came to visit me with an idea that they had to make afternoon announcements more inclusive. While we started having a teacher do afternoon announcements in English and Portuguese this year, these young scholars thought it would be helpful to include Spanish, too. They also volunteered to do the announcements since we didn't have any Spanish speaking staff free in the afternoon. Of course, we jumped at the chance to make this happen. We starting off with a tryout period of Fridays. It was such a success that now Beatrix, Michelle, and Emilly do the announcements in three language every single day! I am so proud that Farley's school culture empowers students to act and gives them a voice. We believe in our students’ potential and their very real capacity to share power with adults. Below is a picture of the students holding the phone that we use for announcements.
Have a great weekend! Stay cool!
(She, Her, Hers)
NEED TO KNOW:
May 19th and 20th:
- Grade 3 MCAS
May 23rd and 24th:
- Grade 4 MCAS
- Memorial Day Assembly (Outside) 9:20 Rain date Tuesday May 31st
- Night of the Arts 6:00pm-7:30pm
June 9th (Rain Date June 10th):
- Farley Fun Day! Mark your calendar. Volunteers are needed! See below more information and sign-up link.
- K Students last day
MRS. CURTIN'S STUDENTS GROW A GARDEN OF GOODNESS
NEW CURIOSITY CABINET NEW ARRIVALS
Mrs. Mielks's Curiosity Cabinet has some new treasures. Thank you to Ainsley, Amelia, and Abigail for sharing their collections.
Ainsley Booth - Rock Shell & Collection. 4th grade in Ms. Sniffin’s class
Amelia Leidal - Nature Collection. 3rd grade in Ms. Farley’s class
Abigail Andrade - Septarian Rock. 1st grade in Ms. Burnes’ class
MS. CABRITA RUNS A HALF-MARATHON
If you have a third or fourth grader, see if they can figure out how long it took Ms. Cabrita to run each mile. Have them "explain their brains" when answering.
FARLEY EVENTS SPOTLIGHT
MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION IS BACK!
Here is a message from Mrs. Strauss our Music Teacher:
We will be having a Memorial Day Celebration assembly at Farley School on Friday, May 27th at 9:20AM. Please save the date because you are invited to this outdoor presentation!
More information can be found on the Memorial Day Flyer here. English, Portuguese, and Spanish fliers are all linked on the same document. Hard copies are being sent home this week. The second page (backside) of this flyer contains information about our honored guests. If you or a close relative to your child is a veteran, serviceman or woman, or a member of the armed forces, we would love for you/him/her to come to the assembly and be honored for the service to our country. Please fill out the form or email me directly with the same information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Music & 4th Grade Chorus & Band Teacher
C.A. Farley Elementary School
(978) 567-6153 x36430
Farley Elementary Music website
HUDSON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT INVITATION
FUTURE KINDERGARTENERS OPEN HOUSE
UPDATES from HOME and SCHOOL...
FARLEY FUN DAY-VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Home and School is looking for volunteer to help with Farley Fun Day which is scheduled for June 9th (rain date of June 10th)
All volunteers must have a current CORI on file in the office. If you need to get a CORI, stop by the office or the administration building. Back this year is the DUNK TANK. We will need brave volunteers to "BRING A BATHING SUIT and a TOWEL, AND COME MAKE THE KIDS HOWL!"
Click the link to sign up: https://signup.com/go/XbVXEEC
A MESSAGE FROM SEPAC
SEPAC Hudson Making A Difference Award - There are many wonderful people that work for HPS that regularly assist our children receiving Special Education with their needs, and this past year has continued to have its challenges as we work through pandemic related concerns. We would like to award a few of those people with the SEPAC Hudson Making A Difference Award at the HPS District Awards night scheduled for 6pm on June 9th at Quinn Middle School. Last year, we had an overwhelming response from families nominating staff members for going above and beyond for our students. We hope to see that continue. All nominees will receive a certificate of recognition.
If you know of, or your child(ren) have mentioned a staff member that has stood out to them this year in helping them overcome obstacles or challenges please let us know a little bit about this person and how they have positively impacted your child. The employees selected do not need to be special education staff, but should stand out in helping students receiving Special Education. Nominations can be sent to SEPACHUDSON@GMAIL.COM no later than Wednesday May 20th. The nomination should include name, school and a brief explanation. Your child's information/experience will be kept anonymous. The winners will be selected by the SEPAC Hudson Board.
We look forward to hearing about all of the wonderful staff members who have made a difference for students!