Perry School Newsletter

June 1st

Finish 'Til Friday

As we head toward the end of the school year, we want to remind everyone to please finish strong with attendance – all the way until Friday, June 23rd. We’re almost there – every day counts!

As a reminder, both June 22nd and June 23rd are early release days with dismissal starting at 1:30 PM.

Popsicles & Pajamas on Monday, June 5th!

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Boston Music Project Showcase @ 10 AM on Tuesday, June 6th

Boston Music Project invites you to attend the BMP Perry End-of-Year Showcase at 10 AM on Tuesday, June 6th. The Showcase will take place in the Schoolyard (we're hoping for sun but will be in contact in the event of rain). Coffee will be served prior to the start of the show. We hope to see you there!

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Further Strengthening Our Classroom Libraries

As part of our work to deepen equitable literacy practices across all classrooms, we’ve made additional investments within our specialty classroom libraries. Here’s a display of our recently arrived visual arts texts. We can’t wait for students to be able to explore these enriching texts in Art, Science, Computer Technology and PE (yes, even PE from time to time : )

The Perry Loves Reading This Summer!

We are very excited to be able to send home three to four books with every returning student at the end of June to help facilitate our students continuing to read throughout the summer. We hope that these books will prove interesting and exciting – and that students will be further engaged by reading the same books alongside their classmates. Summer is long – we hope that everybody has lots of fun and enjoys time with family and friends, but we also hope that they find a way to keep up the habit of reading. It makes a huge difference when students continue to read and make progress as readers through late June, July and August. Beyond reading the books that will be sent home, we hope that students and families will make use of the public library and other great opportunities around the city to continue to foster your child’s love of reading.

Grade 4 Informational Writing Reports

Students in grade 4 have worked hard to develop their animal research into a product using "makey makey" and “scratch”. The 4th graders learned to code and integrate STEAM while recording their reports. This project allowed students from the Perry to come view and listen to students' reports by clicking on buttons for it to be read aloud to them. This project is geared to making the experience for other students more inclusive who can engage with the device on a new topic.

MAP Testing Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that MAP Testing will take place next week in K2 to Grade 4. MAP Testing will provide a snapshot on how your child is progressing in their reading development (as well as math development in G3 and G4). We encourage you to consider these results in concert with what teachers (and you) are seeing on a daily basis as well as the work that they are producing. MAP provides a helpful snapshot to see where students are and what next steps for learning might be; however, it’s just one brief snapshot (it’s not the “be all and end all”).


This year, spirit week will be from June 12-16. Please click the flyer below for more details!
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Our fifth and sixth grade students took the MBTA to Franklin Park Zoo!

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Southie Family Fun Day

The South Boston Moms Club is excited to announce that the 12th annual “Southie Family Fun Day” will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 11am-4pm in DCR Marine Park. They look forward to welcoming you and your families for a day of free entertainment. The event will feature musical and theater performances on the main stage, custom glitter tattoos, touch-a-truck, arts & crafts, games & sports, bubbles, free hot dogs, and much more in the beautiful oceanside DCR Marine Park at the corner of Farragut Road and East Broadway.
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2023 Boston Parks Summer Guide

The Boston Parks Department is proud to present an amazing line-up of free activities for all ages that will be happening in local parks. From outdoor concerts and movies to arts & crafts, sports, camps, and more—there’s something for everyone! Click the link to see a list of things happening near you!

Summer Camps and Opportunities

The BPS summer stuff/summer learning page is now live! Click the link below to check out the different summer opportunities.

Summer Stuff Website

To apply for programs you will need to register using School Mint.

Click here for step by step slides on how to register.

BPS Calendar for 23 - 24

Please see the BPS Calendar for 2023 - 24 linked here. Scroll down to the middle of the page to see the 23 - 24 Calendar. Please note that the Opening Day for Grades 1 - 6 is Thursday, September 7th and the first day of Kindergarten (K1 and K2) is Monday, September, 11th.