Perry School Newsletter

May 18th

K2 and 1st grade go to Wolf Hollow

K2 and 1st grade students visited Wolf Hollow in Ipswich MA. Wolf Hollow is a wolf sanctuary. In K2, students read many fairy tales about wolves and talked about misconceptions. It was amazing to see the dynamics of the "pack" and to see that these animals truly are "ecosystem managers".

Congratulations to Ms. Sparrow!

We are extremely excited and proud to announce that Ms. Luisa Sparrow, our fifth and sixth grade intellectual program teacher, was recently announced as a finalist for the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Award. Ms. Sparrow joins three other educators from across the state as finalists with the award set to be announced in September. This is a very well-deserved honor for Ms. Sparrow and reflective of the incredibly talented teaching team at the Perry as a whole.

Congratulations 3rd, 4th and 6th Graders!!

Congratulations to all of our third, fourth and sixth graders on completing their MCAS for the year!! All students worked really hard, stayed calm, and did their very best.

As a reminder, fifth graders will finish up next week with the MCAS Science and will then take the Exam School MAP test the following week. All other students will finish end-of-year MAP during the week of June 5th.

Invitation to Boston Music Project Showcase @ 10 AM

Boston Music Project invites you to attend the BMP Perry End-of-Year Showcase at 10 AM on Tuesday, June 6th. The Showcase will take place in the Schoolyard.

SSC Meeting

The next School Site Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday evening, May 30th at 5 PM on zoom (

Popsicles and Pajamas Reading Night on June 5th

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Perry Tech Goes Home!

We have launched two awesome programs this spring to help get technology into the homes of our students. First, Ms. Rozas and Ms. Flores taught the Tech Goes Home program with students and families that resulted in 15 early childhood students taking home an iPad for their own use and learning more about how to maximize technology. Be on the lookout for another opportunity in the Fall!

In addition, in partnership with Boston Public Schools, we were able to provide all students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 a Chromebook to use at home for the rest of the school year. This included both our general ed and special education students.

BPS Calendar for 23 - 24

Please see the BPS Calendar for 2023 - 24 linked here. Scroll down to the middle of the page to see the 23 - 24 Calendar. Please note that the Opening Day for Grades 1 - 6 is Thursday, September 7th and the first day of Kindergarten (K1 and K2) is Monday, September, 11th.

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5th and 6th grade students doing yoga with Mrs. Wyse!

Perry Launches Special Olympics Programming

The Perry is excited to have launched Special Olympics programming as a Unified Champion School this Spring. This will lead to more inclusive opportunities to bring students together through sport. This work will culminate at The Unified Game Day at Harvard Stadium on June 8th.

Class Photo Order

Any parent that did not get the chance to turn in their order form or would like to purchase a class group photo, you can order it from the CLIX webpage! Please click the link below and enter in the online code!

Online Code: PerryClass23

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Summer Camps and Opportunities

The BPS summer stuff/summer learning page is now live! Click the link below to check out the different summer opportunities.

Summer Stuff Website

To apply for programs you will need to register using School Mint.

Click here for step by step slides on how to register.

Join the NAPS team for a walk around castle island in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month!

On Saturday, May 20th at 10am join the NAPS (Newborn & Parenting Support) team for a walk around Castle Island. There is a $10 registration that will be donated to Postpartum Support International. For more information, check out the flyer below!
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Keep It Moving Southie

South Boston’s Brownie Troops 64224 and 70041 (which include a number of Perry students) will be launching Keep It Moving Southie in connection with Cradle to Crayons. Please read below for more information on this initiative:

Keep It Moving Southie Background:

This past April, in recognition of Earth Day, South Boston Brownie Troops 64224 and 70041 learned about the catastrophic impacts of textile waste on the environment through a lesson on using resources wisely - part of the Girl Scout Law and words scouts pledge to live by. The troops/girls (including many troop members who go to the Perry), decided to do something to stop clothing waste in our community by offering an alternative. This led to the creation of a clothing drive for kids in partnership with Cradle to Crayons ( ) and the launch of Keep It Moving Southie.

We congratulate our girls for their desire to address this very important issue while helping other local kids in the process. The goal is to keep our used or unwanted items moving and out of landfill.

Clothing Drive Dates: May 19th - June 9th

Donation Items: New or used kids' clothing items and shoes: size newborn - adult medium. See full description of items accepted here:

Donation Locations: Perry School and 5 others locations throughout Southie and the Seaport. Look for the purple Cradles to Crayons bins. Find all participating locations here:

Please join us for the kick off! Also, feel free to bring along items to donate. There will be games for kids and refreshments provided by Core Investments and Cannonball Cafe.

Keep It Moving Southie Kick Off

Date: Friday, May 19th

Time: 5pm

Location: Tynan Community Center, 650 E 4th St, Boston

Door Entrance near the ramp


Kim Matthews

Lydia Hamilton Polaski

Keep It Moving Southie is in association with Friends and Neighbors:

Friends and Neighbors is a newly formed organization dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of our Boston community through events and opportunities that create new bonds, resource those in need, and spread joy.



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