Work Hard, Be Your Best Self, Do The Right Thing
Welcome to the Martha Jones School. The core values of the school, which can best be summarized as academic excellence, respect for others, and personal responsibility, underlie all that we do. With the implementation of a rigorous academic curriculum in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and social competencies and high expectations for student and teacher engagement, our students thrive. I am delighted to welcome you to Martha Jones.
Message from the Principal
Another school year is coming to a close. It truly is hard to believe how quickly the years go by. The graduating 5th graders were just entering Kindergarten when I started at Martha Jones; they have grown so much, not only in size but in maturity and knowledge. As they cross the stage next week at the moving up ceremony it will be a bittersweet moment for me - so sad to see them go, but so proud for all they have accomplished.
As we wave goodbye to them, we wave hello to our incoming kindergarten students. The past few weeks have been filled with Kindergarten Open House, Kindergarten Screenings, and Kindergarten Parent Night for Incoming Kindergarten students. They are excited, nervous, sweet, and so so tiny. I can’t wait to watch them grow and for their families to become part of the Martha Jones School community. It’s like watching a family grow.
I want to take a moment to thank all of you for a wonderful school year and for all of your help and support each and every day. The school culture is really set by the relationship between staff, parents/guardians, and children. I hope that you feel the care and commitment to our community that I feel from each of you and our teachers each day. Whether it is volunteering in the library, a class, or the lunchroom, attending a special event or band concert, contributing to a fundraiser or dressing up for the haunted hallway, I can always count on parent support. Being involved in the school community and supporting excellence in education is a gift you give your children each day. Please know that I recognize all you do for Martha Jones School.
Report Cards - Just a reminder that report cards will be mailed home on June 27th.
Class Placements - Class placement letters will be sent home in the middle of August. While placements used to be sent home in June, we recognize that enrollment numbers change, teachers may take new assignments or change grade levels, and significant increases or decreases in enrollments may lead to changes in the number of classes. Holding off on placement allows us flexibility should unforeseen changes occur. Please remember that class placements are final. We work hard to ensure that every child in the Westwood Public Schools has a wonderful learning experience in a caring and supportive environment.
USED BOOK SALE TO SAVE A TURTLE ONLY .25¢ - In honor of our visiting author, Steve Swinburne, we are going to have a used book sale in the Martha Jones Library. The books being sold were donations and books left over from our book swap in December. Each student who brings in one quarter will get to pick one book! One book per student please.
All of the money collected will go to adopting a Sea Turtle from the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network. We will adopt a Turtle as a school, give it a nickname and get updates on our turtle through their website.
Students will shop during library classes the week of 6/18 - 6/22
It’s Not Too Late for Westwood Summer Enrichment:
Session A July 2-6
Session B July 9-20
Students entering Grades K -9 are eligible to attend.
Hours are from 8:30 - noon.
Location - Thurston Middle School.
Students entering Grades 2-9 in the fall can choose from a variety of Academic, Creative and Movement classes.
Please visit the website for details and registration.
Congratulations to Ava Ng - Grade 5 - Mr. Bartlett’s Class
SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite® Essay Competition
Massachusetts Spring 2018 ~ 1st Place
Ava Ng has joined the ranks of Martha Jones students who may one day be directing the finances of nonprofits and companies across the globe.
Wicked Local ~ Westwood
Astronaut Mike Foreman visits the Martha Jones School - Astronaut Foreman spent the afternoon sharing his adventures into space with all of our students in a school wide school share. He talked about his two trips to the International Space Station, showed us films of his spacewalks, and share what it’s like to eat space food. Thanks PTO!
Martha Jones Brownie Girl Scouts recently repainted our map and started a kindness rock garden in the front of our school. Katherine Santos was awarded a grant by Disney Be Inspired to complete this project.
PTO Update 6-15-2018
If you have any outstanding receipts for reimbursement please contact PTO Treasurer Kathryn Travers ASAP and submit your form & receipts by Thursday 6/21. Click here to download reimbursement form. Email Kathryn at email@example.com.
Thank You Martha Jones Families
As we begin to wrap up the school year we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the parents who gave their time, generous donations and support to Martha Jones. Thank you for attending PTO meetings, serving on committees, acting as room parents and going on field trips. Our strong school community is a direct reflection of our strong parent community. It would not be the same without you.
Thank You Fifth Grade Committees
We’d like to give a special shout out to the parents and students who served on various committees to make this year special for the fifth graders. This included the class gift, end-of-year celebration and yearbooks. We wish all the fifth graders the best as they move on to middle school.
PTO Funds-Where do they go?
Many parents don’t know where the PTO money goes so we are adding this little section to keep you up to date. The PTO supports most of the enrichment programs that come to the school and helps offset the cost of most of our field trips (the PTO typically covers the cost of the bus, with the parents only needing to pay for admission or exhibits).
Recently PTO funds have gone towards:
Cool Cow Ice Cream Truck - Grade 5 Party - Discovery Museum Visit-Bubbles-Grade K - Field Day
Field Trip Grade 3: Fisher School - Field Trip to the McAuliffe Center-Grade 5
Field Trip to the Harvard Museum of Natural History-Grade 2 - Field Trip to Plimoth Plantation-Grade 3
Museum of Science Visit-Geology-Grade 4
Supplies for the Learning Center - Field Trips to Museum of Science-Grade 1 and Moose Hill - Grade 4
Follow Martha Jones on Twitter: @marthajones_ps
Martha Jones PTO Facebook Group
Did you know Martha Jones PTO has its own Facebook group page? Join the Facebook group to get the latest PTO news and updates delivered right to your news feed! Click here to join!
PTO Contact for Events/Notices:
If you have an event or notice for our PTO update, please email it to PTO Co-Secretary Megan Brenk at firstname.lastname@example.org
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