Friday, November 30, 2012

November 9-30, 2012

A Season of Giving 
We are thrilled that the Freeman-Kennedy School and staff are participating in the Santa Foundation, a federally approved charitable organization that provides gifts to families in need during the holiday season.  This year, we are sponsoring 5 families in need this within our community.  There is a bulletin board located near the main office decorated with snowflakes and snowmen with gift items needed.  Currently, we have 8 gift items left ranging from gift cards and clothing for children.  If you would like to participate in the season of giving, please take a snowman or snowflake directly from the bulletin board or contact Ms. Lassey at school for items needed.  Gift items should be brought to school by Monday, December 10, 2012.  Gifts do not need to be wrapped; however, donations of wrapping paper are always welcome.  We thank everyone in advance for helping others in need.

Bucket Fillers Over The Last Few Weeks

Ryan A. (Mrs. McFadden's Class) He let Mrs. McFadden know that I was raising my hand.
Connor R. (Mrs. McFadden's Class) Connor always says thank-you to me when I read to him.

Jack H. (at recess) When I got an interception at recess he said, "Great Catch!"
Carson (Mrs. Pericle's Class) At lunch a friend helped me out!
Maggie D. (Mrs. Pericle's Class) Maggie would play with me on the playground when I was alone, and she knows what to say when I'm down. 
Jamie G. (Mrs. Klassman's Class) She has been a good friend and plays with me at recess.
Mia S. ( Mrs. Pericle's Class) She gave up her chance to be the "speaker" of her group during Social Studies.
Emma G. (Mr. Brogan's class) She always keeps me informed of some things I have missed when I am not in the classroom, and I'm thankful for that.

Nick M. (Mrs. Johnston's Class) While doing really challenging math work Nick high-fived another for getting her problem correct.
Ava C. (Mrs. Johnston's Class) She picked up my folder for me!
Annie D. (Mrs. Johnston's Class) My friends asked me to play with them!

Jack M. (Mrs. Longobardi's Class)  Jack took it upon himself to clean up all the scraps on the floor after class art project.
Jack H. (Mrs. Klassman's Class) He is helpful to the students that sit next to him.
Paige K. (Mr. Murray's Class)  She stuck up for a friend in class.
Catie W. (Mr. Murray's Class) She asked me to play with her out at recess.
Kevin N. (Mr. Murray's Class) He came and sat with another at lunch who was by himself.
Julia M. (Mrs. Longobardi's Class) She helped a student pick up a spilled snack.
Tori C. (Mr. Brogan's Class) She sat with someone on the school bus who didn't have anyone to sit with.

New England Region Division 1 Play-Offs
Jack C., Ethan S., Patrick W., Nolan G., Tim D., Jack W., and Terry M. recently played in a Division I play-off football game! Congrats to all of you on this wonderful accomplishment!

Art Work at Freeman-Kennedy School
Students in grades 5 and 6 created WANTED posters about a positive characteristic or trait!

All Soul's Day
Students in grade 5 created happy skeleton figures!

Tyler C. created a dinosaur bone picture!

Lilia A. created a monarch butterfly picture!

Students in grades 3 and 4 have created self portraits of themselves using a shattered mirror technique. 

Supporting all the victims of Hurricane Sandy!!

Students and staff wore their favorite hat to school on Friday, November 30, 2012.  Each student that wore a hat donated $2.00 for the victims affected by Hurricane Sandy.  We collected a total of $720.00.  The money raised will go towards new books for schools, libraries, and homes in the areas destroyed by the hurricane.  In addition, First Book Publishing Partners, a non-profit organization that began this program,will double our donation.  First Book has also partnered with the American Federation for Teachers and the Albert Shanker Institute and they will donate so our total donation will end up being tripled.  

Have a wonderful weekend!
Lisa Altham-Hickey

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