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ConnectEd 6/17

posted Jun 18, 2018, 7:25 AM by myfawcett@methuen.k12.ma.us

Good evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.


We have arrived at the last week of school.  I’d like to thank the students and staff for a very productive and busy year.  I’d also like to thank the PTO and parents for being so supportive of the Marsh Grammar School.


Even though it’s the last week, there are still many events taking place.  On Monday evening Mr. Marino will have an information meeting with 4th grade parents at 5:00 pm in the auditorium.  He will share an overview of Upper School routines, physical layout and procedures. The presentation will last about 30 minutes with time at the end for questions.  


On Tuesday the 20 Plus Book Club will be on a field trip to the Boston Common and Faneuil Hall.  On Wednesday the Kindergarten will be going to Davis Farmland and second grade students will be going to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.


The PTO will be sponsoring Fun Days this week.  Upper School Fun Day will be held on Wednesday and Lower School Fun Day will be held on Thursday.  


Finally, the last day of school is this Friday, June 22nd and it is a full day of school.  


Thanks and enjoy the rest of the evening.


Spanish Translation:


Buenas noches. Esta llamada es de parte de Mary Jean Fawcett, Directora Supervisora ​​de la  Marsh Grammar School.


Hemos llegado a la última semana de clases. Me gustaría agradecer a los estudiantes y al personal por un año muy productivo y ocupado. También me gustaría agradecer al PTO y a los padres por su apoyo a la Marsh Grammar School.


A pesar de que es la última semana, todavía hay muchos eventos que tienen lugar. El lunes por la noche, el Sr. Marino tendrá una reunión de información con los padres del 4 grado a las 5:00 p.m. en el auditorio. Compartirá una visión general de las rutinas de la Escuela Intermedia, el diseño físico y los procedimientos. La presentación durará aproximadamente 30 minutos con tiempo al final para preguntas.  


El Martes, el 20 Plus Book Club realizará una excursión al Boston Common y al Faneuil Hall. El Miércoles el Kindergarten irá a Davis Farmland y los estudiantes de segundo grado irán al Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.


El PTO patrocinará Fun Days esta semana. El Día de Diversión de la Escuela Intermedia se llevará a cabo el Miércoles y el Día de Diversión de la Escuela Elemental se llevará a cabo el Jueves.  


Finalmente, el último día de clases es este Viernes, 22 de junio y es un día completo de clases.  


Gracias y disfruten el resto de la noche


ConnectEd 5/27

posted May 30, 2018, 8:26 AM by myfawcett@methuen.k12.ma.us   [ updated May 30, 2018, 10:04 AM by Edward Lussier ]

Good evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.


A short message this evening.  First, on behalf of the Marsh Grammar School staff, I would like to thank the PTO for their thoughtful and delicious Staff Appreciation dessert, lunch and breakfast and for their continued support. They are an amazing group of people.


There is no school on Monday, May 28th in honor of Memorial Day and on Thursday, May 31st the fourth grade is going on a field trip to Methuen Memorial Music Hall.  


Thanks and enjoy the rest of the evening.


Spanish Translation:


Buenas noches. Esta llamada es de parte de Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervisora Principal de la escuela Secundaria de la Marsh.


Un corto mensaje esta noche. En primer lugar, en nombre del personal de la Escuela Secundaria de la  Marsh, me gustaría dar las gracias al PTO por su reflexivo y deliciosos postres, almuezo y desayuno, para  Agradecimiento al Personal, y por su continuo apoyo. Ellos son un grupo de personas increíbles.


No hay clases el Lunes 28 de Mayo en honor de Memorial Day, y el Jueves 31 de Mayo el cuarto grado van a una excurcion para el Methuen Memorial Music Hall.  


Gracias y disfruten el resto de la noche.

ConnectEd 5/20

posted May 21, 2018, 7:26 AM by myfawcett@methuen.k12.ma.us

Good evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.


On Tuesday, May 22nd the final Academic Bowl Meet will take place at Methuen High School from 3:00-5:00 pm.


The last PTO meeting of the year will take place on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm in the Marsh auditorium.


