Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 1/28/18

Noreen Power

NBC Nightly News: The Curley K-8 was featured on NBC Nightly News on Saturday, January 27th. A team from NBC came to interview a student and his family who have come to Boston since Hurricane Maria. Ms. Wessen, middle school math and science teacher, is in this clip along with a student and his mother. We are grateful that Puerto Rico is still getting press and hopefully continued to support to help families and schools get back on their feet. You can see the video clip here: https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/more-than-4-months-after-hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-s-schools-still-suffering-1147608131880

Friday, February 2nd: In honor of the New England Patriots going to Super Bowl LII this coming weekend students are welcome to wear Patriots gear and/or red, white and blue to support our home team. Go Pats!

Access Testing: During the month of January all English Language Learner (ELL) students will be participating in the ACCESS assessment. This test assesses student progress in their ability to Read, Write, Listen to and Speak English.

Principal Breakfast: Please join us for the Principal Breakfast on Friday, February 2nd from 8:45am-9:45am in Room 221. We will be learning about Inclusion at the Curley from Inclusion Specialist Meg Nason. All families are welcome to attend!

February Vacation: There will be no school the week on February 19th-23rd. We will return to school on Monday, February 26th.

Need A Cure For The Winter Blues? Get your whole family moving on Saturday, February 3rd at the Fancy Feet Dance Party. Hosted by KidsArts After School & Summer Program, the family friendly shindig will be held from 6-10pm at the Unitarian Church at 6 Eliot Street in Jamaica Plain (by the monument). It is a fundraiser for this nearly 30-year old JP institution but all are welcome regardless of their ability to pay.

High School Choice Process: The Curley Guidance Office is excited announce that School Choice Process has begun. On Wednesday, January 10th, all 8th grade students received their School Choice Form and information sheets outlining important details about the form and school choice process. We would like to call your attention to one important detail. This year, Boston Public Schools (BPS) will be offering families two ways to submit your student’s choices for the next school year (2018 – 2019):

  • 1)You may record your student’s school choices on the School Choice Form and return it to your student’s homeroom teacher by no later than February 9, 2018.
  • 2)You may also submit your student’s choices through the online continuous choice form in DiscoverBPS. The link to access the online choice form will be sent to the email address that Boston Public Schools has on file for you. Please note that if BPS does not have an email address on file for you, then you will not have access to the online choice form. The online choice form is also due no later than February 9, 2018.
  • For more information about the schools on your student’s choice lists or how school assignments are made, please visit:

    We also invite you to reach out to the Curley Guidance Office if you have any additional questions or concerns. Our office is committed to supporting you and your student through the school choice process.

    Guidance Office Contact Information
    Telephone: (617) 635 – 8176
    Email: ssantos2@bostonpublicschools.org

ESL Classes for Families: We will be offering ESL classes for parents at the Curley School. All levels are welcome and we will focus on learning English for practical purposes (for example, applying for jobs or helping your child with schoolwork) as well as basic grammar. There will be many opportunities to practice speaking. If you are interested, please call the Curley main office and speak to Madeline (617) 635-8176 to give her your information. Please say whether you prefer a morning or evening class.

Coat Drive: A very BIG thank you to all the families who have donated winter coats and accessories to our coat drive. The boxes for donations can still be found in both lobbies. We now only have a need for sizes 7 and larger. We are most in need of large coats, gloves, and boots. Thank you for caring so much about our Curley community! If anyone in your family is still in need, please let your child’s teacher know or contact the school.

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.

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