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Raise The Bar March 11, 2016

This past week I had the privilege to sit in two packed gymnasiums within 24 hours to watch our school community shine.  First, I witnessed the Apponequet Regional High School Boys Basketball Team led by Coach Jim Cabucio earn their first South Sectional Final in the history of the school  with an exciting win over Rockland at New Bedford High School in front of a huge audience. The next morning, I watched a large community crowd at Grandparents Day at Assawompset Elementary School enjoy our first graders perform a concert in the gymnasium. Both events showed our school community support, pride, and reminded me how we “raise the bar” in so many ways on a daily basis with your continued support.         

 The Freetown-Lakeville Regional School Committee approved the 2016-17 school year calendar at their February 24, 2016 meeting.  The school year will start for staff on August 31, 2016 and for students on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.  Please review this advanced look for vacation plans for next year.   In addition, the school committee released the Assawompset Existing Conditions Report with the first meeting of the AES Facility Study Sub-Committee established for Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Assawompset Elementary School.

The FLRSD voted to remain a School Choice District for the 2016-17 school year, but did identify grades 4, 6, 9, and 10 as the only grades to accept new students with a total of 16 slots open. The district currently has 43 school choice students attending the five regional schools.  All pertinent information on this topic including all forms may be found on our website www.freelake.org    

The Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District School FY 17 budget focuses on restoring staffing positions, addressing class size numbers, and continuing initiatives in the following areas: technology, textbooks, security, and capital projects.  The committee remains committed to providing staff support and necessary resources for all of our children.  The School Budget Hearing will be April 6, 2016 in the ARHS library.   

Our next school committee meeting will be Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Apponequet Regional High School beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Our last day of school is currently, Wednesday, June 22, 2016.  Please come out and support our Lakers this Saturday night as they take the next step toward the TD Garden in Boston.  Go Lakers ! I appreciate your support for all our schools and I look forward to our continued drive toward excellence.   If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call at 508-923-2000 ext. 1703 or e-mail me at rmedeiros@freelake.org.

“The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark” – Artist - Michelangelo                

Apponequet Regional High School           

Greetings from Laker Nation,

Your student received his/her completed course request form.  Please review this important document with your student.  Once you have done so, please sign it and return it to Advisory before March 11th.  It is our goal to make decisions regarding a course of study a collaborative endeavor.  If you have any questions about planning, scheduling or the course selection process, please reach out to your student’s Guidance Counselor at 508-947-2660 ext. 1168.

Please save the date for our Spring Parent/Guardian Night scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, 2016, from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Our Spring athletic season is only a few weeks away.  All student athletes are encouraged to complete the online athletic registration prior to Friday, March 18th to ensure participation on Monday, March 21st. Access to this site is available through the ARHS site or directly through:

http://www.oarapponequetregional.portal.rschooltoday.com/

Best wishes to the Laker Boys’ B-Ball team and Coach Cabucio as they advance to the next round of tournament play!  Please come support the Lakers on Saturday, March 12 th at 7:30 pm at New Bedford High School.

A huge congratulations to 2017’s  Lexi Barboza and Carley Byers.  Lexi and Carley took 1st place in DECA and the Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising 2015-2016 FIDM Challenge.  As a result, they are on their way to  Nashville, TN, where they will be recognized on stage at DECA's 2016 International Career Development Conference.  Follow this link to their winning work:  http://www.decadirect.org/January-2016/2015-2016-FIDM-Challenge-Winners-Announced/

On Super Tuesday, the Politics Club hosted a 2016 Mock Primary. Results from the 688 grade 9-12 voters were as follows:  Bernie Sanders 48%, Donald Trump 19.8%, Marco Rubio 11.7%, Ted Cruz 8.8%, Hillary Clinton 3.6%, John Kasich 3.5%, and Ben Carson 4.5%.  Mrs. Tavares and the Politics Club engaged in much conversation over these results!

 It was an honor to host the first in our series of Career Panels this past week. Criminal Justice Career Presenters were Forensic Chemist Sherri Menendez, State Trooper & CSI David Mackin, and SRO Val Bartholomew.  A most deserved thanks to all three who shared their career and college narratives, engaged in Q&A and helped our students consider their futures.  Interested community members are encouraged to participate on our Career Panels.  Please contact Class of 2018 Counselor Mrs. Cronin at jcronin@freelake.org should you be interested.

