Friday, December 7, 2018



Lost and Found articles have been placed on a table on the first floor hallway. If you are planning to volunteer or attend any upcoming special events at Clarke, please take some time to stop by the Lost and Found Table to see if you can claim any articles of clothing, water bottle and lunch boxes.

Please remember, it is important to put your child's name in all sweatshirts, jackets, lunch bags, etc. This will enable us to return the clothing to your child.      

If lost and found articles are not claimed by Wednesday, December 19th weeks, they will be given to a charitable organization.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Hunt, Principal

(781) 596-8812

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Clarke Family Happenings 11/5/18

Clarke Family Happenings
Jennifer Hunt - Principal
Week of November 5, 2018

Monday
November 12th
* NO SCHOOL
   Veteran’s Day Observed

Tuesday
November 13th
* PTO Meeting
   7:00 Panera Meeting Room

Wednesday
November 14th
* School Committee Meeting
   SHS 7:00

Thursday
November 15th
* Staff Meeting 2:30

Friday
November 16th
* Title 1 Parent Meeting 8:30
* Clarke Shark Huddle 8:45
   Thankfulness & Food Drive

Wednesday
November 21st
* Early Release Day
   12:00 Noon Dismissal
   NO LUNCHES SERVED
* Spirit Day - CRAZY HAT/HAIR

Thursday/Friday
November 22nd/23rd
* NO SCHOOL
   Happy Thanksgiving!
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Tuesday
November 27th
* PTO Enrichment Program
   “Food Play” All Purpose room
   9:00-10:00 - K, 1 & 2
   10:00-11:00 - 3 & 4
   See Attached  Information

Friday
November 30th
* Report Cards Go Home



Sneak Peek December
Wednesday
December 5th
* Band and Chorus Concert
   7:00 All Purpose Room
   More info to come soon

Thursday
December 6th
* Early Release Day
   12:30 Dismissal
    Lunches Served
    Professional Development

Tuesday
December 11th
* Clarke PTO Meeting
   7:00

Wednesday
December 12th
* School Committee Meeting
   7:00 SHS

Thursday
December 13th
* 4th Grade Leaders
   7:45

Friday
December 14th
* Clarke Holiday Fair




Our next Clarke Shark Huddle will be on Friday, November 16th at 8:45.  Our theme will be Thankfulness. We will also highlight the 4th grade leaders food drive.  We will have a Thankfulness Themed bulletin board on the first floor with a turkey. Every student and staff member will make a "Thankful Feather.” Each grade will have a different color feather and a different color per grade. Below are our "Thankful Themes"

K, 1 - What are you thankful for at school?
2, 3 - What are you thankful for at home?
4 - What are you thankful for in the community?



Helping those in Need


The Fourth Grade leaders are planning to collect non-perishable food items for our local interfaith food pantry.  We are asking all students and staff to bring in one or more food items that will be collected at the school gathering on the 16th. Items that are of high priority need are listed below.  Please check expiration dates as expired items cannot be accepted.  Our goal is to collect at least 200 items that can be distributed later this month.  Thank you in advance for your participation.

Items needed most: white or brown rice, canned vegetables, canned tuna (or other canned meat), cereal, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, canned tomatoes, or canned fruit.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

CLARKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Halloween Candy for the Troops-2018


Dear Clarke Families,
We plan on collecting and donating sweet treats to deployed soldiers as part of our Veteran’s Day celebration.  If you have any extra Halloween Candy at home that you would like to donate, there will be a container in the main office from November 2nd until next Wednesday, November 7th when the collection ends.


Thank You!

Ann Hudson, RN

Clarke School Nurse


                                      

Monday, October 15, 2018

Clarke Family Happenings Week of October 15th

Clarke Family Happenings
Jennifer Hunt - Principal
Week of October 15th, 2018
Tuesday
October 16th
* Clarke Shark Huddle
   Planning Meeting 7:45
Wednesday
October 17th
* School Picture Day J
Thursday
October 18th
* Kindergarten Field Trip
   Smolak Farms
Friday
October 19th
* Dory Dash
   See Below
Wednesday
October 24th
* UNITY DAY
   Wear ORANGE - See Below
* School Committee Mtg.
   7:00 SHS
Thursday
October 25th
* Scholastic Book Fair Begins
* Fire Alarm Testing
   3:00 PM
Friday
October 26th
* Halloween Parade 8:45
* Bring your Family to School 
* Scholastic Book Fair Ends 
Sunday
October 28th
* PTO Sponsored Halloween Hoot
  More information to come soon
Monday
October 29th
* Parent Coffee With Ms. Hunt
  Standards Based Report Cards
  Will be the topic for discussion.
  9:00 All Purpose room
  See Invitation Below

