The Curtis Connection
February 17, 2023
READ ALL ABOUT IT!
- Mr. Mela's Message
- Mark This on Your Calendar
- February Break
- ECMS MCAS Schedule Spring 2023
- Spring Sports at ECMS
ECMS 2023 Yearbook
- A Message from the ECMS Health Office: COVID Test Kit Updates
- Curtis Is Going to Washington in 74 Days!
- Curtis Schedule
- Lunch Menu for 2/27/23-2/28/23
- Interested in Substituting as a School Nurse?
- Local Resources and Helpful Information
- CPO News
- Curtis Core Values/Contact Us
MR. MELA'S MESSAGE
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Yesterday afternoon, the Curtis girls and boys basketball teams wrapped up their season with a friendly game against some of the Curtis staff. In a fun and spirited contest, the combined girls and boys team pulled out a win. A good time was had by all who played, and other than some sore muscles and joints, no staff members were injured. Thanks to all who played yesterday and to everyone who supported the girls and boys teams this season.
It's hard to believe February vacation has arrived. I wish all of you a restful, relaxing, and healthy vacation. With everything that comes with the fast pace of our lives, it is important to slow down, spend time with our friends and families, and appreciate everything that makes us happy. In an effort to allow families an opportunity to relax together, we have designated this upcoming vacation as a time when no homework will be assigned. We will see everyone back on Monday, February 27, 2023.
Enjoy your vacation,
Monday, February 20 - No School: Presidents Day
February 21-24 - No School: February Break
Wednesday, March 1 - 12:45 Early Release: P/T Conferences
Wednesday, March 8 - 12:45 Early Release: P/T Conferences
Thursday, March 9 - LSRHS's 8th Grade Parent/Guardian Night @ LS, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14 - Term 2 Ends
Wednesday, March 15 - 12:45 Early Release: P/T Conferences
If your child will be absent from school before or after the February Break, please let the front office know in advance by calling the attendance line at 978-443-1071 and pressing "1" or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING SPORTS AT ECMS
Online sign-up for spring sports at ECMS is now available! Tryouts start during the week of March 27th If your child is interested in playing a spring sport, registration is open to sign up! Registration will close on March 22, 2023. Sign up EARLY. All registrations need to be approved by the Health Office before your child can tryout/participate. Tryout schedules will be listed by March 22, 2023 on the ECMS Athletics website
We are offering: 7/8th grade girls volleyball, 7/8th grade baseball, 7/8 grade softball and 7/8 boys and girls track and field . These are all travel teams.
Registration is currently open and will stay open until March 22, 2023. Please click: https://www.familyid.com/ephraim-curtis-middle-school/spring-sports-2023-22 to access the online registration. All registrations need to be approved by our Health Office before a student can participate in a sport. Please make sure that your child has a current physical. This is mandated by the state and current physicals are valid for 13 months. There are no exceptions to this rule.
The ECMS Athletics website provides details on all of the sports that we offer, schedules, as well as tryout dates and practice times. If you have questions regarding the spring sports that are offered, please contact David Jurewicz.
2023 ECMS YEARBOOK
Hello, Curtis parents! Your children are creating memories this school year. In order to create the yearbooks in time, they need to be ordered soon. The yearbook is created and designed with student input. With pictures taken all throughout the school, they are creating a memorable book for you and your children to look back on their year.
When ordering, please be sure to use your child's formal name. Jostens uses a computer database to produce the emails that are sent to you. If you order using your child's nickname, your child's name will not be removed from the list and you will continue to receive emails. After placing your order, please be sure to save your email receipt, if needed for future reference. Please email our yearbook coordinator, Liz Kerrigan, if you have any questions.
Let's remember this year together! All yearbook orders are placed online. The price is $50. Please click here to order your yearbook today!
A MESSAGE FROM THE ECMS HEALTH OFFICE
CURTIS IS GOING TO WASHINGTON IN 74 DAYS!
Dates to Remember:
Medication Drop off is April 26th & 27th in the Curtis Lobby.
LUNCH MENU FOR 2/27/23-2/28/23
SHARING COMMUNITY INFORMATION
INTERESTED IN SUBSTITUTING AS A SCHOOL NURSE?
Are you a nurse or do you know a nurse who may be interested in school nursing? Our dynamic SPS nursing team is looking to increase our nursing substitute pool and would love to have you join us. If you are interested, please apply here! Want more information or have some questions? Please contact Nurse Leader, Carol Bradford to find out more about this very rewarding position.
978-443-1085 ext 6005
LOCAL RESOURCES AND HELPFUL INFORMATION
SPS Social-Emotional Resource Site for Families
This site includes a variety of resources designed for caregivers to help you support children in their social, emotional, and self-regulation growth. Contact information for the school-based mental health professionals is located on this site.
Bethany Hadvab, Town of Sudbury Social Worker, can be reached by phone at 978-440-5476 or by email at HadvabB@sudbury.ma.us
William James INTERFACE Referral Service
A mental health and wellness referral helpline. Each referral best meets the location, insurance, and specialty needs of the caller. Click here to watch a short video about the referral service. Call toll-free: (888) 244-6843 Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Framingham Family Resource Center
Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are a statewide network of community-based providers offering multicultural parenting programs, support groups, early childhood services, information and referral resources, and education for families whose children range in age from birth to 18 years old.
A referral agency that helps find and connect you to services needed to improve your quality of life. Metrowest referral line: 1-844-528-6800.
8th Grade Families - Save the Date!
8th Grade Social
Friday, June 2, 2023 6 pm - 8 pm
More details to follow
Bus Driver and Crossing Guard Appreciation - 3/29
SPS Schools are partnering together for this Appreciation Event, and there are several ways you can get involved. From making cards to give on MARCH 29TH directly to your Bus Driver or Crossing Guards, or by contributing breakfast items or money for the Brunch to be hosted at Noyes - we can all do our part to show these wonderful members of our community how much we appreciate them and all they do! Click here to Contribute or for more information.
6th Grade Families - Save the Date!
6th Grade Social
Friday, May 19, 2023 6 pm - 8 pm
More details to follow!
You can still purchase online access to the Curtis directory and make a donation to
Direct Appeal in one easy step. Online access for the directory is $10 and you will
have access right after you place your order. Visit this link to get Directory access
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the CPO to help support Curtis’ cultural, creative, and educational programming. The CPO supports a variety of programs and initiatives that are all important additions to the Curtis community and they truly improve the students’ experience at Curtis Middle School. This is all possible because of the generosity of the Curtis parent community.
We suggest a $75 donation—but no donation is too small—and all are appreciated! Also, please check if your company offers a matching donation. Click here to donate.
Please note that donation acknowledgment letters will be provided by request only. If you require a letter for tax purposes, please email a request to email@example.com.
(You can also make a donation when you order your directory!)
Lost & Found
Please remind your student to check the Lost & Found in the cafeteria for missing items. There are a lot of clothes, shoes, bags and water bottles and other items that need to go back home. It is important to note that there are multiple sizes of several items, so please check before taking what is yours.
The Curtis online store is now open with lots of Curtis spirit wear and gear, including clothing, hats, bags, and more! Now is the time to make purchases for holiday gifts. Gear is available for purchase throughout the year.
8th Grade Events and Washington DC Trip: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are still looking for volunteers to form a team to help with various aspects of the DC trip. Additionally, we need a team of parent volunteers to start planning the 8th Grade events including the end of the year Social. Please reach out to the 8th Grade Co-Chair Nalini Luthra via email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information or sign up to help.
CURTIS CORE VALUES
Learning ~ Respect ~ Responsibliity
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