West​ ​Bridgewater​ ​Public​ ​Schools Howard​ ​School 70​ ​Howard​ ​Street West​ ​Bridgewater,​ ​MA​ ​02379

Tel:​ ​ ​508​ ​894-1250 Fax:​ ​ ​508​ ​894-1253

[email protected] www.wbridgewaterschools.org Peggy​ ​Spencer ​ ​Principal

​ ​ ​ ​ ​Howard​ ​School​ ​Newsletter November​ ​2,​ ​2017

Parent​ ​Teacher​ ​Conferences Teachers​ ​are​ ​preparing​ ​schedules​ ​for​ ​parent​ ​conferences.​ ​ ​It​ ​has​ ​been​ ​our​ ​experience​ ​that​ ​these​ ​conferences bring​ ​about​ ​improved​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​the​ ​child’s​ ​progress​ ​at​ ​school​ ​and​ ​at​ ​home.​ ​ ​Listed​ ​below​ ​are​ ​the Howard​ ​School​ ​teacher​ ​conference​ ​times.​ ​ ​However,​ ​earlier​ ​times​ ​may​ ​be​ ​adjusted​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​the​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​the parents/teachers. Friday Monday ​ ​Tuesday

November​ ​17 November​ ​20 ​ ​November​ ​21

1:00​ ​-​ ​3:00pm 5:00​ ​-​ ​7:00pm 5:00​ ​-​ ​7:00pm

Report​ ​Cards The​ ​sixth​ ​grade​ ​will​ ​receive​ ​their​ ​report​ ​cards​ ​on​ ​Monday,​ ​November​ ​13,​ ​to​ ​make​ ​it​ ​easier​ ​for​ ​parents​ ​to decide​ ​what​ ​teachers​ ​they​ ​need​ ​to​ ​see​ ​for​ ​Parent​ ​Teacher​ ​Conferences.​ ​ ​The​ ​4th​ ​&​ ​5th​ ​grades​ ​will​ ​receive their​ ​report​ ​cards​ ​on​ ​Friday,​ ​November​ ​17. Veteran’s​ ​Day In​ ​honor​ ​of​ ​Veteran’s​ ​Day​ ​there​ ​is​ ​no​ ​school​ ​on​ ​Friday,​ ​November​ ​10,​ ​2017. November​ ​Early​ ​Release​ ​Days​ ​and​ ​Holiday​ ​Schedule To​ ​allow​ ​time​ ​for​ ​parent​ ​conferences,​ ​all​ ​students​ ​will​ ​be​ ​dismissed​ ​at​ ​11:30​ ​on:​ ​Friday,​ ​November​ ​17; Monday,​ ​November​ ​20;​ ​and​ ​Tuesday,​ ​November​ ​21. Wednesday,​ ​November​ ​22,​ ​will​ ​be​ ​an​ ​early​ ​release​ ​day​ ​to​ ​begin​ ​our​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​Holiday.​ ​Dismissal​ ​will be​ ​at​ ​11:30​ ​on​ ​that​ ​day.​ ​School​ ​will​ ​be​ ​closed​ ​on​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​Day,​ ​and​ ​on​ ​Friday,​ ​November​ ​24.​ ​School will​ ​reopen​ ​on​ ​Monday,​ ​November​ ​27. MA​ ​Safe​ ​Routes​ ​to​ ​School We​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​how​ ​our​ ​students​ ​get​ ​to​ ​and​ ​from​ ​school​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​plan​ ​safe​ ​and​ ​healthy transportation​ ​options.​ ​ ​Please​ ​complete​ ​one​ ​survey​ ​(​www.masaferoutessurvey.org​)​ ​for​ ​each​ ​child​ ​K-8th grade​ ​by​ ​Thursday,​ ​November​ ​16.​ ​The​ ​survey​ ​will​ ​take​ ​less​ ​than​ ​3​ ​minutes​ ​to​ ​complete.​ ​ ​ ​Please​ ​select “West​ ​Bridgewater”​ ​and​ ​then​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​school.​ ​If​ ​our​ ​school​ ​receives​ ​a​ ​50%​ ​response​ ​rate​ ​or​ ​higher​ ​we will​ ​earn​ ​a​ ​$250​ ​Visa​ ​gift​ ​card​ ​to​ ​be​ ​used​ ​towards​ ​walking/biking​ ​initiatives!​ ​The​ ​deadline​ ​to​ ​complete​ ​this survey​ ​is​ ​November​ ​16​th​.​ ​Thanks!​ ​Questions,​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​Julie​ ​Amaral​ ​at​ ​[email protected]​. Lifetouch​ ​Picture​ ​Retakes Lifetouch​ ​is​ ​scheduled​ ​to​ ​be​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Howard​ ​School​ ​on​ ​Wednesday,​ ​ ​November​ ​15​ ​for​ ​picture​ ​retakes​ ​and students​ ​who​ ​were​ ​absent​ ​for​ ​the​ ​first​ ​round.​ ​ ​If​ ​your​ ​child​ ​is​ ​doing​ ​a​ ​picture​ ​retake,​ ​please​ ​send​ ​in​ ​the original​ ​pictures​ ​you​ ​received​ ​from​ ​Lifetouch​ ​for​ ​your​ ​child​ ​to​ ​give​ ​to​ ​the​ ​photographer.​ ​ ​If​ ​you​ ​like​ ​the original​ ​picture​ ​better​ ​you​ ​will​ ​still​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​order​ ​them.

