Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Perkins Pride 12.4.2013

“Doing the Right Thing School” Challenge

Mr. Coughlin and his Fifth Grade students have been hosting very interesting discussions about how to make great choices in life.  And they came up with a Calendar of activities to show how they can do the right thing and have a positive impact on the lives of others.  We would love for the entire MJP School Community to join in “paying it forward” and helping others.  We know the power of a kind word or action and hope your family may join with us in the “Doing the Right Thing” Challenge.  Please take the calendar and put it in a nice place where everyone can see it and invest a few moments of your time or treasure to supporting others. J

Box Tops Challenge
We would like to congratulate Mr. Smith’s Fourth Grade Class for winning the Box Tops Challenge.  They brought in 400 Box Tops!!!  They will enjoy a day ice skating on the Frog Pond at the Boston Common on December 19th. We would also like to acknowledge Ms. Hicks K-2 class that brought in 211 Box Tops.  They will receive an ice cream social for their participation.

Overall, our school brought in over 1100 Box Tops.  That will raise $110.00 for our school!  Kudos to everyone who participated.  We will host our next challenge in January 2014!

We strongly encourage every family and community partner to continue supporting the school by sending in Box Tops even when we are not hosting our Box Top Challenges.  Every box top counts!!!

We are excited that so many students will be attending a showing of the Urban Nutcracker at the John Hancock Hall on Friday, December 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Tickets are $8.00.  We need families to turn in forms and money by December 16th.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or the main office.

 Community Day of Scholars Awards Ceremony

We are inviting everyone out to participate in the Community Day of Scholars Awards Day where we are celebrating student achievement, growth, and success.    We are encouraging families to come out and see their children at the center stage of celebration. 

Please see the attached invitation with each class’ time.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or the main office.

 Save the Dates
  ·        December 13th—MJP Community Day of Scholars Awards Ceremony—
·        Families First: Anti-Bullying Parent Education Series.  The other dates are 11/21 and 12/5.  We will provide free childcare and snacks! (Cancelled because of low attendance) L
·        Parent University Math Education for Parents at Tierney Learning Center (across from school) from 9-11 a.m.  Participants will receive free Parent University points and free childcare and snacks. The other sessions are 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16. (Cancelled because of low attendance). L
·        December 19th School Site Meeting from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. in Mr. Martin’s office.

·        December 19th Potluck Literacy Night from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Come out for a fun night of games, reading, giveaways, hot cocoa and more!!!