On Thursday, March 3rd, School Committee member and Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women representative, Jean Fox, spoke with fifteen Apponequet students interested in the topics of women and women’s rights in government and policy. Ms. Fox presented on many topics, including the representation of women’s images in media, Advocacy Day in May, the Healthy Youth bill, and Equal Pay Lobby Day. Having peaked their interest in supporting  “pay transparency provisions for people negotiat[ing] their compensation”, five Apponequet juniors, as well as one additional community member, joined Ms. Fox at the Massachusetts State House to learn about and participate in MA legislative procedures pertaining to the MA Equal Pay Bill.  For more information visit the Equal Pay Lobby Day 2016 on Facebook or http://maequalpaycoalition.com/.

Congratulations to our Second Quarter Honor Roll Students!  A complete list of names is located in the bottom left corner of ARHS’s Home Page for your review.  The Boston Celtics, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Teachers Association, provided all of our Second Quarter Honor Roll students with the opportunity to get a free Celtics ticket!  All qualifying students were provided information in Advisory this week.

ARHS's Class of 2017 is hosting a Spring Family Fun Day for families with young children. The event will be on Saturday, March 19, 2016 and will take place at Apponequet Regional High School in the cafeteria. The event is $5.00 per family for

                    -egg hunt

                    -cold breakfast

                    -arts and crafts

                    -meet the bunny

For additional cost

                    -picture with the bunny ($1 donation)

                    -family raffle baskets ($2 donation for one ticket or $8 for five tickets)

Free MCAS tutoring is available.  Students in grades 9 or 10 seeking assistance with Math MCAS preparation are welcome to attend on Mondays, from 1:53 - 2:53 pm, in Room 111.  Students in grades 9 or 10 seeking assistance with ELA MCAS preparation are welcome to attend on Tuesdays, from 1:53 - 2:53 pm, in Room 111. Students in grade 9 seeking assistance with Biology MCAS preparation are welcome to attend on Thursdays, from 1:53 - 2:53 pm, in Room 132. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s Guidance Counselor at (508) 947-2660.  

Upcoming Events:

March 10 - 12 - DECA State Competition

March 14 - Prom Ticket sales begin after school

March 15 - Spring Parent/Guardian Night

March 18 - Grade Update Release

March 24 - Grade Update Release

March 25 - Good Friday/School Closed

 

Freetown-Lakeville Middle School

ELA MCAS:

March 29 and 30Grade 6

March 31 and April 1Grade 7

April 5 and 6Grade 8

Stop and Shop:

This week, we picked up a very generous donation of individual bottles of water and granola bars from the Stop and Shop warehouse in Assonet for our students to enjoy during MCAS testing.  Thank you to Stop and Shop for this wonderful contribution and to Mrs. Pimental (grade six) and her husband, Jerry for setting up this wonderful community connection.  Stop and Shop has provided the snacks to us for many, many years.  We are so grateful to them!  Additional thanks to Mr. Paul Couto and Mr. Charlie Mrosk for doing the pick-up.

Lost and Found:

Items have been displayed in the lobby since March 2nd and will remain there until March 16th.  Any unclaimed items will be donated to the Gifts to Give program.,

Newspaper:

The March installment of the school newspaper, The Falcon Gazette, is now available.  A pdf can be found on our school's website and hard copies have been given to each homeroom teacher for students to view. Check out information about the Freetown-Lakeville Destination Imagination team, see what students think about movies and games, and learn some fun science facts!

Peter Pan:

Congratulations to all the cast and crew of Peter Pan Jr. You all did a wonderful job performing for three sold-out crowds and for each of the three grades here at school. We are so proud of all your hard work and dedication to the musical. We can't wait to see what next year has in store!

Art Department:

The art department is making preparations for the annual grade 8 mural.  The subject of this year’s focus is Spanish. The mural will be painted in 7100 stairwell. Mrs. George, Mr. Alves, and the winning eighth graders are eager to reveal this certain masterpiece to the entire school community!

Rubik’s Cube Event:

Students from schools across New England will be coming here to do team-solves of 25 Rubik's Cubes, along with individual-solves using both the traditional 3x3 Rubik's Cube, and the smaller 2x2 Rubik's Cubes. More information about this tournament will come at a later date, but mark your calendars for June 11th!

