Sep
17

Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 9/17/17

Noreen Power

Playworks:
We are thrilled to have Playworks as a returning partnership this year. Thank you to all families who assist us in funding this partnership. Playworks has been proven to decrease bullying behavior, increase physical activity and support learning. They provide elementary schools with a full-time recess coach, throughout the school day. Our coaches enhance and transform recess and play into a positive experience that helps kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity. If any parent’s would like to reach out for questions or concerns about the program they can email Coach Jacqui at jacqueline.conley@playworks.org

The Playworks after-school program model works with 15 students, called Junior Coaches, for the entire school year. The Junior Coach program focuses on leadership development and training and is designed primarily for 4th and 5th grade students. Junior Coaches attend 2 hours of training after school each week led by the Playworks Coach Jacqui. They also participate in team building activities and service at recess. The Junior Coach Program provides leadership opportunities for students. Students will receive forms to fill out this week on why they would like to be a junior coach. They can give the forms to their teachers or to the coach directly. Over the next week Coach Jacqui will review all the candidates and choose 15 junior coaches for this school year.

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 October 16th or 17th from 5:30-6 in the auditorium. Auditions for the show “Jungle Book” will take place 19th and 20th 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

Come join us at The 11th Annual Curley K-8 Fall Fling on 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. Please see links below to sign up to volunteer. The money raised goes toward important enrichment programs such as music, art, dance, Playworks and field trips for our children.

Please click here to sign up for a task that you are interested in helping with. Even if you have an hour to make a few phone calls or to pick up some pizza on the night of the event, every bit helps!

In addition to the event, we raise money through selling raffle tickets to the Jamaica Plain community. We need your help selling them next weekend, Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th in front of JP Licks when there is lots of foot traffic due to Open Studio. It’s lots of fun and a great way to meet other Curley families. Please click here to sign up for a shift!

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.

Library Committee:

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the the Library Fundraising campaign! We met (and exceeded!) our initial goal of $70,000. Work on the renovations to the room and on the collection continues, and we now have Sandra Samuel, our new library paraprofessional, leading the charge! Interested in helping? Here’s what you can do:

  • Share with friends and family the news that the Curley K-8 Library is receiving Shelf Help 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.
  • Volunteer in the library on a regular basis: if you can donate several hours a month during the school day, and are willing to be trained on specific tasks, please email curleyk8library@gmail.com and note when you are available, and if you have been CORI checked for this school year.

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

Open House: Our Open House for all families will take place on Thursday, September 28th from 5pm-7pm. We hope all families can come out, meet the teachers and hear about what your child will learn this year! In addition, we will host an activity for families in the auditorium regarding some new funding for furniture to create 21st Century learning environments for our students. We look forward to seeing you!

Health and Wellness Committee:
The Health and Wellness Committee would like to remind families to try to send a full reusable water bottle with their student each day.

Arrival and Dismissal:
Please keep in mind that the doors open at 8:15am and the official school day begins promptly at 8:30am. Please make sure to have your child arrive on time for the start of the day. Dismissal begins at 3:05pm. We are asking all families to remain outside at dismissal and not to release their child from school after 2:30pm. More Information Can Be Found Here

Parking for Family Drop off or Pick Up:
Please note that parking can be more difficult at drop off and pick up times. Parking lots are for staff and our buses line up along the school side of the street on Pershing Rd and Centre St. It helps arrival/dismissal move more efficiently when families adhere to these parking procedures. Thank you!

Celebrations Policy:
Last year we implemented a new Celebration and Reward policy: Curley K-8 Celebration and Reward Policy_memo across the community. Thank you for your support!

Guide to BPS:
New this year, the Boston Public Schools is encouraging families to view the annual “Guide to the Boston Public Schools” and fill out the necessary back-to- school forms by accessing the BPS website at www.bostonpublicschools.org/familyguide. The Guide is available in English and nine other languages. This helpful guidebook contains summaries of many of the district’s policies, programs, and services.
A separate booklet contains forms that need to be completed by parents, or students 18 or over. The online form is available at www.bostonpublicschools.org/contact. We encourage you to go online to complete the form for each of your children as soon as possible. A limited number of the printed guides, as well as booklets containing the forms, will be available at our school office for the families of students who are new to the district or do not have access to the Internet. We thank you for your cooperation.

