Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 4/10/17

Noreen Power

School Climate Surveys: Please complete the BPS School Climate Survey. You can now access online surveys on the Boston Public Schools webpage in English, Spanish, Haitian, Somali, Vietnamese, Cape Verdean, Chinese, and Portuguese. Please visit to bostonpublicschools.org/climatesurvey in order to access the survey. This information is important to our school and helps us plan for next year!

Shout Out: Shout out to Danielle Moran, 5th grade teacher, for her Honorable Mention recognition as part of the Boston Teacher of the Year program. Danielle works hard each and every day to support and challenge her students. She is a team player, coaches volleyball and has been a leader in the move to Excellence For All! Congrats on being recognized for all you do to support the Curley K-8.

Curley Annual Spring Plant Sale: Spring has finally arrived!!! The 17th Annual Plant Sale is Saturday, May 6th from 10:00-2:00. If you are able to help at the event or beforehand, please sign up here or contact Kristin Jurkoic at kjurkoic@yahoo.com

Caring March: Please join us for the 1st Annual Curley Cares March! In honor of One Boston Day www.onebostonday.org (it falls over vacation so we are choosing an alternate date) the School Climate Team came up with an idea of having a school wide caring march (#CurleyCaresMarch). This will take place on Wednesday, April 12th from 1:30pm-2:00pm on school grounds. Students will create signs for causes they believe in and we will march around the school to show all the things we care about! We welcome families to join us for this event and help your child think about something they truly care about to share at our march!

Curley Family Arts Night: Families, students and staff please join us for arts and community building as we prepare for Wake Up The Earth (WUTE)! On April 26th & May 3rd from 5pm-7:30pm in room 014. Please bring drinks and snacks to share as well as an open mind as we prepare for the WUTE Parade. The parade will take place on Saturday, May 6th and the theme is “Life is Water.” We would like to have a large showing of Curley families to march and share artwork. Please reach out to Curley Art Teacher, Jesse Cardoso with any questions jcardoso@bostonpublicschools.org

family arts night

April Vacation: Just a reminder that we will be on vacation soon. There will be no school from Friday, April 14th through Sunday, April 23rd. We will look forward to seeing students back in school on Monday, April 24th.

MCAS: The MCAS testing will begin on Tuesday, April 4th and go through the end of May. This is a long window, which helps us ensure that students aren’t testing on back-to-back days. We want to spread out the testing to reduce any anxiety. Click the link to see our testing calendar by grade level and subject area. MCAS 2.0 Testing Schedule

Parent University: BPS Parent University seeks to “educate and empower parents as partners, advocates and lifelong teachers in their child’s education through educational courses and leadership opportunities.” Our next Parent University Large Conference will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Northeastern University from 8:30 am -3:00 pm. This is a FREE event for all families and we provide breakfast, lunch, parking passes and childcare with pre-registration. For more information go to http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/parentuniversity

Library and Technology Committee: The Curley K-8 Library will reopen next fall, with a full-time paraprofessional staff person! Thank you again to the Curley community for the successful fundraising drive, we are more than halfway to our goal of $70,000. Our next committee meeting is Saturday, May 13 at 9:00 am at the school (Centre Street entrance) to discuss our next round of fundraising and grant writing. Visit http://www.curleyk8.com/library/ for more information.

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.