Perry School Newsletter

March 16, 2023

Thank You to all the families that were able to come and see the amazing work our students have been doing with the Boston Music Project!

Thank You to all the families that were able to come and see the amazing work our students have been doing with the Boston Music Project

School Preview Tour

As we are now in Round 2 of Registration for the 2023 - 24 school year, we scheduled another School Preview for 8:30 AM next Thursday, March 23rd. If you know of any families in area schools who may be interested in learning more about the Perry, please encourage them to attend (especially any families of students in upper elementary grades, where seats tend to be more easily assured).

Round 2 Registration is the first opportunity to register for families with students entering Grades 1 to 6. The last day of Round 2 is April 7th.

Round 1 Registration Results

Results from Round 1 Registration (K1 and K2) are scheduled to be sent out by BPS on Friday, March 31st.

Recap of Black History Month Door Decorating Contest

Over the past month, homerooms were challenged to a Black History Month door decorating contest. Students in grades K0-6th worked on their doors showcasing different black figures from today and throughout history. Each class received a personalized certificate for their hard work and only 2 classes walked away with the best overall door for their creativity and knowledge building content!

Below are a list of awards that each class won:

  • Ms.Stevens - Best Feature of a Black Artist
  • Ms. Hennessey - Best at Promoting Peace
  • Ms. Nee - Best Spotlight on Local History
  • Ms. Flores - Best Class Collaboration
  • Ms. Kelly - Best Overall
  • Ms. Corrado - Best at Promoting Kindness & Equality
  • Ms. Durocher - Best Overall
  • Ms. Mulenga - Best Feature on Women of Color
  • Ms. Toth - Best Researched
  • Ms. Moran - Best Showcase of Writing
  • Ms. Sparrow - Best Connection to Reading
  • Mr. Kidd - Best Researched


Leahy Holloran Community Center Summer Relocation To The Perry

We learned last week that the Leahy Holloran Community Center (connected to the Murphy School in Dorchester) will be relocating part of their summer programming to the Perry for Summer 2023. This will hopefully have minimal impact on our students and families, but we wanted to make sure that everybody was aware. We do anticipate that the building will be cleaned, set up and ready by Facilities a bit later in August than per usual, but our facility should nonetheless be ready to go with plenty of time to spare before the start of the school year.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (and Evacuation Day) to all of our families who celebrate. We hope that all who are in the parade or will be attending on Sunday have a wonderful day!

Calendar Reminders

As a reminder in advance, our next day off is Friday, April 7th (Good Friday). April Break runs from April 15th through April 23rd.

Click here for a list of dates to remember!

Elementary Report Cards

As a heads-up in advance, we will plan to distribute Elementary Report Cards for the Winter Semester on Thursday, March 30th.

MCAS Coming Up Soon (Repeated)

While it’s still over a month away, we wanted to let you know in advance of our upcoming MCAS Schedule. ELA MCAS will take place on the following dates.

Tuesday, April 4: Grades 3, 4, 6, Session 1

Thursday, April 6: Grades 3, 4, 6, Session 2

Tuesday, April 11: Grade 5, Session 1

Thursday, April 13: Grade 5, Session 2

Math and Science MCAS will take place in mid to late May.

Check out the picture of 2 of our second grade sharks with Mayor Wu at the City Hall art exhibit!

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Big Sisters

Know a girl looking for new adventures? We are please to announce that Big Sister Boston is now working with the Perry!!

Big Sister Boston is currently enrolling girls aged 7-14 in our Community- Based Mentoring program. Set up a child for success this school year by matching her with a Big Sister! She’ll have fun, try new activities, and have a meaningful relationship with a positive adult friend and mentor that is supported by our expert staff. Enroll her online

Camp Shriver – Summer Opportunity

The deadline to apply to Camp Shriver—a free inclusive camp for children 8-12 from Boston and Quincy—is March 31! Please share the attached flyer and encourage families to apply at

Camp Shriver is...

  • For boys and girls, ages 8‐12 and entering grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 in the fall

  • FREE (after a $25 registration fee only for accepted campers)

  • Includes FREE breakfast, lunch, snacks, and camp gear

  • Includes FREE transportation from designated pick-up/drop-off sites in several area communities

  • Provides sports instruction in recreational activities, including soccer, basketball, kickball, tag, golf, tennis and more.

  • Inclusive: 50% of campers are children with a disability and 50% are children without a disability.

Camp Shriver will run from Monday, July 3, 2023 to Friday, July 28, 2023. Closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Camp Shriver is a day camp, operating Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM on the UMass Amherst Mount Ida Campus in Newton MA. (Transportation is provided from local area schools, schedule and pick-up locations to be finalized after acceptance.)

Apply online today! Application deadline: March 31, 2023. Learn more about Camp Shriver at

Larry knows "How to Catch a Leprechaun"!

Meet Larry! Mrs. Doyle's dog. Click here for a read aloud of the book "How to Catch a Leprechaun".
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