Library​ ​News A​ ​reminder​ ​to​ ​students​ ​to​ ​return​ ​overdue​ ​library​ ​books.​ ​ ​Please​ ​look​ ​through​ ​your​ ​locker​ ​and​ ​home​ ​for​ ​any library​ ​books​ ​that​ ​you​ ​may​ ​have​ ​forgotten​ ​about. School​ ​Committee​ ​Meeting Our​ ​next​ ​School​ ​Committee​ ​meeting​ ​will​ ​be​ ​on​ ​Monday,​ ​November​ ​13,​ ​at​ ​6:30​ ​p.m.​ ​in​ ​the​ ​High​ ​School Learning​ ​Commons​ ​area. Lunch/Recess​ ​Monitor​ ​Substitutes​ ​Needed The​ ​Howard​ ​School​ ​is​ ​in​ ​need​ ​of​ ​Lunch/Recess​ ​Monitor​ ​Substitutes.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​available​ ​on​ ​an​ ​on-call basis​ ​between​ ​the​ ​hours​ ​of​ ​11:00-1:30​ ​Monday​ ​through​ ​Friday,​ ​or​ ​occasionally,​ ​please​ ​call​ ​the​ ​Howard School​ ​office.​ ​We​ ​have​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​team​ ​of​ ​Lunch/Recess​ ​Monitors​ ​at​ ​our​ ​school,​ ​but​ ​on​ ​occasion​ ​they​ ​do need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​out​ ​of​ ​school.

Geo​ ​Bee​ ​Tryouts! Geography​ ​Bee​ ​Tryouts​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​in​ ​two​ ​weeks​ ​for​ ​4th​ ​&​ ​5th​ ​grade​ ​students​ ​and​ ​the​ ​following​ ​week​ ​for 6th​ ​Grade.​ ​ ​Here​ ​are​ ​the​ ​dates: 5th​ ​Grade:​ ​ ​Nov.​ ​13​ ​from​ ​2:30​ ​to​ ​4:00​ ​PM​ ​in​ ​Room​ ​19​ ​(Monday) 4th​ ​Grade:​ ​ ​Nov.​ ​15​ ​from​ ​2:30​ ​to​ ​4:00​ ​PM​ ​in​ ​Room​ ​19​ ​(Wednesday) 6th​ ​Grade:​ ​ ​Nov.​ ​13​ ​during​ ​each​ ​Social​ ​Studies​ ​Class​ ​(Monday) If​ ​your​ ​child​ ​is​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​competing​ ​they​ ​should​ ​let​ ​their​ ​homeroom​ ​teacher​ ​know.​ ​ ​Good​ ​luck​ ​studying and​ ​come​ ​see​ ​or​ ​email​ ​Mrs.​ ​Mills​ ​if​ ​you​ ​have​ ​questions​ ​about​ ​how​ ​to​ ​study:​ ​ ​[email protected]​. Thank​ ​you! Socktober We​ ​are​ ​thrilled​ ​to​ ​announce​ ​the​ ​Howard​ ​School​ ​has​ ​collected​ ​532​ ​pairs​ ​of​ ​socks​ ​to​ ​deliver​ ​to​ ​the​ ​homeless during​ ​the​ ​month​ ​of​ ​“Socktober”.​ ​Kids​ ​can,​ ​and​ ​do​ ​make​ ​a​ ​difference! Daylight​ ​Savings​ ​Time Remember​ ​to​ ​“fall​ ​back”​ ​this​ ​Saturday​ ​night​ ​for​ ​Daylight​ ​Savings​ ​Time.​ ​It​ ​will​ ​be​ ​brighter​ ​in​ ​the​ ​morning, but​ ​darker​ ​in​ ​the​ ​afternoons​ ​as​ ​our​ ​seasons​ ​get​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​change.

