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Teacher working with students
Students working at Whiteboard
Students working on math skills
Student at Lapdesk
Students working


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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.  


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Click here for the full edition of this week's Leaps and Bounds


Message from the Principal


Teacher Appreciation Week - A huge thank you to the PTO for making Teacher Appreciation Week so special.  It was so nice to have a full week of pampering. From the massages to the gift card, to the breakfast,  lunch, and desserts, it has been a wonderful week. We have a terrific staff at Martha Jones and the support and generosity of our parent community are amazing.  We appreciate all that the PTO does for each of us. We recognize that raising funds for all of these special events is not easy and takes the work of many different people, so thank you!


Band Concert - The 4th & 5th Grade Band Concert was on Thursday evening.  It is always amazing to me how wonderful the students sound when they come together to play as one.  And a special shout of to our Jazz Band - Nice Job.



Congratulations to third-grade teacher, Bethany Ogozaly, and her husband on the birth of their son  Noah Wayne, born on April 29th.


Message from the MJ Student Council

The student council would like to announce our last spirit day of the year. On June 7th, we will be having Spirit Day "Day"! We will be celebrating all of the spirit days that we had this year. You can show your school spirit by reliving your favorite spirit day.

  • You can dress in pajamas for Pajama Day.

  • You can support your favorite sports team by wearing your favorite team's jersey or hat for Sports Day.

  • You can wear your favorite color, from head to toe, for Your Favorite Color Day.

  • You can dress in your fanciest clothes for Fancy Day.

  • You can dress in your craziest outfit for Crazy Day.

The idea is to have fun and show your school spirit. We can't wait to see which spirit day you decide to relive.



The PTO will meet on May 14th at 7PM.  The meeting was changed due to the Grade 5 parent night at Thurston Middle School that was held on Tuesday, May 7th.


STEM Fair - Thursday, May 30th 6:30 We have over 30 projects registered for the science fair (close to 80 students)!  It is always great fun to see what the students come up with. It is not too late to register.  More information:

Registration: Registration link here  

This is also the night of our amazing ART SHOW, so please be sure to save the date.


Lost and Found - As the end of the year draws near and the mornings are chilly and the days warm, our Lost and Found fills up.  Please, Please, Please stop by and check it out. There are many nice items in our Lost and Found. All unclaimed unlabeled items will be donated to charity.


It’s A Play Day - On Wednesday, May 22nd (½ day) Martha Jones School will celebrate play day.  This will be a time for students to turn off their computers and other electronics and spend the day engaging in interactive play with each other.  Students will play board games, do arts & crafts, engage in conversations, play outside, and/or share special talents with classmates. While we try to normalize this time of year, it is just as busy for kids as for parents and teachers.  Between MCAS, school-based assessments, concerts and performances, and preparing for next year, students sometimes feel stress. We hope a play day will not only feel good for everyone but allow students to interact with each other in a fun and authentic way.  Check out this link to find out more about Children’s Play


PTO News and Update 


Our May PTO meeting will be held tonight, May 14, at 7 pm in the library.

This will be the last PTO meeting of the year, and we will be voting in new board members. We hope you can join us!


STEAM Fair volunteers needed May 30th

The STEM fair and Art show is just around the corner, and our students are working hard on their projects for display. The STEAM fair committee is seeking volunteers for set-up (6:00-6:30pm) and break down
(7:30-8:15pm) of tables in the cafeteria/gym. Also needed are 2 greeters to hand out programs (6:30-7:00pm) and 5 scientist “judges” to interview participants (6:30-7:15pm). Thank you for your help.


Please Click here to volunteer.


Calling all 5th Graders! Save the Date!
The 5th Grade End of the Year Celebration will be held Wednesday, June 5th from 1:30-4:30pm at Dedham Health Athletic Club (DHAC) Summer Club. Be on the lookout for more information and permissions slips coming soon. 


Field Day Volunteer Opportunities — WE NEED YOU!!

It's BAAAAAAACCCCK! Field Day 2019 coming soon.......This year it is scheduled for Friday, May 31st
(rain date June 7th).  The success of the day depends largely on our volunteers.  This is the most fun day of the entire school year!! You are guaranteed to be surrounded by smiling faces and loads of laughter and fun. We need your help to man the game stations and to assist in serving lunch and clean-up. 


Please Click here to volunteer.  


Any questions, please email Tina Collins at or Stacy Kaplan at

If you are requesting a reimbursement for an expense incurred during a PTO event or fundraiser, you will need to fill out a form for the PTO board, and it must include your receipt. All requests MUST be received by June 15th.

Click here for the reimbursement form

We will be electing an incoming treasurer to shadow for the 2019/2020 school year and take over for the following year. If you’d like to run for the MJ PTO treasurer, please let us know!




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!



If you have an event or notice for our PTO update, please email it to PTO Co-Secretary Erica Howe at



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