Weekly Bulletin

February 6 ,2023


Important Dates:

  • February 8 - Early Release @ 11:10
  • February 10 - 7th Grade Black Light Dance
  • February 20-24 - No School Recess Break
  • February 27 - School Re-opens
  • February 27 - PTO Meeting @ 7pm in McCarthy Library

Pledge & Flag


DATE -----NAME------------H.R.

2/06 Pranav G.-- 235

2/07- Zoe B.- 235

2/08- Muna A. -235

2/09- Loren M.-235

2/10- Isabella & Morgan -- 207


Date --------Name-------------H.R.

2/06 - Ava & Lillian -- 207

2/07 -Andrew --207

2/08- Olivia & Michalee --- 207

2/09 - Ellie & Bella -- 207

2/10 - Visal -- 207

To report an absence,tardy or dismissal for your student.Please notify McCarthy School by emailing mccarthy_attendance@chelmsford.k12.ma.us or by calling the attendance line at 978-251-5133,extention 4100.~ Thank You ,

Ida Mannion

CHIPS Virtual Information Session Slated for Thursday, Feb. 9

The Chelmsford Integrated Preschool program (CHIPS) will be holding a virtual information session for prospective families on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.

CHIPS will begin accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year on Friday, Feb. 10, the same day which the application form for the 2023-24 school year will be available on the CHIPS website.

Join the CHIPS virtual Information session here.

For more information, contact the CHIPS offices at (978) 251-5188.

Postural screening

Dear Parent/ Guardian:

Massachusetts General Law c. 71, s. 57 requires all publicly enrolled students in grades 5 through 9 to receive annual postural screening for scoliosis. Postural screening is essential as your child is going through his/her most rapid rate of growth during 5th- 9th grade. During this time, early detection of a spinal curvature can create opportunities for the easiest treatment to correct the growth of the spine. Not recognizing the problem until the child is fully grown can lead to serious complications as an adult, such as pain and even difficulty breathing, which may only be corrected by surgery.

Generally, these screens are part of your son/daughter¹s annual physical examination with their pediatrician. However, if you would like for our school nurse to complete this important examination, please notify your school nurse in writing no later than April 3, 2023.

Please call your school nurse¹s office with any questions.


Chelmsford Public School Nurses

Chelmsford Youth Rugby Winter Training Registration

Chelmsford Youth Rugby Winter Training Registration is open to all students grade 5-8 throughout the Merrimack Valley. See attached flyer for winter training details, Chelmsford Youth Rugby Contact information, and signup link.

See you there!

Jeffery D. Parks, Ed.D.


Parker Middle School

File attachments:
CYR Winter Training_ConnectEd.docx(25027).pdf

The Town of Chelmsford Scholarship Fund

The Town of Chelmsford Scholarship Fund Committee, which has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to students in Chelmsford since 1957, is hosting a Singo Night Party Wednesday, Feb. 1 (7-10 p.m.) at the Mount Pleasant Golf Course.

Admission is $30 per person and includes food provided by Summer Street Grocer, parking and two hours of Singo. A cash bar will also be available.

Purchase Tickets

All proceeds from Singo Night benefit the Town of Chelmsford Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships based on need, scholastic achievement, college acceptance and qualities of character.

For more information, view the attached flyer or contact the Scholarship Committee at bernjune2@gmail.com.

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February Lunch Menu

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Pre -Order Lunch for Half Days

Half Day Lunch Orders Click Here

Up Coming Dates for Half Days

Wednesday, 2/8

Thursday, 3/2

Thursday, 4/13

Cold Weather is Here !

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



Homework Club-- Tuesday Library All Grades Ms. Sherlock

5th & 6th Grade Art-- Tuesday Rm 120 Ms. Mayer

Student Council-- Tues 7:30 am Library 5 & 6 Ms. Dussourd/Ms.Lanouette

Student Council-- Tues 7:30 am Library 7 & 8 Ms. Dussourd /Ms.Lanouette

Jazz Band-- Tuesday Rm 125 Grades 6-8 Mr. Wright

Cross-Country—Tuesday/Thursday (Sept-October)

Track / Field-- Tuesday /Thursday (April- June) All Grades Mr. Felzani

Stand-Up McCarthy-- Wednesday Rm 132 A All Grades Dr. Hanlon

Dungeons & Dragons-- Tuesday All Grades Cafe Ms. Downing

American Sign Language Bi Weekly-- Thursday All Grades Ms. Meghan Fitzgibbons *Virtual *Bi-WeeklyASL - American Sign Language - Ms. Fitzgibbons - On-line from 3:40 p.m. to 4:00 email fitzgibbonsm@chelmsford.k12.ma.us - This club runs every other Tuesday.




