Feb
14

SPC Meeting Tomorrow Morning 8:45 am Room 221

Jessica Curran

Come join the School Parent Council for coffee and conversation tomorrow morning in room 221 at 8:45 am. Our topic is Inclusion. Let’s discuss ways to make families feel safe, welcome, and accepted in our school community. There will also be updates about the SPC Budget, the Silent Auction, and the Library. All are welcome, and there is Spanish translation, as well as delicious Danishes. Please contact Jessica Curran at jessicacurran@ymail.com or Leah Barcan at lbarcan@gmail.com with questions.

Feb
12

Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 2/12/17

Noreen Power

All Boston Public Schools will be closed on MONDAY, February 13th, 2017. There will also be no bus service.
All central offices will be closed and only emergency/essential personnel are to report to work. To support childcare needs, a limited number of Boston Centers for Youth and Families will be open from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Children must be at least seven (7) years of age. For more information about locations and requirements, please contact a BCYF site near you by clicking here or call the Mayor’s Hotline at 617-635-4500.

SSC: Please join us for our February School Site Council meeting on Tuesday, February 14th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Room 209. Please enter through the CASP doors.

SPC: Please join us for the February School Parent Council meeting on Wednesday, February 15th from 8:45am-10:00am in room 221. All families are encouraged to attend.

Valentine’s Day: Valentine’s Day is this week and we are reminding all families about our Celebrations Health and Wellness Policy. All food should stay at home but students are welcome to exchange Valentine’s cards.

February Vacation: We will be off for February vacation from Monday, February 20th through Friday, February 24th. All staff and students will return to school on Monday, February 27th.

Middle School – Quarter 2: Middle School 2nd quarter grades closed on Friday, January 27th. Report cards will be distributed the week of February 6th.

Snow: In preparation for the winter we would like to ask all families to talk with their children about throwing snow. We want all students to be safe as they enter and exit school and we are asking that all adults and students leave the snow on the ground during those times. We are also asking that families and students use the shoveled spaces to walk and do not walk through the snowy yard. This is to help assure that no one falls and gets hurt. Thank you!

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.

Welcoming Statement: We want all Curley families to know that we are a safe and welcoming space for all. The diversity of our school is viewed as a strength and you are welcome no matter your religion, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, language, national origin or ability level. Please know that we CARE about ALL PEOPLE and you will always be safe and welcomed in our community

we care about all people

Immigration Support: Here are some resources for families to use.
•If you know of an undocumented student or family in need of legal advice, please refer them to the Free Immigration Clinic at Boston City Hall. Volunteer lawyers are available on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Please inform families that it’s a safe space and no appointments are needed.
Immigration Clinic Information Dates:
•February 1st and 15th
•March 1st and 15th
•April 5th and 19th
•May 3rd and 17th
•June 7th and 21st
Times: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 1 City Hall Square, Room 806, Boston, MA 02201
**Please call at least 1 week in advance for interpretations (other than Spanish) and/or disability accommodations
•”If you have clients, students, family who are undocumented immigrants, please share the following phone number where they can call if they are arrested by immigration officials. This is a direct number 312-263-0901 to the National Immigrant Justice Center who can help them to get the necessary assistance. This is the link to the organization.” http://www.immigrantjustice.org/services/detained-immigrants

•Alpha Agency: “Our mission is to empower and assist the Latino community with translation services and access to other community programs in Massachusetts. http://www.agenciaalpha.org/.”
•Red Cards (these cards are available to Citizens and Noncitizens)

red cards

Library and Technology Committee:
We are assembling teams for specific projects to work toward reopening the library. If you are interested in joining a crew, please email Pam Yosca at curleyk8library@gmail.com and indicate if you are available to work on a regular basis (you will receive training) to organize/catalog books; or, if you would like to work an afternoon here or there painting, assembling furniture, and other miscellaneous tasks. We will meet on Saturday, March 4 at 9am at the Eastern Bank community room, 687 Centre Street, JP to to work on the next round of fundraising goals.
The committee will be seeking additional grants and donations throughout the spring, please join us if you’d like to help! Visit http://www.curleyk8.com/library/ for more information.

Educator of the Year Nominations – Due 2/24: The City of Boston, Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) invite all of our stakeholders: teachers, administrators, students, families and community members, to nominate exceptional educators and to honor their work and dedication through the 2017 Boston Educator of the Year Awards. Visit bit.ly/eoyboston for nomination information.

