September 27, 2023
September is off to a great start for our students and teachers. Our dedicated educators are diligently working to establish routines that provide structure and consistency and are creating a rich environment for effective learning. It's heartwarming to see our students' eager faces, brimming with excitement and curiosity, as they embark on this new educational journey, ready to embrace the joy of learning. Our staff just completed the first full professional development day of the school year today. We came together as a district to learn from experts in the field who helped us add best practices to our toolboxes.
District-Wide Open House Events: As a district, we always look forward to our Open House nights. These events allow us to connect with you, our valued partners in education, and for you to meet the dedicated teachers and staff who are committed to your child's success. For those of you who have children at the Freeman-Kennedy School, we hope that you enjoyed meeting your child’s teacher and having the opportunity to learn more about the curriculum, special subjects, and classroom procedures. If you have a child or children at H. Olive Day, we look forward to seeing you this Thursday.
Updated Family Handbook Section: The Instructional Support Section of the Family Handbook has been recently updated to better reflect the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) model. MTSS is an evidence-based framework that promotes school-wide early intervention and tailored support to meet the unique needs of each student. The Student Support Section of the Family Handbook provides information about our approach to supporting your child's academic growth and success. If you have any questions or require further clarification about the information contained in the updated section of the Family Handbook, please do not hesitate to contact our district curriculum office. We are here to provide the support and assistance you need to ensure your child's educational journey is a positive and enriching one.
Introducing the Freeman Kennedy and H. Olive Day School Newsletters: We are excited to announce that Freeman Kennedy and H. Olive Day will be sending out a monthly newsletter to their families. This will allow each of the schools to share news and updates that are building specific. The FK and HOD newsletters will be sent out via ConnectEd the first Wednesday of each month. In our continued efforts to streamline communications, the district newsletter, Wednesday’s Words, will be sent out every third Wednesday of the month. We hope this shift will allow you to stay informed with district and school updates.
First Wednesday of the month - school newsletters will be sent out
Third Wednesday of the month - district newsletter will be sent out
We are eagerly anticipating an outstanding school year filled with learning, growth, and meaningful experiences for every student within our district and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.
Victoria M. Saldana
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Reminder from the health office:
As a reminder from the health office, COVID is still spreading in the community. If your student is experiencing symptoms please keep them home and test them when they have symptoms. If your student tests positive for covid please contact your child's health office so that they are aware and can go over dates for your child to be able to return to school. Students who test positive must remain out of school until day 6 from the start of symptoms or positive test date and they must mask through day 10. In order to come back to school symptoms should be improving and your child must remain fever free without medication for 24 hours. If you have any questions please contact your child’s health office.
Norfolk PTO News
- 9/28-HOD Open House/Spirit Shirts on Sale (link below)
- 10/2- PTO-funded Anti-Bullying Assembly at FK
- 10/4- PTO Meeting at 7 at FK
- 10/20 -Pumpkin Carving Party for Grades 3-6 (sign up below)
Get free tickets to future PTO events and support our school by becoming a Sponsor! Check out our Sponsor page HERE to see the various Sponsorship levels and free gifts!
Anti-Bullying Assembly Scheduled for 10/2 at FK
The First PTO-funded assembly of the year will take place on 10/2 at Freeman Kennedy. World champion athlete and youth motivational speaker, Chris Polos will be coming to Norfolk! Chris specializes in core values, anti-bullying, and character education. He shares his powerful life lessons, while demonstrating bicycle stunts, that are sure to keep the children actively engaged! Check out his website HERE.
October PTO Meeting
Please join us at the next PTO Meeting!
Location: Freeman Kennedy
*NEW* PTO Website & *NEW* PTO Facebook
School Spirit T-Shirts for Sale!
Calling all Freeman Kennedy Parents & Students!
*Tickets On Sale Now!* Pumpkin Carving Party
Join us for a spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Event!
Location: Freeman Kennedy
Listen to music, meet other families, have some pizza, and share in a pumpkin carving experience!
Learn more and sign-up HERE. Secure your spot before tickets are sold out!
Norfolk SEPAC (Special Education Parents Advisory Council)
The Norfolk SEPAC is run by Norfolk parents and provides a great support system for families with all types of needs, including IEPs, 504s and general support and advice from other parents navigating parenthood.
9TH ANNUAL SEPAC TRUNK OR TREAT
Tickets are $12 per family and sold in time blocks. There are a limited number of tickets available. All tickets must be purchased in advance and can be found at this link:
Norfolk SEPAC Trunk or Treat tickets.
Volunteers are still needed to pull this off. Go here to sign up.
Visit www.norfolksepac.org for more info
SEPAC Presents - My Dyslexia: Stories and Strategies
Presented by Norfolk mom, Lindsay Semas
Did you know that 1 in 5 people are dyslexic? Learn more about the most common learning difference during this SEPAC sponsored live event at our October meeting
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, 2023 @ 7:00PM
FREEMAN KENNEDY SCHOOL LIBRARY
70 BOARDMAN ST., NORFOLK MA
NPS Employment Opportunities
We are always in need of:
- ABA RBT Technicians
- Instructional Assistants - Special Ed
- Substitute Nurses (RN)
- Substitute Teachers
- Food Service Assistants
- Lunch Monitors