A Note from the Curley Nurses:
Please send in an updated copy of your child’s annual physical and immunizations. For more information you can email our nurses at Apumphret@bostonpublicschools.org and Mregan@bostonpublicschools.org

Curley Before and After School Program Welcome:
Erika Mercado, the Director of the Curley Before and After School Program (CASP). For more information, please visit CASP’s webpage here: http://www.curleyk8.com/school-information/after-school-program/. CASP Before and After School begins the first day of school, Thursday, September 7th. Before school begin at 7:00am. There is a one-time $25 application fee for new students. The CASP before school application must be on file on the first day of school for your child to attend. If you have not yet submitted a before school application you will be required to do so upon arrival with your child. Students attending CASP afterschool on the first day must have an application on file. Click here to download the application in English. Click here to download the application in Spanish. Please let your child’s teacher know if they plan to attend CASP.

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.

Sep
15

The Curley K-8 Fall Fling is October 13th!

Noreen Power

Come join us at The 11th Annual Curley K-8 Fall Fling on Friday October 13th from 5:30 – 8:00PMFall Fling 2014
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. Please see links below to sign up to volunteer. The money raised goes toward important enrichment programs such as music, art, dance, Playworks and field trips for our children.

Please click here to sign up for a task that you are interested in helping with. Even if you have an hour to make a few phone calls or to pick up some pizza on the night of the event, every bit helps!

In addition to the event, we raise money through selling raffle tickets to the Jamaica Plain community. We need your help selling them next weekend, Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th in front of JP Licks when there is lots of foot traffic due to Open Studio. It’s lots of fun and a great way to meet other Curley families. Please click here to sign up for a shift!

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.

Sep
11

School Parent Council Meeting Tomorrow Wed 9/13 at 6:00

Noreen Power

All parents and guardians are invited to the School Parent Council meeting next Wednesday evening September 13th from 6-8 pm in the lower school cafeteria. Come gather with other Curley caregivers to learn about the School Parent Council and the many ways you can support the students and staff at the Curley. Enter the building through the doors at the far end of the turf playing field on the south side of the building. There will be a brightly colored sign marking the door. We will have pizza and beverages. Feel free to bring something to share. We will also provide childcare and Spanish translation.

    Sept SPC Meeting agenda:

  • Arrival: pizza, salad, drinks;
  • Chalk Talk Feedback re: school, classroom, extracurricular, questions, why you came
  • Welcome and intros: name and kids grades
  • Principal Grassa – overview of school priorities and Q&A
  • Finance report
  • Quick overview of each SPC committee and sign up sheets
  • Open session/Vote on SPEDPac and other open SPC positions
  • Adjourn

Sep
11

Guide to BPS

Noreen Power

Guide to BPS: New this year, the Boston Public Schools is encouraging families to view the annual “Guide to the Boston Public Schools” and fill out the necessary back-to- school forms by accessing the BPS website at: www.bostonpublicschools.org/familyguide

The Guide is available in English and nine other languages. This helpful guidebook contains summaries of many of the district’s policies, programs, and services. A separate booklet contains forms that need to be completed by parents, or students 18 or over. The online form is available at
www.bostonpublicschools.org/contact. We encourage you to go online to complete the form for each of your children as soon as possible.

A limited number of the printed guides, as well as booklets containing the forms, will be available at our school office for the families of students who are new to the district or do not have access to the Internet. We thank you for your cooperation.

Spanish:
Saludos Familias de las Escuelas Públicas de Boston, BPS (por sus siglas en Inglés),
Una novedad este año es que las Escuelas Públicas de Boston está motivando a las familias a revisar la “Guía Anual para las Escuelas Públicas de Boston” y completar los formularios necesarios de regreso a clases al acceder la página web www.bostonpublicschools.org/familyguide.

La Guía está disponible en Inglés y otros nueve idiomas. Esta útil guía contiene resúmenes de muchas de las políticas, programas y servicios del distrito. Un folleto separado contiene formularios que deben ser completados por los padres o los estudiantes de 18 años o más. El formulario en línea está disponible en www.bostonpublicschools.org. Lo animamos a conectarse en línea lo antes posible para completar los formularios para cada uno de sus estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas de Boston, BPS (por sus siglas en Inglés).

Un número limitado de guía impresas, así como también de los folletos que contienen los formularios, estarán disponibles en nuestras oficinas para las familias de estudiantes que son nuevos en el distrito o que no tienen acceso al internet. Le agradecemos por su cooperación.

