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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

Parent Teacher Conferences - I was able to sit in on a few parent teacher conferences this week.  I think I enjoy hearing about each student’s progress as much as his/her parents. Watching students grow and learn is the most rewarding part of my job.  It’s wonderful to observe teachers and parents coming together with the common goal of making sure that each student is developing academically, socially, and emotionally. The school and home partnership is alive and well at MJ. A special thank you to the PTO for providing dinner during the evening parent/teacher conference.


Spring Weather and Lost and Found - Let’s hope the spring break brings some spring weather.  We are looking forward to some warm and sunny days when we return to school.  This is the time of year when the lost and found items start piling up. Please be sure to check the lost and found bins within the next two weeks. There are many almost new and slightly used items in the lost and found. We donate these items to charity when they’ve been around too long.  Please be sure to label your child’s clothing. Labeled clothing is not donated, but returned to the owner.



PTO Meeting - Please join us on May 8th at 7PM for our last PTO meeting of the year. We need your representation and help. Martha Jones has a very strong PTO and it is because of your commitment and dedication. Thank you!


From Kate Doyle - Science News:

I wanted to remind everyone that every year there is a great science festival in Cambridge during the April vacation week.  If you are around, I highly recommend it. The website for the festival - with a schedule of events is here.  I've gone a couple of times with my son (MIT is a favorite haunt of ours for this festival) and have always learned new stuff and had a great time.


Math Meet - Congratulations to our Math Meet participants.  We had 26 of our Math League students participate in the April Math Meet. This is a district wide math competition and our grade 3 and grade 5 teams came in 1st place!  We’ll get them next year grade 4! Our very own Landon Bayer was the grade 5 overall individual champion. Way to Go Martha Jones!!!


Grade 3 Team - Michael Qiao, Isabel Walsh, Drew Matthews, Madisyn Travers, Lucas Rizzi, and Maggie Viano

Grade 4 Team - Ethan Buttner, James D’Addio, Kahlin Dempsey, Dylan Kaplan, Brady Lipton, Rebecca Lowney,  Owen Rezek, and Isabella Wen,

Grade 5 Team - Landon Bayer,  Jacob Berliner, Jacob Kaplan, Klemens Krokowski, Audrey Lake, Wesley Li, Emily Ma, Brendan Matthews,  Maddy Resha, Nick Tassone, Conor Tsang, Jasper Xu,


Department of Public Health Tick Information Here - Please be sure to check your child carefully each night for ticks. This week alone we have removed ticks from two different students.  It is very common for students to get ticks on them when they are playing outside, so please be extra careful this time of year when their arms and legs are less likely to be covered up.  

Pesticide Spraying - In order to comply with the "Children and Family Protection Act," we must notify you that beginning Saturday, April 14, Prescription Turf Services will be treating the Westwood High School grass fields with approved pesticides. As such, the high school athletic **grass** fields will be closed until Tuesday, April 17. In addition, on Monday, April 16, all other school and town grass athletic fields will be treated and will be closed until Wednesday, April 18.


For further information, please click here:


PTO News and Update

Talent for a Cause

A special thank you to all the educators who made this year’s Talent for a Cause such an amazing success. Mrs. McDonough wrote and produced a performance that was able to showcase the talents of 82 Martha Jones students!

We’d also like to thank Mrs. Pickering, Mrs. McDonnell, Mrs. Saada- Smith and Ms. MacDonald for their help with the play.

Mrs. Pasquan collected donations while Mrs. Luskin, Mrs. Tobin, Mrs. Swinning, Mr. Goguen, Mrs. Mundy, Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Ogozaly joined in on stage.

The show raised $1,760.00 for the Westwood Community Chest!

Rock On Adventure After School Event-Wednesday April 25

Rock-On has partnered with the Martha Jones PTO to offer a half Wednesday after school event.  Join your classmates on April 25th from 1-3 for an afternoon of fun!  The cost is $30 per student. Click here to register:


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.  


Recently PTO funds have gone towards:

New Playground/Recess Equipment

Family Bingo Night

Discovery Museum Classroom Visit-Grade 2 & 3

Field Trip to the Symphony-Grade 4

Discovery Museum Field Trip-Grade K

Plimoth Plantation Classroom Visit-Grades K & 5


Coming up:

Pizza Parties for Read a Thon Winners

Field Trip to Museum of Science-Grade 1

Field Trip to the McAuliffe Center-Grade 5

Pierce House Visit-Colonial Trades-Grade 3

Paul Revere House Visit-Grade 5

Tidepools Alive NE Aquarium-Grade 1

Museum of Science Visit-Geology-Grade 4

Discovery Museum Visit-Bubbles-Grade K

Bugworks-Grade 1


Save The Date!


Tuesday May 8th-Martha Jones PTO Meeting, 7:00 in the Library


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!




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




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