As I am writing this to you all I am still thinking about the incredible Talent Show that we had last Saturday. A very big thank you to the PTO parents who helped put together this wonderful event. I was amazed at the talent that our students have. I can only image the amount of practice that the students put in to make this flawless event happen. I look forward to seeing this show in the years to come. Fantastic job all around. Events like these are the memories that children will take with them from their time at Foster. It is so nice to bring it back in a traditional way so that the tradition continues!
We have Field Day coming up in four weeks. This is another reminder to our community that you have to have a CORI check completed to volunteer for the event. The sooner you come in to complete the check the better. This is a busy time of year for CORI checks and it may take longer than anticipated due to the volume of checks. We look forward to making this day a special one for our students. Your volunteering is essential to make this event happen.
From each and everyone of staff members here at school a very big thank you to the PTO for making us all feel appreciated each day this week! It was a special week for us all.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hingham Middle School Q & A Session for current grade five parents / guardians
Learn more about Hingham Middle School right here at Foster School!
Foster Presentation Room
Friday, June 2nd from 1:45-2:30
Aspen Family Portal is Now Open
Families, please check your email from Wednesday, May 3rd, for the username and password so you can access the Aspen family portal. Please take a moment to try to login. A reminder that the portal allows families to monitor their student's progress and see their student information. If you did not receive the email, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date KIA Registration for 2023/2024 School Year: 5/8 (existing KIA families) and 5/15 (new KIA families) Register Here:
https://hinghamschools.org/programs/kids-in-action/ Children will be grouped with similar age children and they will participate in activities that are appropriate for their age.
Math Olympics Trophy Winner
Congratulations to Mrs. Stevenson’s 2nd graders for taking home the Math Olympics trophy this week!
We are in our final week 10! Thank you again for participating in the Math Olympics program! We have just shy of 300 students participating making this the largest enrichment program we run at Foster School. Congrats to all participants and families for making that happen!
Gr. 1-5 2023 Summer Acceleration Academy
During the summers of 2021 and 2022, Hingham Public Schools utilized federal grant funding to offer a Summer Acceleration Academy program, designed to address pandemic learning loss and provide an additional opportunity for reading and math interventions. This summer, the district will use some remaining funding to continue this offering for one final year. Invitations will be issued based on district-wide reading and math data collected through our multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) and 30 district-wide seats will be available per grade level for rising Gr. 1-5 students. The program will be held at East School on Monday-Thursday from 8:30-11:30 AM during the weeks of 8/7, 8/14 and 8/21. Transportation will not be provided. Invitations will be issued during the week of May 15th.
If you have not signed up yet, there is still space available!
Calling all inventors...Camp Invention® is BACK at Foster School for our 11th summer hosting the program! This year, we are offering the all new WONDER Program. Click here for a sneak peek!
Where: Foster School
When: July 10th - 14th, 9:00am-2:30pm
What: Inquiry based, hands-on activities focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Who: Open to students entering grades 1 through 5
Registration is open! The price for the week is $335 per child. More information & registration can be found at fosterinvents.weebly.com
Reach out to Camp Director, Michelle Katnani, with any questions - email@example.com
We can’t wait to see you at
Camp Invention 2023!
Next Week is Teacher Appreciation Week May 8th – May 12th!
The PTO had so much fun spoiling our teachers & staff this week in honor of teacher appreciation week!
Exciting News! The PTO is looking to start LEGO Clubs next year!
Please take a moment and fill out this form and let us know if your kid(s) would be interested! Lego Robotics & Lego Club Link: https://forms.gle/fMawwKNNoKjLpvHR6
Are you interested in being a “Big Buddy” parent for incoming Kindergarten Families or Families new to Foster?
Looking for an easy volunteer opportunity? The PTO is putting together a "Big Buddy” program for all new incoming Foster Families. The responsibility of a big buddy is to field questions parents new to Foster may have. How many recesses does my child get? How do kids order lunch? How do I navigate the loop? What is the PTO? Encourage them to go to a PTO meeting or PTO sponsored event. Lastly, to be a familiar face to them around the Foster community. Please email Renee Cedorchuk for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Room Parent Meeting
Room Parents Save the Date, Friday June 2nd, 9am – Room Parents Mtg all grades K-5, Foster Presentation Room – We are redefining the room parent’s role for next year and need your help & feedback. Please make sure both or at least 1 of your room parents from your class can attend we would really appreciate it.
Field Day Volunteers = PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE CORI’D:
Yearbooks Sales Open to All Grades!
Place orders using this form then Venmo @Foster-PTO $20 per yearbook. https://forms.gle/C1TMA96c6FamV2P77
All 5th graders who have paid their dues will automatically get a yearbook so no need to place an order. Not sure if you’ve paid your dues please contact Laura Mullette email@example.com and/or Maresa Weems firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Grade Spring Dance Save The Date:
Friday May 12th 5-7pm
Location: The Hingham Community Center, 70 South Street.
More details to follow from The 5th Grade Committee.
For the latest information on all things PTO please remember to follow the PTO on Instagram @Foster_PTO_02043, Facebook: @Foster PTO & Be sure to join the PTO Facebook Group too: Foster PTO News.
Please check out our website: www.fosterpto.com
Have You Always Wanted To Get Involved With The PTO But Not Sure How? Going into 2023/2024 school year the PTO needs your help! It doesn’t matter if you have an hour a week, an hour a month, an hour a quarter, or an hour a year - you can make a difference! Check out & fill in our volunteer form here:
We are also hosting a PTO social on Wednesday Night June 7th at Local 02045 Restaurant in Hull. We are welcoming all volunteers and anyone wanting to learn more about what the PTO does & opportunities to get involved next year.
“Thank You PTO Volunteers Social” – (Adults Only)
Wednesday, 6/7, @ Local 02045 in Hull.
“PTO End of Year Volunteer Social” – (Adults Only) – We are welcoming all volunteers and anyone wanting to learn more about what the PTO does & opportunities to get involved next year.
More info to follow… https://www.local02045.com
5th Grade Graduation
Wednesday, 6/14 – 9am, 5th Grade Graduation, Foster School
More info coming soon from 5th grade committee.
Foster’s Finest End of Year Party
Foster’s Finest End of Year Party
Thursday, 6/15, Foster’s Finest End of Year Party - Last Day of School @ Bathing Beach
“How to Handle Anxiety and Mental Health with our Elementary-aged Kids”
Monday, 5/15, 7:00pm @ Hingham Middle School: “How to Handle Anxiety and Mental Health with our Elementary-aged Kids”
Parents and Caregivers please join us for a discussion with Dr. Nadja Reilly, Clinical Psychologist, on understanding anxiety and depression from a developmental perspective. This presentation is being sponsored by Foster, PRS, East & South School PTO’s.
Save the date: Friday May 19th, 3rd annual evening of promise, Maddie’s Wish for a Cure @ South Shore Country Club 7-11pm. Visit: https://www.maddiespromise.org for details and to purchase tickets for the gala.