Daniel Webster Elementary School

Weekly Update:

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A Message From Mrs. MacNeil

Greetings DWS Families!

Thank you to those families who were able to join us for the Pumpkin Run last Sunday and Curriculum Night this past Wednesday. We are working to boost our attendance at family events as part of our School Improvement Plan. I appreciate those who were able to join us. If you were unable to join us for Curriculum Night, please reach out to your child(ren)'s teacher and they can share their presentation or any additional information they shared that may be helpful.

In Partnership,

Mrs. MacNeil

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Pumpkin Run was a HUGE Success!

A big shout-out to our PTO for organizing such a fun community event! I also wanted to take this opportunity to recognize the teachers who took time out of their weekend to join us!

Ms. Doria, Ms. Bertulli, Ms. Redman, Ms. Kennedy, Ms. Hines, Ms. Robatzek, Ms. Hanson

*Not pictured Mr. Silveri & Ms. Conroy. They were too busy helping out!*

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Curriculum Night Raffle Winners

All names in attendance were entered onto an online spinner! The winners of our Curriculum Night Raffles are...

Lynsie Fitzgerald & John Elliott

Congratulations on winning a $50 Visa gift card!

Unity Day

Thank you to all of our DWS students, staff, and families for partnering with us and wearing orange to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion to prevent students from being bullied.

DWS All Stars

DWS staff members can award any student with a DWS ALL STAR when they see students being Dedicated, Welcoming, or Safe. All of the DWS ALL STAR awards are put on display in the front lobby. The following students were featured in the morning announcements last week for being DWS ALL-STARS!

Grade K: Griffin C. in Ms. Hastry’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he showed expert Math thinking and reflecting on challenging Math stations.

Grade K: Aveleen O. in Ms. Doria’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she modeled safe behavior in the hallway.

Grade 1: Izzy J. in Mrs. Wiedemann’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she followed directions in Music class.

Grade 1: Gigi I. in Mrs. Wiedemann’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she showed other students how a DWS student should act during independent work on Lexia.

Grade 2: Sofhia L. in Mrs. Bertulli’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she used her work place log-in for Math.

Grade 2: Kaylea W. in Ms. Mulligan’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she helped clean up.

Grade 3: Trixie K. in Mrs. Hines’ class is a DWS ALL STAR because she worked hard on her writing.

Grade 3: Rory S. in Mrs. Hines’ class is a DWS ALL STAR because she helped classmates fix something.

Grade 4: Luke A. in Mrs. Robatzek’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he shared great writing ideas with the class.

Grade 4: Will C. in Mrs. Farrell’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he showed awesome dedication to Math strategies.

Grade 5: Jayden M. in Mrs. Auriemma’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because he completed all Reading logs.

Grade 5: Maryalice H. in Ms. LaForest’s class is a DWS ALL STAR because she showed great problem-solving during Math.


What's happening around DWS?

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Third Grade Celebrates Writing

The third-grade classes have just finished their first writing unit! The unit focused on crafting true stories. Throughout the unit, students practiced writing personal narratives, becoming a storyteller, and revising and editing their work. At the end of the unit, they celebrated their hard work by sharing their writing with their peers. Great work third graders!

Fire Safety Talk

This week, Marshfield Firefighter Tim Farmer will be joining us to talk about fire safety! He will cover topics like calling 911, home escape safety plans, and general fire safety. We look forward to welcoming him to DWS!

DWS Staff of the Week

In partnership with our PTO, each week we will be introducing you to two staff members in order to familiarize our families with all of our amazing staff members at DWS!

Introducing...Lisa Doria

What is your role at DWS? Kindergarten Teacher

Do you have a fun fact or a favorite thing you would like to share about yourself? As a kid, I used to love to draw all the time. At one point I thought about becoming an art teacher! When I was in high school, I won a Silver Key in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards for a still-life drawing I had spent many weeks working on.

Introducing... Adrienne Robatzek

What is your role at DWS? Fourth Grade Teacher

Do you have a fun fact or a favorite thing you would like to share about yourself? This summer I tried paddle board yoga and I loved it.

Marshfield Community Events

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Marshfield Elementary Cross Country Invitational

The Marshfield Road Runners Youth Track Club, Marshfield Boys and Girls Club, Marshfield Districtwide PTO and Furnace Brook Middle School XC/Track & Field are excited to announce the that the 5th Annual Marshfield Elementary School Invitational will take place Wednesday 10/26/2022 at the Marshfield Boys and Girls Club (37 Proprietor's Drive, Marshfield) with check-in beginning at 3:00 PM. Races begin at 3:30. A fun, free event for all Marshfield Elementary students! Please register in advance here: https://forms.gle/Kzve6VCUcqcv1Gv18


3:45 PM BOYS GRADES K-2 * 0.62 MILES
4:00 PM GIRLS GRADES 3-5 * 1.24 MILES
4:15 PM BOYS GRADES 3-5 * 1.24 MILES




PTO News

Next meeting Monday 11/7/22 @ 7pm in the DWS Library

The 9th Annual DWS Great Pumpkin 🎃Run was a blast! So much positive energy! Many of the kids seemed to be able to 5k all day. Thank you to all the family support volunteers and runners.

Curriculum night was held on Wednesday. Thank you to all the teachers who took time to create and share these presentations with the DWS Parents and Guardians of our student population. We hope that you left with a better understanding of what your children will be learning in the school year to come.

Square 1 Art is back just in time for the holidays! Mr. D and the children have been working hard on these projects all year. They make great gifts… for every family member 😉


Please email yourdwspto@gmail.com with any general questions and for more information. Email dwsvolunteers@gmail.com for more details on volunteering at the school throughout the year.

