Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 10/9/17

Noreen Power

The Fall Fling is This Friday! Come join us at the 11th Annual Curley K-8 Fall Fling this Friday October 13th from 5:30 – 8:00PM

This is a enjoyable family event and fundraiser with food, fun activities, a raffle with major prizes and a DJ! Parent volunteers play an essential role in making this a great event for our school community. The money raised goes toward important enrichment programs such as music, art, dance, Playworks and field trips for our children.

Please consider helping out through donating bottled water, juice boxes or a baked good and bringing them the night of. You can also help by joining us after school in the upper school gym on Friday to help set up and/or help with clean up directly following the event. Please click here to sign up for a task that you are interested in helping with.

Parents, please return the raffle tickets by Wednesday, October 11th at the latest!!!

Please contact Jessica London-Rand at jlondonrand@gmail.com/617-694-2405 (hablo español) or Molly Brigham mollykbrigham@gmail.com/617-519-0167 if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you all there!!

SPC Meeting

Please join us for the School Parent Council Meeting on Wednesday, 10/11 at 8:45am in the Upper School Cafeteria. The Playworks coach and coordinator will be there! We will also be talking about how the Curley approaches difficult student behaviors and behavior management. We will also have updates from committees. Food and coffee provided. All are welcome!

Sole Train: Boston Runs Together


Run/Walk the 4th Annual Sole Train 5K​Jamaica Pond

October 21, 2017

Sole Train is a community-building and mentoring program that uses running as a vehicle for young people to set and achieve seemingly impossible goals. By building a supportive community of caring peers and adults, Sole Train champions young people as they realize their capacity for greatness.
The Curley K-8 has been a proud Sole Train partner for many years. This is our opportunity to show our support to the program and all the students and staff from the Curley, and many other schools, who are involved!

There will be free food, a free younger kids fun run and fun music! All proceeds go to support the amazing youth in Sole Train!

Register to run/walk! http://www.soletrain5k.com/

Register to volunteer! http://www.soletrain5k.com/volunteers.html

Interested in being a sponsor? http://www.soletrain5k.com/sponsors.html

Want to be an Old Sole (adult volunteer) and run with the students through the year? They’d love to have you and you don’t even have to like running! http://conta.cc/2v1eh2Z

For more information, contact Jess Leffler at:
617.536.0944 X 345 or jleffler@trinityinspires.org

BPS Fall Open House:

October 28th BPS is once again opening its headquarters for a college, career, and life readiness open house. The day consists of interactive workshops geared towards educating and preparing our students. Examples include: Resume building, LinkedIn profile support, Cash Management, Career Exploration, and much more. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in signing up in advance for this event by clicking on this link. There will ALSO be family-friendly events and instructional tools for elementary through high school aged student. Everyone is welcome! Further details and RSVP information can be found here, and will be updated on an ongoing basis. We will also be distributing posters and flyers to your schools and encourage you to share with your school communities.


The Curley K-8 will not have a Halloween celebration during the school day. As a community we are focused on health and wellness and therefore we ask that all candy remain at home. We are also asking that students leave all costumes, masks, face painting and clown paraphernalia at home as well. Thank you in advance for your support around this matter. Attached is our Celebrations Policy Curley K-8 Celebration and Reward Policy_memo.

Library Committee:

Please share with friends and family the news that the Curley K-8 Library is receiving Shelf Help from the Boston Book Festival! from the Boston Book Festival! The organizers of the Festival are promoting and publicizing this wishlist, to help us re-open the library with new, hardcover children’s books. The Boston Book Festival is October 28 in Copley Square, and is a fantastic, free, family-friendly celebration of literature for readers of all ages.

Our first Library Committee Meeting will be Saturday, October 21 at 9 am, in the Community Room of the JP Branch Library on South Street (next to Curtis Hall.) Please join us to talk about next steps for fundraising, publicity, work in the library, and more.

Thank you to everyone who has helped the library, we look forward to a grand opening later in the fall!


Please join us for our first SSC meeting of the year on Tuesday, October 10th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Room 209. All families are encouraged to attend and can enter through the CASP doors.

Music Class:

We are working hard this year to provide all of our students with as many resources in music as possible. Please join us in bringing more instruments to our two music classrooms! Click here to find out more!

It’s Disney Musical Time for grades 3-5!:

If your child is interested in participating in the Disney musical please come to a parent information meeting Mon Oct 16th or Tue Oct 17th from 5:30-6 in the auditorium. Auditions for the show “Jungle Book” will take place Wed Oct 18th and Thu Oct 19th at 4-5 pm also in the auditorium.
Can’t be at the meeting? Mail your questions to Kim Taylor Knight at storyinabox@gmail.com
Looking forward to meeting you!

Curley Ambassadors of Dance (CAD):

is starting this fall! Kim Taylor Knight will begin rehearsals on November 14th at 4-5 pm in the Auditorium.
This year CAD will be performing at the MLK celebration at the Strand Theater in January, the Art Show in April and the District Arts Festival on the Common.
For more information please contact Kim at storyinabox@gmail.com

Social Media:

For up to date information about the Curley K-8 School please sign up for email alerts by joining the Mailing List. You can also follow Principal Grassa on Twitter @principalgrassa and be sure to always use the hashtag #curleycares when sharing/posting/tweeting information about our school.