Friday, September 25, 2015

Week 4

Thanks for supporting our team!
Many students will benefit from the scholarships!  
"Home computers are being called up on to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog!"



Friendly reminder! Please be sure to pick up a Visitor badge and sign in at the Delaney or Annex office before entering the school.

Now that we have reached the end of September, it is important to remember that K-3 students need to walk independently to their classrooms. Parents accompanying children may stop in the office if support is needed, but please refrain from walking your child to the classroom door.

When planning appointments for your child(ren) please try to avoid the end of day, especially when they have a special. When they leave early from a once per week class, they miss content that is not easily made up.
Students that are being  picked up in office before end of school day due to unforeseen circumstances...
Please plan to pick up your student at their respective office!

Grades 2 and 3  at the Janelli Annex Office (Mrs. Dumas)

Pre-K, K and 1 Delaney Office (Mrs. Rando, Ms. Best)

Fountas & Pinnell testing has been taking place in September......... these baseline assessments give tremendous amounts of information to the classroom teacher about your child's reading and comprehension levels.

The Wrentham Public Schools Special Education Parent
Advisory Council (SEPAC) would like you to join them for coffee and discussion to support children with special
needs and their families, and to work toward understanding, respect support and appropriate education for all children and families with special needs in our community.
When and Where:  Wednesday, September 30, 2015
(Rescheduled from September 23rd)
Time:  8:30 a.m.  Delaney School Teachers Room
Please RSVP to one of the following chairs:
Sandra Soucy
Carrie Cooke

After School Enrichment Program!Check out the great offerings!
Session 1:  October 19 through December 18
Registration Requests due by Wednesday, Sept. 30th
Download application from WPS website.  Completed applications can be dropped off in the Annex, the Delaney office or be given to the teacher.

The Wrentham Food Pantry is always in need of non-perishable food items. They can be placed in the rolling bins in the lobbies of the Delaney School.

Reminder: Please use extreme caution while driving or walking in the Delaney Parking lot.

  Wrentham Public Schools-Bus Change Requests
 Procedure Update-September 2015
Bus changes will not be approved for any other reason than childcare purposes. 
Effective immediately, bus change requests will be made through the administrative assistants in both Delaney and Roderick Schools.
A request for a change from the student’s regularly assigned bus must be made by email to the following:

Delaney School:
Roderick School:
The request will be forwarded to the district bus coordinator who will determine if there is enough seating on the new bus.
The district bus coordinator will notify the office of approval and an email will be sent to parents/guardians and classroom teacher to confirm the change.
Please expect the process to take a few days from the initial email request.
Contacting the building principal will no longer be necessary.


Movie Picnic night

Don't forget, tonight's the night for the Family Picnic/Movie Night.  Pack a picnic dinner and blanket, sit back and enjoy a family movie night under the stars.  The movie will be shown in the Delaney field near the bus circle at 7:00 p.m.  The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. We hope to see you there.

The Meadowlands Farms fundraiser has been extended for online orders only until Wednesday, September 30th.  Paper forms are due today.......Great job by everyone!!!  Keep going!!!

First PTO Meeting of the Year! 
Come and Get Involved!
Tuesday September 29th  7 p.m.
Delaney Teacher's Room
See you there!



Halloween Hustle- Volunteers needed along the route.  Mark you calendars, Sunday, October 25th, the PTO and West are joining forces to raise money for the Wrentham Elementary Schools Playground Fund.  Check out the PTO Newsletter for further details! or check out the PTO Facebook page for more information and to register.

Only 2 slots left for the WEST fall mini fundraiser!

Save the Date
Saturday February 6th
Showcase Live!


This fall the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is teaming up with Cradles to Crayons for our annual winter coat drive.  We are looking to collect gently used and new winter coats for infants, toddlers and children as Cradles to Crayons expect over 17,000 requests for coats this winter alone.   The boxes will be in the Delaney school lobbies.







