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.