Lion King Performances: Ms. Taylor Knight was the recipient of a district-wide donation of shoes, tights and bodysuits, which will help costume the Lion King cast. Thanks to BPS Arts Department (Myron, Allyssa and Dawn) and the Boston Dance Alliance. The Lion King performance dates have been announced:
School Shows
March 21 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
March 22 at 9 a.m.
March 23 and 24th at 7 p.m. (family show)
Families are welcome to come to either performance.
Ms. Taylor Knight~Ms. Alves~Ms. Bourgeault and Ms. Tefera

Feb
06

Principal Grassa’s Pawprints 2/6/17

Noreen Power

Welcoming Statement: We want all Curley families to know that we are a safe and welcoming space for all. The diversity of our school is viewed as a strength and you are welcome no matter your religion, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, language, national origin or ability level. Please know that we CARE about ALL PEOPLE and you will always be safe and welcomed in our community.
we care about all people

Immigration Support:
Here are some resources for families to use.
• If you know of an undocumented student or family in need of legal advice, please refer them to the Free Immigration Clinic at Boston City Hall. Volunteer lawyers are available on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Please inform families that it’s a safe space and no appointments are needed.

Immigration Clinic Information Dates:
February 1st and 15th
• March 1st and 15th
• April 5th and 19th
• May 3rd and 17th
• June 7th and 21st

Times: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 1 City Hall Square, Room 806, Boston, MA 02201
**Please call at least 1 week in advance for interpretations (other than Spanish) and/or disability accommodations

•If you have clients, students, family who are undocumented immigrants, please share the following phone number where they can call if they are arrested by immigration officials. This is a direct number 312-263-0901 to the National Immigrant Justice Center who can help them to get the necessary assistance. This is the link to the organization: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/services/detained-immigrants

Alpha Agency: “Our mission is to empower and assist the Latino community with translation services and access to other community programs in Massachusetts.Red Cards (these cards are available to Citizens and Noncitizens)> http://www.agenciaalpha.org/

red cards

Library and Technology Committee: Thank you to everyone who supported the Library and Technology Campaign. The initiative to revive and reopen the Curley Library has raised over $36,000! If you are interested in learning more about the committee’s work, or would like to help us, please email: curleyk8library@gmail.com or visit http://www.curleyk8.com/library/ to learn about our goals and work. Our next planning meeting is Saturday, March 4 at 9am at the Eastern Bank community room, 687 Centre Street, JP. The committee will be seeking additional grants and donations throughout the spring, and we will need teams of volunteers to accomplish specific jobs in the library itself. More details are coming soon!

February Vacation: We will be off for February vacation from Monday, February 20th through Friday, February 24th. All staff and students will return to school on Monday, February 27th

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.

Middle School – Quarter 2:
Middle School 2nd quarter grades closed on Friday, January 27th. Report cards will be distributed the week of February 6th.

Educator of the Year Nominations – Due 2/24:
The City of Boston, Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) invite all of our stakeholders: teachers, administrators, students, families and community members, to nominate exceptional educators and to honor their work and dedication through the 2017 Boston Educator of the Year Awards. Visit bit.ly/eoyboston for nomination information.

ACCESS Testing: Starting this week through February break, all students designated as English Language Learners (ELL) will be assessed for their English Language Development Level (ELD). The ACCESS test is a state-mandated assessment. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any further questions.

Lion King Performances: Ms. Taylor Knight was the recipient of a district-wide donation of shoes, tights and bodysuits, which will help costume the Lion King cast. Thanks to BPS Arts Department (Myron, Allyssa and Dawn) and the Boston Dance Alliance. The Lion King performance dates have been announced:
School Shows
March 21 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
March 22 at 9 a.m.
March 23 and 24th at 7 p.m. (family show)
Families are welcome to come to either performance.
Ms. Taylor Knight~Ms. Alves~Ms. Bourgeault and Ms. Tefera

Snow: In preparation for the winter we would like to ask all families to talk with their children about throwing snow. We want all students to be safe as they enter and exit school and we are asking that all adults and students leave the snow on the ground during those times. We are also asking that families and students use the shoveled spaces to walk and do not walk through the snowy yard. This is to help assure that no one falls and gets hurt. Thank you!

