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ConnectEd 10/15

posted Oct 16, 2017, 5:51 AM by Mary Jean Fawcett

Good evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.
A couple of reminders for this upcoming week.
The PTO will be sponsoring the school store at lunchtime on Tuesday, October 17th for grades 1. 2. and 3 and on Wednesday, October 18th for grades 4-8.
The Student Council is sponsoring a Spirit Day on Friday, October 20th.  Students can wear their favorite team's shirt.
Along with progress reports going home on Friday, October 20th, we are also sending a Census Verification Form home.  Please review the information on the form, make any corrections necessary and sent it back to school with your child.  We want to be sure the information in our computer system is accurate.
Finally, please join us at the PTO Fall Festival, Saturday, October 21st here at the Marsh from 10:00-2:00.  It should be a fun  fall day.
Enjoy the rest of the evening.  

ConnectEd 10/8

posted Oct 10, 2017, 5:55 AM by Mary Jean Fawcett

Good evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.

A couple of reminders for this upcoming week:

There is no school on Columbus Day, Monday, October 9th.

School pictures are scheduled for all grades on Friday, October 13th.  Be sure to bring your smiles.

Also, for upper school parents, we are planning a 20 Plus Book Club event this spring to celebrate our upper school readers' accomplishments.  Parents, we hope you will encourage your child to participate as ALL our students can qualify for this opportunity.  We look forward to celebrating our readers and promise to share more information about the event we are planning in the near future.

And, as always, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us here at school.

Enjoy the rest of the evening.  

ConnectEd 9/24

posted Sep 25, 2017, 5:25 AM by Mary Jean Fawcett

Good evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.

Just a few reminders for this upcoming week:

On Tuesday, September 26th the school store will be open for students in Grades 1-3 at lunch time and on Wednesday, September 27th the school store will be open for students in Grades 4-8 at lunch time.

Friday, September 29th is an early release day.  Upper school students will be dismissed at 11:15 and lower school students will be dismissed at 11:45.

Finally, all PTO fundraiser orders should be returned by Wednesday, September 27th.

Enjoy the rest of the evening.  

ConnectEd 9/17

posted Sep 18, 2017, 9:53 AM by Mary Jean Fawcett

Good evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.

The Marsh PTO will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00 pm in the school auditorium.  Parents are invited to attend.  And a reminder to everyone that Wednesday's are "Spirit Days" so show your Marsh spirit and wear your spirit wear.

Also, a reminder for parents, especially parents new to the district - Superintendent Scannell in conjunction with Methuen Police Lieutenant Joseph Aiello will be holding a district wide informational night about the school district's safety procedures and protocols.  This meeting is for parents of students in grades PreK-12.  This yearly presentation will be held at the Timony Grammar School Auditorium on Wednesday, September 20th.  Start time is 6:00 pm.

Enjoy the rest of the evening.

ConnectEd Message 9/10

posted Sep 11, 2017, 1:02 PM by Mary Jean Fawcett

Good evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.

Just a couple of reminders about events occurring this week.
On Wednesday, September 13th the Marsh PTO will kick off their annual fundraiser.  Information will be coming home on Wednesday afternoon.

Also, we are happy to announce that the highly successful district wide Girl Talk after school program will be starting up again on Wednesday, September 13th from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Marsh Grammar School - meetings will be held twice monthly.  This program is for upper school girls district wide.  Please call Stacy Coletti at 781-718-2962 for information or questions.

Enjoy the rest of the evening.

ConnectEd Message 9/3

posted Sep 5, 2017, 6:32 AM by Mary Jean Fawcett

Good evening. This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Acting Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.  It was a great opening week of school.

A few reminders for this upcoming week:
There is no school on Monday, September 4th
Please return emergency cards and lunch applications to your child's classroom teacher.
First day for preschool and kindergarten classes is Tuesday, September 5th

Cheryl Mancini, the district Fine Arts Director, is having an informational Grade 7 and 8 parent meeting, Tuesday, September 5th at 6:00 pm at the Timony Grammar School Auditorium.  She will be discussing the fine arts offerings and the schedule.

Have a great evening.  

ConnectEd Message 8/31/17

posted Aug 31, 2017, 6:27 AM by Mary Jean Fawcett

Good morning.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Acting Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.  I'm just calling to inform you that we just completed a practice fire drill at the school. Everyone did an excellent job.

