Friday, March 18, 2016

PTO Updates

JFK Hooded Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, and Long Sleeve Shirts on Sale NOW!!
All orders are due in this coming Monday, March 21st. Don't miss out, and show your School Spirit!!    JFK Spirit Wear forms

From our Nurse: Sixth grade Puberty classes will take place on April 5-6-7 this year.  Parents/Guardians: please take a moment to discuss this topic with your child and watch the videos that will be viewed.  
A letter with more info will be going home in backpack mail on 3/24/16.
Feel free to call the nurse at 587-1488 if you have any questions.


Fantastic local opportunity! Smith Splash will be April 9th, 2016.   Students in grades 6-12 can register to take classes taught by Smith College students.  Check out our course catalog or register   Smith Splash 2016 Program fee of $15, including pizza lunch. Full financial aid is available.

Yale Splash will be April 2, grades 7-12.  Registration opens soon, more info here 

Teen Brains and Risk Taking, Dr. Ruth Potee will speak about addiction and the developing teen brain on Thursday March 24 at Northampton High School at 7 pm (pizza dinner starts at 6:30 pm--til it runs out). more information on Facebook 

Dr. Gilman from Harvard Medical School will present on Marijuana: What We Know and Don't Know at Mt. Holyoke College's Hooker Auditorium on March 30 7:30-9 pm. Free and open to the public. flyer

NEF Spelling Bee Wednesday, March 30 We need spellers! We need Sponsors! We need you!  Registration and Sponsorships forms 

Upcoming Events
Friday March 25 Half day- Professional development time
March 29-31 – MCAS English
April 4 6 pm PTO meeting JFK library
April 8 No school - Professional development day
April 8 Student Faculty Volleyball game sponsored by After School Program
April18-22 Spring Break

Communications Chair is graduating in June! Volunteer needed to take over email list  - make it what you want it to be, on your time, at home.  Reply to Tina at this email. 

Need to find out about school lunches? Want to do some easy, at home fundraising?  Need more information about JFK? Links, calendar  and PTO meeting minutes are on the   jfk school council meeting minutes are posted on the website. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Pto meeting agenda

JFK Middle School PTO

Meeting Agenda

Monday, March 7, 2016, 6PM

JFK Library


I. Welcome, Introductions, and announcement of next month's meeting date (April 4, 2016 at 6pm) (Lauren, 1 min.)


II. February minutes approval (1 min.)


III. Summary of last month's events (20 mins.)

·      Treasurer's Report (Phil, 5 mins.)

o   Florence Bank Donation Totals/Banquet

·      PTO Grant Committee Update/Discussion (Lauren, 15 min.)

o   Rundown of grants awarded

o   Discussion of new guidelines


IV. Fundraising (17 mins.)

            Valley Gives Committee Update (Phil, Sharon, Paula, Lesley? 7 mins.)

            Future Opportunities/Issues (10 mins.)


V. A look ahead to upcoming events (5 mins.)


VII. Principal's Report (5 mins.)


VIII. Teachers' Report (5 mins.)


IX. Adjourn