Jan
30

Important Information Regarding Free Immigration Attorney Consultation

Noreen Power

Please read this important message from Principal Grassa:

If you know of an undocumented student or family in need of legal advice, please refer them to the Free Immigration Clinic at Boston City Hall. Volunteer lawyers are available on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Please inform families that it’s a safe space and no appointments are needed.

​Immigration Clinic Information:
Dates: February 1st and 15th
March 1st and 15th
April 5th and 19th
May 3rd and 17th
June 7th and 21st​

​Times: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: 1 City Hall Square, Room 806, Boston, MA 02201

**Please call at least 1 week in advance for interpretations (other than Spanish) and/or disability accommodations

More details on this attached flyer:

Immigration Clinic Flyer Jan to Jun 2017_En

Jan
30

Principal Grassa’s Pawprints

Noreen Power

Welcoming Statement: We want all Curley families to know that we are a safe and welcoming space for all. The diversity of our school is viewed as a strength and you are welcome no matter your religion, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, language, national origin or ability level. Please know that we CARE about ALL PEOPLE and you will always be safe and welcomed in our community.

we care about all people

Principal Breakfast: Please join us on Friday, February 3rd for the Principal Breakfast. At this meeting we will discuss our longer school day and budget that we will have next year. All families are welcome and Spanish translation will be available.

ELT: We sent letters home with students on Friday from Superintendent Chang. 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.

Middle School – Quarter 2: Middle School 2nd quarter grades closed on Friday, January 27th. Report cards will be distributed the week of February 6th.

Educator of the Year Nominations – Due 2/24: The City of Boston, Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) invite all of our stakeholders: teachers, administrators, students, families and community members, to nominate exceptional educators and to honor their work and dedication through the 2017 Boston Educator of the Year Awards. Visit bit.ly/eoyboston for nomination information.

Chinese New Year Celebration: Please join us at the Connolly Library on Monday, January 30th, 6:30pm–7:30pm to celebrate the Year of the Rooster! There will be a Lion Dance demonstration put on by Curley students and families* as well as the opportunity to make a Chinese lion puppet and sample Chinese food. This event is free and all ages are welcome. For more information check out www.bpl.org The Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library is located at 433 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain • 617.522.1960 *These students and families also performed at Boston’s First Night Parade and it was an excellent show!

Library and Technology Committee: Thank you to everyone who supported the Library and Technology Campaign. The initiative to revive and reopen the Curley Library has raised almost $35,000! If you are interested in learning more about the committee’s work, or would like to help us, please email: curleyk8library@gmail.com or visit http://www.curleyk8.com/library/ to learn about our goals and work. The committee will be seeking additional grants and donations throughout the spring, and we will need teams of volunteers to accomplish specific jobs in the library itself.

ACCESS Testing: Starting this week through February break, all students designated as English Language Learners (ELL) will be assessed for their English Language Development Level (ELD). The ACCESS test is a state-mandated assessment. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any further questions

New Health and Wellness Policy: The Curley K-8 Community has begun implementing a Celebration and Reward Policy focused on the health and wellness of our community. This policy uses tools for academic success to recognize important events, exceptional behavior and teamwork in place of food and candy. At the Curley K-8 the majority of celebrations (holidays, birthdays, end-of-school year etc.) will be recognized without food/candy in the classroom, please discuss with your student’s teacher how they will recognize birthdays. At the Curley K-8 exceptional behavior and/or teamwork will also be recognized without food/candy. This policy will be followed in CASP and other school sports/clubs. The one exception to this is the PACE program. Please click here for a detailed memo of this policy and thank you for your support to help take care of our community.

Lion King Performances: Ms. Taylor Knight was the recipient of a district-wide donation of shoes, tights and bodysuits, which will help costume the Lion King cast. Thanks to BPS Arts Department (Myron, Allyssa and Dawn) and the Boston Dance Alliance. The Lion King performance dates have been announced:
School Shows
March 21 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
March 22 at 9 a.m.
March 23 and 24th at 7 p.m. (family show)
Families are welcome to come to either performance.
Ms. Taylor Knight~Ms. Alves~Ms. Bourgeault and Ms. Tefera

Snow: In preparation for the winter we would like to ask all families to talk with their children about throwing snow. We want all students to be safe as they enter and exit school and we are asking that all adults and students leave the snow on the ground during those times. We are also asking that families and students use the shoveled spaces to walk and do not walk through the snowy yard. This is to help assure that no one falls and gets hurt. Thank you!

