Goodyear Newsletter

October 16, 2020

Goodyear & PTO Recognize Carole Torrice

The Goodyear PTO refurbished the school sign at the corner of Montvale Ave. and Central St. over the summer. At a small gathering on Friday, October 9, the school and the PTO rededicated the new sign to Carole Torrice.

Ms. Torrice was a longtime teacher at the Goodyear and remains a part of our school community as a volunteer and by supporting school events. She maintains a strong relationship with the Goodyear staff and we miss her visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The recognition comes one year after the Goodyear dedicated its Professional Learning Center in memory of former Principal Edward Callahan. We are proud to honor those who have impacted the Goodyear and their families.

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WPS Online Learning Support for Families

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Last Call: WPS Annual Permissions & Handbook Sign Off

If you have not already done so, please complete the WPS Annual Permissions & Handbook Sign Off form below for each student.

October is Bully Prevention Month

Mr. Dandrea has created a resource to support staff, students, and families with bully prevention. In addition, Mr. Dandrea will be offering monthly social-emotional remote lessons through the Woburn Public Schools Guidance Department. These lessons will be accessed on the students' remote schedules.
ELPAC Meeting Tuesday, October 20th

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Students are encouraged to dress as a literary character and share a book with their class in lieu of a Halloween costume. Cohort A students may participate on Tuesday, October 27th and Cohort B students may participate on Friday, October 30th.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not hold an all-school parade nor will there be food-based classroom parties.

Health Communication

Please contact Nurse Doherty if anyone in your family tests positive for COVID-19 and/or is under quarantine. The health and safety of all families in our community is our first priority. If your child will be out of school due to quarantine or other health-related reasons, please contact Mr. Kessaris to create a remote learning plan.

All Massachusetts students are required to have a flu vaccine administered by December 31, 2020. Families must provide documentation of the administration of the vaccine to Nurse Doherty.

All grade four students must have documentation of their most recent physical exam on file with Nurse Doherty as well.

October Breakfast & Lunch Menu

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Student Photos Are Coming Soon!

This year, all ordering and payment will be done online. Instructions will be sent the week before the scheduled days. We are planning to take the photos outside (weather permitting) or in the gym to ensure that the proper distancing guidelines are met.

Hybrid students will have their photos taken with their class during regular school hours. Virtual Academy students will have their photos taken between 1:15pm and 2:30pm on their assigned day (see schedule below).

Tuesday, November 10th:

  • Cohort A
  • Cohort C
  • Virtual Academy families whose last name begins with A - L (from 1:15pm - 2:30pm)

Thursday, November 12th:

  • Cohort B
  • Virtual Academy families whose last name begins with M - Z (from 1:15pm - 2:30pm)

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, October 20th - Remote ELPAC Meeting (6:30pm)
  • Tuesday, November 3rd - No School (Election Day)
  • Wednesday, November 4th - Change is Simple (remote learning)
  • Wednesday, November 4th - Remote PTO meeting (7:00pm)
  • Thursday, November 5th - Remote Elementary Family Conferences (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
  • Tuesday, November 10th - Student Photos (Cohorts A & C / Virtual Academy A-L)
  • Wednesday, November 11th - No School (Veterans Day)
  • Thursday, November 12th - Student Photos (Cohort B / Virtual Academy M-Z)

Goodyear PTO

President: Kristina Peitzsch

Vice President: Patrice O'Keeffe

Treasurer: Rachelle Packard

Secretary: Andrea Hanley

Member-at-large: Tricia Avery

Enrichment Chair: Sharon Crispo

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