Upcoming Events

Spring 2018

May 2018

May 10: Teacher Appreciation Lunch – Sign up to volunteer! 

 FRIES has purchased a microwave to be delivered on May 8th to the Teacher’s Room. With that in mind Marissa has put together a “grab and go” buffet of quiche and granola bar for this Thursday! They can warm up their quiche in the new microwave!

May 2: Science Fair from 6-7PM in the Winthrop Cafeteria

Registration form: 180403_RegistrationFormScienceFestival

Ideas for experiments:






June 2016

Ice Cream Social June 3  5pm-7pm

Come join us for this fun annual end-of-year celebration! Bring a blanket for the front lawn & a picnic dinner to enjoy with family & friends!

 *PIZZA *Ice Cream *Face Painting *Cake Walks *Grab Bags

Pomodori’s Pizza and White Farms Ice Cream for sale. We will have a water station. Feel free to bring water bottles.

*Please remember there is NO PARKING AT THE SCHOOL! Be advised & plan accordingly-all lots and driveways will be closed to traffic.  (There is also no parking on Mineral St.)

We still need volunteers: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fada822aa8-icecream


May 2016

Tiger Trot May 20th

Sign up to help: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fada822aa8-tiger

Schedule of when each classroom will run:



The 250 yard “tiger track” will be identified with cones and will be on the Winthrop front field.  The children will go to the track with their class at their designated time.  Students will be on the track for approx. 15 minutes and can run, jog or walk the track as many times as they want in the timeframe.  All children will participate and all will receive a small gift.  Water will be provided during the event.

Shorter course for younger students will be located on the grassy area in the front of the building near the kindergarten classrooms.


  9:00    Mrs. Zagarella – Room 16

 9:30    Mrs. Gove – Room 13          

10:00   Mrs. Archung – Room 14    

10:30   Miss Borges – Room 15       


  9:00       Miss Tlumacki – Room 4                    

               Mrs. Zybert – Room 6      

  9:30       Mrs. Lacolla – Room 2     

               Miss Chaharyn/Mrs. McGowan – Room 23       

 10:00      Mrs. Lopez-Ryan – Room 25

               Miss D’Andrea – Room 27                           

10:30      Mrs. Florez – Room 3

 11:00      Miss Gouzie – Room 7      

               Mrs. Norris/Mrs. Marinopoulos – Room 9                            

11:30      Mr. Daignault – Room 5            

12:00      Miss O’Reilly – Room 17  

               Miss Wolfrum – Room 19

12:30      Mrs. Wile – Room 22

               Mrs. Herrick – Room 24                                             

 1:00      Mrs. Smith – Room 20       

              Mr. Archung – Room 21

Pledge sheets went home with backpacks. If you need additional copies click here:

Tiger Trot Pledge Sheet

Teacher Appreciation luncheon May 5

Thanks to all who donated food or raffle items to the teachers appreciation luncheon!




April 2016

Winthrop School Art Show April 7th from 6-7:30pm

17 Annual Author’s week

Monday April 11th– Jason Chin will be at the school to work with the students. Here is what he says “The presentation gives students an inside look at how I make a book.  I talk about the science behind the book, my research process and how I write and illustrate the book.  If I’ve gone on location to do research, the slideshow includes photos from my research trip.”

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check of more about Jason: http://jasonchin.net/

 Tuesday April 12th Author’s Night from 6:30-7:15

This is an evening in which children share the first of their writing with other members of our school community, listen and respond to the written works of  others and end with an informal celebration of refreshments

 April 14th

Feoffee Grants Showcase from 5-7pm at the Dolan Performing Arts Center (IPAC)

At this event you will be able to meet the educators who have received Feoffee grants and learn about the enriching programs they are creating for all Ipswich students!

The Farm to School grant/ISE  will have a table and we are excited to show you all that we have accomplished with this grant!