Sep
10

Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 9/10/17

Noreen Power

Welcome Back:
We would like to welcome back all students, families and staff for SY 2017-2018. We look forward to a great start to school and just want to remind you that Monday, September 11th our youngest students (K0, K1 & K2) will be reporting to school for the first time.

Paw Prints: Each Sunday I will send out the Paw Prints to the website. It is an opportunity to share information with our entire community.

Arrival and Dismissal:
Please keep in mind that the doors open at 8:15am and the official school day begins promptly at 8:30am. Please make sure to have your child arrive on time for the start of the day. Dismissal begins at 3:05pm. We are asking all families to remain outside at dismissal and not to release their child from school after 2:30pm. More Information Can Be Found Here

Parking for Family Drop off or Pick Up:
Please note that parking can be more difficult at drop off and pick up times. Parking lots are for staff and our buses line up along the school side of the street on Pershing Rd and Centre St. It helps arrival/dismissal move more efficiently when families adhere to these parking procedures. Thank you!

Health and Wellness Committee:
The Health and Wellness Committee would like to invite families to our first meeting of the school year on Tuesday September 12th at 7:30 am. We will meet in Room 203 in the Upper School and families should enter through the CASP doors. Also last year we implemented a new Celebration and Reward policy: Curley K-8 Celebration and Reward Policy_memo across the community. Paper copies will be sent home with students on Monday and you can find it on our website as well.
Also, we are asking that families try to send a full reusable water bottle with their student each day.

School Parent Council Meeting:
All parents and guardians are invited to the School Parent Council meeting next Wednesday evening September 13th from 6-8 pm in the lower school cafeteria. Come gather with other Curley caregivers to learn about the School Parent Council and the many ways you can support the students and staff at the Curley. Enter the building through the doors at the far end of the turf playing field on the south side of the building. There will be a brightly colored sign marking the door. We will have pizza and beverages. Feel free to bring something to share. We will also provide childcare and Spanish translation.

    Sept SPC Meeting agenda:

  • Arrival: pizza, salad, drinks;
  • Chalk Talk Feedback re: school, classroom, extracurricular, questions, why you came
  • Welcome and intros: name and kids grades
  • Principal Grassa – overview of school priorities and Q&A
  • Finance report
  • Quick overview of each SPC committee and sign up sheets
  • Open session/Vote on SPEDPac and other open SPC positions
  • Adjourn

Guide to BPS:
New this year, the Boston Public Schools is encouraging families to view the annual “Guide to the Boston Public Schools” and fill out the necessary back-to- school forms by accessing the BPS website at www.bostonpublicschools.org/familyguide. The Guide is available in English and nine other languages. This helpful guidebook contains summaries of many of the district’s policies, programs, and services.
A separate booklet contains forms that need to be completed by parents, or students 18 or over. The online form is available at www.bostonpublicschools.org/contact. We encourage you to go online to complete the form for each of your children as soon as possible. A limited number of the printed guides, as well as booklets containing the forms, will be available at our school office for the families of students who are new to the district or do not have access to the Internet. We thank you for your cooperation.

A Note from the Curley Nurses:
Please send in an updated copy of your child’s annual physical and immunizations. For more information you can email our nurses at Apumphret@bostonpublicschools.org and Mregan@bostonpublicschools.org

Parent Portal:
Tenacity would like to invite families of 6th and 7th grade students to visit our classroom room 221 (Upper School), learn about our free after-school program, and sign-up to join our special community of young students and tennis players. Stop by anytime on Wednesday, September 13th between 3:30 and 6:30pm to meet our staff and secure a spot! For questions please contact:
Cathy AuGuste (857) 345-5568 – Site Director/Academic Coordinator
Payne Schanski (231) 881-0633 – Tennis Coach/Family Engagement

Kindergarten Welcome Picnic:
Thank you to all the staff and families that came out to our Kindergarten Welcome event. It was great to see families connecting and our students meeting many new friends.

Open House:
Our Open House for all families will take place on Thursday, September 28th from 5pm-7pm. We hope all families can come out, meet the teachers and hear about what your child will learn this year!

