Information from the Office-11/24/2020
Dewing School Happenings
This week, we celebrate all we are thankful for. Mrs. Gerrish and I are incredibly grateful for all of our staff. They have worked tirelessly to support our return to school. We are grateful for each and every student. They have worked so hard to adapt to the changes this school year and they do it with such energy, it makes us smile every day. We are also incredibly grateful for our families. We know how hard you are working and we thank you for the support you have provided. This is truly a year to be thankful for all we have. We couldn't do it without each and every one of you.
Today, we celebrated during our morning announcements with the Turkey Hokey Pokey. Thank you for sending in photos! I have added some to this newsletter.
We wish you all a restful holiday filled with many smiles and happy memories.
Mrs. Gerrish and Mrs Bosworth
In this newsletter:
- Dewing School Food Drive
- Information Regarding Preschool Screening
- Reminder-Dewing/NS PAC Giftcard fundraiser
- Reminder-Dewing Giving Tree
- Reminder-Cohort Changes for Dec 22nd
This week's Tewksbury Photo of our Town Center.
Wednesday, November 25th-Early Release (remote day)
Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th-No School-Thanksgiving Recess
December 2, 2020-Report Cards and Special Education Progress Reports will be issued
Thursday, December 17-Picture retakes-All cohorts 11-2-School Gym
December 22, 2020- COHORT B day
December 23rd- Early Release (remote day)
December 24th-January 3rd-December Recess-Schools will be closed
Dewing School Food Drive
Dewing School Giving Tree-Please see the following information from Mr. Waldron
It is time to start thinking about the Dewing “Dew-Gooders” Giving Tree for the Holiday Season. We are always excited for this time of year and all the good our school does for others. Our tree benefits families in our local communities. This year we will be helping out a great organization.
We will be working with The Wish Project in Chelmsford to help clothe and care for kids in need. We will be collecting new clothing, toiletries, school supplies, and undergarments for all children sizes Newborn-18.
If you are able and willing to donate a gift, our “Dew-Gooders” will be working out the details and get more information to you soon. We are also willing to accept gift cards or monetary donations which will help our elves purchase items.
If you are looking for assistance this holiday season, please email me,
email@example.com by 12/2, with your child’s wish list of 3 items. Please keep these items under $50.00 each. This year we are also going to try and supply families with winter jackets, snow pants, hats and gloves so please include sizes.
Dewing/North Street PAC Gift Card Fundraiser
Dewing North Street PAC wants to make your holiday shopping a little easier, with Gift Cards that gives back! Find gifts for everyone on your list while raising funds for our school with the holiday gift guide. Shop gift cards from over 750 top brands, including Amazon, Target, The Home Depot and more. Whether you buy the gift cards to give as presents to family and friends, or to use them to buy your gifts—our school earns with every gift card purchased. It’s simple, it’s thoughtful and it’s truly the gift that keeps on giving.
Send in the attached order form with a check or you can also shop directly on the shopwithscrip.com click “join a program.” Enter the Dewing North Street Schools Enrollment Code 312C694A75439 and complete the form.
Please have all orders in NO LATER than Thursday, DEC 10th, in order to ensure a delivery by Tuesday, DEC 15th.
As always, the PAC thank you for your support. Stay Safe!
Please click on the buttons below for more information!
Important Information-December 22nd-COHORT CHANGE
December 21-Cohort A (in-person)
December 22-Cohort B (in-person)
December 23-1/2 day remote for all students.
See below for information sent in previous newsletters. This information is still important for us to share!
Important Health and Travel Information
IMPORTANT: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has mandated that all students receive the flu vaccine this year by December 31st. Please send to school the documentation that states that your child has received this vaccine. This mandate also applies to remote learners as well.
Tewksbury Public Schools are following all of the Department of Public Health Guidelines regarding travel outside of Massachusetts. If for any reason your Dewing School student has to travel to a high risk state, you must follow the guidelines for testing and quarantine. This is to ensure the health and safety of all Dewing School students and staff. The states that are determined to be low risk can change weekly so you need to keep that in mind in when traveling. These guidelines are located on the Massachusetts DPH COVID -19 website and the low risk states are listed on the link below:
CDC website: https://www.mass.gov/flu-facts
Visitors to the Dewing/Late arrivals/Nurse Dismissals
Late Arrivals-If your child is dropped off to school after 8:45, you must park in an assigned parking spot (not the bus drop off lane) and walk your child to the door. Please ring the bell and wait for a staff member to greet your child in person.
Nurse Dismissals-If your child is dismissed by the nurse, the dismissal area is now through the gym door (last door, closest to the C-wing). The gym is located on the right side of the building as you are facing the building. This is also the parent drop off area. You must call the nurse from your car to inform her of your arrival 97-640-7858 x303
We know that these procedures are different from other years and we appreciate your adherence to them. Every change we make is done to support the health and safety of our community. Thank you.
Should your child be dismissed for school, due to illness, you will receive the following notice.
Please see this important information regarding school breakfast and lunch during this period.