SNEAK PEEK NOVEMBER
Thursday
November 1st
* Early Release Day
   12:30 dismissal Lunch Served
* Parent Teacher Conferences
  1:00 - 4:00
Tuesday
November 6th
* NO SCHOOL
   PD Day for all Staff
Monday
November 12th
* NO SCHOOL
   Veteran’s Day Observed
Wednesday
November 7th
* Parent Teacher Conferences
   5:00-8:00
Tuesday
November 13th
* PTO Meeting
   7:00 Panera Meeting Room
Wednesday
November 14th
* School Committee Meeting
   SHS 7:00
Thursday
November 15th
* Staff Meeting 2:30
Friday
November 16th
* Title 1 Parent Meeting 8:30

UNITY DAY

Clarke School works year round on creating a positive school climate and promoting acceptance and kindness on a daily basis. During October’s National Bullying Prevention month, we are proud to once again participate in “Unity Day”. On Wednesday, October 24th we encourage everyone to come together and wear ORANGE  to send a message of support, hope and unity.  The motto of “Unity Day” is “Make it Orange and Make It End”. Wearing ORANGE on this day raises awareness for the importance of bullying prevention and also provides a visible sign to those impacted by bullying that people care. 




Please join Ms. Hunt for coffee, refreshments, and an informational discussion around Standards Based Report cards and what that really means.  All are welcome to join!

When: Monday, October 29th at 8:45 am
            Where: All Purposes Room


Halloween Parade and “Bring Your Family to School Day”
                                                                                    
Dear Clarke School Families,

Once again, the Clarke School will have its annual ALL SCHOOL Halloween Parade on Friday, October 26th at 8:45 AM.

Each child from K-4 is welcome to come to school in a safe, child friendly costume. Costumes cannot promote violence nor have parts or accessories that depict weapons. Look-a-like weapons are not allowed.  Also, please no masks or costumes that could restrict vision. He/she can either wear their school clothes underneath his/her costume or bring a change of clothes. At 8:45 A.M. each class will leave the building from the Door 5 to the hot top.  We will turn right onto Norfolk Avenue and walk as a school around the block and re-enter the building from the front entrance on Middlesex Avenue.

We cordially invite all parents/guardians and family members to view our wonderful costumes by lining the area immediately surrounding the school. Our parade should take about 15 minutes.  Following the parade, families are welcome to visit their child’s classroom in honor of “Bring Your Family to School Day.”  At around 9:30 we will conclude our classroom visitations. Next, all will be invited down to the All Purpose Room to shop at the PTO sponsored Scholastic Book Fair.

Again, please be respectful of our school rules regarding costumes. We look forward to a safe and fun celebration!


Friday, October 5, 2018

Clarke Family Happenings Week of October 8th

Clarke Family Happenings
Jennifer Hunt - Principal
Week of October 8th, 2018
Monday
October 8th
* NO SCHOOL
   Columbus Day
Tuesday
October 9th
* PTO Meeting
   7:00 pm Panera Bread
   Meeting Room
Wednesday
October 10th
* School Committee Mtg.
   7:00 SHS
Thursday
October 11th
* 4th Grade Leaders Meeting
   7:45
* Staff Meeting 2:30
Wednesday
October 17th
* School Picture Day J
Thursday
October 18th
* Kindergarten Field Trip
   Smolak Farms
Friday
October 19th
* Dory Dash
   More information to come soon
Wednesday
October 24th
* UNITY DAY
   Wear ORANGE
* School Committee Mtg.
   7:00 SHS
Thursday
October 25th
* Scholastic Book Fair Begins
Friday
October 26th
* Halloween Parade 8:45
* Bring your Family to School 
*Scholastic Book Fair Ends 
Sunday
October 28th
* PTO Sponsored Halloween Hoot
  More information to come soon
Monday
October 29th
* Parent Coffee With Ms. Hunt
  Standards Based Report Card
  will be the topic for discussion.
  9:00 All Purpose room
* See invitation Below
SNEAK PEEK NOVEMBER
Thursday
November 1st
* Early Release Day
   12:30 dismissal Lunch Served
* Parent Teacher Conferences
  1:00 - 4:00
Tuesday
November 6th
* NO SCHOOL
   PD Day for all Staff
Monday
November 12th
* NO SCHOOL
   Veteran’s Day Observed
Wednesday
November 7th
* Parent Teacher Conferences
   5:00-8:00


Please join Ms. Hunt for coffee, refreshments and an informational discussion around Standards Based Report Cards and what that really means.  All are welcome to join!

When: Monday, October 29th at  8:45 am
               Where: All Purpose Room