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:

megaphone
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 +

FullSizeRender

May
23

Curley Spring Music Concert Update (Correction from the Pawprints)

Noreen Power

Ms Bourgeault’s music students will be performing a concert on Friday May 26th at 9AM in the auditorium.
The performances include 3rd-5th grade choirs as well as Ms Rand, Ms Quarterson and Ms Maiden’s classes, after school band and middle school band. Please email Ms Bourgeault with any questions: mbourgeault@bostonpublicschools.org

May
21

Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 5/21/17

Noreen Power

School Climate Surveys: Please complete the BPS School Climate Survey you can now access online surveys on the Boston Public Schools webpage in English, Spanish, Haitian, Somali, Vietnamese, Cape Verdean, Chinese, and Portuguese. Please visit to bostonpublicschools.org/climatesurvey in order to access the survey. This information is important to our school and helps us plan for next year!

Music Concert: We will host a spring music concert on Friday, May 26th from 9am-10am. There will be performances from our CASP Band, Middle School Band and our Upper PACE classes. All families are welcome to attend. Please email Melanie Bourgeault with any questions mbourgeault@bostonpublicschools.org

Memorial Day: We will have no school on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

LGBTQ+ Picnic: Thank you to all the staff, students and families who came out to our picnic last week! It was a beautiful evening and great to have so many people from our community represented! Thanks!

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 and 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

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!

NEW at CASP

  • Fly Fishing with Y.E.S. at Jamaica Pond (5th grade and up) started May 15, 2017
  • Martial Arts (1st grade and up) began April 27, 2017
  • Yoga (K1-K2, and 1st&2nd grade) started May 16, 2017
  • Outdoor Activities happening everyday for all ages.

Fun things happening at CASP!!

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
17

New At CASP

Erika Mercado

CASP Logo

NEW at CASP

  • Fly Fishing with Y.E.S. at Jamaica Pond (5th grade and up) started May 15, 2017
  • Martial Arts (1st grade and up) began April 27, 2017
  • Yoga (K1-K2, and 1st&2nd grade) started May 16, 2017
  • Outdoor Activities happening everyday for all ages.

Fun things happening at CASP!!

Erika Mercado
Curley After School Program Interim Director.

May
15

Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 5/15/17

Noreen Power

School Climate Surveys: Please complete the BPS School Climate Survey you can now access online surveys on the Boston Public Schools webpage in English, Spanish, Haitian, Somali, Vietnamese, Cape Verdean, Chinese, and Portuguese. Please visit to bostonpublicschools.org/climatesurvey in order to access the survey. This information is important to our school and helps us plan for next year!

LGBTQ+ Picnic: Please join us for the LGBTQ+ picnic on Thursday May 18th from 6:00-7:30pm. All families and community members are welcome!!! This is a potluck event hosted by our Health & Wellness Committee. Please email Leida Arroyo with any questions larroyo@bostonpublicschools.org

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

WUTE: Thank you to all the families who marched with us in the Wake Up The Earth parade on Saturday. We have well over 100 participants! It was a fun day and we were thrilled to share our family created artwork with the Jamaica Plain community! A special Thank You to Jesse Cardoso, Curley art teacher, for organizing these efforts.

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!

SPC Meeting May 17th from 6-8 Lower School Cafeteria: Come join the School Parent Council for pizza and conversation about our school on Wednesday May 17th from 6-8pm in the lower school cafeteria. Our topic is Next Year and the exciting new changes, from extended learning time to new fundraising ideas. All are Welcome, there is Spanish translation, child care, and pizza. Please contact Dave Hamilton at davehamilton44@gmail.com or Leah Barcan at lbarcan@gmail.com with questions.

Allergies: It is that time of year again! Since the weather has warmed up and plants are blooming, seasonal allergies are on the rise. Allergy outbreaks usually happen when trees, flowering plants, grasses and weeds release pollen. Mold spores in the air also can cause problems.

