Orchard Gardens Family Update

October 12th, 2020

Staples Gift Cards - Pick Up on Tuesday, October 13th!

Through an incredibly generous donation, every student will receive a $50 Staples store card through a donation of $25 from Staples and a BPS match of $25. The store cards can only be used in ONE transaction, this means if a purchase of $11 is made, the card will not be returned for another use, and the funds are no longer available. Please plan wisely so that you can take advantage of getting as many school supplies as possible. These cards are only usable in a Staples store, not online. Cards will be active until 11/30/2020. Please stop by Orchard Gardens on Tuesday, October 13th between 7:30-1:30 to pick up your child’s gift card. If you cannot pick up on Tuesday, please complete this form.

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Middle School T Passes - Ready for Pick Up on Tuesday, October 13th

Students in 7th grade and 8th grade will continue to automatically receive free M7 T passes to ride the MBTA. 6th-grade students will continue to have the option to receive a free MBTA pass instead of a yellow bus. T passes can be picked up from Ms. Pasley on Tuesday, October 13th.

Orchard Gardens is a meal site!

You are welcome to stop by Orchard Gardens (pick up is outside, by the corner of Ambrose St and Albany St) to get a box with 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches plus ½ gallon of milk for each child that attends any of the Boston Public Schools. You can stop by every week on either Tuesday or Wednesday from 10am to 6pm.

OG Food Pantry - Wednesday, October 21st

Our first school food pantry of the year is on Wednesday, October 21st from 3:30-4:45pm. Pick up will take place outside, in the school driveway on Albany Street.

Parent Conversations (formerly Parent Council) - Thursday, October 22nd

Parent Conversations will meet the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5pm. The October 22nd meeting will be elections for the executive committee of the Parent Council. You can read the Roles & Responsibilities by logging into this file.


The meeting will be held via Zoom: https://k12-bostonpublicschools.zoom.us/j/7919964378

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We know that many things are new this year and you might have questions. Please submit any questions here!