Inclusion​ ​Matters Please​ ​join​ ​Inclusion​ ​Matters​ ​for​ ​a​ ​meeting​ ​on​ ​Monday,​ ​November​ ​6,​ ​from​ ​6:00-7:30​ ​p.m.,​ ​with​ ​The Federation​ ​for​ ​Children​ ​with​ ​Special​ ​Needs​ ​as​ ​they​ ​present​ ​to​ ​our​ ​group​ ​"Parents,​ ​Students​ ​and​ ​Schools​ ​as Partners".​ ​ ​This​ ​meeting​ ​will​ ​help​ ​parents​ ​navigate​ ​the​ ​special​ ​education​ ​process​ ​and​ ​learn​ ​about​ ​the​ ​rights and​ ​responsibilities​ ​in​ ​special​ ​education.

PTO WHAT​ ​THE​ ​HECK?​ ​WRITE​ ​A​ ​CHECK:​ ​Back​ ​by​ ​popular​ ​demand.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​quick​ ​and​ ​easy​ ​way​ ​to contribute​ ​to​ ​the​ ​WBPTO​ ​without​ ​the​ ​pressure​ ​and​ ​worry​ ​of​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​sell​ ​something.​ ​There​ ​is​ ​nothing​ ​to buy​ ​and​ ​no​ ​time​ ​involved.​ ​Any​ ​donation​ ​is​ ​greatly​ ​appreciated!​ ​Make​ ​checks​ ​payable​ ​to​ ​“WBPTO”​ ​and include​ ​your​ ​phone​ ​number.​ ​Checks​ ​can​ ​be​ ​given​ ​to​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​teacher​ ​anytime​ ​during​ ​the​ ​year.

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​“Reading​ ​Roars!”​ ​with​ ​Mrs.​ ​Richmond​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ C​ongratulations​ ​to​ ​all​ ​the​ ​students​ ​who​ ​participated​ ​in​ ​the​ ​“Storybook​ ​Pumpkin​ ​Contest”!​ ​ ​You​ ​all did​ ​an​ ​amazing​ ​job​ ​and​ ​should​ ​be​ ​so​ ​proud​ ​of​ ​all​ ​your​ ​hard​ ​work! Thank​ ​you​ ​very​ ​much​ ​to​ ​the​ ​PTO​ ​for​ ​donating​ ​Amazon​ ​gift​ ​cards​ ​to​ ​our​ ​“Storybook​ ​Character Pumpkin”​ ​winners!

2017​ ​Howard​ ​School​ ​Storybook​ ​Character​ ​Pumpkin​ ​Winners

2017​ ​4th​ ​Grade​ ​Storybook​ ​Character​ ​Pumpkin​ ​Winners

Victoria​ ​DiMaggio​ ​-​ ​Whatever​ ​After​ ​Abby​ ​in​ ​Wonderland​ ​by​ ​Sarah​ ​Mlynowski Jacob​ ​Smith​ ​-​ ​Captain​ ​Underpants​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Wrath​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Wicked​ ​Wedgie​ ​Woman​ ​by​ ​Dav​ ​Pilkey

​​​ 2017​ ​5th​ ​Grade​ ​Storybook​ ​Character​ ​Pumpkin​ ​Winners

Ava​ ​O’Neil​ ​-​ ​Sisters​ ​by​ ​Raina​ ​Telgemeier Kyle​ ​Whitham​ ​-​ ​The​ ​Cafeteria​ ​Lady​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Black​ ​Lagoon​ ​by​ ​Mike​ ​Thaler

2017​ ​6th​ ​Grade​ ​Storybook​ ​Character​ ​Pumpkin​ ​Winners

​ ​Kendall​ ​Beady​ ​-​ ​The​ ​Jungle​ ​Book​ ​by​ ​Rudyard​ ​Kipling Kaylee​ ​Pettinelli​ ​-​ ​Monsters​ ​Inc.​ ​(Little​ ​Golden)

Please​ ​follow​ ​Brandi​ ​Richmond​ ​on​ ​Twitter​ ​@HowardReading

“The​ ​more​ ​that​ ​you​ ​read,​ ​the​ ​more​ ​things​ ​you​ ​will​ ​know.​ ​The​ ​more​ ​that​ ​you​ ​learn,​ ​the​ ​more​ ​places​ ​you'll go.” ―​ ​Dr.​ ​Seuss​,​ ​I​ ​Can​ ​Read​ ​With​ ​My​ ​Eyes​ ​Shut!

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