February 6 ,2023
Pledge & Flag
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
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 email@example.com or by calling the attendance line at 978-251-5133,extention 4100.~ Thank You ,
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
February Lunch Menu
Pre -Order Lunch for Half Days
Up Coming Dates for Half Days
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
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
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 email@example.com - This club runs every other Tuesday.
WEDNESDAY NO ACTIVITIES
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
THURSDAY NO ACTIVITIES
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
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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bingo for kids
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
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
EARN CASH FOR SCHOOLS WITH BOX TOPS
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 email@example.com
Elyse Seero: Grade 6 & Team 5-2,5/6 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Weaver : Grade 7 & Team 5-1 & 5-3 email@example.com
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