Weekly Bulletin

Week of January 10th, 2022

January

Important Dates:

Tuesday, January 11th - Early Release Day dismissal at 11:10 a.m.

Monday, January 17th - No School - Martin Luther King Day

From Parker Student Ambassadors

Hello Parker Families,


The Parker Student Ambassadors have organized a Kentucky Derby themed fundraiser to help support families in Kentucky devastated by the recent tornadoes that destroyed their homes, schools, and towns.


We will be collecting donations for the week during homeroom, beginning on Monday, January 10th. Students may donate once or every day.


On Friday January 14th, we will celebrate the generosity of our school community with a Kentucky Derby Hat Day. Students may wear any school appropriate hat. All proceeds from our fundraiser will be donated to the Kentucky Governor’s Fund. See the attachment below for more details.

From Parker Guidance

Middle School Parents Newsletter-January 2022 Edition and Parent Activity Planning Brochure-Winter 2021-2022. Lots of great information for you and your middle schoolers as well as tons of fun activities to do. Attachments below. ~ Melissa MacIsaac 7&8 and Autumn Dolan 5&6

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 - January 11th

No Clubs - Early Release Day-dismissal at 11:10 a.m.


Wednesday - January 12th

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 - January 13th

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

Game Club - Ms. Schrems - Cafeteria

Intramurals - Mr. Sullivan - GYM GRADES 7&8

Orchestra Club - Ms. Tiano - Room 8

Phys Ed Stars of the Month for December

Congratulations to the following students:


Luke Autio-8th Grade

Nathan Baer-7th Grade

Mateo Beaudry-5th Grade

Anna Bierwirth-7th Grade

Riley Bridge-8th Grade

Brianna Cairns-8th Grade

Calley Doyon-6th Grade

August Jordan-5th Grade

Abigail Stroud-7th Grade

Elizabeth Stroud-7th Grade

Daniel Woo-6th Grade

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.

From the Health Office - Please Read

If your student has been fully vaccinated (2 doses) for Covid, please send in a copy of the vaccination card or email a copy to the nurses office kamenidesl@chelmsford.k12.ma.us

~ Thank you.

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.

From Parker PTO

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, January 13, 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

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.

To view the most recent Parker Parent Update from Dr. Parks, click on the link below:

https://www.smore.com/y087k