Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spring Updates


A rainbow of musical notes and memories in honor of our beloved Music teacher
Ms. Gotlib. Forever in our hearts! ❤️๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŽผ



Below are some of the finished products of the Clarke School Green Team Earth Day project with Whole Foods. Every student decorated a bag to raise awareness for caring for our earth. If you’re around on April 22nd, Earth Day, and are shopping at Whole Foods in Swampscott you will get one!!

Clarke Family Happenings Week of April 9, 2018


Clarke Family Happenings
Jennifer Hunt - Principal
Week of April 9th, 2018

Monday
April 9th
* Final week of PTO Winter
   After School Program
   Be on the look out for
   information on make-up     
   sessions.
Tuesday
April 10th
* PTO Meeting 7:00
   Panera Meeting Room
Thursday
April 12th
* 4th Grade Leaders 7:45
* Early Release Day
   12:30 Dismissal Lunch Served
    PD Day for Staff
Friday
April 13th
* Clarke Shark Huddle
   A Tribute to Ms. Gotlib
   1:20 All Purpose Room

MCAS DATES 2018

Wednesday
Thursday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Wednesday
Thursday
April 25
April 26
May 1
May 2
May 9
May 10
May 16
May 17
Gr. 3 Ses 1 ELA
Gr. 3 Ses 2 ELA
Gr. 4 Ses 1 ELA
Gr. 4 Ses 2 ELA
Gr. 3 Ses 1 Math
Gr. 3 Ses2  Math
Gr. 4 Ses 1 Math
Gr. 4 Ses 2 Math



Many fourth graders have volunteered to be part of a new leadership club called the Clarke School Green Team. We’ve created this new club with the collaboration of the Swampscott High School Green Team organized by Brandy Wilbur who is the STEM teacher at the high school. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) These two teams will be working together to create and implement projects and events dedicated to educating and promoting environmental awareness and hands-on learning that will benefit our entire school community. Our intent is to meet once a month to collaborate, plan and implement activities devoted to expanding our school’s understanding and experiences when learning about earth science.

We’ve met a few times already and the Clarke Green Team has had some great ideas about promoting focused on Earth Day 2018.  As part of a community out reach every student at the Clarke School will be decorating a Whole Foods Market grocery bag in honor of Earth Day and environmental awareness. We have been in contact with the regional manager of the Swampscott Whole Foods Market, Katie Lamie, and she enthusiastically agreed to be part of this project.  During Art class this week with Ms. Eisenberg, students will be decorating Whole Foods grocery bags with pictures, symbols and words celebrating Earth Day. These decorated bags will be returned to Whole Foods for groceries to be bagged in. These will go out in to the community as a reminder to be thoughtful about taking care of our planet. This week the Green Team will be going into every classroom to discuss this project.  I will also be teaching lessons in all classrooms about the importance of Earth Day. If you shop at Whole Foods be on the look out for the Clarke School Earth Day bags!

The Clarke School Green Team


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Clarke Family Happenings Week of 3/26/18


Clarke Family Happenings
Jennifer Hunt - Principal
Week of March 26, 2018
Wednesday
March 28th
* Early Release Day
   12:30 Dismissal
   Afternoon Parent Teacher   
   Conferences 1:00-4:00
* School Committee   
   Meeting 7:00 SHS
Thursday
March 29th
* School Spirit Day
   “Career Day” 
    See Below
Friday
March 30th
* NO SCHOOL Good Friday
                      
Sneak Peek at April

Thursday
April 5th
* Staff Meeting 2:30
Friday
April 6th
* Clarke Literacy Team
   Meetings - All Day
Monday
April 9th
* Final week of PTO Winter
   After School Program
   Be on the look out for
   information on make-up     
   sessions.
Tuesday
April 10th
* PTO Meeting 7:00
   Panera Meeting Room
Thursday
April 12th
* 4th Grade Leaders 7:45
* Early Release Day
   12:30 Dismissal Lunch Served
    PD Day for Staff
Friday
April 13th
* Clarke Shark Huddle
   A Tribute to Ms. Gotlib
   1:20 All Purpose Room



Clarke School March Spirit Day is 
Career Day

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Teacher? Scientist? Professional Athlete? Writer? Nurse?

