Stanley Stallion Update #9
2023-2024 School Year
From the Desk of the Principal...
Week of 11/27/23
I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with time for family and friends as well as some time to relax and enjoy good food and company! It was great to have a full house as it reminds me about what is important! We spent a lot of time over the holiday weekend playing games, laughing, eating and just spending time with one another. This is what the holidays are all about and I am very much looking forward to doing more of this over the next few weeks! I hope the same for all of you!
As was mentioned before, the weather is getting colder and it is important that students have the proper clothing to be outside for 30 minutes. We have noticed many students coming to school in shorts. Although it may get warmer at some point during the day, it is not warm enough for them to be outside for recess. If your child wants to wear shorts under or over their pants, this will help them to be prepared for recess. Thanks for your help with this. As a reminder, we do have a healthy supply of extra coats we can let students borrow, but as it gets colder it is important for them to be dressed for outdoors at the bus stop and when walking. If you are struggling to get winer attire for your child, please reach out to your child's teacher or to the office and we can see if we can help!
Our Holiday Concert will be on December 15th at 9:30 and 10:30. At 9:30 Grades 3-5, Band and Orchestra will perform. At 10:30 we ill have Grades K-2 perform. As a reminder there is no parking at Stanley as our space is very limited. We ask that you park at Nipper Maher Park and walk up to Stanley. Thanks for your cooperation.
Picture Retake Day is December 1st! Retake day is for new students and staff members, transfer students, or for anyone who may have missed the initial picture day, OR for anyone who was unhappy with their original picture and would like to give it another try. If a student would like the retake photo to replace the original photo, please have the student return the original picture package to the photographer on picture day. We will replace the original package at no additional cost. If this is the first time being photographed, just have the student/staff go to the camera and we’ll create a proof for them that will be sent to the school (and/or to their family email if we have that information). These proofs will be delivered approx. 4 weeks after picture day. An order code will be on the proof along with ordering instructions.
As A Reminder:
Here are the remaining November Spirit Days:
November 29th - Sports Day!
We still have some tuition based openings for our Pre-K programs. Please find information here: Integrated Preschool Information & Application
There are 3 more times throughout the school year that we will run a "different day" schedule. The only thing that will impact your child is what specialist they might have or support staff that might work with them. Here are the dates that we will run a different day schedule.
- 1/4- run Monday schedule
- 3/27-run Friday schedule
- 5/28- run Monday schedule
As always, thanks for sharing your children with us!
11/22- Wear it Wednesday- Wear your Stanley Gear or Green and White
11/23-11-24- Thanksgiving Break- No School
11/29- Wear it Wednesday- Sports Day- Wear your Favorite Team's Gear or colors
12/6- Early Release at 1:00
12/7- PTO Meeting at 7:00 pm
12/15- Stanley Holiday Concert- Band, Orchestra and Grades 3-5 9:30 and Grades K-2 at 10:30
12/23/23-1/1/24- Winter Break- Students and staff return on January 2nd
Important School Contacts
Stanley Secretary- Tori Richardson- 781-314-5620-
Stanley School Adjustment Counselor- Karla Velapatino- 781-314-5698- email@example.com
Stanley TASC School Adjustment Counselor- Liz Costa- 781-314-5625- firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanley Student Resource Officer- Ryan Foley-
Stanley Absence Phone Number- 781-314-5630 - Please remember to call your child's absence in before 8:15 am to 781-314-5630. If you will be changing your child's dismissal, you MUST send a note in with your child. School hours are 8:25-3:00. Please do not drop students off before 8:25. If your child arrives after 8:42, you must enter the school with them to sign them in late.
From the Nurse...
Important Information and Reminders from the Stanley Health Office
We have completed health screenings for Kindergarten through 5th grade and most of preschool. Vision and hearing are very important for learning and social development. If your child received a note with vision, hearing, or scoliosis referral please reach out to your pediatrician for recommendations for an eye doctor or audiologist. If your child does not have a pediatrician or if you need more recommendations for an eye doctor or audiologist please reach out to me at 781-314-5624 or via email at email@example.com
When your child goes for their appointment please make sure to have the doctor fill out the referral form and return the form to school. If your child is getting glasses or needs accommodations for hearing please notify the teacher and myself.
If your child is in preschool or kindergarten please be sure to send in an extra set of clothing that they can keep at school in case of an accident or spill. If you have an older student that is prone to spills please send in an extra set of clothing for them to keep at school. I have had to call parents to bring in extra clothes. The health office is running low on extra pants and underwear.
I am still missing physicals for 14 fourth grade students. Please send in a copy of your students' most recent physical. Any physical after August 28, 2022 will be accepted. If your child has not had a physical since August 28, 2022 please call your pediatrician and schedule an appointment.
