Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 6/19/17

Noreen Power

Thank You: Thank you to the SPC for hosting our family potluck and the Rockmonitor fundraiser this weekend! It is great to wrap up the year celebrating arts, music and families!

Shout Out: Shout to three of our amazing partners that either wrapped up service last week or this week.

  • City Year completed their service on Friday with a graduation ceremony at Northeastern University. City Year will return in September with new Corps Members servicing grades 3-8 and after school.
  • Tenacity hosted a packed family event for middle school on Thursday evening. Several students will participate in Tenacity Camps this summer and they will return in the fall to continue middle school programming.
  • Playworks wraps up this week and we are thrilled to continue on for another year with this partnership. They will continue to support students K-5 at recess and class game time in the fall. Best of luck to all the AmeriCorps members moving on in their career!

Events this week: Mark your calendars for one of our many events this coming week!

    • 6/21 – K-4 Field Day
      • 9:00-10:15-Grades K1 & K2
      • 10:30-11:45- Grades 1 & 2
      • 12:00-12:45-PACE
      • 12:45-2:00 Grades 3 & 4
      • Rain Date 6/27
    • 6/22 – Grade 5 Moving on Ceremony 9am-10am in Auditorium followed by Field Day
    • 6/22 – K1 Moving on Ceremony 1pm-2pm
    • 6/22 – CASP – Advisory Board meeting 6-7:30pm in the CASP Office
    • 6/23 – 8th grade Moving on Ceremony 10am-11am in auditorium
    • 6/23 – K2 Moving on Ceremony 1:15pm-2:15pm
    • 6/23 – CASP Bash 4pm-6pm on the Playing Field

    From our Nurses to Families: As we wrap up another successful school year we here in the Nurse’s Office would like to send out a few reminders:

    • • If your child has a medication in the nurse’s office please see attached document about proper pick up of the medication. End of the year medication pickup
    • • If your child has had a recent physical, please send a copy into school with your child so we may update his/her records. You may also fax this information to 617-635-8244. The information may also be emailed to apumphret@bostonpublicschools.org or mregan@bostonpublicschools.org
    • •Please keep in mind that if your child will require medication in school for the school year 2017/2018 we will need updated medication orders. Students requiring asthma medication in school must have an updated Asthma Action Plan. Students with Life Threatening Allergies must have an updated Allergy Action Plan. This is especially important for children with food allergies as we will need to communicate this information with BPS Nutrition. Medication used by children in school must be accompanied by a doctor’s order or plan and the medication must in it’s original packaging with proper labeling and unexpired. All students receiving medications in school should also have an up to date physical on file in school. Important forms and information for parents can be found on the website BPShealthservices.org
    • Medication Authorization form: medication-authorization
      Food Allergy Action Plan: food allergy actionplan

    Summer Reading: Student summer reading packets will be distributed this week. As last year, all students will be asked to take a pledge to read daily over the summer months and to maintain a log of this reading. In addition, students entering grades 4 through 8 will be expected to read one additional book, in coordination with the BPS and Boston Public Library initiative, “Summer Reading Together”. We are asking that no additional reading assignments be given, so that students and their families can enjoy the summer break, without multiple, sometimes duplicative, summer reading assignments. Please contact Eileen Cronin at ecronin@bostonpublicschools.org if you have questions regarding summer reading expectations.

    CASP Meeting: Please join us for a planning meeting on Thursday, June 22nd from 6pm-7:30pm in the CASP Office. Instructional Superintendent, Dr. Alex Montes McNeil, and Acting CASP Director, Erika Mercado, will lead the group through a process of designing structures and systems to best support CASP moving forward. This meeting is a way to gather ideas regarding an Advisory Board for CASP. All are welcome to attend and childcare will be provided.

    Last Days of School: The last day of school is Wednesday, June 28th. Both Tuesday, June 27th and Wednesday, June 28th will be early release days with dismissal at 12:30pm on those days. Also Monday June 26th will be the last day for families to use the outdoor space after school. We will be getting in new windows installed this summer and the contractors will be using all the outdoor space as soon as student dismiss on 6/27 – the summer. The last day of CASP will be Monday, June 26th>

    Library and Technology Committee:

    A friend and neighbor of the Curley School has offered to match—dollar for dollar—your donations up to $10,000 for our new library!

    We can raise $20,000 with this exceptional gift and fully fund the library campaign this summer. Complete details are at www.curleyk8.com/library/ or view the Curley Library Match flyers:
    In English
    In Spanish

    Please share this exciting fundraising opportunity with family and friends!

    Would you like to contribute a matching donation and get car service too? Morrison’s Auto-Rite (475 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain) is offering car maintenance services for FREE with a small donation to the Curley Library (the total cost of the car services far exceed the donation!!!)

    Bring a check or money order to Morrison’s Auto-Rite made out to Friend’s of the Curley Fund for $95 and Morrison’s Auto-Rite will provide you with the following services and items:

    Free comprehensive multi-point inspection (check over your car’s health) including:

    • Free Oil Change (up to a $39.95 value). NOTE: some cars have additional charges for synthetic oil
    • Rotate tires
    • Balance two front tires (while doing rotation)
    • Free front wiper blades (most cars); no appointment needed for wiper blade install
    • Second free oil change (up to a $39.95 value)
    • Upgraded warranty on repair work done by Morrison’s Auto Rite
      to 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. (There are a few exceptions for normal wear items, i.e. tires)
    • Unlimited tire pressure adjusting, no appointment needed
    • Unlimited fluid level checks, no appointment needed

    You must present the check in the amount of $95, made out to Friends of the Curley Library Fund, in person to Morrison’s Autorite to be eligible for these services! No credit cards, please!

    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.