The Yearbook Club:

We have been working very hard since October, and the 2015-2016 edition is almost complete! We are always looking for more pictures, however. Anyone wishing to submit candid photos to be considered for publication can do so by uploading them to this website: https://images.jostens.com/403013609 before April 1st.

(Note: You will have to enter a name and a grade. If there are multiple people, you can simply add one name).


George R. Austin Intermediate School

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT MONDAY, MARCH 14TH IS CLASS PICTURES AND INDIVIDUAL SPRING PICTURES.

The next PTO meeting will be held Monday, March 21 at 7:00 in the GRAIS cafeteria.  We welcome any and all new participation to the meeting as we will be discussing the remainder of the events for the year.  

SAVE THE DATE!

WORLD WONDERS

with Math and Literature

Fabulous K- 5 Family Fun!

Come and share stories from around the world and

play games from many regions of the globe.

Date and Time: March 31, 6:00- 7:30 PM

Location: Austin Intermediate School

Contests and Prizes!

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Please RSVP by March 21st with this link:

                        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2MRJTB9

The dates for testing in the spring are outlined on our website and are below:

The dates for MCAS testing are:

April 5 & 6, 2016 - 4th Grade ELA

April 7 & 8, 2016 - 5th Grade ELA

May 10 & 11, 2016 - 5th Grade Math

May 12 & 13, 2016 - 4th Grade Math

May 17 & 18, 2016 - 5th Grade Science & Technology

4th Grade ELA & Social Studies:

In the upcoming week, students are trying to answer "How do weather patterns affect our lives?", while reading the Expository Text, "Eye of the Storm."  Students will use the text structure and graphic sources as a guide to help with their comprehension.

Social Studies continues the study of the US regions.  Students are on their way to knowing their states and capitals as well as knowing why the regions are grouped together.

4th Grade Math & Science:

Fourth grade students have been studying their Animal Unit in Science classes. We have discussed the four basic needs all animals must meet in order to survive and what adaptations or behaviors animals utilize in order to meet these needs of food, water, shelter, and body temperature. In Math classes, students are still working on dividing whole numbers with up to a four digit dividend. Students have also begun exploring points, lines, line segments, and rays and how these can be found in various polygons and angles.

5th Grade ELA:

In fifth grade ELA, the students have finished reading the Reading Street selection Leonardo's Horse and have written a response to the opinion prompt "Did Leonardo's greatest dream ever come true?"  Although Da Vinci never completed his giant bronze statue of a horse, it was made many years later by another person. The students had to determine their opinion on this and support it with textual evidence. Classes are also continuing to learn strategies for writing strong opinion/persuasive pieces in writers' workshop. In addition, students have completed an MCAS sample in which they had to analyze the text for the character traits of the main character and provide details from the text to support their analysis.

5th Grade Math:

Fifth grade math has begun our unit on algebra operations. We are currently working on writing and evaluating expressions. Students have learned that "evaluating an expression" means finding the expression's value (finding what it equals). Students have also learned that grouping symbols like parentheses (), brackets [], braces {}, and the fraction bar separating the numerator and denominator tell them what to do first in an expression.

Art:

Fourth and fifth graders are creating a unique, original logo for our school. First, students are learning about how graphic designers create effective logo designs and are identifying and discussing existing logos. Then they will be brainstorming, sketching, and sharing their own logo designs.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

March 10, 2016 - ½ Curriculum Day - dismissal of students at 11:00

March 13, 2016 - Daylight Savings

March 14, 2016 - Individual Spring Pictures & Class Pictures

March 16, 2016 - Grades Close

OUR NEXT PTO MEETING IS MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016 @ 7:00P.M.

March 21, 2016 - School Council @ 2:30

March 23, 2016 - Report Cards Posted to PlusPortals and Hard Copy sent home for signature

March 25, 2016 - Good Friday - NO SCHOOL - BUILDING CLOSED

March 31, 2016 - WORLD WONDERS  6:00- 7:30 PM at GRAIS

 

Assawompset Elementary School

Dear Assawompset Families

AES celebrated Grandparents’ Day with our annual grade 1 concert.  This annual event an Assawompset tradition invited grade one families and grandparents to a special presentation songs from the sixties and seventies that certainly are reminiscent of younger days. Such songs as Come On Get Happy by the Partridge Family and Penny Lane by the Beatles had the audience tapping their feet and recalling the lyrics. The concert was narrated in part by students and had group rhythmic sections using Lummi Sticks and Boomwhackers.

