Nov
19

Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 11/19/17

Noreen Power

Thanksgiving: We will be dismissing for the Thanksgiving Break on Wednesday, November 22nd at 1:10pm. There will be NO afterschool programming on this day and all staff and students are dismissing at 1:10pm. We will also have no school on November 23rd-24th. Please communicate with your child’s teacher if you are making changes to your family dismissal plan.

Supply Drive for Puerto Rico: On Saturday Middle School Teacher, Nina Wessen, dropped off 852lbs of supplies to be sent to support those in need in Puerto Rico. Thank you to all the families who donated on 10/31:
puerto rico donation

Coat Drive: We are accepting donations of winter wear (coats, boots, hats, scarves, mittens, etc). There are wrapped boxes in both the lower and upper school lobbies to leave donations. We can use all sizes from 3T to adult. If your child is in need of winter gear, please let his/her teacher know by filling out and returning the coat drive flyer sent home in your student’s folder. If any adult is interested in helping this effort this winter season, please contact Fran Batuyios, Curley parent, at fbatuyios@hotmail.com
Thanks for helping keep Curley kids warm this winter!

School Preview Time: It is time for school previews and we could use your helping leading tours at the Curley! On Saturday, December 9th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m there will be a citywide Schools Showcase at TD Gardens.
At the Curley school we need help leading tours on:

Tuesday, November 28th, 9am-10am

Tuesday, December 19, 9am-10am
Tuesday, January 23rd, 9am-10am

There are Helpful Hint sheets to everyone who volunteers with ideas of what to highlight on the tours.

  • If you are new to giving tours we can also pair you up with someone who has led them before.
  • If you are able to help out leading tours even one day, it would be very helpful. Please sign up on the doodle poll: School Tours
  • If you know of someone who is not on this list who think might be willing to lead tours, please let me know.
  • Please feel free to e-mail me: Arusha Hollister-Carlson: arusha_h@yahoo.com
  • Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SPED PAC): The monthly general meeting November 30 – BPS Update on Transition services/ Guardianship/ SSI
    SPED PAC monthly meetings provide information regarding relevant special education topics. Meetings include the opportunity for parents to ask questions or discuss concerns surrounding these topics.
    All parents and caregivers are welcome. Childcare available at all meetings and Spanish translation available upon request. Light refreshments will be served.

    Meeting time: 7-8:30
    Richard J. Murphy School
    1 Worrell St
    Dorchester, MA 02122

    Further information can be found at : http://bostonspedpac.org/
    If questions, please feel free to contact Curley parent representative Lisa Walker at walkerlm1@outlook.com

    Jungle Book Production Updates: On Monday, November 20th at 5:30 to 6 I will be hosting a brief production meeting with interested parents and others in the auditorium. I will be outlining the production roles and what each entails. This is an overview meeting; we will meet as a team monthly to communicate progress. I am happy to announce Jaime Brice will be the costume chairperson. Please contact me with any questions at storyinabox@gmail.com (Kim Taylor Knight).

    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.

    Nov
    17

    The Curley Winter Coat Drive Kicks Off This Week!

    Noreen Power

    We are accepting donations of winter wear (coats, boots, hats, scarves, mittens, etc). There are wrapped boxes in both the lower and upper school lobbies to leave donations. We can use all sizes from 3T to adult.

    If your child is in need of winter gear, please let his/her teacher know by filling out and returning the coat drive flyer sent home in your student’s folder.

    If any adult is interested in helping this effort this winter season, please contact Fran Batuyios, Curley parent, at fbatuyios@hotmail.com
    Thanks for helping keep Curley kids warm this winter!

    Nov
    12

    Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 11/12/17

    Noreen Power

    Thanksgiving: We will be dismissing for the Thanksgiving Break on Wednesday, November 22nd at 1:10pm. There will be NO afterschool programming on this day and all staff and students are dismissing at 1:10pm. We will also have no school on November 23rd-24th. Please communicate with your child’s teacher if you are making changes to your family dismissal plan.

    Safety Phone Call/Drill: Robo Call to Families Regarding Safety Drill: The following call went to families on Wednesday, November 8th in Spanish and English:
    Good evening Curley Community, On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 we will be conducting a safety drill. We just want to make sure that in the event of an emergency, we are prepared. Please take a moment to talk to your child about the importance of listening to adults in an emergency situation. If you have any questions concerning language used to review the drill, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher. Our number one priority is the safety of our students. Thank you.

    INTERNATIONAL WEEK IS COMING: Next week, November 13-17, 2017, the Curley K-8 School will celebrate our community’s cultural diversity and learn about countries around the world. Homeroom teachers will introduce a particular country, and students will “travel the world” when they visit specialists and buddy classes throughout the week. Families are encouraged to join us for International Week activities; please share YOUR culture with our students during this special week and throughout the school year!