Signs and Symptoms of Allergies may include:

  • Sneezing
  • Congestion, Runny Nose, Post-nasal drip
  • Coughing
  • Watery Eyes
  • Feeling Itchy
  • Difficulty breathing in children with asthma, caused by
    allergens in the air

Helpful Hints:

  • Check the Weather. Rainy, cloudy or windless days mean lower pollen counts. Hot, dry, windy weather spreads more pollen and mold spores and can make allergies worse. Limiting time outside on these days could make symptoms better.
  • Clean Clean Clean! Cleaning surfaces, rugs and vacuuming often will keep indoor air cleaner. Wash sheets and pillowcases in hot water. Also showering before bed will help as pollen can build up in hair.
  • Close your windows. This keeps pollen from entering from entering the classroom.
  • Treatment:

  • Antihistamines help sneezing as well as itching in the nose and eyes. But some of these medicines, like Benadryl, have side effects that include sleepiness and loss of alertness. Decongestants helpdrain nasal passages, but these nose drops and sprays should not be used for more than a few days.
  • Although most allergy medication is available over-the-counter, we like to limit the instances of giving them during the school day to keep students awake and alert in their classrooms. For more information please contact the school nurses.
  • Please reach out to Nurse Pumphret apumphret@bostonpublicschools.org or Nurse Regan mregan@bostonpublicschools.org with follow up questions.

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.

MCAS: The MCAS testing will begin on Tuesday, April 4th and go through the end of May. This is a long window, which helps us ensure that students aren’t testing on back-to-back days. We want to spread out the testing to reduce any anxiety. Click the link to see our testing calendar by grade level and subject area. MCAS 2.0 Testing Schedule

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
08

Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 5/8/17

Noreen Power

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 8th – May 12th is Teacher Appreciation Week! We are lucky to have amazing educators in our building that include teachers, paras, itinerants, coaches, specialists and other student support staff! Please be sure to take time this week to thank one of our many educators who support your family! The SPC will host a luncheon for staff on Friday, please email Jess Curran if you can help out at jessicacurran@ymail.com

School Climate Surveys: Please complete the BPS School Climate Survey you can now access online surveys on the Boston Public Schools webpage in English, Spanish, Haitian, Somali, Vietnamese, Cape Verdean, Chinese, and Portuguese. Please visit to bostonpublicschools.org/climatesurvey in order to access the survey. This information is important to our school and helps us plan for next year!

LGBTQ+ Picnic: Please join us for the LGBTQ+ picnic on Thursday May 18th from 6:00-7:30pm. All families and community members are welcome!!! This is a potluck event hosted by our Health & Wellness Committee. Please email Leida Arroyo with any questions larroyo@bostonpublicschools.org.

Plant Sale: Thank you to all the families, student and staff who braved Saturday’s weather to support out plant sale! We hope to see you all next week for the Wake Up The Earth Parade! The Curley School will march and meet at Curtis Hall at 10:30am on 5/13/17.

7th Grade Parent High School Information Night: The counseling office will hold a presentation for our parents and guardians of 7th grade students on May 24th 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!

Allergies: It is that time of year again! Since the weather has warmed up and plants are blooming, seasonal allergies are on the rise. Allergy outbreaks usually happen when trees, flowering plants, grasses and weeds release pollen. Mold spores in the air also can cause problems.

Signs and Symptoms of Allergies may include:

  • Sneezing
  • Congestion, Runny Nose, Post-nasal drip
  • Coughing
  • Watery Eyes
  • Feeling Itchy
  • Difficulty breathing in children with asthma, caused by
    allergens in the air

Helpful Hints:

  • Check the Weather. Rainy, cloudy or windless days mean lower pollen counts. Hot, dry, windy weather spreads more pollen and mold spores and can make allergies worse. Limiting time outside on these days could make symptoms better.
  • Clean Clean Clean! Cleaning surfaces, rugs and vacuuming often will keep indoor air cleaner. Wash sheets and pillowcases in hot water. Also showering before bed will help as pollen can build up in hair.
  • Close your windows. This keeps pollen from entering from entering the classroom.
  • Treatment:

  • Antihistamines help sneezing as well as itching in the nose and eyes. But some of these medicines, like Benadryl, have side effects that include sleepiness and loss of alertness. Decongestants helpdrain nasal passages, but these nose drops and sprays should not be used for more than a few days.
  • Although most allergy medication is available over-the-counter, we like to limit the instances of giving them during the school day to keep students awake and alert in their classrooms. For more information please contact the school nurses.
  • Please reach out to Nurse Pumphret apumphret@bostonpublicschools.org or Nurse Regan mregan@bostonpublicschools.org with follow up questions.

