Friday, December 18, 2015

week 16


It's not about what I can get, 
it's about what I can give!


      On behalf of the Project Mitten families in Wrentham, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people and organizations for their tremendous kindness and generosity: The Wrentham Elementary School Staff, The Wrentham Police Department, Marianne O’Brien and The Wrentham Lions Club, Joan Korslund, Jane Robinson, and The Wrentham Holly Club,  The Wrentham Cooperative Bank, The Keefe family and their neighbors, The Gresham Family, Shirley Brady and The Wrentham Developmental Center EDCO, Wood & Gresham P.C. (Attorneys at Law) and a very special thanks to Mrs. Kerry Richardson, Mrs. Julie Cashman and Mrs. Jill Goddard our wonderful Elves.  It is because of these magnificent people and organizations that Project Mitten helped 33 families with 60 children to have a glorious and joyful Christmas! It was a huge success!
     There is nothing greater in life than giving to others. You all made a difference in the lives of these families through your generosity and thoughtfulness!  I extend to all of you a heartfelt THANK YOU!

I feel so proud to be part of such an amazing community!
May your New Year bring you peace, health, and happiness!

Toni Rando
Project Mitten Coordinator

Mrs. Foxx and Dr. Robeiro talk about Base 10 this week!

Please check the Lost and Found (located in the storage room next to the cafeteria)  before winter vacation!
 Any textiles left behind, will be donated!

Kindergarten Bus Stop Reminder

For the safety of our students, an adult must be visible and present at the bus stop when Kindergarten students are arriving home.
If no adult is visible, the driver will return to the school with the student and emergency contacts will be notified. This can be stressful for your child so please plan to always be out when the bus arrives!

Thank you! 

Project Blossom Pre-School
Alternatives Information Evening

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

6:00 pm  Vogel Auditorium

Project Blossom Pre-School


Thursday, January 14, 2016

9:00 am - 2 pm  Vogel Auditorium

There will be no registration prior to this day.

Health Office
The health office is in great need of gently worn clothing.
Boys Sweat pants Size 10-12
Girls sweat or leggings Size 10-12

REWARDS and RECYCLING PROGRAMSThere are many ways to help the PTO during your everyday activities! Our Reward Programs are detailed below. Please register, clip, donate or help out in any way you can!


Box Tops and Labels for Education are an easy way to earn cash for our school.  Box tops are worth 10 cents each and are located on hundreds of products. Once the box tops are submitted the school receives a checkBox Tops are submitted twice a year: November 2, 2015 and March 1, 2016. Please feel free to use the collection sheets in the attached PDF to help you keep on clipping. Visit for participating products and additional information. Labels for Education do not expire and there is no deadline to submit them.  They are collected throughout the school year and submitted around April.  The school earns points that can be redeemed for items available through a catalog.  Visit for a list of participating itemsCollection boxes are in the Delaney Cafeteria, Annex entryway, Roderick office and at the Fiske Library. You can also send box tops/labels in to your child’s classroom teacher.
DID YOU KNOW? We meet monthly to clip and organize box tops and labels for education for submission. Please join the “Clippers” at the Wrentham Senior Center from 9am-11am once a month. It is an easy way to help your child’s school with very little commitment. “Clippers” Meeting Dates: October 14th, November 18th & December 16th.

Please donate your non-perishables in any school lobby!

Boxed hot and cold cereal
Boxed instant potatoes

Canned corn, green beans, 
and fruit
Coffee, tea, and cocoa

Juice and juice boxes
 Macaroni and cheese

Peanut butter, jelly, and 
marshmallow w fluff
Soups and chowders
Thank you for your support!

DID YOU KNOW? We meet monthly to clip and organize box tops and labels for education for submission. Please join the “Clippers” at the Wrentham Senior Center from 9am-11am once a month. It is an easy way to help your child’s school with very little commitment. “Clippers” Meeting Dates: October 14th, November 18th & December 16th.

