Weekly Bulletin

Week of January 3, 2022

January - Happy New Year!

Important Dates:

Monday, January 3rd - School Resumes

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

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

Spirit Week 2022!!

Welcome Back!


Thanks to our Parker P.R.I.D.E. Committee, we will be kicking off the new year with Spirit Week from January 3rd - January 7th. Daily Themes below:


Monday, January 3rd - Comfy Day/Pajama day

Tuesday, January 4th - Jersey/ Sports day

Wednesday, January 5th - Students dress as staff/Staff dress as students

Thursday, January 6th - Anything but a backpack day (Students bring supplies in anything but a backpack - with some rules, of course)

Friday, January 7th - Skills Day (dress as your hobby! Cooking, sports, dancing, music, favorite activity, etc.)

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 4th

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

Intramurals - Mr. Sullivan - GRADE 6

Jazz Band - Mr. Linsner - Band Room

Plant/Ecology/Science/Green Team-Ms. Sheehan & Ms. Segool-Room 122

Student Fit~Mindful Stress Reduction-Ms. Dolan-Fitness Room


Wednesday - January 5th

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 6th

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

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.

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 pe-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 - UPDATED INFORMATION - PLEASE READ

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS - Please join Parker families as we watch the Harlem Globetrotters at the Tsongas Center in Lowell on January 2nd at 2 p.m.! Be prepared to see amazing basketball talent mixed in with crazy comedy, great choreography, and audience participation -This is great family friendly entertainment! Click on the link for ticket information and details. https://offer.fevo.com/the-harlem-globetrotters-3l5fpbk-6900222


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, December 16, 2021. 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.