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!! Our next committee meeting is Saturday, May 13 at 8:30 am at the school (Centre Street entrance) to discuss our next round of fundraising and grant writing. Visit http://www.curleyk8.com/library/ for more information.

MCAS: The MCAS testing will begin on Tuesday, April 4th and go through the end of May. This is a long window, which helps us ensure that students aren’t testing on back-to-back days. We want to spread out the testing to reduce any anxiety. Click the link to see our testing calendar by grade level and subject area. MCAS 2.0 Testing Schedule

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
05

P2P 2017/05/05: T-shirts/Silent Auction Winnings/WUTE

Ann Chinchilla DeGeorge

Dear Curley Community,

WUTE IS POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 13TH! (notification just went out)
BUT THE PLANT SALE MUST GO ON!
… Please come and bring the kids! We will have fun crafts for the kids to enjoy while you browse our wide selection of garden delights.

PLANT SALE IS FROM 10-2pm across from the Curley School (in the parking lot) Bring your neighbors.

CURLEY T-SHIRTS:
Please contact me today for Curley Lion T-shirts (in Black or Midnight Blue) to pick up before the parade. I will be at the Bake Sale from 9am – Noon with T-shirts.

SILENT AUCTION WINNINGS:

For those who have not yet received their winnings, please come pick them up (bring your checks if you have not paid yet.) I will be at the Bake Sale 9-12 then at the table on the green at the WUTE festival “Curley Table” from 1-3pm.

BAKED GOODS AT THE PLANT SALE:
If you are inclined to bake or make a breakfast-type snack, please drop off at the plant sale for selling there.

Please feel free to contact me re T-shirts & Auction winnings:
Ann.c.degeorge@gmail.com or 617.251.6777 text/call

May
05

SUPPORT THE CURLEY K-8 LIBRARY AND GET CAR SERVICE FROM MORRISON’S AUTO-RITE

Noreen Power

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 the 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!

APOYE LA BIBLIOTECA K-8 DE CURLEY Y
OBTENGA UN SERVICIO PARA SU AUTOMÓVIL DEL GARAJE MORRISON

El garaje Morrison’s Auto-Rite (475 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain), ubicado al lado de nuestra escuela, está ofreciendo servicios de mantenimiento de automóviles GRATIS si usted hace una pequeña donación a la Biblioteca de la Curley (¡el costo total de los servicios para su auto superará con creces su donación!)

Lleve un cheque o giro postal al garaje Morrison’s Auto-Rite por $95.00 a nombre de “Friend’s of the Curley Fund” y ellos le proporcionará los siguientes servicios y artículos:


    • Inspección completa y gratuita de varios multipuntos en su auto (verifican la salud de su automóvil). Esta incluye:

  • cambio de aceite (hasta por un valor de $39.95). Nota aclaratoria: algunos autos tendrán un costo adicional si usan aceite sintético.
  • rotación de los neumáticos/gomas/llantas
  • balanceo de los dos neumáticos delanteros (mientras se hace la rotación)
  • limpiaparabrisas delanteros gratis(para la mayoría de los autos); no se necesita cita para la instalación de los limpiaparabrisas
  • segundo cambio de aceite gratis (hasta un valor de $39.95). Algunos autos tendrán un costo adicional si usan aceite sintético.
  • garantía extendida si el trabajo de reparación es realizado por Morrison’s Auto Rite hasta por 2 años o 24,000 millas, lo que ocurra primero. (Existen algunas excepciones debido al desgaste normal, por ejemplo, de los neumáticos/llantas/gomas)
  • ajuste ilimitado de la presión de los neumáticos, no se requiere cita previa
  • revisión ilimitada de los controles de nivel de líquidos, no se necesita cita previa

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