Cougar Courier

September 11, 2022

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!!!

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IMPORTANT DATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS

September 15th - Open House

September 21st - Scarlet Lewis from Choose Love speaks at HHS - 7pm (see below)

September 21st - Professional Development Day - half day - 11:45 dismissal

October 7th - No School - Professional Development Day

October 10th - No School - Columbus Day

October 24th - Fun Run

November 11th - No School - Veterans Day

November 16th and 17 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 1/2 days - 11:45am dismissal

November 23rd, 24th, and 25th - Thanksgiving break - no school

OPEN HOUSE

Below is the Open House schedule. During the presentation, children will go to the gym with monitors to watch a movie.
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LUNCH MENU - SEPT. 12-16

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HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

Home & School Association

Our meetings take place on the first Thursday of each month from 7-8 pm in the school library. All parents, caregivers, teachers and Mulready staff are welcome!


School Directory

We will be compiling an email directory for parents to easily contact one another throughout the school year. This list is EMAILS ONLY, not addresses or phone numbers. This comes in handy for birthday invitations, play dates requests, homework help etc. and will help build strong social ties outside of our school environment. If you DO NOT want your email added to the list please fill out the form this form to opt out https://forms.gle/vvgTrNmG4gGjyxy66


Upcoming Fall Events & Opportunities to Volunteer

October will not only bring the cool autumn temps and pumpkin spice everything but also some exciting events at our school.

  • School Picture Day is Friday, October 14th. We will be looking for volunteers who are available during the school day to help keep things running smoothly. Keep an eye out for a link to sign up as the day approaches.

  • Booster Fun Run: This is our one fundraiser of the school year. We have been working with Booster for 7 years now and we are so excited to bring back the Fun Run. The fundraiser kicks off on October 14th and ends with the Fun Run on October 24th. Much more info to come.

  • Ohana Trunk or Treat: Last year we held our first school wide trunk or treat and had a blast. We are so excited to say we are doing it again! Our 2nd annual event will take place on Friday, October 28th with a rain date of Friday, November 4th. Keep an eye out for a flyer in your child's school folder with more information.


We love volunteers! Any bit of time you are willing to give to help our school is much appreciated. If you'd like to be involved in the planning of any events this year, you can reach out to Home and School via the email address listed below.

Please keep in mind that for any kind of volunteering opportunity at the school whether in your child’s class or at one of our events you will need to have an up to date Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) form on file. Please come to the main office to fill out a form with Mrs. Monteiro. You will need a formal ID. CORI forms stay active for 3 years so if you have filled one out in the past you may want to confirm if it is still valid.


We look forward to the upcoming school year and making some incredible things happen at Mulready!


Email us with your questions: jlmulreadyhomeandschool@gmail.com



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FOURTH GRADE BAND AND CHORUS

Fourth graders have the opportunity to join band this year!


Instrument choices are Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, and Percussion Kit (Both Glockenspiel and Snare Drum). Students will have a group lesson once a week during the school day. *Families are responsible for renting or purchasing their own instrument.


To sign up your child, please return the registration form that was sent home with your child.


Chorus:

Students who like to sing, should consider joining chorus. Chorus is no cost and will rehearse Thursday morning during the school day. We will have several performances throughout the year.


*Students can participate in both band and chorus.


QUESTIONS? Contact Band Director: Ashley Steinhaus

aisteinhaus@hudson.k12.ma.us


What you need to know:

1. Band is a financial commitment.

Families are responsible for renting and maintaining their student’s instrument. We work with Leonard’s Music Company https://www.leonardsmusic.com/ if you need to rent an instrument.

When renting, repair insurance is highly recommended. Clarinet and Saxophone players will also need to purchase and have at least 3 reeds for their instruments.

Students will also need to purchase their lesson book for their instrument they are playing. We use the Standard of Excellence Book 1 (red book) for lessons.

Amazon and local music stores carry this book.

Standard of Excellence Book 1 (choose the instrument your child is playing)

2. Students need to have time to practice at home.

If your child has a very busy schedule during the week, learning an instrument may not be a good fit. Students should have at least 15-20 minutes to practice at home 3-5 times per week. Students will not improve their playing if they do not have the opportunity outside of school to practice their skills.

