Minot News

Summer Reading Grades 3 & 4

Greetings Families, Caregivers and Students! Happy summer! We hope that you are enjoying the warmer days and longer moments to be outside. We also hope that you are relaxing here and there with a good book! We have posted a list of recommended reading for entering Grade 3 and Grade 4 students at Minot Forest School. We have also posted some sample templates that might help your child write a book talk, as well as a template to use. If you already have the ones that were sent home, don’t worry! These are the same. If the original notices found their way to a beach and never came back, here is some clarification. First, we want all of our kids to read. We hope that each child can have the opportunity to pick out a book of their own interest because the benefits are so positive, but we know that is not always possible. Therefore we have copies of the books that were used in the past available to children who can’t otherwise get a book. Each child needs to read at least one book and then prepare a book talk about it. The postings include websites that you can go to for more information and help. The template is there to guide you. Be as creative as you like. One book is the minimum; with reading more is always better! To make things even easier the Library now has extended hours, Spinney is open a few days a week and the Friends of the Library will be holding one of their wonderful used book sales shortly. So enjoy your summer and dive into some books and have fun!


Summer Reading

Sample Book Talk Template 1

Book Talk Tips

Summer Reading Websites

Book List Recommendations

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Letter to Parents/Guardians

Dear Parents/Guardians,
As we quickly approach the last day of school, our students, faculty and staff are gearing up to what we hope will be a relaxing and fun-filled summer vacation. For school and district administrators, this is an exciting time as well. It is a time to reflect on the successes of the past year and to put the final pieces in place for initiatives that will continue to improve our district even more in the coming school year.
We continually seek to improve, reach new heights and offer unique and challenging programming for all students. Your input is a valued and essential piece of the planning process. Please share your thoughts with us by completing a nine (9) question survey (link is attached) July 1, 2015.
I hope your child has enjoyed the educational journey and has grown socially and academically during this past year. Now it is time to look forward to summertime fun and rejuvenation.
Please look for summer updates as well as previews of coming events. We will be frequently updating the website and regularly posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I invite you to join us on social media if you have not as yet.
We are grateful for your support, humbled by your trust and are eagerly awaiting greeting your children on August 31st.
Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood

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Events for the Week of June 22

East Wareham Partnership
June 22-24 – Academic and Wellness Olympics
June 22 – Field Trip- Plymouth Walking Tour
June 23 – Field Trip – Sandwich Fish Hatchery
June 25 – Family Awards Barbecue
Last day of school – June 29th – dismissal time – 10:10 a.m.
Minot Elementary
June 22: Grade 4 Field Day for Houghton, Revene, Palker, Hennigan, Martins, Tierne, and Tetreault

June 23: Wareham Elementary PTA meeting, 6:00 PM at the Decas School

June 25: Grade 3 Field Trip to Cape Cod Canal Visitor’s Center for Conlon, Simms, Quimby

June 26: Grade 3 Field Trip to Cape Cod Canal Visitor’s Center for Johnson, Letourneau, Cardoso.
-Grade 4 Awards 9:30 for McNally, Jensen, Panzone, Potter, Houdlette, and Houghton and 10:15 for Revene, Palker, Hennigan, Martins, Tetreault, and Tierney.
Last day of school – June 29th – dismissal time – 10:50 a.m.
June 24, 2015 GRADE 1, TEAM 1 Field Trip BUTTONWOOD ZOO
June 25, 2015 GRADE 1, TEAM 2 Field Trip Buttonwood
Last day of school – June 29th – dismissal time – 10:50 a.m.
Middle School
June 22 – Grade 7 Field Day
June 22 – Grade 8 Yearbook Distribution
June 23 – Grade 8 Step Up Day at WHS
June 24 – Grade 7 Field Trip to Battleship Cove
June 24 – Grade 8 Boston Harbor Cruise
June 24 – Grade 6 Field Trip – Canal Cruise
June 25 & 26 – Grade 5 Field Trip to Buttonwood Park
June 25 – STEAM Team Canal Cruise
June 25 – Grade 8 Promotion/Dinner Dance 5-9PM @ WHS
June 26 – Grade 7 STEAM Awards
June 29 – Last Day, Dismissal at 10:00AM
High School
June 22nd -Dual Enrollment Cookout at 10:30 a.m. at WHS
June 23rd – Middle School Orientation from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30a.m. in the HS Auditorium & Cafeteria
June 24th – Final Exams
June 25th – Final Exams
June 26th – Final Exams
June 29 – Last Day, Dismissal at 10:00 AM

Student and Parent Tours
August 26th Decas
August 27th Minot.
Bus Route Information – Released week of August 10, 2015

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Events for the Week of June 15th – June 19th

Minot Forest

Monday , June 15
Minot Forest Book Fair begins. Evening event, 4:00-6:30 PM
WEA Volunteer Reception, 3:15

Tuesday, June 16
Book Fair open during the day
Band/Chorus students perform in school for grade 3 students

Wednesday, June 17
Grade 3 Field Day for: Johnson, Letourneau, DeGrace, Simms, Houghton, Tierney.
Book Fair open during the day

Thursday, June 18
Grade 3 Field Day for: Conlon, Cardoso, Atkinson, Fitzgerald, Quimby, Scannell
Book Fair open during the day

Friday, June 19
Grade 4 Field Day for: McNally, Jensen, Panzone, Potter, Houdlette, Scannell
Wax Museum, 9:30 for Ms. Johnson and Mrs. Letourneau’s rooms


June 17 – 18 – High School Final Exams

June 17 – 19 – Middle School PBL Projects for Presentation

June 17 – Field Trip 7th Grade MBL Woods Hole

June 18 – Field Trip 8th Grade MBL Woods Hole

June 19 – High School Field Trip Sandwich Fish Hatchery


Monday, June 15, 2015 Grade 2, Team 2 Heritage Museum

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 WEA Volunteer reception, 34
in the Decas Café.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 Kindergarten Field Trip, Heritage Museum

Friday, June 19, 2015 Kindergarten Field Trip, Heritage Museum
Wiz of Oz 1:30 For the parents of Mrs. Montrond’s class

Wareham Middle School

June 15 – Students of the Month Breakfast 9:00AM (Parents/Guardians invited)

June 15 – Talent Show 6:00PM

June 17 – Grade 5 Field Day

June 18 – Grade 6 Field Day

June 20 & 21 – Relay for Life

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