Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A new adjustment counselor will be needed at Weston's Field Elementary School.
Field School Adjustment Counselor Janine Halloran has announced she will resign at the end of the school year in order to spend time with her family. "We are very grateful for the diligent and caring support Ms. Halloran has provided the school over the past six years," wrote Field School Principal Matt Lucey in an announcement. "She will be missed but we are happy that her family will be the beneficiaries of this decision." The school will advertise for a new adjustment counselor and is working to organize a search committee to fill the position. Parent representatives interested in serving on the search committee should email Lucey at firstname.lastname@example.org. "Please join me in wishing Ms. Halloran all the best and warmly thank her for the …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
We have lunch menus for the Field School, Country School, Woodland and Weston Middle.
Students at Weston's schools will be served the following the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1. Nutrition information is available for each day's menu on the Weston Schools website. Menu at Field School: Jan. 28: Chicken Tenders, Brown Rice Pilaf, Black Bean Salad, Peach cup, Fresh Fruit Selection, Milk. Jan. 29: Taste Test Tuesday! Hot Dog in a Whole Wheat Roll, Ketchup and Mustard Packets, Potato Wedge, Seedless Grapes, Milk, Fresh Fruit Selection Jan. 30: Rotini with Meat Sauce, Roasted Zucchini, Mixed Fruit in Light Syrup, Milk, Fresh Fruit Selection Jan. 31: Domino's Cheese Pizza, Garden Salad, Pears, Fresh Fruit Selection, Milk Feb. 1: Beef Nachos, Salsa, Sour Cream, Black Bean & Corn Salad, Peaches, Fresh Fruit Selection, Milk Alternative …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The top 10 students in the preliminary round moved on to the school-wide Geography Bee.
Thursday, January 10
The information below was submitted by Field School Principal Matt Lucey. The grade 4 and 5 students of the Field School recently participated in the 25th Annual National Geography Bee, a nationwide contest open to students in grades 4-8. All students took part in the preliminary rounds of the Bee the week of Jan. 2 during class time. The top scoring students were invited to participate in the schoolwide Bee on Jan. 8. The finalists were Hayden Zeller, Tomily Torres, Brigitte Belanger, Ben Guzovsky, Alton Jenkins, Benjamin Chen, Debbie Lilly, Jonathan Enfield, Daniel Lydon and Josh Corbett. Belanger went on to win the school Bee and will be given a qualifying test to determine if she will be moving on to the state Bee, and then perhaps, …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The preliminary rounds of the national contest will take place during classes the week of Jan. 2, 2013.
Students at the Field School will have the opportunity to participate in the 25th Annual National Geography Bee. The national contest is open to students in grades 4 through 8, according to an announcement from the school. The preliminary rounds of the contest will take place during students' classes the week of Jan. 2, 2013. The top scoring students in those rounds will progress to the school-wide bee on Jan. 8 at 8:30 a.m. The winner of the school-wide bee will then take a qualifying test to determine whether he/she can progress to the state bee and perhaps the national competition. National Geographic releases sample questions students can view to better understand what to expect. In addtion, National Geographic also releases 10 …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The school department sent out a correspondence of action taken since the death of Field School fourth grade teacher Tuesday.
The Field Elementary School community is mourning the death of a fourth grade teacher. On Tuesday, the school department announced that teacher Fred Jordan died "suddenly." Grief counselors were at the school helping students cope with the tragedy yesterday. Students were made aware of Jordan's death in the morning, and were allowed to follow up with questions and concerns, according to a school announcement. "Teachers reported that students were varied in their responses and questions, which is expected developmentally," the announcement said. "There were some questions that were raised that teachers couldn’t answer for lack of information from Mr. Jordan’s family. Overwhelmingly, these conversations were described as thoughtful, calm …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Fred Jordan, a teacher at The Field School, died Tuesday.
The funeral for Fred Jordan, a fourth grade teacher at Field Elementary School, will be this Saturday at 11 a.m. The following information was sent in a note to families from Weston Superintendent Cheryl R. Maloney via Jordan's obituary: A service will be held for Fred this Saturday, October 27, at 11:00 am at the Carter Methodist Church in Needham, 800 Highland Ave. A collation will be held with the family in the church hall immediately after the service. There are no other visiting hours. Expressions of condolence may be sent to Fred's family’s home: 4 Cider Hill Lane, Sherborn MA 01770 . In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mercy Ships, P.O. Box 1930, Garden Valley, TX 75771 or Dover Sherborn Boosters, P.O. Box 1268, Sherborn, …
Tragedy strikes again.
1. Fourth grade teacher Fred Jordan died yesterday, according to a School Department Announcement. Funeral details are forthcoming. 2. Police reported a large silver pickup truck with three male occupants at Alphabet Lane yesterday afternoon. The school department said it was not suspicious but wanted to make parents aware. 3. The town is offering a free document shredding service today. Stop by the Council on Aging between 10 a.m. and noon. 4. The Planning Board will meetat 19 Silver Hill Road today at 8 a.m. 5. Let's beat Wayland!
Monday, May 7, 2012
Inaugural science fair promotes learning and fun with range of experts, experiments.
Science came to life for fifth graders on Friday, May 4, at the Field School, where students enjoyed a respite from their normal day while participating in a broad range of hands-on activities designed to enhance their science curriculum and show them the fun in science. The inaugural Science Inspirations Fair featured more than 50 student, parent, and community volunteers representing a variety of disciplines and areas of expertise, as well as other volunteer scientists who wanted to be part of the day, said fifth-grade teacher Patty Desmarais, who spearheaded the event. Desmarais said she was inspired to initiate the event as a way to thank all the teachers and staff who helped welcome her to the Field School, which she joined this year…
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Architect Jonathan Levi discusses plans at Feb. 29 meeting.
The latest renderings of the Field School were revealed in a meeting held Feb. 29 at the Case House, where Architect Jonathan Levi spoke about details of the new school building and what's changed since plans were last presented to the public last fall. Since Field School design funds were approved at Town Meeting in the fall, Levi said the architects worked to create a more detailed design of the school, while maintaining the look and feel the public saw then. "One of the things in the back of our minds was making certain the project development continues forward in the spirit of that design," Levi said. The plan presented last night included more detail, and spaces that had been refined. Building matrials have also been planned. The …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Parents meet with principal to discuss concerns.
Following the latest round of soil testing for arsenic that revealed additional "hot spots" at the Field School, school officials closed the fields behind the school for recess last week, saying they’ll take a cautious approach until the fields are remediated. Arsenic was first discovered in the fields last August, when a routine sweep of the soil in preparation for the Field School project found that levels exceeded allowable state minimums. At that time, according to an update by Weston Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Maloney on the Weston schools website, “a few of the samples indicated arsenic above acceptable levels and one reached the level of extremely hazardous.” According to the website, it is believed believed that arsenic was …