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Book Fair Begins

Next week is Book Fair at the Tenney.  Our media center teachers are hosting the event which runs  each day. Parents are invited to attend during Parent Conferences.

Information on 2018-2019 class assignments

posted Jun 19, 2018, 1:23 PM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

 Hello Tenney families, this is Mary Beth Donovan with some end-of-the year information.  Report cards will be handed out Friday and your child's teacher for next year will not be listed on the card. Instead, you'll see that the student ID number has been highlighted. Please take note of  that number, which most of our students know as their lunch number. The last week of July, we will make a connect ed call to tell you class lists have been posted on our school web page. You'll need to know your child's student ID number to find his assignment. as we will not list student names.
Also, Friday is a full day of school, lunch provided, and we will also host Move Up assemblies by grade levels, not by individual classrooms. And, thank you for remembering that Friday is the last day to pick up any medicine from our nurses' office. We cannot hold medication over the summer.
Thank you for your understanding and support. We look forward to sharing the last few days of the school year with our students.

Hola familias Tenney, esta es Mary Beth Donovan con información de fin de año. Las libretas de calificaciones se entregarán el viernes y el maestro de su hijo para el próximo año no figurará en la tarjeta. En cambio, verá que el número de identificación del estudiante ha sido resaltado. Tome nota de ese número, que la mayoría de nuestros estudiantes conocen como su número de almuerzo. La última semana de julio, haremos una llamada conectada para informarle que las listas de clase se han publicado en la página web de nuestra escuela. Tendrá que saber el número de identificación de estudiante de su hijo para encontrar su tarea. ya que no enumeraremos los nombres de los estudiantes. Además, el viernes es un día completo de clases, se ofrece el almuerzo y también organizaremos asambleas de Move Up por niveles de grado, no por clases individuales. Y, gracias por recordar que el viernes es el último día para recoger cualquier medicamento de la enfermería. No podemos mantener la medicación durante el verano. Gracias por su comprensión y apoyo. Esperamos compartir los últimos días del año escolar con nuestros estudiantes.

We strike up the band at the Spinners' game!

posted Jun 11, 2018, 6:14 PM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

There are only 15 tickets left for the Lowell Spinners opening game  game  Monday evening, June 18th.  Our wonderful Grade 7 and 8 band  is playing National Anthem.  Tickets are $10 each with $2 of that donated to our band.  What a great way to start the last week of school! Contact band director Brian Filks at for details. 

June 10 Call

posted Jun 8, 2018, 8:53 AM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

Hello Tenney families, this is Mary Beth Donovan with your second-to last Sunday night phone call of the school year. 
Three  very important things:
1. If your child has medicine or inhalers in the nurses office, please make sure you pick them up by the last day of school, June 22. We cannot store any medications during the summer and anything left behind will be discarded.
2. Fun Days are Wednesday and Thursday. Check out the Tenney PTO Grammar Facebook page for details and how you can volunteer. It’s a good idea to send your child to school wearing sunscreen and a hat on Fun Day.
3. On Friday we celebrate our eighth graders with a special ceremony. Please be advised we expect to have increased traffic around our school in the morning - all for wonderful reasons.

June 3 Call

posted Jun 2, 2018, 4:01 PM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

Hi Tenney families, it is Sunday night and this is Mary Beth Donovan with your call about the week ahead.  This week our Tenney chorus performs Wednesday at 7pm. Please join us for the last performance of the year. Our visiting dentist will be at the school Wednesday and Thursday for those students whose families have filled out the paperwork. And parents of students who will be in grades 7 and 8 next year, please return the enrollment forms for Tenney Rocks the Nevins, a summer program just for our kids at the Nevins Library Friday mornings. We will read, talk books, do related activities and stay connected. The forms should be returned by Friday June 8. And the end of the school year is near. The last day of school is June 22, a full day.

New date for Acadmic Bowl

posted May 30, 2018, 6:02 AM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi   [ updated May 30, 2018, 6:33 AM ]

Because of a conflict with budget meetings,  The Academic Bowl, scheduled for June 5, will be held  June 18, 6 -8 pm at Methuen High. Mark your calendars  and join us as we challenge our teams,  play some trivia with the adults (for prizes) and end the school year with some fun.

May 27 Call

posted May 25, 2018, 11:02 AM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

Hi Tenney families, this is Mary Beth  Donovan, supervising principal, with your Sunday night call. Tomorrow we celebrate Memorial Day. There is no school as we honor those who gave all for this country. Hope to see you at the parade, starting at 10 am from the Methuen Memorial Music Hall and heading  up Broadway to the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Our Peer Leaders, Student Council and Junior National Honor Society will march and we hope to see you along the route.   We will see you Tuesday!

May 20, 2018 call

posted May 18, 2018, 1:16 PM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

Hi Tenney families,
This is Mary Beth Donovan of the Tenney with your Sunday night call. Three things about the week ahead.
1.Parents of incoming kindergarten students our Family Resource Center will be open Monday May  21 through  Thursday May 24 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm  to assist parents with in-person and on line registration services. We will have a number of computers available for your use . The Family Resource Center will also provide school based information and  community resource tables. 
We encourage all of our incoming kindergarten parents to visit us next week!!
2. Friday May 25 is a full day of school. We have Monday  May 28 off in observance of Memorial Day.
3. MCAS testing is over,except for a few makeups. Thank you to our students and staff who worked so hard, our PTO for providing breakfast for our students on testing days and our food services staff for making that happen.
See you tomorrow!

Mother's Day Call.

posted May 11, 2018, 9:55 AM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

Hello Tenney families, This is Mary Beth Donovan, supervising principal with your Sunday Night Call.
A few things:"
1. We wrap up MCAS testing this week with Grades 5 and 8 taking on Science on Wednesday and Thursday. I am so proud of our students and staff and how they have worked so hard to do the best on these tests.
2. Our PTO elections are this Thursday at 7 pm in the staff lounge.  Please come, get involved and support the folks who support our school every day!
And to our Tenney moms and all those  women in our community who love, support, nurture and protect our children - Happy Mother's Day!

April 8 call - what a great week ahead!

posted Apr 6, 2018, 2:51 PM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 2:59 PM ]

Good evening Tenney families, this is Mary Beth Donovan with your call about the week ahead at the Tenney.  First of all, thank you the students and staff in Grades 3,4,7 and 8 for the impressive  attendance and hard work put into MCAS testing. What a great start to our standardized testing. Tuesday and Wednesday our 5th and 6th graders take the ELA test and once again, our fabulous PTO will provide a supplemental breakfast to all test takers.  Also happening this week, The Methuen Scholarship Foundation Telethon  is on Tuesday and Wednesday nights on MCTV, Academic Bowl is at the Tenney  Wednesday  at 3:30,  followed by Bingo Night, 5 to 7 pm  and Thursday night, the best PTO in the world (ours) meets in our staff lounge at 7 pm.  Friday is a half day with upper school dismissed at 11:15 and lower  at 11:45.  Lunch will be served. And we have all  following week to rest up on Spring Break!  Finally, congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Marian Magnan. Your sixth grade students,past and present, and all your colleagues at the Tenney  are so lucky to work with you!

Half Day Reminder for March 29

posted Mar 28, 2018, 8:39 AM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

Hi Tenney families, this is Mary Beth Donovan, Tenney supervising principal, with a reminder that tomorrow, March 29th. Thursday is a half day. Upper School dismissal is at 11:15, upper at 11:45 am and brunch will be served. No school Friday. Have a great long weekend.

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