November 2021 Newsletter

November 2021 Newsletter
Posted on 11/03/2021

Parent Newsletter

November 2021



If your child will be absent from school, please call the main office at 978-694-6070 and choose option 1. When you leave a message, please be sure to include the room number and the reason for your child’s absence. Remember, your child needs to be symptom-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication before they return to school after an illness.


Communication with Mrs. Hilliard, School Nurse

If you have any health-related questions or need to speak with Mrs. Hilliard regarding your child, please call the health office directly at 978-694-6026 or email her at


Picture Day – November 8th

Bring your smile to school on Monday, November 8th! Online ordering is available at and the school ID is EVT3VR2GP. If using the paper order form, please have your child bring it with them on picture day.


Thank you

We would like to thank the many sponsors who donated to the Joanne Benton WEF walk. The students looked very festive in their costumes and had a lot of fun during the parade. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!


Little Free Library

Our Little Free Library will be ready after Thanksgiving break! The purpose of the library is to promote literacy and to allow students to add books to their collections.  We know having access to a variety of books helps improve reading skills while promoting a love of reading.  Children, like adults, develop a favorite author, subject, or genre.  This is a great opportunity to explore the many types of literature available.  The idea of a Little Free Library is to leave a book, take a book and read it.  Students should bring in a book that they have enjoyed but no longer want.  They will then select another book to take home.  The students can keep the selected book or they can read it and bring it back for another book.  The books that the students bring must be in excellent condition and age/grade appropriate.  Favorite family read-a-loud, non-fiction books, poetry, and easy readers are all excellent choices to share.

The library will be a rolling cart located in the lobby. Your children can visit the library any day during snack or indoor recess.  Beginning the week of November 29th, the library will be outside the front door every Wednesday from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm for families to use - weather permitting!


November Community Project

This month students will be collecting food for the Wilmington Food Pantry. Please send in non-perishable items to be distributed to families in need. Students may bring their donations and place them in the box located in the front office.


Physical Education Reminder

To ensure your child’s safety, we ask that your child wear sneakers on the days he/she has gym class. Thank you! J


Wilmington Educational Foundation (WEF) Clothing Bin

If you have gently used clothing, shoes, stuffed animals, etc. you would like to donate, place them in the WEF clothing bin located at the front driveway of our school. All donations must be in a plastic bag. Please do not donate toys or leave donations outside the bin on the ground. For every ton, the WEF will receive $100 that will support educational opportunities for all our students.


Parent Advisory Council

Our next PAC meeting will be held on Monday, November 15, 2021 beginning at 9:30 am. If interested in joining us, please email to receive the Zoom invite. Also, be sure to read the November PAC newsletter that was sent home in your child’s backpack for updates! Thanks for your continued support!


Lunch Menu

The monthly lunch menu is available online at Choose the Our District tab then click on Food Service to view the menu and other important information.



Please follow the school’s Twitter account Boutwell School@Boutwell36 for school updates, general information, and a sneak peek into the classrooms!


Upcoming Dates to Remember

November 8th – Picture Day J

November 11th – No School - Observance of Veterans Day

November 15th – PAC Meeting at 9:30 am

November 18th – School Advisory Council Meeting at 9:30 am

 November 24th – 26th – No School – Thanksgiving Break


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