Mary L. Fonseca Elementary School


Fonseca School Cup Stacking World Record Attempt - Students across the Fonseca School worked together to stack cups for the STACK UP 2014 Campaign.  The students beat last year's cup stacking total and the goal this year was 600,000 cups.   


Grade 3 Reading Night at Fonseca School with a theme of Giving Thanks.  Students and Families of Fonseca School were given the opportunity to come to school for a Grade 3 Reading Night in which students heard a story, made butter, wrote stories, and had the chance to win a Thanksgiving Basket.

The Fonseca School is proud to announce our partnership with People, Incorporated.  As part of the partnership there will be a food pantry every Thursday in the Fonseca School Community Room from 3:15 to 5:15 PM. 

A Family Support Advocate will be at Fonseca on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 - 11:00 AM and by appointment. If you have any questions please call, Joshua Amaral, Community Center Coordinator, 774-627-2531.

The empty chair is a symbol that stresses the importance of attendance and the fact that a teacher cannot teach an empty chair.  Let's work together to ensure that the children at Fonseca are in their seat every day!

September Daily Attendance for Students: 95.6%

October Daily Attendance for Students: 94.2%

November Daily Attendance for Students: 92.74%

Total Percentage to date: 94.38%

Goal for December:  95% of the student population will attend school daily at Fonseca School.


Fonseca Computer Lab







News and Notices

December Days ~

December 3, 2014 - Picture Re-Take Day

December 4, 2014 - Early Release Day for students.  Students will be dismissed at 12:30 P.M.  Lunch and breakfast will be served. 

December 5, 2014 - Cymry's Wish

December 6, 2014 - Fall River Holiday Parade Kicking off at Kennedy Park at 1:00 P.M.  Mr. Ward will be at St. Anne's Church from 12:00 until 12:45 to direct family and friends to the Fonseca School Float.

December 10, 2014 - PTO Meeting - in the Community Room beginning at 5:00 PM

December 12, 2014 - November Student Recognition Assembly  beginning at 9:15 A.M.

December 19, 2014 - Polar Express Movie Night beginning at 6:00 P.M.  Students are invited to wear their pajamas to the Magical Night.  

December 23 - January 4 - No School - Holiday Recess will begin at the close of school on Tuesday, December 23.  School will resume again on Monday, January 5th. 


Students in grades K-2 will enter through the Wall Street Entrance.

Students in grades 3-5 will enter through the Quarry Street Entrance. 

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

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.

Early Release Days:  The first Thursday of selected months will be an early dismissal for students.  Students will be dismissed at 12:30 P.M.  Lunch and breakfast will be served.  The following dates are Early Dismissal:

October 2 / December 4 / February 5 / March 5.

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