JFK PTO Update – March 16, 2018
March 16 - After School Registration Forms Due
March 23 - Sixth Grade Dance 6:30-8pm (Must buy tickets in advance)
April 3 - PTO Meeting in the JFK Library
April 6 - Seventh Grade Dance Save the Date
April 16-20 - School Closed (Spring Break)
After School Starting Final Session Next Tuesday, March 20
The JFK MS After School Program is ready to start the third and final session of the current school year. This session runs Tuesday, March 20 to Thursday, May 3. All registration forms are due today, Friday, March 16.
Friday, March 23 is the Sixth Grade Dance… The Masquerade Ball!
Big thanks to the Student Council for organizing two great dances this year with the support of the PTO. The sixth grade dance is scheduled for next Friday, March 23 from 6:30 to 8pm. Tickets are available for purchase by students only during 6th grade lunch time on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week. PLEASE NOTE: ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. Flyers went home Thursday with all the info. To review the dance flyer information, click on the link below:
We still need parent volunteers as chaperones as well as snack contributions. We welcome (and need) parent volunteers from all grades! Please help out by signing up at this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4eadad23abfa7-jfk6th
Stay tuned for more info on the Seventh Grade Dance on Friday, April 6. Let's welcome spring with some fun...
JFK Yearbook On Sale
Order early! Yearbooks are $26 if ordered before March 31. Yearbook prices increase to $28 on April 1. Send in cash or check made out to JFK in an envelope with student name and homeroom number. Order online at www.coffeepond.com
Triple AmazonSmile Donation Promotion through March 31
3x your impact! Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase through March 31. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/54-2157090 and Amazon donates to Parent-Teacher Organization of John F Kennedy Middle School Inc. It’s that easy.
March is Budget Month
Email any public comments to email@example.com. The 2/28/18 budget meeting can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmftz0rdwEc&feature=youtu.be
Join Us at Our Next PTO Meeting (Tuesday, April 3 from 6-7:30pm)
Our next PTO meeting is Tuesday, April 6 from 6-7:30pm in the JFK Library. Future dates are May 1 and June 5 and then it’s summer!
Upcoming Community Events:
REAL (Racial Equity And Learning) Northampton this Sunday, March 18 at JFK
REAL Northampton invites you to a story sharing event on Sunday, March 18 from 3-5pm in the JFK Community Room. Come and build community through sharing something about your experience of race and racism in the Northampton Public School Community. Trained facilitators will create the space for everyone who wants to share. Everybody is welcome – students (6th grade and up), staff, teachers, caregivers and all identities. There will be food and childcare. REAL (Racial Equity And Learning) Northampton is funded by the Northampton Education Foundation and is comprised of teachers, staff, students, and family members across the district. The overall mission of REAL is to support and strengthen our school community by developing an intentionally anti-racist culture. RSVP’s encouraged but not necessary here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XeaMrdEe65nNSVbYKlB3QKyM20n6ugCTT8KoqvN3Ud8/edit
Community Outreach Hearing, Wednesday, March 21 at 5pm
The Northampton Prevention Coalition wants parents to know there will be a community outreach hearing on Tuesday, March 21 at 5pm at the Northampton Senior Center regarding the NETA Inc. adult-use marijuana establishment at 118 Conz Street. Interested residents may hear about the proposal and ask questions at the hearing. For more information, contact NPC at http://northamptonprevents.org/
Northampton Education Foundation Adult Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 21 at 6pm
On March 21, the Northampton Education Foundation will hold its beloved annual event, the Adult Spelling Bee, for the 18th time. Funds from the NEF Spelling Bee support the Small Grants for Teachers program started in 1991 and reaching virtually all grade levels, program areas and disciplines. Last year, NEF was able to award an amazing 21 grants equaling $49,317 to fund creative and innovative grants written by the teachers, administrators, and parents of the Northampton Public Schools. To learn more, visit: http://northamptoneducation.org/spelling-bee/
Pioneer Valley March for Our Lives, Saturday, March 24 at 12pm
This march will begin at Northampton High School and continue to City Hall. The rally at City Hall will feature student speakers and performers, amplifying youth voices. There will also be a portion of this event for the youngest marchers. They will march into the lower level of the Unitarian Universalists Church where kids will be read stories by local children book authors and teachers. They also plan to incorporate music and dance into their activities. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/170576480247420/
UMass Symposium, Marijuana Legalized: Research, Practice & Policy Considerations - Monday, April 2 from 9-11:30am
Location: Amherst Room, Campus Center. The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences presents the next event in the Dean's Symposia Series: "Marijuana Legalized: Research, Practice & Policy Considerations." The symposium will examine the potential public health impact of marijuana legalization in Massachusetts. For more information, see: http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/news-events/events-calendar/marijuana-legalized-research-practice-policy-considerations
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