FSS Happenings

FSS Happenings
Grade 2 Box Tops Dance Party

I hope this finds you well and enjoying the school vacation week.  There are several items I want to bring to your attention prior to our return to school on Monday, February 27.  

On Monday, February 27, at 7:00PM, our Pick-A-Time Online Scheduler will open for you to schedule the Spring student-led (Grades 3-8)  or parent teacher (K-2) conferences.  We have created a letter which reviews the steps for using Pick-A-Time.  It is located in the Virtual Backpack and you can find the link to it here. FSS Pick-A-Time Instructions. You can access Pick-A-Time from the website and at the following link. FSS 2017 Pick-A-Time Scheduler

On Tuesday, February 28, our boys and girls basketball teams will play the staff, after school, from 3:30 - 5:00 in our second Student-Faculty game of the year.  The faculty will be hoping to avenge a devastating loss in the flag football game.  

Also on Tuesday, mark your calendars! The Nashoba Regional School District, in partnership with the Lancaster PTO, Bolton PAC and Stow PTO, presents the documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age”.  All Nashoba community members are invited to attend an evening showing at Nashoba Regional High School on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  The documentary presents information that would be helpful for families with children of all ages. District middle school students will view the presentation on 3/1 or 3/2 at Luther Burbank Middle School, Florence Sawyer School and Hale Middle School.  

Parents, you are welcome to bring your upper elementary through high school-aged children to view the documentary with you.  Babysitting services will be provided at Nashoba Regional High School by Florence Sawyer 8th grade students (donations are welcome - proceeds to benefit the Washington D.C. trip) for children aged 3-12.  Please pre-register for babysitting at: http://bit.ly/SAbabysitting.

Please feel free to contact Donna Linstrom (dlinstrom@nrsd.net) with questions.  For additional information about Screenagers, and to RSVP for the presentation, visit http://www.screenagersmovie.com/.  To reserve seats (not a requirement), choose “Find a Showing”, then click the “Reserve tickets” tab after the February 28, 2017 NRHS/Bolton, MA listing.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

We had a great turnout for our PAC Bookfair!  The snow days impacted it to a degree so we are leaving the online store open through Sunday, February 26.  To access FSS 2017 Book Fair selections, please click on the following link.  2017 FSS Book Fair