Jan
23

Reminder: TOMORROW (Tue) meeting to plan the Curley’s 10th Annual Silent Auction

Ann Chinchilla DeGeorge

Please explore ways to help raise funds for important programming in our school. Pop in to see how you can help. We simply cannot pull it off without our parents – and we need new faces in our community to keep it going 🙂

Please stop by this Tuesday, Jan. 24th 4:00-6:00pm in CASP -OR- 6:30-8:30pm at 19 Sigourney St. (near Green St. & Washington)
You are welcome to drop in/out ANYTIME during these hours.

SA Kick Off Flyer

There are MANY AREAS WE COULD USE YOUR HELP IN:
We first put up and online auction via BiddingForGood.com/CurleyK8 (currently selling T-shirts.) Click the link and sign on to BFG if you haven’t already. Then we have our “Live event” in 2 months: Tuesday, March 28th 6-9pm at Canary Square Restaurant (just 1 block from the Curley.)

– Help behind the scenes on your computer (at home)
– Create and/or Print various materials
– Help contact/solicit donations of items or services
– help collect/pick up donations
– Advertise the event
– Come to the event and bring friends, family, others
– Help set up for the live event
– Help mail out auction items bought
– Send out thank you letters after the auction

The funds we raise go toward ART, MUSIC, SCIENCE (Possibly Bringing Back our School Library) and other programs critical to a well-rounded education for our 925+ kids at the Curley. Securing these funds ensures we can continue such programming no matter what budget cuts come!

The Curley K8 Families/School Parent Council raises $40,000 each year to keep these programs running. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO IT!

Hope to see you Tomorrow!

If you have any questions, or cannot make the meeting but would like to help, please contact us: CurleySilentAuction@gmail.com or contact a co-chair: Ann Chinchilla DeGeorge: (617) 251-6777 (or) Eyleen Iraola: (617) 858-7416 *Espanol

Jan
23

Principal Grassa’s Paw Prints

Noreen Power

Upper School Winter Concert: Thank you to our Arts teachers and families for hosting our first Upper School Winter Concert. It was a great performance and our students shined on stage!

Night at the Museum of Science on January 20th: Thank you to all the families who helped to organize and amazing event on Friday evening. Also thank you to all the families who came out to learn about science!

Middle School – Quarter 2: Middle School 2nd quarter grades will close this Friday, January 27th. Please check with your child to see if they have any work to still submit.

Chinese New Year Celebration: Please join us at the Connolly Library on Monday, January 30th, 6:30pm–7:30pm to celebrate the Year of the Rooster! There will be a Lion Dance demonstration put on by Curley students and families* as well as the opportunity to make a Chinese lion puppet and sample Chinese food. This event is free and all ages are welcome. For more information check out www.bpl.org The Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library is located at 433 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain • 617.522.1960 *These students and families also performed at Boston’s First Night Parade and it was an excellent show!

Library and Technology Campaign: Our Library & Technology campaign raised over $22,000 so far! Please join us for our next Library Committee meeting on Saturday, January 28 at 9am at the East Boston Savings Bank community room, 687 Centre Street, JP. The School Parent Council and the Library/Technology Committee are asking for your support to ensure that Curley students are well prepared for the 21st century. A staffed, modern and well-stocked library is a key part of this goal. Our shared vision for the Curley Library includes both traditional and digital media: an updated collection of books to support our students’ literacy development and reading interests, and the technology and online resources to allow students to research, collaborate, and present information digitally. Please join us by attending the meeting, or consider a tax-deductible donation in support of the Curley K-8’s Library and Technology Campaign. More details about the initiative and giving can be found on the school website http://www.curleyk8.com/library/

ACCESS Testing: Starting this week through February break, all students designated as English Language Learners (ELL) will be assessed for their English Language Development Level (ELD). The ACCESS test is a state-mandated assessment. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any further questions.

