Welcome to Hemenway School!
Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to another busy and exciting year of learning and growth at Hemenway.
I am writing to let you know that there is an outbreak of norovirus in our school community. Norovirus is a stomach virus that comes on very quickly. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps and usually last 24-48 hours. Norovirus is very common this time of year.
Frequent hand washing with soap and water is the best way to prevent the spread of norovirus. Hand sanitizers are NOT effective against norovirus.
If your child has symptoms of norovirus, please keep him/her home until he/she is symptom free for at least 24 hours.
Below you will find a Fact Sheet on Norovirus.
Maureen Jones, RN, MN
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PARCC Testing Dates:
March 26 - April 10
May 12 - May 27
5th grade MCAS-Science/Technology Engineering dates: May 12-14, 2015.
Hemenway promotes "pawsitive" behavior!
Check out Hemenway's Behavior Matrix! It outlines all of the expected behaviors here at Hemenway School.
We Are A Multiple Intelligences School
Over the past years, teachers have taken courses on how the brain works and how to design lessons so that children of all different learning styles can access and master curricula standards. Our focus is on creating an environment at Hemenway that enables the children to delve into learning content areas in context. We want to create a place where the children can learn through real-life experiences, hands-on science, and current world events. We want them working on complex environmental problems and taking positions on social and environmental issues. We want them to be true world citizens.
(with parent permission).