Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 2/5/18

Noreen Power

Shout Out: Many thanks to the Curley community for your gifts in support of new technology at the school. Nearly $7,000 was raised and I plan to purchase new equipment this week.

Health and Wellness: Please join us for our February meeting on Tuesday, February 6th from 7:15am-8:15am in Room 203 Upper School.

Curley Silent Auction: Save the date for the 11th annual silent auction from 6-9pm Tuesday, March 27th! Please join us for an evening of grown-up fun at Canary Square. If you’re interested in helping out with this fun event, please sign up here: 2018 Curley K-8 Silent Auction | Wejoinin

CASP Newsletter: The February edition of the CASP Newsletter is available here: http://www.curleyk8.com/school-information/after-school-program/casp-newsletters/

Nominations Open – Boston Educator of the Year: The City of Boston, BPS, and the BTU invite our stakeholders to nominate exceptional educators and to honor their work and dedication through the 2018 Boston Educator of the Year Award. The nomination deadline is February 28, 2018. Visit externalaffairsbps.org/eoy for nomination information and to nominate an educator. Contact for additional information: Hannah Wilson

Amazon Smiles: AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our school. You can choose Friend of the Curley from the list offered. None of the items you purchased will be shared with us, it is a quarterly check written to Friends of the Curley from Amazon. More information here:
amazon smiles

Boston City Singers: The Boston City Singers choir has openings for students in grades 2-4 in both Dorchester and Jamaica Plain locations. We would love to extend this invitation to the Curley School students. Attached is a flyer with further information. Families can also reach out to music teacher, Ms. Alves: evarela@bostonpublicschools.org
Boston City Singers Dot JP Tear off flyer Grades 2-4 January 2018

SSC: Please join us for our February School Site Council meeting on Tuesday, February 13th from 5:30pm-7pm in room 209. Please enter through the CASP doors. All families and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend.

SPC: Please join us for our February School Parent Council (SPC) meeting on Wednesday, February 15th from 8:45am-10:45am in the Upper School Cafeteria. All families are welcome and refreshments will be served.

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

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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