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District Announcements

CONSTRUCTION-RELATED BUS CHANGES INFO

Due to the construction project that will begin on Monday, May 11 for the next 6-8 weeks the following changes to bus routes must be made.

Any students living on Oxbow road will now be taking Bus 7 instead of Bus 4. Your bus stop location will be the same but the bus number will change.  The new pick up time for effected Middle School Students will be 7:15 am.  The new time for affected elementary school students will be 8:05 am.

Also

Any students living on Leicester Rd will still be taking Bus 4 but will need to change their pickup location to the corner of Leicester Rd and Ennis Rd.  The new pick up time for affected Middle School students will be 7:15 am. The new time for affected elementary school students will be 8:07 am.
 
Also any students whose stop is after Ennis road can expect that Bus 4 will be running about 10 minutes earlier for the last 7-8 stops on that run.

We apologize for any inconvenience that these changes may cause and thank all residents for their patience as the Town completes this project. 
School Announcements
Memorial Day Program
On Friday, May 22nd we will hold our traditional Memorial Day program starting at 1:30.  Weather permitting, it will take place around the flagpole; otherwise, we will hold it in the gym.  All are welcome to attend.  We are also asking students to write, illustrate or create a poem about what Memorial Day means to them.  This work is due in on Tuesday 5/19.  We will judge the work and winners in each category will participate in the program on Friday. 
 
MCAS and MAP SCORES

Please visit our link to the left of this page that shows recent data regarding Clara Barton's Progress Report on MCAS, MAP and Attendance.  It's titled 2014-15 MCAS and MAP Results.
MCAS TESING

Our students worked extremely hard and put forth a great effort for round #1 of the ELA portion of MCAS.  Students took their time and were very enthusiastic.  A great job by all!

Round #2 begins the week of May 11 for the math portion.  The complete schedule for the math test period id available just to the left of this page under "Barton 2015 MCAS Test Schedule".  Please support your child by having them access the “Study Island” program. This is a computer software program that students use in school, and is also available to them at home. This program is a fun learning tool that is designed to strengthen skills in the area of Math and Language Arts. Students can access the program from home by signing on to the district web page at www.oxps.org and clicking on the Student Links. Scroll down and click on Study Island. Join in your child’s enthusiasm as he/she is familiar with this program and would be pleased to show you around the site! I would also suggest that you encourage your child to continue working on strengthening their math skills in the area of numeration; practicing and reinforcing these basic facts is the cornerstone of understanding Mathematics. Research and MCAS data suggest that the common thread between grade levels in elementary schools, especially in the area of Math, lies with a weak understanding of simple, basic math facts. Your continued help and support of your child at home every day will contribute to a strong foundation in this most important subject. Please let us know if you need our help; we share your concern.
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Below is a list of our after-school programs.  Some are free and some are fee based.  All programs are fun, curriculum based, and help develop the students interpersonal skills.  Flyers go home prior to the start of a new session.  Programs run throughout the school year.  Call the school for more info.   
*Mon:  Tennis Club (returning soon)

*Mon:  Peer Leadership
* Mon:  Boot Camp
*Tues:  Chess Club
* Tues:  Spanish Lessons

*Wed:  Music Ensemble
*Wed:  Newspaper Club: The Clara Barton Chronicle
* Thurs:   Fast Athletics
*Thurs:  Homework Club   

 
WORD of the WEEK CONTEST

Each week we post a new vocabulary word within the building.  Students are exposed to and work with this word during the week.  Students are encouraged to use this word in a sentence for the weekly contest.  Winners are recognized and rewarded each week.  Below are last weeks winners.   

Last week's word of the week: Horizontal

Last week's winners were:
Grade 3: 
Winner: Ava S. in  Mrs.  Rea's class
Honorable Mention:  Emma R.  Mrs. Rea's class
                                    Anais O. Mrs. St. Rea's class
Grade 4:
Winner:   Matt S. in Ms. Freudenthal's class
Honorable Mention:  Paige G. in Mrs. Jackson's class

                                    Claire  C. Ms. MFreudenthal's class
                                   
Congratulations to all students who participated in our weekly contest!

 
Alternate Transportation Request
Based on the Oxford School Committee transportation policies, the Oxford Public Schools will provide transportation for Elementary School students to either your home address or one alternative address on a consistent daily long-term basis. In order to better prepare for the opening of school, we ask that click here to complete the alternate location transportation form located under Parent Links - Transportation, but only if your child needs transportation to an address other than their home address. You do not need to do anything if your child will be bussed to and from your home address.


All forms must be received by August 9, 2014 to guarantee that they will be in effect for the start of schools on September 2, 2014

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