Northampton School District News:
JFK and NPS have a new website! It's beautiful. JFK home page is here: http://www.northampton-k12.us/our-schools/jfk-middle-school
Indoor Field Day fun! Last Friday, from hula hoops and jump ropes, board games and music, calligraphy and poetry, basketball and soccer, yoga and sing-alongs, swimming and movies, and community service art...it was a fun afternoon for kids (and teachers) with all kinds of interests. Thanks to Ms. Adamoyurka, Mr. Driscoll, and Ms. Camarigg who were the core planners for the event and to our students who earned this fun MCAS reward!
On Wednesday, June 18th, the whole 6th grade will be taking a field trip to the Bronx Zoo. Students and teachers will leave before school starts and return in the early evening after spending a fabulous day at the world's largest metropolitan zoo, home to over 6,000 animals representing 650 species. The Bronx Zoo pioneered naturalist animal enclosures to decrease the animal stress, and is run by the Wildlife Conservation Society, which is dedicated to saving wildlife and wild places.
You will want to ask your Ocean's 8th grader about their annual Fire-day-egg drop-rocket launching team activity periods 5-6-7 on June 17th.
Congratulations to the 8th graders for a spectacular performance of Midsummer's Night Dream last Friday, June 13th.
Thank you for 8th grade celebration parents who volunteered and donated. Thanks also to our sponsors C&S Wholesalers for a fabulous grant, and Big Y supermarket for discounts on food and supplies.
Thanks for all your support. You can order Yankee Candles until July 18 ONLINE AT: Yankee Candle Fundraising
We could also use a few more people helping with communications – on your own time! Contact us if you are interested, we'd be happy to have you help in whichever way you can!
You can help raise money for the PTO by voting at FSB Community Grants
Tonight! Tick Talk: What You Can Do About Lyme Disease, a community forum exploring the prevalence of Lyme disease, prevention and treatment, will be held Tuesday, June 17, 6 to 8 p.m., at JFK Middle School in Northampton, hosted by the Daily Hampshire Gazette, WHMP Radio, and Northampton Community TV. There will be opportunity for audience questions and comments. The forum will be aired live on WHMP and NCTV. More information at: whmp tick talk
Tonight: Nurturing Resilience and Compassion in our children and in our schools. 7 pm Jackson Street School library more info on our blog :
Wednesday, June 18th 7 pm : NPS Action Coalition hosts a Community Discussion with the School Committee regarding Common Core and Testing. More info on our blog:
Northampton Soccer Club Fall 2014 Evaluations are next week! More info on the website: Northampton Soccer Club
Comcast and Khan Academy are partnering to bring affordable computers and internet into homes. Free and Reduced lunch eligible families are encouraged to find out more at: internetessentials.com
Attention young Film Makers: Film camp partners with NCTV for 12-16 year olds. More info here: guerrilla film camp
Lunch menus, and ways to check your student's account balance available at: NPS school lunch Did you know that you could get an email when your child's balance is low for school lunches? Make it easy on yourself! Sign up at www.myschoolbucks.com. You can pay there if you want, or you can just use it to check your balance, and send in a check. You can even sign up for reminders. It's easy, it's fun, and you don't have to rely on your teenager bringing home slips to remind you to pay!
Wednesday, June 25th Half day, last day of school
Tuesday Aug 26 Transperformance 4-9 pm
Volunteers needed to help put up sets for Transperformance on Tuesday afternoon – contact us if available
Check out our new blog: http://jfkmspto.blogspot.com,
PTO and School calendar!