Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Eve Early Dismissal

Michael J. Perkins Elementary School
Home of Outstanding World Learners
Early Release Schedule
November 27, 2013

8:15 a.m.
Breakfast/Morning Work
8:30 a.m.
1st Period
2nd Period
3rd Period
4th Period/1st Lunch
5th Period/2nd Lunch
6th Period/3rd Lunch
12:00 p.m.
7th Period
12:15 p.m.
Bus Dismissal
12:45 p.m.
Building Closes for Thanksgiving Break

Box Tops Challenge

We are having a Box Tops Challenge!  We are challenging every single student to bring in box tops to help the school provide great activities and programs to the entire Michael J. Perkins School!  The class that brings in the most box tops will be provided with a free field trip to the Frog Pond at Boston Common.  We will even provide the hot chocolate!!!  Each day or week, students can bring in their box tops to Ms. Correa-Gonzalez or their teacher from November 1st through the 29th.  For more questions, please call the office.

Power of Date Night

Greetings MJP Families!

When was the last time you had a “date night” or “hangout” with your kiddo(s)? Interestingly enough, children of families who build in at least an hour of quality one-on-one time throughout the week are more motivated in school, score higher academically, and overall are well-adjusted and happier students.  Some parents may retort: “But I have to work two jobs…” “I have three kids…how do I fit it in?” “ I am just tired…I need help!” 

Quality date nights can be 15 – 20 minutes of exclusive time anywhere at anytime where your child can check-in and just experience “be” with you.  Some ideas on how to make this work:
·         Grocery shopping: Have them plan a meal menu and budget for items.
·         Host a family game night
·         Have a picnic in the living room
·         Make cookies
·         Visit a museum
·         Fold paper airplanes and test them out
·         Go on an adventure

These ideas/activities and more can transform the attitude and altitude of your child.  Try one out tonight.