Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 2/6/17

Noreen Power

Welcoming Statement: We want all Curley families to know that we are a safe and welcoming space for all. The diversity of our school is viewed as a strength and you are welcome no matter your religion, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, language, national origin or ability level. Please know that we CARE about ALL PEOPLE and you will always be safe and welcomed in our community.
we care about all people

Immigration Support:
Here are some resources for families to use.
• If you know of an undocumented student or family in need of legal advice, please refer them to the Free Immigration Clinic at Boston City Hall. Volunteer lawyers are available on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Please inform families that it’s a safe space and no appointments are needed.

Immigration Clinic Information Dates:
February 1st and 15th
• March 1st and 15th
• April 5th and 19th
• May 3rd and 17th
• June 7th and 21st

Times: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 1 City Hall Square, Room 806, Boston, MA 02201
**Please call at least 1 week in advance for interpretations (other than Spanish) and/or disability accommodations

•If you have clients, students, family who are undocumented immigrants, please share the following phone number where they can call if they are arrested by immigration officials. This is a direct number 312-263-0901 to the National Immigrant Justice Center who can help them to get the necessary assistance. This is the link to the organization: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/services/detained-immigrants

Alpha Agency: “Our mission is to empower and assist the Latino community with translation services and access to other community programs in Massachusetts.Red Cards (these cards are available to Citizens and Noncitizens)> http://www.agenciaalpha.org/

red cards

Library and Technology Committee: Thank you to everyone who supported the Library and Technology Campaign. The initiative to revive and reopen the Curley Library has raised over $36,000! If you are interested in learning more about the committee’s work, or would like to help us, please email: curleyk8library@gmail.com or visit http://www.curleyk8.com/library/ to learn about our goals and work. Our next planning meeting is Saturday, March 4 at 9am at the Eastern Bank community room, 687 Centre Street, JP. The committee will be seeking additional grants and donations throughout the spring, and we will need teams of volunteers to accomplish specific jobs in the library itself. More details are coming soon!

February Vacation: We will be off for February vacation from Monday, February 20th through Friday, February 24th. All staff and students will return to school on Monday, February 27th

ELT: Our school hours for next year will be 8:30am-3:10pm. We will continue to offer a before and after school program here as well.

Middle School – Quarter 2:
Middle School 2nd quarter grades closed on Friday, January 27th. Report cards will be distributed the week of February 6th.

Educator of the Year Nominations – Due 2/24:
The City of Boston, Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) invite all of our stakeholders: teachers, administrators, students, families and community members, to nominate exceptional educators and to honor their work and dedication through the 2017 Boston Educator of the Year Awards. Visit bit.ly/eoyboston for nomination information.

ACCESS Testing: Starting this week through February break, all students designated as English Language Learners (ELL) will be assessed for their English Language Development Level (ELD). The ACCESS test is a state-mandated assessment. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any further questions.

Lion King Performances: Ms. Taylor Knight was the recipient of a district-wide donation of shoes, tights and bodysuits, which will help costume the Lion King cast. Thanks to BPS Arts Department (Myron, Allyssa and Dawn) and the Boston Dance Alliance. The Lion King performance dates have been announced:
School Shows
March 21 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
March 22 at 9 a.m.
March 23 and 24th at 7 p.m. (family show)
Families are welcome to come to either performance.
Ms. Taylor Knight~Ms. Alves~Ms. Bourgeault and Ms. Tefera

Snow: In preparation for the winter we would like to ask all families to talk with their children about throwing snow. We want all students to be safe as they enter and exit school and we are asking that all adults and students leave the snow on the ground during those times. We are also asking that families and students use the shoveled spaces to walk and do not walk through the snowy yard. This is to help assure that no one falls and gets hurt. Thank you!