March 2016

2nd annual Science Festival

March 11, 2016 6:00-7:30 pm at the school

If you want to participate but have not yet registered, contact Charlie Flowers at flowerscl@yahoo.com

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Casino Night update:

March 18, 2016 Turner Hill 7pm-11pm

Presented by:

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Buy your tickets at :

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February 2016

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Special Event: screening of “Most Likely to Succeed” Feb 25th @ 7PM @ PAC

Learn about and take part in the discussion of how to best prepare our students for the Innovation Era. What should education look like for all our children?


Most Likely to Succeed (MLTS) offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of-if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, AFI, Cleveland, Dallas, Milwaukee, Sarasota, Seattle, Virginia, and Bergen. Audience members call it the most compelling film ever done on this topic of school.

To watch the trailer for this film go to: http://mltsfilm.org/

Click to read what Education Week has to say about the film. blogs.edweek.org/edweekmostlikelytosucceed



Special Event: Mini-Golf

Students to Design Golf Course Made of Donated Non-Perishables!

Donated Items and Player Participation to benefit Open Door

Here is how it will work:

  1. Donate Non-perishable food items to the Winthrop School. Send canned goods, sealed boxes of cereal, pasta, sealed oatmeal canisters, with students or drop items off in the lobby by January 27th.
  2. Students Design and Build Indoor Mini-Golf Course: In a teacher-guided engineering design challenge, students will utilize the non-perishables to creatively design and build an indoor mini-golf course in the Winthrop School.
  3. Come Play the Course to Benefit Charities! Families, friends, and community members are invited to play the course for a donation. Thank you to the generosity of White Farms Mini Golf for the use of clubs and balls!
  4. Donations and Non-Perishables Gifted to Charity: On Sunday, January 31st, students and volunteers will pack and present donated funds and non-perishables to Open Door.

Come play mini golf**and support Open Door at these times:

Friday, January 29th:


Saturday, January 30:

10am-12pm &


Sunday, January 31st


**Any donation accepted $5 suggestion.

*volunteers needed to help box food items for presentation to Open Door Sunday @ 2 pm


16th –Registration for Science Festival                                                                                              You are invited to participate in the Winthrop Science Festival this March! The festival will be held at 4:30 on Friday, March 20, 2015. Winthrop students are encouraged to share anything related to science: bring your collection, invention, observation, or experiment! Registration form: Science Festival 2015RegistrationForm


7th  Chinese New Year Celebration. Event to be held at the IPAC. Ticket $10 each. Get your tickets at   Chinese New Year Celebration


Count your loose change for Winthrop! The Institution for Savings is once again, donating 100% of the fee for using their coin counter at any branch. The C.O.I.N.S. for Cause program donates to all schools in the area, February is designated for the Winthrop school!

March 2015

11th     FRIES Meeting 7:30 pm in Cafe at Winthrop School.In addition to regular FRIES business, come hear from Principal, Sheila McAdams, about Project-based learning. This is a dynamic classroom approach where students actively explore real-world problems and challenges. Come learn more about how and why this approach will be adopted in our school in the coming year.

 20th   Science Festival 4:30-7 pm at the school. Come support our nearly 60 students participating in the 1st Winthrop Science Festival! Everyone is welcome to support our students!
topics like comparing power vs speed, how band aids stick, whether Boys or Girls have better reflexes, see demonstrations with a drone, volcanos and water power! See collections of sea glass, rocks and learn about gravity!

Science Festival Information

May 2015

7th      Teacher Appreciation Luncheon check the board in the lobby for items to donate! Let’s show our appreciation for our wonderful teachers!

9th      Playground Spruce Up! 9AM – Noon Calling for volunteers to spread mulch, help with planting, tightening up of playground equipment. Bring your rakes and shovels! If you have questions email Rob Donahue at rsdonahue3@yahoo.com. Please sign up using SignUpGenius here: SignUpGenius

13th Last FRIES Meeting of the year 7:30pm @ the school Cafe.

22nd    (Rain Date of 26th) Tiger Trot 8th annual event to raise money for the playground. Sponsor students with flat donations to run/walk the “Tiger Track” at school.