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.
SAVE THE DATE: TOWN MEETING AND TOWN ELECTION FOR THE WESTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUILDING PROJECT
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: https://mjspto.membershiptoolkit.com
MJ HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY: Friday October 29 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
WESTWOOD GEAR- now through October 23rd!
THE MARTHA JONES SCHOOL DIRECTORY
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Volunteer for a PTO Committee
Volunteer at MJS Library
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO SUPPORT MARTHA JONES
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PTO CONTACT FOR EVENTS, NOTICES:
If you have an event or notice for our PTO update, please email it to:
PTO Co-Secretary Cat Sonis at email@example.com