Weekly Bulletin

Week of October 18, 2021

October

Important Dates:

Tuesday, October 19~Early Release Day (dismissal @11:10 am)

Clubs and Activities-Starting next week!

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS/ACTIVITIES

Our after-school programs are starting next week! 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. 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. Clubs and Activities will begin next week. Please see the attachments below for details and descriptions


Tuesday - October 19th

No Clubs - early release


Wednesday - October 20th

Intramurals - Mr. Sullivan - GYM - Grades 7&8 ONLY

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 - October 21st

Art Club - Ms. Annuziata - Room 4

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

Festival Band - Mr. Linsner - Band Room

Intramurals - Ms. Schrems & Mr. Sullivan - GYM

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.

5th Annual Costumes for a Cause

We are excited to announce our 5th annual "Costumes for a Cause" event on Friday, October 29th, 2021. This year we would like to donate to the Chelmsford Food Pantry. Please see the attached flyer for details.

From Parker PTO

Parker PRIDE Wear - Annual Fall Sale Coming Soon - ON-LINE Sale starting October 25th through November 14th. Estimated merchandise pick-up December 13th. Great for the holidays. Details coming soon...


Scholastic Book Fair - The PTO Book Fair is scheduled for the week of October 18th through 22nd. Don’t want to send cash in to school with your student? Set up an ewallet account so they can purchase books. Unused money can be used at The Scholastic Store Online. Click on the link below to set up.


https://www.scholastic.com/bf/parkermiddleschool


https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/assetuploads/F21_Social_eWallet.jpg


Please consider volunteering your time to help at the book fair.


https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/drYXwmdmv


2nd Annual Battle of the Boos - Dear Parker Families ~ Halloween may look different again this year. The Harrington and Parker PTOs are working collaboratively along with community sponsors to host the 2nd Annual Battle of the Boos drive thru, trunk-or-treat event on Friday, October 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm. Harrington and Parker families are invited to join in the fun by entering trunk decorating and/or pumpkin carving contests. Trunks and pumpkins will be judged by a panel of esteemed judges. Participants will have the opportunity to win amazing prizes!!! Check out the attached announcement for more information or simply click on the links below to enter.

Trunk Decorating Contest Form

Pumpkin Carving Contest Entry Form


Thanks for your continued support of Parker Middle School!


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, October 14th, 2021. All meetings will be 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

Please consider signing your student up for the Test and Stay Program ~ click on link below for form.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfSHazJ4EQvmKRfes5QkMmCdcjOjrqpTlecVxPd6PXMlmLZA/viewform


Frequently Asked Questions to the Nurse:


Q: Can my student participate in the Test and Stay program if they are vaccinated and identified as being a close contact?

A: No, if your child is vaccinated and is identified as being a close contact, they are exempt from quarantine and will return to school but should monitor for symptoms for 14 days. If any symptoms develop, they should stay home and get clearance from their doctor to return to school.


Q: If your child is identified as being a close contact to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and is not vaccinated, you have three options:


  1. Quarantine at home for 7 full days and return on day 8 with a negative covid-19 test performed on day 5 or later and a completed Attestation Form.
  2. Quarantine for a full 10 days and return with a completed Attestation Form.
  3. Return to school and Participate in the Test and Stay Program at school and be tested for 5 days.


Q: Is my child exempt from quarantine if they have had a positive covid-19 test within the last 90 days?

A: Yes


Q: If my student is identified as a close contact outside of school, can they come to school and participate in the Test and Stay program if they are signed up?

A: No, they quarantine at home.

Parker Cross Country

Please see updated schedule below:

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.