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Principal's Newsletter

Spring, 2018 Principal Newsletter

JFK Spring 2018 Newsletter

Hello Families:

After a long winter it finally appears that winter is behind us and spring might be coming!!  Due to the numerous snow days, our last day of classes is Tuesday June 26, a half day for students.

BEPO School Beautification Day- A huge thank you to our Blackstone Elementary Parents Organization for their hard work and direction in our recent School Beautification project.  Please notice the colored rocks and benches around the perimeter of our school. BEPO also worked hard to neaten up the parent pick up areas at both JFK and AFM.  The efforts have made our school a much more warm and inviting place for our students to come to each morning. Thank you to BEPO for your hard work in organizing the army of parent volunteers who helped make this possible.  Thank you to Kimball Sand and Gravel for their generous donations and to the Blackstone Parks and Recreation Department for their help in spreading the stones.

Kindergarten Timeline- The BMR class of 2030 will have their last day of kindergarten class on Monday June 18, followed by the annual Kindergarten Celebration on Tuesday June 19.  A more detailed flyer is going home with more specific details. Kindergarten screening for next year’s kindergarten class (BMR class of 2031) will begin on June 19.

A Kindergarten Information night for parents of next year’s kindergarten class will be held at the Millville Elementary School on June 14.  It will be held at Millville, but it is intended for all kindergarten students in both towns, the presentation will be jointly presented by the kindergarten teachers from our school and also Millville Elementary School. We look forward to this exciting part of the year!!

BMR Budget information: The BMR budget will be discussed and voted upon at the Millville Annual Town Meeting on May 14 and at the Blackstone Annual Town Meeting on May 30.  Please stay informed on the budget process and consider attending upcoming School Committee meetings to learn more about our school district.

Blackstone Council On Aging Partnership: During this past school year we have established a partnership with Blackstone Council On Aging.  In this program, senior citizens have been coming in to work with some of our classes and helping students. This has been a great program for our students and our seniors. This year we have only had a few seniors as part of the program, but we hope to expand this program in the future.

Masterpieces in May: On Thursday, May 10 from 6:00-7:30, Mrs. Sheerin,  our art teacher is organizing the hallway art show, “Masterpieces in May”.  Student Artwork will be on display in our hallways and cafeteria. Admission is free, but if viewers donate a canned/dry good or toiletry, it will be given to the local food pantry and they will be given a chance to win a Teacher Experience/Adventure.

Upcoming Field Trips: We have several field trips for our students  and also guest presenters coming to our school in the next few months.  Specific details will be coming soon for these trips. Through their tremendous fundraising efforts, BEPO is able to pay for the cost of bus transportation for these trips. Without these funds, the cost of the trips would be considerably higher for families. Grade 1 will going to Southwick’s Zoo and Grade 2 will go the Vets auditorium in Providence for a play. We will have other programs coming in from the New England Aquarium and Mad Science.

Spirit Days: Some upcoming Spirit Days at JFK/AFM:

Friday May 4 Color Day: Wear class colors to school.

Kindergarten -Purple, Grade 1-Orange or Black, Grade 2-Green,

Friday May 25  Wear Red, White, or Blue for Memorial Day

Friday June 8   Hawaiian Day

Thank you for all of your continued support as we close in on the end of the school year.  We have many things going on, if you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Steven Tringali

Principal, John F Kennedy Elementary School