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News and Notes from Estabrook School | April 6, 2017


Dear Estabrook Families,

The signs of spring are all around us. The mounds of snow in the front circle are nearly gone, thanks to the climbing temperatures and days of April showers. The increasing number of lost and found jackets means more students are able to shed them at recess. MCAS testing is well underway throughout the building, and parents are streaming through the doors each day on their way to Spring Parent Conferences. All the while, students are demonstrating an ever-increasing degree of autonomy and ownership of their learning, their friendships, and their responsibilities in school and out. It is a great time of year!

As we prepare for our April Vacation April 17-21, I wish your family the best for a fun, enjoyable, and hopefully warm break!


Jeff LaBroad


Lexington Superintendent Dr. Mary Czajkowski to be featured guest at April Principal Coffee

Lexington Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Czajkowski will be the featured guest at our Principal Coffee on Wednesday, April 12 at 8:45 a.m. Come hear from Dr. Czajkowski about some of the work taking place across Lexington and right here at Estabrook, and hear about her priorities for the district.

Enroll today for 2017-2018 school year

Parents with younger children entering kindergarten are asked to register for school as soon as possible. The process begins by registering online, then setting up an in-person appointment. Enrolling now guarantees student participating in kindergarten screening. We also appreciate you directing friends and neighbors who may be enrolling K-5 to register now. Click here to learn more and begin your registration.

Students present reader's theatre

Students in Estabrook's English Language Learner program presented a Reader's Theatre to classmates on April 5. Students shared Chinese and Japanese folktales with students, parents and staff.
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Safe Routes to School Returns Wednesday

Wednesday, April 12 is SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL Day! Plan to walk, bike, scoot, carpool or take the bus to school. The class with the highest rate of participation claims the Estabrook Golden Sneaker Award!

Reminder to report any absence to the office

Whenever your child is absent from school, please call the office before 8:30 on the day of the absence, or call/send a note anytime before the day of the absence. The Estabrook Attendance Line is (781) 861-2520 (then press 4). Please leave a message with your child's full name, the reason for the absence, anticipated date(s) of absence, and the teacher's name.

Click here for more about absences and attendance at Estabrook School.

Volunteer at Estabrook Field Day 2017!

Field Day returns Friday, June 2nd! Estabrook is in need of volunteers to help make this exciting event happen. If you would like to volunteer, please click here to sign up. With questions or for more information, please contact Estabrook Physical Education Teacher Britt Hassan (

As is needed with all volunteer opportunities, please make sure you have an updated CORI with the Lexington Public Schools.

Last Day of School Announced

The last day of school for the 2016-2107 school year will be Thursday, June 22, 2017. This assumes no other cancellations due to weather this spring, which would delay the last day.

Thank you for the treats!

Our teachers put in long hours during Parent Conference weeks, and we so appreciate the thoughtful treats that appear in the faculty room on these days. Teachers love being able to meet with you to discuss you children's progress, but it is made all the sweeter with your considerate snacks! Thank you!
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Click here for the complete Estabrook School Calendar

Click here for the complete 2016-2017 Academic Calendar

MCAS: Grade 4 ELA Session 1 | Friday, April 7

MCAS: Grade 4 ELA Session 2 | Monday, April 10

ALL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY | Tuesday, April 11, 2:15-2:45 p.m.

Hosted by Grade 2. Second grade families invited to attend.

PRINCIPAL COFFEE | Wednesday, April 12, 8:45 a.m.

Special Guest, Lexington Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Czajkowski

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL DAY | Wednesday, April 21

Will anyone be able to beat the reining holders of the GOLDEN SNEAKER AWARD in grade 5?

PARENT CONFERENCES | Wednesday, April 12 & Thursday, April 13

Students dismissed at 12:15 both days

MCAS: Grade 4 ELA Session 3 | Thursday, April 13


GOOD FRIDAY - NO SCHOOL | Friday, April 14

Schools and Offices Closed

APRIL VACATION | April 17-21

Schools Closed. Offices open April 18-21.

MCAS: Grade 3 ELA Session 1 | Tuesday, April 25


MCAS: Grade 3 ELA Session 2 | Wednesday, April 26

JAM THE VAN | Thursday, April 27

MCAS: Grade 3 ELA Session 3 | Friday, April 28

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