Curley Before and After School Program Welcome:
Erika Mercado, the Director of the Curley Before and After School Program (CASP). For more information, please visit CASP’s webpage here: http://www.curleyk8.com/school-information/after-school-program/. CASP Before and After School begins the first day of school, Thursday, September 7th. Before school begin at 7:00am. There is a one-time $25 application fee for new students. The CASP before school application must be on file on the first day of school for your child to attend. If you have not yet submitted a before school application you will be required to do so upon arrival with your child. Students attending CASP afterschool on the first day must have an application on file. Click here to download the application in English. Click here to download the application in Spanish. Please let your child’s teacher know if they plan to attend CASP.

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.

Sep
08

Apologies for Multiple Emails, we are testing our new email system

Noreen Power

Thank you for your patience.
Noreen Power(mom to Eric, 6th grade)

Sep
08

Welcome Back To School Everyone!

Noreen Power

This is a test of our new mail list. If you would like to unsubscribe from Curley K8 emails, please visit http://www.curleyk8.com/mailing-list/

More news to follow!

Jun
26

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!
curleyat40

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
  • TOTAL APPROXIMATE VALUE (SAVINGS) $295!

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.

Jun
25

Teacher’s Lounge Refrigerator-Looking for a Donation

Noreen Power

Our teachers need to replace the refrigerator in the teacher’s lounge. If you know of a refrigerator that is available to pass along, please consider donating it to the Curley teachers.

Please contact Candida Mundo-Arboleda: cmundoarboleda@bostonpublicschools.org

Jun
19

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!
    curleyat40

    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
    • TOTAL APPROXIMATE VALUE (SAVINGS) $295!

    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.

Jun
12

Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 6/12/17

Noreen Power

SSC: Please join us for the June SSC meeting on Tuesday, June 13th from 5:30pm -7pm in room 209 (Upper School). Please enter through the CASP doors.

Pot Luck: Let’s celebrate the end of another successful school year on June 14th with a Curley SPC Potluck from 6-8pm. Bring your favorite dish to share with new and old friends, take some silly photos in the “Photo Booth”, hear some super exciting news from Principal Grass and cast a vote for upcoming SPC leadership. There is much to be excited about in the next academic school year and this is a great time to celebrate our accomplishments, look forward to next year and connect with the Curley Community.

Rock Monitor: SAVE THE DATE! 6th ANNUAL ROCKMONITOR Benefit show!
–Come see Curley parents and teachers perform, DJ dance party to follow–
Saturday June 17th @8:30pm Midway Cafe (across from English High School)
All proceeds to benefit the new 2017-18 Evening MONTHLY Art Club at the Curley K8 for families <3 Rockmonitor $6 T-shirts for sale, raffle, used records, CDs, tapes Suggested donation at the door $20//21 years old + Please email Molly Brigham will any questions at mollykbrigham@gmail.com

Summer Reading: We are again providing school wide expectations and guidelines for summer 2017 reading. 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”. Packets of information, including the summer reading pledge, reading bingo activity, and logs are now being finalized and will be distributed to classroom teachers the week of June 19th. Please contact Eileen Cronin at ecronin@bostonpublicschools.org if you have questions regarding summer reading expectations.

CASP Year End Bash:
casp

Please join us celebrate another wonderful year at CASP!
Food and Drinks will be provided. Grill Style!
Performances from all of our CASP students.
Friday, June 23, 2017
4:00-6:00pm

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>

SUPPORT THE CURLEY K-8 LIBRARY…AND GET CAR SERVICE FROM MORRISON’S AUTO-RITE: 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
  • TOTAL APPROXIMATE VALUE (SAVINGS) $295!

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!

Library and Technology Committee: Thank you again to the Curley community for continued success with our fundraising drive toward a new, fully staffed library in the fall. We are now at $40,000, well on our way to $70,000!! Visit http://www.curleyk8.com/library/ for more information.

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.

Jun
05

Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 6/5/17

Noreen Power


Shout Outs:

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Shout out to Sole Train for participating in the Run to Remember during Memorial Day weekend! Not only did the Curley have more half marathoners than we’ve ever had before, but only one other Sole Train student (from the Edwards) even ran the half! We are so proud of everyone who ran this weekend and recognize the dedication and determination that went into training for this! Thanks to Ms. Ferro for continuing to lead this program after school for our community! Below is the list of our community members who participated. Please congratulate them!

