Mary L. Fonseca Elementary School               @frps_Fonseca

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Elementary School

School Hours - 8:15 am - 2:52 pm

Please join us for our annual Popsicle Social on 

Thursday, 8/23 at 1:00 pm!

Come and meet your teacher, enjoy a popsicle, and live entertainment !!!

We are looking forward to seeing all of our Fonseca Eagles!!!

Please click the link below to help our teachers support our students!!

Donors Choose Projects

Below are the summer reading assignments for students entering grades 1-5 Each book title has an accompanying project to be completed and returned to your child’s teacher in September. Please see the link below for more information.


Debajo se muestran las asignaciones de lectura de verano para los estudiantes que ingresan a los grados 1-5. Cada título del libro tiene un proyecto de acompañamiento para ser completado y devuelto al maestro de su hijo en septiembre. Por favor, vea el siguiente enlace para más información.


Abaixo estão as tarefas de leitura de verão para os alunos que estão começando da graus 1-5. Cada título do livro tem um projeto de acompanhamento a ser acabado e devolvido ao professor do seu filho em setembro. Por favor veja o link abaixo para mais informações.


Happy Reading!


Entering Grade

Book Title

Book Cover


Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa

By Erica Silverman



By Edith Thacher Hurd


A Chair for My Mother

By Vera B. Williams


Spacebusters: The Race to the Moon

By Philip Wilkinson


Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

By Robert C. O’Brien

Click the links below for FREE programming provided at the Fall River Public Library


Parent Information on MCAS 2.0

Please review this important information regarding next generation MCAS:

Letter to Parents



Walking School Bus



Fonseca students are welcome to join in on The Walking School Bus! Teachers and administrators will be walking daily beginning on 9/11/17 to pick Fonseca students up at designated stops along our two routes: 

The bus travels along two routes to school picking up students along the way at designated “bus stops”:


Route 1

Stop #1 - 7:30am - Corner of Locust St. and Plain St.

Stop #2 - 7:35am - Corner of Locust St. and Robeson St.

Stop #3 - 7:45am - Corner of Robeson St. and Pine St.

Stop #4 - 7:50am - Corner of Robeson St. and Bedford St. (Dunkin' Donuts)

Stop #5 - 8:00am - Corner of Bedford St. and N. Quarry St.


Route 2

Stop #1 - 7:50 am - Corner of Bedford St. and Stinziano St.

Stop #2 - 7:55am - Corner of Bedford St. and Oak Grove St. (Across from Eastern Pizza)

Look for the yellow school bus on the sidewalk at each stop.





Additional Links









News and Notices

 District Backpack- Notices


2018-2019 School Calendar

Early Release Days

(Dismissal at 12:52 pm)

First Dat of School- Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Closing Day of School:Monday, June 13, 2019 (NOTE: The last two days of school are half-days for students.)

Tuesday Notice:



School Lunch Menu

FRPS District Handbook

Student/Parent Handbook


Saturday School:

Our school has started a new initiative to increase instructional time for students who have acquired three or more detentions/suspensions/other incidents over a two week period. This will allow students to receive a consequence, being held accountable for their actions without missing critical instructional time. 

Please read the following letters for more information:

/Saturday Detention SchWide Letter.pdf



21st Century SAYO Youth Survey Link

PTO Corner:

The first PTO meeting for 2018-2019 will be scheduled in the fall.  If anyone is interested in participating in PTO events please contact our PTO at

 Arrival: SCHOOL BEGINS AT 8:15 AM

Grade Pre-K will enter through the entrance on the corner of London Street and N. Quarry Street. 

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

Grade 3 will enter through the bridge.

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

School hours: 8:15am - 2:52pm

Doors will open at 8:15am.

Breakfast is free for everyone and will be served from 8:15am until 8:25am.

All students that arrive after 8:25am will be marked tardy and will need to enter through the Community Room door located near the main entrance. 


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.