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Message from Interim Superintendent Kwong

posted Dec 21, 2018, 6:11 AM by Deidre Runge

Metheun Public Schools

Good evening Methuen Public School Families,

I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a peaceful holiday vacation! It has been a very busy Fall and it's hard to believe that we are entering 2019! 

I would also like you all to be aware that due to various staff vacation schedules, all five school offices will be closed from December 24th -January 1st and will reopen on January 2, 2019 when school resumes.  Our central administration building and offices will be open December 26th -December 31st but please call (978) 722-6001 to make sure staff is available if you need assistance. 

The last announcement is about Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 school year. We are hosting an Kindergarten Information Night on January 10 at 6pm in the Timony Auditorium to go over general Kindergarten information and we will discuss the online registration process as well.  Please spread the word to any neighbors who may have kindergarten aged students! 

Thank you and again Happy Holidays! 

Brandi Kwong

Interim Superintendent 

bikwong@methuen.k12.ma.us

Monthly Newsletter (Student Mental Health, SEL & PBIS)

posted Dec 3, 2018, 11:28 AM by Deidre Runge   [ updated Jan 16, 2019, 9:20 AM ]

I am sending our district December monthly newsletter that focuses on student mental health, SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) in the Methuen Public Schools. I hope you take a moment to review the newsletter as there are many wonderful supports and programs in all of our schools to support every student. The newsletter includes contact information, links to web pages, and other helpful programming details. On the second page, there is contact information regarding an opportunity for parents to join our Mental Health Parent and Student Advisory Council right now. We hope you find this newsletter informational and helpful. 


Thank you.

Have a great night.


Brandi Kwong, Ed.D.

Interim Superintendent

ACADEMIC BOWL 18-19 SCHEDULE

posted Nov 9, 2018, 4:59 AM by Deidre Runge

Dates: There will be four matches with all four schools that the Timony, Tenney, Marsh and CGS will host and one final match with all four schools in the evening at Methuen High School. Parents will be responsible for transportation.            

Thursday October 25th                       3:00-5:00 pm hosted by Marsh

Wednesday December 5th                  5:30-7:30 pm hosted by CGS

Tuesday March 5th                             3:00-5:00 pm hosted by Timony

Thursday April 25th                           5:30-7:30 pm hosted by Tenney

Final match: Tuesday June 4th           6-8pm hosted by MHS

Format: Matches will be 2 hours with 1 hour dedicated to a team challenge to create, build, or complete an obstacle and 1 hour for Jeopardy style questions in 4 categories: STEM, Humanities, The Arts, and Potpourri. While 7th grade is competing in the Team Challenge, the 8th grade will be competing in the Jeopardy round and then they will switch.

 Scoring: There will be judges for both the Jeopardy rounds and the Team Challenge using a rubric to calculate team points for correct answers and team points for completing the Team Challenge (partial points may be accrued for Team Challenge as there will be multiple scoring categories) Each 7th grade and 8th grade team will enter the Final Match with a set number of total points and there will be one 7th grade team champion and one 8th grade team champion.

 Parent/guardian/student participation: All parents/guardians and all students  are welcome to watch the Jeopardy rounds at all matches in the auditorium of the host school. Parents/guardians and other students will not be allowed in for the Team Challenge. There will be judges in the host cafeteria and it will be timed so we cannot have spectators in the cafeteria.

 All advisors are aware of the match dates, format, and what teams need to practice and will be communicating this to their teams if they haven’t already done so.

Timony advisor:         TBD                            Marsh advisor:            Fernando Mancini

CGS advisor:              Heather Jones             Tenney advisor:          Kathy Bodenrader

 

A Message re: COMMUNICATION

posted Oct 19, 2018, 6:00 AM by Deidre Runge   [ updated Oct 19, 2018, 7:38 AM ]

Dear Parents and Guardians of Methuen Public School Students,


Increasing communication with families is a ongoing goal for our district. I want to take this opportunity to share with you that each month, I will be emailing a Parent's Newsletter that provides information and links about a specific topic.  The first newsletter focuses on School/Home Communication.


