The Husky Herald
Week of January 30th
A Message from Mr. Carabatsos
Dear Sullivan Families,
We would like to invite any family member to join us for our weekly grade level assemblies, especially if your child is selected as a Student of the Month. For this cycle we are celebrating Empathy. Students will be focussing on Effective Effort activities during Advisories and will be recognized throughout the month through our Husky High Fives. Below are the upcoming dates for our PBIS assemblies:
Grade 5 - Feb. 1;
Grade 6 - Feb. 8;
Grade 7 - Feb. 15; and
Grade 8 - March 1.
Our Academic Academy and After School Programs are up and running. Limited busing will be available at 4:45 if students remain in our After School program, otherwise students will need to be picked up at 3:45. Students required to attend received a letter along with their Progress Reports. With report cards approaching ( February 1st), this is the time for students to make up the missing work and assessments necessary to pass their classes.
We are going to continue to offer support and interventions during the school day as well as the Academic Academies. If a child does not take advantage of these opportunities and fails 1 or more classes, they will be considered for retention at the end of the school year.
Please complete the enclosed Needs Assessment below (only 3 questions) to assist us with crafting our Quality Improvement Plan for next school year. As partners to the school, we welcome family feedback.
Please join us on Social Media: Facebook (@lpsdsullivan); Twitter @SullivanLPS. See links below.
Have a great week!
Grade 8 PBIS Students of the Month - Community
4:30 Boys; 5:30 Girls
1/5 @ Daley
1/19 @ Wang
1/31 @ Robinson
2/2 Pyne Arts
8th Grade Spring HS Open House
Jeanne D'Arc Banking
We have partnered with Jeanne D’arc Credit Union. On every other Thursday, beginning on February 2, students will have the opportunity to open up a bank account/make deposits.
This is an opportunity for our students to open up bank accounts! The M3 Savings accounts are only for students 12 and under. There are different applications/ accounts for students that are 12 and older.
The dates are as follows:
A representative from Jeanne D’arc Credit Union will meet the students at 8:00 in the auditorium. Please note, the minimum deposit to open is $5.00. They can open up accounts anytime on any of these Thursdays.
If you need any additional information or applications, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
After School Program
The Winter Session of the afterschool program started on Monday, January 9th. With the addition of Academic Academy to our program, we have 260 students enrolled in this session. Students who signed up for the program should report to the cafe at dismissal. We will also be running an Enrichment Program during February vacation, 2/21-2/23 from 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM. I am in the process of finalizing plans and will be emailing flyers and registration forms to parents this week.
Students who are participating in Academic Academy and are interested in bus transportation, MUST fill out an afterschool form. Bus transportation for the Winter session is available on a very limited basis. We have 3 buses assigned to afterschool program routes. In most cases, your child's bus stop will not be the same as their normal bus stop, and they may have to walk farther than they normally do.
The after-school program is open to all students in grades 5-8. All students enrolled in the program will participate in homework club, followed by 2 activity blocks. In order to meet the requirements of the the 21st CCLC After-School Programming Grant, all students must stay for the entire 2.5 hours and attend a minimum of 2 days per week.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Ms DaSilva at firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop Off / Pick Up Procedures
School opens at 7:20 each morning and students are considered late after 7:40. As you drop your students off in the morning please adhere to the following guidelines:
- students should not be left unattended prior to 7:20;
- form one line when entering the front driveway and remain in this line until drop off occurs;
- students should only be dropped off between the coned areas ( see pictures below);
- families should not park before or in the coned area ( parking beyond the second cone is allowed); and
- families should proceed out of the far driveway in a single line.
School dismisses between 2:05 and 2:10. Please review the following guidelines to improve the safety and efficiency of our student pick ups:
- make a plan with your child or children to pick them up in the same spot each day;
- please maintain a single pick up line and move forward until your child is picked up; and
- be courteous for the few extra minutes it will take to safely pick up your child.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the school.
JAMES F. SULLIVAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
PARENT / TEACHER ORGANIZATION
150 Draper Street, Lowell, MA 01852
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GET INVOLVED WITH THE PTO !
School Dances / Movie Nights
Holiday Bazaar & Craft Fair
Spring Carnival / Book Fair
2nd Thursday of the month 5:00 pm in Library
2022-2023 PTO BOARD
- BB @ Robinson - 1/31 (4:30 Boys; 5:30 Girls)
- Grade 5 PBIS Assembly - 2/1 (7:45 - 8:30)
- Report Cards Issued - 2/1
- BB @ Home (Pyne) - 2/2 (4:30 Boys; 5:30 Girls)
- On A Roll Breakfast Celebration - 2/10 (2nd Quarter)
- 2nd Quarter Scholars Celebration - 2/10
- Grade 5 / 6 Dance - 2/10 ( 2:30 - 4:00)
- Grade 7 / 8 Dance - 2/10 (4:30 - 6:00)
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