6th Grade:
Tikal Hollister-Carlson (half marathon)
Max Barcan (half marathon)
Brennan Shapiro (half marathon)
Samiya Mohamed (5 mile)
Ashley Santaquin (5 mile)
Carlens Rigaud (5 mile)

7th Grade:
Jhoan Perez (half marathon)

8th Grade:
Juana Marte (half marathon)
Jose Cabrera (half marathon)
Josette Desvarieux (5 mile)

Curley Alumni:
Steve Snekvik (half marathon)
Josh Sherritt (half marathon)
Trudy Weeramuni (half marathon)
Santi Roquet (half marathon)

Curley Staff & City Year:
Genet Mehari
Alissa Ferro
Andrew Martinek
Kelsey Bagwill

Shout out to Uma Sen, Grade 6, for being selected to have her letter published as part of the “Dear Poet Project”. Uma’s letter detailing her response to reading Arthur Sze’s poem, “The Shapes of Leaves” can be read here.
https://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/dear-arthur-sze-uma
Congratulations to Uma and thank you to Ms. O’Connor for submitting her students work for consideration for this national competition!

Shout out to 8th grader Cassie Cadet for being recognized last week at the Boys and Girls Club Teen Recognition Dinner! This is event is for teens who show leadership from all the clubhouses across Boston!!!

Summer Reading: We are again providing school wide expectations and guidelines for summer 2017 reading. 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”. Packets of information, including the summer reading pledge, reading bingo activity, and logs are now being finalized and will be distributed to classroom teachers the week of June 19th. Please contact Eileen Cronin at ecronin@bostonpublicschools.org if you have questions regarding summer reading expectations.

Art Show: Please join us for the grades 4-8 Student Art Exhibit is Thursday, June 8th from 5:30-6:30. Work will be displayed in the front lobby, hallways, cafeteria, and points in between. Please email Jesse Cardoso if you have any questions jcardoso@bostonpublicschools.org.

art show

Ballet Rox: Come support this term’s BalletRox showcase! Our classes have worked hard to put together series of dances to be performed on Friday, June 9th in the auditorium at 12:50 p.m. Be a part of this rhythm! Thanks to the SPC for helping us fund this partnership!

CASP Year End Bash:
casp

Please join us celebrate another wonderful year at CASP!
Food and Drinks will be provided. Grill Style!
Performances from all of our CASP students.
June 23, 2017
4:00-6:00pm

Pot Luck: Let’s celebrate the end of another successful school year on June 14th with a Curley SPC Potluck from 6-8pm. Bring your favorite dish to share with new and old friends, take some silly photos in the “Photo Booth”, hear some super exciting news from Principal Grass and cast a vote for upcoming SPC leadership. There is much to be excited about in the next academic school year and this is a great time to celebrate our accomplishments, look forward to next year and connect with the Curley Community.

Rock Monitor: SAVE THE DATE! 6th ANNUAL ROCKMONITOR Benefit show!
–Come see Curley parents and teachers perform, DJ dance party to follow–
Saturday June 17th @8:30pm Midway Cafe (across from English High School)
All proceeds to benefit the new 2017-18 Evening MONTHLY Art Club at the Curley K8 for families <3 Rockmonitor $6 T-shirts for sale, raffle, used records, CDs, tapes Suggested donation at the door $20//21 years old + Please email Molly Brigham will any questions at mollykbrigham@gmail.comFullSizeRender

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>

SUPPORT THE CURLEY K-8 LIBRARY…AND GET CAR SERVICE FROM MORRISON’S AUTO-RITE: 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
  • TOTAL APPROXIMATE VALUE (SAVINGS) $295!

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!

Library and Technology Committee: Thank you again to the Curley community for continued success with our fundraising drive toward a new, fully staffed library in the fall. We are now at $40,000, well on our way to $70,000!! Visit http://www.curleyk8.com/library/ for more information.

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.

May
29

Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 5/29/17

Noreen Power

Shout outs:
Shout out to our 7th grade teachers for accompanying students on a 3-day overnight field trip to Thompson Island! We are so proud of the 60 students who were able to participate in this once in a lifetime adventure. This is an incredible opportunity for students to explore the Harbor Islands, bond with peers and challenge themselves. Here are a few photos to share.

Shout out to our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Sole Train runners, teachers, and Old Sole volunteers who ran in the Race to Remember last Saturday and completed either a half marathon or 5 mile race! They have been training since last October – Congratulations Everyone!!!

