Martha Jones School from the outside
Teacher working with students
Boys math station
Standing in Line on Playground
Math Station with 2nd graders
Student reading smiling
Kindergarteners doing puzzles


Picture of Students Outside Martha Jones School Sign

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.  


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Message from the Principal’s Office

I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful New England Fall weekend.  The weather has been most cooperative with us getting outside throughout each day.  

I want to thank everyone for their kind words and recognition of the Martha Jones School being ranked #1 in Massachusetts by US News and World Report.  It is quite an honor.  


On Tuesday evening we had our first PTO meeting of the new school year.  It was lovely to see so many of you in attendance, via zoom.  Having an active parent community is part of what makes Martha Jones so great.  


We will be holding parent/teacher conferences on November 3rd and November 17th.  Conferences will be held after student dismissal at 11:50 on both dates and during the evening on Nov. 3rd. You have the option of attending the conference in  person or virtually.  If your child’s teacher has not reached out regarding a conference time yet, he/she will be doing so soon.  As part of our November conference period, you will also receive a status report which provides information on your child’s work habits, effort, and interactions with others.  You will receive your child’s status report two days prior to your conferences so that you can discuss any questions you may have at the conference.  


Forms & Documents


PTO News and Update 


We want to make sure that all Martha Jones families are aware of the upcoming Special Town Meeting on October 18 and Special Town Election on October 26. 

The only topic and vote being addressed at both the Town Meeting and Town Election is the Elementary Schools Building Project.  If you are not familiar with this project, we encourage you to learn more at:

October 18: Special Town Meeting to consider the Hanlon-Deerfield Article

Location: Outside at Flahive Field at Westwood High School, 200 Nahatan Street

Time: 5:00pm - There will only be one article on the agenda so please arrive at the start.

Must attend in-person to vote.

Free babysitting will be available

October 26: Special Town Election to Vote for the Debt Exclusion to Fund the Building Project

Polls open: 7:00am to 8:00pm

Poll locations: Westwood Senior Center; Sheehan, Hanlon, and Downey Schools—just like any other election

This is the only question on the ballot

Mail-in voting will also be available

Last day to register for the Special Town Election: October 6, 2021

Please feel free to email Suzanne Tessier at with any questions.

PTO Update 10/12/2021
1st PTO Meeting- Thanks!
Our first meeting was very well attended. Thanks so much for being a part of the community. Our next meeting is on December 14th. In the meantime, we’d love more volunteers on our committees. You can sign up to join a committee via Membership Toolkit:

MJ HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY: Friday October 29 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 


BOO!! Save the date for the Martha Jones Haunted Halloween Costume Party! This year, the celebration will be held completely OUTSIDE at the school.

A Walk-Through Haunted Lane will be set up, and your favorite scary and not-so-scary monsters will be back in action.


A DJ will get your kids moving and grooving to their favorite songs on the blacktop! Our DJ even has some fun games and contests up his spooky sleeves!


We need DOZENS of parent volunteers to make this night happen. Volunteer shifts are listed by job on A to Z. Parents are needed to set up, work as party monitors/guides, clean up and DRESS up and scare the kids in the Haunted Lane. Sign up to help


Please feel free to bring your own snacks and water as we will not be providing it this year due to COVID safety protocols.


There is no cost to attend the Halloween Party, which is open to all MJ students, siblings and families, we do ask that in lieu of an admission ticket, each person bring a canned or dry good to donate to the Westwood Food Pantry.

WESTWOOD GEAR- now through October 23rd! 

Order updated favorites and fresh, new items for the whole family. Get your holiday gift list ready, orders will be delivered in time for the holidays.  Order soon- the program runs through October 23. 


Many families have already joined, but we’d love to have 100% of families join. If you haven’t already, register as a new user and keep track of messages from your Room Parents, sign up for volunteer opportunities, and access the school directory this way.

Find it in the AppStore under “Membership Toolkit” for use on your phone

If you have any questions or problems accessing the AtoZ program, please email Mary Jason ( or Amy Amatangelo (

Volunteer for a PTO Committee

Once you have logged in and confirmed your information on AtoZ, you also will have the opportunity to volunteer for the various PTO committees that help support the school throughout the year. Please sign up at

There is something for everyone!

Volunteer at MJS Library 

The MJS Library is looking for help to shelve books on Tuesdays from 2-3 and Fridays from 2:30- 3:00.  Only one volunteer at a time.  Volunteers must have proof of vaccination and be masked. Anyone who is interested can sign up at 



Show your MJS school spirit with an MJS Magnet. Find them at the link below while supplies last


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 Cat Sonis at

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