All grandparents were presented with a carnation as they entered the school as a memento of this special day.

AES Facilities Committee: This new committee was created

out of a school committee initiative and will explore the current conditions of the our school based on a new report. The AES Existing Conditions Report was made public at the last school committee meeting and can be found in our Activity Files folder. The first meeting of this committee will take place at AES on March 22 at 7:00 PM and is open to the public.

Kindergarten Registration:

Completed packets should be dropped off at the AES main office March 14, 15 and 16 between the the hours of 10 a.m. - 12 p.m and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

This week’s flyers:

  • Reading Connection

  • Math and Science Connection

  • AES Book Fair

  • Senior Breakfast at AES

  • Math and Literacy Night

  • AES Existing Conditions Report (index area of the Activity Files)

Please click on the March ACTIVITY FLYERS to access this week’s flyers.

All present and past flyers can be downloaded at the bottom of the Assawompset webpage under ACTIVITY FLYERS or by using the link above.

SAVE THE DATE!

WORLD WONDERS

with Math and Literature

Fabulous K- 5 Family Fun!

Come and share stories from around the world and

play games from many regions of the globe.

Date and Time: March 31, 6:00- 7:30 PM

Location: Austin Intermediate School

Contests and Prizes!

************************************************

Please RSVP by March 21st with this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2MRJTB9

ARHS's Class of 2017 is hosting a Spring Family Fun Day for families with young children. The event will be on Saturday, March 19, 2016 and will take place at Apponequet Regional High School in the cafeteria. The event is $5.00 per family for:

                    -egg hunt

                    -cold breakfast

                    -arts and crafts

                    -meet the bunny

For additional cost:

                    -picture with the bunny ($1 donation)

                    -family raffle baskets ($2 donation for one ticket or $8 for five ticket

Last Call!

The AES Yearbook Team is collecting candid photographs for this year's publication for EVERY GRADE! All candids must be received by tomorrow.

We are looking for photo submissions for the following:

·      Classroom activities

·      School events/days –Father/Daughter (2015), Field Day (2015), Holiday Concerts, Halloween Party, literary character day, wacky Wednesday, crazy hat day,

·      Outside of school gatherings (home, parties, sports/clubs)  **Assawompset students only please or your photo cannot be used**

Please forward photos by email to the appropriate contact below with the student(s) and activity identified in your file name and in your email.  (For example I might send a file named EmilyAndersen_playground or EmilyAndersen_FatherDaughterDance).  Photos taken by cell phones are fine as long as their resolution is high enough for printing.  With that in mind, please select “Full Size” or “Original” format when sending them.

 For current third graders, we are also collecting baby and “Through the Years” photos from each of their years at Assawompset (kindergarten, first…). Please label your files by TTY, name, year or grade when you submit.

Classroom Chatter

Kindergarten:

This week we began Unit 4 of Reading Street with Rooster’s Off to See the World by Eric Carle. Rooster has an idea to set off on a long journey, but soons ends up back on his perch at home. We are looking forward to more stories in the weeks to come, which will focus on the theme of adventure! In Math, we are practicing our addition and subtraction math facts up to 5.

Check out http://www.eric-carle.com/home.html for more information about author and artist Eric Carle, games, activities, book lists, and more!

Grade One:

The first graders did a wonderful job with their “Grandparents’ Day” performance! A huge thank you to Mrs. Eacobacci for instilling the love of music in our students and to all of the families for attending the performance.

Grade Two:

How do plants change over time?  The second grade students will be learning about the life cycle of plants as they read the expository text, Life Cycles of a Pumpkin.  The students will understand that events in a story or article happen in a certain sequence or order. They will also continue to practice reading and writing adjectives that describe nouns. In math, the students continue to add and subtract hundreds, tens, and ones.

Grade Three:

This week grade three students will be reviewing the skills from the third unit of Reading Street.  Students are working on various units of measurement in mathematics.  This includes concepts such as time/elapsed time, liquid volume and mass.   Students will also be starting their next science unit on electricity and magnetism next week as well!  The students are excited to do more hands on learning in science!

ART

THANK YOU to all the volunteers who made Artapalooza such a success.  We had 256 children attend with their families.  A fun time was had by all!

Kindergarten children are learning about Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky and how to make circles. Some classes are on part two, and have turned them into SNAILS! So cute!

