Conversation with the Principal
Please come join our next conversation on Friday, November 4th at 9 AM in the Library.
One topic we will discuss is homework - goals from school, goals from home.
We'll also touch on other topics that were generated at last month's conversation such as Student Council, WEF grants, Site Council survey on bullying and follow-up in school. If you are a working parent and this time is inconvenient, please let me know if a late afternoon time would be better for the Decemberconversation. If childcare is an issue, we can always provide legos and drawing paper. As always, if you would like to set up a private meeting about any questions or concern - please call Mr. C. in the office and we'll find a time. In short - stay in touch!
Next walk to school - next t-shirt day!
Please get out your sneakers, and find the Martha Jones t-shirt for our next walk to school on the first Wednesday of the month, November 2nd. Families should start walking from the Temple parking lot, Buckmaster Pond, or Tamarack Path.
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) School Report Cards
The primary goal of the No Child Left Behind law is to ensure that all public school students are proficient in English/language arts and math by the year 2014. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education uses measures, including MCAS, to determine whether public school districts and schools are making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) towards that goal. Each year, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education issues district and school report cards. The report cards outline the AYP performance of the school district as a whole and each individual school. You can access the Westwood NCLB report cards by clicking on this link /index.cfm?pid=28515. If you would like a paper copy of the district's or school's report card, or if you have any questions, please call the school's main office.
Parent Book Group
The "Blessing of a Skinned Knee" parent book discussion is rescheduled for Friday, November 18th at 9:15 in the Martha Jones Library. Please read the first chapter for the first discussion. We will set future dates based on the schedules of the participants. All Martha Jones parents are welcome. If childcare is an issue - legos are provided for little ones not in school. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by the date change. Hope to see you on the 18th.
Calling all 5th grade bakers!
Get ready for the 5th grade bake sale that will take place during the Martha Jones Marketplace, November 17, 5:30 - 9:00 pm. More details will follow in the upcoming weeks.