Colonial Park Weekly News

December 6 - December 10

Principal's Note

Dear Colonial Park Families -


I hope everyone is enjoying today's sunshine and having a productive weekend. The next three weeks are going to be a blur!


This week, we welcome our families for Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, December 8 and Thursday, December 9. All families should have had the opportunity to sign up for a virtual or in-person conference with their child's teachers. The following is the schedule for the week:

  1. Monday, December 6 - Report Cards and Progress Reports are sent home.
  2. Wednesday, December 8 - Conferences, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
  3. Thursday, December 9 - Conferences, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

We are looking forward to meeting with you!


Some reminders regarding morning arrival:

  1. Please do not stop in front of Door 8 when dropping off a first grade student. It is not safe for vehicles entering the parking lot.
  2. If you are dropping off a kindergarten student or a preschool student in front of Door 10, please do not exit your vehicle. If you would like to leave your vehicle, please park in the parking lot or in the surrounding neighborhood.
  3. During inclement weather, all students may be dropped off at the main entrance. Please pull your vehicle up to the curb, and have your child exit out the right door onto the sidewalk. If you would like to exit your vehicle, please park in the parking lot.
  4. Do not pass cars that are waiting for students exiting a bus. Drivers are required by Massachusetts law to come to a complete stop while students enter and exit the bus.

Please remember these guidelines are to keep our students safe, which is the main priority of us all.


Have a wonderful week!


Sincerely,

Rosa Flynn

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PTO News

The Giving Tree -- Below is the wish list for the Giving Tree 2021. This year we are again sending it out virtually instead of having a lot of people come into the school to get tags. Thank you in advance for all you do for these families. All gifts should come back unwrapped with a piece of paper or sticky note with their code attached. Thank you to Ms. Faughnan for organizing this wonderful opportunity to give back each year!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Mhs7YXilLzmCVLjTaHyg0yHv1_es1rnr4q6XZX-FWgU/edit?usp=sharing

Book Fair -- Colonial Park is excited to host our Winter Book Fair again, with local bookstore The Book Oasis! Volunteers are needed-please click here to sign up for a shift! All students will visit the Book Fair with their class. The Book Fair will also be open after school until 3 pm, and during Parent/Teacher conferences. See this link for the Book Fair flyer and please email colonialparkpto@gmail.com with any questions. Here is the flyer for more details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sY3s9Df1AsL8E4pkl5QlhQj3jajhhSYd/view?usp=sharing

Coats for Kids and Families Drive -- Beginning Monday, November 15! Colonial Park is excited to be part of Coats for Kids again this year! If you have coats (in good condition) that your family has outgrown, please consider dropping them off in the bin in the school lobby. Coats will be professionally cleaned by Anton’s Dry Cleaners and distributed to kids and families in need. All sizes are welcome (infant through adults). This drive will end on December 22.

Art Room Volunteers -- Mrs. P, our wonderful art teacher, is looking for volunteers to help prepare, mount, and display student artwork on Thursday and Friday mornings. If you’d like to learn more or sign up to help, please use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4AADAA2EAAF49-artroom

Preparing for Winter Weather

There has definitely been a chill in the air lately, and we continue to make our best effort to have students outdoors as much as possible. When the air temperature or wind chill factor is 20 degrees or below, students will remain indoors, and precipitation is also always taken into account. If there is indoor arrival, a flag will be out at the main entrance, and we will also be mounting a second flag outside of Door 8 in the near future. All students may enter through the main entrance during indoor arrival.


Please make sure your child is dressed for the cold temperatures each day, with a warm coat, hat, and mittens or gloves.Thank you for your continued support and cooperation!

Book Fair!

We are so excited to be hosting an in-person Winter Book Fair this upcoming week! Thank you to Karine Dalton and the PTO volunteers for organizing and supporting this exciting event. If you have any questions, please email our PTO at colonialparkpto@gmail.com, and for more information, please see the attached flyer.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sY3s9Df1AsL8E4pkl5QlhQj3jajhhSYd/view?usp=sharing

Second Annual Colonial Park Winter Pajama Day!


To celebrate December Break, all staff and students are invited to participate in a school-wide Pajama Day on Thursday, December 23! This is a half day, with 12:00 dismissal for all students K-4, and 11:40 dismissal for Miss Jean's Preschool students. There will be no PM session for Miss Kelsey's class. The After School Program will run from 12 to 3:00pm.

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