    SSC: Please join us for our November SSC meeting on Tuesday, November 14th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Room 209 (Upper School). Families should enter through the CASP doors. Please note that we will be sharing SY 2016-2017 MCAS data, holding our annual Title I meeting and electing our final positions. All staff and Curley families are welcome to attend.

    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.

    Nov
    11

    It’s School Preview Time!!!

    Arusha Hollister

    It is time for school previews and we could use your helping leading tours at the Curley!

    This year BPS is doing things a little differently- there will NOT be a School Showcase in schools on a Saturday like they have in past years. Instead on Saturday, December 9th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m there will be a citywide Schools Showcase at TD Gardens. If you would like to be a parent representative at this event, please contact Principal Katie Grassa directly.

    At the Curley school we need help leading tours on:
    Tuesday, November 28th, 9am-10am
    Tuesday, December 19, 9am-10am
    Tuesday, January 23rd, 9am-10am

    I will be sending out Helpful Hint sheets to everyone who volunteers with ideas of what to highlight on the tours. If you are new to giving tours we can also pair you up with someone who has led them before.

    If you are able to help out leading tours even one day, it would be very helpful. Please sign up on the doodle poll: School Tours

    If you know of someone who is not on this list who think might be willing to lead tours, please let me know.

    Please feel free to e-mail me: Arusha Hollister-Carlson: arusha_h@yahoo.com

    Nov
    08

    Reminder that CASP is closed on Fri 11/9 and Chess Wizards Update

    Noreen Power

    Please be aware that CASP will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 in honor of Veteran’s Day

    Also the Chess Wizards will be starting their first class on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 and will run until Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

    The problem with their online registration was fixed and ready to go.

    Please have your child dismissed with the CASP students and go to the lower school Cafeteria where the wizard will be there waiting.

    Nov
    07

    CASP November Newsletter

    Noreen Power

    The Curley After School Program has published their November newsletter!
    You can also view the newsletters on the CASP newsletter page by clicking HERE

    Copy of CASP November Newsletter

    Nov
    05

    Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 11/5/17

    Noreen Power

    THANK YOU: Thank you to all the families who supported our fundraiser for hurricane victims on 10/31. We were able to raise over $4,000 to support those in need. We also have hundreds of supplies that will be sent to Puerto Rico this week (see pictures below). We are humbled by the support and modeling for all our students about caring for others. A special thank you to our 7th grade students for organizing this event in support of others.


    SPC: Please join us for the November School Parent Council (SPC) meeting on Wednesday, November 8th from 6pm-7:30pm in the Lower School Cafeteria. All families are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

    Health and Wellness: Please join us for our November Health and Wellness Meeting on Tuesday, November 7th from 7:15am-8:15am in Room 203 in the Upper School. All families should enter through the CASP doors.

    Veteran’s Day: There will be no school on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran’s Day.

    SSC: Please join us for our November SSC meeting on Tuesday, November 14th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Room 209 (Upper School). Families should enter through the CASP doors. Please note that we will be sharing SY 2016-2017 MCAS data, holding our annual Title I meeting and electing our final positions. All staff and Curley families are welcome to attend.

    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.

    Oct
    29

    Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 10/29/17

    Noreen Power

    Fundraiser on Tuesday 10/31/17 To Support Hurricane Victims:

    We all know that the 2017 hurricane season has taken a devastating toll on over a dozen nations in the Caribbean, Central America and North America. Three of our middle school classes will be raising money and collecting donated items for people in need. Our Curley Cares goal is to collect essential items and raise $5,000 to send to several charities. We are hoping that every community member will consider contributing $5 and/or essential items. To celebrate our efforts, we are facilitating our Pajama Day on October 31st. We would love to see our entire Curley Community wearing pajamas and our specialized bracelets on this day. Our middle school students will enjoy a Movie Screening Celebration as well. All monetary donations are appreciated! Essential items we will collect include:

  • small AM/FM radios that use AAA or AA batteries that are easy to find
  • D and C batteries
  • AA and AAA batteries
  • insect repellent
  • tooth paste
  • tooth brushes
  • deodorants
  • first aid kits
  • triple antibiotics
  • mash potatoes in powder form
  • shaving items
  • towels
  • hand sanitizers
  • feminine hygiene
  • coloring books and crayons
  • soap
  • underwear for all ages
  • Halloween:

    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.