The Superintendent has ask us to announce to parents of incoming kindergarten students that our Family Resource Center located at the Central Administration Building will be open Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm to assist parents with in-person and online kindergarten registration services.  There will be a number of computers available for your use. The Family Resource Center will also provide school based information and community resource tables. All of our incoming kindergarten parents are encouraged to visit the Family Resource Center.


Finally, a reminder that Friday, May 25th is a full day of school.   


Thanks and enjoy the rest of the evening.


Spanish Translation


Buenas noches. Esta llamada es de parte de Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervisora  Principal de la Escuela Secundaria de la Marsh.


El Martes, 22 de Mayo la Academic Bowl Meet tendrá lugar en la  Methuen High School de 3: 00-5: 00 pm.


La última reunión del PTO del año se llevará a cabo el Miércoles 23 de Mayo a las 7:00 pm en el auditorio de la Marsh.


El Superintendente nos ha  pedido de anunciar a los padres de los estudiantes de kindergarten que nuestro Centro de Recursos para la Familia situado en el Edificio de la Administración Central estara abierto el Lunes, 21 de de Mayo hasta el Jueves, 24 Mayo a partir de las 10:00am a 6:00 pm para ayudar a los padres en persona y servicios de registro en línea para Kindergarten. Habrá un número de computadoras disponibles para su uso. El Centro de Recursos para la Familia también proporcionará información basada en la escuela y tablas de recursos de la comunidad. Todos los padres de kindergarten se les anima a visitar el Centro de Recursos para la Familia.


Por último, un recordatorio de que el Viernes, 25 de Mayo es un día completo de clases.   


Gracias y disfruten el resto de la noche.


ConnectEd 5/13

posted May 15, 2018, 1:06 PM by myfawcett@methuen.k12.ma.us

Good evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.

This week at the Marsh, 5th and 8th grade students will be taking the Science, Engineering and Technology session of the MCAS test on Monday and Tuesday.  This is the end of MCAS testing for this year.  Students in grades 3-8 have taken this testing very seriously and we are all very proud of how hard they worked.

May 11-18, the eighth grade students are running a Scholastic Book Fair as a fundraiser to support the Grade 8 end-of-year activities.  The book fair will be open to all students in both upper and lower school.  This is a great opportunity to stock up on summer reading books.

The Spring Band Concert will take place on Wednesday, May 16th.  Fifth and sixth grade students will be performing at 6:00 PM and seventh and eighth grade students will be performing at 7:00 PM in the auditorium.

Finally, the PTO will be sponsoring the school store on Tuesday for students in grades 1-4 and on Wednesday for students in grades 5-8.

Thanks and enjoy the rest of the evening.  

ConnectEd 4/29

posted Apr 30, 2018, 9:56 AM by myfawcett@methuen.k12.ma.us

Good evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.


This week at the Marsh there are a number of events occurring.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1st and 2nd students in grades 5 & 8 will be taking the Math portion of the MCAS test.  


On Wednesday evening the Upper School Chorus Concert will take place.  Students in grades 5 & 6 will be performing at 6 pm and student in grades 7 & 8 will be performing at 7 pm.


The PTO will be sponsoring the school store on Tuesday for students in grades 1-4 and on Wednesday for students in grades 5-8.  The Ice Cream Social is planned for Thursday evening from 6-8 pm.


Parents of incoming kindergarten students...Superintendent Scannell has invited you to join her and District Wide Technology Director, Ed Lussier, for a kindergarten informational and online kindergarten registration presentation. This presentation will take place Wednesday, May 2nd, 6:00 pm at the Timony Grammar School.


Also, the Superintendent is pleased to announce that the district's plan to address the number of snow days missed due to weather was approved by the Department of Education. By changing Friday, May 25th, a scheduled early release day to a full day of school and the last day of school, also a scheduled early release, to a full day we are now able to change the last day for students from Monday, June 25th to Friday, June 22nd.


Again, Friday, June 22nd is now the last day of school and is a full day.


Thanks and enjoy the rest of the evening.



Buenas noches. Esta llamada es de parte de Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervisora Principal de la Escuela Secundaria de la  Marsh.


Esta semana en la Marsh hay una serie de eventos que ocurren. El Martes y el Miércoles, El 1 y el 2 de Mayo  los estudiante en grados 5 y 8 va a tomar la porción de matemáticas del examen MCAS.


