GWS Weekly Newsletter

March 15, 2019


Fri. 3/15: Trimester 2 report cards issued

  • Online conference scheduling begins at 3:30PM, instructions will be sent via email

Sat. 3/16: 9th Annual St. Patrick's Day 5K

Mon. 3/18: School Store open every Monday during recess

  • March 18-22: grade 5 parents make Music course selection on Aspen (see letter sent home, or download below)

Tues. 3/19: Parent Teacher Conferences, 6-8PM, by appointment only

Thurs. 3/21: Parent Teacher Conferences, 1:30-3:30PM, by appointment only

Sat. 3/23: Putting for Patients Mini Golf Tournament at MHS (details below)

Thurs. 3/28: Grade 5 Parent Presentation - puberty, 6:30PM at MHS

MCAS testing in grade 3, 4, & 5 begins April 2. CLICK HERE for a schedule, or see below.


TRIMESTER 1 REPORT CARDS will be issued on Friday, March 15

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES will be held Tuesday, March 19 from 6:00 to 8:00PM and Thursday, March 21, from 1:30 to 3:30PM.

Access to online conference sign-ups begins on Friday, March 15, at 3:30PM. If you cannot make an appointment at this time, please contact your child’s teacher directly to make other arrangements to speak.


  • Click on the PTCFAST link,
  • A list of all teachers (by grade) will be displayed.
  • Click on the names of your child’s teachers with whom you wish to conference.
  • Enter the required information (child’s and parent’s name and email)
  • You will then receive an email with the subject header “Select Date/Time for Teacher Conference Now”
  • Click on the link in this email and select conference dates and times.
  • will send you an email confirmation. This email will provide instructions if you need to change or cancel your appointment. Be sure to save this email, as you will need it to access your schedule.



Our Kids Heart Challenge is wrapping up. Please return donation envelopes by Tuesday, March 19. Fundraising is an optional part of this program.

ABSENCES: Please call in your child’s absence each day before 9:30 AM. If we do not receive a call, we will try to reach the parent or guardian with the Connect Ed System to account for the child. **Please be sure to contact the front office, even if you have reached out to your child's teacher.**

PUNCTUALITY: The school day begins at 8:50 AM. All students reporting late to school are required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the office to check in before going to his/her classroom.


GWS students were enthusiastic and energized to participate in Read Across America last week! Thank you to families for your efforts with character costumes and encouraging a love for reading in your child!

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SCHOOL STORE is now open EVERY Monday during recess.

PIZZA BINGO will be on Thursday, April 25th. Please keep an eye out for more information.

MCAS Testing begins April 2!

English Language Arts

Grades 3 & 4: April 2 & 3

Grade 5: April 5 & 9

Math & Science

Grade 5: May 7 & 8, Math

Grades 3 & 4: May 10 & 14, Math

Grade 5: May 15 & 17, STE

Marshfield Integrated Preschool Applications

The Marshfield Public School District offers integrated preschool classes serving three and four year old children with and without special needs. The preschool classes will be located at the Daniel Webster and Martinson Elementary Schools. There are spaces for children without special needs and their participation is determined through an open application process and lottery. Children without special needs must be three by August 31, 2019 to be considered for the three year old or four year old classes. The yearly tuition is paid online and collected monthly. Families are also responsible for transportation to and from preschool. Placement of children with special needs is determined through the evaluation and TEAM meeting process.

Applications for the integrated preschool for the 2019-2020 school year are available on the Marshfield Public School website and at the front office at Martinson Elementary School and Daniel Webster Elementary School.

Applications will be accepted through March 29, 2019. A lottery will be held if necessary.

If you have additional questions you may contact:

Donna R. Admirand, M.Ed.

Early Childhood Director


Putting For Patients to benefit the Jimmy Fund

MHS Student Council is hosting the 5th Annual Putting for Patients Mini Golf Tournament to benefit the Jimmy Fund. The event will take place on Saturday, March 23rd from 12-3pm in the MHS Gym. Admission for students is $10 and Adults $15, all ages are welcome. The event will also include a Long Putt contest, opportunity drawing, caricatures, face paint, activities, and food. All Proceeds go to the Jimmy Fund.

Please Contact Mrs. Vitez or a student council member with any questions

6th Annual SRS 5K Spring Sprint

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8:00AM

Time to lace up and run (or walk)! Wear your spring gear and join runners and walkers at this sixth annual South Shore event. The race course starts and finishes at the front of South River School and has one loop through the Marshfield Fairgrounds. The course is flat with the exception of one downhill and one uphill on the return. At the start/finish there will be music, food, and face painting. A fun day for all!