I would also like to remind you that today is an early release day (1/2 day of school) and there is no school tomorrow, Friday, September 1st. 

ConnectEd Message - August 23, 2017

posted Aug 23, 2017, 2:47 PM by Mary Jean Fawcett

Good evening.  This is Mary Jean Fawcett, Acting Supervising Principal of the Marsh Grammar School.  I hope you all have had an enjoyable summer and are looking forward to the opening of school.  I have several announcements to share with you this evening.

Kindergarten Open House will be held on Monday, August 28th at 9:30 AM for students assigned to Ms. Brouder, Ms. Harris and Ms. Jerz and at 11:00 AM for students assigned to Ms. Becotte, Ms. DeZenzo and Ms. Reitano
Lower School Open House will be held on Monday, August 28th for Grades 1-4 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.
Upper School Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 29th for Grades 5-8 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.  Mr. Marino will meet briefly with Upper School parents in the auditorium at 4:30 PM for those of you who are able to attend.  He would also like to meet with 8th grade parents at 4:45 PM to have a short discussion regarding end of year activities for 8th grade students.

Bus routes have been posted on the Methuen  Public Schools website.  Please check them out and if you notice a missing stop, please email Colleen McCarthy at cnmccarthy@methuen.k12.ma.us. Emails are the most efficient way to communicate this information.  As always, at the beginning of school, the buses tend to run slowly, so please be patient.

Finally, for those families who were receiving
 free or reduced price meals for the 2016-2017 school year, you must submit a new application for this school year by October 12th.  Applications will be sent home with students in their first day packets.  Applications may also be submitted online by going to the Methuen Public Schools website and clicking on Food Service Department.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer vacation!


Sunday ConnectEd - 6/25

posted Jun 21, 2017, 8:40 AM by snsierpina@methuen.k12.ma.us

Good evening, this is Stephen Sierpina, supervising principal of the Marsh Grammar School.  I hope you’re all enjoying the weekend and the start of summer vacation.  As some of you may know, I am leaving the Marsh in order to take a principal position in another district.  I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your help and support over the past 4 years.  The Marsh is a special place thanks to the wonderful students, parents, and staff.  I have loved my time here and will certainly miss everything about our school community.  I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.  Thanks again and have a wonderful summer! 

 Buenas noches, este es Stephen Sierpina, director de supervisión de la Escuela de Gramática Marsh. Espero que todos estén disfrutando el fin de semana y el comienzo de las vacaciones de verano. Como algunos de ustedes saben, estoy dejando el pantano para tomar una posición principal en otro distrito. Quiero aprovechar esta oportunidad para agradecer a todos por su ayuda y apoyo durante los últimos 4 años. El Marsh es un lugar especial gracias a los maravillosos estudiantes, padres y personal. He amado mi tiempo aquí y sin duda perderé todo sobre nuestra comunidad escolar. Le deseo todo lo mejor en sus futuros esfuerzos. Gracias de nuevo y tener un verano maravilloso!

Sunday ConnectEd - 6/18

posted Jun 16, 2017, 6:44 AM by snsierpina@methuen.k12.ma.us

Good evening, this is Stephen Sierpina, supervising principal of the Marsh Grammar School.  I hope you’re all enjoying the weekend.  I’d like to keep everyone informed of what is happening at the Marsh and throughout the district.  I just want to remind everyone that Tuesday, June 20 is the last day of school for all students and it will be an early release day.  Also, if you have an outstanding balance on your school lunch account, please be sure to pay it before the students leave for the summer.  Please visit the Methuen Public Schools website and the Marsh website for all important information.  As always, if you have any questions, please contact the school at 978-722-9077.  Thank you and have a great evening.

 Buenas noches, este es Stephen Sierpina, director de supervisión de la Escuela de Gramática Marsh. Espero que disfruten del fin de semana. Me gustaría mantener a todos informados de lo que está sucediendo en el pantano y en todo el distrito. Sólo quiero recordarles a todos que el martes 20 de junio es el último día de clases para todos los estudiantes y que será un día de lanzamiento temprano. Además, si tiene un saldo pendiente en su cuenta de almuerzo escolar, asegúrese de pagar antes de que los estudiantes se vayan para el verano. Visite el sitio web de las Escuelas Públicas de Methuen y el sitio web de Marsh para obtener toda la información importante. Como siempre, si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la escuela al 978-722-9077. Gracias y tienen una gran noche.

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