JFK PTO Update – June 14, 2019 - Have a great summer!
JFK PTO TEACHER APPRECIATION CAMPAIGN
Thanks to all who donated to individual teachers or to teams! Our spring campaign has now raised nearly $1500! We have been able to support the theatre club, Day of Service, and a special performance with your end-of-year contributions. JFK PTO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and your donation is always tax-deductible. Gifts of any amount are deeply appreciated.
Our link will be live all summer long so it’s never too late to give through Mighty Cause! https://tinyurl.com/y529vnzp
Announcing a NEW Free Summer Lunch Program (July 1-August 19)
All kids eat free. No paperwork necessary. Must be under 18 for free meals. More info here. Meal site locations:
- Florence Heights Apartments. Lunch Served Tues & Thurs: 11:30am-12pm.
- Meadowbrook Apartments Community Room 491 Bridge Road, Florence, MA. Lunch Served 12-1pm. Snack Served 3-3:30pm.
- RKF Ryan Road School 498 Ryan Road, Florence, MA. Lunch Served Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 11:30-12pm.
Comidas gratuitas para menores durante todo el verano. Más información aquí.
Step up to Volunteer with the JFK PTO in 2020
The PTO needs volunteers. Send us an email and let us know you can help: email@example.com
Shop and Raise Funds for JFK
Collect Boxtops for Education. Support JFK at Stop and Shop by using the link here. Big Y Express: https://www.bigy.com/rs/educationexpress. Or, link to JFK MS PTO through Amazon Smile and donate to Parent-Teacher Organization of John F Kennedy Middle School Inc.
TONIGHT! Northampton Education Foundation Spring Showcase (June 14)
Join the Northampton Education Foundation (NEF) on Arts Night Out Northampton at the Center for the Arts Building at 33 Hawley Street (Northampton Community Arts Trust Building) for an amazing showcase of some of the incredible projects funded through our Endowment Fund and Small Grants. Join us for some light snacks and meet people making a difference in our local Northampton Public Schools. 5-7:30pm. Refreshments included. Music provided by the Northampton High School Jazz Ensemble. https://northamptoneducation.org/spring-showcase/
The 2019 Showcase will feature various projects, including:
- Building a Mindful School Community (BSS)
- Afterschool Science Super Group (JFK)
- Identity Masks Revealed (JFK)
- Florence Heights/Meadowbrook Family Engagement (Ryan Road and Leeds)
- Summer Reading Success: It’s in the Mail! (Ryan Road and Leeds)
- NHS Jazz Ensemble
- Viking Runestone Literary Art Magazine (Smith Voke)
- Bringing the Latin American Rain Forests to Life (JSS and JFK)
- REAL (Racial Equity and Learning) Northampton (all schools)
- Lassia-Tuolo Pen-pal Project (JFK)
The Northampton Education Foundation funds projects and programs that expand educational opportunities, foster creativity, and enhance academic experiences in Northampton's public schools. NEF also works to broaden community support for our public schools.
Summer Stand Outs
Summertime standouts and social activism. Join NASE and the community to stand out and socialize. Every Thursday at City Hall from 5-6pm. Socializing to follow. For more information https://www.nasemta.org/
NHS Concussion Testing for New Students
Must Take Baseline Concussion Test–as incoming 9th graders/new students and every 2 years after. The athletic department will offer concussion testing in the first floor computer lab at NHS, on July 10, 17, 24, August 7, 14, 15, 16 from 9-11am in the first floor computer lab at NHS. Students should arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the session end time (3pm or 10:30am). It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. These are the ONLY dates the test will be administered. Please plan accordingly.
Circus Smirkus presented by North Star (July 9-10)
Buy Tickets By Phone: 1-877-SMIRKUS (877-764-7587). Tickets also available locally at River Valley Co-op (330 North King Street, Northampton) and A2Z Science & Learning Store (57 King Street Northampton). At Three County Fairgrounds. 1pm or 6pm shows. https://www.smirkus.org/about-big-top-tour/#4
Save the date! Transperformance 29: Lookstock (August 20)
If you have yet to hear the big news, this year’s Transperformance theme will be Lookstock, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary music festival. Transperformance 29: Lookstock will celebrate peace, love and music while raising funds for arts enrichment programs in the Northampton Public Schools. Your favorite local acts will take the Pines Theater stage to perform 10 minutes of material from performers who graced the Woodstock stage 50 years ago. Groups can “transperform” anyone from Creedence Clearwater Revival to Ravi Shankar to Jefferson Airplane to the Who. Save the date for Transperformance 29: Lookstock on Tuesday, August 20 from 4-9:30pm. Join us to celebrate 29 years of bringing our community members together to support music and the arts. Help spread the word using this link.
Free Fall Martial Arts
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