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
PTO - We had our last PTO meeting of the year on Tuesday evening and I want to take a minute to thank our outgoing board members: Co-President, Julie Menendez; Secretary, Kat Sonis; Treasurer, Christine Patrinos; and Social Media Rep., Megan Brenk. I also want to thank the numerous people that help out each year with many of our enrichment programs, social events, and fundraisers. There are too many to name individually, but please know that you are recognized and appreciated! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR ALL OF THE STUDENTS IN OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY. I also want to take a moment to welcome our new and returning board members: Lauren Bent and Katy DiMare; Co-Presidents, Beth Klaene and Mary Jason, Co-Secretaries; Gina Szigety and Kirsten Bulger, Co-Treasurers, and Aamina Chowdry and Megan Mahan, Co-SocialMedia Reps.
Teacher Appreciation Week - Wow! The MJ staff was certainly spoiled during Teacher Appreciation Week. Each day brought wonderful treats and kind messages. Thank you for the recognition, the PTO did a wonderful job making the week special for teachers and staff.
Walk-To-School Day - Our Walk-to-School Day was a huge success. Over 90% of our students walked to school that day. It’s great to see kids out walking and enjoying each other on the way to school. Thank you to Westwood Police for helping with the event and all our parent and staff volunteers. The event is sponsored by the Mass. Safe Routes to School Program.
We have more than 50 students signed up to participate in the STEAM Fair. Way to Go. The S.T.E.A.M. Fair will be held Thursday, June 2 from 6:30 -7:45 p.m. at Martha Jones. We are looking for volunteers to work short shifts 30-60minutes helping setup/clean up, “judge”, help with snacks and mini-experiments. The “judges” spend time visiting a group of projects, giving kids positive feedback, and helping the kids feel like real scientists. There is actually no real judging, but we need your help in recognizing the students’ work. Your child does not have to be participating in the science fair for you to be a volunteer! The evening will also feature the Art Show and some special presentations from Top Secret Science. It will be a fun event for all families.
Field Day Volunteer Opportunities - We need you!!
It's BAAAAAAACCCCK! Field Day 2022 is right around the corner.......This year it is scheduled for Friday, June 10th (rain date June 13th). The success of the day depends largely on our volunteers. This is the most fun day of the entire school year!! You are guaranteed to be surrounded by smiling faces and loads of laughter and fun. We need your help to man the game stations and to assist in serving lunch and clean-up.
Please click here Field Day Volunteers to volunteer. Any questions please email Tina Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org
More Fun Things are Returning to Our Community - PMC Kids Ride - Sunday, June 12 - Martha Jones School has the Privilege of Being the Location of the PMC Kids Ride .
After a two year absence due to the pandemic, the PMC Kids Ride is delighted to be returning in-person to Westwood on Sunday, June 12. This popular annual event, which kicks off from the Martha Jones School, raises money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and gives children the opportunity to make a difference one mile at a time. The ride begins at 9 a.m. with registration and bike decorating starting at 7:45 a.m. The PMC Kids Ride offers three routes for children of all ages and skill. Bikes, scooters and strollers are welcome! Riders can choose from a one mile, five mile or ten mile route. The registration fee is $20 ($25 after June 1) and includes a PMC Kids Ride t-shirt. All riders are asked to raise at least $40 and 100% of all funds raised go directly to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. There is also a virtual option for riders who may not be able to join in person. After the riders complete their routes, the fun continues with music, an obstacle course and refreshments. To register, please go to https://kids.pmc.org/westwood. Any questions? Contact Nancy James at email@example.com. We hope to see you there! Many of our students participate each year, and love the event.
MJ Art Night Volunteer Sign-ups - Mrs. Pasquan is still looking for two or three more people to help her get ready for the art show (no artist ability needed). Link to Art Night Volunteer Sign-up.
PTO Update 5/20/22
FAMILY GAME NIGHT - MAY 20
Join us for an all school family fun. This event is free, but all donations will go to the MJ 5th Grade Scholarship Fund to benefit a former Marth Jones graduating WHS 2022 senior. The event will be held at MJ Gym on Friday, May 20th from 6:30-7:30p.m.
RED, WHITE, BLUE SPIRIT DAY - MAY 27
Join us kicking off Memorial day and wearing your red, white and blue.
S.T.E.A.M. FAIR - JUNE 2
All students, family members and caretakers are welcome. There will be events and activities for all including:
- Mini-science experiments in the library
- Student artwork from their art classes
- Student presentations on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
The S.T.E.A.M. Fair will be held Thursday, June 2 from 6:30 -7:45 p.m. at Martha Jones. We are looking for volunteers to work short shifts 30-60minutes helping setup/clean up, “judge”, help with snacks and mini-experiments.
IT'S BAAAAAAACCCCK! FIELD DAY - JUNE 10
Students will wear their MJ shirts or the equivalent color and participate in a variety of games and enjoy a pizza lunch. If you like smiling faces, laughter and fun, please sign up and help volunteer.The success of the day depends largely on our volunteers. We need your help to man the game stations and to assist in serving lunch and clean-up. Rain date is June 13th. Any questions please email Tina Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER? NEED LABELS?
Go to campaigns.mabelslabels.com and enter “Martha Jones PTO” as the fundraiser you would like to support. You can even order the “combo label pack” with the MJ logo. 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.
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 Cat Sonis at email@example.com or Beth Klaene at firstname.lastname@example.org.