    Thank you:
    A big thank you to our Library Committee for their work in opening our library as well as securing a visit this week from 2017 Caldecott Award Winning author and illustrator, Javaka Steptoe. Thanks to these efforts 6 classrooms had the chance to learn from Javaka and he even gave signed copies of his book, Radiant Child, to students. To learn more about Javaka Steptoe check out his website at www.javaka.com/
    radiantchild

    Art Club This Thursday
    Keep an eye out for flyers in the backpacks about upcoming art events…but in the mean time….
    …..Drum roll please…..!

    This Thursday Nov 2nd from 5:30-7:30 we are kicking off Art Club and we hope you will join us!

    It is FREE and includes a light dinner. In art room 014 at the Curley K8 school!

    Walk-ins are welcome! But if you get a chance could you let me know if you think you will be coming and with how many adults & students? Just so we have enough art supplies and food!

    We are so excited for this new family fun program to start!! We will be meeting up once a month at the Curley School to do fun projects led by art teachers and adult volunteers. Each month will be a new project! And its always free.

    Feel free to pass this email along to a Curley family who you think would want to come. All are welcome! If you can’t come this week but want to try and come next month, let me know! & I’ll put you on the email list!

    A few more things:
    -no experience necessary!
    -it’s a family event so all students need to be at art club with an adult
    -if you want to bring something to help with food/supplies, let me know! We have a sign up going that I can loop you into
    -call text or email with questions!

    Molly
    (mom to Ben 7th & Izzy 2nd grade)
    617-519-0167
    MollyKbrigham@gmail.com

    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.

    Oct
    26

    CASP October Newsletter

    Noreen Power

    The Curley After School Program has published their first newsletter!
    You can also view the newsletters on the CASP newsletter page by clicking HERE

    Copy of Copy of CASP Newsletter draft 3

    Oct
    22

    Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 10/22/17

    Noreen Power

    8th Grade Parent Night:

    The Guidance Office is hosting a High School Information Night for 8th grade students and their families on Thursday, October 26th, from 5-7pm. During this event, we will share information about the upcoming high school application process including common application requirements and the types of BPS high schools. We will also discuss ways in which parents/guardians can support their student during this process. We would appreciate your support in promoting this event by encouraging students to attend this event with their families.

    Fundraiser on Tuesday 10/31/17 To Support Hurricane Victims:

    We all know that the 2017 hurricane season has taken a devastating toll on over a dozen nations in the Caribbean, Central America and North America. Three of our middle school classes will be raising money and collecting donated items for people in need. Our Curley Cares goal is to collect essential items and raise $5,000 to send to several charities. We are hoping that every community member will consider contributing $5 and/or essential items. To celebrate our efforts, we are facilitating our Pajama Day on October 31st. We would love to see our entire Curley Community wearing pajamas and our specialized bracelets on this day. Our middle school students will enjoy a Movie Screening Celebration as well. All monetary donations are appreciated! Essential items we will collect include:

  • small AM/FM radios that use AAA or AA batteries that are easy to find
  • D and C batteries
  • AA and AAA batteries
  • insect repellent
  • tooth paste
  • tooth brushes
  • deodorants
  • first aid kits
  • triple antibiotics
  • mash potatoes in powder form
  • shaving items
  • towels
  • hand sanitizers
  • feminine hygiene
  • coloring books and crayons
  • soap
  • underwear for all ages
  • Halloween:

    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.

    Playworks:

    Another unique opportunity Playworks offers is after school sports leagues! In the upcoming weeks, we will be actively recruiting a co-ed volleyball team for the winter. This is a unique and exciting opportunity available to 4th/5th grade students to be able to represent the Curley K-8 community and play against other Playworks schools across the city. Coach Jacqui will be recruiting a full team of 10-12 students starting this week up until the first week of practice on October 31th to participate. Practices will be on October 31st 3:30-4:30 and games will be played 1x per week at the Orchard Gardens K-8 School in Roxbury, MA between 5:00 – 8:30 pm. The entire length of the season will be six weeks from 11/6-12/11. Students will have the opportunity during the first week of leagues to participate in a volleyball extravaganza! This is where Playworks students from all over Boston will come together to play in a variety of stations and learn new skills. The remaining five weeks will be standard games. Playworks leagues are strictly developmental, we do not keep score & we encourage good sporting behavior. Please contact Coach Jacqui with questions at jacqueline.conley@playworks.org.

    Progress Reports Grades 6-8:

    Parents should be on the lookout for Progress Reports coming home with their students on Monday, October 23rd. This is a great opportunity for families to sign on to BPS Gradebook with their child and reach out to the teachers if you have questions. There is still time for students to improve their grades and we want to collaborate with you to make this happen!

