Hello Foster's Finest!
There is much to be excited about in the coming weeks ahead. Once the permits are issued, the project will begin. When it is about to start, I will communicate that information out to the community. We are putting up some barriers to provide a further safety measure for our recesses times when we move to the front of the school. Katie St. Clair (facilities director) and SGT McGuillicuddy(School Resource Officer) have been outstanding at supporting the work needed for us to have outdoor recess in the coming weeks. I appreciate their guidance as we prepare for the coming weeks.
Much of the work that we do as educators is around the social emotional development of our students. Our staff is here not only teaching the academics, but teaching students the interpersonal skills that will support them through their lives. We complete yearly screening of our students to identify students who may be in need of further instruction in these areas. Heather Rodriguez, the Director of School Counseling has provided us with an informational letter about the screening and how it is used. Please take a moment to read this attachment as it contains important information not only about the screening, but information about opting out of the screening. With the COVID shutdowns and the impact on the development of social emotional skills, this work is more important than ever before.
Our kindness club needs your help with their December project! This month, our Kindness Club project is one that will be done from home, which means that everyone in the Foster community can participate! We will be making no-sew blankets for the local organization Annie's Kindness Blankets. Please check out the following link to the project flyer for more information on how you can participate: CLICK HERE What an incredible opportunity to share some kindness to those who may need it!
There are numerous wonderful events for our school before the winter break. We have the Holly Fair, the Foster School Concert, and Spirit Week. Our student council is sponsoring a grade level bulletin board themed contest which I am very excited to see. Everything is a first here for me this year, so these activities are something I am truly looking forward to.
Have a great weekend!
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Foster Annual Harvest Lunch Thursday 12/8 (Prep Day 12/7)
Harvest Lunch is a special lunch in December where each Hingham Elementary School gets to celebrate their school garden Harvest. PTO volunteers will prepare & serve a local & organic garden snack with produce that has been planted, grown, and harvested by K-5 students during their yearly Holly Hill Farm Gardening Program. If you’re interested in volunteering to help prep the food and serve the lunch please email: firstname.lastname@example.org & Caitlin.email@example.com
Join Us Next Week @ The Annual Holly Fair Saturday 12/10 – 9:30-12
The Holly Fair Is a wonderful giving tradition in which 5th grade elves help younger ones shop & select gifts for family members. Parents wait outside to allow the shopping to remain a secret. We will also have gift wrapping, a bake sale and a hot chocolate bar! Come join us!
There's still time to buy raffle tickets to win two front-of-stage tickets at Taylor Swift's concert on 5/21!
Enter NOW for your chance to win!! The Raffle is open until 12/19, winner announced on 12/20. Enter as many times as you’d like! All proceeds will support our Foster’s Finest Curriculum Enrichment Programs & The Foster PTO. Feel free to share with friends and family to enter too!
We are bringing back the K-5 Foster Talent Show:
Save The Dates: Dress Rehearsal Fri. May 5th & Talent Show Sat. May 6th Location: @ Hingham High School Auditorium
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help be a part of the planning committee.
If you would you like to see BOKS at Foster we need volunteers!
(A Before school FREE exercise program for K-5):
We have school approval but need passionate Moms, Dads & Caregivers to Run it. Minimum 2 parents per morning session. Could run 6 week Winter Program and/or 6 week Spring Program...
K-2nd on Mondays/Wednesdays 7:30-8:10am
3rd-5th on Tuesday/Thursdays 7:30-8:10am
Capped at 30 kids per session. Sessions are already planned by BOKS - you just need to show up and execute…name tags, warm up drills, “skill of the week,” relay games etc…if you’re interested in volunteering please email: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
More info here:
Upcoming Community Events:
Fri. December 2nd – 5:00 to 8:00pm Holly Jolly Hingham Christmas in the Square: Tree Lighting @5pm, Santa comes by firetruck @6:30pm, Festival of Trees at the Community Center & Much More!
Sat. 12/3, 12/10 & 12/17: 11am-2pm Horse Drawn Hayrides in the Square
December 1st-3rd at 7:00pm and Dec. 4th at 2:00pm.
HINGHAM HIGHSCHOOL DRAMA PRESENTS: Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. Tickets on sale NOW! All performances will be at the Hingham Middle School Auditorium. Come see this musical theatre classic! Students will LOVE seeing what they can do on the stage in high school! For more information and to purchase tickets click here:
Monday Dec. 5th @ 7pm Parent Support Group: Please join parents of kids with special needs for Parent Support and Connection at Hingham Public Library Whiton Room 7pm on Monday December 5th.
CAPC Mtg December 7th at 7pm on Zoom: The Town of Hingham's Climate Action Planning Committee (CAPC) has been working hard crafting a plan to meet Hingham's approved goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2040. What roles will our schools play? Electric school buses? Public charging stations at the schools? Solar arrays on our school buildings? The CAPC invites all residents to attend its third public input session to provide feedback on the near final outline of the Climate Action Plan. We need citizen input as we consider priorities and potential warrant articles.
Meeting ID: 882 9309 3002
One click login: https://tinyurl.com/CAPCDecember