Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 6/26/17

Noreen Power

Thank You: Thank you to all our student, families and staff for making this a great year of learning and growth! We hope you all have an enjoyable summer! Also On behalf of the staff and students of the Curley K-8, please accept our sincere thanks for the donations collected in support of our summer reading program. Your generous contributions, totaling almost $750, will assure that students in need will have the books necessary to complete their assigned summer reading. We are so appreciative of how you rallied to put this fundraising effort together on such short notice, and understand how fortunate we are to have the encouragement and financial support of so many families and friends of the Curley K-8 School!

Reminders: Just some reminders for this week and the summer!

  • • Mon 6/26 – LAST Day of CASP and last day for families to use the outdoor space after school
  • • Tue 6/27 – Dismissal at 12:30pm
  • • Wed 6/28 – Dismissal at 12:30pm
  • • Thur 6/29 – Wed 9 /6 – Summer Vacation – Be sure to rest, play, have fun and do some summer reading!
  • • Thu 9/7 – First Day of School for Grade 1-8
  • • Mon 9/11 – First Day of School for K0, K1 & K2

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 you child has a medication in the nurse’s office please see the link for the document about proper pick up of the medication below.
  • •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 or on the Curley Website under Parents -> Medical Forms Required For Your Student or Click Here

Alternative Transportation
In previous years families have been able to utilize the auto renewal option (not having to submit an alternative request on a yearly basis) when submitting an alternative request. Starting in SY1718, this option will no longer be available. A letter will be going out soon to to families informing them about this change. If families would like to request an alternative stop for next school year, the form can be found on the BPS website Transportation Form or at our office located at 2300 Washington St. Roxbury, MA 02119. All applications should be submitted before August 1, 2017. The applications will be reviewed, and if approved, will become effective Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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.

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.