4/21: Patriot's Day, Spring Break
4/22: Spring Break
4/23: Spring Break
4/24: Spring Break
4/25: Spring Break
SPC Meeting @ 6:30pm Lower School: May 7.
Click here for the revised Boston Public Schools 2013-2014 Calendar.
Upper School One-Point Project
Before the ELA MCAS in March, the Upper School started a One-Point Project to prepare for Open Response questions. The Middle School students were put into groups of 6-8 and worked 2-3 days a week during Advisory with teachers, the principal, Resource room teachers, and the Teacher Leader. The 4th & 5th grade students worked in groups in their classrooms. All students were given a baseline response in the beginning, and the goal was to raise the class average one point after one month of MCAS prep.
On the 1st floor corridor we set up targets with arrows that corresponded with each baseline score. We were all anxious to see all the arrows move, but the biggest incentive for the students was being able to decide on a reward if the One-Point goal was achieved.
The week before MCAS the students were given another Open Response, and we’re happy to say that all of the students’ hard work paid off! Almost every class achieved the school goal of 3.1 and is either having a Sundae party or free time at the park! (posted: 4/18/14)
Welcome to Kindergarten
The staff and families here at the Joyce Kilmer School would like to welcome the newest members to our community! It is an honor and a privilege to be part of your Child’s education.
On Friday May 2, 2014 at 10:00am we will be hosting an event for our incoming kindergarteners and their families. The leadership team, Ms. Price, Ms. Burke, SPC, and the kindergarten teachers will talk to families about our awesome school and answer questions. (posted: 4/18/14)
Chromebooks are on the way!
Boston Public schools OIIT department has been out to the Joyce Kilmer School to update the servers in both buildings.
In early May, we are expecting the delivery of our new Chromebook carts. Teachers were given a crash course on using Chromebooks and have begun to discuss how to use this technology to enhance the learning of all of our students. We are very excited and the students are going to enjoy our new technology!
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
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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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