Grade one students are finishing up their first Picasso project, a collage of The Three Musicians.  We discussed cubism and how things look kind of like Minecraft characters.  Next week we will be using MR. POTATO HEADS to teach more about Picasso!!!

Grade 2 students have been asked to bring in a favorite stuffed animal to draw.  We are learning how to draw what we SEE.  Even though this is frustrating, the children are doing a wonderful job learning about observation.

The third graders learned about Azulejos this week, Portuguese tiles.  We discussed how many of us have roots from Portugal.  These tiles are beautiful works of art.  Google them and see for yourself!

MUSIC

K: The children all learned a new song this week, Mr. Sun and kept the steady beat on unpitched percussion instruments. We even had a little extra time to play a fun game with a stuffed, toy sun!

1st: In first grade, we worked on finalizing our songs for the big day! We had our first big rehearsal on Thursday as a complete 1st grade!

2nd: The second grade children were introduced to the next song for their performance in April, It was the first time they learned how to follow a real piece of music- they did a great job learning all about measure numbers and following repeat signs. They also review their rhythms and played Music Basketball to help.

3rd: The third graders completed a recorder assessment this week and continued to work on their Monster Eye Compositions in small groups. They will eventually perform their compositions for their class in the next few weeks on unpitched percussion instruments.

Library

The Scholastic Book Fair is here!  Students are very excited to come to library this week to preview the book fair. Students are creating wish lists with titles and prices of books they would like to purchase. Preview sheets are being sent home this week! Starting on Friday, 3/11,  students will begin to purchase approved items. Also, next Wednesday, March 16th is the Ice Cream Social and book fair from 5:30 to 8:00. We hope to see you there!

Here is the schedule  of classes visiting the book fair and feel free to contact me or Mary Abreau with any questions.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Nancy Keller at aes.bookfair@gmail.com.


Physical  Education:

All grade levels will begin their Basketball Skills Unit this week.  

Basketball requires various skills needed to be practiced before actual game-play.  Students in all grades level will practice skills such as: dribbling, dribbling in tight spaces, various forms of passing, defensive positioning, proper shooting form, and ball handling skills.  

Kindergarten:  Will focus on one skill at a time.  Students will first practice basic dribbling technique.

Grades 1-3: Students will make their way through four stations, with each station practicing one skill.  This week, students will practice the following skills: proper shooting form, dribbling form/dribbling in small spaces, basic chest and bounce passes, and defensive footwork.

A gentle reminder that Assawompset is a Peanut Safe school. Children may not bring in nuts or products that are made with nuts.

This includes: peanuts, all tree nuts and products like Nutella.

Products like Sunbutter are safe alternatives and are allowed at AES. If you do send a Sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) product it would be helpful if you include a note in your child’s lunch stating so.

 

Grade 3 MCAS dates:

ELA- April 6 and 7Math-May 18 and 19

Parents please be mindful about making every effort to have students present on those days. We do have a few make up days set aside for illness but our window for administering this assessment is limited.

 

Greetings from Freetown Elementary

Grade 3 MCAS Math Night: Grade 3 teachers will be hosting an MCAS Family Math Night on Wednesday, March 16 from 5:30 - 6:30. We hope to see all of our third grade families there. If you have not responded to your child’s teacher, for planning purposes, please let her know as soon as possible.

World Wonders Night: World Wonders is scheduled for March 31. Please remember to RSVP through the link provided in the OneCallNow correspondence sent on March 1.

MCAS Testing: Grade 3 students will be taking the Reading Comprehension portion of MCAS on Wednesday and Thursday, April 6 and 7, 2016. Please be sure your child is present for each day of testing and arrives on time. It is our goal to begin the assessment following morning announcements.

Spring Family Fun Day: The Apponequet Class of 2017 is sponsoring a Spring Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 19, 2017 from 9:30 - 11:30 in the ARHS Cafeteria. The cost is $5.00 per family and includes a cold breakfast, egg hunt, arts and crafts and a visit with the Easter Bunny. There will also be raffle baskets ($2.00 per ticket or $8.00 for 5 tickets). Pictures with the Easter Bunny may be taken for $1.00. Please contact vdaluz@freelake.org or jmotta@freelake.org with any questions.

Bingo for Books: Freetown Elementary School will be hosting a BIngo for Books event for FES families on Monday, May 2 from 6:00 - 7:00. Please mark your calendar. Details will follow soon.