Flu season is approaching quickly. Please consult with your student’s pediatrician regarding your student receiving the flu vaccine. Please monitor your child for signs and symptoms of illness. If your child has a temperature greater than 100.0 they need to stay home until they are without a fever for 24 hours without tylenol or ibuprofen. If your child has cold or flu symptoms it is recommended they are tested for covid and the flu. If your child tests positive for covid or the flu please notify me by phone or email.
Remember if your child is sick at school and needs to be dismissed early they need to be picked up within 1 hour. Please plan accordingly so someone is available to pick them up in the case of illness.
November Lunch Menu: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qyamXEbmHJ1fpLsdn1DbBC5oi5HY7Sis/view
PALS Winter Basketball/Soccer Information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y9vbXXgaamQNLI0u2Jx5qZrC1Nak0wQN/view?usp=sharing. Application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fT_EhhUSLWHX1bjWR8stoAdtCVLpedlt/view?usp=sharing. Tryout Schedule: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pensIT_rWxGiLKzhAX3u2iwRkM7tPX3a/view?usp=sharing
Parks and Rec. Information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zrlQa2I4gCFSC3KClqPWf_i1f6zVGy4r/view?usp=sharing
- Parent Consultation Services at Wayside- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KUWwDQXboAPK-D1mtek3LOjOk8dy0BzA/view?usp=sharing
- WESPAC Information: English- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ll4Nfg79w-0rm9rzCysj8u7E5OTgkaFW/view?usp=sharing. Spanish- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CAYtW2YiFK8b9erzHS09Vizy4OZYxmM1/view?usp=sharing
Waltham Food Pantry Information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qyamXEbmHJ1fpLsdn1DbBC5oi5HY7Sis/view?usp=sharing
Food Services Update: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tnPXKqdef9ps9MDEl5pIcCSe9doAQXGR/view?usp=sharing
Waltham Girls Basketball: English Info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13DxqFkz2L71Ka4CLWHCbmo-JcVC4CDV_/view?usp=drive_link Spanish Info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13EaKGAjZaRcsioXl94FOssrVKQLP1I2o/view?usp=drive_link
- Here is information for the Appetgy App to get important Waltham Public School Info: Apptegy App
- Safe Driving Letter from the WPD- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vh-_0WhsbspaKFMD6IO5LoyLG5twOgQ-/view?usp=sharing
Xfinity is proud to participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides qualified households with a credit of up to $30/mo towards internet and mobile services. Xfinity ACP FAQ's
- The Department of Children and Families is seeking to keep Waltham children in their schools and communities. We want to ensure that when DCF assumes care and custody of a child, that child is able to remain in their school, with their friends and the adults that support them. In order to accomplish this, DCF is looking for Waltham parents who would consider becoming a short-term caregiver for a student in need at their child’s school. Please complete this brief survey if you are interested in participating or learning more. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFpF-HviiDtALO9qtEglU65WxWos9Fq0C9BCy5FxkHKMGeRQ/viewform
Arrival and Dismissal Information
Arrival in the morning at Stanley is very busy. We have plenty of adults on duty to make sure that your child gets to the correct line in the morning. We ask that you follow the directions below to ensure every child's safety.
Morning drop-off is a LIVE drop-off. If you are dropping off you should not exit your car.
Pull over to the sidewalk to drop children off. DO NOT let them off in the street. This is very dangerous.
Do not drop off or park in the area past the crosswalk. This is reserved for our vans.
Children cannot be dropped off before 8:25 in the morning as we do not have staff available until that time.
All Students who are eating breakfast will enter the main door. All other students will line up at their designated spots outside and wait until 8:35 to enter the building.
Students in grades 1 and 2 who are not eating breakfast will line up outside the the door near the Pre-K playground when you first enter the Stanley parking lot.
Students in Grades 3 and 4 who are not eating breakfast will will line up outside near the far end of the school near the Kindergarten playground. Grade 3 will line up in front of the windows and Grade 4 will line up on the ramp.
Kindergarten students with Mrs. Doherty and Mrs.Swartz who are not eating breakfast will line up in front of the windows outside their classroom doors.
Kindergarten students with Mrs. Wegrzyn who are not eating breakfast will line up in front of the school near the yellow pole.
Grade 5 students who are not eating breakfast will line up in front of the school outside the main doors.
All Students are either walkers or bus students based upon eligibility.
If your child is a walker he/she can be met at the designated locations across the street at Wheelock or Shakespeare. If you are not there to meet your child please have a plan for your child whether he/she waits at a certain location or continues to walk home.
There is no parking on school property for dismissal unless you are picking your child up from our Pre-K program or our TASC program.