Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 4/3/17

Noreen Power

Shout out: Thank you to all the families that helped to make the 10th Annual Silent Auction a huge success. We appreciate your time, donations and support of our school programming.

Principal Breakfast: Please join us on Friday, April 7th from 8:45am-9:45am for the principal breakfast. We will meet with the teacher leaders of the School Climate Team and learn more about Curley Cares initiatives. All families are welcome to attend!

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!

K-5 Report Cards: Report cards were sent home with students K-5 on Friday, March 31st. Please check your child’s backpack.

Free Tickets: There are 10 free tickets to the Ice Chips Show of Champions. It is a skating show held at Harvard’s ice rink put on by The Skating Club of Boston. There are a wide variety of performers; from young learn-to-skate participants to a two-time World Champion. More information here: https://icechips.org/The tickets are for the Saturday April 8th performance at noon. If you are interested please email Laura Kollett lkollett@gmail.com

Curley Annual Spring Plant Sale:
Our annual plant sale will be on Saturday, May 6th from 10:00-2:00. We will look for help the day of but if anyone is interested in planning or helping in advance, should contact Kristin Jurkoic at kjurkoic@yahoo.com

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

SSC: Please join us for the April SSC meeting on Tuesday, April 4th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Room 209. All attendees should enter through the CASP doors.

The Lion King: We have one final show coming up and we hope you can join us! There will be a special performance at the Shubert Theatre in downtown Boston on Thursday, April 6th. Doors open at 5 pm & Show starts at 5:30. You need a ticket to see the show! If you have a student in the show and need extra tickets OR If you do not have a student in the show and would like tickets, please email Noreen Power at ncpower1@gmail.com

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, April 8 at 8:30 am at the school (Centre Street entrance) to discuss our next round of fundraising and grant writing. We are assembling teams for specific projects in the library, and anyone interested in joining a crew, can email Pam Yosca at curleyk8library@gmail.com and indicate if you are available to work on a regular basis (you will receive training) to organize/catalog books; or, if you would like to work an afternoon here or there painting, assembling furniture, and other miscellaneous tasks. Visit http://www.curleyk8.com/library/ for more information.