3. Band encourages students to be responsible.

Students will be expected to be prepared for their lesson each week. They will receive a lesson schedule and will be responsible for bringing their instrument and book to school for each of these lessons.

4. Students will have at least one concert.

Elementary Band students will have at least one concert at the end of the school year to demonstrate the skills they have learned.

MULREADY CHEERS ON THE PATRIOTS!

STUDENT HANDBOOKS

Student/District Handbooks hard copies are given to all Kindergarten students. For everyone else, it is accessible on our school website (https://jlmulready.hudson.k12.ma.us). It is located under the Parents tab, then Important Documents.

THIRD GRADE ELECTRICAL PRESENTATION

Ray Gourley came this week to hold a presentation on electricity. The children learned all about ways to prevent getting an electrical shock. They learned about insulators and why a bird can be a line, but a person can't touch it. The children saw a toaster that caught on fire and learned why not to use a fork or something similar to retrieve a stuck bagel or peice of bread. They played a game that reviewed all they had learned.

SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 21st – 7-8:30 pm @HHS

Come and learn about the social emotional learning curriculum Hudson Public Schools is implementing this school year. The program is called Choose Love and will be taught in Pre-K through grade 12. We invite you to attend the in-person Choose Love Kickoff for Parents by Scarlett Lewis, founder of Choose Love. Parents will learn the researched benefits of the four character values of the Choose Love formula and understand how vital they are to implement in our daily lives. The four units (character values) are courage, gratitude, forgiveness, and compassion in action.


Scarlet Lewis founded Choose Love after the death of her son, Jesse Lewis, who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Scarlet Lewis turned the pain of her loss into developing a social emotional program that provides students with strategies and tools to manage their emotions, feel connected, and have healthy, meaningful relationships.


Courage+Gratitude+Forgiveness+Compassion in Action=Choose Love

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DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP

When you are dropping off or picking up your child, please pull up as far as you can and as close to each other as you safely can. We want to alleviate any traffic on Cox Street. Please do not block the entrance/exit on Cox Street and the bus entrance/exit. Children should exit and enter cars on the right side of your vehicle. Do not exit your car to help your child. Staff will assist them.

LABEL CLOTHING AND LUNCHBOXES

We have three tables of sweatshirts, jackets, lunchboxes and backpacks. Please label your child's belongings. That way we can be sure that the items get back to their owners.


Also, if your child is missing clothing or a backpack or lunchbox, feel free to stop by and check out our tables.

HOODS/HATS/CELL PHONES, ETC.

Hats and hoodies are not allowed to be worn during the school day. The exception is that hats can be worn on some spirit days. There are children who are hiding inside of their hoodies in the classrooms.


Cell phones are not allowed to be seen or heard in school. If a child has one, it must be turned off and not seen or heard (kept in backpack). If it is seen or heard, it will be sent to the office and have to be picked-up by a parent. All phone calls from students will go through the office. Cell phones can only be used at CHAPS and the Boys and Girls Club.


No electronics are allowed to be used on the bus.

SCHOOL WEBSITES: (If link does not work, copy and paste it into the address bar.)

Mrs. Caloggero’s Reading Website: http://mulreadykidsread.weebly.com/

Mr. Glines’s Class weather website: http://mrglines.weebly.com/

Mrs. Colarullo’s website: https://hudsonlab.weebly.com

Mrs. Buscemi’s Math website: https://mulready.wixsite.com/hudsonmathfacts

Ms. Steinhaus’s music website: https://sites.google.com/a/student.hudson.k12.ma.us/mulready-music/

Mrs. Westberg’s Art site: https://mulreadyart.weebly.com/

The technology department website for the 1:1 program is: https://hudson.k12.ma.us/cms/one.aspx?pageId=22441536 There is also a link there for tutorials.

Mrs. Hughes’s School Psychology site: https://sites.google.com/a/student.hudson.k12.ma.us/hps-school-psychologists/kristina-hughes-mulready?authuser=0