Sole Train is Looking for “Old Soles”: Sole Train is a community building and mentoring program that deconstructs impossible by using running as a vehicle for young people to set and achieve previously unimaginable goals. Old Soles (caring adults who support, encourage, and motivate students at weekly practices) and Young Soles (students) train for a 5 mile race or half marathon. We’re recruiting Old Soles, and hope you will be able to join us on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 2:40-4! Please spread the word to your amazing networks. No running experience required, just enthusiasm and passion!
Contact Jess Leffler: JLeffler@Trinityinspires.org
For more information about Sole Train, visit https://www.trinityinspires.org/sole-train/

New Health and Wellness Policy: The Curley K-8 Community has begun implementing a Celebration and Reward Policy focused on the health and wellness of our community. This policy uses tools for academic success to recognize important events, exceptional behavior and teamwork in place of food and candy. At the Curley K-8 the majority of celebrations (holidays, birthdays, end-of-school year etc.) will be recognized without food/candy in the classroom, please discuss with your student’s teacher how they will recognize birthdays. At the Curley K-8 exceptional behavior and/or teamwork will also be recognized without food/candy. This policy will be followed in CASP and other school sports/clubs. The one exception to this is the PACE program. Please click Here for a detailed memo of this policy and thank you for your support to help take care of our community.

Lion King Performances: Ms. Taylor Knight was the recipient of a district-wide donation of shoes, tights and bodysuits, which will help costume the Lion King cast. Thanks to BPS Arts Department (Myron, Allyssa and Dawn) and the Boston Dance Alliance. The Lion King performance dates have been announced:
School Shows
March 21 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
March 22 at 9 a.m.
March 23 and 24th at 7 p.m. (family show)
Families are welcome to come to either performance.
Ms. Taylor Knight~Ms. Alves~Ms. Bourgeault and Ms. Tefera

Curley’s TENTH Annual Silent Auction: Please mark your calendars for the Curley’s TENTH Annual Silent Auction KICK OFF MEETING this Tuesday, Jan. 24th 6:30-8:30pm(feel free to drop in/out anytime). Please join Curley parents and hear about what and how we pull off our largest fundraiser of the year! *No commitments required* The funds we raise go toward ART, MUSIC, SCIENCE (Possibly Bringing Back our School Library) and other programs critical to a well-rounded education for our 925+ kids at the Curley.
If you have any questions, or cannot make the meetings but would like to help, please email: CurleySilentAuction@gmail.com or contact a co-chair: Ann Chinchilla DeGeorge: (617) 251-6777 (or) Eyleen Iraola: (617) 858-7416 *Espanol

Snow: In preparation for the winter we would like to ask all families to talk with their children about throwing snow. We want all students to be safe as they enter and exit school and we are asking that all adults and students leave the snow on the ground during those times. We are also asking that families and students use the shoveled spaces to walk and do not walk through the snowy yard. This is to help assure that no one falls and gets hurt. Thank you!

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.

Jan
20

Sole Train Needs “Old Soles”

Noreen Power

Sole Train is a community building and mentoring program that deconstructs impossible by using running as a vehicle for young people to set and achieve previously unimaginable goals.

Old Soles (caring adults who support, encourage, and motivate students at weekly practices) and Young Soles (students) train for a 5 mile race or half marathon.

We’re recruiting Old Soles, and hope you will be able to join us on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 2:40-4! Please spread the word to your amazing networks.

No running experience required, just enthusiasm and passion!

Contact: Jess Leffler: JLeffler@Trinityinspires.org

Anna, Colin, and Trudy finishing

Jan
19

Get Ready… The Curley 10th Annual Silent Auction is coming!

Ann Chinchilla DeGeorge

Please mark your calendars for the Curley’s TENTH Annual Silent Auction KICK OFF MEETING this Tuesday, Jan. 24th 6:30-8:30pm (feel free to drop in/out anytime)

Please join Curley parents and hear about what and how we pull off our largest fundraiser of the year! *No commitments required* (However, we do need new faces and families of our community to keep the ball rolling 🙂 )

We will have an online auction via BiddingForGood.com/CurleyK8 (currently selling tix for Fri MOS night & T-shirts) so please click the link and sign on to BFG if you haven’t already. The Live event will be in 2 months: Tuesday, March 28th 6-9pm at Canary Square Restaurant (just 1 block from the Curley.)

The funds we raise go toward ART, MUSIC, SCIENCE (Possibly Bringing Back our School Library) and other programs critical to a well-rounded education for our 925+ kids at the Curley. Securing these funds ensures we can continue such programming no matter what budget cuts come!

The Curley K8 Families/School Parent Council raises $40,000 each year to keep these programs running. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO IT!

Can’t make the meeting? … Stop by our information table between 4-6pm at C.A.S.P. earlier that same day or contact us below.

Please reply to this email to let us know you can make it. We’ll be emailing a (local) meeting location as soon as we confirm it. Hope to see you Tuesday!

