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Weekly Updates February 5th

Take a look at the minutes from our January 17th Meeting.

Next PTG General Meeting is Tuesday, February 26th. We have FREE CHILDCARE to make it easier for parents to attend.


WINTERFEST was a huge Success!- Last Friday, the McGlynn community came together for a night of fun at Winterfest. Families enjoyed twister, drawful, freeze dance, crafts, and even taping Mrs. Guarino to the wall, all while raising nearly $700 for student enrichment. This would not have been possible without all the community members willing to volunteer their time both before and during the event. A big thanks to everyone who came together to make this event happen! Check out pictures from the event and from the photo booth.

First McGlynn Elementary Read-a-thon - Last week our students READ LIKE CRAZY for the First Annual Read-a-thon. This week students who participated should collect funds for their sponsors to be turned in by February 8th. Students do not need to raise money to participate and earn great prizes including the opportunity to attend an award ceremony with the Mayor. A big thanks to Sharon Tomasulo and Mrs. Collins for taking on the Read-a-thon for the McGlynn! If you have any Read-a-thon questions, please reach out to Sharon

Scholastic Book Fair- This years Scholastic Book Fair will be from March 1st - 8th with Family Night on March 5th from 6-8pm. We are currently recruiting volunteers. If you have some time, please fill out the Book Fair Volunteer Form. If you have questions, please reach out to Sharon (

World's Finest Chocolates- Currently, the PTG is selling the World's Finest Chocolate Bars. We are selling both $1 and $2 bars in a variety of flavors and will fill orders weekly through the end of March. If you haven't received an order form, please reach out to Renee Hanley (

Sky Zone Fundraiser- On February 13th from 3-8pm, bring your students to Jump for the McGlynn at Sky Zone and help raise funds for student enrichment!

Harlem Wizards Game- The Medford Elementary City-Wide PTO is bringing the Harlem Wizards to town. On March 13th at 7pm, the Wizards will play the Medford All Stars, a team of teachers from all four Medford Elementary Schools. From the McGlynn we will have Mr. Petrelis, Mr. G.S., Mrs. Bello, Ms. O'brien, and Ms. Hunt. You can order tickets online at


Field Trips- The PTG enrichment team has been hard at work making sure that each grade gets at least one field trip this year. This is what we've got planned so far:

Kindergarten: Medford Fire Station, Drumlin Farms

1st Grade: Smolak Farms, Acton Discovery Museum

2nd Grade: Rosie Revere, Engineer at the Lynn Auditorium

3rd Grade: Museum of Science, Plymouth Plantation, Lexington Symphony

4th Grade: Still planning… Possibility the Harvard Natural History Museum

5th Grade: Royal House, Still Planning

In-School Presentations- The PTG Enrichment team has also been working on in-school presentations for each grade. This what has been planned so far:

Kindergarten: Owl Presentation

1st Grade: High Tech Touch “Reason for the Season”

2nd Grade: Dance Caliente

3rd Grade: Mystic River Organization

4th Grade: Still planning… Possibility Mystic River Watershed Association

5th Grade: Still planning… Possibility Mystic River Watershed Association


Calendar Update- Tuesday, March 12th will be a Professional Development Day for teachers. There will be no school for students. We are continuously updating our McGlynn PTG 2018-2019 Schedule. You can check it out online via the link above or on our bulletin board in the PTG Room at the school. If you use Google Calendar you can subscribe to the McGlynn Elementary Google PTG Calendar.

HELP WANTED - AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM - The PTG is looking to expand the After School Program, but we need parent volunteers. This Fall, we piloted the "Escape the Classroom" Math Club. This Spring, we hope to add 2-3 programs. In order to do so, we need parent volunteers. If you have 2 hours a week during the afternoon for a 6-8 week period, please email

Community Engagement

Teacher-Driven Project Grants- At the last PTG general meeting, we voted to approve a grant for math games for Ms. O'Brien's class. Check out the students enjoying the new games!

Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention Assessment of McGlynn Elementary- Recently, the Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention Assessment reported to the the School Committee on the assessment done on the social and emotional climate of the McGlynn Middle and Elementary Schools. Check out the article about it in the Medford Wicked Local.

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