Stanley Elementary School
10 Whitman Road
Swampscott, MA 01907
Phone (781) 596-8837
Fax (781) 592-9500
I gave teachers this week and next week off from Stanley Family Weekly entries in honor of all their hard work to plan, prepare and hold parent conferences. We do have last week’s entry from Melissa Breen for the Discovery Learning Center.
Gelfand Family Charitable Trust for STEM
Please see the attached flier about the GFCT.
Please pull all the way up to the end of the orange fire lane line at morning drop off so the maximum number of cars can drop off simultaneously. This results in more students arriving on time.
Community Flyers Reminder:
Thank you to Terri Morgen and all the incredible Library volunteers for devoting so much time, energy and care to our Library program!
Thank you to Emily Walger, Rachel Dicker and Sheila Yang for their terrific work on cultural arts programs such as the recent Museum of Science Animal Adaptations program and the Poet-in-Residence program.
DLC, Ms. Breen
As Halloween rapidly approaches students have been enjoying the book “We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt” by Kris Hirchmann.~In order to show their creative side they decorated their own haunted house with pumpkins, black cats and a spooky ghost!~ Ask your child what their favorite Halloween words are. What’s Halloween without bats! After enjoying the story of “Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon students created their very own bats and sang songs related to facts about bats. Since the DLC is a multi-grade classroom students continue to work on their~own curriculum.
Kindergarten continues to work on letters and letter sounds. Some third graders continue to work on place value. Some also started working on addition problems and properties of addition while others are working on prepositions. Fourth grade is working on their October Biography Book Report Project and learning about those tricky homophone spelling words.~ Band has returned to Stanley School and our fourth grader is excited to be part of it.
Our lunch lines are moving with incredible speed as a result of the great teamwork of Marylou Mihovan, Nancy Roy, Tom Bartholomew and Leroy Lowry. We also have a new color coded ticket system which results in much greater clarity and efficiency at the register. It takes a village!