Welcome to the new Winthrop Express Online Newsletter. Here you can find all of the information that was previously provided in the email newsletter and so much more! Newsletter updates will still be sent out featuring highlights of upcoming events but on a less frequent basis. Please bookmark this page for future reference and if you would like to receive email updates, please sign up here. Thanks!
Please join us Thursday, November 12th at 7:00 pm for our monthly PTO meeting. Zoom details can be found here. Hope to see you there!
Winthrop Turkey Trot 2020
The annual Winthrop Turkey Trot will take place virtually this year November 15th – 28th. Participants may walk, run, or bike to earn their miles and log their distance online. There is no limit to how many times or how many miles a student can accumulate over the two week period. Students can collect pledges for their participation but fundraising is NOT REQUIRED to participate. Click here for additional details and registration information.
Winthrop in the News!!!
Ms. Lewis and some of her 4th graders were recently featured in the Washington Post. Check out the article on Melrose Schools’ competency-based learning here.
Massachusetts State Ethics Guidelines Update
The state guidelines for public employees have been updated: https://www.mass.gov/advisory/19-1-gifts-and-gratuities.
A few key points as reminders for parents wishing to purchase teacher gifts:
PTO Meetings are held monthly and are open to all members of the community. Meeting dates, agendas and minutes can be found here. We hope to see you there!
Questions About Volunteering at the Winthrop?
For more information regarding The Bridge volunteer program, or our CORI certification process, please contact Lisa Lewis, Coordinator of Volunteers, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
School Absentee Lines
Use this list of telephone numbers as a handy reference to call and notify the school of your child’s absence!
Melrose Education Stations provides balanced enrichment programming at the end of the school day in students’ own elementary schools. Professional staff members engage students in a creative, motivating and cooperative atmosphere to further inquiry and development. For more details please visit the Education Stations web page.
Winthrop Early-Bird Program
Supervised care for $5.00 daily is offered from 7:05 a.m. – 8:03 a.m. The program requires registration and operates as a ‘pay as you go’ model. Attendance will be taken daily by the supervising adults and families will be billed monthly. For more information, please contact the Winthrop main office at (781) 979-2280 or view program details here.
MPS Online Payment Reminder
Parents – just a quick note to check your child’s payment portal and make sure all fees for school services (such as Early Bird Care) are up to date. It would be greatly appreciated!
Ongoing PTO Fundraisers:
✔ Baystate Textiles School Box Program
Spread awareness to the problem of textile waste! A donation box will be placed outside of Winthrop School, and we’ll get a rebate – anywhere from $25-$55 a month – based on the weight of donations! Donations can include clothes, linens, stuff animals, footwear, and accessories as long as they are cleaned, dry, and bagged. Reduce – Reuse – Recycle and support Winthrop School and our community!!! For more info, contact Keri Cote at email@example.com, or visit www.baystatetextiles.com.
✔ Stop & Shop A+ Rewards
Starting now through March 14, we have the opportunity to earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through Stop & Shop! Go to www.stopandshop.com NOW and select Savings & Rewards. Follow the prompts to create your online account. You’ll need your 13-digit Stop & Shop Card number and our School ID #40027 to register. An easy peasy way to support our school!