Thursday, February 19, 2015

M.J.P. granted Extended Learning Time for 2015-2016 School Year!

February 11, 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are excited to announce that The Michael J. Perkins Elementary School will participate in Extended Learning Time for school year 2015-2016!

Extended Learning Time schools will have 40 additional minutes added to the school day.  By studying schools throughout the US that had significantly higher achievement than schools in the same district, the National Center for Time and Learning determined that expanding the school day is critical in providing a high-quality, rigorous education. An extended day means more time for individualized attention, more time to offer challenging enrichment programs, and more time to expose children to worlds outside of their community. Extended days also give teachers the time they need to assess student data, to plan their lessons, and to work together to ensure the success of all students. Extended Learning Time in Boston Public Schools will play a key part in preparing the children of Boston for success in college, career, and beyond.

The Michael J. Perkins Elementary School will receive extra support throughout the planning process to ensure successful implementation of a schedule that meets the individual needs of the students, teachers, and families that make up your unique school community. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to 617-635-8601.  We look forward to working with you on the continued success of students at The Michael J. Perkins Elementary School