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Families:

Next week — our last full week of school — is Fox Hill’s annual Spirit Week. Here is the daily schedule of themes in the event your child would like to dress for the occasion:

Monday

‘Merica Monday: Show your USA pride! Wear red, white, and blue or stars and stripes.

Tuesday

Tourist Tuesday: Dress up as a tourist, ready to travel the world.

Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday: Wear your most mismatched outfit to show your creativity and uniqueness.

Thursday

Top Hat Thursday: Wear your fanciest clothes to school to honor fifth graders (and soon-to-be middle schoolers).

Friday

Flag Friday: Represent your Winter Olympic country by wearing your flag’s colors.

Happy Spirit Week!

Mrs. Jaffe

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MSMS Here We Come!

Dear Families:

There is a change in the air – a noticeable excitement and nervous energy throughout our classroom. Your children are excited for the summer to begin, yet they cling to the last remnants of what is familiar and comfortable. They complain nonstop about any demands I make on them (ha, ha!), but they are enjoying each and every remaining minute of life at Fox Hill School.

A group of sixth graders came back to visit Fox Hill last week. I saw them in the lobby at the end of the day when I was on bus duty. As I walked into our pod with them, one said to the others, “These hallways are so narrow!”  When your children walk out our classroom door and then the front doors to the school, they will wonder how they ever survived in such a small environment! This is so totally age appropriate and always endearing.

At the end of May, we visited Marshall Simonds Middle School. Students were able to walk down their hallway where they will take classes next year. When we returned to Fox Hill, we spent some time discussing questions and concerns about next year. I think it was very comforting to them. I also let students know then that there will be required summer reading for all sixth graders. I will send home a packet of information about this reading on the last day of school. 

The last couple of weeks have been filled with many culminating, end-of-year activities. Just over a week ago students enjoyed their final Fox Hill Field Day. The weather was beautiful, and a good time was had by all. Students also capped off their study of events leading up to the Revolutionary War with Independence Day. Everyone presented his/her project, games were played, and the day ended with a rousing game of human anagrams.

These final two weeks will be filled with more enjoyment, reminiscing, and it will all be capped off on Thursday, June 21, at Fifth Grade Reception. That marks students’ official rite of passage from elementary school to middle school. You can expect more information this week about the schedule for Fifth Grade Reception.=

Thank you for your support throughout the year. It has been a great year. Please enjoy this last blog post about what we have accomplished in May and what lies ahead these last two weeks of school.

– Mrs. Jaffe

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Independence Day — Huzzah!

A lively time was had by all students throughout our annual Independence Day activities. Presentations, games, and activities were the culmination of weeks of work in social studies and writing classes.

Mrs. Lee talks with Loyalists and Patriots about their presentations.
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Clean Up Day Tomorrow!

Families:

We follow the success of today’s Independence Day with Clean Up Day tomorrow. In an effort to promote leadership and responsibility and improve our environment, fifth graders will clean up the front of our school. Thank you Mrs. Spreadbury for recruiting some parent volunteers to help kids rake and plant flowers.

Please remind your child to dress appropriately; in particular, wear sneakers or other closed shoes.

Thank you!

Mrs. Jaffe

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CORRECTION!

Families …

Could everyone please send $2 for our arts specialists. Otherwise, we won’t have enough money!

Thank you,

Mrs. Jaffe

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Spring Concert Contribution

Dear Families:

Please help us recognize our wonderful arts specialists! Please send in $1 if your child is in chorus and $2 if your child is in band and chorus. We use this money to buy flowers for Mrs. Medico, Mrs. Harrigan, Mr. Scarpulla, and Mr. Napierkowski, We will present the flowers at the spring concert next Wednesday, May 30.

Thanks for your support!

Mrs. Jaffe

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Two Reminders and a Request

Students present their animal enclosure projects to second graders.

Dear Families:

I wanted to remind you that order forms for the spring concert T-shirt are due on Monday, May 7. Also, we are re-taking the fifth grade class picture on Monday in hopes that we can get an outdoor shot. This will happen at 8:45, so hopefully your child will be in school on Monday and will be on time! 

Lastly, I have a request. We are out of tissues and disinfectant wipes. It would really help us get through the balance of the year if some of you sent in a box of one or the other of these items. I sincerely appreciate your support.

Regards,

Mrs. Jaffe

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SPRING HAS FINALLY SPRUNG!

Dear Families:

How did March and April so completely get away from us?! My apologies for not updating this page sooner. Especially since I have been encouraging student bloggers to contribute their ideas, it has been a bit harder to keep to the same monthly updates as you have been used to from me.

This month I’m pleased that Rachel Jappe and Bella Fine are providing updates on what we’ve done in math and science. I hope you enjoy their contributions.

Busy, busy, busy is the buzz about the classroom! I’m sure you feel the same way in your own lives. Please continue to check in with your children about the many exciting activities and events that mark their last spring at Fox Hill School. It will certainly be a memorable one.

Check out each blog page to learn more about what your children are doing in each subject. As always, feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. You may reach me by phone at 781.238.5684 or by email at jaffe@bpsk12.org.

Happy Spring!

– Mrs. Jaffe

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CORRECTION!

Families:

The field trip notice that went home today has the wrong date at the top. The correct date for the field trip to the Concord Museum is Tuesday, April 24. Sorry for the confusion.

Mrs. Jaffe

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Reminder!

Hello Families:

This is just a quick reminder about Fox Hill’s upcoming Geography Night. Click here to view the recent flyer that was sent home about it.

Enjoy your weekend.

Regards,

Mrs. Jaffe

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