What is Fountas and Pinnell Testing?
     The Fountas And Pinnell Baseline Assessment Assessment System is one-on-one (student to teacher) assessing to determine students' independent and instructional reading levels. This allows teachers to plan differentiated instruction that best meets the needs of students. Student progress can be documented across a school year and across grade levels.

Thank you for reading and viewing.

Colleen Wagstaff
Delaney Principal







Friday, September 18, 2015

Week 3

Thank you Delaney parents for attending Open House and for indulging my new format. I hope it was informative and gave you a glimpse into our mission and activities! We had a great turnout and it was wonderful to see all of you again!
The Delaney Playground Committee will have our first meeting this coming Wednesday. Please look for more information to come about our exciting plans.
BOKS is a before-school (7:30A.M.) exercise and activity program for Roderick and Delaney Students. Delaney students can participate on Thursday mornings. 
To register your children, please send an email to Donna Morin at
 After School Enrichment!! 
Session 1:      October 19th-December 18th
Registration Requests due by Wednesday, Sept. 30th
Wrentham Public Schools SEPAC
Special Education Parent Advisory Committee
Wednesday September 23rd, 2015
Delaney School Teacher's Room
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Please RSVP to one of the SEPAC Co-Chairs
Sandra Soucy
Carrie Cooke 

Friday September 25th
6:00 Bring your own picnic
7:00 Movie on Delaney back field!
PTO Meeting: Tuesday September 29th  7p.m.
Delaney Teacher's Room
See you there!

Meadow Farms Fundraising is in process!  Thank you from the PTO!

Halloween Hustle


Fun Run and 5 K
Sunday, October 25, 2015


You are in for a treat! Join us for our first annual Halloween Hustle Fundraiser to support the Wrentham Elementary Schools Playground Fund. In the spirit of Halloween, come dressed in costume and bring the whole family for a ghoulishly good time!

When:             Sunday, October 25, 2015
Where:            Wrentham Elementary School Bus Circle, 120 Taunton Street, Wrentham MA 02093 Race Route:   
 The race will begin at the bus circle and proceed down the access road along the side of the Roderick building and turn right onto Randall Road. At the end, turn Right onto South Street, Right onto Common Street, and Right onto Taunton Street. Continue all the way to Beech Street and turn around and run back up Taunton Street to the bus circle where the race ends. The 3.1 mile route will be clearly marked.
Events:            Monster Dash for children ages 3 to 7 years old
1 Mile Fun Run for children ages 5 to 12 years old 5K Run/Walk for all ages
Time:               9:00 am Race Day Check In & Registration begins at the Bus Circle 10:15 am Monster Dash begins
10:30 am 1 Mile Fun Run begins
11:00 am 5K Runners and Walkers Start at the Bus Circle 12:00 pm Race Awards, Costume Contest and Music
Parking:          Parking is available in the Delaney School Parking Lot at 120 Taunton Street and in the Sweat Field/Fiske Library parking lots located at the end of Randall Road that are behind the Roderick School. Overflow to the Wrentham Town parking lot at the corner of routes 1A and 140. No parking in the bus circle in front of the Roderick School.
Pricing:           Individual 5K rate $30          1 Mile Fun Run $15             Monster Dash $10 Family rate $80 (4+ family members any and all races)
Receive a free t-shirt if you register by October 16th!

*Day of Race Registration Rate $35 for 5K, Monster Dash $10, Fun Run $15 No T-Shirts

Awards:          Awards will be given to the top 5K finishers in each category
(ages 5-10, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ ) and for the Best Child and Adult Costumes!

