Weekly Bulletin

Week of November 15, 2021

NOVEMBER

Important Dates:

Wednesday-November 24-Early Release-dismissal @11:10 am

Thursday-November 25 & Friday-November 26-No School

Tuesday-November 30-Picture Re-take Day-See details below:

Happy Thanksgiving

Umass Lowell Hockey

*Reminder* to bring your ticket vouchers for Saturday, November 13, 2021 Umass Lowell vs. Boston College game. Come show your school spirit while cheering on the Umass Lowell Riverhawks!! Ticket Voucher is attached below.

Lost and Found

The Lost & Found Racks are overflowing with sweatshirts, water bottles, hats, and many other personal belongings. We also have a couple pairs of prescription eyeglasses in the office. If your student's are missing anything please have them check it out. Thank you.

Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 30th. If your interested in having a retake please have your student bring in their picture package on Retake day. All students who were absent on the first picture day will have their picture taken on Retake day. Please contact the office with any questions. Thank you.

Yearbooks on sale NOW!!

YEARBOOK 2022 IS NOW ON SALE!

This is an all-school yearbook, with photos from school events throughout the year.

Pre-order your yearbook today at www.yearbookforever.com or print a paper order form: Yearbook 2022 Order form and bring your payment and order form to the office.

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 is posted outside of the office. 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 - November 16th

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

GAME ROOM switched to THURSDAYS from now on - starting this week

Intramurals - Mr. Sullivan - GRADE 6

Jazz Band - Mr. Linsner - Band Room

Orchestra Club - 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 - November 17th

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 - November 18th

Art Club - Ms. Annuziata - Room 4

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

Festival Band - Mr. Linsner - Band Room

Festival Orchestra - Violin & Viola GRADES 7&8

Game Room - Ms. Schrems - Cafeteria

Intramurals - Mr. Sullivan - GYM GRADES 7&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.No School-Veterans Day

From the Health Office - Please Read

**If your student has been vaccinated for Covid, please notify the Nurse's Office. ~ Thank you.


Are you having trouble finding a Covid-19 test?



Do you know when to keep your child home from school?


***See the attached informational flyers for helpful information***

Student Ambassador Program

Parker Middle School is about to launch our school initiative for civic leadership: the Homeroom Student Ambassador program. Students in every homeroom will elect a classmate to become their homeroom ambassador. A Student Ambassador is responsible for helping their homeroom teacher, assisting new students, and representing their class when called upon.


Students will be provided all of the details on the election process during their lunch block on Monday November 1st. Students who are interested in becoming their homeroom’s ambassador will submit the required recommendation from a teacher, create a campaign poster, and deliver a statement to their peers in their homeroom. The voting takes place on November 18th!


~ The Building Connections Committee: Mrs. Briand, Mrs. Cody, Mrs. Frenette and Mrs. Sullivan.


Qualities of a Student Ambassador:

  • Keep an open mind

  • Be positive and have a fun perspective

  • Include and be friendly to ALL Parker students in ALL grades

  • Speak clearly and concisely to small groups, homerooms, and adults

  • Be a responsible team player

  • The committee will meet regularly before or after school as needed

From Parker PTO

Parker PRIDE Wear - LAST DAY TO PLACE YOUR ORDERS ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14th- Estimated merchandise pick-up week of December 13th. Great gift ideas for the holidays, birthdays, Spirit week or every day wear. Sweatshirts, tees, joggers, flannels, athletic wear., ETC... Check out the accessory section; scrunchies, masks, sports bags, winter hats, ETC... If Papa wants a shirt that says "Chelmsford" to wear at all his grandkids games, and not just "Parker", no problem, we've got it. There's something for everyone! Click on the link below:

https://parkermiddleschoolfall2021.itemorder.com/


Contact Jill Cairns - Jillscairns@gmail.com or Diane Leach - dleach970@gmail.com with any questions. Like most businesses, there's currently an inventory crunch. We will do our best to fulfill orders, and will communicate as soon as we're aware of any delays. ~ Thank you for supporting your PTO.


Craft Fair - Parker PTO will be hosting their 2nd annual Craft Fair on December 5th. Sign-ups are currently open for community members who are interested in renting a space to sell their items. Please click on the following link to sign up: https://givebutter.com/8PxGjq


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, November 18, 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

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.