Be Kind. Be Curious. Be Courageous.
Welcome to the Martha Jones School. We want students at the Martha Jones School to Be Kind to themselves and to others; We hope that they will Be Curious about learning and the world and people around them; and we ask that they Be Courageous when called upon to do the right thing, to stand up for themselves and others, to take risks and be adventurous, even when it is hard and to not be afraid to fail. I am delighted to welcome you to Martha Jones.
Message from the Principal’s Office
As you may have read in Supt. Parks’ Feb. 10th letter to families, we are preparing to launch weekly COVID-19 pool testing for students the week of March 8th. The district will be hosting a zoom webinar THIS MONDAY, MARCH 1ST at 9:15am or at 7pm for parents/guardians to learn about assurance testing for students The link to access the webinar is www.tinyurl.com/wpscovidtesting. (see flyer at end of Leaps). The webinar will also be recorded and posted on the district website for future viewing. There is an informational webinar. Though testing is not required to attend school, we hope you will consider consenting to your child’s participation in this testing program. While testing is not a panacea, public health officials are clear that it is an important mitigation factor as we prepare to bring students back to in-person learning. Weekly testing will allow us to quickly identify asymptomatic individuals so that they can quarantine. It will also provide important data about the overall safety of the community.
Our Newest Member of the MJ Staff Community - Congratulations to Mrs. Pasquan, MJ Art Teacher, on the birth of her second son Liam. As some of you may know, Mrs. Pasquan has been the Specials teacher (doing art, music, and PE) for our fully remote K-3 classes this year. We have certainly missed her and were thrilled to hear her happy news.
Westwood’s Got Talent - Foundation for Westwood Education Virtual Talent Show registration opens March 1. As you may know, each year the Foundation for Westwood Education, holds a Spelling Bee for elementary students as one of their major fundraisers. The Foundation for Westwood Education supports many programs and has funded many of our own MJ events through their grants. This year, due to COVID, instead of the Spelling Bee they are holding a VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW. The talent show is open to all MJ students.
Kindergarten Registration Info Here - Is your child eligible for Kindergarten in September 2021? Please be sure to register him or her asap. This helps us plan staffing for the fall. Thank you.
The staff of Martha Jones would like to send a HUGE thank you to the MJ parents and PTO for showing their support and appreciation for the work that teachers and other staff are doing this year to support the academic, social, and emotional growth of our students. The notes of kindness that teachers receive from students and parents are heartwarming and the Girl Scout cookies were much appreciated, too!
Please click here to be directed to the link with instructions for ordering lunches online
In case you were looking - the MJ Tutor List can be accessed in the "Forms & Documents" section - just use "Tutor" as the key word in the search window and you'll be brought right to the page :)
Update - 2/24/2021
MARTHA JONES PTO MEETING
Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m.
Our next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. This meeting will be held over Zoom and a link will be sent out on the day of the meeting. Our final PTO meeting of the year will be May 4 at 7 p.m.
THANK YOU TEACHERS!
This February the PTO joins the Martha Jones community in showing our appreciation for our teachers and staff. Throughout the month, students and parents wrote notes to everyone at Martha Jones to express their thanks. We capped off the month by welcoming teachers back to school from February break with a box of Girl Scout cookies. The PTO purchased 60 boxes of cookies so every teacher and staff could receive one. A very sweet and well deserved treat! A special thanks to Jen Camelio for the awesome cookie wrappers.
Go to campaigns.mabelslabels.com and enter “Martha Jones PTO” as the fundraiser you would like to support. By purchasing any of the labels via our fundraiser, you will receive free shipping (labels are mailed directly to your address) and the PTO will receive 20% of your purchase.
ELECTRONIC BOX TOPS - COLLECTION ONGOING
Download the Box Top App and scan receipts within 14 days of purchase. Click here for more information about how to download the Box Top app and scan your receipts. Each Box Top is worth 10¢ for our school.
SHOP AmazonSmile ON THE APP
Support Martha Jones with every purchase
The Amazon Shopping app now supports Amazon Smile! Simply download the newest version of the Amazon Shopping app, go to settings, turn on Amazon Smile and choose the Martha Jones PTO as your charity. After you’ve done that, every purchase you make will automatically support the Martha Jones PTO 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.
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 Amy Amatangelo at email@example.com