Build BPS Sessions: The City of Boston and Boston Public Schools are hosting BuildBPS workshops throughout the city during May and June. At each session, teams of parents, students, staff, and other stakeholders will brainstorm investment opportunities in school buildings, using data and priorities from the 10-year educational and facilities master plan. These interactive sessions are designed to generate ideas for repair, renovation, expansion, and building projects to create state-of-the-art school facilities. We hope you will consider attending one of these upcoming sessions and feel free to spread the word to anyone whom you think may be interested. We will be hosting a session at the Curley on Tuesday, May 30th from 5:30pm-8:00pm in the auditorium.
For more information and meeting locations, click here: BuildBPS NeighWkshp

7th Grade Parent High School Information Night: The counseling office will hold a presentation for our parents and guardians of 7th grade students on June 1st from 5:30-7 pm. This presentation will cover the basics of the 8th grade to high school transition including the citywide policy, choosing a good fit, and the high school choice form. Flyers will go out this week inviting parents and guardians to attend. Pizza will be served and students are encouraged to attend as well.

Movie Night: PACE is hosting Family Movie Night Thursday, June 1st 5pm-7pm in the Curley Auditorium. This event will help raise money for field trips, which provide very important social and community experience for students on the Autism Spectrum. Tickets will be $3 a person and will include the movie ticket, popcorn and water. Students must be accompanied by an adult. We can’t tell you the name of the movie, but please join us on the adventure of Princess Poppy and her colorful friends. Please email Liz Spring for further details espring@bostonpublicschools.org

New Student Welcome Sessions: We look forward to welcoming our new students on Friday, June 2nd from 9am-10am. We will begin by meeting in the auditorium from 9-9:30 and share important information about the Curley K-8 School. We will then break off into groups to tour classrooms. We are looking for families to help us lead some tours. Please email Arusha Hollister arusha_h@yahoo.com if you are available. Also on Tuesday, June 15th we will host another event for incoming K1 students from 9:15-10:15. Students will have an opportunity to play in classrooms with teachers while families meet and learn about the school.

Music Concert: You are invited to our end of the year Spring Music Showcase on Friday, June 2nd 2017. There will be two concerts: One at 10AM for K1, K2, 1st, and 2nd grades and another concert at 11AM for Middle School. Please e-mail Ms. Alves with any questions evarela2@bostonpublicschools.org

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.

Pot Luck: Let’s celebrate the end of another successful school year on June 14th with a Curley SPC Potluck from 6-8pm. Bring your favorite dish to share with new and old friends, take some silly photos in the “Photo Booth”, hear some super exciting news from Principal Grass and cast a vote for upcoming SPC leadership. There is much to be excited about in the next academic school year and this is a great time to celebrate our accomplishments, look forward to next year and connect with the Curley Community.

Rock Monitor: SAVE THE DATE! 6th ANNUAL ROCKMONITOR Benefit show!
–Come see Curley parents and teachers perform, DJ dance party to follow–
Saturday June 17th @8:30pm Midway Cafe (across from English High School)
All proceeds to benefit the new 2017-18 Evening MONTHLY Art Club at the Curley K8 for families <3 Rockmonitor $6 T-shirts for sale, raffle, used records, CDs, tapes Suggested donation at the door $20//21 years old + Please email Molly Brigham will any questions at mollykbrigham@gmail.com

SUPPORT THE CURLEY K-8 LIBRARY…AND GET CAR SERVICE FROM MORRISON’S AUTO-RITE: 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
  • TOTAL APPROXIMATE VALUE (SAVINGS) $295!

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!

Library and Technology Committee: Thank you again to the Curley community for continued success with our fundraising drive toward a new, fully staffed library in the fall. We are now at $40,000, well on our way to $70,000!! Visit http://www.curleyk8.com/library/ for more information.

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.

May
24

SAVE THE DATE! 6th ANNUAL ROCKMONITOR Benefit show!

Molly Brigham

SAVE THE DATE! 6th ANNUAL ROCKMONITOR Benefit show!
–Come see Curley parents and teachers perform, DJ dance party to follow–

Saturday June 17th @8:30pm Midway Cafe (across from English High School)

All proceeds to benefit the new 2017-18 Evening MONTHLY Art Club at the Curley K8 for families <3 Rockmonitor 6 Tshirts for sale, raffle, used records, CDs, tapes Suggested donation at the door $20//21 years old +

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