4/14: Spring Book Fair (both sites)
4/15: Spring Book Fair (both sites)
4/16: Spring Book Fair (both sites)
4/18: No School. April Break begins.
SPC Meeting @ 6:30pm Lower School: May 7.
Click here for the revised Boston Public Schools 2013-2014 Calendar.
PARCC Field Test
This past week the Kilmer 8th graders took the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) field test in MATH.
PARCC is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These are high quality, computer based K-12 assessments in MATH and ELA that give teachers, schools, students and parents better information whether students are on track in their learning and for success after high school. These assessments will be ready for states to administer during the 2014-15 school year. They may replace the current Massachusetts MCAS.
Our 8th grade students seem to like this trial test better than the MCAS because, "it's much shorter", and "it was hard sometimes, but mostly easy".
Parents can go online to get more information about the PARCC assessments here. (posted: 4/14/14)
Kilmer Family wearing Blue to support Autism Awareness Month
Book Fair goes Online!
This year, students will not only be able to buy books at the Book Fair at school but they will also be able to purchase books at the Online Fair. The Online Fair provides teachers and specialists with a unique way to recommend books to students and parents—it’s called Teacher Picks. The Online Fair also allows student to purchase books for their classrooms through Teachers Wish Lists. You can find these items by logging onto our schools Online Fair: at http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3305174
SSC and SPC Updates
School Site Council (SSC) February Meeting Minutes are now available.
School Parent Council (SPC) March Meeting Minutes are now available. The next SPC meeting will be held Wednesday, May 7th @ 6:30 Lower School.
YMCA Enrichment Program
The YMCA Enrichment Program (10 weeks) was supposed to end on this week, however there is one makeup for each class (due to snow), so the classes will end the week after April vacation. This means that the official end dates will be April 28th and April 30th.
This has been a great program for the kids!! (posted: 4/16/14)
Golden Sneaker Award
Mrs. McCabe's Fifth Grade Class has won this month's Golden Sneaker Award awarded by Ms. Wyman, Physical Education Teacher.
Congratulations! (posted: 4/7/14)
Kilmer Artists at Youth Arts Month Festival
Congratulations to the Upper Kilmer students who have their work exhibited at the Youth Arts Month Festival this month. Their work will be on display from April 8th through May 2nd at Boston City Hall.
If you are in the area, stop by and check it out!
Fourth grade: Abigail Schell, William Sahatjian, Vivian van Stolk
Fifth grade: Connor Donovan
Sixth grade: Yazen Alhomsi, Christopher Impellizeri, Andre Lesnick, Leah Rosenkranz
Seventh grade: Crystal Santosortiz, Colleen Tarris
Eighth grade: Iris Velgoshti
Mr. Kearnan has a Donors Choose project
Mr. Kearnan has created a project on Donors Choose to help add more than 50 new chapter books to his classroom library. If you would like to help, check out www.donorschoose.org/kearnan.
Kilmer School Parent Council Survey
The Kilmer School Parent Council wants to know your opinions about SPC meetings. Click on the following following link to fill out a short survey. Thank you. (posted: 3/9/14)
SPC Kilmer Appeal
To view the appeal letter and learn more about how SPC funds are used for our children, click here.
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The Art Room at the Upper School has a blog. Visit the blog to check it out and learn about the Artist of the Month and what Kilmer students are up to in art at the Upper. Be sure to check back often!
Let's Move Kilmer April Newsletter
Click here to view Ms. Wyman's April newsletter with details on all the Spring Physical Education activities.
Kilmer Twitter Feed
Breakfast and Lunch
Universal FREE breakfast and lunch are offered at Joyce Kilmer School.
Click this link to view breakfast and lunch menu. Navigate to Kilmer K-8 (Upper or Lower) then choose breakfast or lunch menu.
Where's My Bus app
This App uses GPS to will tell you exactly where your child's bus is on the route so you can predict their pick-up and drop-off times.
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