Week of March 16, 2015
Monday: SPC Lower School @6:30
Tuesday: Happy St. Patricks Day!!! Remember-we will be in school on the 17th this year!
Wednesday: PARCC Math 4th & 5th grade; PARCC Middle School: ELA
Thursday: PARCC Math 4th & 5th grade; PARCC Middle School: ELA
§ JUNIOR AND SENIOR EDITIONS OF "SUMMER STUFF" NOW AVAILABLE:
"Summer Stuff Jr. 2015" for elementary school students (http://boston.k12.ma.us/bulletins/SummerStuffJr2015.doc) and "Summer Stuff" for middle and high school students (http://boston.k12.ma.us/bulletins/SummerStuff2015RevisedMarch6.doc) are now available at bostonpublicschools.org/summer.Please be sure your students and families know about these resources. They list many free and low-cost camps, programs, and activities to keep young people active and engaged all summer. Print editions are not yet available.
Contact: Gretchen O’Neill, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lower School Art Room News
Any old Umbrellas lying around- please send them into Ms. Z. Please know they will be taken apart for the project.
Ms. Z could use some help processing the Art to Remember Orders as well as help with Youth Arts Month.
Ms. Z will also be in the staff exhibit at the Urbano Gallery in the Brewery Building in Jamaica Plain. It opens from 5-9 and goes through next week. All are welcome!
Note from our School Nurse
Thank you to all our parents who have joined our effort in maintaining safety for all our community by not sending food items to be shared in school. As a parent, I too struggle with our tradition of celebrating special days with a high caloric snack such as cupcakes, (bakery cupcakes can be up to 600 calories).. It's just one treat , you may think but, for children struggling to maintain a healthier lifestyle, this treat can destroy their diet plan that they and their parents have worked so hard on.
On top of the empty calories derived from food celebrations,, according to the Dept. of Education, every school should strive to "prohibit sharing or trading of food in school". Every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the ER. up to 15 Million Americans have food allergies, many of them sitting at the same table as your child. While our Kilmer staff is expertly trained in food allergies and epinephrine administration, prevention is the best known answer to food allergies.
So, for those who have refrained from sharing food at school, THANK YOU.
I hope this information may help those who send in food items to refrain in the future.
Sneaker Fundraiser Update!!
We have one week to go in our sneaker fundraiser and have collected over 500lbs of shoes! I have challenged students to reach 700lbs by the end of the week. Please help reach that goal by checking your closets and bringing in any old shoes you may have.
In the lead at the lower school is Ms. Henderson's class with close to 70lbs of shoes!
In the lead at the upper school is Ms. Tricco's class with just over 60lbs of shoes!
Keep up the great work and thank you for all of your support in this fundraiser.
Kilmer Caps for sale!!!
Order your very own Kilmer Hat today!
$15 each! Click here to fill out the order form and place your order today!!!
Available in Adult size wave style (pictured) or Children’s size black with white logo.
Donate Your Used Shoes!
The Kilmer Wellness Council has partnered with Rerun Shoes to collect gently used shoes.
- Families are asked to bring in used (not destroyed) Flats, Sneakers, or dress shoes at both buildings. No heels or Boots. All sizes are welcome
-We then send the used shoes to Rerun shoes where they prepare them to be shipped overseas. We receive payment for each pound of shoes collected.
-Rerun sends shoes to Africa to be cleaned and sold by entrepreneurs to help create small businesses and allow for affordable footwear for countries in need.
Collections in both buildings will run from February 3rd through March 15th.
Start cleaning those closets!
If you have any questions feel free to email Shannon Wyman: email@example.com" Donate your used shoes!
Extended Learning Time
The students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade have joined Unicefs Kid Power to stay healthy and help others!
For more than 60 years, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has put children first, engaging kids in the U.S. to help kids around the world by Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF. Built for a new generation of global citizens, Kid Power uses the world’s first WEARABLE-FOR-GOOD to get kids moving by tapping into their inherent desire to help peers. By joining Kid Power, kids get more active so that children everywhere can grow up healthy.
Kids wear Kid Power Bands, which measure their movement and unlock Kid Power Points – the more they move, the more points they earn. Power Points are converted to funding by partners, and funds are used by UNICEF to deliver lifesaving packets of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to severely malnourished children.
To see live time progress of these classes and learn more about the program go to: http://unicefkidpower.org/boston
If you have questions, please contact Ms. Wyman:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Did you know the Art Room at the Kilmer Upper has a blog? Check it out and see what is happening this month in the Upper School Art Room!
Helpful Information on the BPS website
Lower School, 35 Baker Street, Boston, MA (617) 635-8060 | Upper School, 140 Russett Road, Boston, MA (617) 635-6855