ROCK TO THE TOP! (Box Top, that is!) ContestWe are happy to announce this year’s Box Top contest! The grade that sends in the most box tops/labels for education in the Delaney School K-3rd and the Roderick School 4th-6th grade between October - April will win a DJ’d lunch in May with a local, famous Roderick music master who will spin the hits! NOTEPlease label collection bags with your child’s grade! AND No credit can be given on expired Box Tops and bonuses.                                                                               

Target Rewards: If you use a Target REDCard please register it to our school. Target will donate 1% of your Credit or Debit REDcard purchases made at Target to help the K-12 school of your choice. Go to the Target website and look for the link for Take Charge of Education. The money goes directly to the school and is put aside in the student activities fund and every amount helps out!

 AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on It’s so easy! Go to Find the “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization” section and select “Wrentham Elementary Parent Teacher Organization” as your charity. From there on out, with every purchase you make, 0.5% of your purchase amount automatically goes to Wrentham Elementary Parent Teacher Organization.
Stop and Shop Rewards: If you have a Stop and Shop card please make sure that is registered to our school too! The ID for the Roderick school is 10297 and for the Delaney school is 05955. Just log onto the Stop and Shop A+ web site at and register!

 Burgers For Better Schools: If you have a Red Robin Royalty card, register it online. Pick the Delaney or Roderick school and 1% of what you spend at Red Robin© will be donated throughout the year.

 Bay State Textiles: For those of you who do not know, we have partnered with Bay State Textiles for an ongoing textile recycling fundraiser. There is a large recycling bin in the parking lot by the Janelli Annex. We generate a rebate of $100 per ton of textiles collected and this goes into the playground fund. Clothing, shoes, linens, stuffed animals as well as many more items can be recycled in the bin. Visit to see a detailed list of what can be recycled.

Color Cycle: We are participating in the Crayola Color Cycle program this school year. This is a program that allows students to turn dried out markers into fuel. Crayola will recycle any brand marker, including dry erase markers and highlighters. The program is simple. We collect the markers and send them to Crayola. There is a box to drop off dried out markers by the Delaney cafeteria and in the Janelli Annex lobby . To learn more about the Crayola Color Cycle program visit:

 Crayons for Cancer: This year we are collecting used crayons to be recycled for Crayons for Cancer which raises funds for kids currently battling with cancer by melting used crayons down into fun shapes and selling them in order to make money for kids with cancer. Collection bins are located by the Delaney cafeteria and in the Janelli Annex lobby. 100% of the proceeds support children's hospitals oncology units, including Hasbro Children's Hospital. Crayons for Cancer proceeds also fill “Treasure Chests” where young patients go to choose prizes after enduring tough chemo/radiation treatments and/or blood tests. For more information, please visit:

   The successful Trex program is returning to Wrentham Public Schools this year! When you donate your unwanted plastic materials to Trex, not only are you helping to keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfills, you're also helping us to win awards/prizes for our school. We have won 2 Trex benches in years past. Let’s do it again! Donation boxes are located in the Delaney cafeteria entry way. Items that can be donated are: grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, ziplock & other re-sealable bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags. PLEASE: Write the total number of bags on the outside bag before you place them in the collection bin at school! All materials must be clean, dry and free of food residue

Buy your tickets for WEST's Battle of the Bands by December 1st and be entered to win a free upgrade to VIP Seating!  Come rock out at Showcase Live with the Berkshire Valley Boys, The DBC and The Stepping Stones on February 6th.  Appetizers, dancing, cash bar, silent auction and lots of fun!  Tickets are available online at or by check payable to WEST via backpack or mail to PO Box 852, Wrentham, MA 02093. Email to find out more about our limited VIP seating.  Great music for a great cause--don't miss it!

Tickets are available on line!

Grade 3 students in Delaney School will be taking the MCAS test in ELA and Math in the Spring of 2016. The test will feature a few "PARCC-like" questions.


Tuesday April 5th and Thursday April 7th    ELA

Tuesday May 17th and Thursday May 19th   MATH


Ask the Principal!

The basket was filled with great questions. I look forward to answering them in next week's blog.  




Wrentham Elementary Playground Project

Our committee is hard at work planning for a new playground. We should have a plan and a fundraising goal by January!  We really need volunteers to work on sub-committees such as fundraising, donor recognition planning, and helping at individual events when the dates are announced. If you are interested in any of these, please email me at

Helping out does not require you to be at every Playground Meeting!

Thank you for reading and viewing.

Colleen Wagstaff

Delaney Principal 
Enjoy your family, friends, and vacation!

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