Come to school dressed as the career person
 you hope to be in the future.

**Please remember to bring appropriate clothes for gym/recess.**

                        

Clarke Spelling Bee Champ getting ready to participate at the Regional Spelling Bee at Lynn Auditorium on Friday Night.  Way to go Michael!






Monday, March 5, 2018

Clarke Family Happenings 3/5/18


Clarke Family Happenings
Jennifer Hunt - Principal
Week of March 5, 2018
Tuesday
March 6th
* Professional Standards 
   Committee Meeting
   2:45 Supt. Conf. Room
Wednesday
March 7th
* MCAS Infrastructure   
   Trial Grade 3
Thursday
March 8th
* 4th Grade Leaders
   Meeting 7:45
* MCAS Infrastructure
   Trial Grade 4
* Staff Meeting 2:30
Friday
March 9th
* Reptile Show
   9:00-10:00 - K, 1 & 2
  10:00-11:00 - 3 & 4
Monday
March 12th
*Crisis Team Meeting
  7:45 Jen’s Office
Tuesday
March 13th
* PTO Meeting 7:00
   Panera Bread Mtg  Room
* Kindergarten Registration
   7:30-11:30 
   Swampscott Middle School
Wednesday
March 14th
* School Committee    
   Meeting 7:00 SHS
Thursday
March 15th
* Kindergarten Registration
   7:30-11:30 
   Swampscott Middle  School
* Early Release Day
   12:30 Dismissal Lunch Served
    Professional Development Day
   Teachers K-12
Friday
March 16th
* Coffee with the Principal
   8:30 All Purpose Room
* Irish Step Dancers
   11:00 All Purpose Room
Tuesday
March 20th
* Kindergarten Registration
   1:00-4:00 
   Swampscott Middle School

Wednesday
March 21st
* Off-Site Evacuation Drill
   More info to come soon.

Thursday
March 22nd
* Evening Parent Teacher Conf.
   5:00- 8:00

Friday
March 23rd
* Clarke Shark Huddle
   “A Tribute to Ms. Gotlib”
* Regional Spelling Bee
   Lynn Memorial Auditorium
   6:00
Wednesday
March 28th
* Early Release Day
   12:30 Dismissal
   Afternoon Parent Teacher Conf.
   1:00-4:00
* School Committee   
   Meeting 7:00 SHS
Thursday
March 29th
* School Spirit Day
   “Career Day” 
   More info to come soon
Friday
March 30th
* NO SCHOOL Good Friday


Clarke School Celebrates
Read Across America 2018
Read Across America is an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association that began in 1997. One part of the project is National Read Across America Day, an observance in the United States held on the school day closest to March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Each year at the beginning of March, school children kick off National Reading Month by celebrating the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss.

Friday, March 2nd: To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday we will have read a t-shirt day. Wear a shirt others can read.

To kick off our March literacy celebration, Mrs. Hunt will read her favorite Dr. Seuss book to all of the students.

Monday, March 5th:  The Cat In the Hat”
Wear your favorite or silliest hat.

Tuesday, March 6th: “Fox in Socks”                                                               
Wear silly or mismatched socks.

Wednesday, March 7th: “Wacky Wednesday”
Let’s get silly. Wear your clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatched.

Thursday, March 8th: “Green Eggs and Ham”
Wear the color green.

Friday, March 9th: “If I Ran the Zoo
                                Read to your favorite stuffed animal during literacy time.

Tuesday, March 13th: Faculty “Mystery” Readers will visit classrooms and read a favorite book.



Clarke School teachers and students created a “Strive-sical, Seusical, Snack-sical Sensation!” snack shop for staff members.  Check out the Truffula Tree Treats and Green Eggs and Ham!!!  Delicious and Fun!!


    

Spring Updates

A rainbow of musical notes and memories in honor of our beloved Music teacher Ms. Gotlib. Forever in our hearts! Below are ...