Family Newsletter week of May 30, 2024

Dear Brackett Families,

This morning we welcomed incoming Kindergarten families into Brackett. They are excited to be a part of this wonderful community. It was during this event that I visited Brackett for the first time as incoming principal one year ago. I have learned so much and gotten to know so many of you in the past 12 months. Thank you again for welcoming me!

As we wrap up over the next 2.5 weeks, we are already planning for the upcoming school year.  Teachers are already thinking about schedules, professional learning is focused on the new EL curriculum, class placements are being discussed, school-wide community expectations are being synthesized, and soon we will set dates for next year’s community events. All of this is happening while also celebrating the year and assessing how much students have learned.

I know that many of you have seen communication about the delay regarding the Robbins Farm Park playground construction. I am in communication with the town and the superintendent about this development, and as always, thinking about what is best for our students. A full timeline of our playground project is being discussed, and I will share updates as they are decided.

Dr. Vice

New Information Overview

  • School Report Card
  • Ice Cream Scooper Bowl
  • STEM Spring Newsletter

All previous family communication can be accessed in the News and Announcements on the district website.


MAY 31 is the final week for Brackett Bank. 

2023 School Report Card

Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas.

Click here to read a letter from Dr. Vice about the Brackett 2023 School Report Card.

Ice Cream Scooper-Bowl

The tradition continues and will be celebrated on Thursday, June 6th, 6:00-7:15 p.m. 

Your own Brackett teachers and staff will be serving RANC’S Ice Cream, (Rancatore’s). D.J. Dee is returning for more fun dancing games and prizes. 

Don’t miss this fun event sponsored by your PTO. Mango Sorbet from RANC’s will be available for a GF AND DF option. 

Questions? Email [email protected].


STEM Spring Newsletter

Here is the latest news from the PTO STEM committee!
Thank you to all the volunteers who supported our activities this past year. This year’s activities would not have been possible without all of you. For questions about joining the STEM Committee, or if you’d like to attend our end-of-the-year meeting scheduled for June 10 at 6pm to learn more, email us at [email protected].

Calendar Reminders

May 31 – Field Day
May 31 – Brackett Movie Night (7-10pm at Robbins Farm Park)
June 1 – Dear Edwina, Jr. (4:00pm)
June 5 – Fifth Grade visits Gibbs
June 6 – Scooper-Bowl (6-7:15pm)
June 8 Arlington Soap Box Derby (10am-3pm)
June 13 Fifth Grade Graduation
June 13 – Last day of school for Kindergarten (2:30pm dismissal)
June 14 & 17 –2024-25 Kindergarten Screenings
June 18 – Last day of school for Grades 1-5 (11:30am dismissal)

Please check with your classroom teacher for grade level field trips and events.
Every Friday at 7:20am - Math Mornings for 3rd-5th Grade
3rd graders- Library; 4th- Room 204; 5th graders- Room 201