Sunday, October 25, 2015
Registration Form:
City:                                                                    State:              Zip Code:                                    
Phone Number:                                                   Email:                                                                 

Date of Birth:      /      /      


Gender:  M / F  (circle one)

Shirt Size: Youth XS S  M L XL  Adult Unisex S M L XL XXL  XXXL  (circle one)

Registering for(circle one):    5K $30

1 Mile Fun Run $15 Monster Dash $10

*Please Attach Registration Forms for Additional Family Members. (4+ Family Members Receive $80 Family Rate)

Payment: Checks may be written out to Wrentham PTO. Please send registration forms with payment to Wrentham PTO at 120 Taunton Street, Wrentham MA 02093.
General Waiver: I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may hav e against, its affiliates, and subsidiaries, and their respective directors, and employees, and sponsors, coordinating groups and any individuals associated with First Annual Wrentham Elementary Schools Halloween Hustle on 10/25/2015, their representatives, successors and assigns, and will hold them harmless for any and all injuries suffered in connection with this event. I attest that I am physically fit to compete in this event. Athlete is fully aware of the risks and hazards inherent in participating in the Event and hereby elects to voluntarily parti cipate, knowing the risks associated with the Event. Athlete hereby assumes all risks of loss(es), damage(s), or injury(ies) that may be sustained by him/her while participating in the Event. Further, I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use my likeness in all media including, but not limited to photographs, broadcasts, newspapers, brochures, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose w ithout compensation. Athlete acknowledges that the entry fee   paid is non-refundable and non-transferable. Athlete acknowledges and agrees that First Annual Wrentham Elementary Schools Halloween Hustle, in its sole discretion, may delay or cancel the Event if it believes the conditions on the race day are unsafe. In the event the Event is delayed or cancelled for any reason, including but not limited to: fire, threatened or actual strike, labor difficulty, work stoppage, insurrection, war, public disaster, flood, unavoidable casualty, acts of God or the elements (including without limitation, rain, hail, hurricane, tornado, earthquake), or any other cause beyond the control of First Annual Wrentham Elementary Schools Halloween Hustle there shall be no refund of the entry fee or any other costs of Ath lete in connection with the Event. ATHLETE HAS READ THE FOREGOING AND INTENTIONALLY AND VOLUNTARILY SIGNS THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT. IF ATHLETE IS UNDER AGE 18 HIS/HER PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST SIGN THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER
AGREEMENT. Athlete's Parent or Guardian's signature above certifies that my son/daughter/ward has my permission to participate in the Event. Athlete's Parent/Guardian has read and understands the foregoing RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT (above) and by signing intentionally and voluntarily agrees to its terms and conditions. Athlete's Parent/Guardian further certifies that my son/daughter/ward is in good physical condition and is able to safely participate in the Event. I hereby authorize medical treatment for him/her and grant access to my child's medical records as necessary and as stated above.
Signature: _                                                                                _ (signature of parent or guardian if under 18) Date:                              
*By signing here you agree to the above Waiver

Interested in being a Sponsor? Companies that provide sponsorship of $250 will have their corporate logo prominently displayed on all race t-shirts and included in all promotional materials. You will also be given one complimentary race entry. Please contact Shannon at if you are interested!

Please contact us at if you have any questions!

Rewards:  Box Tops:  Collection Boxes in the Delaney Cafeteria, Annex entryway and at the Fiske Library, or the classroom teacher.

Stop and Shop Rewards: Please register your card to our school!




Don't forget to read the PTO Newsletter for more fun and exiting information, including the movie night, to be held on Friday night , September 25th

WEST News:


Please mark your calendars for our first ever WEST Battle of the Bands on February 6th at Showcase Live in Foxboro!  All proceeds from the night will be used to fund innovative educational programs for the Wrentham Public Schools.  It's sure to be a rockin' good time!



Kids Fall Mini Session Fundraiser   Karen Moriarty Photography

Tuesday,October 13th  

To Book:  email  Shannon 



A former student with a new friend!

What is the difference between a Reading Specialist and a Literacy Specialist?

Literacy specialists are helping our most needy students with all aspects of literacy (reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language) as defined in the 2011 Massachusetts English Language Arts frameworks.They are still providing direct, specialized reading instruction for students that struggle THE MOST with reading, but their responsibilities go beyond the scope of reading.

Why aren't we receiving automated phone calls when our children are absent?
The system has not been working correctly and is under repair. We hope to have it working soon. Thank you for your patience.
Thank you for reading and viewing!
Colleen Wagstaff
 Delaney Principal