Hosmer Elementary


   Hosmer Mission Statement

       The Hosmer School provides an active, versatile, and  challenging learning environment which helps each student develop  to their  fullest academic, social, physical, and  emotional potential.   We aim to foster individual responsibility and to develop understanding of others,  the community, and the world.  We  promote  a cooperative and interactive partnership between the school and  the home.


Assistant Principal

Contact Info.
1 Concord Road
Watertown, MA 02472
Main Office
617 926-7740
School in Session:
8:30am - 2:45pm

Frequently Asked Questions regarding our extended day program for both our elementary and preschool program.

2017 - 2018 Handbook

Hosmer Calendar

Registration: Please call the Registrar at 617-972-4216

WPS Online 
Payment Center

Questions?  Please contact the Webmaster

Principal News                                                                                                            

Principal News

  • Have a great summer!
    Posted Jun 1, 2018, 11:14 AM by MaryKatherine Fitzpatrick
  • School Improvement Plan
    Posted Jun 1, 2018, 11:17 AM by MaryKatherine Fitzpatrick
  • Building News
    Please open the link below to details about potential option for renovations to the Hosmer School.

    Posted Jun 1, 2018, 11:17 AM by MaryKatherine Fitzpatrick
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Upcoming Events                                                                                                         

Friday June 22nd :

Last Day of School – grades 1 – 5 – 12:15 pm Dismissal - Lunch is served - No extended day or Boys & Girls Club

September 4, 2018 - First day of school grades 1 - 5 
NEW SCHOOL HOURS - 8:15 - 2:30

Hosmer Happenings                                                                                                   

Hosmer Happenings

  • Supply Lists
    Below are the links to supply lists for the 2018 - 2019 school year:
    Posted by MaryKatherine Fitzpatrick
  • Summer Reading
    Hello Families,

    Your children learned about the importance of summer reading and a plethora of fun summer reading activities happening this summer at the Watertown Free Public Library. Here are the links where you can learn more about the library's summer reading program and special events:


    Here's a link also to a message by Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man and the Captain Underpants books, about the importance of maintaining children's skills by reading for pleasure in the summer:


    Happy Reading, 
    Hosmer Reading Staff
    Posted Jun 18, 2018, 8:04 AM by MaryKatherine Fitzpatrick
  • June Amazing Arts
    Click here to see all the amazing things students have been doing in art and music!
    Posted Jun 15, 2018, 4:43 AM by MaryKatherine Fitzpatrick
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Bus Registration                                                                                                      

The end of the school year is almost here... so it's time to make plans for next year, specifically in regards to student transportation. School bus transportation is available to the Hosmer School and the Middle School from shared pickup points through Watertown. (Please note that other criteria apply: transportation is not available to students who live less than 0.75 miles' walking distance from their school, or to out-of-neighborhood students.)

Why pre-registration?
Bus routes and scheduled pickup times will be determined based on actual ridership. Obtaining pre-registrations allows us optimize the efficiency of our bus routes. It will also help us determine the number of seats that will be available for non-mandatory, fee-based riders.

If this is pre-registration, when will my child be considered registered?
Once the bus routes have been set, pre-registered mandatory riders will be assigned to bus stops and their registrations will be considered confirmed. (Families will be mailed a confirmation letter providing the bus stop location and pickup/dropoff times.)

All other pre-registered students will be considered on a space available basis and will require payment of the transportation fee in full prior to final confirmation. Provided additional seats are available, those pre-registered families we are able to accommodate will receive an invoice with instructions for making payment as well as details on how to apply for a need-based fee waiver. These pre-registrations will become confirmed registrations only when payment is received or a fee waiver is approved. Fee waivers are based on eligibility for the federal school lunch program's free or reduced meal assistance.

How can I get other questions answered?
Please check out the School Bus FAQ's on the WPS Transportation webpage. You may also reply to this email with additional questions, but please allow 5-7 days for a reply.


Bridget O'Brien
Admin. Asst. for Facilities & Operations

2018-19 School Bus Registration Timeline

June 7-30

Pre-registration open

July 1-15

Bus routes and stops determined

July 16-31

Registrations confirmed for pre-registered mandated distance riders

Invoices mailed to other pre-registered families on a space available basis (preference given to those who reside the furthest from the school)

August 1-31

Registrations confirmed for pre-registered families

- when payment is received, or

- when fee waiver application is submitted and approved

September 4

 Bus passes distributed to registered bus riders in school

News From Nurse Sabrina                                                                                        

News From the Nurse

  • Cold and Flu Season Dear Families,  We have come to the time of year to expect cold and flu symptoms.  Some of these are unavoidable, but there are several things you can do at ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 8:29 AM by MaryKatherine Fitzpatrick
  • Protocols for Keeping Sick Children Home When to keep your child home from school:24-Hour Rule: A child should stay home for at least 24 hours to rest if the following symptoms are present the ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 8:34 AM by MaryKatherine Fitzpatrick
  • Recess Weather Chart Below is the link we use to determine if it is safe to go out to recess.Child Care Weather Watch
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 8:23 AM by MaryKatherine Fitzpatrick
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