Open donations to PTO are welcomed year-round. They are tax deductible for you. Some companies match donations, ask where you work to see if they will help. Contact us for our Tax ID.

Thank you for all of your support!

Square One Art is Here!

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School Nutrition Information

One breakfast and one lunch are Free for the 2022-2023 School year for all students.

A la carte items cost extra.

A la carte items can not be charged to a student's account.

2nd Lunch - $2.75

Milk - .75 cents (milk comes with lunch) on its own, it's an a la carte item and cost

Water - .50 cents

Ice Cream - $1.25


Preferred method of payment:

Online: www.myschoolbucks.com

After you log in or register (if new) than you can

use your child’s Birthday for the

ID Number to add your child’s account.

Check payable to:

Town of Marshfield

(child’s First/Last name in Memo)

Cash: please put in an envelope

marked Lunch Money with your

child’s name on it.

Click here for the September Lunch calendar.

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Marshfield Public Schools Family Engagement Expectations and Procedures 2022-2023

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Important Dates to Note


October 25 - Site Council Meeting - 4:00 DWS Library

October 26 - Marshfield Elementary Cross Country Invitational

October 27 - Firefighter Tim Visits DWS


November 3 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Plimouth Patuxet Museum

November 7 - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Meeting - 6:00 DWS Library

November 7 - PTO Meeting - 7:00 DWS Library

November 8 - No School - Teacher Professional Development Day

November 11 - Veteran’s Day - No School

November 15 - Site Council Meeting - 4:00 DWS Library

November 23 - Half Day

November 24 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

November 25 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Boys and Girls Club Before School Program

The registration for the Before School Care is now available for Children in grades K-5 offered on site at each of the Marshfield Elementary Schools.

Our Before School program provides a wholesome environment that promotes social/emotional, physical and character development in addition to supporting the educational efforts of both the parent and school. We encourage children to balance learning and fun through homework help, physical activity and arts & crafts. Our focus areas give your child limitless opportunities to reach their full potential.

Hours: 7am until school day starts

Program & Activities include:

  • Breakfast
  • Homework Help
  • Games & Activities
  • Arts & Crafts

To register click here.

Start & End Times

DWS will be a late school for the upcoming year. Please make note of the following changes.

School Start Time - 8:50 am (students can enter the building at 8:40 am)

School End Time - 3:30 pm

Wednesday Early Dismissal - 1:15 pm

Information From Previous Newsletters

News from the Nurse

We have had a great start to the school year!

Just a reminder -

Please remember to send your students to school with a reusable water bottle and filling snack daily!

  • All students have a snack break during the day. Please pack a healthy snack EVERY DAY! Great snacks include easy to eat fruits and veggies like apples, oranges, carrots and cucumbers as well as whole grain snacks including granola bars, crackers. Cheese sticks and yogurts are another great option. These ideas help keep hungry bellies at bay and students ready to learn!

  • Have your child bring a water bottle (or two) from home EVERY DAY. Students are able to use the bottle filling stations throughout the day to refill bottles as needed.

General Information

  • Mandated Health Screening Information:

    • The following state-mandated screenings of students will be completed this year by the school nurse.

      • Grades PK thru 5: Vision Screening (October - December)

      • Grade PK thru 3: Hearing Screening (October - December)

      • Postural screening for grade 5 in October - a letter will be sent home with more information.

      • Grades 1, 4: Heights and weights with BMI calculations per DPH regulations (October -December)

    • A parent/guardian may opt out of these mandated screenings only through written notification to the school nurse by October 8th.

    • These are only screenings and NOT a diagnostic service. Failures or concerns regarding the results will warrant further assessment by the child's physician. Specific recommendations will be sent home in writing/phone call for vision, hearing and postural screening.

    • Don’t hesitate to reach out at anytime - 781-834-5045, ext 42500 or via email - kAcampbell@mpsd.org

  • All GRADE 4 students must send in a physical exam dated within the past year. Thank you to those who have already sent in their forms.

  • Please log in to your child’s Aspen account and update the medication consent portion, this is something that needs to be done yearly. *This cannot be done on your handheld device/cell phone*

  • All medical documentation can be faxed to 781-834-5072 to the attention of the School Nurse.

  • Do not hesitate to call with any school health-related questions or concerns at 781-834-5045. I can also be reached by email at: kAcampbeLL@mpsd.org.

MPSD Has an App

The Marshfield Public Schools are thrilled to announce our new app for mobile phones! Stay up-to-date with access to events, documents, news from administrators, student stories, and even emergency notifications.

You can download the app for free on Google Play or Apple App Store.

Download for Android https://bit.ly/3yOktQ8

Download for iPhone https://apple.co/3nVNlzs

DWS Security Updates

A double door entry system with a security window was added to the DWS.

As a security measure, we will not be letting visitors into the building unless you are volunteering. Visitors who have a scheduled meeting will wait in the vestibule and be escorted by the host to the meeting.

All visitors must present a valid ID - no exceptions! We understand that we know many parents/guardians, but we will be requiring ALL visitors to present their ID when they volunteer and/or pick up a student - EVERY TIME. This will be frustrating at first, but we are working hard to maintain the safety of our students.

Arrival & Dismissal Protocols

Please review the most up-to-date arrival and dismissal protocol. We have made some changes to the existing policy in order to keep students, drivers, and staff safe.

The new policy can be found here.

School Supplies

We will be providing all the materials your student needs to have a successful year! We will only be asking families of students in grades 1-5 to purchase headphones for the upcoming school year.