    Picture Day:

    Picture Day for grades K-8 will be as follows:

  • 10/24: K-2 & Siblings
  • 10/25: 3-5 & Make-Ups
  • 10/26: 6-8 & Make-Ups
  • Parents will need to fill out separate forms for Sibling Pictures.
    Pictures need to be paid for in full and all forms need to be filled out before Picture Day. Please check with your child’s teacher if you need further information.

    Jennifer Connelly, the wonderful photographer who does our school portraits (and parent of Curley alumns) is looking for parent volunteers to help out on picture days Tuesday, 10/24: k-2 and siblings from 8:30 – 9:30 (help most needed). Wednesday, 10/25 3-5th and Thursday, 10/26 6-8th. Exact times to follow soon. If you might be able to help out, Please text Leah Barcan at 617-599-0592 ASAP. Parents must have a CORI. Thanks!

    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.

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

    
If your child is interested in participating in the Disney musical auditions for the show “Jungle Book” will take place 24th and 25th 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.

    Oct
    17

    Come Run, Walk, Volunteer and Have FUN This Saturday with Sole Train!

    Noreen Power

    Sole Train: Boston Runs Together

    ANNUAL SOLE TRAIN 5K

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

    October 21, 2017

    st5k

    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

    Oct
    16

    Free Boston Symphony Orchestra Concert at the Curley

    Noreen Power

    The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s “BSO in Residence Program” is hosting a chamber concert at the Curley K-8 School at 4 PM on Sunday, October 22nd, followed by a reception.

    From 6:30-7:30 PM, acoustic music from BSO and other musicians will accompany families walking around Jamaica Pond at the 34th annual JP Lantern Parade.

    Hope you and your family will join us for this special community event — go to www.spontaneouscelebrations.org for a schedule of lantern-making workshops!

    Oct
    15

    Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 10/15/17

    Noreen Power

    Fall Fling:

    From Principal Grassa: Thank you to all the families that made our Annual Fall Fling a huge success on Friday evening! Our students had fun and families were able to connect with one another. We appreciate all the volunteers and donors who made this even such a success.

    From Jess and Molly, Event Co-chairs: Thank you to all the families who came out to the Fall Fling. We hope you had a great time! Another huge thanks to all those who sold tickets. We had record fundraising efforts for this event–more than $15,000! We are also so appreciative of City Year, Tenacity, Coach Jacqui from Playworks and our eighth grade volunteers who helped make this a success!

    FREE BSO Concert at the Curley:
    The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s “BSO in Residence Program” is hosting a FREE chamber concert at the Curley at 4 PM on Sunday, October 22nd, followed by a reception. From 6:30-7:30 PM, acoustic music from the BSO and other musicians will accompany families walking around Jamaica Pond at the 34th annual JP Lantern Parade. Hope you and your family will join us for this special community event — go to www.spontaneouscelebrations.org for a schedule of lantern-making workshops!

    Progress Reports Grades 6-8:
    Parents should be on the lookout for Progress Reports coming home with their students next week. We will do an all call on the day they will be taking them home. This is a great opportunity for families to sign on to BPS Gradebook with their child and reach out to the teachers if you have questions. There is still time for students to improve their grades and we want to collaborate with you to make this happen!

    Picture Day:
    Picture Day for grades K-8 will be as follows:

  • 10/24: K-2 & Siblings
  • 10/25: 3-5 & Make-Ups
  • 10/26: 6-8 & Make-Ups
  • Parents will need to fill out separate forms for Sibling Pictures.
    Pictures need to be paid for in full and all forms need to be filled out before Picture Day. Please check with your child’s teacher if you need further information.
    Sole Train: Boston Runs Together

    ANNUAL SOLE TRAIN 5K

    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.

    Halloween:

    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!

    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 Tue Oct 24th and Wed Oct 25th at 3:45-5 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.

    Oct
    12

    Hey Curley Families! We are so excited for tomorrow!!!

    Noreen Power

    Friday October 13th is our school’s 11th annual Fall Fling! Family fun night!

    Come join us from 5:30 – 8:00PM. It is FREE to come to the event. There will be food and raffle tickets for sale, prizes, fun activities, and a DJ!

    The money raised goes toward school programs like music, art, dance, Playworks and field trips for our children!

    Things we still need: any donations of water, juice boxes, and baked goods would be totally appreciated! Bring them with you to the event!

    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.

    It’s not too late to return your raffle tickets! Thank you to everyone who has so far!

    Can’t wait to hang out with you all! Let us know if you have any questions—

    Jessica London-Rand at jlondonrand@gmail.com 617-694-2405 (hablo español)

    or Molly Brigham mollykbrigham@gmail.com 617-519-0167

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