Our district continues to seek ways to communicate with families and provide as much transparency as possible. The newsletter includes specific details about our methods of communication which include weekly emails from principals, phone calls, twitter messages, website announcements, calendar updates, and the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.


I also would like to take this opportunity to state that Facebook is not one of our platforms for communicating.  We are increasingly troubled that inaccurate information is posted and circulated among our Methuen families causing unnecessary stress and often anger among families.  The newsletter provides resources to help families get accurate information.  We will continue to increase our communication via these tools with the hopes of strengthening the school/home partnership that needs to be in place to enhance student success.  


If at any time you have a question that you need answered, please don't hesitate to contact via phone and/email the appropriate staff listed below on the District Administration webpage or through the school website. 


District Administrators
CGS Website

Marsh Website

Tenney Website

Timony Website

MHS Website


Please see the attached Newsletter and other COMMUNICATIONS to parents from the Superintendents' Office. 


Sincerely,
Brandi L. Kwong, Ed.D.
Interim Superintendent

Program Assistant Job Fair 9/25/18

posted Sep 17, 2018, 7:33 AM by Deidre Runge   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 6:21 AM ]

Program Assistant Job Fair

September 25th at Central School

10AM-1PM


We have several Program Assistant positions available for the upcoming school year working with students with disabilities. If you are interested in working with kids in pre-k through 12, want to work school hours and want to be part of a wonderful team then you should apply!


You should bring an updated copy of your resume with you on September 25th. You will be interviewed onsite. A list of available positions will be available at the job fair.


If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Ingrassia at ceingrassia@methuen.k12.ma.us.

Program Assistant Job Fair

posted Jul 24, 2018, 7:07 AM by Deidre Runge

Program Assistant Job Fair

August 2nd at the Tenney Grammar School

10AM-2PM


We have several Program Assistant positions available for the upcoming school year working with students with disabilities. If you are interested please see the job fair Flyer

Kindergarten August Events and Activities

posted Jul 24, 2018, 6:55 AM by Deidre Runge   [ updated Jul 24, 2018, 6:57 AM ]

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​Welcome all Incoming Kindergarten families! Please read the email message that was sent out on July 17, 2018 all families who have completed the registration process or are currently in process after proving residency.

Band/Chorus Schedules for 18/19 School Year grades 5-8

posted Jul 24, 2018, 6:52 AM by Deidre Runge   [ updated Jul 25, 2018, 12:24 PM ]

To incoming grades 6, 7, and 8 students and parents about band/chorus schedules for 18-19 school year - please read the email message that went out on July 23, 2018.  

To incoming grade 5 students and parents - please read the email message that was sent out on July 23, 2018 about upper school schedules and band/chorus sing-ups.
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FY'19 budget is approved!

posted Jul 23, 2018, 11:43 AM by Deidre Runge

We are happy to announce that at 8:34pm tonight the Methuen Public Schools budget was approved.  The approved budget is posted here and the Superintendent will follow up throughout the month with updates.  Please watch for these updates in the Recent Announcements listing below.  Again, the Methuen Public Schools Budget is now approved!

SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM - COMIDAS DE VERANO

posted May 23, 2018, 6:27 AM by Deidre Runge   [ updated Jun 20, 2018, 11:32 AM ]

Please see the entire Notice attached.

Methuen Public School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

Tenney Street Park

141 Tenney Street

Methuen, MA 01844

Breakfast:  8:30 am to 10:00 am

Lunch:  11:30 am to 12:30 pm


El Distrito de las Escuelas Públicas de Methuen está participando en el Programa de Verano de Servicios de Comidas. Las comidas serán proveídas a todos los niños sin cobrar y son iguales para todos los niños sin tener en cuenta la raza, el color, la nacionalidad, el sexo, la edad o la invalidez, y no habrá discriminación en el curso del servicio de Alimento. Las comidas serán proveídas en los sitios y horarios siguientes: [Listar todos los sitios y los horarios del comienzo y final de servicio de comidas para cada sitio]

Parque de Tenney Street

141 Tenney Street

Methuen, MA 01844

Desayuno:  8:30 am a 10:00 am

Almuerzo:  11:30 am a 12:30 pm

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