Weekly Bulletin

Week of October 4, 2021


Important Dates:

Monday, October 11~No School (Columbus Day)

Tuesday, October 12~Picture Day (Details Below)

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

From the Health Office - Please Read

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


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.

From Parker PTO

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 and 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.



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


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

See the attachments below for details.

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!



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 Chipotle Fundraiser on October 6th has been RESCHEDULED. New date TBA.

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.


You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 809-569-845

Save the Date!

Picture day is Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

Visit www.geskusprint.com and use this unique code to login and pre-order your student's photos: Y5SE3EAL then select your package, prints or novelties and checkout.

Please note: All online orders receive FREE SHIPPING! take a look! we've lowered our pricing and added new products we think you'll love!

From Parker Drama...

Parker Drama Presents..... The Little Mermaid JR.

Auditions on Tuesday, October 12th from 2:45 to 4:00~OPEN TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 6,7,8

SHOW DATES: MARCH 11, 12 2022

Click on the link below for audition details and contact information.


Also ~ SELECT CHORUS will be holding auditions before school Wednesday October 13 at 7:20am in Rm 230 for interested students in grade 6, 7, and 8. Click on the link below for more details.


Phys Ed Stars of the Month

For September:

Jackson Chludzinski - 8th Grade

Evelyn Hart - 7th Grade

Tyler Martin - 7th Grade

Eleora Mulungi - 7th Grade

Justin Meier - 6th Grade

Shane Thoren - 6th Grade

Eli Barry - 5th Grade

MacKaylee MacCormack - 5th Grade


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.