If you have any questions, or cannot make the meetings but would like to help, please email: CurleySilentAuction@gmail.com or contact a co-chair: Ann Chinchilla DeGeorge: (617) 251-6777 (or) Eyleen Iraola: (617) 858-7416 *Espanol

Jan
18

SPC Meeting Tonight – 6pm!

Leah Barcan

Dear Curley parents, come to the SPC meeting tonight in the Lower School cafeteria to talk about developing a K-8 homework policy. We will also share information on Extended Learning Time, the Library Fundraising Campaign, our upcoming Silent Auction and other hot topics. Can’t come the whole meeting? Come for whatever part you can. Enter through the door next to the lower school parking lot or the one to the cafeteria near the basketball hoop. Food, childcare and translation are provided. Hope to see you there!

Jan
18

Purchase Tickets !!TODAY!! for the Museum of Science

Jessica Curran

Curley Families and Friends, please purchase your Tickets for the Museum of Science by Thursday January 19th. Tickets are $5. each, or 4 free tickets with an EBT or WIC card. Reserve your tickets by contacting Jessica or Molly, and payments can be made the night of event or show your EBT/WIC card. Tickets will also be sold before and after school today and tomorrow in the lower school lobby.
Checks can be made out to: Friends of the Curley and sent into teachers

Or pay on line at BiddingForGood.com/Curleyk8 or PayPal.me/Curleyk8

Parking will be validated at the Museum for $5. that night.

Don’t forget to Volunteer. Visit the doodle poll in order to sign up.

Please contact Jessica Curran at jessicacurran@ymail.com or Molly Brigham at mollybrigham@gmail.com with questions. Get Your Tickets Today!

Jan
17

Principal Grassa’s Paw Prints (1/17/17)

Leah Barcan

Upper School Winter Concert: Please join us for the Upper School Winter Concert. All families are welcome to come see their child perform!
Date: January 20th, 2017 
Time: 9:00AM
Location: Upper School Auditorium 
Performers: 3rd-5th grade choirs, Ms. Rand’s Class, Ms Maiden’s Class, Ms. Quarterson’s Class, Middle School Elective Band and Middle School Band (Small Ensemble). 

School Parent Council Meeting Jan. 18th 6-8pm: Happy New Year Curley Families. Our first SPC meeting of the year is happening on January 18th from 6-8pm.  The topic this month is Homework and Extended Learning Time (ELT). There will be updates about the library, the Museum of Science Night, and many other topics. There will be pizza, childcare, and Spanish translation. Come join the conversation and meet other Curley parents and caregivers. Questions? Contact Jessica Curran at jessicacurran@ymail.com or Leah Barcan at lbarcan@gmail.com  

Night at the Museum of Science on January 20th: Curley Families and Friends come join the fun at the Museum of Science on Friday, January 20th from 5pm-9pm. This is a great opportunity to explore the Museum and enjoy the company of Curley families. There are exhibits for every age and interest, from dinosaur fossils to space exploration, and a teen room with 3D printing. Tickets are $5.00 or bring your Museum of Science membership and enter for no additional cost. Bring an EBT or WIC card (and photo ID) and get 4 free tickets. Scholarships can also be requested by calling Jessica at 781-420-1862.
Tickets can be purchased at BiddingForGood.com/CurleyK8
Checks can be made to: Friends of the Curley and sent to teachers.
Address: 1 Science Park road, Boston, MA
MBTA Transportation: Orange line to Community College or Green line to Science Park.  Get validated parking for $5. Contact Jessica Curran at jessicacurran@ymail.com or Molly Brigham at mollybrigham@gmail.com with further questions. Volunteers are needed for the Curley Welcome table — check out the doodle poll HERE.

Chinese New Year Celebration: Please join us at the Connolly Library on Monday, January 30th, 6:30pm–7:30pm to celebrate the Year of the Rooster! There will be a Lion Dance demonstration put on by Curley students and families* as well as the opportunity to make a Chinese lion puppet and sample Chinese food. This event is free and all ages are welcome. For more information check out www.bpl.org The Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library is located at 433 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain  • 617.522.1960 *These students and families also performed at Boston’s First Night Parade and it was an excellent show!

