Weekly Bulletin

Week of November 22, 2021

NOVEMBER

Important Dates:

Wednesday-November 24-Early Release-dismissal @11:10 a.m.

Thursday-November 25 & Friday-November 26-No School

Tuesday-November 30-Picture Re-take Day-See details below:

Wednesday, December 1-Early Release-dismissal @11:10 a.m.

From the Health Office - Please Read

** PLEASE NOTE** There will be NO STUDENT POOL TESTING next week. Student Pool Testing will resume on Monday, November 29, 2021. ~ Thank you.


*If your student has been vaccinated for Covid, please provide a copy of vaccination record for the Nurse's Office. ~ Thank you.


Are you having trouble finding a Covid-19 test?


Do you know when to keep your child home from school?


***See the attached informational flyers for helpful information***

Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 30th. If your interested in having a retake please have your student bring in their picture package on Retake day. All students who were absent on the first picture day will have their picture taken on Retake day. Please contact the office with any questions. Thank you. see below

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LION Drawing Contest for 5th and 6th Grade Students

Do you want to design the cover of the next Parker Planner?

If interested, submit a drawing of a LION to the office by Friday, December 10th. The top 5 finalists will be displayed by the cafe and students will have the chance to vote. Two illustrations will be chosen...one for Term 3 and one for Term 4!

Yearbooks on sale NOW!!

YEARBOOK 2022 IS NOW ON SALE!

This is an all-school yearbook, with photos from school events throughout the year. Pre-order your yearbook today at www.yearbookforever.com or print a paper order form: Yearbook 2022 Order form and bring your payment and order form to the office.

Lost and Found

The Lost & Found Racks are overflowing with sweatshirts, water bottles, hats, and many other personal belongings. We also have a couple pairs of prescription eyeglasses in the office. If your student's are missing anything please have them check it out. Thank you.

After School Clubs/Activities

Our after-school clubs and activities have started. The Activity Card fee is $50 per student. Cash or check made payable to Chelmsford Public Schools should be turned into your child's homeroom teacher along with a completed Non-School Health Directive. The activity card allows students to take full advantage of any clubs they wish to attend. The after-school activities run from 2:40-3:40 on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday throughout the year. The list of activities are posted outside of the office daily. Students also have the option of taking a late bus home. The routes are posted in the school and will not be posted publicly. We will work with students and the drivers to be sure kids take the correct bus home. Since we only have 3 late buses, the stops tend to be more spread out than the “regular” bus runs. After activities, students who are not taking a bus will exit the school into the Crooked Spring Road lot and can be picked up there. Please see the attachments below for details and descriptions


Tuesday - November 23rd

Drama Club - Ms. Robertson & Mr. Chase - Room 230

Intramurals - Mr. Sullivan - GRADE 6

Jazz Band - Mr. Linsner - Band Room

Orchestra Club - Ms. Tiano - Room 8

Plant/Ecology/Science/Green Team-Ms. Sheehan & Ms. Segool-Room 122

Stand-Up Parker-Mrs. Briand-Room PC6


Wednesday - November 24th

No Clubs - Early Release - dismissal at 11:10 a.m.


Thursday - November 25th and Friday November 26th

No School - Happy Thanksgiving!

Costumes for a Cause Update

Thank you for your support for "COSTUMES FOR A CAUSE". Due to the generosity of our Parker Community, $534.00 was donated to the Chelmsford Community Exchange/Food Pantry to assist our neighbors in need.

From Parker PTO

Parker PRIDE Wear - Contact Jill Cairns - Jillscairns@gmail.com or Diane Leach - dleach970@gmail.com with any questions. Like most businesses, there's currently an inventory crunch. We will do our best to fulfill orders, and will communicate as soon as we're aware of any delays. ~ Thank you for supporting your PTO.


Craft Fair - Parker PTO will be hosting their 2nd annual Craft Fair on December 5th. Sign-ups are currently open for community members who are interested in renting a space to sell their items. Please click on the following link to sign up: https://givebutter.com/8PxGjq


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!

https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1150038564

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.generalmills.btfe


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 next PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 16, 2021. All meetings are virtual and all are welcome to join. Details below:

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/809569845

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 809-569-845

Attendance

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.