Classroom and Teacher News:

Preschool: This week we have continued talking about the jobs of authors and illustrators.  While reading various books we have focused on our story sequencing skills. We have also had some practice with using ordinal numbers such as first, second, third and so on to describe what is happening in the story. We met another alphabet letter and practiced all of our letter sounds.

Kindergarten: This week the students worked on new sight words (that, are, do), the letter Hh, and discussed our adventures and trips. In math, the students were introduced to teen numbers and continued practicing their addition and subtraction facts. In writing, the students have been enjoying the introduction to our opinion unit. They are also working very hard at home on their leprechaun traps for next week!

Grade 1: This week in our Reading Street program we discussed what we learn as we grow and change. We introduced -ng, -nk and compound words. In math, we are comparing numbers. What is “greater than”, “less than”, and “equal to”, etc. We are spending a great deal of time enjoying our Scholastic News and Pebblego resources to explore science and social studies topics. We will be exploring several different life cycles. Spring is an exciting time in science!  

Grade 2: In reading this week, the students continued to talk about changes. In this week’s selection, the focus was on changes that occur under the ground. The text supplied information about where soil comes from and all the benefits it provides to plants, animals and people. In mathematics, we began our study on several forms of data. The students are learning to read and organize data using tally charts and line plots. In writing, we continue to work on our research and expository writing skills.

Grade 3:  This week we will be reading “Around One Cactus” and learning cause and effect. In science, we will continue exploring the world of magnets. Students have chosen a topic and will be creating a web and starting the informative writing process in Writer’s Workshop. We will be learning elapsed time in math.

Specialists:

Music:

The 3rd Grade Chorus is performing at the Providence Bruins Hockey game this weekend. They are ready to do their best and make FES proud! Kindergarten played the rhythm sticks this week to demonstrate the big steady beat (Macro Beat) and the small steady beat (Micro Beat) using the folk song “She’ll Be Comin ‘Round the Mountain”. We reviewed our music vocabulary words Presto and Largo as we listened and performed with this song at varying tempos. First Grade students were proud to apply their knowledge of steady beat to learn a group folk dance to “‘Little Liza Jane”. It included a partner hand clap sequence and do-si-do step which the students found particularly challenging at first! Second Grade students had a wonderful time finishing up and performing their own versions of “She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain”. Each student will be getting a final copy of their class’s song which I’m sure you will find enjoyable reading at home. They also have the opportunity to follow music notation for the folk songs “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” and “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean” from our Get America Singing song-books. Third Graders are working with partners to read and performing unfamiliar recorder songs.They are doing an excellent of accurately reading the pitch and rhythm of the songs and are continuing to improve on their recorder technique.

Art:  

Kindergarteners finger painted to mix primary colors into secondary colors. They added interesting lines with a craft stick. Grade 1 cut out their owl, a moon, branch and leaves and glued onto black paper to finish up their tint and texture owls. Grade 2 painted their textured dragon drawings with watercolor. They used analogous colors to experiment with mixing tertiary colors. Grade 3 took a color post test. They showed a lot of growth in their knowledge of the color wheel.

Physical Education:

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, the classes took advantage of the unseasonable weather and went outside to run, jog and walk. Many students were able to complete a full mile, and many others surpassed that. Kindergarten and First grade students practiced dribbling a basketball. They practiced stationary dribbling, switching hands, keeping their heads up and dribbling on the move. Second and Third grade students reviewed passing, dribbling, shooting, and ball handling skills in stations.

Important Dates:

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - FES Chorus Performance at Providence Bruins Game

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - Grade 3 MCAS Math Night from 5:30 - 6:30

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - Report Cards Distributed - Grades 1, 2 and 3

Friday, March 25, 2016 - No School - Good Friday

Monday, March 28, 2016 - Spring Portraits and Class Pictures

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - World Wonders Night at FLMS

Wednesday and Thursday, April 6 & 7, 2016 - MCAS Reading (Grade 3)

Friday, April 8, 2016 - Spring Fling from 6:00 - 8:00

Monday, May 2, 2016 - Bingo for Books at 6:00

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - Grade 3 Parent Night at GRAIS (Details coming soon)

Wednesday and Thursday, May 18 & 19, 2016  - MCAS Mathematics (Grade 3)

Friday, May 20, 2016 - Freetown Family Night at Fenway Park at 7:05