O'Maley Family Focus

Welcome from Principal Lynne Beattie!

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May 3, 2019 O’Maley Family Focus

Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you well. If you have it under your control, please send us warmer (and sunny) weather. If not, please join me to wish it arrives soon! :-)

MCAS Update

O’Maley is still in the midst of MCAS testing, and we will move into Math on Monday, May 6th. The schedule for remaining test sessions is:

8th Math May 6 + 7

6th Math May 8 + 9

7th Math May 10 + 13

8th STE May 14 + 15

As a reminder, if a student is absent, we will have him/her take the missed assessment at the earliest available time. We try to avoid doubling up on tests on a single day. There is no preparation needed for testing other than the learning that has already been done over the course of the year, a good night’s sleep, and a healthy breakfast.

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week!

PTO is still seeking donations for the teacher and staff brunch they are providing on Wednesday, May 8th. Please link here to donate food or funds.

Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival, May 11, 10-5

From the website: “For 11 years the Gloucester Public School District and Gloucester Education Foundation have organized this powerful community event showcasing the artistic gifts of the students in this city. The celebration features art and performances from children in every school in the Gloucester Public School District. Free and open to the public.”

O’Maley Summer Academy Sign-Ups

Once again, Ms. Allison Alves is coordinating a fantastic summer program for O’Maley Academy. This year, she has been awarded an additional grant that has allowed expansion of robotics sessions and the addition of a sixth grade transition experience. See the O’Maley Academy website for more information and to sign-up. The sessions are free to all O’Maley students.

O’Maley Academy End of the Year Boat Trip

Any student who participated in O’Maley Academy Sessions this year is welcome to join our annual boat trip on Saturday, May 25th, 9:00-12:00. Sign up here.

Information for Rising 7th and 8th Graders

Please be on the lookout over the next couple of weeks for information about next year’s courses, and options for specialist courses. As in the past, House assignments, supply lists and Chromebook distribution information (Grade 8 only) will be sent in August. Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators give careful consideration to creating student cohorts for each of our House teams and balance the groupings to ensure we are providing an equitable learning experience for all. Please be aware that there are no requests accepted for House placements, due to the numerous factors involved with student programming. If you have a question or concern about your child’s program, please contact your child’s guidance counselor or me.

O’Maley PTO - May 22nd, 5:30 p.m. at Mile Marker

Band and Chorus Concert - May 29th 6:00 p.m. in the O’Maley Auditorium

Please join us to celebrate our young performers’ talents, and all they have learned this year.

Information about other O’Maley end-of-the-year activities will be finalized and sent soon. I know it still seems far away, but in case you are planning ahead, the last day of school is June 18th, with dismissal at 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy your weekend!

Lynne Beattie, O’Maley Principal



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