Weekly Bulletin

Week of January 17th, 2022


Important Dates

Monday, January 17th - No School - Martin Luther King Day

15th Annual Parker Middle School "Souper" Bowl

Every year at this time, the Parker Community collects non-perishable food items for the annual Souper Bowl food drive. All items are given to Chelmsford Community Exchange Inc., which serves local families in need. All donations can be brought to Parker Middle School beginning on Tuesday, February 1st through Friday, February 11th. Please see the attached flyer for important details.

After School Clubs/Activities

Our after-school clubs and activities have started. The Activity Card fee is $50 per student. Cash or check made payable to Chelmsford Public Schools should be turned into your child's homeroom teacher along with a completed Non-School Health Directive. The activity card allows students to take full advantage of any clubs they wish to attend. The after-school activities run from 2:40-3:40 on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday throughout the year. The list of activities are posted outside of the office daily. Students also have the option of taking a late bus home. The routes are posted in the school and will not be posted publicly. We will work with students and the drivers to be sure kids take the correct bus home. Since we only have 3 late buses, the stops tend to be more spread out than the “regular” bus runs. After activities, students who are not taking a bus will exit the school into the Crooked Spring Road lot and can be picked up there. Please see the attachments below for details and descriptions

Tuesday - January 18th

Drama Club - Ms. Robertson & Mr. Chase - Room 230

Intramurals - Mr. Sullivan - GRADE 6

Jazz Band - Mr. Linsner - Band Room

Orchestra Club - Ms. Tiano - Room 8

Plant/Ecology/Science/Green Team-Ms. Sheehan & Ms. Segool-Room 122

Student Fit~Mindful Stress Reduction-Ms. Dolan-Fitness Room

Wednesday - January 19th

Intramurals - Mr. Sullivan - GYM - GRADE 5

Knitting Club - Ms. Frenette -Library

Math Counts - Ms. Keohane - Room 219

Select Choir - Ms. Robertson - Room 230 (from 7:20 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.) *before school

Stand-Up Parker - Mrs. Briand - Room PC6

Yoga Club - Ms. Vogel - Fitness Room

Thursday - January 20th

Drama Club - Ms. Robertson, Mr. Chase - Room 230

Festival Band - Mr. Linsner - Band Room

Game Club - Ms. Schrems - Cafeteria

Intramurals - Mr. Sullivan - GYM GRADES 7&8

Orchestra Club - Ms. Tiano - Room 8

Power Hour - Ms. Mitra - Library

Sign Language Club - Ms. Dick - On-line- please email dicka@chelmsford.k12.ma.us google classroom code will be issued after activity fee is received.

From the Health Office - Please Read

Parker Community,

Due to the holiday on Monday, pool testing will be on Wednesday, January 19th, and then resume the Monday schedule the following week.

If your student has been fully vaccinated (2 doses) for Covid, please send in a copy of the vaccination card or email a copy to the nurses office kamenidesl@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

~ Thank you.

From Parker PTO

**LAST CHANCE** to buy tickets for tonight's hockey game to watch the River Hawks take on Maine at 7:15 at Tsongas! https://fevo.me/3A4rWrr

ATTENTION BASKETBALL FANS - here's an opportunity to get great seats to two UMass Lowell basketball games - one women's and one men's game!

Saturday, January 29th at 5 p.m. Come see the women's River Hawks basketball team take on Hartford at the Tsongas Center in Lowell!


Saturday, February 12th at 5 p.m. Join us as we watch the men's River Hawks basketball team play the University of Maryland at the Tsongas Center!


BOX TOPS - The Box Tops program is going paperless- but we are still asking you to collect them! Download the app and scan them in- no clipping boxes required!



AMAZON SMILE - Help support the Parker PTO on Amazon. Click the link below before you start shopping, and Amazon will donate a percentage of the sale to Parker. Click here

The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 13, 2022. All meetings are virtual and all are welcome to join. Details below:

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 809-569-845

YEARBOOK Price Change - Please see updated order form attached below:

Price change effective January 1, 2022. The cost of the yearbook is now $35.00. Yearbooks are still available, so order your yearbook now. This is an all-school yearbook, with photos from school events throughout the year. You can pre-order your yearbook today at www.yearbookforever.com or print a paper order form and bring your payment and order form to the office. Form attached below.

From Parker Guidance

Middle School Parents Newsletter-January 2022 Edition and Parent Activity Planning Brochure-Winter 2021-2022. Lots of great information for you and your middle schoolers as well as tons of fun activities to do. Attachments below. ~ Melissa MacIsaac 7&8 and Autumn Dolan 5&6

Winter is Here!

Reminder to Parker Families - Cold weather is here....Parker students will still be going outside for recess/outside break. Please remember to BUNDLE UP, warm coats, hats and gloves are recommended.

Phys Ed Stars of the Month for December

Congratulations to the following students:

Luke Autio-8th Grade

Nathan Baer-7th Grade

Mateo Beaudry-5th Grade

Anna Bierwirth-7th Grade

Riley Bridge-8th Grade

Brianna Cairns-8th Grade

Calley Doyon-6th Grade

August Jordan-5th Grade

Abigail Stroud-7th Grade

Elizabeth Stroud-7th Grade

Daniel Woo-6th Grade


To report an Absence, Late Arrival or Dismissal for your student. Please notify Parker Middle School by emailing parkerattendance@chelmsford.k12.ma.us or by calling the Attendance line at 978-251-5133, extension 4100. ~Thank you, Deb Robinson.