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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.

June 18, 2017

posted Jun 16, 2017, 11:53 AM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

 Hello Tenney families. This is Mary Beth Donovan with our last call of the school year! If your child has medications in our nurses' office,please know you have until the end of the school day Tuesday - which is a half day - to pick them up. We cannot store any medications over the summer.  Monday is a full day of school and Tuesday is a half day. On Tuesday we will dismiss upper school at 11:15 and lower at 11:45.  On behalf of the entire Tenney staff,thank you for a great year, your partnership and we hope to see you at the many programs housed at the Tenney this summer. Please check out the Tenney Grammar PTO page over the summer,  Methuen Public Schools web page or follow us on  Twitter for updates and have a safe, happy and reading-filled summer!

June 15 Call

posted Jun 15, 2017, 11:38 AM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

Hello Tenney families, this is Mary Beth Donovan from the Tenney calling with some important news! Tomorrow we say goodbye to our eighth graders at our final assembly. We  have much to celebrate and to accommodate our guests, our Upper School parking lot will be closed until just after 8:30 am.  If you are attending the assembly,  please know that we have planned to make sure there is room for everyone who has a ticket.  There is no need to line up too early. Doors open at 8:50 and only ticketed guests will be admitted. 
And to our kindergarten families - thank you for a great year. We hope you have a wonderful summer and can't wait to see you next year. And please remember school ends on Tuesday, June 20 with a half day. Upper school dismisses at 11:15 and lower at 11:45.

June 11, 2017 Call

posted Jun 9, 2017, 12:53 PM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

Hi Tenney parents, this is Mary Beth Donovan Supervising principal with your Sunday night call. This is a week to celebrate the end of another great year at our school. We have Fun Day hosted by our PTO Monday for upper, Tuesday for lower school. Parents, we expect sun both days, so please make sure your child has sun screen on and a hat. Also,  they can bring softballs, beach balls, etc if they would like. We have several field trips planned and of course, Friday is our  Final Assembly for our eighth graders. The ceremony starts at 9:15 am and we expect lots of traffic around our school as we mark our 8th graders transition to high school.  We look forward to a community celebration!

For Future Ranger Athletes

posted Jun 6, 2017, 11:21 AM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

All incoming freshman who are interested in playing a sport at Methuen High School are invited to attend our Athletic Information Night on Tuesday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium.

Incoming student-athletes will be able to sign up for a fall sport, meet our Varsity Coaches and learn more about athletics at MHS. Incoming freshman and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend this event.

For those families who are unable to attend, please complete the Fall Athletic Sign Up Form via this link:

June 4 Call

posted Jun 2, 2017, 1:04 PM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

Hello Tenney families, this is Mary Beth Donovan, supervising principal with the first Sunday night call for June. The school year is almost over! This week, we hope everyone will join in the fun during Spirit Week! Every day has a theme  - check out the fliers we sent home and the Tenney Grammar School PTO website - and send in a non-perishable  food item or a dollar to help us in our efforts to stock our food pantry.  Our Chorus Concert is set for Wednesday at 7 pm in our auditorium, the city-wide Academic Bowl is Thursday at 6:30 pm in the Methuen High Auditorium (our Team Hogwarts will represent the Tenney!) and folks from the Nevins library will be visiting our classes to talk about summer reading programs.
We may be nearing the end of the  school year, but we are still working hard on learning. Here's to a great week ahead.

NBA 2K Video Game Tournament

posted May 31, 2017, 3:29 AM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

Tonight  (May 31) , our gamers take on the ultimate challenge! Students will compete on X-Box and PS4s in the NBA Video Game Tournament. Come watch, enjoy some food and support our 8th graders. The fun begins at 5 pm. Admission is $5.

May 25 call

posted May 25, 2017, 12:33 PM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

Hello Tenny families, this is Mary Beth Donovan with a quick Thursday night call. Tomorrow, May 26 is a half day. Upper school dismisses at 11:15, lower at 11:45 am.  We will be serving brunch. And it our last Half Day Hat Day. For $1, your child can wear a hat all day and you will be supporting our fabulous PTO and plans for the end of the year Fun Day.
On Monday hope to see you along the parade route as our city and our Tenney Peer Leaders  remember  those who gave their lives in service to our country in the annual Memorial Day Parade. And because of Memorial Day, there will be no school Monday. 

Launch and dine

posted May 23, 2017, 4:09 PM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

Check out two ways to have fun and support our students  in the attached fliers below!

May 21 Call

posted May 19, 2017, 1:09 PM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

Hi Tenney families,

This is Mary Beth Donovan with your Sunday night call.  Just a few things : On Tuesday and Wednesday, our Grade 5 and 8 students take MCAS science.  We have had such great attendance, punctuality and effort. I am very proud of our students and staff  for their MCAS testing attitude. We will finish strong. Friday is a half day.  Upper school dismissal is 11:15; Lower 11:45. And half day means Hat Day!  Your child can wear a hat all day long with a $1 donation to the PTO. It's the last Half Day Hat Day of the year and all the money raised will support our Fun Days set for June.
And a reminder. No school next Monday as we mark Memorial Day and those who died while serving in our country's armed forces.

May 16 Tuesday Night Call

posted May 16, 2017, 12:53 PM by Mary Beth Donovan-Grassi

Hi Tenney families, this is Mary Beth Donovan with a call on this lovely Tuesday night!  A few important things: MCAS continues tomorrow for our 3rd and 7th graders. Tomorrow, they take the second and last math test. And Thursday and Friday our 4th and 8th graders  take the math tests on computers, which is a first for our school. Parents,  you have done a great job getting your children to school on time on testing days and ready to show what they know. Thank you so much for that and I know you will keep up the good work! And speaking of good work, our fabulous PTO  meets Thursday night at 7 in our staff lounge. It's time to elect the officers for next year.  If your child has gone on a field trip, been treated to breakfast during MCAS testing, is looking forward to Fun Day, it's because the PTO has made these things happen.  You are invited to be part of this wonderful, caring community. I hope to see you Thursday night. And finally, our Upper School will host a mini Relay for Life Friday afternoon to raise awareness for cancer research and honor those who have battled cancer. If your child would like to make a $1 donation, we will send it to the city-wide Relay for Life held this weekend. 

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