Yom Kippur - To all our families who observe Yom Kippur, I hope you had a peaceful day of reflection and atonement and that the rest of your year is filled with tranquility, prosperity, and joy.
Columbus Day - We will be closed on Monday, October 14th in recognition of Columbus Day. Enjoy the day.
Curriculum Night - It was great to see so many parents at curriculum night. I appreciate your commitment to your child’s education. Many of you got a snapshot into the lessons your children engage in each day. It was fun to see parents participating in the learning process and getting a hands-on opportunity to see their child’s classroom in action.
School Pictures - School pictures are in and will be sent home on Tuesday. If you have any issues with your pictures, please contact Lifetouch. They are very good about resolving issues. If you need additional assistance, please let us know. Picture retakes - If you are not happy with your pictures, return them to school and your child will be rephotographed on picture retake day. If your child was absent, there photo will be taken on retake day, Monday, October, 28, 2019.
Costumes Needed Now - Candy Needed Later -
As you start shopping for Halloween, please keep in mind that we support two organizations each year during the Halloween season. The Ouellette family does a costume drive each year for children in need who cannot afford costumes. These children may be in foster care, living in communities of poverty, or living right here in our community and are in need. We will be collecting costumes from now until the evening of our Halloween celebration and Haunted Hallway (October 25th). Please consider donating a slightly used or new costume. There is a Drop Off box in the school lobby.
Candy Drive - In addition, we will also be participating again this year in the Wellesley Dental Group’s 12th Annual Candy Drive for the Troops.. From Nov. 1st through Nov. 7th, we will be collecting all donated candy to be sent to our troops overseas as a pick-me-up and reminder that people at home in the USA are thinking of them.
Westwood Gear is now available through our PTO. Order forms and checks are due back to school by Friday, Nov. 8th. Please make checks payable to the MJ PTO and be sure to label your envelope “WW Gear”. To print a new order form Click here. See more info in the PTO section of the newsletter. Order forms will also be available at the Halloween Event.
Mini Courses are Up and Running - The mini-courses are off to a great start. This is a great way for your child to have fun while you support the PTO. Thank for participating.
Message from Lego’s Mini Course
Mrs. DeAngelis wishes to thank the Martha Jones community for their recent lego donations so she could run the Lego mini-course. We have a great group of nineteen students with the girls well represented! Any additional donations of the Lego friends collections would still be welcome. Thank you again for your support! We are having a great time!
MARTHA JONES HALLOWEEN PARTY
Friday, Oct. 25 6:30 -8 pm
BOO! Get your costumes ready and save the date for our annual MJ Halloween Party! There will be Halloween fun and games and a bounce house in the gym and a DJ dance party with refreshments in the cafeteria. The frightfully fun Haunted Hallway will be open for 1 hour (6:45-7:45 pm). Please note that the Haunted Hallway is scary and some children may not want to participate but don't worry, there are plenty of other fun activities for everyone to enjoy!
We need DOZENS of volunteers to make this night happen and to be successful. Volunteers are needed to assist in the gym and craft room along with lots of parents to DRESS up and scare kids in the Haunted Hallway. Sign up early! There are plenty of shifts available to meet your schedule. Click here to volunteer!
The Halloween Party is open to all MJ students, along with their families, and there is no cost to attend. However, we do request that each person attending bring a canned or dry goods item to donate to the Westwood Food Pantry. Click here to view the list of items they need most.
A 50/50 raffle will also be offered during the night.
Orders Due Friday, Nov. 8
Get your Westwood Gear Here!
Here’s an easy way to get your holiday shopping done early while supporting Martha Jones! The Martha Jones PTO is selling Westwood themed apparel. There are many new items available this year including a warm Westwood blanket, which is perfect for those cold soccer/hockey games, and a handy cell phone credit card holder. There are also new shirts, vests, hats, headbands and more! To view photos of some of the items available Click here
If you want to view available Westwood apparel and accessories in-person, you are in luck! We will have a table set up at the Halloween party so, please stop by. Plus, in-person credit card purchases are now accepted via PayPal (3% processing fee).
Order forms and checks are due back to school by Friday, Nov. 8th. Please make checks payable to the MJ PTO and be sure to label your envelope “WW Gear”. To print a new order form Click here
HELP NEEDED - This committee could use a few additional volunteers to assist with placing and sorting orders and picking up/dropping off the gear once it comes in. If you can help, please contact Julie or Maureen (contact info below).
Westwood gear will be sent home before December 20th. If it’s a gift you want to keep secret, those orders will be available for pick up in the school office. Questions should be directed to either
Julie Harrington firstname.lastname@example.org or Maureen Grealish email@example.com
FALL BOX TOPS COMPETITION
Ends Friday, Oct. 18
We are excited to announce our fall classroom Box Top competition! Please send in any unexpired Box Tops using the collection sheet here or in a plastic bag. Box Tops will be collected through October 18 and the class with the most Box Tops will win a popsicle party!
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 flyer.
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.
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!
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