January News

January 4, 2018


Dear Families,


Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and school vacation week!  It was wonderful to welcome students back to school on Tuesday and to hear about all their adventures over the break.  I am sure many students were excited about the snow day today!  Hopefully, we’ll be able to settle back into our regular routines shortly.


McGovern News:


  • Although we go outside on most days, temperatures have been frigid this week!  For days that we do go out, it is important that students have what they need to be comfortable and safe in the cold.  Please help your children to remember warm coats, hats, mittens, boots and snow pants so that they are able to comfortably play in the cold and snow.  Thank you for your support with this!


  • The Medway Public Schools are deeply committed to educating the whole child.  In addition to a robust curricular experience in the core academic areas, we pride ourselves in the experiences that our learners have in the fine and performing arts, and wellness (physical education, recess and health).   In an effort to ensure equity of experience in physical education for our kindergarten and grade 1 students, we will be shifting our schedule at our mid-year point, starting the week of January 22.    During the first half of the year, some students participated in  PE once a week, while other students participated in  PE twice per week.   This schedule shift will allow those students who were scheduled for PE once a week, to now participate twice a week through the remainder of the school year. Students who participated in  PE twice a week during the first half of the year, will engage in  another allied arts class in place of the second PE beginning the week of January 22.  Our goal is to create a schedule in the future that supports participation in physical education twice per week for all students. Please reach out to me with questions.  


  • Medway T.H.R.I.V.E. has a number of upcoming events!  Their next event, “Celebrating Differences,” will take place on January 17th, from 7-9 PM in the Medway Middle School Auditorium.  Click here to access a flyer with more information.


  • Harvest of the Month - The Harvest of the Month Program encourages students to try a variety of fruits and vegetables throughout the course of the school year.  By preparing fresh produce in a variety of styles, students are more likely to sample a fruit or vegetable.  This month’s Harvest of the Month is tomato.  Here you will find a list of what we will be offering for the rest of the school year, a list of all of the ingredients included in these recipes and potential allergens: Harvest of the Month Ingredient List.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our School Nurse or the Director of Wellness.


  • Throughout the entire month of January, the Medway Public Library is hosting some programs and events for children of all ages.  Click here to read more about what the public library has to offer!  


Upcoming dates:

Friday, January 12 - No School - Professional day for teachers and staff


Monday, January 15 - No School - Martin Luther King Day


Please stay safe and warm today!

Best regards,


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