Lane School Notes - 4/28/17

Lane School Notes 4/28/17

Weekly Information to Keep you Up To Date!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Lane School Notes

4/28/17

 

April 29                         Lane School Garden Clean-up - See below for details

May 3                           Grade 5 Class Picture @ 8:30 am (Raindate 5/4) - More info to follow

May 4                           Green Team - 7:30 am

May 5                           Baseball/Softball Day!

May 11 & 12                  Grade 5 Field Trip to Take Flight - More info to follow

May 15                         Second Grade Parent Meeting - 9:30 am & 6:00 pm (choose one time)

May 23                         Grade 3 Foreign Language Concert - 1:30-2:30

May 24, 25, 26              MCAS Make-up Day

May 25                         Grade 3 - Sturbridge Village - More info to follow

May 26                         Electronics Day

May 29                         No School - Memorial Day

May 30 & 31                 Grade 5 Field Trip to Lexington - More info to Follow

May 31                         Grade 3 - Job Lane House

May 31                         Lane Spring Concert @ BHS @ 7:00 pm

June 1 & 2                    Grade 5 Field Trip to Lexington - More info to Follow

June 1                          Grades 3 & 4 Field Day

June 2                          Grades 3 & 4 Field day Raindate

June 2                          Grades Close

June 5 & 7                    Grade 2 students visit Lane

June 9                          Grade 5 Challenge Day

June 12                        Grade 5 visits JGMS - during school

June 12                        Challenge Day Raindate

June 14                        Grade 5 Evening Social

June 15                        Chorus Field Trip

June 16                        Grade 5 - Invention Convention

June 22                        Last day of school  - Early Early Dismissal @ 11:35

                                   Report Cards Issued

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

THIS SATURDAY- LANE SCHOOL GARDEN CLEAN UP

APRIL 29, 2017 (9AM-11AM)- Here at Lane School

 

I would be hard pressed to find any school in Massachusetts that could say they have a garden as good as ours!  Each year our students, faculty, and the local food pantry benefit from our expansive school garden.  We learn from this hands-on curriculum and we get to eat up the results (literally)! During the summer months we donate any harvested produce to the local food pantry and during the school year we enjoy the produce here in our own cafeteria.

 In order for our community to continue each year with such a wonderful learning opportunity a lot needs to be done- we can't do it alone.  We are asking for volunteers who can give us a few hours this Saturday morning (April 29th from 9AM- 11AM) to come out and help us clean the garden beds and surrounding area so that they are ready for our new produce to be planted.  Each year our garden gets better and better and this year we will installing a larger chicken coop and a new greenhouse!  Parents, grandparents, and children are all welcome to help!  Please send me an email letting me know if you are able to join us this Saturday.  

On a side note:  If you are able to help us out and gardening tools are welcomed (wheel barrows, rakes, shovels, etc..)

We will be weeding, raking, mulching, possibly building a shed (coop) and other general clean up activities.  

 

 

2017  - 5th Grade Class Picture......will be taken on Wednesday,  May 3 @ 8:30am

Wearing Blue (Smith) Deisenroth / Zavalick / Lerra / Williams

Wearing White (Post) Stone / Dick / Singh / Curro

Please be prepared to wear the right color shirt for your class photo!!!! 

(Rain date Thursday,  May 4)

LOST & FOUND

While it is almost May, and the warm weather is more frequent, we still have winter hats and gloves in our Lost & Found - LOTS OF THEM! There are also a few pairs of snow pants and a bunch of sweatshirts and jackets. Please take a moment to come by and look and see if anything belongs to your child. Thank you!

Teacher Appreciation Week is Next Week, May 1-5!
 

BEST still needs lots and lots of help with set up and clean up at both Davis and Lane AND more raffle items for the teachers!  Thank you to those who have generously committed to donate food, items, and your time!  Please click here to learn more:  http://mailchi.mp/bedford/stand-up-for-inclusion-more-on-teacher-appreci... day is fast approaching! Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day will take place on Wednesday, May 3rd. Hundreds of events will occur all over the state, with thousands of students walking or riding their bikes to school.

