Message from the Principal’s Office
Welcome Back Video From Mrs. Tobin
Dear Martha Jones Families:
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. While things will certainly look differently as we engage in physical distancing in our school community, please know we are committed to providing students with a learning experience that supports their academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being.
We believe that students will benefit from seeing their friends and teachers, even while wearing masks, and that the health and safety protocals that we have put in place will work to keep us all healthy as we return to school.
If your child or a close contact of your child has symptoms of COVD or has tested positive for COVID-19, please be sure to keep your child home from school and contact the school office. Westwood has had very good data in tems of the low percentages of people with COVID and this is due to the community working together to follow the guidance and guidelines of the professionals. Please continue to be vigilient in your efforts to keep outbreaks from happening so we can remain in our hybrid model, with students spending some part of their school week in school.
The success of our school community is because of the partnership between the school and the families. Your support of our staff and each student in the school is commendable and I appreciate your continued support in these challenging times. If you need any information or would like to reach me, please feel free to reach out anytime. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you don't hear back from me within 24 hours, please reach out again. My goal is always to get back to folks in a timely manner. With the number of emails I have been receiving lately, I just want to make sure I don't miss yours.
Thank you and I look forward to a productive, safe, and healthy opening,
PTO Update 9/1/2020
WELCOME BACK AND WELCOME TO NEW FAMILIES
We hope everyone had a good summer. This is a quick PTO note to let you know some of the things we are working on. We especially want to extend a special welcome to the incoming Kindergarten students and families and to all the new students and families joining the Martha Jones community. Although this upcoming year will look very different, the PTO is committed to supporting our students and teachers and providing fun, enriching experiences for all our students to help build and support our community during this unprecedented time. Much more information to follow as we get closer to the start of the school year.
This year more than ever it is going to be very important to label all lunch boxes, backpacks, water bottles, clothes, etc. Due to the safety protocols around COVID-19, the school will be unable to maintain a long-term lost and found.
The Martha Jones PTO has partnered with Mabel’s Labels to help with this. By purchasing 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. Go to campaigns.mabelslabels.com and enter “Martha Jones PTO” as the fundraiser you would like to support.
SPECIAL PTO MEETING- September 22 at 7 p.m.
Due to the delay in the start of school, our special PTO meeting to elect new officers will be held Tuesday, September 22 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. We will be electing a co-President, a co-Secretary, a co-Social Media Chair and a Treasurer. A link for the meeting will be sent out closer to the date. We hope you can join us!
All incoming Kindergarten students will receive a t-shirt that our students received last spring. It features the new Martha Jones logo and motto “Be Kind. Be Curious. Be Courageous.” Look for these shirts in your mailbox in the coming weeks!
SHOP AmazonSmile Now 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.
BOX TOPS - COLLECTION ONGOING
Download the App and scan receipts within 14 days of purchase
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 more information.
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
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