Sunday, June 20, 2021
Note from Ms. Moulton
Greetings, Hosmer Families,
Happy Father's Day Weekend to all of our Hosmer dads and father figures!
Well, this year is finally drawing to a close. We have had fully online school, hybrid school, and in-person school. Our teachers have pivoted (an often used term) more times that we could image. We've found ways to do school that we would never imagine doing. Through it all, our students have continued learning and growing. Their resilience has been nothing short of amazing. I am sure that once we all have a bit of distance from the year the realization of how much we have done and how much has been accomplished will set in for all of us. Right now, though, I think we are all ready for the summer vacation!
Class Assignments & Move Up Day
On the last day of school (Tuesday), students will learn their class assignment for the coming year and have the opportunity to meet their teacher. This assignment will be communicated to parents in the students' final report cards, which they will also receive that day.
Virtual Students attending Move-Up Day should have received information in their teachers' newsletters.
Tuesday is a Half Day - 12:15 Dismissal
Thank you for your continued support of our wonderful school.
Medication in the Nurse's Office?
Important Information Regarding 2021-2022 Before School & Extended Day Program Details and Registration
Registration for 2021-2022 Before School and Extended Day Programs will open at 9:00 AM on Monday, June 21st. There will be a lottery for enrollment. Please click here to view Watertown Community Education's Smore Newsletter detailing changes for the programs for the 2021-2022 school year, the registration process, and access to the registration link. Direct Smore Link: https://www.smore.com/pv5gd
If you have any questions regarding Watertown Community Education's Before School and/or Extended Day Programs, please contact Debi Cornelius at firstname.lastname@example.org or 857-241-8067 or Jeff Bodner at email@example.com or 857-241-8499.
Help Take Care of the Hosmer Learning Garden
We are in need of families to help take care of our amazing school gardens this summer. Families can volunteer to water and weed and do some harvesting over the summer in our school gardens. Our students will use these gardens as a part of their learning in the fall next year!
If you are able to help, there will be volunteer orientation in the garden. No experience is required!
This sign-up is not a commitment, but an expression of interest. We will be in touch with further details.
Feel free to email Watertown Garden Coordinator, Judy Fallows, with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Note from the PTO
We hope you will consider joining Theresa Flaherty, Chris Higgins, and Christina Murphy on the PTO Board for the 2021-2022 year! Open positions include Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Assistant Treasurer...more info.
Thank you all for your donations in support of the Dance Fit Program. We were able to raise $12,000 that will be used to provide enrichment opportunities to all students and to support our school programming!
Hosmer Diversity Council Summer Activities
Nurture Shock, Recommended reading by Dr. Kalise Wornum
All meetings are from 8 PM-9:30 PM and will be held via zoom:
Meeting ID: 947 6845 7555
Summer book discussion group Schedule (chapters and discussion are in order as I didn’t have the brain space to figure out grouping them)
Meeting 1: Thurs. 7/1: Preface, Introduction, Chs. 1 & 2
Meeting 2: Thurs. 7/22: Chs. 3, 4, & 5
Meeting 3: Thurs. 8/12: Chs. 6, 7, & 8
Meeting 4: Thurs. 9/2: Chs. 9, 10 & Conclusion
Audiobook available to borrow through WFPL’s Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/
Two Kids' Summer Playdates
1.) Saturday, July 10th at Filipello 10 AM-Noon by the spray deck
2.) Sunday, August 22nd at Arsenal 3 PM-5 PM by the playground
Cultural Celebrations and Events
Please email me if you would like to share information about cultural events, celebrations, performances, author talks, etc. in and around Watertown. I will distribute the information to the group via email and will create signup sheets for people to put their name and contact information in if they are planning to go and would like to meet up with other families/individuals.
August Event: Watertown Arts Market (8/21, Noon-5 PM at Arsenal Park)
Report Cards & Summer Learning
Math - Entering Grades 1-5
Zearn is an online math program that is engaging for students and aligns with our math curriculum. Students entering grades 6 and 7 will have access to a Zearn summer skills program. Students should aim to complete 2-3 Zearn lessons per week.
For questions, contact: Elizabeth Kaplan@email@example.com
Math & Literacy - Entering Grades 1-5
Students will have access to their i-Ready personalized instruction throughout the summer. Students can work on math and literacy personalized lessons. i-Ready recommends approximately 30 minutes a week on personalized instruction. Students can login using their same account and password information
For questions, contact: Elizabeth Kaplan @firstname.lastname@example.org or
Deb Opar Deborah.email@example.com
Summer Reading Program at the WFPL
The elementary summer reading program will be offered through the Watertown Free Public Library and will include book recommendations for students in grades K- 5. For questions, contact:
Summer Grab & Go Meal Distribution Site Is Back!
Watertown School Nutrition will be distributing FREE weekly meal bags out of the WHS parking lot again this summer!
Every Wednesday, July 7th - August 25th.
11:30 - 1:30pm
Please contact Brandon Rabbitt at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Fun Times at the Grade 5 Block Party!
Watertown Public Schools Visual Art Show
As our community transitioned from remote to in-person this school year, our students, our projects, the way we taught and the way we interacted adapted. Throughout all those changes, the common thread of creative engagement persevered. Our amazing students came to art classes ready to engage, challenge themselves and learn new skills and concepts. Our artistic community is resilient and creative! The Watertown Fine, Applied, and Performing Arts Department believes in the power of art to heal, empower, and inspire. In this spirit, we present our second virtual WPS Art Show!
Summer at Watertown Free Public Library
There are many more photos of our awesome community there!