Monday, August 18, 2014

School Uniforms 2014 2015

School Uniforms 2014 - 2015

This year we have a mandatory school uniform program next year.  We are excited to distinguish ourselves in style with our new uniform program.  Next year, students will wear white polos with logo, white dress shirts, MJP t-shirts, black pants, slacks, shirts, skorts, jumpers, uniform shorts, MJP sweat suits, black sweaters / sweater vests /vests /cardigans, and black sneakers/dress shoes.  Students are expected to have shirts tucked in with a belt around their slacks. Sports Coats/Ties are encouraged but not expected.  No jeans, jeggings, or sandals are allowed.

We sell the Michael J. Perkins T-shirts for $10.00 each at the school.  L & M Bargain Stores also serves as a main supplier for our school uniform. We are grateful to form a partnership with L & M because they serve thousands of other Boston Public School families with quality school uniforms at great prices.  We will provide a more comprehensive description of our uniform program in our summer letters to families.   For more information call the school at 617-635-8601.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ms. Murray's Grade 2 Engineers Rock 2014 BPS Robotics Olympics!!!

The Michael J. Perkins' 2nd Grade Robotics Team took away two medals in the 2014 Boston Public Schools' Robotics Olympics on Saturday, June 7th at Wentworth Institute.  Ms. Murray, MJP Second Grade Teacher, trained her students to maneuver through an obstacle course across major landmarks throughout the City Of Boston.  These second graders learned valuable skills in problem solving, engineering, and technology.  

For more information on the event, please click here.

For more information on First Lego League Robotics, please click here.

MJP Student Principals for A Day 2014

On June 5, 2014, Principal Martin declared seven students, Student Principal for a Day. These Student Principals for a Day had an opportunity to shadow Mr. Martin in his day-to-day duties; observe teaching and learning; interview Mr. Billy, our School Custodian, Ms. Correa-Gonzalez, our Family & Community Outreach Coordinator, and Ms. Thomas, our School Secretary; problem-solved on a minor student discipline issue, order school supplies for next school year; and make decisions on Field Day. This was a very momentus event in the history of Michael J. Perkins. Stay tuned for our next MJP Student Principal for a Day in Fall 2015.

Free Math Fun: TenMarks Online Summer Program

TenMarks, an Amazon company, is on a mission to reverse summer learning loss in math, and prove that a personalized online program helps improve math outcomes.  For Summer 2014, Ten Marks is offering its powerful 3-month summer program for $0 costs to families in our school.

Michael J. Perkins Access Code: S14MJP966

Excellence in School Wellness Award !!!

At the 7th Annual Boston Public Schools' Wellness Summit, The Michael J. Perkins School was awarded with the BPS Innovative Efforts toward a Healthy School Environment Award. Mary Balaconis, MJP Physical Education Teacher, presented a workshop at the summit where she shared our comprehensive health education program. Some of the features of Ms. Balaconis' presentation were on our walking club, community rowing, MJP Yoga, "MyPlate" placemats, community gardening, and more. This event took place on May 28th at the Boston Public Library--Central Branch. Fore more information on the event, please click here.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Perkins Pride 3.6.2014

Outstanding World Learners in Science

Dear Perkins Families,

Please check out our new science website for Outstanding World Learners and Leaders in Science!

There is a short survey on the first page to complete after you explore the website.

With your feedback I can adapt the site to better meet the needs of our community.

I am looking forward to your feedback!  Thank you!


Mrs. Daniels

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Community Day of Scholars

Times for individual ceremonies will be released soon!

Tomorrow, we are also having a Fun Friday Snack and School Supply Sale!

Snack Prices:
Juices $0.50 each
Fruit Snacks $0.25 each
Popcorn $0.50 each
and more...

Supply Sale
Pencils 2 for $0.25 or 10 for $1.00
10 pack of markers $1.50
erasers 3 for $0.25 
and more...

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Perkins Pride 1.26.2014

Yoga Magic !!!
Thanks to Ms. Meyers, Kaelea's mom, Ms. Balaconis, and the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center for putting together a very exciting week of Yoga!!!  Our second grade students really enjoyed learning how to use Yoga to de-stress and stretch those minds and bodies.  We look forward to extending Yoga to the entire school soon!

Pictures by Ms. M. Balaconis J

Student Council Supply Sale!!!

Pictures provided by Ms. M. Balaconis J!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the MJP School Supply Sales!  We raised over $400 in two weeks!  I really applaud the Student Council Members in taking this project on and even investing in the business!  This money will pay for future Student Council initiatives and other school programming.

Michael J. Perkins Ice Skating Social
at the Boston Common Frog Pond

We are hosting an exclusive MJP ice skating party at the Frog Pond at the Boston Common on February 5th from 9:30 - 12:00 p.m.  Students who have purchased the MJP t-shirt will receive free admission to the ice skating party.  For more information, please contact the school office.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Perkins Pride 1.10.2014

Parent University!!!
Taking Our Families to the Next Level

Parenting can be really hard right?  Our children do not come with textbooks or manuals and we can imagine that they can bring many interesting challenges and joys.  We are excited to have our Michael J. Perkins Families join us at Parent University.  This is a great free opportunity for families to participate in amazing workshops and activities that will help support the entire family.  Parent University takes place at Northeastern University, which is located behind Ruggles Station on the Orange Line, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Parent University provides free childcare and breakfast and lunch.  Each student whose family attends will receive a free gift card to the movies, a restaurant, or store!  To register for Parent University, please go to:, complete a registration sheet and send it to Ms. Correa-Gonzalez, our Family and Community Coordinator and we will register you.   Childcare closes quickly, so please make sure you get your registration in soon!

Fun Friday Supply Sale!!!

We will be hosting a Fun Friday School Supply Sale next Friday, January 17th.  Our MJP Student Council will be selling items from $0.25 - $2.00.  This is a great time to have your child stock up on the supplies they may have used up from the beginning of the school year.

Looking to the 2014-2015 School Year

We are inviting all parents to participate in our next School Site Council meeting on this Thursday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  We will discuss the budget and staffing changes that will take place.  Members of the School Site Council will be making major decisions about the school budget and staffing for next year.  We will provide free childcare and light refreshments for those who attend.  If you have any questions, please include them on the attached newsletter feedback sheet.