Weekly Bulletin

Week of January 31st, 2022

FEBRUARY

Important Dates:


Wednesday, February 9th-Early Release Day-dismissal at 11:10 a.m.

Monday, February 21st~Friday, February 25th- February Recess

Monday, February 28th - School Resumes

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.

Update from Parker Student Ambassadors and Advisors

The Student Ambassadors are proud to announce that the Kentucky Derby fundraiser was a great success! Thanks to the generosity of our school community, we were able to raise $1,125. for this needy cause.


Thank you all for your support.


**REMINDER FOR STUDENT AMBASSADORS** - Next Meeting is Tuesday, February 1st at 7:30 a.m. in the library.

PARKER'S GOT TALENT - PGT Is BACK!

Audition information below:


EMCEE Auditions (8th Graders only) ~ After school on Monday, February 28, 2022 in Room 123

ACT Auditions ~ After school on Tuesday, March 1 & Wednesday, March 2 in Room 123


See attached flyer for more information. More details to come as date approaches.

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 - February 1st

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

Intramurals - Mr. Sullivan - GRADE 6

Jazz Band - Mr. Linsner - Band Room

Festival Orchestra - 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 - February 2nd

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 - February 3rd

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 Parker PTO

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!

https://offer.fevo.com/umass-lowell-wbb-vs-hartford-bec4gkt-6976065?fevoUri=umass-lowell-wbb-vs-hartford-bec4gkt-6976065%2F


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!

https://offer.fevo.com/umass-lowell-mbb-vs-umbc-agkc8my-66da55e?fevoUri=umass-lowell-mbb-vs-umbc-agkc8my-66da55e%2F


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!

https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1150038564

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.generalmills.btfe


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, February 10, 2022 . All meetings are virtual and all are welcome to join. Details below:

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

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/809569845

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 809-569-845

From the Health Office - Please Read

FIND A COVID-19 TEST NEAR YOU. Click on the link below:


On January 11, the Department of Public Health issued a public health advisory on testing for COVID-19. Get tested if you have symptoms or are a close contact of someone with COVID. Rapid antigen tests are an acceptable alternative to a PCR test in most situations. Learn about when you should get tested, what type of test should be used.


https://www.mass.gov/info-details/find-a-covid-19-test

PARKER LOST & FOUND

The Lost and Found Racks are overflowing with coats, hats, gloves, sweatshirts, water bottles and lots more. Please have your student check for any lost or missing items. The racks are located in the lobby right next to the Gym. Unclaimed items will be donated in February. See below:

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.

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.

Attendance

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.