We have officially adopted our new school motto:
BE KIND, BE CURIOUS, BE COURAGEOUS
The MJ Welcoming School committee and the staff based MJ School Culture committee started discussions about the motto last year. This fall, the full staff made the decision to change the motto to reflect our focus on kindness and to better align with district’s vision, mission, and core values.
Westwood Public Schools Strategy for District Improvement 2018-2021
Graduates of the Westwood Public Schools are skilled, confident, curious, and kind: excited for their futures and ready to contribute to their communities
To prepare students for college, career, and civic life by providing rich and challenging curriculum, high-quality instruction, and authentic educational experiences
Academic excellence and a commitment to improvement Curiosity and tenacity Respectful relationships in a caring, collaborative community
The students are in the process of voting for a new logo or mascot that will go with our new motto. Over 100 students submitted ideas, with many great suggestions. We are excited to see who the “winner” is and to get to work ensuring we are living by our motto here at Martha Jones School. Remember to:
BE KIND, BE CURIOUS, BE COURAGEOUS
Thank you notes for Snowman Mugs - As you may know, we sent out over 400 mugs to police officers and firefighters, town employees, bus drivers, and families visiting the food pantry to show our appreciation for those who take care of us and to spread holiday cheer to our neighbors and community members. We have received a number of thank you notes and shout outs from those who received our thanks, provign doing something nice for others really is appreciated.
Mini Courses - Mini Course registration will open at 7:00AM on Tuesday, January 14th and run through January 21st. Courses will start on January 27th. The registration link will be sent via school messenger at 7:00 am on Tuesday, January 14th and will be posted on the MJ PTO Facebook page. Many classes fill up quickly, so log on early to get your child into his/her top choices. Thank you for supporting these fun and engaging courses for students.
Report Cards - Report cards will be mailed home on Friday, January, 31st. Teachers put a tremendous amount of time into making sure the report card provides you with a snapshot of how your child is doing in school. However, report cards can not capture everything. If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or input regarding your child’s success in school, please reach out to your child’s teacher. Fostering each child’s individual growth for successful academic, social, and emotional outcomes in a safe learning environment is our number one priority and requires strong parent partnerships. Your input is welcomed and valued.
Reporting an Absence or Change in Dismissal: Just a reminder… If your child will be absent or tardy, please call the school office at 781-326-7500, ext. 6321 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is a change in your child’s dismissal routine, please email email@example.com and your child’s teacher. Thank you for your attention to this matter. One of our goals is safety for all.
Spirit Day - Friday, January 31 The student council would like to announce the next spirit day. On Friday, January 31st we will be having Swap Day! We would like you to show your school spirit by having students dress like teachers and teachers dress like students.
Students, think about what your teachers wear on a regular basis. A tie, fancy shoes, bright glasses, or funky jewelry. Be creative and have fun! Now teachers, we don’t want you to miss out on all the fun. You may dress like a student for the day. Dig into your closets for hoody sweatshirts, long shorts, sweatpants, sneakers, and hats. Wear anything that your students might wear.
Bamboo Restaurant - Tomorrow
Wednesday, January 15 - 4:30-8:30pm
Who doesn’t deserve a break from weeknight cooking once in awhile? Bamboo restaurant has partnered with the MJ PTO on January 15 from 4:30-8:30pm. Mention this fundraiser and 20% of all sales (Dine-in and Take out) will be donated to the PTO. Click here to view flyer
SPRING MINI COURSES
Registration is Open
Registration Closes - Tuesday, January 21
The Martha Jones PTO is pleased to announce the return of the Spring Session of the After School MINI COURSE Program.
The program offers fun, after-school classes that are held at Martha Jones. The classes offered include everything from Legos, Spanish, sports games, Talent for a Cause and many more! Click here for the full list of courses being offered!
The spring session will run from January 27 to April 3 (Reserving the week of April 6 for make-up classes as needed) Click here to register.
MARTHA JONES PARENT SOCIAL
Saturday, March 21 - 7:30-11:30pm
The Roaring 20’s
"Come as a flapper or come as you are, dress as a gangster or a silent screen star. It's going to be fun, no matter the dress. Just bring yourself, and we'll take care of the rest!"
Please join us for the Annual Martha Jones Parent Social on Saturday, March 21 from 7:30-11:30pm at The German Club in Walpole. (Rt. 109 Westwood/Walpole town line)
As in the past, there will be a DJ, cash bar, teacher experience and silent auctions along with a healthy dose of fun and dancing! This is an adult only event, so book your sitters now!
Buy your tickets NOW! Click here Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door.
Support Martha Jones with every purchase
Support the Martha Jones PTO while you do your Amazon shopping by using AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way for you to support the Martha Jones PTO every time you shop, at no cost to you.
You will find the exact same prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Martha Jones PTO. Just log onto smile.amazon.com, choose Martha Jones PTO as your charity of choice and shop away!
Amazon shopping with an iPhone?
You can use AmazonSmile just like an App by following a few simple steps. Open smile.amazon.com in your browser, tap the “share/forward link” button then tap the “Add to Home Screen” icon (you may need to swipe left to see this). You will now have an AmazonSmile icon which can be used in exactly the same way as the Amazon App but now all of your purchases support the Martha Jones PTO.
BOX TOPS - COLLECTION ONGOING
Download the App and scan receipts within 14 days of purchase
Each Box Top is worth 10¢ for Martha Jones. This money will be used to help pay for school supplies, fund field trip expenses and other fun events! In addition to the Fall and Spring classroom competitions, we collect Box Tops year-round, so please feel free to send them in whenever you have them.
We recently sent home information about important changes to the Box Top program, please take note of these changes and continue to support the Box Top program. Click here for more information.
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 Denise Cahill at firstname.lastname@example.org.