Mary L. Fonseca Elementary School               @frps_Fonseca

Welcome to

Fonseca Elementary School!

The faculty and staff are excited to

work with our students during the

2016-2017 school year!    

Wishing our Fonseca families a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Fonseca's Walking School Bus


Fonseca students are welcome to join in on The Walking School Bus! Teachers and administrators will be walking daily beginning on 10/24 to pick Fonseca students up at designated stops along our 1.25 mile route. The stops run along Locust St., Robeson St. Bedford St. and Quarry St. For more information, please call the school. 



Katie Brown Educational Program

Please be sure to check out our resource table at the Quarry St. entrance after school on Thursday, 10/27! 

For more information -

Parent flyer is attached below!

/Parent Flyer Grade 5.pdf

Fonseca Elementary Open House 2016 from Liz Rogers Dunn on Vimeo.

On September 29th, families of our students were greeted by the Fonseca staff into the Fonseca community. The faculty members of each NEA Change Team displayed the work they do focused on Student Support, Arts, Academic Engagement, Attendance, Health and Wellness, Data Analysis and Parent Outreach. Ms. Lisi welcomed Fonseca families with a brief presentation, highlighting that when collaboration occurs between school and home, children have a positive and successful experience in school. Families visited classrooms to see and hear what students are learning. A great night was had by all!




Check out what Mr. Couto wants for his students

in this amazing project: 

Studies of Diversity and Life!.

Mr. Couto is using to request

books for his students.

Please help if you can! 











News and Notices


2016-2017 School Calendar

Opening Day of School - September 7

Early Release Day - October 6  (dismissal at 12:30 pm - Lunch will be served.)

Columbus Day - October 10

Professional Development Day - November 8

Veterans Day - November 11

Early Release Day - November 23 (Dismissal at 12:30 - Lunch will be served.)

Thanksgiving Recess - November 24-26

Early Release Day - December 1  (dismissal at 12:30 pm - Lunch will be served.)

Winter Break - December 26 - January 2 (Recess begins at the close of Friday December 23rd and school resumes on Tuesday January 3rd.

Tuesday Notice:


School Lunch Menu:

/elementary lunch.pdf

School Council:

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15th from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Community Room. Moving forward, all others will be held before PTO meetings.

PTO Corner:

There are two upcoming PTO meetings: Wednesday, November 9th and Wednesday, November 16th at 6:00 pm in the Community Room. If anyone is interested in participating in PTO events please contact Mrs. Rose Braga our PTO President. Here is a link to the PTO Newsletter: /nov news.pdf


Grades K-2 will enter through the Wall Street Entrance.

Grade 3 will enter through the bridge.

Grades 4-5 will enter through the Quarry Street Entrance. 

School hours: 8:35 AM - 2:52 PM

Doors will open at 8:25 AM.

Breakfast is free for everyone and will be served from 8:25 until 8:35 A.M.

All students that arrive after 8:35 A.M. will be marked tardy and will need to enter through the Community Room door located near the main entrance. 

School Spirit Wear:

Pants or skirts either black, blue or khaki. Shirts either maroon, gold, or white with the Fonseca Logo on it.

Logos are available in the office from 8:00 - 2:00 P.M. The cost is $.50 per logo.

Before school daycare provided by Family Services. If you have any questions or concerns please call (508) 496-6678.

Click here to

Register your Stop and Shop card

to obtain A+ points for our school which will turn into dollars in the spring.