Library and Technology Campaign: Our Library & Technology campaign raised over $22,000 so far! The School Parent Council and the Library/Technology Committee are asking for your support to ensure that Curley students are well prepared for the 21st century.  A staffed, modern and well-stocked library is a key part of this goal. Our shared vision for the Curley Library includes both traditional and digital media: an updated collection of books to support our students’ literacy development and reading interests, and the technology and online resources to allow students to research, collaborate, and present information digitally. Please consider a tax-deductible donation in support of the Curley K-8’s Library and Technology Campaign. More details about the initiative and giving can be found on the school website http://www.curleyk8.com/library/

ACCESS Testing: Starting this week through February break, all students designated as English Language Learners (ELL) will be assessed for their English Language Development Level (ELD). The ACCESS test is a state-mandated assessment. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any further questions.

New Health and Wellness Policy: The Curley K-8 Community has begun implementing a Celebration and Reward Policy focused on the health and wellness of our community.  This policy uses tools for academic success to recognize important events, exceptional behavior and teamwork in place of food and candy.  At the Curley K-8 the majority of celebrations (holidays, birthdays, end-of-school year etc.) will be recognized without food/candy in the classroom, please discuss with your student’s teacher how they will recognize birthdays.  At the Curley K-8 exceptional behavior and/or teamwork will also be recognized without food/candy. This policy will be followed in CASP and other school sports/clubs. The one exception to this is the PACE program.  Please click here for a detailed memo of this policy and thank you for your support to help take care of our community.

Curley winter gear update: A big thank you to all those who have donated winter gear so far! It is much appreciated and being sent home with students every day. We still need more (coats, hats, mittens/gloves, boots, etc), especially as the days get colder. We can use all sizes, from 3t – adult. Donation boxes can be found in both the Upper and Lower School lobbies. If your child is in need of winter gear, please let his/her teacher know. Thanks for helping keep Curley kids warm this winter!

Lion King Performances: Ms. Taylor Knight was the recipient of a district-wide donation of shoes, tights and bodysuits, which will help costume the Lion King cast.  Thanks to BPS Arts Department (Myron, Allyssa and Dawn) and the Boston Dance Alliance. The Lion King performance dates have been announced:
School Shows
March 21 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
March 22 at 9 a.m.
March 23 and 24th at 7 p.m. (family show)
Families are welcome to come to either performance.
Ms. Taylor Knight~Ms. Alves~Ms. Bourgeault and Ms. Tefera

Snow: In preparation for the winter we would like to ask all families to talk with their children about throwing snow. We want all students to be safe as they enter and exit school and we are asking that all adults and students leave the snow on the ground during those times. We are also asking that families and students use the shoveled spaces to walk and do not walk through the snowy yard. This is to help assure that no one falls and gets hurt. Thank you!

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.

Jan
12

Curley Night at the Museum of Science Jan.20

Jessica Curran

Spread the word & mark your calendar!
The annual Curley family fun night at the Museum of Science is around the corner–Join the school for a reduced rate at the Science Museum, Friday January 20, 2017 from 5-9pm.
$5 per person or 4 free tickets with WIC/EBT card. Fun for all ages with a teen area as well!

Keep your eyes out for the registration forms and make checks to: Friends of the Curley. Return them back to the teachers by Wednesday January 18th or buy online at BiddingForGood/Curleyk8.com Or PayPal.me/curleyk8 or get tickets at the door the night of the event.

The Museum of Science is located at 1 Science Park road, Boston MA Close to the Orange line and Green line. $5 validated parking that night.

Consider volunteering at the Welcome table for an hour. It’s easy and fun to meet Curley families. Check out the doodle poll.http://doodle.com/poll/nvkqcn73m23g9dim

Questions? Contact Jessica Curran at jessicacurran@ymail.com 781-420-1862 or Molly Brigham at mollybrigham@gmail.com 617 519-0167

Jan
11

F.A.S.T. Athletics After School Program for Grades 3-6

Kristin Jurkoic

CASP is pleased to introduce F.A.S.T. Athletics after school program for grades 3-6. A typical F.A.S.T. (Fitness, Agility, Skills, Teamwork) Athletics program runs from 3-4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks.

The current session is street hockey in the gym but they have also offered Flag Football and Dodgeball on the field. No prior experience necessary.
Sessions are run by 2 F.A.S.T. coaches.

For further information and application CLICK HERE.

Space is limited but there is still room. The session has begun but the cost will be pro-rated and CASP students receive a 20% discount.

For more information contact Torri Canada at tcanada@bostonpublicschools.org.

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