El Miércoles por la noche, el Coro de Concierto de la Escuela Intermedia se llevará a cabo. Los estudiantes de los grados 5 y 6 se presentará a las 6 pm y los estudiantes en los grados 7 y 8 se presentará a las 7 pm.


El PTO será el patrocinador de la tienda de la escuela el Martes para los estudiantes en los grados 1-4 y el Miércoles para los estudiantes en los grados 5-8. El evento del Helado Social está prevista para el Jueves en la noche de 6-8 pm.


Los padres de los estudiantes de kindergarten ... La Superintendente Scannell ha invitado a unirse a ella y al Distrito Ancho y Director de Tecnología del Distrito Ed Lussier para una presentación informativa de registrar Kindergarten en línea. Esta presentación se llevará a cabo el Miércoles 2 de Mayo a las 6:00 pm en laTimony Grammar School


También, la Superintendente tiene el placer de anunciar que el plan del distrito para hacer frente al número de días de nieve perdidas debido al mal tiempo fue aprobado por el Ministerio de Educación. Como cambiando el Viernes 25 de Mayo, un día de salida temprana programada para un día completo de clases y el último día de clases también una salida temprana programada para un día completo ahora somos capaces de cambiar el último día para los estudiantes desde el lunes 25 de Junio al Viernes 22 de Junio.


Una vez más Viernes 22 de Junio es ahora el último día de clases y es un día completo.

Gracias y disfruten el resto de la noche.




ConnectEd 4/27

posted Apr 30, 2018, 9:35 AM by myfawcett@methuen.k12.ma.us

Good Evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.
An important letter from the Superintendent was sent home today with all students regarding a change of date for the last day of school.  Please be sure to check your child's backpack if you haven't seen it
Thanks, and enjoy the rest of the evening. 

ConnectEd 3/25

posted Mar 26, 2018, 8:05 AM by myfawcett@methuen.k12.ma.us

Good evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.

First, I would like to congratulate the 43 7th and 8th grade students who were inducted into the Marsh Chapter of the  Junior National Honor Society this past week.  I would also like to announce the Marsh Grammar School Teacher of the Year is our fourth grade teacher, Ms. Tanya Witkum.  She has also been selected to receive the Rotary Club of Methuen's Teacher of the Year Award.  Congratulations!
On Monday, March 26th, students in grades 3-8 will be participating in a practice MCAS test.
Class pictures will be taken on Tuesday, March 27th and the district-wide Band Jamboree will take place on Wednesday, March 28th at Methuen High School Field House.
Finally, Thursday is an early release day for students.  Upper school students will be dismissed at 11:15 and lower school students will be dismissed at 11:45.  There is no school on Friday, March 31st, Good Friday.

Thanks and enjoy the rest of the evening.

ConnectEd 3/25 (Spanish)


Buenas noches. Esta llamada es de parte de es Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervisora Principal de la Escuela Secundaria de la Marsh.

En primer lugar, me gustaría felicitar a los 43 estudiantes de 7º y 8º grado que fueron incluidos en el Capítulo Marsh de la Sociedad Nacional Juvenil de Honor de esta semana. También me gustaría anunciar el Maestro del Aňo de la Marsh Grammar School que es la maestra del cuarto grado  Sra. Tania Witkum. También ha sido seleccionado para recibir el Rotary Club de Maestro del Año de Methuen. ¡Felicitaciones a todos!

El Lunes, 26 de Marzo los estudiantes en los grados 3-8 estarán participando en una prueba práctica de MCAS.  

Fotos de clase serán tomadas el Martes 27 de Marzo y el Jamboree de la Banda de todo el distrito se llevará a cabo el Miércoles 28 de Marzo en  Methuen High School Fied House.

Por último, el Jueves es un día de salida temprana para los estudiantes. Estudiantes de la escuela Intermedia saldrán a las 11:15 y estudiantes de la escuela Elemental saldrán a las 11:45. No hay escuela el Viernes, 30 de Marzo Viernes Santo.


Gracias y disfruten el resto de la noche.


ConnectEd 3/18

posted Mar 19, 2018, 7:59 AM by myfawcett@methuen.k12.ma.us

Good evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.

I hope everyone has their power back and survived the recent storms without too much damage.