Walk or Biking to School is an option to consider on almost any day, but our event days are extra special!  Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day is a statewide event organized through the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS). Last year, the Commonwealth set a record with nearly 300 schools participating in events throughout the state.  These events to help increase the visibility of walking and biking in Massachusetts while showcasing the benefits of healthy transportation in our community.

Families are encouraged to Walk and Bike to School on their own or join an event:
Lane School:
●“Walking School Bus” will launch at 7:45AM from St. Paul's parking lot on Pine Hill. This is an approximately 1 mile walk through the neighborhoods to Lane.

●”Biking Train” will meet at 7:30AM at Depot Park on Loomis St.
This will be an independent ride of students and parents but with some volunteers including Mr. Ackerman and Mr. Kinney to help shepherd the event. Helmets required.
                Morning Ride:
                7:30 AM: meet at Depot Park on Loomis Street for approximately 2.0 mile ride on rail trail to school,                 approximately 25 minute ride uphill.
                Afternoon Return Ride:
                1:15 PM: leave Job Lane for approximately 15 minute ride downhill
                1:30 PM: parent pickup at Depot Park.
                Students may ride one way if school is notified.
                Parents are highly encouraged to join either ride!
                Poor weather forecast will cancel the biking school bus.

●Another option:
The Middlesex Community College Overflow Lot connects to the Bike Trail and is a great drop off point for those who want a short (10 min) walk or quick bike ride to Lane but cannot walk/bike from their neighborhood!  This is a great alternative to ease congestion (and stress) on the Lane campu

 

 

Don't miss your chance to get a T-shirt with your registration for the BEST/PTO Color Run on June 3!

Click here to register now! https://bestcolorrun.webconnex.com/June3

 

BEST/PTO E-Newsletter and Volunteer Opportunities!

The Davis Art Room, Davis and Lane Libraries. and Davis and Lane Cafeterias need YOU!

Find out more about volunteering in the schools, school events, and community events in our weekly newsletter, Bits From BEST!  Read our April 14 issue here: http://mailchi.mp/bedford/bits-from-best-april-14-2017

Sign up to receive our emails here: http://www.bedford.k12.ma.us/district-links/pages/ptobef-mai

If you would like to volunteer in the library, art room, lunch room, or for special events, fill out our annual online volunteer packet here: https://goo.gl/forms/ESMz8DiPRejKNmHk1

 

 

April 29 4:00pm,Community Event - Stand Up for Inclusion -  Bedford High School

Join us as we welcome Pamela Schuller to share her uplifting and inspiring life's experiences about Celerbrating our Differences to build a stronger community.

 

www.StandUpInclusion.com

Pamela Schuller is an internationally known inclusion advocate. Her extraordinary personal story of growing up with the most severe known case of Tourette syndrome in the United States—and turning that challenge into professional and personal success—is engaging, funny, a little bit heart wrenching, and deeply meaningful.  Pamela holds a BA in Psychology and Youth Outreach Through and an MA in Child Advocacy and Policy. Pamela is also a stand-up comedian, probably because she sees the world from a different point of view: one where eye-level is four-foot-seven and barking without provocation is a completely normal and entertaining part of her day. She embraces what makes herself unique while challenging communities to view inclusion differently

$5 donations greatly appreciated to help offset the costs of this event.

 

Hi all, 

Students are now constructing a water jug igloo in the Lane Library/MakerSpace...if you use the gallon-sized water jugs, please send them in any time!

Thank you, 

Ms. Coviello

 

 

 

 

MCAS 2.0 Schedule 2016-2017

Testing will begin between 8:30 and 9:00 am

May 2017

May 2

Grade 5

Science

 

May 4

Grade 4

Math

Herman/Farrell

May 5

Grade 4

Math

Herman/Farrell

May 8

Grade 4

Math

Love/Lee

May 9

Grade 4

Math

Love/Lee

May 10

Grade 5

Science

 

May 11

Grade 4

Math

Leonard/Campbell

May 12

Grade 4

Math

Leonard/Campbell

May 15

Grade 4

Math

Elien/Colpoys

May 16

Grade 4

Math

Elien/Colpoys

May 18

Grade 3

Math

 

May 19

Grade 3

Math

 

May 22

Grade 5

Math

 

May 23

Grade 5

Math

 

May 24

Make-up

 

 

May 25

Make-up

 

 

May 26

Make-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Karen