7 th & 8th Grade Art-- Wednesday Rm 122 7th& 8th Ms. Kiley

Yearbook-- Wed. 7:30 am Rm 107 All Grades Ms. Scheinbart

Festival Band /Atwe-- Wednesday Eve 6-8pm Grades 6-12 Mr. Wright Band Room

Festival Orchestra Wednesday Rm 124 Grades 6-8 Mr. Miller

Select Chorus-- Tuesday Rm 127 Grades 6-8 Ms. Richardson

Newspaper Club—Wednesday Rm 112 Ms. Lanouette

Back Stage Crew—Wednesday Auditorium Ms. Mayer

Mindfulness Stress Reduction Yoga—Wednesday Ms. Ramu Library


Magic gathering Club-- Thursday Rm 219 All Grades Mr. Warnock

Writers Society-- Thursday All Grades Ms. McMahon Room 222

Live Smart—-Thursday Rm 133

Book to big screen—Thursday@ 7:30 a.m. Ms. Schroth Rm 216

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7th Grade Blacklight Dance

7th Grade Blacklight Dance

Next Friday, February 10, all 7th graders are invited back to school at 6:00 in their best neon/glow attire. Snacks and drinks will be sold. Please see the flyer included for more information on how to get your ticket. This event is only open to 7th graders and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Rock & Roll Bingo

Rock & Roll Bingo

If you've never been to a Rock & Roll Bingo event, you don't know what you're missing!! How well do you remember the songs of your childhood? Sing along to the music as you enjoy the company of friends, win prizes and try your luck in raffles. Please see the attached flyer for more information and mark your calendars for the day tickets go on sale as this event usually sells out. Donations for raffle prizes and some volunteer help are still needed. Please reach out to Kristen Faucher if you can help with either of these. (kristen.faucher@yahoo.com)



Bingo for kids

Coming Soon

Bingo for kids: we will be having 2 events coming up for students - one for 5th and 6th graders and one for 7th and 8th graders. Each event will be held after school with an excellent teacher as our Bingo caller!

Roller Kingdom: pop on your skates for a McCarthy night at Roller Kingdom. We have rented out the space for the night and encourage kids to come join in the fun. Date to be shared soon.

Taste of Chelmsford!

The Center School PTO is excited to announce the 24th annual Taste of Chelmsford!

This year’s Taste continues the tradition of holding Taste as a month-long raffle in March, with amazing prizes offered daily from area restaurants and businesses. Funds raised from the Taste directly support enrichment programs for students at the Center Elementary School.

Tickets cost $25 and each ticket can win 31 times in March! All prizes are valued at $100 or more. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold.

View the attached document for the calendar of prizes.

Purchase raffle tickets now | Visit TasteofChelmsford.com

File attachments:
Taste 23 calendar with header.jpg

2022-2023 PTO Board :


2022-2023 PTO Board : Risa DiVincenzo, President

Emily Dilworth, Vice President

Shanon Dahlstrom, Treasurer

Alicia Cunningham, Secretary

Contact Us: PTO.McCarthy@gmail.com


The PTO would like to remind all McCarthy parents to please scan your receipts to help collect Box Top monies for McCarthy enrichment activities!!

Box Tops For Education Learn How clickHere

Chromebook Repair Protocol

Chromebook Repair Protocol: If your student enters a ticket through the IIQ Helpdesk while at home, they will need to drop off the Chromebook in the library when they come to school the next day. The Tech Department will collect the broken device and perform the repairs. Students may be able to get a loaner device while waiting for their device to be repaired.

When the repairs are done, the student will be alerted via their ticket/email to pick up their device in the library.

Please use this video tutorial for the process of submitting an IIQ Helpdesk ticket.


Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any concerns whether it is attendance related or not. Specific class/assignment related questions or concerns should be directed to the particular teacher involved. Our counselor assignments are as follows:

Moya Charig: Grade 8 & Team 5-4 charigm@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Elyse Seero: Grade 6 & Team 5-2,5/6 seeroe@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

Jessica Weaver : Grade 7 & Team 5-1 & 5-3 weaverj@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


NRT Bus Company:

If you need to reach out to NRT here is the phone # 978-323-0101

If any issues come up regarding the bus coming late, or not picking up your child etc.

Buses/ Transportation: I encourage families to register your students for the buses. There is plenty of room on our buses. Please use this link to register your students for the bus: https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/domain/90