As a result of the storms, several events have been rescheduled.  The Academic Bowl will meet on Tuesday, march 20th at the Timony Grammar School from 5:30-7:30 pm and class pictures will be taken on Tuesday,  March 27th.

The Marsh Grammar School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society induction will take place on Wednesday, March 21st at 4:00 pm in the auditorium.

This week the PTO will be sponsoring the School Store on Tuesday, March 20th for students in grades 1-4 and on Wednesday, March 21st for students in grades 5-8.  There is also a PTO meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00 pm in the Marsh auditorium.

Finally, Friday, March 23rd is an early release day for parent conferences.  Upper school students will be dismissed at 11:15 am and lower school students will be dismisses at 11:45 am.

Thanks, and enjoy the rest of the evening.

ConnectEd 3/18 (Spanish)


Buenas noches. Esta llamada es de parte de  Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervisora Principal de la Escuela Secundaria de la  Marsh.


Espero que todos tengan su electricida hacia atrás y que haigan sobrevivido a las tormentas recientes y sin demasiados daños.  


Como resultado de las tormentas, varios eventos han sido reprogramados. El  Académic Bowl se reunirá el Martes 20 de Marzo en la Escuela Secundaria Timony de 5: 30-7: 30 pm y la foto de clase  serán tomadas el Martes 27 de Marzo.


El Capítulo de Sociedad de Honor Nacional Juvenil de la Escuela Secundaria de la Marsh se llevará a cabo el Miércoles 21 de Marzo a las 4:00 pm. en el Auditorio.


Esta semana, el PTO será el patrocinador de la Tienda de la Escuela el Martes 20 de Marzo para los estudiantes en los grados 1-4 y el Miércoles, 21 Marzo para los estudiantes en los grados 5-8.

También hay una reunión de PTO programada para el Miércoles 21 de Marzo de las 7:00 pm en el Auditorio de Marsh.


Por último, el Viernes, 23 de Marzo es un día de salida temprana para las conferencias de padres. Estudiantes de la escuela Intermedia saldrán a las 11:15 y estudiantes de la escuela Elemental saldrán a las 11:45.


Gracias y disfruten el resto de la noche.


ConnectEd 3/4

posted Mar 6, 2018, 12:27 PM by myfawcett@methuen.k12.ma.us

Good evening, This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.

This week the PTO will sponsor the school store at lunchtime on Tuesday, March 6th for grades 1-4 and on Wednesday, March 7th for grades 5-8.

There will be an educational program on vaping and the use of e-cigarettes by our youth held on Tuesday, March 6th from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Methuen High School Media Center.  The program is open to anyone in the community who wishes to know more about the topic.  The program will be presented by Diane Knight, Director of the Northeast Tobacco Free Community Partnership.

And finally, important for all parents of eighth grade students.  There will be a Methuen High School Grade 8 Parent Night for Methuen eighth grade students and their families on Tuesday, March 13th at 6:30 PM in the Arthur Nicholson Auditorium at Methuen High School.  During this event high school staff will share the Program of Studies and the course selection process with parents and students.  There will also be information provided about involvement in extracurricular activities, daily schedules and Infinite Campus.  Following the informational session in the auditorium, families are welcome to walk through the building to view the instructional spaces.  This information and more is available on the Methuen High School web page and Twitter.

Thanks and enjoy the rest of the evening.

ConnectEd 2/11

posted Feb 12, 2018, 7:10 AM by myfawcett@methuen.k12.ma.us

Good Evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.
Our 19th Annual Jump Rope for Heart event for students in grades 1-4 was a huge success.  The Marsh Community raised over $17,000 for the American Heart Association.  Thank you all for your support and a special thanks to Ms. James and Ms. Kulberg for organizing this event.
On Thursday, February 15th Mr. Marino has scheduled a meeting with parents of 8th grade students from 5:30-6:30 in the Upper School cafeteria to discuss end of year activities for 8th graders.
Friday, February 16th is an early release day.  Upper School students will be dismissed at 11:15 and Lower School students will be dismissed at 11:45.
Finally, the Upper School Ski Club will meet after school on Monday, February 12th and there is no Bowling Club on Friday, February 16th.
Thanks, and enjoy the rest of the evening.

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